The shutdown is over, and most people blame the Republicans. What is lost is the message that they were desperate to convey: Our ship is headed for a reef if it stays on this course.
It is not a matter of if, but rather of when, and it will destroy all parts of our society, not just federal workers.
Did anyone else listen? It does not seem so, as most people merely want to blame the messengers.
Will Harden, Miami