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The Senate’s Predictable Abject Failure on Immigration Shows Democrats Aren’t Our Only Problem

Do Democrat candidates really want to stake their prospects on San Fran Nan? – The demented face of the Democrat Party was on full display for reporters yesterday, as San Fran Nan stuttered, stammered, spasmed, muttered and facial ticked her way through a press availability.  The American Mirror captures the horror show that the rest of the fake news media refuses to report on.  This is who Democrats want to replace Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House next year.  Frightening.

Man, nobody could’ve seen this one coming.  Oh, wait…:  With Mitt Romney scheduled to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate from Utah today via a video posted social media, he has gotten his marching orders from the reliable fake journalists at the Washington Post.  The post has a story this morning with a headline that reads, “With McCain retreat, some look to Romney to carry traditional Republican torch…”  So, the Washington swamp demands that the failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee replace the failed and fading 2008 GOP presidential nominee as the Senate’s biggest squish RINO.  Somewhere, Lindsey Graham is jumping up and down with his hand in the air, shouting “Hey!  Hey! Hey!  Remember me???”

Oprah and Mike Pence, birds of a Christian feather. – Just two days after The View host Joy Behar insulted every Christian in America by saying that Mike Pence’s habit of talking to Jesus constitutes “mental illness”, Oprah Winfrey told an interviewer she suffers from mental illness as well.  In an interview with 60 Minutes Overtime, she told CBS’s fake reporter that she has not heard the call to higher office: “And wouldn’t I know? Because if God actually wanted me to run, wouldn’t God kinda tell me? And I haven’t heard that,” she says.  Man, Joy Behar, who has refused to apologize to Pence on-air for her disgusting remarks – remarks that, if uttered about a Muslim would have seen her fired from her job before she could walk off the set – now has an Oprah problem.  And nobody wants an Oprah problem.

So, this week’s senate “debate” over the DACA “kids” (Average Age:  26) and other immigration issues has been an abject failure, as the Campaign Update told you it would be two weeks ago.  In fact, Democrats ensured it was a joke from the very beginning.  After spending a month whining about wanting a “wide-ranging debate” on the floor of the senate on immigration issues, the Democrats had entered into their first of several filibusters to prevent debate within a few minutes.  They were never serious on this issue to begin with, and they never will be.

The Democrats don’t really care about DACA recipients other than to the extent they can get them immediate amnesty and turn them into reliable dependents on the government and thus reliable Democrat voters.  Barring enough RINOs agreeing to that – and lord knows, Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Susan Collins worked as hard as they could trying to get that done this week – the Democrats are quite content to just keep DACA alive as a campaign issue for the midterm elections.

The great news for Republicans is that the Democrats are wrong on this issue – it is a clear political loser for them at this point, especially in the congressional districts that are actually competitive.  So President Trump is just fine with allowing DACA to run out on March 5 and using it to pound Democrat congressional candidates over the head with for the next 8 months through Election Day in November.  This issue, combined with the ability for Republican candidates to show San Fran Nan’s snarling face and stammering voice on every campaign ad will, if used properly, probably ensure the GOP will retain its majority in the U.S. House and increase its majority in the Senate by 5 or 6 seats.

The bad news for Republicans is that so many of their members in the Senate remain RINO sellouts on the immigration issue that the President’s submitted plan that would resolve DACA, enhanced border security, restrictions on chain migration and elimination of the insane “diversity lottery” couldn’t even get 40 votes.  That just shows us all how entrenches the DC swamp creatures  are on this issue.

For those interested, here are the names of the 14 RINOs who still want to destroy this country’s culture at the altar of open borders:

John Barrasso

Susan Collins

Steve Daines

Mike Enzi

Jeff Flake

Jim Moran

Lisa Murkowski

Ben Sasse

John Thune

That’s 10.  There are four others – Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Jim Inhofe – who voted “no” on the bill because they oppose even the 12-year path to citizenship offered to DACA “kids” in the bill.  It’s probably safe to assume that those four would have been “yes” votes on this comprehensive approach if it had a chance of passage.

If you’re wondering, John McCain is still home in bed, and Lindsey Graham voted for the bill for his own mysterious reasons.

