Donald Trump is a hard man to get a feeling for. A successful businessman who got into politics and went through the primaries like a cyclone in a wheat field. Stunning the world, he defeated someone who had been all but preordained as the next president and turned Capitol Hill on its ear. He has been universally opposed by the establishment of both parties. In spite of the media’s best efforts to destroy the only man with the nerve to stand up to them, he still remains popular with those who voted for him.
He ran on repealing Obamacare and building the border wall. His own party betrayed him on health care and it looks like he gave a big FU to his own party and has worked a deal with the Democrats just to get something done. The modern definition of “bipartisanship” is, was, and always will be the republicans abandoning everything they believe in and give the liberals everything they want. There are conflicting reports about a deal he struck with the left and it is unclear exactly what his motives are.
Pelosi And Schumer: Trump Agreed To ‘Enshrine DACA Protections Into Law’ Without Wall
“We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President. The discussion focused on DACA. We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputed the Democratic leaders’ claims saying Trump did not agree to excluding the wall from any DACA fix.
Report: Trump Caves on DACA, Wants ‘Quick’ Amnesty for 800K Illegal Aliens
In a meeting with establishment politicians from the Problem Solvers Caucus and the Blue Dog Coalition, President Trump signaled a full-fledged cave on the issue of giving amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens currently protected by an Obama-created executive immigration program.
I would reserve thought on this as this is Democratic statement and nothing is written out. And there was no prior indication that the wall would ever be a part of this deal. Paul Ryan said there would be funding for the wall apart from this. So we’ll have to see how it all shakes out formally.
Outrageous Selling-Out of the Base: Immigration Patriots Blast Trump Staffer Marc Short for Trading DACA Amnesty for Tax Cuts
As Breitbart News reported, Trump’s congressional relations aide Marc Short told reporters that he is not asking Democrats to exchange amnesty for the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens covered by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for the legal immigration-cutting RAISE Act, E-Verify, or even border wall funding.
Instead, Short – who previously worked in the Republican establishment and headed an organization bankrolled by the pro-mass immigration billionaire Koch brothers – tied the massive amnesty deal to tax cuts
Paul Ryan Says US House will Fund Border Wall This Week
Report: Dem pollsters worried that attacks on Trump not sticking
Many of the ideas party leaders have latched onto in an attempt to appeal to their lost voters — free college tuition, raising the minimum wage to $15, even Medicare for all — test poorly among voters outside the base. The people in these polls and focus groups tend to see those proposals as empty promises, at best.
Victor Davis Hansen has a great post at National Review, Two Resistances. The basic thesis is that the Media-Dem-NeverTrump Resistance gets all the attention, but the real resistance is an uprising against elites, so much so that Trump is an acceptable antidote
Tough Love: Democratic Operatives Tear Apart the Party’s Current Strategy for 2018
The president’s response to the Charlottesville violence, the rolling back of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, Russian collusion hysteria, the slow pace of enacting his agenda—all of these things have Democrats grinning, expect that they shouldn’t. The party’s own operatives and data crunchers have run through the numbers based on focus groups, and Democrats are still heading for the electoral ditch.
In all, while Trump’s approval ratings might be in the low 40s by the time the 2018 midterms hit, it’s appallingly naïve for the Left to think a blue wave is coming based on that factor alone.
New RNC Video Highlights Global Failures of Single-Payer Health Care Systems