Republicans didn’t have to do much…simply stick to their guns and add a few well placed tweets from the President, lol. Nice, keep it up guys.
Results are coming in for the Schumer fiasco and they aren’t pretty even from Liberal media. You can’t make this up and it is too rich!
We take a quick look at the headlines and find out why.
From Townhall, we see that they hurt their chances at least some for adding more votes in 2018 and now their candidates are worried.
“Poll: Democrats’ 2018 Lead Is Narrowing”
“According to a CNN survey, Democrats have a 5-point lead, with 49 percent of respondents saying they’d support Democrats on a generic congressional ballot. Forty-four percent of registered voters said they’d support Republicans.
The latest poll narrows the 18-point lead Democrats held over Republicans when the survey was conducted in December, at which point 56 percent of respondents said they’d choose Democrats while 38 percent said they’d vote for the Republican candidate.”
Schumer himself is feeling the burn of his actions and has other Democrats up for reelection worried that they will have a much tougher time in their elections thanks to backing his actions.
The Hill reports:
“Schumer comes under fire over funding deal”
“Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is coming under criticism from his own party in the aftermath of a fight that shut down the government for three days and left Democrats with little to show for it.
Some of Schumer’s Democratic colleagues are questioning the wisdom of getting into a three-day standoff with Republicans over a stopgap-spending bill and then backing down after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered a modest concession.
“We went in with a very weak set of cards, with  people up for re-election,” said one Democratic senator, one of several lawmakers who requested anonymity to assess Schumer’s performance frankly.”
Twitter is on fire questioning Schumer’s move and thinking the Senate strategy was illogical. Townhall added a long list of these comments in an article:
“The Democrats got nothing, only to show everyone that they’re willing to shut down the government for illegal aliens. This isn’t just the conservative take. Journalists from The New York Times, Boston Globe, Politico, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Bloomberg, and CNN were all wondering what the hell the Democrats were thinking if this was the end game.”
Democrats have managed to accede to Republican demands, demoralize their energized base, give a disengaged president a win, and look like they held a meaningless three day government shutdown — all at once. 11:27 AM – Jan 22, 2018
If this thing passes at noon, WOW. Democrats got nothing in this. Can someone please remind me why this happened to begin with? Wasn’t it abt a DACA deal? There is no DACA deal 11:04 AM – Jan 22, 2018
We now await Democrats’ spin about how this isn’t a cave 11:12 AM – Jan 22, 2018
so, other than boosting Cap Lounge’s business in the wee hours Saturday, what exactly did this shutdown accomplish? 11:30 AM – Jan 22, 2018
Not sure I understand the point of the last three days. 11:23 AM – Jan 22, 2018
Can someone clearly state what exactly Chuck Schumer extracted from McConnell by shutting down the government? 11:34 AM – Jan 22, 2018
I wonder if Dems understand how much of their base will be demoralized by accepting this deal. 11:21 AM – Jan 22, 2018
Republicans have now been shown that there is a way to push forward and make sure the 2018 election cycle can be won. Ride the wave. Now they hopefully have their second wind and can continue the momentum.
This from BuzzFeed:
“Total and Complete Surrender: Democrats’ Schumer Shutdown Cave Endangers Leftists, Emboldens GOP Walking into Midterm Elections”
“…perhaps they jeopardized their midterm election chances in a volatile voting year, hurting House and Senate Democrats’ chances alike. But it also provides Republicans with a much-needed overarching theme for the midterm elections, which is that Democrats favor illegal aliens over Americans, while Republicans put Americans first. Party-wide, top Republicans on Monday were fired up after the Schumer Shutdown ended in absolute utter failure for the Democrats.”
Finally, President Trump also won by pushing through with his tweets over the last few days. Especially those that twanged “never leave an American behind” and “MAGA” chords. It also gave him a step up on the rung by being able to compare his response to those of years past.
In just a few tweets (obnoxious or not according to reader) he managed to bring the shutdown into perspective and call it out for exactly what it was — taking the rights of someone who has no legal standing in the US so long as they chose not to go through legal steps over the last few years while DACA was available — over the rights of legally qualifying immigrants and all American citizens.
In a statement released Monday, Trump said:
I’m pleased the Democrats in the Senate have come to their senses and are willing to fund our great military, border patrol, first responders and insurance for vulnerable children. As I’ve always said, once the government is funded, my administration will work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration. We will make a long-term deal on immigration if and only if it’s good for our country.
The Daily Signal talks about that in:
“How Shutdown Under Trump Compares With Obama, Other Presidents”.
“First of all, the shutdown that began Saturday wouldn’t be “weaponized” as in 2013, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney promised.
“There were administrative efforts [by the Trump administration] to minimize the effect on Americans, such as not closing the monuments and national parks,” Simmons, whose nonpartisan group focuses on effectiveness and efficiency in the federal government, told The Daily Signal.
“It went much smoother than it has in the past,” Sanders said at the press briefing Monday.
“Also, the president was putting pressure [on Democrats] and standing firm on exactly what he was willing to do and what he wasn’t, and it very clearly worked,” Sanders continued. “We are back where we basically started on Friday, and the Democrats have allowed this to move forward.”
Democrats in the Senate ought to be thankful that this shutdown lasted a very short time. What they wanted and what they might have lost had it gone on longer is the only things that were a surety.
- They have shown the entire nation that the far left ideology controls the Democrat Party platform — which conservatives already know.
- They wanted to obstruct — which they did.
- They wanted to appear more important and significant than Trump and the Republicans — which they didn’t.
- They may have lost the supposed one million DACA that they were fighting for — which is a possibility as these marginal groups react.
- They may have lost a much larger base of voters had this continued — which may still happen if they can’t do damage control.
- They could have angered many states who would again revisit tighter voting law requirements which would have stood up even if heard before the Supreme Court — which will hopefully still happen.
- They could have assured tremendous losses in any step ahead for 2018 through 2020 elections — which as yet has not been determined.
So all in all, Democrats have a lot of damage control to handle. Schumer has rotten egg on his face. Trump has again shown why the “deplorable” have stood behind him since they elected him president.
MAGA wasn’t just a campaign slogan unlike what we hear from politicians. It was a fact and a promise being kept.