Regardless, what the vote on the President’s plan – which was sponsored by Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley – shows us is that our problems on the nation’s broken immigration system are not limited to the disloyal Democrat Party.  There are plenty of Republicans who remain big roadblocks on getting anything real done.

Perhaps some aggressive executive orders on the matter are in order as of today.

Just another day in the DC Swamp is really, really hard to drain America.

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Donald Trump Just Keeps on Winning, and Pelosi and Schumer Have no Answer to it

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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As the Fake News Media Glamorizes a Monster, a DACA “KID” Goes on the Lam in Texas

Hey, NBC even does #Fakenews at the Olympics now! – The morons at NBC were forced to issue an on-air apology Saturday for embarrassingly stupid comments made by one of their reporters during Friday’s opening ceremonies.  As the Japanese delegation paraded into the olympic stadium, reporter Joshua Cooper noted that Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, was also in attendance, “representing Japan, a country which occupied Korea from 1910 to 1945 but every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural, technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation.” 

Uh, well, Japan did a lot more than “occupy” Korea during that 35 year reign of terror, and it is doubtful any native Korean family does not have at least one ancestor who was either killed, enslaved or tortured by the despotic Japanese regime.  In a masterpiece of understatement, NBC Saturday morning host Carolyn Manno said “We understand the Korean people were insulted by these comments and we apologize.”  These people literally cannot help themselves, folks.

In a case of really, really bad timing for the Democrats, a DACA “kid” (Average age: 26) is on the run in Texas after he shot and killed a man outside the DJ’s food mart in Harris County, home to Houston.  This 21 year-old “DREAMer”, Judas DeLuna, in fact comes from a vertiable crime family – the DACA version of the Clintons – as his father is currently being processed for his second deportation after having committed a series of crimes and his other DREAMer brother, Eric Deluna, is currently serving a 30-year sentence for participating in a shoot-out in which a federal informant was killed.

I suppose we should all be glad that Judas DeLuna is on the lam in Harris County, which does not offer sanctuary status for illegal immigrant criminals.  If he was living in San Francisco, they’d elect him to the city council.

Meanwhile, one of the actual really good  DACA “kids”, a young man named Hilario Yanez, has become woke to the game the Democrats have been playing with these 800,000 lives.  Appearing on Fox News, Yanez told the host that “The Democratic leadership, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, really have no clear message,” he argued. “We have been confused, I think at the end of the day they have been using us as pawns.”  Well, yeah, exactly.  Smart kid.

Yanez even understands the politics of the whole thing:  “We should have never shut down the government over DACA. We should have never held our American people and our military hostage,” he said, noting that Democrats opted not to solve the DACA problem when they had control of Congress.  Hey, San Franciscans, if you want to put one of these DREAMers on your city council, I think we’ve identified exactly the right guy.  You probably won’t much care for him, but it’d do you all a lot of good to listen to what he has to say.

Meanwhile, the fake news media, led of course by CNN, spent all day Saturday praising and glamorizing the sister of the Crazy Little Fat Guy in North Korea, whose name is Kim Yo Jong.  The shamefulness of this cannot be overstated.  The Kim family has spent the last 40-plus years brutalizing, torturing, enslaving, murdering and starving the people of their country.  Glamorizing this woman is no different than slobbering over Pol Pot or Josef Stalin.  Just when you think all these fake journalists can’t possibly go any lower, they always manage to prove you wrong.

CNN says Miz Kim is “stealing the show”;  The Washington Post calls her the “Ivanka Trump of North Korea”; Yahoo Sports says “All swagger and smiles, Kim Jong Un’s mysterious sister gets her star turn at Winter Olympics.”  This is me, slapping my damn head.

What has Miz Kim done to “steal the show?”  She has alternatively stood quietly, dined quietly, sat quietly and applauded politely and otherwise looked for all the world like a fairly normal person while smiling enigmatically for the cameras like some monstrous parody of Audrey Hepburn.  Granted, simply by looking fairly normal, she does indeed provide a stark contrast to her obvious lunatic brother, but that hardly excuses the fake media for painting this despotic monster as on a par with the daughter of the President of the United States.

