Blogline of the Day: about that “SchumerShutdown” that will happen at midnight tonite

by Skip

illegal alien signYep, Chuckie Schumer and the rest of his Democrat demi-god-wannabees have decided that if they don’t want to fund the government when the money runs out tonite.  It’s clear what the reason is: DACA.  Now, far be it for me to lament the Feds having to close down (other than the military that protects us won’t get paid) as I have said for years that I don’t care – we’ve got 50 good governments (well, mostly?) that will still keep on going and a lot of stuff is on auto-pilot as well financially.  What will happen is that people will see, once again, how much control the Feds have – and shouldn’t.

All that said, the best line of the day putting Democrats into the proper light:

The real sticking point is DACA, or as Mark Steyn put it last night, “the Democrats’ ever more explicit preference for illegal immigrants over American citizens.”

It is clear that they decided long ago that, like the Labour Party in Britain, they hate the current electorate and want a new one.

(H/T: Instapundit)


This is not a on-one-hand-but-on-the-other situation. They’re not even hiding it. Democrats are openly saying they are using the filibuster to shut down the government to try to get something entirely unrelated.

You can, and I am sure many thousands of social media users will, debate the relative applicability of the word “unrelated”. You can argue that the Democrats were given an unreasonable set of options. But you cannot, as the media has been doing, argue that this is somehow the Republicans shutting down the government.

In plain English, the Republicans voted for funding the government (and CHIP), and the Democrats voted against it. The Democrats voted to shut down the government.

That’s just what happened.

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  • Radical Moderate

    Most Americans fail to realize we are in the midst of a civil isurection.

    There is no difference between what these public officials are doing and what George Wallace did in 1964;
    I expect…no…I demand!!!!…my Federal Government take the same action against these insurrectionists!

  • allen

    this won’t affect actual military paychecks for a while yet. unless they’ve changed something, we got paid on the 1st and the 15th. I doubt this will last a week and a half.

  • mrwonderful

    The GOP calls it the “Schumer Shutdown” and the Dems call it the “Trump Shutdown.” And any news outlet that calls it either of those things only shows their bias. The truth is somewhere in the middle. But there is no “middle” left in America.

    • Radical Moderate

      There is a “middle” in America. Those were the people that pushed back against the Establishment R’s and D’s and put Trump into the White House.
      If the Establishment wins on DACA and if we don’t stop mass immigration then there really will not be a “middle” anymore. The Democrat’s and the hard Left Socialists will have a lock on political power forever. From that point on it will be a battle between the Democrat Progressives and the Socialist Party.
      I will give you one guess which one will eventually win out.

      • mrwonderful

        Trump’s win was the ultimate outcome of the implementation of Goldwater’s “Southern Strategy.” Trump emboldened and energized racist elements in our nation, most of whom had never voted, while simultaneously promising the world to the Oligarchs. Just as Obama’s “Hope and Change” was a blank canvas on which citizens could paint whatever their pet issues were and say to themselves, “Obama’s gonna make us better!” – so to was Trump’s “Make America Great Again” an empty slogan that allowed the White Nationalist bigots to insert “white” instead of “great”, or the Oligarchs insert “rich” instead of “great.”

        • granitegrok

          Ah yes, the Progressive “race card” and “Southern Strategy”

          Hmm, I sorta remember something election night about some Northern States that went his way. Unless this is part of the up is down and Southern is Northern schtick….

          • Ed Naile

            North = Good
            South = Bad
            Deep Democrat logic.

        • Radical Moderate

          oooh no, you don’t wanna go there Mr.W.
          Traditionally there has always been about 10% of voters that have been “racially” motivated. But what Trump did was to motivate the middle class, which have neglected by the R’s & D’s for at leas the past 30 years,which was a brilliant strategy if I may say.
          If you really believe what you have said, then how do you explain Obama being elected in 2008 and the number of “whites” in America has been declining since the election of president Trump?
          Do not pass GO, do not collect $200 Mr.W.
          Come back when you are ready to debate REAL issues.

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