“Not Going To Risk A Shutdown Over Anything”: Democrats Get Trump And GOP to Abandon Border Wall

by | Apr 26, 2017 | Conspiracy Fact and Theory, Headline News | 76 comments

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    This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at the Economic Collapse Blog.

    Editor’s Comment: It all boils down to politics; there’s the politics of the campaign, and then there’s the real politics of Washington deal making and budgets. Who knows if there will ever be a border wall, or if a better arrangement could be made. What is clear is that the American people can try again and again to get a government that will do its bidding, but there was a higher bidder a long time ago.

    The Democrats Get Trump And The Republicans To Fold, And That Means There NEVER Will Be A Border Wall

    by Michael Snyder

    Well, that didn’t take long.  Yesterday I reported that the Democrats were threatening to force a government shutdown if money for a border wall was included in the bill to fund the government, and one day later Donald Trump has unconditionally surrendered.  Despite all of Trump’s promises, a border wall isn’t going to happen at this time, but of course he is pledging to “try again” in September.  But will anything change for the Democrats between now and September?  Of course not.  The Democrats will continue to use these same tactics whenever funding for a border wall comes up, and because Republicans always end up backing down on the most controversial issues that means that there never will be a border wall.

    Do you know why the Democrats always get virtually everything that they want?

    It is because they have a backbone.

    They would have been willing to force a government shutdown that could have lasted for many months just to make sure not a single penny of taxpayer money was allocated for a border wall.

    I certainly don’t agree with their principles, but at least the Democrats are willing to stand up for them.

    On the other hand, Trump is showing that he is willing to flip flop on just about anything once he meets the least bit of resistance.

    And if Trump is willing to give up on his number one campaign promise so easily, what else will he be willing to give up on?  The Huffington Post has compiled an excellent timeline of Trump’s border wall promises right here.  As you can see, he was very bold while he was campaigning, but now according to NBC News he has essentially thrown in the towel on a border wall less than 100 days into his presidency…

    President Donald Trump has indicated that he’s willing to back away from his demand that a government funding bill include money to build a wall on the Southern border, a move that could help clear the way for Congress to avoid a shutdown.

    A senior administration official tells NBC News that the president is open to obtaining funding for the border wall in the regular appropriations process for 2018 later this year instead of insisting it be included as part of the large spending bill to keep the government’s lights on past this week.

    Of course we are being told that building the wall is still “an important priority” for Trump and that the administration will try again in September.  The following comes from Bloomberg

    “Building that wall and having it funded remains an important priority to him but we also know that that can happen later this year and into next year, and in the interim you see other smart technology and other resources and tools being used toward border security,” Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway said on Fox News on Tuesday.

    But why in the world would the Democrats change their minds and give him funding for a border wall in a few months when they are so vehemently against it right now?

    I have to say that I agree with Rush Limbaugh on this one…

    “The Democrats seem to have successfully used this stupid, silly threat of a government shutdown to get their way,” Limbaugh said Tuesday, in one of his first major rebukes of the president. “What Trump is saying is if we need to get this done, then I’ll delay the spending on the wall until September. And it’s just a measly billion dollars.”

    He continued: “Trump, I’m sure, does not ever think he caves on anything. But outward appearances are what they are. And the bottom line is that if he is willing to withdraw a demand of his for a measly billion dollars for the wall because the Democrats are threatening a shutdown, then the Democrats will have just learned that this threat works on Trump, too, not just all the other Republicans.”

    Of course Trump and the Republicans have caved in on defunding Planned Parenthood too.

    Actually I don’t think that they ever intended to put up much of a fight.

    This is another battle that the Democrats would have been willing to shut down the government indefinitely to win.  They are completely united in their support for Planned Parenthood, and they would have been willing to risk the greatest governmental crisis in U.S. history to get their way.

    So even though the Republicans control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Democrats are winning on big issue after big issue because they back up their convictions with courage.

