Skip to comments.News Executive: Democrats’ Arrogant Intransigence Could Bite Them If This Shutdown Drags On
Posted on 01/21/2019 6:08:16 PM PST by Kaslin
So, could this shutdown end up hurting Democrats again? Both sides are not budging. The partisan divide on immigration is the equivalent of the width of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans combined. President Trump is trying to make good on his promise to secure the border, a key campaign promise. The Democrats, wanting to take their new House majority for a spin, are not playing ball. They were elected to block and fight this administration. Theyre not giving one-cent. President Trump recently offered a deal to break the logjam. A three-year extension to DACA recipients, plus more protections to those with Temporary Protected Status in exchange for part of his border wall projected to cost around $5.7 billion. Democrats have rejected the deal outright. They have no counteroffer. And if Democrats come up with one, itll be straight trash. The Democratic Party is more concerned with scoring points than re-opening the government. They say they want to negotiate, but have nothing to offer.
Trump has to deliver on something regarding the wall, he based his 2016 campaign on border security. Democrats cant cave on a key Trump initiative at the outset of their new House majority. And Trump cant cave to House Democrats. There is no end in sight, but can Democrats get a face full of buckshot in this fight? Yes, Trump and the GOP are being blamed more because what else is new. But voters agree that there is a border crisis, and support for the wall has risen. With the government shutdown, you have Speaker Pelosi screwing around with the State of the Union, virtually disinviting Trump over nonsensical security concerns and her party absconded to Puerto Rico during the shutdown. So, spare me the those poor government workers lectures from the Left; they dont care about them. RealClearPolitics Tom Bevan said last week that Democratic intransigence could bite them in the end. And while this deal offered by Trump isnt the best, and certainly not warmly received by his camp, its at least something to go on for future negotiations.
Then again, both sides see their side winning in the polls. Democrats see the blame portion, while the GOP and Trump see how voters back border security. As this drags on, well see who gets torched:
People are in favor of border security. People also don't want the government shutdown. Polling right now shows that people are holding Trump responsible but I think Democrats are starting to run the risk of intransigence. Not even showing up to bargain at all and even arrogance, being on junkets in Puerto Rico while the government is shut down. That's not a good look for Democrats and that may end up hurting them in the long run if this continues to go on. Trump still has a national emergency in his back pocket, he may use it if it gets to the point where he has no other options because he just can't capitulate.
I hope he starts gutting departments by releasing furloughed gubmint workers this week.
“Trump has to deliver on something regarding the wall, he based his 2016 campaign on border security.”
Border security is a large, important issue — but, it’s far from the only large, important issue that Trump campaigned on. Trump’s record of delivery is impressive.
It would be fair to say that border security was one of the top themes of his 2016 campaign; but not that the campaign was “based” on that.
Yep the Dems refuse to show up , elected officials my cat’s butt
Just wait ‘til the EBT cards go dead next month...
These democrats weren’t elected by the people, they cheated!
The obvious question is: Why didn’t the republicans get it done when they had majorities in both houses? We all know the answer, but it makes it tough to make it all the democrats’ fault.
Soon to be trending: #GiveHimTheDamnMoney!
PDJT at SoTU address...
And all you Dreamers out there, consider that the democrats are selling you out for 0.1%, thats one tenth of one percent of just this year's budget.
0.1%, thats one tenth of one percent.
Actually, I saw a notice at my local market that the EBT crowd is getting their payments early due to the government shutdown. I kid you not.
Citing a Polutico story as poll evidence? Let me guess, its that rigged Pew poll?
Sooner or later there will be a six, seven, or eight week (or longer) month.
Then it will get dicey.
If I were Trump, I would turn the furloughs into permanent layoffs so the government employees could draw unemployment.
1. He gets to say they will get a check.
2. The check wont cost as much to the taxpayer.
3. Those jobs can be phased out.
4. The unemployment is generally for 12 months
5. It lights a fire under the Rats because the last thing they want is to reduce the number of union workers paying dues to Rat re-election campaigns.
Dont forget that those 800,000 federal employees are considered non-essential.
Frau Blucher ?
tough to make it all the democrats fault.
Make it easier - it is the uniparty’s fault
That’s the story with the idea being that no payments are coming in March.
Can you imagine this all out war going on with Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House?
The Democrat win was a total loss for the American people, now Trump can raise holy hell with the Dems.
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