BEFORE THE MEETING: President Trump tweet stormed about the wall — “Despite the large Caravans that WERE forming and heading to our Country, people have not been able to get through our newly built Walls, makeshift Walls & Fences, or Border Patrol Officers & Military. They are now staying in Mexico or going back to their original countries……. Ice, Border Patrol and our Military have done a FANTASTIC job of securing our Southern Border. A Great Wall would be, however, a far easier & less expensive solution. We have already built large new sections & fully renovated others, making them like new. The Democrats,….. however, for strictly political reasons and because they have been pulled so far left, do NOT want Border Security. They want Open Borders for anyone to come in. This brings large scale crime and disease. Our Southern Border is now Secure and will remain that way……. I look forward to my meeting with Chuck Schumer & Nancy Pelosi. In 2006, Democrats voted for a Wall, and they were right to do so. Today, they no longer want Border Security. They will fight it at all cost, and Nancy must get votes for Speaker. But the Wall will get built… People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built. If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall. They know how important it is!”
There’s a lot of talk on the web today about the meeting between Trump/Pence and Schumer/Pelosi. Schumer and Pelosi talking about how awful the idea of a government shut down is makes my blood pressure shoot up. Remember Obama? Remember how he fenced off open air memorials and Michelle let her famous garden rot?
PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS: Non-essential government services have been suspended for more than a single day only twice in our history. Both times, it was because a Democrat president refused to sign the spending bill that the Republican-controlled Congress had passed. Clinton’s lasted 27 days in 1995-96; Obama’s lasted 16 days in 2013.
BORDER SECURITY: Rep Tom Reed on CNN — “Americans want Congress to get the job done and keep our country safe. It is time for Democrats and Republicans to come together to find common ground in order to secure our border.” The anchor keeps harping on the increase in the deficit, as if the border wall is the ONLY thing that is driving spending. How about how much we’re spending on an ever-increasing number of illegals who think they have some right to free health care, free education, free housing, and free food? She also totally ignores Tom’s points about the necessity for border security (which a majority of Americans want) and about how wrong it is for Democrats to politicize that issue.
DEMOCRATS: Why exactly are Democrats SO obsessed with genitalia? — Nancy Pelosi reportedly told colleagues that Trump’s border wall is “like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him.” I mean, Hillary says she didn’t get elected because people fear vaginas of power and now Nancy Pelosi says Trump only wants the border wall because his weenie is inadequate? Oh, and she also likened the Oval Office meeting to getting peed on by a skunk. Freud would have a field day.
Allegedly, she was “trying to be the mom.” Well, that sounds about right, so long as we remember that her definition of “a mom” is someone who has the absolute right to dismember her unborn children at any gestational age, for any reason, and at taxpayers’ expense.