Donald John Trump Sr. and his Republican allies in Congress are poised to make history.
Trump, who’s also a Republican (allegedly), and the GOP leaders on Capitol Hill well might shut down the government for the first time while the government is run by members of a single political party.
That’s right. Republicans have one of their own in the White House and they control both chamber of Congress.
They’re now poised to oversee the shuttering of many agencies within the federal government because they cannot agree with Democrats on a way to fund the federal government.
The 2013 shutdown occurred with a Democrat in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress. The split-power arrangement also was in play for previous government shutdowns.
This time it’s different. Ain’t it great? Actually, no. It isn’t. It’s a shameful demonstration of incompetence.
I won’t heap all the blame on Republicans. Democrats are a party to this ridiculous game of chicken as well. They are hanging tough on a bill that includes a remedy for the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals matter, or DACA. They are nose to nose with the GOP, which wants money to finance construction of a wall along our border with Mexico.
Back to my original point.
We’re quite possibly seeing history in the making.
It makes me ashamed of my government that might lead us to this ridiculous moment.