I THINK TRUMP’S STRATEGY IS TO LET THE SHUTDOWN LAST FOR A MONTH, THEN LAY OFF ALL THE “NONESSENTIAL PERSONNEL” WHO WEREN’T MISSED:


Kurt Schlichter: Please Don‘t Shut Down The Government, Democrats, Because That Would Be Awful (Not).

Please do it.
Here’s the thing – most of Trump supporters aren’t takers – they’re makers. They’re the people the government flunkies come to with their palms up whenever some bureaucrat wants to spend a zillion bucks studying LGBT issues among Antarctic penguins or funding the NPR’s X-rated reenactments of the Nativity. How sad are Trump’s supporters going to be if the deal is, “We don’t hand over citizenship to a bunch of people who shouldn’t be here and everyone they’re related to down to their 29th cousin three times removed, and in return, we make the government stop spending money.”
There is literally no Trump voter who will say, “Why, that’s a terrible deal! If that happens, we don’t give amnesty and we don’t spend money!”
Not one.
To the extent that a shut-down hurts some of the government’s few useful employees, like the members of our military, I eagerly look forward to Chuck n’ Nancy and the other circus freaks who make up the Democrat Capitol Crew explaining to the American people why they chose to make our men and women in uniform suffer so the Democrats can import some new ballot stuffers. “Support the troops unless we need to screw them over so we can ship in foreigners to vote for future Maryland Senator Chelsea Manning” seems like a flawed message, which is why I heartily encourage the Dems to try it out.

Kurt has a way of putting things.
Meanwhile Jim Treacher is panicking: A Government Shutdown Could Take Away Our Panda Cams!
 
h/t GR

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