Sammy Sofa wrote:CyHawk_Cub wrote:Can someone help me out and explain this to me? I keep seeing takes like this; e.g. McTurtle made committments that he MUST keep; GOP will look bad if they don't follow-through. In what horsefeathering world? The GOP doesn't give a horsefeathers. Did Merrick Garland not happen? Am I imagining that it did?
In the end, I'm most of the way there in agreeing w/ Nate Silver that this likely won't have a big impact on the midterms (as with previous shutdowns). HOWEVER, I'm mindful of the possible impact the appearance of Dems caving on DACA could have on grassroots energy (no liberal I know believes McTurtle for a second, so to them, Dems are caving). All I have are worthless anecdotes when it comes to that, but I'd be lying if I said I have zero concerns. We're in a different world now, I think.
Yeah, this won't have much to do with the elections, but just in terms of standing up to the Republicans the Democrats got kicked in the horsefeathering taint. Mitch doesn't have to do a damn thing they want and he knows it and was all but singing about it with the language he was using.