The public will blame the GOP, too.
"...The survey finds 53% of Americans would blame the Republicans in Congress if the department must shut down, while 30% would blame President Barack Obama. Another 13% say both deserve the blame..."
Poll: Blame for DHS shutdown would fall to GOP - CNN.com
Poll: Keeping DHS Open More Important Than Opposing Obama On Immigration
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
One of you will end up here next!
Abortion is to the Department of Defense.
This is the argument you're seriously making?
The GOP is trying to utilize their constitutionally vested power of the purse to deal with the potential funding of the cabinet department that oversees the vast majority of immigration related issues with the government.
The President has used his constitutionally vested power to it's fullest to direct his various executive agencies to use the funds provided by them in congress in ways that are UNQUESTIONABLY contrary to the implied or stated will of the Congress. As such, they are using their constitutionally vested power to it's fullest to deny said agencies the funds to enact those things.
This isn't a case of tying some completely unrelated political issue to the budget. This is relating to a specific issue that the specific agency who's funds are being debated is charged with handling. To compare this to holding up a budget for the Department of Defense about Abortion is RIDICULOUS.
What would be more accurate would be wondering what someone's response would be to Democrats attaching requirements for a withdrawal timeline to a bill funding the Department of Defense's endeavors in a war...you know, like was discussed back in 2006.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.