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    Two years and they still don't know how he works

    Post  sinister_midget on Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:46 pm

    Trump sprang three traps on Pelosi and Schumer yesterday

    President Trump clearly shocked House speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer yesterday with his televising of the Oval Office sit-down over his demand for $5 billion in funding for border security, including funding of critical mileage for his border wall.  Knowing well that Pelosi had already vowed publicly that "transparency and openness" would characterize the Democrat-run House starting next month, her plaintive request to speak in private scored points for Trump and revealed her hypocrisy before any substance at all was considered.

    By "openness" a lefty means they hide everything they don't want you to see.


    Sorry, I can't post the video that goes here because it doesn't have a suitable link for this forum.

    That was merely the first of three traps Trump had prepared for the Democrats' congressional leadership.

    Trump's second trap is his bold declaration of ownership of any "government shutdown."  Democrats have convinced themselves that what is called a "shutdown," but really means furloughing non-essential federal workers, is a tragedy, a scar on the nation's psyche.  The fact that federal workers are now a major and solid constituency for Democrats skews their perception of the public's concern.  Aside from canceling sleigh rides in national parks and other such photo drama, the fact is that life goes on well for nearly all Americans during the furlough.  They learn that there are a lot of non-essential government workers.

    The congressional liberals still don't understand why they were hurt by the last shutdown. It wasn't because it was a shutdown because that never really happens. What hurt them was that they did it on behalf of illegals. If it had been to do something for citizens, some might have been OK with it. As it was the only people who were happy with it were the ones that usually don't vote anyway and/or people who make a living off the invasion of the US. That's why they were off-balance when Trump said he'd own it if there is a shutdown. This one would be for a good, tangible reason that is for the interest of citizens. Even some the ones thinking a wall isn't necessary can at least appreciate the motivation for it and why Trump stands by it.

    After multiple shutdowns, including the last one that bore the label "Schumer Shutdown" and was quickly conceded by the Democrats, the public is no longer afraid of non-essential services (roughly 25% of the government) being temporarily suspended.

    Chuck Schumer took the bait on the second trap, and after the Oval Office meeting, he employed triumphantly the term "Trump Shutdown" as if he had won a victory through Trump's surrender.  Thus fortified, he is more likely to take Trump's dare and refuse funding for adequate border security and metaphorically throw Bre'r Trump into the briar patch.

    The third trap is maneuvering the Senate Democrats into standing for open borders, or at least ineffective border security.  The current House of Representatives will pass the funding.  It is the Senate, where a 60-vote filibuster could be employed, that would be the obstacle.

    Never forget that Trump was the most successful producer of reality television in the history of the medium.  He understands drama and a story arc.  Chuck Schumer leading a Senate filibuster right before Christmas to stymie border protection is exactly the story Trump wants the nation's TV-viewers to absorb.   

    He is immeasurably aided in crafting his third trap narrative by the Democrats' acceptance of and belief in the narratives peddled by their allies in the mainstream media.  Just as they believe that the voters share their own horror over a "partial government shutdown," they also believe their own rhetoric about a wall being "immoral" (Pelosi) or "wasteful" (Schumer).

    But the arrival of the Central American caravan and the reaction of Tijuana's political leadership and citizens have changed the game.  The "race card" (more properly, the "ethnicity card" for Hispanics) no longer trumps (pun intentional) the hand being played by Trump.  It is obvious that a substantial portion of the populace of Central America would like to enter the United States and take advantage of our free schooling for their children; food stamps; the refundable tax credit (which doesn't refund taxes, but sends a check to poor families who file tax returns without owing any taxes); Section 8 housing; and, when their kids are ready for college, race preferences.

    Trump knows he would win in the court of public opinion, by making the point that the Democrats want to let more illegals into the country, and that failure to reinforce the border will mean more caravans, more terrorists, and more welfare clients entering our country.

    Princess Nancy looked completely lost much of the time. And Chuck You looked at times like he might start crying.

    The good news is, they think they won something. The bad news is they'll screw things up for the next 2 years before they finally see they only hurt themselves.


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