The federal government has been shut down after a key Senate vote failed.
Democrats wanted a DACA deal attached to the spending bill, which makes little sense considering DACA doesn’t expire until the middle of March.
Even liberal outlets like the New York Times and Associated Press know which party is to blame.
From Daily Caller:
Many of the country’s top media outfits blamed the Democratic Party for allowing the government to shutdown instead of bridging a budget impasse with Republicans in the Senate.
Media outlets, meanwhile, painted the issue in harsh tones for the Democrats — one NYT headline declared: “Senate Democrat Block Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight, Shutdown Looms,” while the AP simply noted that, “Senate Democrats derail bill to avert shutdown.”
Republicans tried to sweeten the deal, offering Democrats a long-term extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, as well as the delay of some unpopular health-care taxes. Republican Party leaders believed the public would blame their colleagues on the other side of the political aisle if the sweetener was rejected.
Fox News has more:
After a midnight deadline came and went Friday night in a bid to avert a government shutdown, Democrats in Washington were quick to assign blame.
“There’s no one more to blame for the position we find ourselves than President Trump,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor early Saturday. “Instead of bringing us all together, he’s pulled us apart.”
Throughout his speech, Schumer used the phrase “Trump Shutdown” — an apparent reaction to the Republicans’ insistence during the week that any shutdown should be labeled a “Schumer Shutdown.”
Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, also saw responsibility lying with the president — but also with other Republican leaders.
This is the #SchumerShutdown, not the #TrumpShutdown.
It’s too bad many of the uninformed will blindingly side with the left.