Friday, January 19, 2018

Trump Tweet Blows Up GOP Strategy to Avoid Shutdown

[President] Trump upended the GOP's strategy to avert a shutdown early Thursday when he declared that an extension of a federal health insurance program for children "should be part of a long-term solution" and not a stopgap spending plan. That directly contradicts the thinking of congressional Republicans, who were eager to force Democrats to choose between a popular health care program they have pushed to renew for months and their effort to win legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. "CHIP should be part of a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!" Trump tweeted, using the acronym for the childhood health insurance program, known as the Children's Health Insurance Program.

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The White House on Wednesday issued a statement endorsing the short-term funding extension, including the health provision: "The Administration supports the bill's multiyear funding extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program."

The House is scheduled to vote as soon as Thursday afternoon on the short-term spending bill with the health insurance program attached. Changing the bill could delay its consideration, further reducing the margin of error less than 48 hours before the shutdown deadline.

The prospects were equally dicey in the Senate, where several Democrats who had approved earlier short-term spending extensions announced Wednesday they would be voting "no" this time around. They were under intense pressure from immigrant activists to hold firm on demands for a solution for young immigrants known as "dreamers" who face losing protections against deportation yanked by the Trump administration.

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You were expecting what, coherence?

Sorry, wrong time, wrong place, wrong Bloat.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2018-01-18 09:38 AM

When Trump denied calling some nations "s**tholes" he was telling the truth as he knew it because he doesn't remember what he says from one day to the next, from one hour to the next.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-18 09:53 AM

This isn't the first time dotard's tweet was a direct contradiction of what the GOP is working towards.

How many times does Paul Ryan have to call him to explain his goals to him?

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-18 10:21 AM

It's almost like his ambien induced haze allows the last vestiges of human compassion to slip out past the GOP goals of screwing over everyone who isn't a billionaire.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-18 10:22 AM

"...Republicans, who were eager to force Democrats to choose between a popular health care program they have pushed to renew for months and their effort to win legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants"

Anyone besides me find this evil?

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-18 10:26 AM

The most damaging thing to Trump's presidency is Trump.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-18 10:49 AM

726 -

Cimpassion, empathy, and basic human decency are - for Trumpeteers and their ringmaster - things of the past.

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2018-01-18 10:53 AM

"The most damaging thing to Trump's presidency is Trump."

So true.

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-18 11:14 AM

The most damaging thing to Trump's presidency is Trump.

#6 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

While I essentially agree with this, never forget that he would not have had the chance to spread his evil poison had many Americans not been so clueless as to elect him.

At some point in time, the blame has to be spoken out loud. The blame rests on the american public. The more he continues, the more that blame increases.

Okay, fine, people made a mistake. It happens. Now, let's fix it instead of just whining about it.

#9 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-18 12:58 PM

While I essentially agree with this, never forget that he would not have had the chance to spread his evil poison had many Americans not been so clueless as to elect him.
At some point in time, the blame has to be spoken out loud. The blame rests on the american public. The more he continues, the more that blame increases.
Okay, fine, people made a mistake. It happens. Now, let's fix it instead of just whining about it.

#9 | POSTED BY KUDZU AT 2018-01-18 12:58 PM | FLAG:

I see no mistake I see a bunch of spoiled brats who didn't get their way so they will continue to toss ---- at him every chance they get but when you look at the job he is doing economically and as President with facts he is better than Obama could hope to be and Hillary would have been a disaster

#10 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2018-01-18 03:17 PM

WTFIGO

Brought to you by "Capital Letters" and the "Spacebar."

Tomorrow's lesson ... Punctuation!

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-19 10:05 AM

Gotta love it.

CHiP has tons of bipartisan support and would sail through on its own.

BUT the GOP would let kids die so they can hold the Dems hostage and force them to vote for their spending plan.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-19 10:48 AM

I see no mistake I see a bunch of spoiled brats who didn't get their way so they will continue to toss ---- at him every chance they get but when you look at the job he is doing economically and as President with facts he is better than Obama could hope to be and Hillary would have been a disaster

#10 | POSTED BY WTFIGO

You should get your eyes checked.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-19 10:49 AM

#10 | POSTED BY WTFIGO
You should get your eyes checked.

#13 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2018-01-19 10:49 AM | REPLY

Can't afford the pre-procedure hemorrhoidectomy required before that exam can be done.

#14 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2018-01-19 11:06 AM

#10

Donald's going to prison. Where, based on his age and poor physical health, he'll die.

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-19 11:27 AM

ZED

"Donald's going to prison."

