A border skirmish with more to come

Three posts drawn down from Lucianne with the last one from Instapundit. Feb 15 is coming, the one just after Valentine’s Day.

No, President Trump Didn’t Cave
On The Border Wall…
DC Whispers, by Staff    Original Article
Republicans in Congress were reportedly feeling the heat from the 24/7 “I’m a federal worker and I’m losing my house” media stories and subsequently begging President Trump to give them a window of opportunity to strike a longer term deal with Democrats. The president wasn’t immune to the pain being felt by federal workers either. (Snip)Democrats were getting desperate. Some were openly breaking with the leadership and demanding President Trump be given his $5 billion for the wall. So, here comes President Trump, rising above all of the petty finger-pointing, to declare a three-week period of

 

Why Trump went for a 21-day
suspension of the partial shutdown,
and what happens next
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
 
President Trump’s Rose Garden declaration of an end to the partial shutdown was a tactical retreat, a rejection of a Little Big Horn strategy. He found himself in a no-win situation, and rather than bear unacceptable costs, has redefined the contest on better terms: sending the issue to a House and Senate conference committee charged with coming up with a deal that prevents a resumption of the shutdown, and provides border security, something that Democrats say they believe is important. It is important that Nancy Pelosi declined to rule out funding for a physical barrier.

 

Gee, I Guess Now I’m Going To
Have To Be Happy With Only 90%
Of The Stuff I Wanted Trump To Do
Townhall, by Kurt Schlichter    Original Article
 
Chill. Just chill. The wailing and gnashing of teeth on the hardcore conservative side over Trump’s delaying action – really, a hudna – in the battle for the wall is way over the top and typically overdramatic. Trump’s caved-in! We’re doomed! Pelosi annihilated him with her master stratagems and it’s all over for conservatism! Oh please. Lighten up, Francises – and many of you are my pals. But you need this bucket of cold water. What happened Friday doesn’t matter. Not at all. Well, that’s not quite accurate. It could matter,

LAURENCE JARVIK AS KENNY ROGERS: President Trump Knew When To Fold The Shutdown.

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18 Responses to A border skirmish with more to come

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    The worst thing is the triumphalism and arrogance coming from Pelosi and Schumer. It’s revolting.

    Whether they’re goading Trump into another bout I don’t know, but he has to build a wall or the Republicans will be wiped out as the base walks away. Quite like what is happening to the Liberal Party.

  2. candy

    History goes down as Trump ending the shutdown to enable payment of the public service for services needed. Now this is a very good thing. Remember – the Dems. did not care. Their goal is something different.

    There is a breathing space to reaching the destination of building the wall and national security.
    To me, it’s right and sensible, and I admire D. Trump for the way he’s going about it.

  3. As Sun Tzu said ‘Know your enemy’. Trumps knows his enemy, the Democrats don’t.

  4. Behind Enemy Lines

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2919192, posted on January 27, 2019 at 7:09 pm
    . . . he has to build a wall or the Republicans will be wiped out as the base walks away. Quite like what is happening to the Liberal Party.

    Exactly so.

    The respective parties (in Congress and in Parliament) deserve to be wiped out, and it may come to pass.

    Whereas I expect that there will be significant progress, electorally-significant progress, on the wall before the 2020 Presidential election.

  5. bespoke

    Its not like Trump hasn’t had set backs before.

  6. Bruce Paix

    I would wait before announcing the winner here, so far Trump has repeatedly outmanoeuvred the media, the Republicans and the Democrats. Remember what the Chinese said about the French Revolution: “Its too soon to tell…”

  7. max

    if one day California secession movement become successful; is Washington, D.C going to build a new wall?

  8. Zyconoclast

    At what point do we tire of this 4D, underwater chess schtick?

    Build the wall.
    No amnesty.
    Deportations.

  9. Jannie

    Its a tactical withdrawal. He has not given up on his objective. It is not easy to drain the swamp when you’re up to your arse in alligators.

  10. 2dogs

    Could Trump build the wall, in defiance of congress, if he raised the money privately?

  11. Mark A

    2dogs
    #2919472, posted on January 28, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Could Trump build the wall, in defiance of congress, if he raised the money privately?

    Not being a lawyer, still think it highly unlikely. No, make it impossible.
    Not his private property, that’s why the collection for the wall will just go into consolidated revenue.

  12. The BigBlueCat

    Trump has seen the end … the Democrats are still living in the present. Trump will have his way – he won’t need the support of Congress. Come Feb 15, if Congress hasn’t approved the $5b, Trump will declare a state of emergency and will sequester $7b from the defence budget.

    The Democrats won’t tell you that the cost of the shutdown far exceeds what Trump was asking for. They don’t care about the cost – they only care about bringing down Trump. Their objectives are different to Trump’s.

    Jannie
    #2919450, posted on January 28, 2019 at 2:55 am
    Its a tactical withdrawal. He has not given up on his objective. It is not easy to drain the swamp when you’re up to your arse in alligators.

    I agree … but he is trying to turn the tap open more … scum is hard to shift.

  13. egg_

    As Sun Tzu said ‘Know your enemy’. Trumps knows his enemy, the Democrats don’t.

    +1

    A Pentagon fvcktard referred to The Art of War as asymmetrical warfare tactics – the US may have to revert to such against forces like China in future, and Trump probably is up against a mighty machine in the swamp.

  14. Tim Neilson

    Not being a lawyer, still think it highly unlikely. No, make it impossible.
    Not his private property, that’s why the collection for the wall will just go into consolidated revenue.

    That’s a hurdle, but I’m not sure it’s insurmountable.

    I read somewhere that some ranchers on the southern border have said they’ll donate a strip of their land to get the wall, in order to stop the hordes of criminals from invading their properties.

    And I suspect that the government has compulsory acquisition powers – but I don’t know how far Trump could exercise them without Congressional approval.

  15. Makka

    At what point do we tire of this 4D, underwater chess schtick?

    Build the wall.
    No amnesty.
    Deportations.

    You are clueless with this childish schtick. The elitist swamp has owned the parties of both sides and in fact the whole US bureaucracy and legislature for decades. Trump is going it alone and you keep moaning that it hasn’t all been pulled down in just 2 piddling years. Grow tf up.

  16. Brave brave Sir Donald, Sir Donald ran away…

  17. But really, talk amongst yourselves for long enough and you can convince yourselves of anything. It’s not a lie if you believe it!

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