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Thursday, September 07, 2017

A deal made possible by Antifa's collapse

Democrats have played with the fire of physical fascism for a couple of years now. Black Lives Matter riots proved unpopular when murders rose in Baltimore. Now the Antifa resistance has collapsed in a pile of black face masks and placards. Beating up reporters is a quick way to garner bad publicity.

Which is why Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi cut a deal with President Trump.

It is not what the press reports that matters, it is what the press does not report that matters most.



Let us look at what is reported to see what is not reported.

From the New York Times:
WASHINGTON — Republican congressional leaders perched on the couches in the Oval Office froze in mid-smile on Wednesday afternoon when they realized President Trump was bypassing them to cut a short-term spending and debt ceiling deal with Democrats, and not them.
Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, had expected the rare bipartisan, bicameral meeting to be little more than a photo-op in which the broad outlines of a deal were discussed, aides said.
Instead, Mr. Trump — who has often outsourced the details of negotiations to subordinates like Vice President Mike Pence — interrupted Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as he argued for an 18-month debt ceiling increase to stabilize financial markets. When other leaders offered yearlong or half-year extensions, the president waved them off, according to the accounts of staff members briefed on the meeting.
The three-month deal Mr. Trump eventually embraced is a significant tactical change for a president thus far anxious to preserve, not expand, his political appeal. The plan was pitched by two Democratic leaders he has relentlessly demonized and marginalized: Senator Chuck Schumer of New York and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California.
But if Trump supporters are upset, isn't the corollary that Schumer's supporters also are upset?

The Democratic leaders cut a deal with Hitler, didn't they?

Should not people be on the streets rioting in reaction to Neville Schumer and Nancy Chamberlain selling them out to the Devil?

I mean when it comes to demonizing and marginalizing people, no one has been called more crude names than The Donald.

And yet, here he was graciously allowing Schumer and Pelosi to visit him in the Oval Office and cut a deal to get aid to Houston without a political catfight.

The reason is the Democrats need this win. August was horrible for them. They revealed what ugly, hateful, mean, spiteful, and nasty people they are through their Antifa henchmen.

Most Americans think little of the Confederate statues. Risking a civil war to tear them down seems unusually dumb even for Democrats.

It's over.

The election is finally over.

Democrats finally have accepted the results.

Trump saw this, and cashed in on Wednesday.

He is playing the Democratic Party leadership against the Republican Party leaders that for nine months have blown him off.

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37 comments:

  1. This sounds correct. December will be interesting.

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    1. Yeah...VERY interesting. Unreported and unknown to most (because one has to read ALL of the early Executive Orders of President Trump) is a major part of Trump's "Christmas Present" to RINOs and Democrats (is there a difference???). It is the fact that, this month and next month, a MULTIPLE of committees Trump established back then are scheduled to report back on various government operations and spending.

      Trump - "Crazy like a Fox" - will turn around and say he agrees with these "Blue Ribbon Committee" recommendations. He'll then ram them down the throats of all Washington free spenders for the 9 month budget year still to be enacted! He can say: "Don't take my word that these things should be done. Take this Blue Ribbon Committee's recommendation it should be done!"

      BRILLIANT...

      Between this, and other issues (DACA, Hurricane relief, North Korea) The Donald will be sitting in the cat bird's seat come December. Yeah...we'll get a government shutdown as the free spenders, like petulant children, "pitch a fit". But come early next year they'll calm down and take their nap! :)

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    2. The best part was his agreeing to the debt ceiling increase. Just because the debt ceiling is raised doesn't mean Trump has to spend the money. He could just tell the Democrats thanks and then eliminate thousands of government jobs anyway. Imagine the butthurt!

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    3. Trump gives the dems everything they want on the debt ceiling, while getting nothing at all back for it. How come when any other repub makes a craven rhino giveaway they are scum, but when Trump does the exactly thing, all of the sudden it is part of some brilliant plan.

