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Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

President Trump got skunked in the Spring continuing resolution – no money for The Wall.  He was busy with the Supreme Court nominee so okay, let that one go.  But in this next deal, he absolutely must get some money for The Wall or he’s never going to get it.  If the Resisters beat him on his signature issue, his presidency will be lame duck all the way down.

Trump should start tweeting now, warning citizens to prepare for a shut-down if the money’s not in the resolution.  The people who elected him want that, first and foremost.  He’s got to deliver.

Doesn’t have to be much money. It could be a symbolic $1.00, just as long as Congress votes for it. Trump must make them cry “Uncle” because after that, we’ve established the principle and we’re only arguing over the amount.

Frankly, Democrats are not the problem. They continue to serve the interests of the dead people and illegals who elected them.  But the Never-Trump RINOs have no excuse so why not go after them?  Because we need them.  We need every one of their votes and as tempting as it might be to name names while kicking behinds, a different tactic is warranted on this side of the aisle.  On that side, we know Democrats will never break ranks so there’s no harm in savaging them.

Of course, Liberals will complain that funding The Wall is a budget-buster.  We can’t afford it.  There are higher priorities.  Get out in front of that argument early.  Start by proposing to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and shift that funding to The Wall.  Trump gave up his salary this year, but he could offer to redirect his salary as President toward The Wall next year.  Divert federal aid from sanctuary cities to The Wall.  Revenue neutral, no additional funding required, completely affordable if we would only make national security a higher priority than frivolities.

And blame Democrats for the shutdown, starting now.   Send a tweet every day. “Democrats make Grandma eat dog food; shut down!”

“Democrats end school lunch: shut down!” “Democrats squander dollars, pinch pennies: shut down!”

This is not a political problem or fiscal problem, it’s a marketing problem.  Trump has to rally the troops to swing the polls so finger-licking moderates can feel the change in the wind and cast a vote to fund The Wall. There will never be a better time.

Joe Doakes

Electoral fear is both sides’ best weapon.  Trump has the initiative.  Will he use it?

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  1. Mexico has our back on ‘this wall thing’ right Joe?

    Almost all good policy came as a result of bipartisan efforts. This was true for Reagan and Clinton. While I’m not a Trump fan, if he abandons the right wing of the Republican party and starts cutting deals with moderates and the Democrats, we might be able to get something good done for the country.

  2. JD (want to make sure i am not seen as engaging idiots), sTrumpet just signaled he does not care about debt ceiling and gave libturds a blank check. He don’t need no balancing act, he can just print money and build whatever he wants. He can trust libturds, yes he can. Will this signal the end if his engagement with conservatism and return to his libturd roots?

  3. I voted for Trump for one reason; SCOTUS. So that vote has paid off for me no matter what happens. He is also filling the federal appeals and circuit courts benches with conservatives, which is just as important as SCOTUS. (I see Franken thinks he has struck a blow for reprobates by crushing the nomination of David Stras…lmoa…wait until he gets a load of the next candidate, who won’t be coming from MN)

    Trump has struck fear into the hearts of border jumping economic refugees, and their leftist enablers. Illegal immigration has slowed to a trickle, and we all know the “dreamers” are headed back home in 6 months.

    I want this wall, not because I think it will stop border jumping; it won’t. I want it because it will stand as a symbol, a crooked middle finger to the leftist reprobates that are determined to fill our fair land with uneducated, unskilled people whose only contribution to humanity is a prodigious fertility rate.

    I was in Mexico City thrice in the past two years; they are doing pretty damn well down there. There is a growing middle class who enjoy a standard of living every bit as good as ours. Those are not the people leaving. There is a reason none of the governments down there are doing anything to dissuade citizens from leaving; they don’t want them. Mexico gets people in transit from Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize and Honduras the f*ck out of the country as fast as possible., and does nothing to stop their own losers from joining them.

    Make no mistake; the people sneaking in are the dregs of South America.

    If and when this wall gets built, the reprobates will never be able to tear it down; this isn’t Berlin, we’re not trying to keep prisoners in, we’re keeping the rabble out.

    I keep a steady stream of email going to my US Reps and Senators (especially that shitbird Graham), letting them know DACA must fall and the wall must rise. I hope you all are doing the same.

  4. If people want to lower immigration standards they should win elections on that platform and change the law.

  5. JPA – I wrote this column before Trump’s surprise announcement. I admit it, my analysis was overtaken by events. That’s one of Trump’s strengths: he gets inside people’s OODA loop, even mine.

    That said, I don’t think any modern President comes up with all his own ideas, his staff and advisors help craft the message he delivers. This might have been a brilliant multi-faceted attack.

    First, a message to Never-Trumpers in Congress who’ve been trying to sabotage him since Day One: I don’t need you. I have my own base and they love me. If you want my help getting re-elected, get on board.

    Second, a message to Democrats: I can work with you (for now, at least). We need money for Houston. We need money for Irma. We need money for Afghanistan and North Korea. This isn’t a good time for a knock-down, drag-out fight leading to a government shut-down. So ignore the right-wing kooks in my own base (like that crazy Joe Doakes), give me money for the present emergencies, and I’ll postpone the fight until Christmas. Makes us look good and Never-Trump RINOs look bad, and that’s a win for both of us.