    Yes, there are potentially other ways that the Republicans could sneak the defunding of Planned Parenthood into various pieces of legislation, but because enough Republican members of Congress are “squishy” on this issue it isn’t likely to ever actually happen.

    I have said it before, and I will say it again.  If Planned Parenthood was going to ever be defunded, now was the time.

    Since the Republicans have chosen not to even put up a fight, that is a very, very ominous sign for our nation.

    Just like every single one of the Democrats, any Republican that votes for any bill that includes funding for Planned Parenthood or that signs such a bill is going to be partially responsible for the blood of the countless number of babies that Planned Parenthood slaughters each year.

    Unfortunately, most of these gutless Republican politicians seem unwilling to stand up for much of anything these days.  In fact, one Republican member of Congress has openly stated that she is “not going to risk a shutdown over anything”

    Republicans will also be content: many members of the GOP had indicated they would be satisfied with a spending bill that included money for means of strengthening security along the border other than a wall. “Border security’s the main issue—whether that includes a wall or technology, drones, or repairing what we have,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R., W.Va.) said Monday evening. Ms. Capito said she wasn’t interested in risking a shutdown over the border wall.

    “I’m not going to risk a shutdown over anything,” she said.

    So the Democrats are going to use the threat of a government shutdown to get their way on these big issues year after year until Republicans finally grow some spines and decide to stand up for themselves.

    This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at the Economic Collapse Blog.

    GetPreparedNow-MichaelSnyderBarbaraFixMichael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.

    Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream

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      1. we are so fukd

        • F–K Paul Ryan.

          F–K Congress.

          F–K Republicans.

          F–K Washington D.C.

          I’ve voted in my last national election. As far as I am concerned, the federal government is illegitimate.

          • Anonymous5, AMEN. They lost all legitimacy decades ago.

          • This Gov’t absolutely sucks and has failed us miserably period. They are all a god damned disgrace at the highest of levels. HANG them all. We should all agree to no longer pay taxes, maybe then they would notice. This country will never change for the good, different president but certainly the same old pile of rank Feces. . .sniff, sniff.

            • But the local newspaper says that I must expect property tax hikes. We need to pay for the illegal children in the sanctuary cities. It is for the children ?.

        • “The Democrats Get Trump And The Republicans To Fold, And That Means There NEVER Will Be A Border Wall.”

          Don’t bet the farm on that conclusion. TRUMP is STILL consolidating his power. It’s only been three months since he took the Oath of Office. It is likely to take a year or more for him to do so considering the MASSIVE, UNPARALLELLED, resistance by the NWO Status Quo since his election victory.

          As his Agenda moves along albeit, slowly, his power and authority INCREASES. Remember, he has been fighting the Liberals, the NEOCONS, and the MEDIA …. all at the same time.

          Right now he needs to line up ALL of these players for the First Strike on NKorea. After he removes the Fat Kid from power, fills the vacancies in the federal government with his appointees (including AG’s and Judges); he will be in a position to steamroll the opposition in the 2018 Congressional elections and further extend and expand his power base with like minded team players.

          With the Supremes under control, the rulings of the rogue Federal Judge, former classmate, and personal friend of Obola will be overturned; and a TRUMP CONGRESS will pass laws to mitigate judicial interference.

          The NWO wasn’t built in a day, and TRUMP cannot change it overnight; but over the course of one or even two terms TRUMP will have reorganized the government and rebranded the Republican Party.

          Patriots, assemble and engage !!! The tide has turned. press the attack !!! 🙂

          • BTW, my sources tell me that SHTF begins in September. Don’t know whether that is at the beginning or end of the month. Don’t know “what” that SHTF will be, but I suspect the markets crash. They cannot stay up forever.

            The response to my question was “September”. September seems to be the time when the “fulcrum” finally tips. Normally “September” would be unusual. Maybe we are looking at a “black swan”. I don’t know. We’ll see. I’m just passing it along. I can take no personal credit or blame, either way.

            Continue stacking & packing. Add food, water, and ammo. If your preps are sufficient, add gold and silver; cash in number ten cans, and zero rate credit cards.