At the very same time, all these fake journalists continue to portray the U.S. President as the “real” monster.  Yes, he’s a monster who has cut taxes for pretty much everyone, reinvigorated the U.S. economy that had lain dormant for 8 years, appointed judges who respect the Constitution to the bench, unleashed the U.S. energy industry, basically demolished ISIS and just signed a budget-busting bill that adds billions to the baseline budgets of a vast array of liberal social programs.  But hey, he wants to hold a military parade, so he’s a monster.

As a reminder, Barack Hussein Obama funded and held a military parade of his own over in Syria several years ago.  Here’s a picture of it:

 

Just another day in fake news media America.

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Democrats Prepare to Toss the DACA “Kids” Under the Bus One More Time

The all-knowing, all-seeing, omnipotent “global warming” can now change your personality.  No kidding.  So claim researchers at the Columbia Business School (why are researchers at a “business” school studying global warming?).   “As climate change continues across the world, we may also observe concomitant changes in human personality,” reads the study, published in the journal Nature on Tuesday.  Hey, it’s already working on me – every time I read an article about some fake study making some increasingly bizarre claim about the effects of “global warming”, it pisses me off that much more.

San Fran Nan is even more confused than normal today.  As I write this, she is now in the 7th hour of conducting what can only be termed a “filibuster” on the floor of the house, having been standing there reading stuff since mid-morning.  The trouble is, the filibuster rule only applies in the senate, where she has never been a member.  The creeping dementia she’s been displaying over the last several years has finally set in for good.  Sad!

By the way, in case you’re curious, what San Fran Nan is really doing is putting on a show for the DACA “kids” (average age:  26), because her party is about to toss them under the bus in the budget negotiations, so that they don’t get blamed for shutting down the government again.  Early this morning, Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell announced they’d reached an agreement to fund the government for the remainder of FY 2018 and through FY 2019, removing all the sequester caps in the process.

The deal includes half a trillion dollars in new military and domestic spending over those two years, so all the budget hawks in the House are going to hate it.  But the deal does NOT include any language on the DACA issue, which is going to throw the Democrats’ leftwing base into a frenzy of rage, yet again.  Pelosi and Schumer obviously made a deal with members of their caucus that she would conduct her fake “filibuster” for show on the floor of the House so that none of the Democrat members of the Senate would conduct a real filibuster and potentially kill this deal.

In the end, the Democrats are going to agree to this deal to get their hands on more domestic money they can buy votes with in exchange for a promise on a DACA vote next week.  Which, of course, means they are getting literally NOTHING, since McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan already made that promise as a part of ending the 14% government shutdown that took place just a few weeks ago.

Pelosi and Schumer are betting that their voters are too stupid to remember that little reality.  Sadly, they’re probably right.

The one chink in the armor on this deal is whether the President will sign it when it comes to his desk.  He’s made it very clear he wants a comprehensive deal on immigration issues included in any budget deal, and that is obviously not a part of the Schumer/McConnell deal.  On the other hand, the deal does include most of the increased military spending Defense Secretary Mattis has asked for, and President Trump probably has little real objection to the increases in domestic spending that it includes.

It also seems unlikely that the President would be at all enthusiastic about having a vote on a “clean” DACA bill, given that that issue is his real leverage in getting concessions out of the Democrats on border security and other immigration reforms.  Absent that leverage, none of those reforms will happen.  Period.  Also, since the deal would well and truly bust the budget in a huge way, it would also likely be the death knell for any unfunded infrastructure plan Mr. Trump has stated he wants to pursue.

His campaign promises on immigration, more than any other factor, is what got Donald Trump elected.  And poll after poll shows strong majorities of Americans supporting the President’s position on those issues.  Is he willing to just let that all go in order to get two years of increased military spending?  Because that’s what this deal boils down to for him, and he knows that better than anyone.

The next 48 hours are going to be a very consequential time for our country.

That is all.

[NOTE:  A few minutes after this piece was posted, President Trump tweeted the following:  “The Budget Agreement today is so important for our great Military. It ends the dangerous sequester and gives Secretary Mattis what he needs to keep America Great. Republicans and Democrats must support our troops and support this Bill!”  Obviously, the President intends to sign the bill if it comes to his desk.  Also, Speaker Ryan issued a statement promising a vote in the coming weeks on “immigration reforms,” but not on a “clean” DACA bill that Pelosi says she wants.  Thus, Trump can sign this budget bill and still retain his leverage in immigration negotiations.  Cool.]

