Donald Trump is threatening to force the government to shut down if he doesn't get the funding to build his godforsaken wall. Great. Let him. It's the best thing that could happen.
Look, this guy is a bully. You know it. I know it. He's not overturning Obama-era policies because he believes in anything in particular, or has any particular platform or ideology. No. He doesn't like Barack Obama. He doesn't like women. He doesn't like Mexicans. He doesn't like Lesbians, Gays, and Transvestites. He doesn't like Jews. He doesn't like Blacks. And he couldn't stand it, like a great percentage of conservative white people, that a black man was president of the United States and got to make policy, a lot of it in the form of executive orders that can be easily overturned. So, what's Trump doing? Exactly that. Overturning them so it can seem like the black dude never was in charge. You know, the guy that was an illegitimate president because he wasn't born here. He was born in "that little island in the Pacific." It's sick and disgusting. It's childish. And it's bullying to the nth degree.
So, he's doing the same thing with our lives, only the same conservative white people who think his shit doesn't stink don't mind. They think naming a conservative non-worthy judge to the Supreme Court, and bombing Syria (or was it Iran?), and sending aircraft carriers the wrong way, and threatening North Korea, and defunding environmental protections, and arts, and Planned Parenthood is great because of some crazy payback or somehow it's going to "Make America Great Again." In other words, none of it really affects them because they can't comprehend the ramifications of things that aren't necessarily right before their faces. It won't bother them until they can feel it.
But, a government shutdown. Well, even though they all want less government, they might feel a little pain in the form of a shutdown. For example, according to The New Statesman, they'll feel it if:
- They are one of 800,000 public sector employees who will be sent home without pay;
- They live in Washington D.C. and expect their garbage to be hauled away;
- They are planning to visit a US national park, museum, gallery, zoo, or landmark such as the Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument.
- They are waiting for a passport to be processed;
- They are waiting for tax refunds, government pensions, or military benefits.
My plea to Democrats is "do not in any way give in to this lunatic's demands." Instead, let this government shut down. So what? Let this guy own it. Let it blow up in his face. He has no idea how to govern, and let this be a lesson.
We can win this one way or another.
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