government shutdown
Jan 2019

“Trade a wall for AMNESTY, and there’s no purpose to having a wall.”

“I suggest everybody tune in.”

Compromises and other disasters.


NYT: Trump expanding “critical” job designations.

2:1 support for Dem plan to re-open gov’t.

When Big Brother forces you to work without pay

Jazz Shaw Jan 15, 2019 8:01 AM

Not that different from slavery, really

“Maybe [Democrats] were celebrating the shutdown.”

“He’s not going to give in.”

“It’s as bad as I’ve ever seen it.”

The can-kicking Olympics.

“The problem is, there’s no pressure yet.”

“…there have been incidents of new roads being created by motorists and the destruction of Joshua trees in recent days”

Pence: The border is a “bona-fide emergency”

Ed Morrissey Jan 08, 2019 8:41 AM

Full Ginsberg ahead of speech.

“If you don’t compromise, then why isn’t the shutdown partially your responsibility as well?”

“Democrats wanted to push their proposed spending bill without funding for the president’s proposed border wall.”

Dec 2018

Wait’ll next year!

Government shutdowns are the new abnormal

Jazz Shaw Dec 23, 2018 9:31 AM

Bring out yer dead

Where’s the sweet slat, er, spot?

The man with the plan? If so, he’s not telling us.

“That is not happening now. At all.”

“There will be a shutdown that will last for a very long time.”

“That’s what the f*** serving in Congress has come to.”

McConnell to push funding bill and punt.

Border Patrol union supports the shutdown.


He will “proudly” own the shutdown

Kennedy: Yeah, we’re gonna have a shutdown

Ed Morrissey Dec 12, 2018 12:01 PM

Trump: Obama gave $150B to Iran but I can’t have $5 for a wall?

Colonel Jessup to the red emergency phone …


Nov 2018

“Total winner”?

Shutdown showdown: Border-wall battle coming

Ed Morrissey Nov 26, 2018 10:01 AM

Swap the wall for Mueller?

Sep 2018


“It is up to me …”

Jul 2018

How to lose a shutdown showdown

Jazz Shaw Jul 30, 2018 10:41 AM

Unlike trade wars, neither fun nor easy to win, at least for Republicans

Mixed signals

Feb 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce fiscal desolation

“Pelosi has to answer to angry members of her base, and try to placate them…”

Coming up this week: More shutdown theater?

Ed Morrissey Feb 05, 2018 8:41 AM

Get ready for more political football.

Jan 2018