Why The #SchumerShutdown Should Be Blamed Entirely On The Democrats

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For years the Democrats have been using the leverage of a potential government shutdown to get virtually whatever they want from the Republicans in Congress.  For those of us that are true conservatives, it has been absolutely infuriating to watch this same drama play out over and over again, but this time around the Democrats may have overplayed their hand.  In addition to demanding their way on pretty much every single budget issue, the Democrats also want Republicans to compromise on DACA.  Fortunately, the Trump administration and the Republicans in Congress are standing firm against the ridiculous demands of the Democrats, and this government shutdown will continue until somebody finally blinks.

 

Many are calling this the “#SchumerShutdown” because it was the Democrats in the Senate that would not agree to the extremely generous agreement that the Republicans were offering.  The mainstream media is freaking out and trying to pin the blame on Trump, but that isn’t going to work this time.

So how long will this shutdown ultimately last?  Well, the truth is that there is a possibility that it could be brought to an end very quickly.  In fact, the Washington Post is reporting that a “bipartisan group of moderate senators” is trying to get something done tonight…

With the start of the workweek for many federal employees less than 24 hours away, a bipartisan group of moderate senators huddled in hopes of reaching an accord on immigration and federal spending they hoped would pave the way to reopening the government by Monday morning.

“I think that there will be a breakthrough tonight,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), one of the negotiators. Others involved in the meeting said they were “close”to an arrangement.

But of course any deal will not be a long-term solution.

According to Bloomberg, the current deal being discussed would only fund the government through February 8th…

A group of Senate moderates working on a compromise plan to break the stalemate over funding and immigration that forced a partial shutdown of the government were set to deliver a set of options Sunday to party leaders.

About 20 centrist senator from both parties worked out a set of options to extend stopgap funding for the government through Feb. 8. Part of the plan would include a commitment for a separate vote on legislation to put into law a program that protects from deportation some of the undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. That is a central demand of Democrats.

To me, it is absolutely ridiculous that we ever got to this point.

On day one of the Trump administration, the Senate should have used the so-called “nuclear option” to change the rules so that Senate Democrats can no longer hold funding bills hostage.  Republicans have control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, and we should be able to get bills passed with a simple majority vote in the Senate.  This is a point that President Trump made on Twitter earlier today

Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s!

Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell is a big-time RINO and a spineless jellyfish.  After Trump’s tweet, he once again reaffirmed that his position is that he is completely against using the “nuclear option”.  The following comes from CNBC

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is against using the so-called “nuclear option” to end a budget stalemate and reopen the federal government, despite President Donald Trump’s urging.

“The Republican Conference opposes changing the rules on legislation,” a representative for McConnell said in a statement Sunday morning.

This is yet another example that shows that we need new Republican leadership in Congress.  I am the only candidate in Idaho’s first congressional district that is publicly calling for Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan to resign from their leadership positions, and if you believe in what we are trying to do, I hope that you will support us as we work tirelessly to win this incredibly tight race.

During this government shutdown, our troops will not be paid, but Democrats in Congress are going about their business as if nothing has changed.  For example, it is being reported that Nancy Pelosi invited every Democratic member of the House out to a very expensive Italian restaurant on the first night of the shutdown…

According to media reports, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) invited the 192 Democrat Members of the House of Representatives out to dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C. Saturday during the first day of the government shutdown.

And reporter Robert Costa is reporting that some members of the House are already complaining that they aren’t enough towels in the House gym

Members also complaining to me that the House gym lacks enough towels this morning and they wonder if it’s because of the shutdown.

Oh the humanity!

It is time for the Republicans to put the Democrats in their place.  The American people gave Republicans control in Washington because they want our government to move in a more conservative direction.  There simply is no excuse for giving in to the Democrats every time a government shutdown is looming.

The Democrats have become like spoiled children that are accustomed to always getting everything that they want, and my hope is that this time the Republicans will finally say that enough is enough.

