government shutdown

Trump Won the Schumer Shutdown, Time to Do It Again

Ned Ryun, American Greatness

Since Mitch McConnell has seemingly decided that Chuck Schumer is his joint majority leader, it’s time for Donald Trump to lay down the law with Schumer. Here’s how: Later this week, the president should announce that for every day his nominees fail to be consolidated on an appropriate Senate bill and brought up for a vote, the executive office of the president, working with cabinet secretaries, will shut down department offices of importance to Senator Schumer and his Democratic leadership.

New Poll: Conservatives Wanted Trump to Veto Spending Bill

According to a new poll by FedUp PAC, a veto was supported by 94%, who agreed that it would be better for President Trump “to shut down the government for a while” rather than sign the Omnibus.  Only 1% supported Trump’s decision to sign the bill.

Another day at work, another congressional tantrum

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Throwing tantrums and shutting down the government is a bipartisan sport. Both Republicans and Democrats have now thrown this particular tantrum, like children fighting over a toy, and it’s great fun only for the tantrum-throwers. Congress seems to have got the message this time, and all over Capitol Hill lethargic ladies and drowsy old men are shaking themselves awake, exhausted from their tantrum. Tantrum-throwing is hard work, as every parent has observed. Round 2 on Feb. 8 is only three weeks away.

Conservatives Want Trump to Be Trump

More than 54% of conservatives responding to the FedUp PAC poll take the position that Trump “should continue to say the same thing in the same way about merit-based immigration.” Another 39% agree with Trump about the necessity of moving to merit-based immigration but say that he “should be more careful about the language he uses.”

Amid shutdown, House GOP shows intense interest in Trump dossier memo

Byron York, Washington Examiner

At this point, some Republicans would have a problem with their base if they didn't release the memo to the public. The memo has become a subject of passionate interest among Trump supporters who are following the dossier investigation. The hashtag #releasethememo has been everywhere on Twitter, and Republican lawmakers have noticed. In the end, even if there is any reluctance among some members or leadership, voter interest is likely to prevail. "It's amazing what the pitchforks and the torches will do," said one lawmaker.

Please Don‘t Shut Down The Government, Democrats, Because That Would Be Awful (Not)

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

If the Democrats decide to shut down the government over DACA, awesome. Go out and make the case that, in addition to all the other inconveniences, injuries, and expenses Americans have borne as a result of people disrespecting our laws and coming here illegally, we now have to shut down our government because of them too. Sounds like a well thought-out plan. Go ahead, Dems. Give it a try. There’s no way Trump is going to humiliate you again. Sure, you tell yourselves that every time you go up against him, but hey, you gotta win sometime.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Liberals rescue trapped whales so why won’t they help Charlie Gard?

Americans should not forget the lessons learned from the Charlie Gard case or else all of us might someday end up just as a name on a clipboard somewhere in a cluttered government conference room with our life – or death – arbitrarily in a bureaucrat’s hands.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Disneyland showed Hillary and the Dems just don’t get gender

Hillary can try to make a political comeback but unless she and the Democrats ditch their failing message and insistence on dividing everyone into us-versus-them subgroups by race and gender then they won’t be any more successful than the last time in convincing people to choose them.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Is Trump's presidential legacy being driven by foreign policy?

President Trump’s vision has been a smashing success thus far and will likely continue as the world wakes up to the notion there’s a different philosophy governing America today. It may be the ultimate irony but Donald Trump is building his presidential legacy on foreign policy.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Establishment pans Trump’s notion of what ‘presidential’ means

Trump doesn’t care about being “presidential” because by the establishment’s definition it would mean he’d have to stop being himself and start accepting what’s failed in America. If that’s the case I’m betting most Americans would prefer someone who isn’t “presidential” at all.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Was choosing Gorsuch Trump’s greatest accomplishment to date?

Having reasonable public servants like Neil Gorsuch deciding cases at the highest level is a win-win for conservatives and America. And it’s just one of the reasons why Trump’s move to nominate Gorsuch for the Supreme Court continues to be a popular one with the voters.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Elites use Trump’s tweets to distract from their fecklessness

Whether Trump’s tweets are a distraction – or just a diversion – will be debated for a long time, no doubt. In the meantime the calendar will turn, the debt will mount and people will live their lives regardless of what the chattering class thinks about the president’s mass musings.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Donald Trump made Independence Day feel great again

The Oval Office is now occupied by a man who loves America and its people, military, traditions, laws, institutions and yes, the flag. This alone is enough to give the United States a new atmosphere, something you could sense as the fireworks exploded overhead on the Fourth of July.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Cruz foresaw Obamacare mess four years ago; was he a soothsayer?

Republicans can hold onto their base and perhaps foster inroads among other constituencies by pursuing policies that make a difference in people’s lives. For this it doesn’t require a soothsayer to foresee – it just takes political resolve and leadership to accomplish.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats leap headfirst out of bounds with ‘death party’ rhetoric

It may not be the ideal situation to move legislation without input from the other side but Democrats and their “death party” rhetoric makes it necessary. When the simple matter of trying to forge new laws is demonized to such a degree by the opposition it leaves very little choice.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Agenda-less Democrats’ Russia train heads hopelessly for derailment

It’s only been a little over five months since Donald Trump took office, but thus far he is the one being vindicated by the truth. The Democrats’ Russia train is rolling downhill fast; the brakes are shot and there aren’t any barriers preventing them from hurtling off the tracks.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Did Edgar Allan Poe offer the secret on how to treat the media?

The Founding Fathers counted on an informed citizenry to keep watch over their government. Unfortunately for us the apathetic and antagonistic (to Trump) elements of the populace don’t seem to care about the facts and all too willingly buy-in to the media’s speculation.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Ruling class GOP leaders make Obamacare repeal the art of the impossible

Republicans lose track of what’s important when they hear only the voices of those complaining the loudest about what they’ll miss if a bill is passed or if Obamacare is deservedly thrown into the trash bin of history. They better keep their promises and accomplish something.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Is the American secession movement really gaining converts?

Given the obstacles we’ve encountered and overcome in the past, doing so again in the 21st century would seem to be eminently achievable. But today the schisms loom so large and the political will to work towards consensus is so weak that the task appears insurmountable.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Hate to say it Democrats, but Nancy Pelosi ain’t your (only) problem

We shouldn’t worry about the Democrats gaining ground because they’ll never take any good advice anyway. They’re much too concerned with firing up the radical feminists, race baiters and environmental loons to concern themselves with the deplorables’ point-of-view.