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    4. ANSWER: Because Trump is trustworthy.
      "He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious." -- Sun Tzu

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  2. Wakeup call for Ryan and McConnell... well-played.

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    1. So its well played to give Pelosi/Schumer everything they want on the debt ceilng, while getting nothing back for it. Heck, Ryan and McConnell could have done that much.

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    2. "He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious." -- Sun Tzu

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  3. Overly optimistic. These leftists never give up.

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    1. They may have accepted the results but they are still nasty and as you said, they are relentless. Chucky S. today via townhall "Schumer slammed President Trump's decision to end DACA as "heartless" and "brainless."

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  4. That could be one angle. RINO Ryan said the President just didn't want to get into a food fight that would delay hurricane relief funds, but it sure looked like he got his comeuppance. And keeping it to a short three month debt ceiling raise instead of an eighteen month raise ensures some Christmas fireworks. Add in several scandals involving high-level Democrats that just keep percolating and Schumer and Pelosi must be starting to look over their shoulders whenever they hear footsteps. And don't forget the Mueller and Comey sideshow. Oh, and the rolling train wreck called Obamacare is still collapsing, too. We live in interesting times. - Elric

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    1. Christmas timing works. Reid used it several times, including the passage of Obamacare in 2009. Had he not, the law would not have passed as is -- as election of Scott Brown the next month would have required a Republican defector in the Senate

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    2. I think the Rs would have at least one defector, possibly more...McCain, Graham, them wimminfolk up in New England, McConnell. One or more would've jumped ship.

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    3. No bigger RINO than Trump.

      But Trump fans are still in the tank for their Orange Idol. Sad.

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    4. His SCOTUS & DoD appointments argue otherwise...

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  5. The Republican leadership wanted to kick the can down the road and do nothing before Republican primaries. And continue to demonize Trump at will. Not going to happen now. Without a price anyway.

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    1. Even worse: Eighteen months kicked the can well past the midterms.

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  6. Schumer and Pelosi are always in front of the cameras and on TV. McConnell and Ryan rarely make public statements that are broadcast (even on FoxNews).
    By McConnell's and Ryan's own inactions they've marginalized themselves.

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  7. We all know that those R.I.N.O.s are pretty low-watt bulbs, but "Dimmer than a Democrat" has got to hurt.

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  8. Imagine your boss at work assigned you an important project on Oct 30, 2015 and gave you until March 15, 2017 to complete it. Along comes March 15 and you have done NOTHING on the project. You get along with "the dog ate my homework" excuses until September 2017. Would you get fired? How long before you would get fired?
    This is the Ryan and McConnell led Congress and the debt ceiling. They last raised it on 10/30/2015. When they "raise the debt ceiling" it is at least implied that they are going to get to work and figure out a way that we no longer have to borrow money to meet our ordinary operating expenses. What has the Republican controlled Congress done to accomplish this? Same as when the Democrats had control - nothing!
    Same with the budget. Instead of getting to work in January 2017 and coming up with a genuine budget, in 3 weeks we will be faced with a "government shut down" to be "averted" by simply using last year's budget for another few months. No sense in actually debating priorities and making decisions.
    How long before we fire all these bozos in Congress, starting with Ryan and McConnell?

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    1. Since they seem always to raise the "debt limit" why do we even have one?

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  9. We don't know what all was agreed to. The next few months will probably enlighten all of us. If the Repubs won't work with him I guess the Dems will. We live in interesting times.

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  10. New Shocker: Schumer and Pelosi make a deal with the insane, election stealing, white supremacist, worse-than-Hitler, pussy-grabbing, Putin puppet, Nazi, Confederate Trump. Left-Wing heads pop.

    -Mikey NTH

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    1. Rahm Emmanuel did say "Never let a crisis go to waste because it allows you to do things you normally cannot do" and it seems Donald Trump was listening, using Harvey and the debt ceiling to get things going.

      Maybe. We'll see.

