- Apr 28, 2015
- Reaction score
- Third Coast
- Political Leaning
Without President Donald Trump to worry about, a bipartisan deal would likely sail through Congress to fund the government ahead of the holidays. But with Trump fueling the border wall brinkmanship, everyone in the Capitol has basically stopped talking.
The House and Senate left town Thursday with no strategy to avert a partial government shutdown next week, putting Congress on the brink of an intractable conflict that could drag out through New Year’s Day — furloughing hundreds of thousands of workers and costing taxpayers millions.
Source: (Politico) 'There's no plan': Congress skips town as shutdown nears
Congress has flown the coop!
If I had to hazard a guess, we're heading into a shutdown. And perhaps a prolonged one.
And when capitulation occurs, it will set the political course for the next two years. I expect Trump will cling to the end, not giving-in. He knows his political future is at stake. If he gives-in, he loses a part of his base - a base he cannot afford to lose any of. If Trump cooperates or negotiates, it will be sold by him as a position of power win. It's his only choice.