Tired of all this Winning yet? Part I – The Democrats are starting to have second thoughts about their “all Trump hate, all the time” fake strategy for prevailing in this year’s mid-term elections. McClatchy News reports that, as the Rasmussen survey has the President’s approval rating hovering near 50%, the Democrats’ own internal polling has his standing now at 44%, up from 40% in November. Even worse for the Dems, their generic congressional polling has them now sitting with just a 46-42 advantage, less than half of their edge just a few months ago. The memo accompanying the polling stated “While still on track for a successful November, the extent of Democratic gains will be blunted if Democrats do not reengage more aggressively in speaking to the economic and health care priorities of voters.” Yeah, after 15 months of nothing but hating Trump, it’s doubtful most Democrats even know how to do that at this point. Nothing makes my day like the smell of Democrat panic in the morning. Smells like Winning.
Tired of all this Winning yet? Part II – The National Federation of Independent Businesses reports that expansionist sentiment among small business owners hit an all-time high in January. “One in five small companies said they plan to boost hiring…The new tax law “produced the most recent boost to small-business optimism,” NFIB’s William Dunkelberg and Holly Wade said in a report.” Guess this is more of those crumbs San Fran Nan keeps whining about.
Tired of all this Winning yet? Part III – Lunatic Marxist congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois told a rally of “dozens” of DACA advocates out in San Diego yesterday that he is planning on running for President! Talk about a gift wrapped in gold for Republicans – a Guiterrez candidacy would put the perfect face on the Democrat Party: snarling, unstable, hateful, incoherent and just not very bright in general. Let’s all wish the congressman well in his pursuit of the Party’s nomination in 2020.
In case you missed it, the Susan Rice CYA email to Susan Rice is creating several ripple effects. Last night’s Evening Campaign Update noted that one impact from the email is that it is raising the public profile of Sally Yates again, making her a central figure in the whole Deep State Cabal. But another bit of fallout is that the email indicates that James Comey lied to congress yet again, this time when he told a congressional committee on June 8, 2017 that he had only met privately with President Obama twice, and named the dates.
The Rice to Rice email says that Comey actually met privately with President Obama after the general January 5 meeting her email describes, which included Yates and Joe Biden, among others. January 5 was not one of the dates Comey rolled out to congress. So, either Rice is lying or Comey lied, and goodness knows, neither option would come as any surprise to anyone at this point.
If you are worried about the Republicans and President Trump getting cold feet over the next couple of weeks and surrendering on the DACA issue without getting other immigration reforms in return, well, stop it. It’s not going to happen.
The Democrats simply have zero political leverage in this situation – other than whatever leverage John McCain and Lindsey Graham surrender to them, of course – and really have no means of forcing a bad deal here. They don’t have the votes to get anything done, public opinion has tilted to the President’s side, and even many of the DACA “kids” (Average age: 26) have taken to advocating that the Democrats agree to a border wall and other major reforms in order to get the DACA fix.
President Trump remains very clear on this: He will veto any “clean” DACA bill that surrenders on the other immigration reforms he wants, which is what bills offered by McCain and Graham do. We should have all figured out by now that Mr. Trump does not make these public statements just to hear himself talk, like our previous White House occupant was fond of doing.
The President has repeatedly informed Chuck Schumer and his fake news media slaves that DACA will expire on March 5 without a comprehensive deal on immigration. Schumer, Pelosi and other Democrat “leaders,” such as they are, are in a panic over this, since they have never wanted to do a comprehensive immigration bill because they’ve always wanted to keep it alive as a campaign issue.
But that was in the days when public opinion was in their favor. With even the heavily-biased polling organizations showing public opinion having now shifted to President Trump’s favor, they now have no means of convincing weak-kneed RINOs – other than McCain and Graham, of course – to surrender and give them the “clean” DACA-only bill they want.
So, stop worrying, folks. The next couple of weeks will either deliver a package that includes a DACA fix, funding for a border wall and other enhanced security measures, heavy restrictions on chain migration and an end to the insane diversity lottery system, or there will be no bill at all, and DACA will indeed expire on March 5.
Because Donald Trump has shown even Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan that winning is better than unilateral surrender.
Just another day in Trump just keeps on winning America.
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