Category Archives: Government Shutdown

Resist hasn’t got the numbers

Remember how, back in 2013, Michelle Obama and her girls refused to harvest their own garden at the White House, because the government was shut down?  Good thing our brave troops aren’t that lazy and self-centered, isn’t it?

2018_01 23 US kills ISIS during shutdown

As soon as the government was opened back up, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pulled his offer to support a wall on the southern border. President Trump fired back: “If there is no wall, there is no DACA.”

2018_01 22 Schumer screw taxpayers toon

People noticed who was getting screwed. Here are the results of a new Harvard-Merris poll about the immigration issue that forced the shut down:

  • 79% of Americans want secure borders.
  • 61% say current security is inadequate.
  • 65% FAVOR the congressional deal Trump is offering, i.e., keep DACA in exchange for
    • increasing merit immigration
    • decreasing chain immigration
    • eliminating the diversity visa lottery
    • funding for barrier security on the U.S.-Mexico border.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/01/23/fresh-harvard-poll-majority-want-an-end-to-chain-migration-n2438617

Advertisements

Comments Off on Resist hasn’t got the numbers

Filed under Armed Forces, Charles Schumer, DACA, Government Shutdown, ISIS, Syria

FAKE NEWS: CNN’s Don Lemon is either stupid or a liar

Probably both.

In 2013, CNN’s Don Lemon reported on the government shut down.

On Friday, he said ON AIR that he didn’t remember the government shutting down when Obama was in office.

2018_01 19 CNN anchor doesn't remember 5 years ago

In 2014, Don Lemon was named in a list of worst journalists by the Columbia Journalism Review.  But hey, who cares?! He’s a black, gay leftist. That’s a trifecta for being a major news anchor at CNN these days. Intelligence and integrity never enter into it.

Source:

2 Comments

Filed under Government Shutdown, News Media

Schumer Blinked

No commentary anymore. There’s no point.

Democrats Lose Big Time As Shutdown Ends

They tried to shoehorn a big immigration amnesty into stopgap funding and paid a heavy price.

Democrats got essentially nothing in exchange for voting to re-open the government, which made the Republican triumph even sweeter. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made an unenforceable promise to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to bring an immigration bill to the floor – he said merely that it was his intention to do so – if a compromise cannot be made regarding the illegals before government funding runs out again.
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269102/democrats-lose-big-time-shutdown-ends-matthew-vadum

Never play Chicken with the Trump Train
This embarrassing game of Chicken shows that — for the first time in decades — a Republican won the Narrative War.
Republicans never win the Narrative War.
And that’s why Schumer and the Dems were so certain they’d succeed at hanging this shutdown around Donald Trump’s neck.
But they failed miserably.
No. Trump went much further than that. He successfully labeled this shutdown as Democrats choosing illegal aliens over American citizens.
And because of that, losing this game of Chicken isn’t just a minor setback for Chuck Schumer and the Democrats.
They went all-in for non-citizens over Americans. And now, no matter what they do, Trump has succeeded in labeling them the Party of Illegals.
http://patriotretort.com/never-play-chicken-trump-train/

Trump releases statement on Democrats coming to their senses over government shutdown
Trump just released a statement to the press on the government shutdown, praising Democrats for ‘coming to their senses’ to fund the government:
In a campaign email, the message from the Trump campaign is that “Democrats CAVED”:

Democrats caved on the shutdown, and they’re admitting it

🔥Kamala Harris on McConnell: “I don’t believe he made any commitment whatsoever and I think it would be foolhardy to believe he made a commitment.”
Cc: Democratic leadership

And here’s a statement from OFA, the political offshoot of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns: “Let’s be clear: This stopgap measure is not a solution. It’s merely a band-aid for a self-inflicted wound that remains untreated.” Another liberal group, CREDO Action, offered this:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/22/democrats-caved-to-end-the-shutdown-just-ask-them/?utm_term=.6c6503eb3fd8

Fun: MoveOn rips Dems for “bad, outrageous” shutdown deal

“This is a bad, outrageous deal. Trump and Republicans in Congress stood with their anti-immigrant nativist base, and too many Democrats backed down, abandoned Dreamers, and failed to fight for their values.”
Lotta anger out there!
https://hotair.com/archives/2018/01/22/fun-moveon-rips-dems-bad-outrageous-shutdown-deal/

We Are Outraged:’ Illegal Alien Activists Turn on Democrats After Amnesty-or-Shutdown Fail
In a protest outside of the U.S Capitol, open borders advocates and illegal alien activists slammed Democrats after they originally shut down the federal government to push amnesty for illegal aliens, but then caved to President Trump and voted to reopen the government without an amnesty attached to the funding bill.
Illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with the open borders group “United We Dream,” which is funded by globalist billionaire George Soros, said they were entitled to an immediate amnesty before the federal government was reopened.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/22/we-are-outraged-illegal-alien-activists-turn-on-democrats-after-amnesty-or-shutdown-fail/

Fresh Polling: Shutting Down Government Over DACA Was Not Good For Democrats
“Would you favor or oppose Democrats voting to shut the government down if the continuing budget resolution does not include restoring so-called DACA work permits for undocumented immigrants brought here illegally by their parents?”
58% responded with “oppose.”
Polling also showed a majority back White House priorities on ending the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, eliminating chain migration and building a border wall.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/01/22/poll-vast-majority-disapprove-of-government-shutdown-over-daca-n2438002

Nancy Pelosi to Democrats: Shutdown deal does not ‘diminish our leverage’
“While today’s vote ends the Trump Shutdown, it does not diminish our leverage,” Pelosi said in a “Dear Democratic Colleague” note to her caucus members. “While Members may vote differently on this bill, we are unified in our determination to meet the needs of the American people with our Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.”

