I'm certainly not condoning the Republican's part in the current government shutdown.
But I find it hil-*******-larious about how the Democratic Party apologists here are completely resolving "our side" of any blame.
If I, or a member of my team, has a colleague that is "difficult" to work with, I can't just punt to the problem up the chain to my management by calling the whaaambulance. I still have a responsibity to try to establish a functional working relationship with said person. Then again, I work in a professional environment.
It's too bad that some folks here don't feel that our "leaders" should be held accountable to the same standards of professionalism and leadership.