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New Strzok/Page Texts Point Straight at Obama

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part I – The stock market bounced back on Tuesday after a week of big losses, with the Dow gaining 567 points on the day.  So, after spending a week breathlessly blaming President Donald Trump for the market’s losses, the fake hosts at CNN and MSNBC can now go back to giving credit for the market’s gains to Barack Hussein Obama.  ‘Cuz that’s what the fake news media does.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II – New texts released Wednesday morning between disgraced FBI Agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are incredibly revealing, including one in September 2016 from Page to Strzok that simply reads “POTUS [Barack Obama] wants to know everything we’re doing.”   Well, of course he did.  Anyone who has been clinging to the thought that all of this illegal activity at FBI, DOJ, the State Department and the National Security Council was taking place while President Obama sat by in blissful ignorance also believes in unicorns, the tooth fairy and global warming.

Again, as I’ve pointed out repeatedly over the last couple of months, this is all just getting started here.  The proverbial poop hasn’t really even approached that whirring fan yet.  But, as we like to say out here in Texas flyover country, it’s fixin’ to.

If you thought the pranking of bug-eyed California Rep. Adam Schiff by that Russian comedy team that I detailed in yesterday’s Evening Update was hilarious, wait ’til you get a load of the prank call they placed last year to…wait for it…MAXINE WATERS!  If you thought Ms. Waters was a bit of a lunatic already, well, you’ve only seen the tip of the lunatic iceberg with her.  Give it a listen when you have 11 free minutes.  You’ll be glad you did, trust me.

Maybe he just wants to remind the Deep State who it is that commands the military. – The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that President Trump has ordered the Pentagon brass to plan a “grand parade” that would celebrate U.S. military strength.  While everyone in the fake news media very predictably melted down, immediately drawing comparisons to similar parades staged by Hitler, Stalin and the Crazy Little Fat Guy in North Korea, I suspect the President’s intent in staging such an event is a little more subtle than that.  I imagine he’d probably invite Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein and other deep state plotters to join him in the viewing stand.  Just a guess.

Speaking of President Trump, he told assembled fake reporters at the White House on Tuesday that he’d be all in favor of letting the Democrats shut down 14% of the federal government if a budget bill does not include acceptable reforms of our country’s broken immigration system.  Having just talked about the need to tighted up border security in the ongoing fight against the MS13 gang, the President said “Frankly, I’ll go a step further, if we don’t change the legislation, if we don’t get rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed to come into our country … if we don’t change it let’s have a shutdown, we’ll do a shutdown,” Trump said. “It’s worth it for our country.  I’d love to see a shutdown if we don’t get this stuff taken care of.”

Naturally, conservative talking heads on cable TV who have been wrong about literally everything since mid-2015 immediately judged the President’s comments to be a tactical error.  Mind you, these are the very same conservative talking heads who spent a full year guaranteeing us that Trump could never win the GOP presidential nomination, much less become president, and who still don’t appear to understand a damn thing about how he operates.

It seems like you wouldn’t have to say it yet again after all this time, but here we go:  Donald Trump views everything as a negotiation.  A deal.  He wants to make a deal this week that a) extends the budget through the end of the fiscal year, b) gets him funding for a wall and other enhanced border security measures, c) ends chain migration beyond nuclear family members, d) ends the insane visa lottery system, and e) provides some form of legal status for the DACA “kids” (average age: 26), including a long and difficult path to citizenship.

In every negotiation he has ever engaged in, Donald Trump always begins by laying down the gauntlet with an absolute declaration of terms and a clear reminder that he’d be happy to walk away if he doesn’t get a deal he likes.  That’s what happened yesterday.  That’s it.  If Democrats don’t think he’d be just fine if the government shut down for a week or so so people can once again see that it makes pretty much no difference at all to most of their daily lives, then they are making the mistake of believing their own BS.

