The shutdown of the Federal government continues, with no obvious end in sight. If it continues much longer, we will see the end of the Obama economic boom. Already Hairball's Chief Economic Adviser/Lackey admits the country might experience zero growth during the first quarter of 2019.
And who and what do we have to "thank" for this economic downturn, not to mention the needless pain and suffering inflicted on 800,000 Federal workers, 1,200,000 Federal contract workers, their families, and the millions more Americans whose incomes are affected negatively by this shutdown? Hairball, and his idiotic obsession with his wall, an obsession that in the end has ensnared him, trapping him like the cornered rat he is, a cornered rat being poked by the likes of Limbaugh and Coulter.
And to be far more fair than Hairball deserves and more honest than I want to be, he's also getting poked by Nancy Pelosi, who took a slice out his massive behind and ego by postponing the State of the Union Address. Taking away his chance to pretend to act like a president, getting on TV with a massive national audience watching, had to infuriate Hairball, though it must be said, he appears to be thisclose to blowing a fuse at every moment. Indeed, he looks like a likely candidate for a massive heart attack.
So here we are in this senseless stand-off, waiting to see who will break first. Logic would dictate that Pelosi might be first to capitulate, since she has both a conscience and empathy, neither of which Hairball has. I know from first-hand experience that negotiating with a person who has no conscience is a extremely difficult proposition. When one side doesn't care who gets hurt – as long as it's not them – you are at a significant disadvantage.
But – one thing suggests Hairball might be first to blink – his precipitous slide in the polls; he's down nearly ten points in a month, and he didn't have much room to spare. If he has any chance of getting re-elected, and he desperately wants to get re-elected, so as to avoid prosecution and retain the pardon power, he can ill-afford to lose a significant portion of the 35%-40% of the electorate that inexplicably continues to support him.
Clearly, Hairball is looking for a way out of the mess he created, all the while squealing like the stuck pig he is.