[CtH: BWAHAHAHAHA!  Delusional Nancy opens her gob again.  TRUMP is MEETING every one of those needs already … without any support whatsoever from the Democrats OR the MSM.]

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/nancy-pelosi-to-democrats-shutdown-deal-does-not-diminish-our-leverage/article/2646742

CNN Asks Wasserman Schultz What Was The Point Of The Shutdown — Her Answer Is Stunning
When Schultz was asked point-blank what the point of the government shutdown was her response left Baldwin’s jaw on the floor. “What one thing did [Schumer] get, you know, from Republicans, to justify shutting down the government in the first place?” Baldwin asked.
DWS replied: “The one thing, I would say, that [Schumer] did get is the potential for momentum.”

[CtH; What on Earth does “potential for momentum” mean?]

CNN Host Incredulous When Wasserman Schultz Says Schumer Got ‘Potential for Momentum’ Out of Shutdown Deal

[DWS: “We’re five months down the road and we still don’t have a budget.”  Wow.  And how many YEARS did Democrats REFUSE to pass a budget?!  I’d say “unbelievable” but this is a Democrat.]

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/22/cnn-wasserman-schultz-shutdown/

CNN’s John King: ‘Why Did They Shut Down the Government in the First Place?’

CBS on Democrats Ending Shutdown: ‘This Is a White House Victory’

Paul Ryan: ‘This Shutdown Did Not Need to Happen’

Blumenthal Doesn’t Deny Schumer ‘Caved’ on Govt. Shutdown, Says He Took ‘Responsible’ Action

[CtH: In other words, the shut down was irresponsible. Well, duh.]

Media Agrees: Democrats Lost the Government Shutdown Fight

4 Comments

Filed under Charles Schumer, DACA, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Democrats, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Immigration, Nancy Pelosi, News Media, Paul Ryan, Polls

The Way It Is

In keeping with my policy, I’m not posting any links to the investigations going on in Congress because there’s really no point. We’ve found what we all knew to be true, that Obama didn’t have a presidential administration, but a criminal enterprise. Using phony information to spy on Trump people, collusion between the White House, FBI, and DOJ to make sure Hillary would never be charged with anything; Lynch announcing she’d abide by whatever decision Comey came to when she was told months earlier what the outcome of the sham investigation would be. Felonies piled on felonies. It’s laughable to think that any investigation will result in any indictments. Even if they were, you’d never get a judge or jury in DC to convict a Democrat. So it’s all bullcrap. Enough said.

DC ‘Made Men’ Like James Clapper Don’t Get Charged For Committing Open Perjury

Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper is about to celebrate one of the most important anniversaries of his life. March 13th will be the fifth anniversary of his commission of open perjury before the Senate Intelligence Committee. More importantly, it also happens to be when the statute of limitations runs out — closing any possibility of prosecution for Clapper

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/01/19/james-clappers-perjury-dc-made-men-dont-get-charged-lying-congress-jonathan-turley-column/1045991001/

Black racists enraged by Malia Obama’s white boyfriend

Malia Obama, who is studying at Harvard University, has a boyfriend! But some black people on Twitter have questioned her choice in men, because Malia’s new homey, Rory Farquharson, is white.

[CtH: Remember all the ooey-gooey crap her daddy spewed about his white mama and black daddy ending racism?]

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/01/black_racists_enraged_by_malia_obamas_white_boyfriend.html

Schumer’s shutdown reveals: Democrats will destroy America just to spite Trump
The Schumer shutdown has revealed the totality of the Democrats’ agenda: animosity and amnesty.

When President Trump set out to deliver historic tax cuts for the American people, Democrats sat on their hands, rather than participating in the legislative process.

We already knew the Washington Democrats hated Trump. Now we know they oppose not just the president, but American government, the American people and even the very concept of American citizenship as well.

They call Americans “deplorables” and illegal immigrants “Dreamers.” That tells you everything you need to know about the Democrats’ upside-down world view.

http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/369961-schumers-shutdown-reveals-democrats-will-destroy-america-just-to-spite

SAG Awards Host Can’t Resist Taking A Shot At Melania Minutes Into The Show

“There has never been a host for this awards show,” Bell said. “First time. First person. First lady. I honestly never thought I would grow up to be the first lady, but you know what, I kind of like it.”

“I think my first initiative as first lady will be cyberbullying because I have yet to see any progress on that problem quite yet,” Bell joked early in her speech.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/22/sag-awards-kristen-bell-melania-trump/

Trump Rejects NBC’s Request for Pre-Super Bowl Interview

CAN’T SAY I BLAME HIM. IT WOULD NOT BE SO MUCH AN INTERVIEW AS AN INTERROGATION. NOT AT ALL LIKE THE HUGGING AND CARESSING OBAMA WAS ALWAYS TREATED TO.

The White House has at present, according to a person familiar with the matter, indicated to NBC News that President Donald Trump will not take part in a recent Super Bowl ritual: a pre-game interview between the commander-in-chief and the news unit of the network hosting the game.

If Trump had agreed to the interview, he probably would have been grilled about his opposition to NFL players protesting when the National Anthem is played before games, as well as about his political policies, Variety says.