We can only hope. I hope it turns out that he makes a deal to resign in exchange for Junior and Kushner getting a lighter sentence. Even if the DOJ takes Mueller's recommendations on the Obstruction of Justice charge, they have the option to drag their feet to infinity as long as the DOJ is controlled by the GOP. And Trump can still do a lot of damage during that time.

He really needs to be forced to resign.

What I'm really expecting is for Trump to be indicted for (at least) money laundering after he resigns. That takes it out of the protective hands of the DOJ and into the hands of federal prosecutors . . . and the IRS.

Then you KNOW what will happen after that. He'll lose everything.


#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-19 12:29 PM

Trump 2013: "The problems start from the top and have to get solved from the top. The president is the leader, and he's got to get everybody in a room and he's got to lead."

Trump 2018: 'It's the Democrats fault I'm not getting to Mar-a-Lago today.'

#17 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2018-01-19 12:44 PM

If Dems would be just as unconcerned about insurance for children and funding for disasters as are Trumpublicans, we wouldn't have this problem, right?

This is what happens when the GOP can't govern by a simple majority and have to actually follow usual Senate rules.

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-19 12:48 PM

Let the dems shut it down.

#19 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-01-19 01:39 PM

Dems are a minority party.

Republicans control all 3 branches of our government.

Trump, Ryal, and Mitch own the "Shut Hole".

#20 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-01-19 01:50 PM

This would be the first time that the government has shut down under one-party control since 1979 shutdown under former President Jimmy Carter.

So basically Trump is at least as bad a President as Jimmy Carter in governing. (but we already knew he is worse)

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-19 02:13 PM

Trump Blinks in Shut-Down Standoff; Invites Schumer to White House for Meeting

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is meeting with President Trump at the White House as the government barrels toward a shutdown.

A source familiar confirmed the meeting, which was first reported by The New York Times, saying Trump "reached out" and invited the Senate Democratic leader.


The meeting is between just Trump and Schumer, a fact sure to produce anxiety among Republicans worried the president might offer Schumer too much to ward off a shutdown.

Trump surprised Republicans last fall by reaching a deal on government funding with Democrats as GOP leaders sat in the same room.

thehill.com

(Stormy Daniels seen exiting WH back-door with Ben Roethlisberger)

#22 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-19 02:18 PM

Let the dems shut it down.

#19 | Posted by MSgt

This is what happens when you try to pass critical legislation with NO compromise and NO Democratic input to the process. Then they actually expected Dems to just vote for a bill that they had no input on?

If you think that is how our government works you need to get your thinker fixed.

Chuck Schumer needs to tell Trump to go blow himself. We cannot trust a damn thing Trump says.

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-19 02:20 PM

"Let the dems shut it down."

Another proud representative of The Party of Personal Responsibility.

#24 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-01-19 02:50 PM

If Dems would be just as unconcerned about insurance for children and funding for disasters as are Trumpublicans, we wouldn't have this problem, right? - #18 Posted by Corky at 2018-01-19 12:48 PM

The House bill, which provides insurance for children through 2022, was passed with 224 Republicans voting for it and 186 Democrats voting against it. If Republicans cared as little as Dems about insurance for children, it wouldn't have passed. I didn't expect you would call children having insurance a problem. Or maybe you were just posting from ignorance of the facts and prejudice against Republicans.

#25 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-19 03:30 PM

AVIGDORE

The House bill that you're talking about is CHIP. That's not in dispute.

The bone of contention in the shutdown standoff is called DACA (Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals).

Try to keep them straight and you won't sound so much like FOXNEWS.

#26 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-19 04:05 PM

#26

You should probably have addressed that post to Corky.

#27 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-19 04:11 PM

If the Dems want to prioritize illegal immigrants over keeping the government open, then let them. The voters will judge.

Think of the children who would be deprived of food and medical care if the government shut down.

#28 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-19 04:15 PM

"Think of the children who would be deprived of food and medical care if the government shut down."

Meh. Republicans want as much when the government is running.

#29 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-01-19 04:18 PM

Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump

My sense is that people are far angrier at the President than they are at Congress re the shutdown -- an interesting turn!
2:05 PM - 7 Oct 2013

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-19 04:54 PM

If the Dems want to prioritize illegal immigrants over keeping the government open, then let them. The voters will judge.
Think of the children who would be deprived of food and medical care if the government shut down.

#28 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

I'm sure they will but every analyst says the GOP gets the blame. Poor Nulli... You try so hard...