Michael Snyder is a pro-Trump candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

 
  • rawstory. com/2018/01/trump-privately-fumed-about-missing-my-party-if-the-government-shuts-down-report/

    rawstory. com/2018/01/lindsey-graham-wants-anti-immigration-nut-stephen-miller-booted-from-negotiations-we-are-going-nowhere/

    rawstory. com/2018/01/trump-is-itching-to-jump-into-shutdown-debate-even-as-aides-struggle-to-keep-him-quiet-report/

    rawstory. com/2018/01/ex-cia-official-diminished-trump-is-hiding-from-shutdown-mess-holed-up-in-the-white-house/

  • Well, what annihilates this article in its entirety is the fact that Ditherin’ Donald had agreed to terms earlier, butPaulie Shore Stephen Miller got him to change his mind and now the country is stuck with the Orange Idiot’s latest failure.

    Poor /ᐠ。ꞈ。ᐟ-grabber-in-chief wanted to attend his Emoluments Party in Mar-a-Swampo this weekend, but the shutdown stopped him from his childish desires.

  • mediamatters. org/blog/2018/01/20/when-trump-told-fox-presidents-were-blame-government-shutdowns/219121

    mediamatters. org/video/2018/01/19/mick-mulvaney-tells-hannity-person-who-technically-shuts-down-government-me-which-kind-cool/219119

    mediamatters. org/video/2017/11/28/sean-hannity-downplays-potential-government-shutdown-paid-vacation-furloughed-employees/218663

    • mediamatters. org/node/764716 (After Mulvaney blames Democrats for the government shutdwon, Chris Wallace points out Mulvaney voted for a government shutdown in 2013 and 2015)

      rawstory. com/2018/01/trump-privately-fumed-about-missing-my-party-if-the-government-shuts-down-report/

      rawstory. com/2018/01/lindsey-graham-wants-anti-immigration-nut-stephen-miller-booted-from-negotiations-we-are-going-nowhere/

      rawstory. com/2018/01/trump-is-itching-to-jump-into-shutdown-debate-even-as-aides-struggle-to-keep-him-quiet-report/

      rawstory. com/2018/01/ex-cia-official-diminished-trump-is-hiding-from-shutdown-mess-holed-up-in-the-white-house/

  • DJohn1

    The problem is this behavior on the part of the opposition party is enabled by the success it has had in the past. That is the Republican problem. They have enabled this behavior in recent times.
    Now they are standing against someone that will not enable that behavior in the least. So they will see the penalty for continuing this behavior possibly in the next election.
    The Demo(n)crats think they can cast the blame on someone, anyone else for this behavior. In other words, if they lie often enough, and if they lie long enough, someone might actually believe their lie. Their father is the master of lies.
    I suggest every Republican stand strong and not enable them in this behavior.
    I also suggest we find a way so that our troops get paid regardless of who else goes without.
    Our military is willing to spend billions of dollars on equipment. But they do not want to pay the people putting their lives on the line a decent amount of money?
    As a group, the military has never been a threat to the Congress in the way of a voting block. That just might change if it becomes known that the opposition party continues this behavior with an attitude against paying the military. That could and would be a catastrophe at the voting of the next election.
    So do they keep the Devil they know or do they think the Devil they will likely get might be worst? Because getting rid of Donald Trump might be their very worst nightmare come true.
    That nightmare would be completely losing the Congressional Vote at the next election. Throw them out of office and the Rhinos with them might be a solution people begin to see. That is their worst nightmare.
    Then go after the illegal activities . . .
    Things like illegal aliens voting.
    Things like votes from dead people in strong Democrat states like Illinois.
    There is a long history of voter fraud in a number of states.
    There is a time and there is a place for everything.
    Perhaps the time has come to quit enabling.

    • iris

      So true!

      • iris

        Our son is deployed in a war zone right now, and he has a family. Their son has special needs. They are law abiding, self sacrificing, well educated, loving people. This nonsense must stop, as it is about we the people, not a bunch of politicians fed by higher ups. Hope the 192 Democrats had a good dinner. If we the people paid for it, that makes it worse, but if Pelosi paid for it, that should be enough to open a few eyes, at least.