The alternative would be to actually do what Congress is supposed to do, and pass a real budget.
You’re right, that shutting down the government is infinitely worse… But he IS correct that continuing resolutions SUCK BALLS for everyone involved. It basically means that they keep spending money on shit, regardless of what they actually need. It’s inefficient, and it’s detrimental to the organizations being funded.
The problem is that this seems to be damn near the norm at this point… just gross incompetence from Congress, and an inability to perform their most core functions.
So on some level, I totally understand why someone would oppose this… because even though it’s better than just fucking everything, it’s still not how they SHOULD be operating, and if no one ever questions it, then they’re never going to go back to actually doing their jobs correctly.