            That’s unsecured debt. If the gangster banksters fuck US again, fuck them. 🙂

          • This piece of P-whipped (by his own libshit feminazi daughter) disgusting human excrement has already telegraphed to the enemy how weak kneed he is, and no matter when he chooses to insert funding requirements for the wall into the budget or into any legislation, they know now that all they have to do is to threaten to shut down the government and this spineless wussy will crap his panties and cave in AGAIN.

            Meanwhile, the backstabbing piece of stupid excrement even signed on to DACA, amnesty for the swarms of illegal alien crumb crunchers who Obama & the left encouraged to flood over our border – which sent a very loud and clear
            signal to every freaking mestizo from Mexico all the way down the the tip of South America – send your kids across, let them get amnesty, and then those kids can lawyer up and petition to bring their mestizo leech parents in, too. Rinse and repeat. As long as that wall can be postponed, the swarms of brown skinned leeches will continue to flood in – and by 2020, there will be no way that Whites can ever have the numbers sufficient to put a candidate into office who MIGHT be a legitimate pro-White guy, which Trump is sure the HELL NOT!

            The interesting thing is how brazen the Dems are by pulling this shit, knowing how millions of kwans want that wall to be built. They’ve lost almost
            a thousand seats combined, at the state and national level since Obongo was first elected – but, despite that, they seem to have no fear of pissing off the millions of kwans even more than they have already and risk getting their asses shellacked in 2018.

            Its pretty clear to me, anyway, that the strategy
            the Dems are pursuing is one where they are skillfully and very cleverly gambling that Trump and the GOP’s betrayal on the promised wall is going to piss off Trump’s voters (which it has and which it will continue to do) and they’ll get so pissed off that they will refuse to vote for Trump again in 2020 and refuse to vote for ANY GOP maggot in 2018.

            This is a Hail Mary by the left, and I’d say that it has a 98% or higher likelihood of working, because I, for one, have had it up to my eyeballs with these rat faced RINO pukes. These worthless, castrated bastards were given control of the House, the Senate, and the White House – and STILL, the freaking left may as well still be in control because those evil snakes ARE STILL RUNNING THE COUNTRY.

            More and more, we are seeing that elections are not the answer to the evil cabal of criminals who today infest Washington, D.C. It is going to require a repeat of 1776, folks.

            This is a race war with the goal of exterminating White European Americans and destroying White, Western Civilization – which Whites built. There is one and only one option remaining and that one is going to require revolution.

      2. I have had it with the Repukes

        • Shut all of the US Government Down. Then the PEOPLE WIN. Stop funding and feeding the beast. We will win.

          • Yes! Finally an intelligent approach! The godam machine is busted – turning the crank ain’t doing a dam thing. Trump needs our support and I see a LOT of folks ready to march on the lawn and drag these rinos and snowflakes to the curb! We are running outta time and patience here!

            • The Gov’t is a huge, expensive joke. They have failed us horribly. I have no respect for any of them period. Fire them all, shit it down, burn it down, whatever.

          • Yes! And don’t pay them for those missed days if/when they return!! I am sick and tired of paying them for what amounts to paid vacations!!!!!

      3. Paul Ryan must go. I can’t stand to look at that POS. His voice and demeanor are so contrived and phony that I could just hurl at the TV.

        • Ryan is a worthless clown-puke.

      4. GOP what a bunch of lame asses.

      5. could’ve been done staying with the nuclear option, majority vote for the wall and budget, obamacare repeal and legislation to kick out every criminal illegal.

        the democrats would scream, but that is what the people voted trump in to do.

        trump’s admin going down is completely because of the gop, trump will get all the blame though.

        and 2020, florida and every other swing state will become more purple and blue on demographics.

        the usa had a great run, but it’s over; we’re on the slow decline same as England.

      6. The biggest obstacle Trump faces is the Republicans.

        Followed by out of control activist Judges.

        It’s amazing how much he is getting done, and it’s really a lot even if the MSM convinces you otherwise, in spite of them.