When MRC analyzed all evening news coverage of the President in 2017, we found that 87.8 percent of Trump’s coverage on the NBC Nightly News was negative, compared to a mere 12.2 percent that was positive.

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/report-trump-rejects-nbcs-request-pre-super-bowl-interview

Sec. Zinke Will Spend The Government Shutdown Ensuring The WWII Memorial, National Parks, Stay Open

No Barrycades this time. Just one more demonstration of how Obama had no problem hurting people for his political agenda.

In the first hours of the government shutdown, Secretary Zinke was making plans for how to keep America’s public parks open. In the early hours of Saturday morning, Zinke met with public affairs and maintenance staff to run through a plan to keep memorials on the National Mall open. He then spoke with garbagemen who will be picking up trash on the Mall one last time before the city of D.C. takes over for them.

Zinke then got into his car and drove to the WWII memorial to greet visitors and hand out maps and helped with directions. “I spent the morning walking around, giving brochures out,” Zinke said. “I got a lot of thanks from both sides of the aisle. We will not weaponize our public lands.”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/20/sec-zinke-will-spend-the-government-shutdown-picking-up-trash-ensuring-the-wwii-memorial-stays-open/

Trump Campaign Slams Democrats As ‘Complicit’ In Murders By Illegal Aliens In Explosive New Ad

President Trump’s re-election campaign released a new ad on Saturday slamming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats as “complicit” in future murders committed by illegal immigrants.

The ad featured Luis Bracamontes, an illegal immigrant on trial for killing two police officers who told a judge he only wished he “had killed more of the mother******s.”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/20/trump-democrats-complicit-murder-illegal-immigrants/

Sarah Sanders Tweets Picture From Young Infantryman in Afghanistan Showing What Servicemen Woke Up to Thanks to Democrats #SchumerShutdown

On Saturday, Sarah Sanders tweeted out a photo sent to her from an infantryman serving in Afghanistan. Thank you, Chuck Schumer and Democrats! This is all on you!
American Forces Network provides entertainment and other services to our service members overseas. Due to Schumer’s shutdown, our men and women overseas currently do not have access to this network.

http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/sarah-sanders-tweets-picture-young-infantryman-afghanistan-showing-servicemen-woke-thanks-schumershutdown/

Dem street fighting meets match in Trump

For years, Democrats have successfully used government shutdowns to slap wimpy Republicans around and paint them as cold, ineffectual cream puffs who don’t care about the regular people who depend on a functioning government.

Remember the political theater of the 2013 government shutdown, when veterans and little kids were barricaded out of the national monuments and Nancy Pelosi was calling the Republicans legislative arsonists?

That’s not going to work with the bad hombre in the White House — he was born to brawl.

Democrats did their best to fill the news cycle with distracting toxicity leading up to the shutdown we’re in, but it didn’t take. People see it for what it is. Disgraceful political opportunism. Democratic senators don’t oppose much of the spending bill at all, and they pretended there was moral urgency with DACA.

[CtH: Among the MOST pathetic examples was CNN warning us that we could be hit by an UNDETECTED asteroid!  Cuz, you know, if it was detected, we’d be able to do something about it.  Oh wait.   No we couldn’t.  It would still hit us.  We’d just know about it a little sooner.]

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/tom_shattuck/2018/01/shattuck_dem_street_fighting_meets_match_in_trump

Weaponizing the Shutdown 

If a government shuts down in the forest and nobody hears it, that’s the sound of liberty dying. The so-called shutdown is, as noted last week, mostly baloney: Eighty-three percent of the supposedly defunded government is carrying on as usual, impervious to whatever restraints the people’s representatives might wish to impose, and the 800,000 soi-disant “non-essential” workers have been assured that, as soon as the government is once again lawfully funded, they will be paid in full for all the days they’ve had at home.

https://www.steynonline.com/8399/weaponizing-the-shutdown

CNN Reporter: People ‘Don’t Care’ About Russia Investigation Even Though ‘That’s All We Talk About at CNN’

Trump Calls for ‘Nuclear Option’ if Democrats Continue Shutdown

By invoking the “nuclear option,” Senate Republicans would change the rules of the Senate so that it would only take a 51-vote majority to pass a bill and it would no longer be required to get 60 votes to end debate on it.

“The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked,” Trump said in the tweet. “If the stalemate continues, Republicans should to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s”

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/trump-says-gop-should-use-nuclear-option-if-democrats-continue

Making California Mexico Again

“No barriers between California and Mexico” for leftist Democrats.

In this view, Mexicans who violate U.S. immigration law are only entering their own country and not illegal in any sense. They are therefore entitled to education, medical care, drivers’ licenses, welfare, and in-state college tuition. False-documented illegals also vote in federal, state and local elections, the imported electorate of California’s ruling class Democrats. California secretary of state Alex Padilla conveniently refuses to reveal voter information and will not cooperate with federal probes of voter fraud.

[CtH: Funny thing how it doesn’t work the other way.  Americans who enter Mexico illegally go to jail.]

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269051/making-california-mexico-again-lloyd-billingsley

Trump HHS Announces “New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division”
HHS moves from “pro-life antagonist to advocate.”

During his presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump repeatedly spoke of his intent to support life should he be elected. This week he took another huge step in fulfilling this promise with his HHS’s announcement of a new conscience and religious freedom division.