Everyone also needs to remember that President Trump is very focused on keeping his campaign promises.  While he promised to fix the immigration system, he also promised to do it in a humane manner, and he views getting a fix for the DACA “kids” as a part of that.  So, he’ll be willing to negotiate here to some extent, but he’s not going to accept some idiotic surrender deal like the one John McCain is offering.  That kind of thing is DOA.

Anyway, the gauntlet has been thrown, and now the negotiation can begin.  But the President won’t be moving much off the deal parameters outlined above.  Expect 14% of the government to shut down on Friday, and expect it to stay there until the Democrats cry “uncle” again.

Just another day in Trump’s making a deal America.

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John McCain Plays Neville Chamberlain to Trump’s Winston Churchill

The Philadelphia Eagles won the franchise’s first Super Bowl, denying the New England Patriots what would have been their 6th NFL championship.  Excited Eagles fans swarmed the streets of Philadelphia in celebration, setting fires, breaking windows and vandalizing businesses.  So, it was just like they would have done had the Eagles lost.

In a last-ditch effort to finally completely destroy the Republican Party – something he tried but failed to do in his 2008 run for the presidency – RINO John McCain is planning to introduce a budget bill in the Senate that would include a fix for the DACA “kids” (average age:  26) but omit any funding for border security or other revisions to the nation’s open borders immigration system.  Unsurprisingly, McCain’s co-sponsor is a (fellow?) Democrat, the execrable Senator Chris Coons of Delaware.  Were the GOP to agree to pass such a bill in order to avoid letting the Democrats shut the government down at the end of this week, talk of a “blue wave” blowout in the midterm elections, which has gone away in recent weeks, would be revived, and for good reason.

Don’t kid yourselves: doing an amnesty for the DACA people while getting nothing real in return – which is what Sen. McCain refers to as “negotiating” – would kill the Republican Party dead.  The GOP base vote would abandon the party just as it did in 2008, when all the RINOism led by McCain and Lindsey Graham led to the birth of the Tea Party movement.

Doing such a bill would be a classic case of unilateral surrender in the face of impending victory, something McCain has specialized in throughout his political career.  The Republicans literally have Chuck Schumer and the Democrats completely over a barrel on this issue.  The Democrats are just three weeks removed from being blamed for shutting down 14% of the federal government for the first time in history over the DACA issue, having suffered severe political damage with everyone except their most radical leftwing base for doing so.  Threats coming from Schumer and San Fran Nan to repeat the same political hari kari at the end of this week are the very definition of political suicide.

Any thinking Republican would be doing his best Clint Eastwood impression and telling Schumer to “Go ahead, punk, make my day.”  Instead, John McCain is doing his best Neville Chamberlain, swearing to his Republican colleagues that Schumer really is a great guy, and that unilateral surrender on their strongest issue will buy them full funding for the U.S. armed forces budget they want, and peace in our time.  What a dope.

You never know what Senate Republicans might agree to do in situations like this – they regularly display all the intestinal fortitude of the Vichy French – but a horrible deal like this would have a very tough time getting through the House of Representatives, where real Republicans tend to dwell in large enough numbers to save the party from McCain’s worst impulses.

The intelligent strategy here is so obvious that even a trained monkey could grasp it:  Submit a clean budget bill to fund the government through the end of the year and dare the Democrats to shut down the government again over the DACA issue, which does not really come to a head for another month.  Let the Democrats shut it down for a week or so, and then offer the compromise President Trump offered in his State of the Union Address last week. When the Democrats reject that, change the Senate rules to finally end the filibuster rule, something the Democrats are going to do next time they have a senate majority anyway.

In other words, finally, at long last, take responsibility for governing the country.  Stop letting the Democrats run up gigantic federal budget deficits by forcing the government to run on continuing resolutions rather than passing real budget bills, something they have done almost continuously for the last 12 years now.

McCain complains that all this “partisan gridlock” in congress is preventing full funding for the U.S. military, which is true, but his bill does nothing real to solve the problem.  The only real way to end the gridlock in congress is to stop letting the minority in the U.S. Senate control the process.  The unilateral surrender he proposes on immigration would only serve to embolden them.

McCain clearly relishes his role as the party’s Neville Chamberlain.  Donald Trump, by showing the GOP how to win these government shutdown wars they’d never been able to win before, has become the party’s version of Winston Churchill, offering a clear path to ultimate victory if only they will hold firm and follow through.