      -Mikey NTH

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  11. "Now the Antifa resistance has collapsed in a pile of black face masks and placards. "

    Well see if that's right. There is a rally in Florida on 9/9 (not sure if Irma will cause a cancellation)

    http://www.rallylist.com/tea-party-rally-for-president-trump-9-9-17/

    and another in DC on 9/16.

    https://www.motherofallrallies.com/

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  12. Time to take off the rose-colored glasses, bud. Schumer and Pelosi schlonged Trump and then delighted in telling the media the details...orifice by orifice. Keep smoking the good stuff.

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    1. Smoking the same stuff I smoked last year when I said he would win.

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    2. The 2016 election cannot and will not be undone. The electorate is mad as hell and isn't going to take the kabuki and BS anymore. President Trump gets that. Even after all the temper tantrums over his election, his critics in both parties are starting to get it, too. The deal he made on hurricane relief and the debt ceiling caught both sides flatfooted. Of course, since it looked like the Dems got the win they had to crow. But now they're on President Trump's hook as well as the GOPe. There will be a lot more kabuki before December, but behind the scene things seem to be breaking loose. - Elric

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    3. Of course, we'll see. I'm for Trump--just not at all convinced his approach on DACA will work.
      http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451130/trump-tweet-signals-daca-retreat-rescind-obama-executive-action-enshrine-law

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  13. It's over. EVERYONE is going to have a Merry Christmas. Yea, right.

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  14. The three month time frame, rather than a weakness, seems like a benefit. What a better time to revisit the budget than during the middle of the DACA negotiations--do you see border wall funding as part of this deal?

    Personally I wish there was more focus on tracking visas (about half of illegals fly in and over stay their visas) but I know President Trump needs the win of the wall at least starting.

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  15. Good analysis, Mr. Surber.

    The President gains political capital, forcing Democrats to accept his legitimacy while triangulating against the GOP's virtue-signaling vacationeers.

    If he feels the need to do this, he deserves the leeway. He's already done more for us than the whole lot of them put together. If not for Donald J. Trump, Hillary's Supreme Court would have already found DACA in the Constitution and put men in your wife's restroom.

    I'll give the President the benefit of the doubt. He's earned it.

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  16. The Dems needed this so much, the art of the deal couldn't extract a single thing from them. This wasn't a deal- it was a cave. Jeb would be proud

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  17. The GOP NeverTrumpers, and their figureheads Paul Ryan and McConnell, just learned they are going to have to earn anything they get from President Trump from now on. He made nice, and seemed to ignore their insults and little games, but he was never fooled.

    President Trump's base never wanted that debt ceiling raised in the first place, and we sure as heck didn't want the Surrender Caucus to extend it for two more years! This "deal" gives the Dems nothing, and forces Paul Ryan to have to fund The Wall - or else. President Trump's base will NOT give Republicans another majority vote if they don't get on the ball and follow their leader.

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    1. The electorate is becoming wise to the ways of the Swamp. President Trump is the man we chose to drain it. He will continue to need our help. He will make mistakes. It is a steep learning curve, but I think he is our best bet. At least, for the time being. If only we still had Randolph Scott. - Elric

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  18. Back when George W. was president, I remember reading an angst-ridden column by Peggy Noonan. I believe this was in the wake of the doomed Harriet Miers nomination, followed by scolding the conservative base for opposing immigration amnesty.

    Peggy said words to this effect: a political party needs to fear its base. The Republican party leadership obviously doesn't. Bad things will happen.

    Fast-forward to a year or two into Obama's presidency. Also at WSJ, someone reported that W. bragged about having transformed the Republican party.

    I don't think W. did that all by himself, but he certainly helped.

    Someone also reported that Ted Cruz asked W.'s advice on how to run for the Presidency, and that he planned to run as a staunch conservative. W's response: "Who do you think you're talking to?"

    This was all before the GOP leadership began backstabbing the Tea Party.

    Treachery has been the m.o. of the GOP for some time. A shame it has to end like this.




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