We have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party. The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition. When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country’s challenges.
There is a great risk that voters will forget who squandered nearly $25 billion dollars with this bullshit shutdown. Don't let them. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not a year from tomorrow. Because for all their intransigence in DC, Republicans are even worse here in North Carolina.