Well let me start by telling you what its not about. isn't about $5 Billion, thats peanuts really to the American government, probably about what they
spend on the military in a few days. Hell its less than a ford class Aircraft carrier.
I don't think the issue is the money the issue is the political optics of this situation.
Trump made a promise to build a wall and Mexico would pay for it, it was going to be his flagship policy, the big one, taking such a extreme hardline
on immigration is a big part of why his voters voted for him. Turns out though that actually no Mexico aren't going to pay for his wall and actually
he can't actually build a physical wall as he promised. So now the best he can do to appease his base of support is to build this metaphorical wall
and for that he needs $5 Billion. Thats basically what he's asking for $5 Billion so he can turn round to his supporters and say he is still
"winning", this is just to score political points.
So when you look at it like this you realise something very important, the government is in shut down not over $5 Billion but basically as a big F you
to Trump and because Trump can't handle failing on his pledge to build his big stupid wall. So from my perspective then its both Trump and the Dems
fault they are both playing quite a petty game really and the government is shut down as a result.
Now as much as I might not be a fan of Trump if I where him I would spin this, I would let it go on just a little longer then he admits that he's not
going to get his $5 Billion because the Dems are so corrupt that its all their fault the wall can't built because they support open boarder (or
whatever other nonsense he wants too spin). That way he looks like the good guy because he has gave in for the good of the country all because of the
big bad Dems playing political games. Then any time anyone asks him what happened to his big stupid wall he just puts all the blame for his failure to
build it and have Mexico pay for it on the Dems.
This though is just part of the plan of the Dems now that they control congress and they are taking advantage of that fact, they know that if they
impeach Trump they would be chaos so this is the next best thing. They are going to hold public hearings, they are going to block bills, they are
going to make the most of his twitter feed and if you think they have made him look bad in his first two years just wait for the next two. By the time
the Dems are done they are going to have made Trump look so bad that they could reanimate Osama Bin Laden corps and have him run against Trump and
Trump would still lose.
Its now all part of a Trump Vs Dems game, Trump wants to implement the policies his supporters voted him in on and the Dems are going to do everything
in their power to stop that because thats what their supporters want. This shutdown is just the start, the first two years might have been divisive
but the next two are going to be even more divisive.
Is this right?
Probably not, they are playing party politics, putting their own desires for power above what is best for the country but I think they would justify
it has damage control. This shutdown is just the start in the coming months there is going to more and more pressure put on Trump. The goal of the
Dems I think isn't to impeach Trump but rather to make life so difficult for him that he will wish he never ran for POTUS in the first place.
edit on 3-1-2019 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)