On SNL's Weekend Update, Colin Jost rolled a list of Republican achievements. It quickly displayed "Tax Cut Bill" and "Government Shutdown" and cut back to Jost about to sip his coffee. He had to put his coffee downand say, "That's it?".
The R's were supposed to mitigate with the D's over the last several year's some immigration reform to achieve a fair solution to the undocumented children of immigrants and also prevent excess illegal immigration. This has not been done, so the R's get credited with the Government Shutdown.
Valerie Brady Rongey, past State Party Vice-Chair tweeted that the shutdown "is an example of kids not doing their homework for 12 months and then blaming the smart kid for not letting them cheat off their test".
Froma Harrop is a columnist for for Creators.com and regularly appears in our local Columbian. Today (Sunday 01/21/18) she reports on why the GOP doesn't address immigration issues - they get more attention from the base by being able to bring it up as a national travesty and bounce the issue around as a distraction. Read her excellent op-ed