Skip to comments.Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster
Posted on 01/18/2019 9:45:44 AM PST by PreciousLiberty
As the longest government shutdown in American history lurches toward its fifth week, a grim but growing consensus has begun to emerge on Capitol Hill: There may be no way out of this mess until something disastrous happens.
This is, of course, not a sentiment lawmakers are eager to share on the record. But in interviews this week with congressional staffers on both sides of the aisle (whom I granted anonymity in exchange for candor), I heard the same morbid idea expressed again and again.
The basic theoryexplained to me between weary sighs and defeated shrugsgoes like this: Washington is at an impasse that looks increasingly unbreakable. President Donald Trump is dug in; so is Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Democrats have public opinion on their side, but the president is focused on his conservative base. For a deal to shake loose in this environment, it may require a failure of government so dramatic, so shocking, as to galvanize public outrage and force the two parties back to the negotiating table.
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Shed found Pelosis latest stuntdisinviting Trump from the State of the Unionpointless, and she longed for a bipartisan deal that would let her get back to work on a proactive policy agenda.Honestly, it sounds like President Trump's war on the swamp is going well!!! :-)
She was trying to stay upbeat, she told me. But its pretty bad, she said. Ive been in D.C. nine years, and Ive never seen people this miserable.
The Dems are hoping and praying for some disaster like a terror attack or other happens so they can blame Trump for it...................
Well, Some good IS coming from it after all!..................
Read to the end. By xhr picture, I bet the author uses Gillette.
Democrats have public opinion on their side, but the president is focused on his conservative base.
Proof?? The Atlantic is a sad reflection of the media’s desire to push an agenda that is contrary to fact and willfully ignores its critics.
Scott Adams was saying yesterday that it's worse than pointless. It's a blunder. The SOTU given in the House chamber is a boring spectacle that amounts to very little. But if Pres. Trump gets to make it into a campaign-style rally it will amount to a great deal.
Pelosi's problem is that the only template she has for dealing as Speaker with a Republican president is GW Bush, who was a pushover. She has no idea how to deal with Trump. He just runs rings around her.
"...shutdown ends in disaster..."
Some sort of disaster will likely happen as a result of open borders.
We’ll see an attack, some kind of mass slaughter or explosion brought by the free loaders and their friends.
The disaster has been slowing unfolding for 32 years as the government, of both parties, allowed our country to be invaded and colonized by fraudulently documented foreigners and refused to protect the citizens.
IT HAS TO STOP!
This IS the hill to die on.
Or we won’t have a hill, or a country.
Yep. Gillette's target demographic for sure.
People know the democrats went on vacation using taxpayer money.
The Democrats are not winning this at all. They are getting slaughtered. The American people see this as pure politics to support rape and murder and thugs and illegals alien people that have no skills or even speak English when before they voted for secure borders. If anything happens , it is on the Democrats — Not Us. The Honduran Hoards are coming and we have a National emergency NOW!!
Why isn't the opinion of "his conservative base" considered to be "public opinion?"
All while the border patrol seized 700 lbs of Coke at Texas border where there is no wall.
Like a plane full of fanatical liberal politicos crash somewhere mid-atlantic?
Might be illegal too. The only reps I have heard so far are Pelosi, Schiff, Engel, Takano, Luria, Davis and Lynch. If they had no Republican reps on their junket then it was illegal.
From all the extreme rhetoric coming from the Democrats and Globalist Republicans, I am concerned for the safety of the President.
The Democrats may be preparing an assassination attempt.
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