Additionally, the HHS has announced that it will roll back another Obama era policy: HHS will no longer freeze out states that seek to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Last year, the president signed a bill allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/01/trump-hhs-announces-new-conscience-and-religious-freedom-division/

Former Military Lawyers: Chelsea Manning Subject To Prosecution For Running For Office

While Manning’s felony conviction does not appear to automatically disqualify a run for office, his active-duty status presents a much more troubling issue. Such a status, in other words, has enormous implications for engaging in any kind of political activity, especially a Senate run.

That paragraph is punitive and violation of it subjects her to courts-martial for violation of a lawful order or regulation under Article 92,” Brenner-Beck told TheDCNF. “Her activities campaigning for herself and fundraising for herself may also violate other provisions of the DoD Directive, themselves separately punishable under the UCMJ, art. 92.”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/21/chelsea-manning-senate-run-illegal/

Pelosi Invited Dems To Celebratory Meal, While Military Doesn’t Get Paid And Can’t Eat $58 Steaks


On SNL, it dawns on the left that its tantrum over Trump is falling flat

I watched the opening segment last night, which was a mirthless five-minute take attempting to convince us President Trump was dumb. Later on in the program, at the half-hour mark, the second political skit, led by actress and guest host Jessica Chastain was more interesting.

Using the format of a cheesy game show with a panel of three contestants, Chastain asked her contenders in the five-minute segment whether this or that action of President Trump’s “matters anymore.”

The skit moves on to ever more outrageous scenarios, none of which “matter anymore” to highlight that the public doesn’t give a darn about the media’s frenzy at President Trump’s tweets or its slambook-style leaks of his offhand supposed remarks. In the course of the drama, Chastain gets more and more wound up at how Trump gets away with whatever it is the left says he gets away with and near the end of the skit swigs a booze bottle to drown her exasperated sorrows as the contestants try to comfort her.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/01/on_snl_it_dawns_on_the_left_that_its_tantrum_over_trump_is_falling_flat.html#ixzz54vxtugvW

2018-01-22

Comments Off on The Way It Is

Filed under Charles Schumer, Chelsea Manning, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, HHS, Hollywood, Nancy Pelosi, News Media, Religious Liberty, Russia, U.S. Senate

The Schumer Shutdown Could Kill the Planet!

THIS IS NOT SATIRE! During an episode of The Lead with Jake Tapper, two CNN correspondents claimed an asteroid could potentially threaten the Earth if the government shutdown continues.

2018_01 22 Stilton toon - CNN asteroid

2018_01 19 WH statement on shut down

2018_01 12 Schumer Shutdown

2018_01 Shutdown Trump v Schumer

1 Comment

Filed under Charles Schumer, Democrats, Government Shutdown, News Media, Republicans

Flashback: PN posts about the LAST shut down

October 14, 2013: Patriots march on Washington, storm the Barrycades

  • Mr. President, tear down this wall.

https://polination.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/patriots-march-on-washington-storm-the-barrycades/

October 15, 2013: President Stompy Foot’s government shall not stand

In 18 government shut downs under 6 presidents, Barack Obama is the only one to kick wounded vets out of their own open-air memorial.

October 15, 2013: Flight 93 Memorial is Barry-caded

2013_10 10 Flight 93 closed

October 15, 2013: Taking the moral high ground

The Obama Administration sent out the Metropolitan DC police armed with guns, stun guns, clubs, tear gas and riot helmets to forcefully remove or arrest aging military veterans from their own monuments.

October 16, 2013: The Obamas continue to be Hypocrites-in-Chief

2013_10 11 Mooch's garden going to hell

October 16, 2013: King Obama says, “Let them not eat.”

  • Obama threatens food stamp recipients.

https://polination.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/king-obama-says-let-them-not-eat/

October 16, 2013: Barry-cades: $76 Million a day in LOST REVENUE

2013_10 15 Park closure costing 76 Million in lost revenue

October 17, 2013: As difficult as possible: The National Park Services implementation of the government shut down

  • Question: Why did you allow Occupy protesters to camp overnight, in direct violation of the law, for 100 days, then barricade national monuments against veterans from day one, then turn around and allow illegals to march a week later?
  • Stated Answer: (squirmy weaseling)
  • Real Answer: Obama told me to.

https://polination.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/as-difficult-as-possible-the-national-park-services-implementation-of-the-government-shutdown/

March 4, 2014: Shutdown Reality Check

  • “The Interior Department just issued a report saying those 16 days of politically motivated b.s. COST taxpayers $414 million in lost revenue. And for what? So Democrats wouldn’t have to TALK ABOUT Obamacare?”

https://polination.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/shutdown-reality-check/

10 Comments

Filed under Government Shutdown

We’re Closed… Go Home

House-Passed Gov’t Funding Bill Fails In Senate Triggering Gov’t Shutdown

The Senate failed to pass a cloture vote on a House-passed continuing resolution late Friday evening, just before government funding levels were set to expire.

Democrats withheld their votes over a lack of an agreement on a legislative fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — the Obama-era initiative that extended temporary legal status to foreign nationals who illegally entered the country as minors — leaving GOP leadership short of the 60 votes needed to send the measure to the president’s desk.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/19/house-passed-govt-funding-bill-fails-in-senate-hours-ahead-of-shutdown/

Crazy Pelosi Brags About Protecting DREAMERS After Senate Democrats Block Funding in Favor of Illegal Aliens

The House budget resolution failed a cloture vote in the Senate on a largely party line vote, 50 to 49.

