There's point of view, and then there's reality.
Trump minions have decided the government shutdown is a good thing.
They see Trump's tantrum for not getting his wall as the way to go...regardless of the real world consequences.
Over 800,000 federal workers don't agree with that assessment at all, regardless of Trump's claim that they're all for it!
Another fact slapping Trump in the face, even as he grins in false triumph, is that the 800,000 employees are NOT all Democrats. Republicans are among their numbers. Trump
ignores that reality like he does everything, in a pathetic bid to spin how he's winning.
Trump and his minions have decided a prolonged stalemate will likely fracture voters along traditional partisan lines, and the ultimate outcome will be a debate waged largely on the president’s terms.
Increasingly, they see an upside in forcing likely incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi to have to spend the first days, if not weeks, of the next Congress engaged in an argument over border wall funding rather than her preferred agenda: a mix of sweeping ethics and election reforms and congressional oversight.
And they continue to believe that a conversation around immigration and border security is in the president’s best political interests.
Fact: the most recent polls show a majority of Americans are against the shutdown. Therefore, the alternate reality is Trump's minions are only spinning the shutdown for his base.
Fact: Trump's minority base is fracturing.
A good example of what's happening is Fox News.
For the first time in 17 years its ratings ranked 2nd to MSNBC because of a dwindling viewership that doesn't want to see reality - and Fox has gone off message with real stories criticizing the president these last couple of weeks.
Time for me to walk on down the road...