Trump owns the shutdown. And Trump will pay the political price.
Trump said he would be “proud” to shut down the government.
Trump said he would not blame the Democrats.
Trump said (before becoming president) that shutdowns are always the fault of the president.
Trump’s party control the presidency, House and Senate.
They even had a deal. Senate passed it unanimously. Trump had even agreed to the deal. But then, boo hoo, wacko extremist right-wing rabble rousers (Limbaugh, Ingraham, Coulter, Fox & friends) scolded him and he gave in like a little baby and Paul Ryan surrendered his supposedly separate and co-equal House (along with whatever is left of his balls) to the Trump tantrum. We now have a presidency run by talk show idiots.
More Republicans in the impoverished red states that their party has bankrupted are on the SNAP “food stamps” (nowadays EBT cards) and TANF support that will soon stop getting paid.
More Republican midwestern farmers will soon start losing farm subsidies in red states.
More Republican ranchers near the border fear that Trump eminent domain will seize their properties to build a wall that will block their access to the Rio Grande (wait until you see REPUBLICAN conservative ranchers in a riot that makes the Bundy standoff look like a picnic).
Trump owns this shutdown and it will be what causes REPUBLICANS to turn on him.
April 11, 2017