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Pelosi’s Triumph: A Reminder Why She’s Set To Be Speaker

17 Décembre 2018

Schumer and Pelosi said Monday that Republicans have the power to keep the government open since they control Congress and the White House. Unless you agree with Democrats on the facts, the discussion can't be transparent?

Just to remind my readers, the "playbook" is the order from the Democrats as to how the Republicans are supposed to act when they are challenged by them. "They chose to be divisive and focus on pagentry and rhetoric".

Let me remind you, by the way, that last February, the Senate voted on four immigration packages, including one that reflected Trump's wish list, complete with $25 billion for his wall.

"Our country can not afford a Trump Shutdown", they said in a statement, adding that Trump "knows full well that his wall proposal does not have the votes to pass the House and Senate and should not be an obstacle to a bipartisan agreement".

Among the critics was Democratic Rep. -elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY. The House adjourned for six days after his remarks.

First, she knocked out the only person who was a potential competitor.

That belief was cemented after her televised confrontation with the president this week in the Oval Office, baiting him into taking ownership of a partial government shutdown. This was not what Chuck and Nancy were expecting.

"Over the next two years, anything that gets done is going to have to be a compromise, and compromises tend to disappoint zealots whether they're on the left or the right", said Cole, who might serve as McGovern's GOP counterpart on the Rules Committee.

Schumer added, "If the president really believes what he tweeted this morning that his new NAFTA would pay for the wall, he wouldn't be threatening to shut down the government unless American taxpayers pay for the wall".

"We are proud that our agreement will make lasting institutional change that will strengthen our caucus and will help develop the next generation of Democratic leaders", the rebellious lawmakers said in a written statement. Many other Democrats - including Senator Schumer, then-Senator Barack Obama, and then-Senator Hillary Clinton - once voted to authorize hundreds of miles of border fencing.

I suspect that the networks that broadcasted the meeting did not anticipate the fireworks. They have said they plan to pursue policies popular with their voter base, but have also said they will not shy away from examining Trump, his personal business dealings and his presidency.

I think that Americans will choose to support the president in shutting down the government in order to build the wall. "We're not going to $5 billion for the wall". It's cutting a deal with the Democrats that achieves important priorities of theirs and funds the wall.

Nonetheless Carson said he is eager to work with Republicans on several key issues, including immigration reform. Consider Grant Ronnebeck, for whom I named a bill that I introduced, Grant's Law, which ends catch and release of criminally violent illegal immigrants.

The meeting gave people an opportunity to see who fears transparency, who's misrepresenting his/her position and who is being the aggressor in the border debate, and it's not Donald Trump.

Pelosi’s Triumph: A Reminder Why She’s Set To Be Speaker