Tonight, on the eve of the first anniversary of his inauguration, President Trump earned an ‘F’ for failure in leadership.

“President Trump and Congressional Republicans’ obsession with passing a tax scam to benefit the wealthiest and corporations has blinded them to their responsibilities to the American people. Despite controlling the House, Senate and White House, the Republicans are so incompetent, so negligent that they couldn’t get it together to keep government open.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/crazy-pelosi-brags-protecting-dreamers-senate-democrats-block-funding-favor-illegal-aliens/

Flashback to when Obama weaponized 2013 government shutdown

High profile national monuments and parks were “Barrycaded” so that TV cameras could show veterans and others being turned away.

“I’ve been through some of these before,” he said. “The Democrats are opposing a bill that they don’t oppose! … They don’t oppose anything in the bill, but they are opposing the bill.”

“I just want to let everybody know,” he said about the potential government shutdown:

“We do not want this, we do not want a shutdown, but if Mr. Schumer insists on it, he is in a position to force this on the American people.”

Jim Acosta of CNN embarrassed himself by suggesting Republicans could avoid a shutdown because they control the House, Senate and Presidency. He knew, of course, that 60 votes are needed in the Senate.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/01/flashback-to-when-obama-weaponized-2013-government-shutdown/

Sanders Denies Attacking Republicans for Shutdown in 2013, Isn’t Corrected by MSNBC

Associated Press, NYT Torpedo Democratic Narrative On Government Shutdown

Democrats have a) have longed called government shutdowns irresponsible, directing their attacks at Republicans; b) they’ve said that tying immigration to budgetary matters is just an exercise in chaos. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that in 2013 during the debt ceiling negotiations. The latter is the audible here. Democrats want a DACA deal first. It’s dealing with greedy, spoiled children when it comes to the Democrats. They’re getting everything they want.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/01/20/associated-press-nyt-torpedo-democratic-narrative-on-government-shutdown-n2437216

McConnell on Senate Floor: This Government Shutdown Was 100 Percent Avoidable

“A government shutdown was 100 percent avoidable. Completely avoidable. Now it is imminent,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor following the vote. “Perhaps across the aisle some of our Democratic colleagues are feeling proud of themselves, but what has their filibuster accomplished? . . . The answer is simple: Their very own government shutdown.”

http://www.hapblog.com/2018/01/mcconnell-on-senate-floor-this.html

Chuck Schumer 2013 Calls Chuck Schumer 2018 “The Politics Of Idiocy” For Shutting Down Government

The government shut down over Democrats pushing for DACA.

 

 

Comments Off on We’re Closed… Go Home

Filed under Bernie Sanders, DACA, Democrats, Government Shutdown, Nancy Pelosi, Republicans, U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate

Act II

OK, here’s the rest of the story, as the late Paul Harvey would say.

Illinois high schools are completely changing how they teach kids because test scores are that bad

MISS ISABEL JUST TURNED 14 AND IS IN 8TH GRADE AT THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL SHE AND HER SISTER HAVE BEEN ATTENDING THEIR WHOLE LIVES. NEXT YEAR SHE HAS TO GO TO DeKALB HIGH SCHOOL, A HOTBED OF DRUGS, VIOLENCE, AND TEEN PREGNANCY. MY BIGGEST FEAR, ESPECIALLY SINCE SHE IS WELL DEVELOPED FOR HER AGE, IS THAT A BUNCH OF LITTLE SAVAGES WILL TRY TO CHALK HER UP AS ONE OF THEIR ‘BABY MAMA’ CONQUESTS. SHE’S MUCH TOO SMART FOR THAT, BUT SOMETIMES BEING SMART IS NOT ENOUGH. THAT’S WHEN GRANDPA GOES TO JAIL FOR ENDING SOME LITTLE STUD.

[CtH: Our super smart, uber talented nephew is going from his Catholic high school to Harvard next fall.  I have been giving him faith-building books and DVDs and praying often that he’ll keep his values intact.]

Teachers in certain school districts will also not evaluate students with traditional testing methods but will rely more heavily upon presentations, projects and activities that students complete outside of the classroom. The students in the program will not receive GPA rankings.

Patrick Hardy, the principal for Illinois’ Proviso East district, said the program isn’t a perfect solution to fix the poor results Illinois’ school districts have regularly produced, but that there’s nothing to lose by trying something new. “We had a school on the brink of failure,” he said.

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/01/17/illinois-high-schools-completely-changing-teach-kids-test-scores-bad-589632

Feinstein warns people will die if the government shuts down

THIS IS FROM CNN, SO TAKE IT WITH A TRUCKLOAD OF SALT

[CtH: Wait, what?  Isn’t everyone ALREADY dead from the tax bill? Plus, you know, they didn’t care about the consequences of a shut down in 2013, now did they?]

“Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen. You don’t know. Necessary functions can cease,” she said. “There is no specific list you can look at and make a judgment: ‘Well everything is going to be just fine.’ You can’t make that judgment. So, I think it’s a last resort. And I’m really hopeful we don’t get to it.”
Feinstein said she had not made her mind up about whether to vote for the measure.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/18/politics/dianne-feinstein-people-will-die-shutdown/

Veteran Earns Spot at State of the Union After Maxine Waters Announces She’s a No Show

When Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) joined the list of Democrats who said they’d be skipping President Trump’s first State of the Union address (because he’s a “despicable” human), one veteran jumped at the opportunity to be a seat filler.

