Senate republicans have caved and agreed to a funding extension through December 3rd. They’ll cave again after that. As I said the other day, Senate Republicans are trash but they’re probably not stupid enough to shut down the government and let it be used against them in the 2022 midterms.
So why did Senate Republicans even bother with the brinksmanship? They were surely hoping the Democrats would flinch and give them something in exchange for not shutting it down. But that didn’t happen, so the Republicans simply caved, because they were never going to just shut it down.
So why are Senate Republicans planning to try again in December? Frankly, they’re hoping YOU’LL panic and yell at the Democrats to give them something in exchange for not shutting everything down. The Democrats are standing strong as usual. You just have to do the same.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report