        • No, the biggest obstacle Trump faces is Trump. Just as the biggest obstacle the Repulsivican party faces is itself. Spineless, self-aggrandizing, clinging to power like a tick to a buck’s nut-sack – all of them need to go. Trump may be better than Hillary could’ve ever been; but, I’m sick and tired of having picked the lesser of 2 evils. Both are inherently bad. No, I say again – Trump is his own worst enemy. And until he grows a pair and gets his face bloodied, hands dirty he’ll never understand what working men and women in America really have to go through. I’ve said it before, if not for the transient pleasure of occasionally getting a view of Melania or Ivanka, there’s no other reason to find anything of worth in his Presidency. And yep – I voted for the a–hole.

          • So you’re on the globalist elite side.

            And the pitiful thing is that you probably don’t even know you are.

            This is why the Leftists are winning and will continue to win till they get everything they want (which includes your elimination).

          • Those 2 whores are not worth a shit. I would ass fuck both of them and kick them to the curb without even a damn shower.

        • He’s the latest Puppet-in-Chief, nothing more. He’ll do what the Deep States says.

      7. RINOS are a major problem, They want to cooperate with Democrats, when they should be killing them. You cannot expect Democrat politicians to act like a rational human being. They are animals that need to be hunted down and eliminated. At this point I think the only thing we may get out of this single term president is a bullet proof supreme court and a big change in the character of the federal courts, much more law observant, and less liberal.
        I’m really angry. I can’t do much in this state as only a small percentage of eligible voters vote and they are mostly all union members. I may change my legal residence to another state where I can have some impact.

      8. But will anything change for the Democrats between now and September?


      9. This is another battle that the Democrats would have been willing to shut down the government indefinitely to win.

        And the joke would have been on them. Like we need the f***ing thing…

      10. No border wall by the 2018 mid-terms? GOP can kiss their majority goodbye.

        • @Ruteger…..

          You know what? I’m convinced they don’t care if they have a majority or not. In fact, it is to their individual advantage that the Democrats be in control…….that way, they can bitch and moan without actually having to do the actual hard work of governing and doing their job.

          F–k ALL of them.

          I’ve got more respect for the Dems. At least they know what to do when they are in control.

          The Repuklicans couldn’t find their own asses with two hands and a flashlight.

      11. Why is it that the damn democrats still have so much power? That SOB federal judge Orrick from San Francisco shot down Trump’s executive order to deny fed. funds to sanctuary cities; who also just happens to be a big Democrap donor. I hope the next round Trump gets a backbone and calls their bluff on shutting down the government. Let the democraps take the blame for shutting it down because they won’t try to cooperate on anything….. after all the democraps announced soon after Trump was elected that this would be their MO. They made no secret about it. It’s looking more and more like the only way for the American people to be heard is to take action themselves; the American people spoke with their votes, but yet no one listened. That doesn’t leave much of an alternative. Either Trump is one of them, NWO Elitist, or he has no backbone. A government shut down would be hard on a lot people, and could mean the government would never reinstate the Federal programs people count on once the programs were supposedly temporarily stopped. YOU CAN NO LONGER TRUST YOUR GOVERNMENT! So, we the people of these USA don’t have much of a choice…….fight or be a slave. It’ time.

        • Waiting, damn good points. Trump could simply disregard the federal judge since he’s the POTUS but looks like he won’t. If he surrenders on the wall, what else will he chicken out on? Looks like civil war 2 is-a-comin’.

        • This Gov’t is impotent and incompetent bunch of limp-dick FAGS. All a bunch of gator-bait. I mean truly, what do they do for us, the average suckers – NOTHING.

      12. Trump is full of shit. Anyone thinking he really wants a wall are pulling your own legs. All part of the plan. Trump says what he needs to say. Who the hell knows what he really means. He sucks and is still way better than Hilliary. What a mess we are in. The truth of it is what we all already know. There is no way out of this mess without someone going through a whole lot of butthurt.