Army Vet Ricky Taylor let it be known last week that he’d gladly take her spot.  Thousands of retweets, an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” and a meeting with Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) later, and Taylor has earned himself a spot in the room.

Duffy reached out to Taylor after seeing his Fox News. Long story short: he invited the veteran to the SOTU address as his plus one. The extra ticket usually goes to his wife Rachel Campos Duffy, but she too was more than happy to give it to Taylor.

[CtH: Too bad it isn’t Maxine’s actual seat!]

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/01/18/confirmed-veteran-is-taking-maxine-waterss-seat-at-state-of-the-union-n2436239

California AG: ‘We Will Prosecute’ Employers Who Cooperate with Federal Immigration Officials
SO IF AN EMPLOYER KNOWS SOMEONE IS AN ILLEGAL AND HAS COMMITTED CRIMINAL ACTS, HE’LL BE PROSECUTED FOR TURNING HIM IN?

[CtH: Sounds about right … for California. I wonder if federal law requires businesses to provide that information to ICE.  So many reasons why California is the least business-friendly state in the union.]

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) says his office “will prosecute” employers who cooperate with federal immigration officials to deport criminal illegal aliens from the United States.

In a press conference on Thursday, the pro-open borders attorney general warned California employers of new state laws that barred businesses from providing information on illegal aliens to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency that would aid in deportations.

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/01/18/california-ag-we-will-prosecute-employers-who-cooperate-with-federal-immigration-officials/

Heaven Help Us! Nancy Pelosi To Judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’


I TUNED IN TO THIS ONCE, BECAUSE I LIKE WATCHING TOP FUEL FUNNY CAR DRAGSTERS. ALL I SAW WAS A BUNCH OF UGLY GUYS IN WIGS.

Yes, the congresswoman who recently told her constituents she has a “massive funding gap to fill,” is clearly working hard to keep her seat as she guest-judges with such Hollywood personalities as Vanessa Hudgens and Adam Lambert. Pelosi, who accused Trump of “destroying President Obama’s phenomenal legacy,” is keeping up with her own legacy by judging drag queens on VH1.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/corinne-weaver/2018/01/18/heaven-help-us-nancy-pelosi-judge-rupauls-drag-race

How the Press Treated Hillary’s Health vs. Trump’s
A good mashup here from the Washington Free Beacon. I mean, as far as I know, Trump hasn’t passed out and collapsed into a car.

Vowing to ‘rip’ Trump ‘a new one,’ Obama’s ex-presidency devolves into third-world coup-plotting

Far from content living his golden years on the $400,000 speech and lecture circuit of other former presidents, President Obama has been busy with clawing back his old power. He’s actually covertly plotting to oust his democratically elected successor, President Trump, vowing to his associates to “rip him a new one” in the 2018 midterm elections. Seems he’s not all that interested in watching his younger daughter grow up.

Want to know who the leader of the resistance is? This is the leader of the resistance.
Knowing how Obama’s campaign organization was run, with its slipshod accounting of foreign cash infusions and phony claims to be running on small-dollar donations, it’s probable that this operation is as shady as all the other ones. In fact, it is all the other ones. DCWhispers reports that it comprises almost entirely Obama’s leftover and not dead campaign apparatus.

It’s a disgusting picture for any ex-presidency.

[CtH: Seriously!  Don’t TALK to me about Trump’s tweeting, all you Obama lovers!]

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/01/vowing_to_rip_trump_a_new_one_obamas_expresidency_devolves_into_coup_plotting.html

Trump Admin Freezes Tens of Millions in Aid From UN Agency for Palestinians

The Trump administration is withholding more than half of an aid package to a United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees.  The U.S. will still give $60 million to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency but is cutting $65 million from a planned $125 million contribution.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2018/01/17/trump-admin-holds-tens-of-millions-from-un-agency-for-palestinians-n2435320

PRESIDENT TRUMP Stops Speech…Brings Shocked Worker On Stage To Speak

If Democrats Take the House, They’ll Impeach Trump

The Republicans may well lose control of Congress in 2018 for the first time since 2006. This is significant, because one of the things a congressional majority has the power to do is bring articles of impeachment against a sitting president.

The lowest possible arbitrary, inexact standards of “high crimes and misdemeanors” to which the Democrat-controlled Congress can possibly stoop will undoubtedly be fulfilled early on in the new congressional year as the Democrats rush to satisfy their highest priority – removing President Trump – to the complete and total exclusion of anything else the country needs to be done.

One can only imagine the breathless, frantic, grandstanding speeches and floor declarations from the likes of Maxine Waters, John Lewis, Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Adam Schiff, and Elijah Cummings as they compete for national liberal media adulation with one overwrought, hyperbolic performance after another.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/if_democrats_take_the_house_theyll_impeach_trump.html#ixzz54ebpEEMP

Diamond and Silk tell Democrats: ‘This is not Burger King, you can’t have everything your way’

WE HAVEN’T HEARD FROM OUR GIRLS LATELY

The duo said they do not expect former President Barack Obama to campaign for endangered Democrats ahead of this November’s House and Senate races.

“For him hitting the campaign trail, what he needs to be worried about is the trail leading back to him and his administration about their alleged abuse of power,” said Diamond.
“And President Obama, need to stop acting like a girlfriend full of revenge and Donald Trump is the president, and Donald Trump is also Obama’s president. So suck it up, buttercup,” Silk added.