    Third, a message to American moderates: I’m getting things done. You may not like me personally, but I’m effective. After decades of gridlock, I’m getting government moving again. FEMA was on the ground in Houston before the rain stopped falling. Now I’ve got a deal with Congress for rebuilding, even before the flood waters have receded. I’m the guy who gets things done.

    Fourth, a message to Putin, the mullahs and that little gook: I’m not like the guys you faced in the past, I’m independent and that makes me unpredictable. Don’t think you can pull the same tricks that worked on them – they won’t work on me and you have no idea what I’m capable of.

    Is all that stuff true? Maybe not. But consider: this is a guy who got elected despite the opposition of the Democrats, the Republicans, Hollywood, academia and the media. I can’t discount the possibility that somebody in his circle of advisors is capable of this level of strategic thinking.

    If not, somebody should be. I’m available. Shoot Mitch an email.

  6. I thought something like this might happen. Trump’s continued poor support among the GOP elite and donor class have opened the door to a Trump-Schumer alliance. Schumer all but destroyed Rubio’s chance for the 2016 nomination by roping him into the pro-amnesty fold. I imagine Schumer knew exactly what he was doing: creating a major split between a possible GOP Hispanic presidential candidate and the GOP base.

  7. Trump’s deal with Schumer and Pelosi reflects that the only legislation — as in only legislation — going through this Congress will be that backed by unified Democratic caucuses and whatever Republican votes their “so-called leadership” can muster.

    Republican incumbents have to support something, if not anything, so they can show that they in fact did do something during this Congress. Any life preserver in a hurricane!

    Look for a tax reform act that cuts middle and working class tax rates and does nothing for the wealthy. So a lot of Republican incumbents would have to hold their noses and vote for tax legislation that might benefit 70-80 percent of their constituents but do nothing for the ultra-wealthy donor class.

    Who ever thought Trump was going to turn into a weather vane!

  8. Schumer all but destroyed Rubio’s chance for the 2016 nomination by roping him into the pro-amnesty fold

    Rubio put up darn little resistance to being roped. Other than that, I agree with your comments. I also found it amusing the Emery seems to have moved from Trump being a Fascist and almost-Hitler to merely a weather vane.

  9. Jpm, are you able a provide a link or citation to your ad hominem regarding: “fascist and almost Hitler” ?

  10. … oh darn, Emery, did I exaggerate? Did I perhaps go so so far as to invent something out of whole cloth that could be correct, but alas, wasn’t. Well, anyways then, I’m sorry if you felt slighted – say! did you ever come up with the proof that Bannon, Miller and Gorka are white supremacists?

  11. I feel saddened that you felt it necessary to shift the discourse into the arena of ad hominem attacks and ill founded accusations – not at all what I expected from someone appealing to rationality.

  12. Bwahahahaha… chortle…. chortle… That is rich coming from a troll who never has to say he is sorry for pulling talking points out of his ass.

  13. Hey JPA, we’re still in Obama’s last fiscal year, but please keep the mental gymnastics going.

  14. First, a message to Never-Trumpers in Congress who’ve been trying to sabotage him since Day One: I don’t need you. I have my own base and they love me. If you want my help getting re-elected, get on board.

    I doubt it. Most of the people who voted for Trump in the general election didn’t vote for him in the primary and often times they turned out to vote for the other Republican candidates in larger numbers. A lot of us voted for Trump to stop Clinton and he’s been a pretty ineffective president since he took office even with the lowered expectations many of us had going in.

    Second, a message to Democrats: I can work with you (for now, at least). We need money for Houston. We need money for Irma. We need money for Afghanistan and North Korea. This isn’t a good time for a knock-down, drag-out fight leading to a government shut-down.

    Then Trump really is a terrible negotiator. The whole country was watching and trying to pitch in to help the hurricane victims. If the concern was the debt ceiling, that would be a time to revisit the “skinny budget” (remember that? The one he put forth and then abandoned as something new and shiny caught his attention) to make it deficit-neutral. Or ask Congress for a stand-alone bill to just deal with hurricane relief. There is no justification for offering any sort of “gentlemen’s agreement” to Schumer and company to try to and eliminate the debt ceiling go forward.

    Third, a message to American moderates: I’m getting things done. You may not like me personally, but I’m effective. After decades of gridlock, I’m getting government moving again. FEMA was on the ground in Houston before the rain stopped falling. Now I’ve got a deal with Congress for rebuilding, even before the flood waters have receded. I’m the guy who gets things done.

    Except he’s really not. FEMA has dealt with numerous other disasters during the “decades of gridlock” as effectively as it has the recent hurricane. Getting a “deal” for rebuilding tells us nothing about whether the “deal” is good or bad. I’m not willing to support a “deal” that costs taxpayers more than it has to and certainly not one that gives Democrats the advantage in any future spending issues.

    The only thing Trump has shown is that he’s more interested in flash and symbols than the substantive work of being an effective President. That’s why he’s spending so much time on executive orders and Tweets and doing very little to actually get his nominees through Congress (oftentimes not even sending in their paperwork) or trying to push through any legislation. His own inability to control his mouth and constant vacillating on social media such as during the repeal and replace debate in Congress (one minute he likes the bill, the next he attacks it as “mean”) is why no one is eager to work with him on any major legislation. He cannot be trusted. .

  15. And you are clearly the disease. A festering, putrid, pussy disease that just would not go away.

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