Michael Tanner put in writing what I’ve been thinking.My friends are po’d at Boehner and McConnell. Cussing this, kicking that, but here’s the deal someone needs to look at the long game. Republicans will always lose these short games of chicken. Always. The press is not on their side and those are the people with the narrative.
Washington is sooooooooo complex it gives the press full leeway to explain things as simply as possible.
“OMG – DHS is going to be unfunded because Republicans don’t want to fund Obama’s latest immigration plan!!!!”
But two things….
1) from Michael Tanner – we should be defunding DHS and getting rid of the whole thing. How best to do that? I don’t have a clue, but theoretically those in charge could if they considered it.
2) How on earth can there be in this budget a big piece to be unfunded to NOT deport illegals immigrants? That doesn’t make even a little sense, yet that’s how it’s presented. I suspect if the presentation was more about creating a new bureaucracy to fund new green cards and pass out refunds and past due relief checks the argument has a chance.
If you can’t do that, you cannot win, so let it go.
Instead, start trying to change the narrative. Not about cutting taxes for the rich but reducing the size of government.