Illinois population trend could lead to one fewer congressional seat for state

ILLINOIS IS AMONG THE HIGH TAX STATES THAT ARE BLEEDING POPULATION. IT MAY LOSE 2 SEATS AFTER THE NEXT CENSUS.

In U.S. Census Bureau estimates released last month, Illinois’ population decreased by 22,000 people from 2014 to 2015. Because of the estimated drop, Election Data Services, a Virginia-based political consulting firm, projects Illinois will lose a representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.

I LIVE IN THE 16TH DISTRICT, TOP DEAD CENTER OF THE STATE, 15 MILES FROM THE WISCONSIN LINE.

Illinois is one of nine states that could lose a representative in Congress. According to Election Data Services, Alabama, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia also could lose a seat.

Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and Oregon would each gain one seat, Florida would gain two seats, and Texas might gain three seats under the Election Data Services projections.

http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article53995625.html#storylink=cpy

Mulvaney Scolds Acosta for Defending Schumer From Shutdown Blame: ‘I Have to Laugh’

Follow the March for Life Open Thread

Every year, pro-lifers from all over the country brave the D.C. winter to stand for the sanctity of life, representing a fraction of national pro-life support.  The value and sanctity of each and every human life is by far one of the most, if not THE most important issue of our time.
https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/01/follow-the-march-for-life-open-thread/

Anti-Israel activists attempt to hijack Women’s March – again

Attempt by Jewish Voice for Peace, Code Pink and others to make Women’s March 2018 about Ahed Tamimi, arrested for hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers for the cameras.

During the 2017 Women’s March on Washington and follow up Women’s Strike, anti-Israel activists attempted to hijack the movement.

Anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour attempted to steer the movement against Israel, and the Women’s Strike was co-organized by and honored convicted supermarket bomber murderer (and immigration fraudster) Rasmea Odeh.

Ahed Tamimi is the Palestinian teenager, who turns 17 this month, who has been exploited by her parents and supporters in groups like JVP and Code Pink, for propaganda purposes since early childhood. I summarized this background after Ahed was arrested for hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers on a live Facebook feed filmed by her mother, Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian teen exploited by her parents and BDS supporters, indicted for assault:

Ahed has been thrust into the spotlight by her parents because they understand, as her father Bassem recently stated, that her blond hair and light skin color makes her appealing to Western audiences.

As we have covered many times, it is nothing short of child exploitation and abuse to encourage children to engage in such dangerous behavior of deliberately trying to provoke the police and soldiers so that cameras can capture the interaction. If the Israeli policeman or soldier reacts, it’s used as a propaganda tool to claim Israeli cruelty to children; if the Israeli policeman or soldier doesn’t react (which is what almost always happens), it is used as a propaganda tool to claim Israelis are weak and scared….

https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/01/anti-israel-activists-attempt-to-hijack-womens-march-again/


Comments Off on Act II

Filed under Barack Obama, Democrats, Diamond and Silk, Dianne Feinstein, Donald Trump, Education, Government Shutdown, Immigration, Life Issues, Maxine Waters, Republicans

Shut Down Showdown

No, not THAT shut down. THIS shut down:

House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Legislation Faces Uphill Battle In Senate

The House passed a continuing resolution (CR) along party lines Thursday after GOP leadership struck a last-minute deal with the House Freedom Caucus ensuring they had the votes.

Following the vote House GOP leadership called on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to pass the measure.

“Sen. Schumer, do not shut down the federal government. Do not jeopardize funding for our military and for our national security. Do not jeopardize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Thursday evening. “It is risky. It is reckless. And it is wrong.”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/18/house-passes-short-term-spending-bill-2/

The Blame Game, Senate shutdown showdown edition

Senate GOP leaders prepared to force Democrats into a series of uncomfortable votes, aimed at splitting their ranks by pitting moderates from states that Trump won against party leaders and the handful of outspoken liberals considering a run for the presidency.

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/01/19/blame-game-senate-shutdown-showdown-edition/

Democrats Just Admitted Their Goal is to Shutdown the Government

But according to a Democrat aide who spoke to NBC News, the goal is for Democrats to come up with enough votes to stop the funding measure from going through. In other words, they just admitted their goal is to shutdown the government, not to avert it as they’ve been claiming. They’ve also put the brakes on any kind of compromise that doesn’t include amnesty for illegal aliens currently covered by DACA.

[CtH: Wait, what?  Didn’t they once upon a time tell us that a govt shut down was the MOST TERRIBLE THING EVER?]

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/01/18/democrats-just-admitted-their-goal-is-to-shutdown-the-government-n2436517

3.6 Million DREAMERS in US — Will Flip Florida, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina From Red to Blue!

THIS IS WHY THE DEMOCRATS ARE PUSHING SO HARD FOR AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS.

A recent study of DACA Dreamers found that most of these new Democrat voters reside in Republican states.  Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Democrats are determined to pass amnesty for this group of illegal aliens.

DACA amnesty could give Arizona, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina to the Democrat Party.  And then once a Democrat is elected they will open the borders to millions more third world immigrants to vote Democrat.

This is what Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Democrats want to happen.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/shock-report-3-6-million-dreamers-us-enough-flip-florida-arizona-georgia-north-carolina/

GOP Senators Send Trump ‘Amnesty-Or-Shutdown’ Threat

THIS PATHETIC LITTLE PISSANT IS TRYING TO LEAD HIS OWN PARTY TO RUIN.

The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:

To the defense hawks, the only way you’re going to get your money is to deal with immigration rationally.

