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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Now do you see Trump won the shutdown?

Four weeks ago, President Trump and Congress agreed to end their stalemate over the wall and end the government shutdown. Democrats immediately declared victory.

I explained to readers the who, what, where, when, how, and why Democrats lost.

First, "Trump is getting the wall."

Second, "No, Trump did not cave."

Third, "Trump wins because he isn't screwing anyone over."

Let us review.

A week ago, the final budget deal included money for the wall. Mission impossible became mission accomplished.

Congress had shut the government down because President Donald John Trump wanted money for the wall. For two years, Congress had refused to deliver.

He finally said, pay up.

For five weeks we had the lamest government shutdown in the fortunately short history of shutdowns.

Nancy said no money for the wall.

Today he has $1.375 billion in this budget deal, plus close to $7 billion in various accounts that he can redirect to wall building.

That is $8 billion -- which is more than the $5.7 billion he requested.

Had Congress simply handed him the money, that would be all that he could spend. He would have no grounds or need to declare a national emergency.

But here we are.

At the time, few people understood, as I did, that President Trump won. Ed Morrissey got what a shrewd move President Trump made.

He wrote, "Pelosi tried holding the line by warning her caucus against freelancing on the standoff and sending signals of disunity. Pelosi even went so far as to formally reject Trump's plan to deliver the State of the Union address in a joint session of Congress next week.

"But by that time, other members of Democratic leadership had already started freelancing and exposing cracks in Pelosi's no-talks armor. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), when asked by Fox's Neil Cavuto whether he would vote for border-wall funding, conceded that 'physical barriers are part of the solution.'

"A week earlier, Hoyer had insisted he would oppose such funding.

"The next day, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) offered to give Trump the $5.7 billion he requested for more border security as long as it wasn't spent on the wall. 'If his $5.7 billion is about border security,' Clyburn remarked, 'then we see ourselves fulfilling that request, only doing it with what I like to call using a smart wall.'"

Nancy thought she could hang with Donald Trump. Are you kidding me? In the 1990s, he got German bankers to let him keep most of his company and drop their junk bond interest rates in negotiations in bankruptcy court.

Dumb ass political reporters called that "filing for bankruptcy." No. Wrong. It is the opposite of that. He essentially was filing for refinancing, and he got it because he was too big to fail.

Washington's equivalent of German bankers -- Congress -- backed down as well.

When the shutdown began on December 22, the stock market was down. Sure, it was a correction but it allowed anti-capitalists to bleat "worst December since the Depression," which was so wrong that it was annoying.

Since then, the market has made all that back and more. It closed Friday a few bucks short of those august highs of August.

Nancy thought she was clever when she made him wait a week to deliver his State of the Union address. In that week, new economic data came through that show the economy was doing so well that Democrat Pussyhats stood and cheered his State of the Union address.

Two months and a day after the shutdown began, President Trump is in the driver's seat.
  • Bungling Bob Mueller has nothing to indict him on.
  • Chairman Xi is about to surrender in the trade war.
  • Kim Jong-Un has agreed to declare peace and work on unification.
  • The media beclowned itself on Jussie Smollett.
  • The Islamic State is dead.
Democrats have nothing. Nada. Their Green New Deal regulates cow farts.

President Trump meanwhile has declared America will never accept socialism.

It won't, despite every school from elementary to college promoting it because with the economic revival we have enjoyed since his election as president, Donald Trump has shown capitalism rocks.

He's also pretty good at politics.

When the shutdown battle began, I wrote that President Trump had won because Donald Trump wins the battle first, then goes to war. It's Sun Tzu.

Someday his opponents will figure that out. Maybe.


  1. This current crop of opponents will never figure PDJT out. First, They are too blinded with hatred. Second, the same education system that has them believing in socialism also has them thinking they are the smartest critters on earth - except for dolphins. If dolphins had opposable thumbs, they would already have cured global warming.

  2. If DJT opponents have not figured him out, does that make Ann Coulter one? She still doesn't have a clue who he is.

    1. Ann flip flops like a cheap sandal. Also, do something with that skanky hair!

    2. I used to read ANN's stuff until - recently - she began to think she's better, smarter, than PRESIDENT Trump.

      Now I sez: "to hell with that dumb blonde".

    3. I used to read Coulter with relish, but she lost me when she characterized Harriet Myers as a cleaning lady. Bush may have made a mistake in nominating her for SCOTUS, but Myers had an accomplished legal career that Coulter slandered.

      Ann has become just another shrill harridan.

  3. It does in my book. Ann is human, too, and will admit she was mistaken on DJT.

  4. Fear.

    The most powerful emotion induced by the 2 intrinsic body sensations: Pleasure & Pain.

    Fear trumps inducements to pleasure.

    Fear increases inducements to avoid pain, to reduce pain, to null pain and to face truth.

    Fear trumps attraction to pleasure.

    Fear even trumps compulsions to satisfy pain induced demands for neccessities of body.

    Thirsty? Hungry? Horny?

    Fear trumps these with great vigor.

    Bored by being well fed, well watered and satified with copulatory opportunities?

    Fear speaks. Via anticipated perils limited only by the fertile imaginations conjured by the essence of the nature of fear: Truth.

    Truth of just where we each all are.

    Face Truth and, thus, face Fear.

    Then see who you are.


  5. "President Trump meanwhile has declared America will never accept socialism. It won't, despite every school from elementary to college promoting it"

    Unfortunately our schools are by definition socialism. So is our Social Security, VA, etc. Unfortunately that ship has already sailed :-(

    1. social security isn't socialism. The government is giving you money. You pay into it! It's your money, forced by government to accept the lowest rate of return possible.

