For Democrats, Shutdown Success Also Brings Danger
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows President Trump’s job approval rating has remained virtually unchanged since he took office. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains. Photo: Getty
Stick around Washington long enough and you will learn a simple rule: Success also brings risk. Danger comes calling when the winning side in a political fight either overreaches in its hour of triumph or fails to turn newly won political capital into something useful.
This is the risk for Democrats right now. There is no doubt they won—convincingly—in their showdown with President Trump over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the southern border. They stared down the president during a monthlong partial…