Democrats and their media allies are eager to let Graham and his GOP allies take the leading role in this shutdown-or-amnesty fight.

Pro-amnesty Democrats are minimizing their visibility by pretending they will oppose a budget deal until the Congress funds various spending programs—such as community health centers, and disaster aid—which the GOP majority is largely willing to fund

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/18/gop-senators-send-trump-amnesty-or-shutdown-threat/

USA Today: Amnesty Debate Is About 3.6 Million ‘Dreamers,’ not Just 800,000 DACA Illegals

The article’s headline was: “There are 3.6M ‘DREAMers’ — a number far greater than commonly known.”

Many pro-amnesty legislators — and many newspaper outlets — routinely conflate the very different ‘DACA’ and ‘Dreamer’ terms. This conflation allows them to suggest that the Democrats’ huge DREAM Act amnesty for 3.6 million illegals — and eventually, their parents and chain-migration relatives — is a smaller amnesty for the ‘DACA’ illegals, whose estimated population ranges from 670,000 to 800,000.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/18/usatoday-recognizes-daca-dreamer-very-different/

Dems Want a Shutdown To Get Off the Subject of the Tax Cuts

Just wait until government workers are sent home, when national monuments are temporarily shuttered, when Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon are closed. We will see all the sad stories on TV about how the evil, heartless Republicans shutdown the government and ruined these people’s lives. It’s only a matter of time and the media is champing at the bit right now to hammer Republicans.

[CtH: Right. While in 2013, Obama went out of his way to block access to open air monuments by HIRING people to put up fences and guard them, because God Forbid an Honor Flight of WWII vets could wander around their own monument.]

http://www.hapblog.com/2018/01/trump-dems-want-shutdown-to-get-off.html

NOT THIS TIME, SPARKY!

Trump Admin Won’t Hold Parks And Monuments Hostage If Government Shuts Down

During the last government shutdown in 2013, the Obama administration completely closed down more than 400 parks and monuments across the country. The administration blamed the shutdown and forced furlough of 20,000 U.S. Parks Service employees on the closures.

The move was widely criticized by Republicans accusing then-President Barack Obama of unnecessarily making the shutdown more upsetting to Americans than was necessary.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/18/trump-admin-wont-hold-parks-and-monuments-hostage-if-government-shuts-down/

Trump WH: We’re Not Going to Politicize a Shutdown the Way Obama Did

Short called it “incredibly frustrating” that the regular appropriations process doesn’t work and Congress continues to lurch from one continuing resolution to another. “We submitted a budget to Congress last February; we’re now in mid-January without a spending bill,” Short said.

Senate Democrats have refused to proceed to normal appropriations bills, all 12 of which were passed on time by the House.

Short noted that appropriations bills need 60 Senate votes to pass, so 10 Democrats would need to join Republicans Friday to keep the government funded for another month. “So the reality is that those ten votes we need to get to 60 is what’s basically bringing the government to a shutdown and stopping funding of our troops.”

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-wh-were-not-going-politicize-shutdown-way-obama-did

McConnell: Illegal Immigration Demands of Democrats’ ‘Far-Left Base’ Are Forcing Government Shutdown

http://freebeacon.com/politics/mcconnell-illegal-immigration-demands-democrats-left-base-forcing-government-shutdown/

Mattis: Government Shutdown Would Have ‘Terrible Impact’ on Military

 

New applications for unemployment benefits are at the lowest level in nearly 45 years.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/jobless-claims-drop-to-lowest-level-in-nearly-45-years/article/2646288

1 Comment

Filed under Amnesty, DACA, Democrats, Government Shutdown, James Mattis, Mitch McConnell, Republicans, U.S. Congress

Shutdown Reality Check

Last October, Republicans wanted a continuing resolution that would fund everything but Obamacare and Democrats said, “Hell no! NOTHING is going to stop us from imposing Obamacare on the country. NOTHING.”

Rather than separating Obamacare out of the budget so we could have renewed debate, Obamacrats forced a government shutdown. Then they and their lapdog media blamed it on the stubborn, narrow-minded Republicans who wanted to fund everything right now, if we could just take a breath and TALK ABOUT Obamacare.

And then … just to make sure that the shutdown was as conspicuous and onerous as possible … Obama ordered the park service to shut everything … even scenic overlooks and open-air war memorials that are normally wide open 24-7.

Remember all that? Yeah, me too. Wanna take a stab at how much moolah the government saved by closing the parks? The answer is worse than nothing. The Interior Department just issued a report saying those 16 days of politically motivated b.s. COST taxpayers $414 million in lost revenue.

And for what? So Democrats wouldn’t have to TALK ABOUT Obamacare? Hmmm … let me think what’s happened on THAT front since October.

How much will Ocare cost you

2014_02 28 Healthcare cancellations

On Sunday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was guest host on ABC’s This Week. When asked whether she and the other Democrat leaders had been misled by Obama’s oft-repeated statement that Americans would be able to keep their plans in the individual insurance market, Gillibrand answered, “No, we all knew.” Then, she added that the point of Obamacare was “covering things people need, like preventive care, birth control, pregnancy.”

In other words, Democrats always intended Obamacare to be a tool for engineering society and redistributing wealth. And they consider those goals so important that they were fine with whatever they had to do to make it happen, including lying, lying, and … oh yeah … lying.

Sources:

1 Comment

Filed under Democrats, Government Shutdown, Insurance, Obamacare, Republicans