Re: Politicize all teh thingz!
"Baa baa baa-llocks!" bleats Sir or Madame Sheeple.
The contortions of logic and the acrobatic mental gyrations that led you to believe blackmail was a good analogy for the negotiations of two powerul politcal parties are truly astounding. It really is like a circus trapped inside your thick cranium.
The only crafty thing you did is draw fire from the speculation that the government shutdown had anything to do with it. But it sounds not out of the realm of possibility and gives so-called journalists a chance to bash Big Bad Orange Man, so there's no call to actually investigate any of the claims or try to get to the real issue when they can say this and the ad impressions and upvotes pour in with a lot less real work. Shameful.