With Congress divided, US governemnt ...

With Congress divided, US governemnt heads for a shutdown

There are 71 comments on the The Telegraph story from Jan 19, 2018, titled With Congress divided, US governemnt heads for a shutdown. In it, The Telegraph reports that:

Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will filibuster a four-week, government wide funding bill that passed the House Thursday evening, seeking to shape a subsequent measure but exposing themselves to charges they are responsible for a looming shutdown. Republicans controlling the narrowly divided chamber took up the fight, arguing that Democrats were holding the entire government hostage over demands to protect "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

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Red Crosse

Wilmington, IL

#1 Jan 19, 2018
If there is a shutdown the people that support the President will blame the Democrats. They are trying to blackmail the President into giving amnesty to foreign illegals, and it won't work. Never in our History has a political party chosen to protect foreigners over American citizens. This is a precedent. A first. I understand why. The fight to protect Dreamers is a critical component of the Democrat Party's future success. They need those voters. Americans have abandoned the Democrats, and for good reason. Importing voters won't work in America.
Dirty Soap

United States

#3 Jan 19, 2018
Red Crosse wrote:
If there is a shutdown the people that support the President will blame the Democrats. They are trying to blackmail the President into giving amnesty to foreign illegals, and it won't work. Never in our History has a political party chosen to protect foreigners over American citizens. This is a precedent. A first. I understand why. The fight to protect Dreamers is a critical component of the Democrat Party's future success. They need those voters. Americans have abandoned the Democrats, and for good reason. Importing voters won't work in America.
Apparently a porn star needed some hush money from Trump.

Isnít it interesting that Trump having an affair with a porn star while married to Melania isnít really news?

If Obama had done this, the Evangelicals would be burning Obama in effigy.

But Trump does this and there is nothing but silence from that lot.

This could get more problematic when the origin and timing of the funds of this pay off is sorted out.

The Trump Administration is one big Soap Opera.

“Watching The Snowflakes Rant”

Since: Feb 17

Location hidden

#4 Jan 19, 2018
Dirty Soap wrote:
<quoted text>

Apparently a porn star needed some hush money from Trump.

Isnít it interesting that Trump having an affair with a porn star while married to Melania isnít really news?

If Obama had done this, the Evangelicals would be burning Obama in effigy.

But Trump does this and there is nothing but silence from that lot.

This could get more problematic when the origin and timing of the funds of this pay off is sorted out.

The Trump Administration is one big Soap Opera.
Well heck, they are hitting all the high notes.

Stock market 31% gain during Trump -- best since FDR!

Value grows by $6.9 TRILLION...

Trump first president in 45 years to speak at pro-life march...
Red Crosse

Wilmington, IL

#5 Jan 19, 2018
This is about American loyalty. About politicians that are more loyal to illegal aliens then to the American people. We were told in the 80s that a man spending time with a woman not his wife was between him and his wife. Private. So why are you so concerned about that, and not shutting down the Government to protect illegal aliens? This decision to protect foreign illegals will cost the Democrats in the next elections. Remember Americans where the Democrat loyalty is in November as you stand in the polling place choosing your leadership.
spocko

Oakland, CA

#6 Jan 19, 2018
In 2013, Donald Trump said he knew how to prevent government shutdowns. Now we get to see if he was right.
Red Crosse

Greenfield, IN

#7 Jan 19, 2018
The Republicans hold majorities in the House and Senate, and have the White House. Why are they even bother trying to blame Democrats?

President Trump told the Senate last week to work out a bi-partisan deal, and he would sign it.

The Senate worked out a bi-partisan deal, then the President told them to shove their bi-partisan deal.

Clearly this is everyone's fault but the President!

And by the by, Trump is spending yet another weekend in Mar-Lago, with a $100k-a-ticket fundraiser.
Red Crosse

Greenfield, IN

#8 Jan 19, 2018
spocko wrote:
In 2013, Donald Trump said he knew how to prevent government shutdowns. Now we get to see if he was right.
ďProblems start from the top. They have to get solved from the top. The presidentís the leader, and heís got to get everybody in a room, and heís got to lead. The right guy would get everybody into a room and would make a deal. You gotta get Ďem into a room. You gotta to talk to them. You gotta to cajole. You gotta do what you do when you make deals.Ē

-- Donald J. Trump, from TV's "Celebrity Apprentice", commenting on the looming government shutdown in 2013.

Impeach the Creep

Madison, WI

#9 Jan 19, 2018
spocko wrote:
In 2013, Donald Trump said he knew how to prevent government shutdowns. Now we get to see if he was right.
tRump in 2013: "The president ultimately gets the blame for a shutdown"
tRump, speaking with Fox News back in 2013 as Washington headed for a shutdown under President Obama, said that in the president ultimately gets the blame.

