US Government Shutdown Watch: 2018 Edition. More Bricks in the Wall?


#2545

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I LOL’d.


#2546

Same.


#2547

Good (and depressing) points.


#2548

Sebastian Gorka told Dobbs. "As far as I’m concerned, this is a master stroke.

Well, that settles that. Trump pwnd Nancy.


#2549

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#2551

meanwhile in the other bubble


#2552

Wow, talk about “alt-facts.”


#2553

I wish all the bad things in the Dr Octagon record to happen to them.

To wit, I hope they all get moose bumps. I hope all their wrinkle cream is made out of rat poop. And I hope they have the worst kind of encounter with a half-shark alligator / half man.


#2554

Even a lot of conservatives on twitter were dunking on that. Wonder how it feels to sell your soul for Donald fucking Trump. They deserve what they get.


#2555

Also, lol…


#2556

“Many R’s, privately, okay with it”. This is exactly why they all have to go.


#2557

Wait, Lou Dobbs got him to back off the emergency declaration? Is that the implication? I haven’t been keeping track of him lately as a Trump advisor. I guess he’s against the emergency move?


#2558

#1 National Emergency: Trump. Let’s shut 'er down, folks!

(PS - I would not be surprised if he shut the government down a second time, because Trump gonna Trump.)


#2559

National emergency which somehow has gone along for 2 years now with no action.

Must be really serious.


#2560

Hey, it’s not no action. They jailed thousands of kids and lost them.


#2561

That’s why this will fail in a court of law. They care about things like facts and evidence.


#2562

The SC that upheld Trump’s travel band and transgender troop prohibition is capable of anything.


#2563

The Supreme Court majority is composed of traditional/corporatist conservatives, not populists/Trumpists. So they may have no issue upholding a travel ban and anti-LGBTQ policies, but traditional conservatives are very skeptical of misuse of emergency declarations.


#2564

If Republicans in the Senate are OK with a declaration of emergency, from everything I can deduce from Post and NYT reporting, it is because it at least gets this shit off their backs.

I think the more pragmatic members of that caucus know what a losing issue this is already, and know how even more loser-ish it is when framed as part of a declaration of emergency…but I guess they’re hoping that heat falls on Trump and not them.