Can they make themselves do it?  Can they turn this week into their party’s finest hour?  There’s no real reason to be optimistic on that score, but hey, stranger things have happened.

Just another day in Trump as Churchill America.
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The Great 14% Shutdown of 2018, Day 3: Schumer Submits, Snowflakes Toss Fits. (This is What Winning Looks Like.)

  • Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part I – Late last week, as it became increasingly apparent that the Democrats in the Senate were going to cause a shutdown of 14% of the federal government, various fake news media outlets carried reports predicting the stock market would tank on Monday if that were to happen.  One clown on CNN or MSNBC, I forget which, predicted the Dow Jones would fall 1,300 points.  He was apparently channeling Paul Krugman with that bit of hilarity.  Of course, that did not happen.  The Dow was up more than 140 points on Monday, while the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ rose to set new closing record highs.  Just more Winning in Donald Trump’s America.
  • Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he is opening an investigation of his investigators, looking into the FBI’s claim to have “lost” 5 months of texts between deep state FBI Agent Peter Strzok and deep state FBI attorney Lisa Page.  For those keeping count, in just the last month, AG Sessions has announced investigations into Uranium One, the Clinton Crime Family Fake Foundation, the Clinton email scandal, and the Project Cassandra scandal, in which the Obama Administration facilitated the activities of the terrorist organization Hezbollah in the United States.  Mr. Sessions, who appeared to mostly sleep through 2017, has awakened with a vengeance these past few weeks.  It’s going to be a very busy year for him.
  • And speaking of WINNING, literally every snowflake, social justice warrior and Antifa terrorist on the radical political left went berserk on Monday when Cryin’ Chuckie Schumer caved and agreed to end the Great 14% Government Shutdown of 2018.  One leftist clown named Murshed Zaheed, who heads some group of lunatics that calls itself CREDO, told an interviewer, “Call it the #SchumerSellout, Hashtagged.”  Oooooooh, burn!  Man, when a Democrat politician has been negatively ‘hashtagged” by some leftist nitwit who heads up a group no one has ever heard of, you know he’s in a real political mess.
  • Then again, the clown has a point:  Chuckie did indeed sell out on Monday, folding up like that $9 tent at Wal Mart when he received new polling data showing conclusively that he was losing the PR battle in this ill-conceived shutdown to the Republicans and Donald Trump, who had out-flanked him at every turn.  Oh, the Democrats’ slavish agents in the fake news media did everything they could to try to prop their benefactors up throughout the day, but there is no doubt who the big loser here really is in a political sense.
  • The simple fact of the matter is that Schumer and his fellow disgraceful, anti-American Democrats got literally nothing in the “deal” that was struck to end the shutdown.  Schumer bragged about getting a commitment from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the President for a full debate and floor vote on the DACA question by February 8, but the President and congressional Republicans have been committed to doing that since last summer.
  • Even worse for Schumer and his Democrat senate caucus, they’re going to find themselves right back in the same pickle in just three weeks.  What’s the plan then, Chuckie?  If Schumer can’t somehow convince Republicans in both the House and the Senate to award amnesty to 3.6 million illegal aliens who are somehow subject to this DREAMer status, then what?  Is he going to order his compliant fellow Ds to shut 14% of the government down again, place the interests of illegals ahead of those of 330 million American citizens again, and make those horrible polling numbers in the new Harris Harvard Poll move even more in the favor of the Republicans?
  • It is equally valid to ask what are the Republicans going to do in three weeks?  Have they actually learned the clear lesson from this shutdown, which is that they have a clear advantage with the voting public on these immigration-related issues, and if they hold firm and don’t panic in the face of a barrage of negative media coverage, they finally have a guy in the White House who will turn them into winners?
  • There is a clear deal to be struck here.  It is completely transparent and unambiguous, and has been for several months now:  The DREAMers get some form of legal status and a long and difficult “path to citizenship” that forces them to adhere to the normal, legal immigration requirements that everyone else who wishes to immigrate to the United States must follow.  In exchange for that, chain migration is ended, the lunatic “diversity lottery” system is ended, and the border wall and other enhanced border security measures are fully and immediately funded.
  • Harris Harvard and other polls show that strong majorities of Americans support every of those provisions.  All the GOP members of congress have to do is stand firm on them and they will win again in February.  If the Democrats want to fall on their collective sword over maintaining open borders, let them do it, and let President Trump tweet them to death from now through election day.
  • Congressional Republicans have never had a more clear path to electoral victory than they do this very morning.  Whether they like it or not, they have President Donald J. Trump (I still never get tired of typing those words) to thank for that happy circumstance.
Just another day in Trump just keeps on #Winning America.
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The Government Shutdown is Here! The First Round is on Me!

