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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: carewemust
You know what they're doing... they're sending a message to Trump: "our way or the highway."
They think they have some political high road because Trump said he would accept the blame, but they never put a bill on his desk so he could accept the blame. They just don't get that. They think we're that dumb... well, OK, some of us are... but most are not.
Only the most ardent Trump-haters will not place full blame squarely on the Democrats' shoulders after seeing this.
In the meantime, support for the wall is increasing along with Trump's approval rating, while blame for the shutdown is consistently moving from Trump to Congress.
In the end, he'll get his border wall via National Emergency Declaration and agree to sign a bill without wall funding after reducing the size of government. The Democrats will go into 2020 against a widely popular President and having to defend their failure to their own base.
I hope they have fun on their 11-day break, because it well might mean they find themselves without a job in two years. I wonder how many of their supporters will cry for them?
Isn't that what Trump is saying?
The GOP is just playing partisan politics. On Jan 3rd. the new Democratic majority House passed two bills which would fund the government, they did not include Wall funding. The bills were almost identical to the measures passed by the GOP majority Senate before the end of the year. Republicans rejected the Dem majority bills.
Don't forget that on Dec. 11th, Schumer and Pelosi met with Trump and offered 1.6 billion for border security. That's when he said he would take the blame for the shutdown.
polls show otherwise.
I don't think so Sparky.