"The president, in all fairness, he's the leader, he's the one that has to get everybody in the room and get it done," then-businessman tRump said. "So he does have a lot of pressure to get this problem solved. He's got a big problem."
Impeach the Creep

Madison, WI

#10 Jan 19, 2018
Dirty Soap wrote:
<quoted text>

Apparently a porn star needed some hush money from Trump.

Isnít it interesting that Trump having an affair with a porn star while married to Melania isnít really news?

If Obama had done this, the Evangelicals would be burning Obama in effigy.

But Trump does this and there is nothing but silence from that lot.

This could get more problematic when the origin and timing of the funds of this pay off is sorted out.

The Trump Administration is one big Soap Opera.
Careful, the tRumpflakes might put this one in the ďwinĒ column.

A) proof positive that tRump has engaged in consensual sex at least once in his life.

B) proof positive that he does indeed pay contractors for their work.
Red Crosse

Wilmington, IL

#11 Jan 19, 2018
The Democrats have just enough seats to stifle the Republican vote. That won't happen if we elect the 5 new Republican Senators we are polling well right now, and pick up a few House seats. The opposition party usually wins seats in the midterms, but Democrats have proven their love for illegal alien criminals is greater then their love of country. Time to show them what happens when you are disloyal to America. We might not be able to hang you for treason, but we can damn sure vote you out of office.
Fake Compassion

United States

#12 Jan 19, 2018
CodeTalker wrote:
<quoted text>Well heck, they are hitting all the high notes.

Stock market 31% gain during Trump -- best since FDR!

Value grows by $6.9 TRILLION...

Trump first president in 45 years to speak at pro-life march...
How pro-life is it when you are having an affair with a porn start while your wife is taking care of your 3 month old son?

Trump only wants the adoration of Evangelicals.

Trump isnít interested in what happens to babies once they are born, sadly, even his own child.
sh----le democrats

Long Beach, CA

#13 Jan 19, 2018
Government shutdown is likely to affect their base's entitlement payments.

It's a two for one when it's impact is added to the DACA meltdown.

Schumer is so clueless he thinks he can hurt his own party with an appalling government shutdown and then put the blame onto President Trump.

2018 may very well turn out to be another GOP landslide just like 2016. Trump's base will have no problems with those consequences.
Observation

United States

#14 Jan 19, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
<quoted text>

Careful, the tRumpflakes might put this one in the ďwinĒ column.

A) proof positive that tRump has engaged in consensual sex at least once in his life.

B) proof positive that he does indeed pay contractors for their work.
Brilliant!

“Detroit:Progress ive's Paradise”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#15 Jan 19, 2018
Illegals aliens are more important then the welfare of our country. Gotta have those Dem voters before we can have a budget. Shut the Gov down and let em stew for a few awhile.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#17 Jan 19, 2018
Shut the Government down, I say.
And for a long time, too!
Then it'll be clear how little we need the regulatory state.

Shut it down. Fire the lot of the swamp critters and rebuild what we can afford.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#18 Jan 19, 2018
Proof that Schumer/Pelosi are far more concerned about illegal aliens than they are with working Americans.
Schumer S---hole Shutdown

Long Beach, CA

#19 Jan 19, 2018
With his government shutdown to put illegal aliens before the military and US citizens, Schumer is like the disturbed family member who takes out his whole democrat posse before firing the last round into his own head.
DR X

Wyoming, MI

#21 Jan 19, 2018
We will not give an open pass to 10s of millions of illegals who will vote socialist (democrat) thus fulfilling traitor Obama's pledge of "fundamental transformation". As far as I'm concerned, the democratic (socialist) party is an enemy that will eventually have to be physically dealt with.
Raydot

Pomona, CA

#22 Jan 19, 2018
Dirty Soap wrote:
<quoted text>

Apparently a porn star needed some hush money from Trump.

Isnít it interesting that Trump having an affair with a porn star while married to Melania isnít really news?

If Obama had done this, the Evangelicals would be burning Obama in effigy.

But Trump does this and there is nothing but silence from that lot.

This could get more problematic when the origin and timing of the funds of this pay off is sorted out.

The Trump Administration is one big Soap Opera.
Seems you hate men having sex with women. True phagot libloon, stop bragging. Queer
DR X

Greenfield, IN

#23 Jan 19, 2018
Congratulations Republicans!

You've done what no party has been able to do in history!

You've shut down the U.S. Government, while controlling the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Presidency.

That's never happened before, you should bask in the glory!

And as Donald Trump, of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, said back in 2013:

-- "I mean, problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top and the presidentís the leader. And he's got to get everybody in a room and he's got to lead."

-- "When they talk about the government shutdown, they're going to be talking about the president of the United States, who the president was at that time."

-- "So I really think the pressure is on the president."

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