HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Our dear little Daisey is ten years old today. She is such a joy!
PRIME TIME: President Trump delivered a prime-time address on the “national security crisis” at the border at 9 p.m. ET yesterday. Afterwards, the two top Democrat leaders in Congress — Minority leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY) and Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA) gave a live rebuttal.
According to Vice President Pence, weekend talks with Democrats got nowhere. Senior Democratic congressional staffers agreed with Trump administration officials that a crisis does exist at the southern border. However, they are not willing to negotiate a plan to address it unless Trump ends the partial government shutdown.
Pence said, “The president is not going to reopen the government on the promise that negotiations will go on sometime after.” Good thing too, given the Democrats’ long history of screwing over anyone who believes their bald-faced lies and endless stream of broken promises.
On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Face the Nation, “The president will compromise, but he will not capitulate. … I do want open the government, but the goal is not to open the government. The goal is to fix a broken immigration system. … We’re not going to give in to this radical left EVER.”
Kimberlee Kaye at Legal Insurrection says, “It seems both parties have decided this is THE hill to die on. Trump knows he has to have a wall to win re-election and the Democrats know he wins if they give it to him.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH: This is less than ten minutes. Everyone should listen to it and think hard about the statistics he cites and the fact that Democrat leaders are putting their hatred of President Trump ahead of fixing our immigration problems.
REP. TOM REED (R-NY23): Tonight, the President laid out common-sense reasons to secure our southern border.
We care about the mothers and fathers crying for the loss of their child’s life after a heroin overdose or the thousands of women sexually assaulted and used as pawns by human traffickers as they travel the dangerous routes to come to America for a better life.
We should also never forget the lessons of 9/11 and the terror, heartbreak, and pain it brought upon our fellow Americans. Something just as horrific could happen by bad actors crossing our weak border.
I urge politicians on both sides of the aisle to be proactive instead of reactive in finding a solution to this growing crisis for the people we represent.
THE REBUTTAL: Schumer and Pelosi were given time to do a live rebuttal. Not surprisingly, it was a steaming pile of lies. Not only have Democrats offered no alternative solutions, but Schumer and Pelosi also refused to listen to the border security briefing Trump had prepared for them! They won’t even consider a compromise that includes giving Dreamers a path to citizenship. Democrats should be up in arms … with pitchforks.
TRUMP 1, DEMOCRATS 0: From Joel Pollak at Breitbart — “President Donald Trump focused on victims of illegal migration in his first Oval Office address Tuesday night. Democrats — Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — focused on the government. … It was a contrast that illustrated the difference between the parties — and how thoroughly Trump routed his rivals. … No wonder Pelosi and Schumer wanted to debate this issue behind closed doors. They have no case.”
THE SCHUMER-NANCY SHOW WAS A DISASTER: But the memes were great!
THE SHINING CLIP: I don’t watch horror films, so I didn’t get the significance of the twins meme until I watched this clip. Brrrr.
RASMUSSEN: Mitt Romney may have pleased Democrats and the media with his recent op-ed criticizing President Trump, but Republican voters by a better than two-to-one margin line up with the president.
“PRECISELY CORRECT” — Uh, Sandy, girlfriend … there’s a huge difference between being “precisely correct” and being wildly wrong. You got FOUR Pinocchios from a left-friendly fact checker because what you said was ABSURD.