The country is humming along nicely with its federal government shut down. President Donald Trump is governing from the White House, where he is waiting patiently for Democrats to show up to work and have a serious meeting to address the one issue causing the shutdown: Congress’ refusal to give President Trump $5 billion to build the southern border Wall to keep out terrorists and criminal drug-trafficking gangs.
Nancy Pelosi, 78, is trying to squeeze out two more years as party leader, but the open-borders globalists who fund the Democratic Party will probably not send her back to the speakership if she allows Trump to score a political win for the American people. That seems to be the nagging problem with these negotiations. Pelosi is enjoying her vacation time at a five-star resort in Hawaii. She obviously has no real strategy to end this shutdown. So the shutdown continues.
House Democrat Sheila Jackson-Lee quietly introduced a bill banning taxpayer dollars from going to the Wall, but her sneaky ploy has now been exposed. Chuck Schumer, a former advocate for border security, declared that Trump will never get his Wall, but Chuck is pliable. The stock market rebounded from the Federal Reserve’s vindictive Christmas Eve collapse. The two children who died in U.S. government custody suffered problems including dehydration and lack of medical care on their dangerous journey to the border, courtesy of the Democrats’ irresponsible open-borders rhetoric.
The press is trying as hard as they can to “blame” Trump for the shutdown, but they exist in a manufactured 2-D Washington narrative and their Playbook is getting stale. Many Americans simply do not care that the government is shut down. Many pro-Trump patriots are actually enjoying this.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney made it clear that Trump is not weaponizing the shutdown. The Smithsonian is still open. The military is doing its job, the Coast Guard is getting paid, and the “non-essential” government employees are learning a Christmastime lesson about how to make themselves more valuable in the economy.
The Democrats simply choose to be petulant teenagers. They only comprehend tough love. Eventually they will have to realize that we can’t just run from our problems in life. We have to face our challenges as mature adults. Sometimes we have to swallow our pride and do the right thing, even if it means we won’t be popular for a while at San Francisco cocktail parties.
They say character is what you do when no one is watching — which is why CNN shows their character every night. But in this case, the whole country is watching Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. And the country thinks Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer look ridiculous.
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