        • Trump has little support, your post being an example of such.

          Truthfully, you’re so content with playing an outraged victim of the system that you will work to keep it the way it is instead of working to change it.

      13. Rellik, good points, but the wall was never a feasible option anyway. Should’ve been built back in the 60s or 70s. It’s way too late for a wall. Govt. shutdown? GMAFB. When has govt. ever shut down? Not until civil war 2 or WW3, whichever comes first.

      14. It’s not just Ryan, it’s every last one of them – democrats and republicans who have sold the country down the road.

        They need a major distraction to keep obscuring us idiots from learning the true truth.

        Here’s some speculation: Trump plans to give China free reign to invade Korea as payment of debt from US – discuss.

      15. Trump’s own party, the GOP, is helping the democraps do this crap. Again you have Graham, McCain, Ryan. If the Republicans would all stick together Trump could prevail.

      16. Last I remember Mexico was gonna pay for wall,so why does trump need it in the budget..It really all boils down to keep the machine going. If it goes to far right let the democrats sway public opinion and stir back left,if it goes too far left, appease us right wingers and give us hope by pulling it back right. However, nothing really changes. Ask yourself this since the founding of this country has it not progressively went left/ marxist. Of course it has and as long as the moneychangers are still in the temple it will always be that way…

      17. do we even need a wall? crossing are down 90%? is that correct? sounds to me like saying wall was enough, and now stay onto of the immigration law, save the wall trouble till september, raise the wall issue again, let the dems have a win, (were it doesn’t matter) and then carry on with the clean up. but that only matters if Trump actually does a clean up. i don’t like what is daughter is up to. i don’t like flynn being out. and I don’t like his comments on julian assange.
        so, don’t care about the stupid wall project, but the other stuff pisses me off.

      18. Well the 1st 100 days have proved that the Donald is NO better than all the lying Washington scum. Pledge or promise or tell the people what they want to hear to get elected has proved he is NOT what “We the People” had hoped for. Start ramping up your Prep’s again. We haven’t stopped for a minute since November 8th. It’s only a matter of time The second coming of the war between the states so to say is about to commence.

      19. Not a robot – been there done that during Vietnam. Come to think of it – isn’t that where this all went fubar? Haven’t we learned a godam thing in 50 years?

      20. Its funny, all you commentators here so quick stick the knife in President Trumps back on this. WTF is it that you asshats don’t get? Trump is not a dictator, doesn’t have the power to do whatever he wants and needs those fucking jackwagons in the House and Senate to back him on the wall. They ARE NOT.

        You all claim to want freedom and not have a president that acts like a dictator, yet are pissed that Trump just wont “make it happen”…. Its not Trumps fault, its the fucking assholes in Congress like the Rino Ryan, McNoWarHero, Pussy Graham and so on. WTF people, you can’t have it both ways!!!!

        Its also interesting how you CONSTANTLY bash Trump with all of the negative headlines from FAKE NEWS. What in the fuck about ALL of the POSITIVE things hes done so far? Jeez, I dunno- howabout GORSUCH???? Christ people, get a fucking grip and stop the Trump bashing because he cant do what he wants because RINOS are hamstringing him- worse then the god damned democrats!!! Bunch of turncoats……

        • Uh, let him sign an EO like the last bumpkin. 🙂

          • He has, dillweed- the douchebag liberal judges BLOCK them, like on the sanctuary cities and mudslime “ban”. or did you miss that?

        • Dmonic, don’t know where you been, but Trump has given us reasons to at least be skeptical of his actions and intentions toward us. BTW, WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE ONES BEING STUCK WITH A KNIFE. If Trump has been stabbed by anyone, it’s his own daughter and chewish son-in-law WHO HAS TIES TO GEORGE SOROS. COMPRENDE? IF GEORGE SOROS CONTROLS THE WHITE HOUSE THEN ALL BETS ARE OFF. HOWEVER, IF HE TURNS AROUND AND COMES BACK TO SERVE WE THE PEOPLE AND START DOING WHAT HE PROMISED TO DO, THEN I’LL START SUPPORTING HIM AGAIN. HE HAS TO PROVE HIMSELF TO US. HE NEEDS TO EITHER SHIT OR GET OFF THE POT.

