Not that I really want to read too much into this recent cave by Schumer & Co., but it is nice to have a victory, no matter how small, every now and again especially since, thanks to our rather spineless Republican leadership team, such instances are very few and far between. So it was with some level of trepidation that I enjoyed the president’s late-night tweet on Monday where he hailed the end to the government shutdown while taking a little jab at those who comprise Schumer & Co.
It was after signing a bill to keep the government running through February 8 that President Trump took the opportunity to tweet: “Big win for Republicans as Democrats cave on Shutdown.” And added, “Now I want a big win for everyone, including Republicans, Democrats and DACA, but especially for our Great Military and Border Security. Should be able to get there. See you at the negotiating table!” While it’s always good to get a win, it’s far too early to be getting cocky.
And then it was a rather cantankerous Chuckie Schumer who took to the Senate floor on Monday afternoon to criticize President Trump’s leadership, complaining that the White House refused to negotiate over the weekend. Chuckie said, “The great deal-making president sat on the sidelines.” I’m thinking that Chuckie has simply become accustomed to how the Republicans typically choose capitulation over confrontation and he fully expected to see the same thing to happen yet again.
An then, in what can only be described as being an effort on Chuckie’s part to put lipstick on a pig, he insisted upon making the claim that this strategy of his had actually produced the desire result. Chuckie said, “Despite and because of this frustration, I’ve been having conversations with the Republican leader (McConnell) over the weekend about a path forward. After several discussions, offers, counter-offers, the Republican leader and I have come to an arrangement.”
Chuckie continued by saying, “We will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement, with a commitment that, if an agreement isn’t reached by February the eighth, the Senate will immediately proceed to consideration of legislation dealing with DACA.” Adding, “The process will be neutral and fair to all sides. We expect that a bipartisan bill on DACA will receive fair consideration and an up-or-down vote on the floor.”
And Chuckie went so far as to call it a “shame” that the American people had to endure a government shutdown to secure a guarantee that Congress will address the DACA issue. But Republicans insist the shutdown was entirely unnecessary, done for political, not policy, reasons. It was Schumer & Co. who forced the shutdown by refusing to vote for a continuing resolution last Friday, despite Republican assurances that the DACA issue would be addressed by March 5, when the program expires.
Democrats ended their pathetic little temper tantrum after a growing number of polls indicated that a majority of the voting public seemed to agree with President Trump that a DACA deal was not worth a government shutdown. The president tweeted on Monday: “The Democrats are turning down services and security for citizens in favor of services and security for non-citizens. Not good!” And there was also an excellent ad that was put out that perfectly described what Chuckie was up to.
Schumer & Co. desired to put illegals, gangs and law breakers ahead of national security and military families and hopefully will pay a price for that. It was this time around that they got owned and the president made sure that this fiasco got laid right at Chuckie’s feet. I think that Chuckie thought Trump would just follow the status quo and capitulate. But because Trump didn’t, and he played his hand very well, Chuckie blinked. The next round with the DACA is going to be very interesting.
Democrats and RINOs would love nothing more than to sell us all out in favor of the Chamber of Commerce and their other big donors. Thank God we have President Trump is in the White House and not Jebbito or Hitlery. He is what’s stopping amnesty and turning America into another third world shithole. Democrats foolishly chose illegal aliens as being their hill to die on. And in continuing to choose them over American citizens will, I hope, cause them to lose bigly in the 2018 elections.
Strangely, for a party that’s so big on gun control, it would appear that the Democrats may have shot themselves in the foot this time around. And it from this point on that Schumer & Co. must be labeled as being the party of illegal immigration. And that those in this country ‘deserve’ to remain in this country, no matter what heinous crime they commit while here. Good luck explaining that to the American people Chuckie! Blaming the president for your failures will only take you so far.
I have no doubt that the Schumer & Co. will continue to obstruct at every opportunity in favor of illegal aliens and/or their slovenly voter base. The motto for the Democrats regarding the coming election should be, “Make America a Shithole, vote Democrat!” And while Schumer & Co. may have lost this round, knowing our weak-kneed Republican leadership as we do, we should definitely not allow ourselves to become complacent because of one minor victory in a much larger war.