  • Tired of all this Winning yet? – Yesterday’s Campaign Update told you that shutting down the government would be the best outcome for the Republicans.  Lo and behold, we have our government shutdown, as the Republicans completely out-maneuvered the Democrats on one of these things for like the first time ever.  They have President Trump and Chuck Schumer, who completely over-played a terribly weak hand to thank for that.
  • With polls showing that 70% or more of the public wanting to do “something” to “protect” the poor DACA “kids” – many of whom are in their 30s – Schumer and every other Democrat spent the entire week claiming they would not do a deal to extend government funding without including some sort of amnesty for these folks who are in our country illegally.
  • When President Trump called Schumer over to the White House early Friday afternoon, Chuckie boy rushed over with a list of demands in-hand, no doubt expecting Trump to cave, like any of his Republican predecessors would have done in this same situation.  But Trump is not a Bush, and no caving was to be had, so poor Chuckie left the White House in a huff, so obviously angry that he actually passed up a chance to talk to the assembled reporters outside, the first time Mr. Schumer has passed up a chance to have his face on TV since he was in grade school.  At that moment, he no doubt fully intended to get back over the Capitol and hold a presser announcing his caucus was going to shut down the government.
  • But a couple of funny things happened while he was on his way back to the office.  First, he was no doubt told by his staff that the hashtag #SchumerShutdown had been trending on Twitter since Sarah Huckabee Sanders had used the term in her White House press briefing earlier in the day.  Second, CNN released a poll while Schumer was in the Oval Office showing that, by a margin of 56 to 34, people thought it was more important to keep the government open and protect Americans than it is to shut it down over an issue related to 800,000 illegal immigrants.
  • Why was that CNN poll such a big deal?  Well, you have to think like the Democrats think.  While there are still good people in the Democrat Party – no, really, there truly still are a handful of well-intentioned Americans still willing to associate with this band of miscreants – the party itself has no soul.  The party itself really believes in nothing, unless believing in something helps it to obtain and maintain political power.  That’s it.  They don’t really give a damn about these DACA “kids”, unless caring about them helps them in that over-arching goal.  Thus, that CNN poll told them clearly that standing firm on a DACA fix at this time was a horrible political loser for them, bigly.
  • Thus, Schumer and his entire caucus then went into panic mode, and spent the next several hours trying to concoct talking points that would make giving in look like some sort of “victory”, and throwing out an array of alternative plans that would have allowed them to keep the government open while saving a little face.  But Mitch McConnell and his Senate Republicans for once held firm and rejected each and every one of them, even as little Lindsey Graham was conducting shuttle diplomacy between Schumer’s and McConnell’s offices, begging them all to give in one more time.
  • So, we wake up this morning, on the anniversary of Donald Trump’s being sworn into office, with 14% of the federal government technically shut down.  As the Campaign Update said on Friday, this is literally the perfect coda to Trump’s first year in office.  If you want to clean out the swamp, one of the things you simply must do is stop giving in to the Democrats in these idiotic games of political brinksmanship.
  • The real glory in all of this is that President Trump for once does not get all the credit for the GOP finally, at long last, doing the right thing.  The happy fact is that every leader in the congressional GOP played his role perfectly.  Speaker Paul Ryan had his congressional chamber pass the bill that set the tone – with bi-partisan support – on Thursday, and then promptly adjourned the House and sent everyone home so they would not be around to gum up the works any further.  Perfect.
  • McConnell and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn then played their hand perfectly all day long on Friday, putting out a steady drumbeat of consistent messaging about how the Democrats were ignoring the interests of the millions of American citizens in the name of making a special deal for a relative handful of illegal immigrants, a message that Ryan stayed in town to help push as well.
  • It was all perfect.  Everyone played their roles just right.  They’ll still get blamed for the shutdown by the fake news media, but the panic on the Democrat side clearly demonstrated which party will gain strength from this shutdown come election day.
  • At long last, Donald Trump appears to be rubbing off on members of his own party.  They’re slow learners, but it does seem that these old dogs are capable of learning new tricks.  Tricks like #Winning in situations where they had always lost in the past.  This is a day to celebrate if you really care about this country.
Just another day in President Trump just keeps on #Winning America.
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Nancy Pelosi Gets A Real Dreamer Lesson

