"Ms. Nancy can keep this game of tit for tat going on all winter. And if she does, the only people who will be hurt will be the furloughed government workers."
I think I can stop crying long enough to write this article. I have tears running down my cheeks. Okay - maybe not from crying. Tears of laughter instead. What happened yesterday was simply a classic. A bus full of bureaucrats, all packed for a week long boondoggle, driving around in circles. Seems the manager of the airline they wanted to take (that would be the Commander in Chief), pulled the plug on this trip. As he should have.
Ms. Nancy is the lead negotiator on the other side. President Trump is the lead negotiator on his side. To have Pelosi travel on an all expense paid trip halfway around the world when we have yet another caravan on the way to our southern border, is ludicrous. Stupid. So Donald Trump called her out. Cancelled her flight, along with a hundred of so other statists who wanted to go on a all expenses paid vacation. Boo hoo, wah, wah.
Of all the things that Donald Trump has done in the past two years which have delighted his base, this was close to the top. It was a classic. It was a way of telling Ms. Nancy to "stick it", without having to say anything. The added bonus was when some of the Dems got off the bus, they were so mad, they were sputtering. Calling the President every childhood name they could remember. Oh well - sticks and stones.
Hopefully, the Democrats are starting to get the message. Mr. "Art of the Deal" is in the driver's seat right now, and he is not budging. No, he does not want to take the coward's way out and split the difference. He needs every cent of the $5B to get this thing going. Some have asked why he has not just declared an emergency and done it that way. My feeling? He really wants Congress to do its job (for a change).
Ms. Nancy can keep this game of tit for tat going on all winter. And if she does, the only people who will be hurt will be the furloughed government workers. Plus - guess what Madam Speaker? Every bill you sent up to the President's desk might just die there. It would make sense to you to bury the hatchet with the President, and soon.
Border security is not a joke. It is about as serious as it gets. The Democrats need to fund what is needed. The President is right on this issue. The American people expect (and demand) security. As Larry the Cable Guy would say - "Let's get er' done!"