      21. The FUTURE belongs to the ones who want it the most. Those people are WINNERS and they write the history books. Losers are quickly forgotten. We wanted a winner and we got one but he’s being crippled by the walking wounded. BEWARE THE LSM networks – The Lame-stream only feeds you LIES and sells you big-pharma drugs! We are NOT alone in this BIG PICTURE.. cuz the Globalists use the same tactics around the WORLD! It is time to break the chain and “get on the train”! We need to turn up the HEAT on these useless RINOs and snowflakes. We are running out of PATIENCE! Semper-Fi

      22. The wall and the talk about the wall was all a bunch of bluster any damn ways.
        It was posturing to make it sound like he was tough on illegal immigration.
        Mission accomplished. Illegal immigration is down 65% since Trump became president.
        That in itself is reason to celebrate. Enforce the laws and deport all the bad dudes.
        Many of those MS-13 types are American born. Not all, but many.
        Tired of hearing all this hoopla about the first 100 days. He barely has his foot in the door.
        Trump has opposition in both parties. When Obama was president, all the Democraps and
        the mainstream media were in lockstep with him. Trump does not have it that easy and yet
        he is still getting things done. I think many in the mainstream media have a sneaky kind of
        admiration for Trump because he thrives in spite of them.

      23. The government doesn’t shut down. Future funding is what this fight is about. The shutdown is a myth.

        As long as idiots vote in lawyers, we get gridlock. Legal wrangling, like those activist judges who oppose Trump, ruins the country. Shakespeare had it right when he had his character say “the first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” – Henry 6, part II, Act IV, scene 2.

        Mark Levin is doing a great job ripping unelected judges a new one on his show today. Y’all should listen.

        “we get the government we deserve”

      24. If I were trump, I would proclaim a national security crisis, and sign an executive order to build the wall. Under national security provisions & the threat of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons that could cross the border, he would have the authority to do this. Especially if he got together with the CIA/FBI/DHS and used the “false flag” threat to say that such an attack was imminent. There would be nothing the dems could do but scream and throw tantrums. Then he needs to go after the enemies of America. That would be the Judges that have blocked his orders. Lots of ways of “eliminating” them.!!!!!

      25. One glaring problem is that any Federal judge can rule on the constitutionality of some issue. This is a privilege that has been abused repeatedly. If you abuse a privilege, you should lose the privilege. Being a Federal judge, does not automatically qualify you as being able to rule on constitutionality. To decide on constitutionality, there should be additional qualifications. Something more is needed. Any ideas?

      26. Mexico is going to pay for the wall, so what;s the problem? No need to one cent of tax payer money

      27. Brian, I say give all judges; federal, state, county, and local, a thorough course on the constitution and bill of rights. apparently they weren’t taught that in law school.

      28. Why is there no mention here that a bill has been submitted to used the conviscated drug cartel money to pay for the wall? No taxpayer money involved. TO say that Trump caved is REDICOULOUS.

      29. Civil War coming……..just sayin’.

        • I hope it starts soon and lasts a long time. There is a lot of garbage that needs to be taken out once and for all.

        • I wish it would honestly just happen. There is NO other possible way to remotely “fix” things in this pig country at this point.

      30. Trump may get re-elected provided we win the 2nd Korean War decisively.

      31. Well, isn’t Michael Snyder just the perfect mouthpiece for these bizarros that post here.

        What kind of delusion is required to ever believe any politician’s campaign promise?

        What kind of delusion is required to ever believe that a POTUS makes any decisions beyond White House decor?

        It appears that La La Land is alive, well, and full of La La Lobotomies.

        Sheesh! Cruisin’ into the station at about 120 and nobody seems to notice.


        • Possibly but did Trump &Tillerson consult anyone or ask congress before dropping that MOAB? Back In the Day John Wayne advocated turning every square inch of Vietnam into a glowing parking lot.

