One step forward, one step back was the theme of the day in Shutdown City. There was an attempt by Leader Reid to introduce a debt limit hike in the Senate, but it was filibustered by the Republicans. Negotiations, however, are ongoing, and Chinless Mitch has finally decided to stop cowering under his bed and to resume his role as Minority Leader.
In short, there’s nothing major to mock today and my boy Tommy has already kicked some trucker ass, so I’ll report on the important news in my household:LSU Tigers 17 Florida Gators 6. I genuinely “sports hate” the Gators and their rowdy obnoxious fans so beating them is always a big event.
The impact of the shutdown is really hitting home and hurting people so it’s time for the Republicans to cut their losses and end this manufactured crisis before more damage is done. It’s time for them to heed the words of Michael Penn (yeah, I know he’s Sean’s brother, deal with it, y’all) and Try: