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Trump-Pelosi showdown over shutdown first battle of new era
The Index-Journal ^ | December 31, 2018 | Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller, The Associated Press

Posted on 12/30/2018 11:23:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Nancy Pelosi often quotes Abraham Lincoln saying public sentiment is everything. It's a theory that will be put to the test when the new House Democratic majority gavels in this week and votes to end the government shutdown without money for President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico.

The high-stakes move to reopen the government will be the first big battle between Trump and Pelosi as Democrats come into control ready to reassert the power of the legislative branch and confront the White House.

Trump is counting on public support as he holds out for $5 billion to build the wall. He's signaled he's in no rush to give up on a signature campaign issue as he launches his own re-election bid in 2020. But Pelosi just as strongly believes the public will be on Democrats' side as they try to get government working again, and move on to health care and other priorities — including oversight of the White House....

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1 posted on 12/30/2018 11:23:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An astute Freeper noted the other day, that the entire $21 Billion needed for the wall, is equal to about 1% of annual FedGov expenditures.

Trump needs to hammer that point home.


2 posted on 12/30/2018 11:32:46 PM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: Windflier

Nasty Nancy can shove it. Ron Singh died because of her open borders. If she ever passes a wooden stake should be her goodbye. Save one for chuck too.


3 posted on 12/30/2018 11:38:10 PM PST by Equine1952 (Get yourself a ticket on a common mans train of thought.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

President Trump should take away her toy airplane as well.


4 posted on 12/30/2018 11:55:35 PM PST by Laslo Fripp (The Sybil of Free Republic)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Trump wins this one (and he will), it's all over for Pelosi for the next 2 years.
5 posted on 12/30/2018 11:58:58 PM PST by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bet you won’t see Pelosi pull a Paul Ryan and give this president everything he wants


6 posted on 12/31/2018 12:27:25 AM PST by Nifster (II see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Equine1952

The Memorial “Ron Singh Wall”?


7 posted on 12/31/2018 12:38:49 AM PST by Does so (If Trump Colluded with Russians, Why Did Hillary Win The Popular Vote?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The high-stakes move to reopen the government will be the first big battle between Trump and Pelosi as Democrats come into control ready to reassert the power of the legislative branch and confront the White House.

When Republicans have both houses of Congress (the actual legislative branch not simply the House), they say they cannot get things done because the filibuster rule in the Senate stands in the way even though it's phony and they could make the RATS actually filibuster or simply change it but they refuse to do either. When Republicans control just the House, they say they cannot get things done because they are only 1/2 of 1/3 of the federal government.

But when the RATS control just the House, suddenly it's the entire legislative branch in their control and the rest of the federal government as well as the country is subject to them. It's fine that they believe that, but why does everyone else believe it as well?

8 posted on 12/31/2018 3:44:47 AM PST by Dahoser
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To: Does so; GOPJ; Jane Long; MinuteGal; jsanders2001; V K Lee; HarleyLady27; stephenjohnbanker; ...
Trump's "Memorial Ron Singh Wall”....

Great idea....and it exposes open borders Pelosi in a way she would rather not be seen.

Call President Trump: Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414

9 posted on 12/31/2018 4:17:56 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Wall = More Crime + More Debt + Democrats fault


10 posted on 12/31/2018 6:19:54 AM PST by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP needs to learn to “resist and obstruct”. Resist we mush.


11 posted on 12/31/2018 6:40:51 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: Does so; Liz; GOPJ
AWFUL! LIBERAL FACEBOOK Censors Post Honoring Slain Officer Cpl. Ronil Singh!
12 posted on 12/31/2018 7:16:10 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe)
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To: Liz
promise all the invaders amnesty if they register and vote republican and THEN see how fast the wall gets built!!!
13 posted on 12/31/2018 9:04:45 AM PST by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Does so

Great idea!

The Wall should be named to memorialize every American who has died at the hand of an illegal alien!

In fact, there should be a plaque at every Port of Entry naming and honoring them, like the Vietnam Memorial!


14 posted on 12/31/2018 1:07:40 PM PST by Taxman (We will never be a truly free people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS.)
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To: Windflier

Not only that, FEDGOV (i.e., We Poor Suffering Taxpayers!) spend more each MONTH on food stamps than POTUS is asking for in this budget!

In fact, SNAP (food stamp) benefits cost $70.9 billion in fiscal year 2016.

Take the money FRom food stamps!

And BUILD THE WALL!


15 posted on 12/31/2018 1:11:25 PM PST by Taxman (We will never be a truly free people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS.)
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To: Dahoser

RATS will overplay their hand and get shallacked in 2020!


16 posted on 12/31/2018 1:12:56 PM PST by Taxman (We will never be a truly free people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Every Facebook member should copy this post and repost it!


17 posted on 12/31/2018 1:14:01 PM PST by Taxman (We will never be a truly free people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS.)
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