Democrats in the Senate are gonna provide the votes Republicans need to continue funding the Federal Government until Feb. 8th….
What they got for this stand for a few days was basically a ‘promise’…
The winners in this dance was Donald Trump & Co. and the House Republicans….
Senate Minority Leader Democrat Chuck Schumer HAD the cards in the beginning…But played them weakly ….
First of all?
Trump and the Republicans went public in the media defining the shutdown in simple terms….It was about illegal’s….PERIOD….
American’s aren’t gonna support not getting their social security checks, or other things from the government for people who even Americans….
The Budget has LITTLE to do with Immigration actually…
It has to do with spending on Defense while taking money from social and help programs for those Americans….
Republicans NEVER are gonna mention the cuts and redirection of revenue away from people to guns, tanks and a ‘wall’…..
Schumer and Co. was just busy trying to over…
Schumer held things together, but Democrats as usual?
Don’t row together….
With the media stories amplified by Trump’s and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s insistence that it was the Democrats fault?
Democratic Senator’s began to get antsy….
As the hours ran by?
Democratic Senators began to abandon Schumer….
Republican House members then doubled down on their intransigence ….they signaled and got Trump to join them in saying ‘NOTHING’ until a vote….
All this went on while the media played up the idea that the ENTIRE US Government would stop running….
Than is NOT the truth….
As Trump pointed out himself?
Over 80% of the government’s function ARE running….
The fact is Schumer HAD to make a stand somewhere at sometime….
Props top the Democrats who stood with him….
As a matter of fact nearly ALL the Progressive and 2020 possible Presidential sweepstakes Democrats have made plain that Schumer’s ‘deal’ sucks….
But they too, do NOT have the votes…
This whole thing for Schumer rests on-a ‘promise’ to have a vote in the Senate on a DACA/Dreamers bill….
There is NOT certainty that House Speaker Republican Paul Ryan will agree to to support the vote in two weeks….
I would think to get an agreement that makes in any kind of sense means that Ryan would HAVE TO work with Pelosi ‘s Democrats in the House to get around the conservative Republican Freedom Caucus….
Doing THAT got the guy Ryan succeeded pushed out of his job….
There have been rumors that Paul Ryan wants to leave Congress by next year anyways, eh?
This whole thing could be replayed in two weeks folks…
But for now?
The Govt. shutdown that really wasn’t will be over in hours…
And Chuck Schumer walks away with virtually nothing….
Maybe the only gain is that some Senator’s HAVE BEEN forced to cross party lines to even get this?
It’s been a big nothingburger. Democrats started out with a public opinion edge, but it was deteriorating and their tactics weren’t well thought-out . They settled for 30¢ on the dollar, but that’s about what their position was worth. None of this is likely to matter in November.