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • That uncomfortable moment when a Democrat politician reaps what she has sown… – San Fran Nan Pelosi just can’t make herself stop being embarrassed in public.  Fresh off of two public speaking appearances in which she sounded like nothing less than a lush stumbling out of a bar at midnight, the House Minority Leader stumbled into an appearance in San Francisco at an event that was designed to show support for her efforts to memorialize Barack Obama’s unconstitutional DACA executive order into statute.  With the room being filled with illegal aliens who have been staying in the U.S. under the protection of this illegal order, San Fran Nan no doubt anticipated a very polite, very friendly audience.  After all, these “Dreamers” are just the bestest, most politest bunch of innocent children ever, right?
  • Uh, not quite.  Turns out the “Dreamers” in attendance were a group of ill-behaved, entitled punks, which should come as a surprise to no one who has paid any attention at all to the nature of their prior demonstrations, which are always covered wall-to-wall by the 24 hour cable news channels.  So it was that, as Dear Nan stepped to the podium to give what no doubt would have been a scripted talk filled with glowing platitudes and the standard Democrat falsehoods, the punks surrounded her and began shouting at her.  San Fran Nan, obviously shocked and literally shaking with fear, tried for several minutes to calm everyone down and give her worthless talk, but the entitled punks were having none of it.  Ultimately, Dear Nan was forced to just meekly leave the podium and return to the safety of her limousine.
  • It was, in one word, awesome.  Awesome that the Minority Leader was utterly humiliated in public, as she deserved to be.  Awesome that these entitled punks are so dimwitted that they somehow think that committing such an act actually helps their cause.  Awesome that San Fran Nan and her fellow Democrats are now having to scramble and try to clean up the PR nightmare these “Dreamers” have become.  Just totally awesome, dudes.
  • We should acknowledge that the punks at this demonstration do not personify the behavior and attitudes of all the 800,000 or so “Dreamers” who remain in our country illegally.  But we should also acknowledge that we don’t see any of those other “Dreamers” getting their butts out on television to disavow them.  Finally, we should note that the “Dreamers” are no different than any of the myriad other leftwing single interest groups that make up the voter base for today’s Democrat Party, in that they are all inevitably represented on television by the most idiotic and radical nitwits among them.
  • I’ve now watched the clip of Dear Nan’s humiliation at least 20 times, and just cannot get enough of it.  It think I’m going to put it on a permanent loop on the TV in our living room.  It’s just the bestest thing ever.
  • Strangely, no apologies to the President were forthcoming from anyone in the fake news media – In other news, I’m old enough to remember when the fake news minions scoffed at Donald Trump’s contention early this year that the Obama Administration had wire-tapped Trump Tower before and after the election.  Yesterday, the fake journalists at CNN meekly reported that Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s staff leakers had leaked the fact that the Obama Administration had…wait for it…wait for it…WIRE-TAPPED PAUL MANAFORT’S HOME IN TRUMP TOWER both before and after the election.
  • I’m old enough to remember last October, when The Most Corrupt Woman In America, along with every other Democrat on the face of the earth, said Donald Trump’s implication that he might question the legitimacy of the election should he lose was tantamount to treason.  On Monday, The Most Corrupt Woman would not rule out the possibility that she might at some point…wait for it…wait for it…QUESTION THE LEGITIMACY OF THE ELECTION!  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.  I mean, really, who could?

Just another day in Dreamer, Nothing But a Dreamer America.

That is all.

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