One thing is clear; Trump doesn’t play by anyone else’s rules. He has figured a way to win by losing. He just announced that there is a deal to re-open the government. By the way, he is also planning on giving the State of the Union Address, as scheduled, next Tuesday. Well, predictably, Pelosi just punted again and said: “When the government is open, we will discuss a mutually agreeable date.” What’s her excuse? She didn’t have time because she dismissed the House for a three day weekend during the shutdown. The optics on this are extremely bad and about to get worse. This makes Pelosi look, accurately, like a total ass. Her only real excuse for delay is disrespect for Donald Trump. That plays well on CNN, it does not play well in Peoria.
King Solomon taught us how to determine who is truly evil. Two women both claimed to be the mother of a child. Solomon suggested solving the problem by proposing the use of a sword to cut the baby in two, with each woman to get half. The “fake” mother entirely approved of this solution. The real mother begged to spare the child and let her rival have custody. Solomon quickly realized who truly cared for the child, and more importantly, who did not. He gave the child to the real mother. Donald Trump just surrendered, to spare the country more pain. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer proved that they couldn’t care less. Odds are they will be too busy celebrating to realize they are in big trouble.
Both Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are now standing there with egg on their face. Trump got the blame for the shutdown. But, thanks to their stupidity, he now gets sole credit for restarting the government. They did NOTHING! Nancy didn’t even bother to stay in town over the weekend.
Their sole excuse for their role in the government shutdown was to blame everything on a Trump temper tantrum. Hating Trump mattered more to them than doing the right thing for the country.
Only a fool or a reporter for CNN, often the same person, would argue that there is no crisis at our border. Reasonable people understand that this should not even be a partisan issue. The proposal of Democrats to secure our border only with technology because walls never work is idiotic. Their only real objection is that it was Trump’s idea. They would rather see the country fail then to see Trump succeed. Well, Trump surrendered and by losing this battle he may just have won the war.
Trump is going to give his State of the Union address, in the House, to a record audience. The longer this is delayed the more harm to Nancy Pelosi. If Democrats sit on their hands while he discusses the need for a more secure border, they will be making a serious mistake. At least some of them realize that. We can expect Trump to make a strong case for border security. He has the advantage of only needing to tell the truth. Among other things, expect some “angel moms” to show up weeping over their child murdered by an illegal alien.
A lot of us underestimated Donald Trump. Whether he got here intentionally or by accident doesn’t really matter. Pelosi and Schumer blew this big time. They could have got Trump to give them almost anything, including amnesty for DACA. They could have taken all the credit for re-opening the government, while Trump would be left with all the blame for the shutdown. Instead they sulked in the corner too filled with hatred for Trump to realize they were falling into a trap. He just played the Trump card and things will never be the same.