      32. Demoncrats have a bone up their ass. They would never do a shutdown unless it would trigger a commie revolution.

      33. If being a racist means I want my race to survive? I am a racist. When I see the condition of the countries ruled by these people how could I be stupid enough to let them rule here? Isnt it obvious? And sad. But survival is taking ? Plants animals. People. Almost thinking if we didn’t have our present technology we would be liveing a hell? Without even knowing how to sharpen a stick or throw a rock. Imagine that life. Hell. Satan sure seems to rule . But our free will has softened his hell?

      34. Trump is toast. There was great promise, then the absolutely stupid act of bombing Syria. He is now a war criminal and can be impeached at any time – unless he tucks tail and does as the Deep State directs. WWIII is at the door. It’s good for business – bank business.

      35. Trump doesn’t appear to know who he is anymore. I’m starting to wonder if he ever did……

      36. America in trouble? Better start another war somewhere. Syria or Korea maybe? Oh, wait..!

      37. No wall needed. Send in the military and lay out fields of land mines, concertina wire and interlacing fields of machine gun and mortar fire. Declare a military action against Mexico as terrorist sympathizers. Problem solved.

        • Reinhard, have you been back to Czechoslovakia, lately? They say the Sudentenland is lovely this time of year.

        • Yes and call it a police action like they did with Korea.

      38. To not build the wall would be the end of the GOP and Trump. He is not stupid or suicidal, give him a little more time. there are other ways.

        • If we can convince Ivanka and Jared, I’m SURE he’ll build it.

      39. Failure theater.

        As if the gubmint ever really ‘shuts down.’

      40. US FED GOV..the newest version of cheese eating surrender monkeys. I pray Trump gets a grip on the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators and muslim symps/traitors in his cabinet…

        So far his only true trusted staff is Sessions, Bannon, DHS Secy Kelly. They rest are destroying his policy and this country.. Too many bankers, too many Repugnican traitors, and his son in law is in bed with the muzzies, unfortunately according to a former FBI agent, ( http://investmentwatchblogDOTcom/fbi-whistle-blower-trump-white-house-has-been-compromised-42017/) .

      41. The politicians have no desire to overturn laws written by the Lobbyists. The lobbyists finance the politicians and so they own the politicians. It is not your government. Say that last sentence over and over again until you get it.

      42. Trump needs to quit pussyfooting around and disband the EPA, NEA and the other liberal agencies by EO and send those worthless cum packing. America would save big time..but no, he goes on APPEASING the LIBERALS….I hope he grows a pair soon…the faith is waning….

      43. I never believed that there was is or ever will be a political solution. In elated with the fact that the libs and snowflakes are lamenting because hellery lost. That in itself is enough. I hope Trump & Tillerson use bombs instead of ground troops. If the UN says this guy needs a additude adjustment. I hope trumps tells them we will not send ground troops. How many bombs will it take? I don’t want those other places to be our friends. I for certain don’t want to continue the failed policy of giving them money to pretend to be our allies. I want them to be scared shitless of the USA. Trump best president since Harry Truman. Ole give em hell Harry used bombs to end conflict. Too bad he only had two bombs!

      44. President Trump:

        Here’s an idea. Build a wall with private money. Put in say $500,00 yourself. Then ask citizens to donate. Build as much wall as you have money. Let’s say you block off 80%. Yes, there would be traffic, but it would be limited to that area, making it easier to manage for the border guards. It would be safer for residents on the border, too.

        __ ?What do you think?? I’ll donate $10.00.


      45. In the last 40 years there have been 17 government shutdowns, totaling 110 days. In all that time no government employee was harmed, no one on welfare, food stamps etc went hungry. No social security check was ever delayed. Mostly the government closed tourist attractions like parks and museums that in many cases are money makers. It’s all show for the public and actually caused a loss of income for the government.

        My point, these shutdowns are meaningless theater. A propaganda opportunity.


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