“Should.” “If possible.” “Encourage.”

Such recommendations are simply that: recommendations. Toothless…and worse than useless.

Please don’t misunderstand me — I want to be wrong. I’d dearly love to be wrong, because the sooner our nation gets back to work, the better. And I will happily admit there’s a significant possibility that I am wrong, that GA’s gamble turns out to be justified.

But if I’m right, y’all are going to be forced into a second shutdown, and that will make it worse than if y’all had just waited a few more weeks like the medical community recommends, because a second shutdown would last nearly as long as this one…and it would have been completely unnecessary except for the dogmatic refusal of the Right to listen to experts.

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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