I don't get it. I really don't get it. I super-duper don't get it.
So we spend money on people to get barricades to shut down a war memorial that didn't require any personnel to begin with? This wouldn't be political theater, would it?
Believe it or not, I'm not for government shutdown. But I am for lots and lots of reform. You tell me that there isn't a ton of wasteful crap that doesn't need to be running, there isn't any middle management or unnecessary spending? We have to go right after things like War memorials?
But Republicans, while they may be doing the right thing, can't explain themselves out of a wet paper bag. Let me let you GOP members in on a little secret. A country caught up in the going ons of Honey Boo Boo is not going to have the basics down when it comes to laws and politics, let alone economics. Don't talk to the people like they are four year olds, but do start explaining things on a basic level. Tell the people the why's and the consequences in non-beltway terms. What you are trying to accomplish and why it's a benefit to the country. Don't assume when you say terms like "CR" that everyone that needs to know that means "Continuing Resolution" knows it. And then don't assume they understand what a "Continuing Resolution" means.
Democrats use terms like "extremist" and "racist" not just because they are attack words but also they are very easy to understand. Being conservative means being properly educated and since Liberals are the ones running academia, I wouldn't assume people who have been through public education have been properly educated on this.
If they were, maybe shows like the ones the Kardashians star in wouldn't exist.