Monday, January 22, 2018

Well, That Government Shutdown Sure Folded Fast

The Schumer shut down ends with a whimper as the Democrats fold.

Holding the government hostage over DACA really wasn't a winning strategy.

The Dems have traded in the ephemeral and illusionary advantage of shutting down the government in return for a promise that the Senate will take up Legislation on the 700,000 potential New Democrat voters illegals currently under the DACA program.

Senate breaks Dem filibuster, clearing way to end government shutdown

I suspect the polls showed their Shutdown was not having the effect they wanted, and Trump’s rather artful emphasis of making the shutdown as painless as possible, as opposed to Obama having made it as painful as possible really detracted from their attempt to hold the government hostage to the DACA demand.

If the Republicans in the Senate had any gumption, when they bring DACA and introduce the bill, then they should say "Ok we've now considered your request to bring it up and we decline to acquiesce to your request to pass it" and then vote it down without further comment.


MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;

I guess putting illegals over citizens didn't track well with the polling...

B said...

THe Dems got something or they'd still be having their Hissy fit.

Bet on it

Aaron said...

MrGarabaldi: Yes I think their plan backfired. When it was clear that Trump wouldn't cave, they folded like a cheap suit.

B: I don't think so, their base is pissed at their surrender and they chose the wrong hill to die on. Like MrGarabaldi said, putting illegals over Americans including our troops didn't poll well at all. Given Schumer's hissy-fit today I think the Dems are in an advanced state of butt-hurt for their plan backfiring on them.