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SCHUMER’S SHUTDOWN: Congress Scrambling to Reopen The Swamp

The democrats decided that they would play chicken with President Donald Trump, and they lost.  Badly.  And Predictably.

Government shutdowns are nothing new in modern politics, where partisan divides are clung to in ever-more desperate bids for power.  The left has galvanized this sentiment as well, spawning their ridiculous “resistance” and employing a carte blanche opposition to the entirety of American conservative culture.

Not only has this blind rage stifled a great many of the campaign promises of the Trump administration from becoming reality, but it has, in turn, completely gutted the referendum that was reached by America in Trump’s election.  We The People chose to have these achievements accomplished, and the left’s unnecessary opposition has completely deprived us of that.

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Now, this “resistance” is running roughshod on the entire nation as democratic leader Chuck Schumer has walked away from the negotiating table, leaving the government to shut down for the first time in nearly 5 years.

“A House-passed stopgap bill that would avoid a government shutdown fizzled out in the Senate late Friday night, leaving Congress negotiating frantically as the midnight deadline to fund the government passed.

“The measure failed in a procedural vote by a 50 to 49 margin. Five Democrats — Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Doug Jones of Alabama and Claire McCaskill of Missouri — had backed it. Four Republicans — Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah — opposed it. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for procedural reasons.

“As nearly all Democrats and some Republicans opposed the measure that failed to work its way through Congress on Friday, lawmakers saw government funding lapse, at least temporarily. The proposal that failed in the Senate would have funded the government through Feb. 16 and reauthorized the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years.

“As the vote remained open into early Saturday morning, several bipartisan senators appeared to confer about a way forward. McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer then walked off the Senate floor together, only to return and continue talks with other senators. Numerous senators crowded around Schumer as the clock hit midnight.”
Schumer and his ragtag isle of misfit Americans still have plenty of work to do before reaching a compromise to keep the government funded come Monday, but they will need to have an extreme overhaul of attitude in the coming hours to achieve this.
Donald Trump has given the left every opportunity to keep the political wheels turning in the Washington swamp, at least for the time being, but the dissonance and divisiveness of the democratic party just won’t allow for it.  Now, Schumer and his cronies are fully to blame for our current predicament, yet are barely putting in the effort to remedy their ridiculousness.

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