    2. Not really. First, people get more than they put in, but not through investment, through transfer. Second, the Trustees say it is bankrupt. There is no lock box. Third, in about 10 years, the spent money IOUs will need to be repayed from the general fund. It is totally socialism: bankrupt and spending other people's money. Textbook.

    3. Truly an uneducated and thoroughly ignorant comment.

    4. Because the goverment used it as a piggy bank. Time to take the congressional retirement fund

  6. Just imagine how well he'd be doing if the Republicans were on his side.

  7. So true!

    >TeapartydocFebruary 23, 2019 at 8:16 AM
    >Just imagine how well he'd be doing if the
    >Republicans were on his side.

  8. "Donald Trump wins the battle first, then goes to war."

    You just described yesterday's press conference with the Chinese trade delegation. Well done, grasshopper.

  9. Ann Coulter is a chain smoking publicity whore who fucks Bill Maher. That’s all you need to know.

    1. I challenge you to try and make a more idiotic comment than that one. Seriously, could you possibly BE more stupid>

    2. Okay.

      She doesn't chain smoke.

      Satisfied now?

  10. Unfortunately short history of shutdowns. fify

  11. How about getting a real comment platform, like Disqus.

  12. Re: Ann Coulter - maybe she is the good cop in a good cop - bad cop tactic?

  13. "President Trump wins the battle then fights the war"
    Brilliant point!

  14. AOC now wants to ban hamburgers. If she were GOP, she would have long since gotten the Sarah Palin/Michelle Bachmann treatment.

    1. IF AOC wants to eliminate cowfarts, she'll have to eliminate men farts too. I cleared out two classrooms, one of which was on the border and it was due to that great Mexican hot sauce. It was hilarious.

  15. You are assuming President Trump will win in the courts to get the $6+ billion not explicitly authorized by Congress and in time to actually build some wall before the 2020 election. I hope that is true, but it's quite an assumption.

    1. Exactly, especially with John Roberts who is capable of rewriting any law to suit the Left.

  16. How do you "win" a government shutdown, which causes disruption in govt operations and wasteful government spending (govt workers getting paid - eventually - for the days they din't have to go work)? Everybody loses in a govt shutdown.

    Besides, Trump didn't get the $5.7 billion he was demanding, and the courts may strike down his fake emergency declaration.

    1. Here is where the road diverges:

      The trust in the rule of the law of man


      The law of nature

      Appreciate the difference between the two.

      The former, being not consistent with the latter, the latter will always prevail.

      So, border with mexico continues to be weak, the law of nature will be applied.

      Border with mexico is strengthened to a level consistent with the law of nature, no need of nature to bring it's full force to bear.

      Those who do not live there, on or near said border with mexico, know not what they are inviting.

      Those living on or near the border with mexico, know too well what may be needed to do, should our governments fail to secure said areas.

      The trusted rule of man made law will not prevent the required by nature law being applied.

      For those who are truly merely peanut gallery observers, fuck off. You have yet to truly have any of your skin at risk, let alone all of your skin, plus the meat, blood and bone contained therein.

  17. reality check: trump signed the worst immigration bill in history. he should not have signed it. he got money for the wall? the bill he signed specifically states he cannot build a wall where he wants it built. his emergency declaration to build the wall? john Roberts will vote with the liberals and his emergency declaration will not stand. no wall, the worst immigration bill in history. Ann Coulter was right.

    1. Reality check:

      Gaze upon the image Don posted with this article.

      What do you see?

      A clue.

      You see MAGA.

      You see both what you choose to see, including not seeing what you choose to not see, and you also see what MAGA knows you see.

      MAGA is common sense.

      MAGA is civilized.

      MAGA is thoughtful, careful, thorough, honest, sincere in intent to offer opportunity to be American to those who are worthy. Those who are MAGA.

      Moochers need not apply.

      Ditto for connivers, schemers, vrafting grifters, duplicitous dupes and all other forms of sub MAGA creatures who just don't get it.

      So, binky buddy, continue being schlonged by the MAGA spirit.

      As MAGA continues to provide.

    2. "the bill he signed specifically states he cannot build a wall where he wants it built."

      Perhaps not with the additional funding Congress has given him. That isn't important. Under 10 U.S.C § 284, Trump can appropriate funds from the defense budget to build a wall along international borders in an attempt to stop drug channels. He doesn't even have to fight with Congress or the courts about the details. The best part: this bill, which granted such authority, was signed into law by Obama on 12/23/2016 who had no objections to these provisions.

      "(7) Construction of roads and fences and installation of lighting to block drug smuggling corridors across international boundaries of the United States."

      They're too dense to realize that Trump has led them down a path of ruin. He exposed the Left's lies. They wanted to fight for DACA, so he put it on the table and the Left stopped negotiating. They wanted to fight for Dreamers, and he gave them what they wanted. The Left still balked at the offer. Meanwhile, the funding was never really the focus because of 10 U.S.C § 284. He had the funding all along. It's hilarious watching Pelosi fumble over her words at every press conference because she knows that Trump holds all the cards and she's powerless.

      MAGA wins again.

  18. No, I don't see how he won, you irrevocably deluded cuck.

    1. Thus, you are a notsee.

      Whether you are also non revocable and/or a cuck, well, you have your right to privacy.

  19. God gave us Trump and Pelosi to MAGA! And Pelosi still hasn't figured that out.