As of this writing, the government is shut down. Both parties are blaming each other but the fault clearly lies with the Democrats. Republicans, with the help of a few Democrats, secured sufficient votes to pass the bill but Democrats chose to filibuster it. It looks to me that this was a deliberate political decision that has nothing to do with DACA. Even though they did it, they are blaming Republicans. They claim that it’s their fault since they control Congress.
I believe in the filibuster. It keeps the majority from running roughshod over the minority. However, the minority must use it responsibly. That is clearly not the case here. When the Republicans shut down the government (also a really stupid move) they were called arsonists, terrorists and bomb throwers. Evidently it is now something noble.
Democrats continue to amaze me with their unbelievable stupidity. I can’t understand how they can think that sabotaging the government and inconveniencing millions is a good idea. They are just like those people in New Jersey who thought that closing lanes and creating a traffic jam was a smart political move.