#31 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-19 04:54 PM

The House bill, which provides insurance for children through 2022, was passed with 224 Republicans voting for it and 186 Democrats voting against it. If Republicans cared as little as Dems about insurance for children, it wouldn't have passed. I didn't expect you would call children having insurance a problem. Or maybe you were just posting from ignorance of the facts and prejudice against Republicans.

#25 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

If Republicans cared about insurance for children, they would have passed this thing back in August.

Honestly, how stupid are you? It's mind boggling.

#32 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-19 04:55 PM

SYCOPHANT

AVIGDORE thinks we're the stupid ones. ~ LOL

His #25 was really, really, really dumb!

#33 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-19 05:12 PM

"Honestly, how stupid are you? It's mind boggling."

As stupid as he needs to be to make his "point." And a little extra to stay within the upper bounds of the deplorable reading level.

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-19 05:15 PM

Trump is now dragging down his entire party.

Even Republican congressmen should be smart enough to realize madness like this eventually ends with the head of state flying overseas and the desperate masses ripping apart office holders who did nothing to save their country.

#35 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-19 05:21 PM

SNOOFY

He needs to change channels.

#36 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-19 05:21 PM

TOR

"Even Republican congressmen should be smart enough to realize madness like this eventually ends with the head of state flying overseas and the desperate masses ripping apart office holders who did nothing to save their country."

I don't think it will get that bad. But if/when Trump feels he has to flee the country I think most people would be OK with it as long as he flies coach and doesn't take Air Force One with him.

#37 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-19 05:46 PM

"At 10:00 p.m. ET, senators will vote on a motion to limit debate on a stopgap spending bill. Meanwhile, Democrats Joe Donnelly, Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Manchin, and Doug Jones say they will now back the bill to avert a midnight shutdown."

www.c-span.org

CYA Dems.

#38 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-19 09:43 PM

Why do they even bother with the theater? There will never be a shutdown.

#39 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-19 10:52 PM

Wrong. The vote failed. There will be a shutdown. Now the question is how long will it be shut down.

Happy Anniversary Trump.

#40 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-19 11:24 PM

They have 28 minutes and the vote is closed.

#41 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-19 11:32 PM

Republicans control all 3 branches of our government.

LOL....obviously you're not understanding.

#44 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-01-19 11:36 PM

LOL....obviously you're not understanding.

#44 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

Lol obviously YOU are understanding. That is why the government is shutting down. You can't submit a bill and then demand Democrat vote for it. That is not how to govern. The Art of the Deal Faker should also know this. History will not be kind to Humpy Trumpy.

#45 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-19 11:59 PM

Lol obviously YOU are not understanding.

better...

#46 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-20 12:01 AM

No worries Noah

People are already studying them. And they will be part of American history now.

You might find this study VERY interesting.

www.pastemagazine.com

#48 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-20 12:17 AM

#51

You must have been shadowbanned.

#52 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-20 12:39 AM

Try this one from the New Yorker. I think it is the same story.

www.newyorker.com

#53 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-20 12:47 AM

www.politico.com

Actually this is the guy who compared trump's tweet to fox and friends and it was amazing what he found.

Sorry about that first link.

#54 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-20 12:52 AM

Dems said they would not agree to a continuing resolution (to continue funding the government at previous level) without a permanent DACA extension which is set to expire in March. So let's put 800,000 folks who came here illegally (many not their fault) ahead of the other 326,000,000 on an artificial deadline. At least some military will get back pay if the government does decide to fund itself. With the cloture rule it will take more Democrats (9 or 10) to get an actual budget passed.

I actually am fine with a federal government shutdown. I'm not receiving any direct benefits (indirect, I concede). If "resist" means "burn it down" the lefties got their wish. I'm not sure how that plays out with people counting on federal assistance, but I guess we'll see.

#55 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2018-01-20 04:51 AM

Here's a fairly detailed breakdown of what the shutdown does: www.google.com

#56 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2018-01-20 05:17 AM

NUKE

"I actually am fine with a federal government shutdown. I'm not receiving any direct benefits "

How sweet. That's very narcissistic of you.

#57 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-20 06:05 AM

How bizarre is it that JP Morgan, Chase, or any other private bank can make money out of thin air, but our own Government cannot? Whoever controls the money supply controls the country. The 1% control the country. Elections and politicians are just for show, less trouble and more productive than managing the population by brute force. But it was never intended to be that way and it doesn't have to be that way.

#58 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-01-20 07:11 AM

#26 Twinpac
Are you incapable of reading the post that I was replying to? I was helpful enough to quote it in my comment. Why would I discuss DACA in a conversation about healthcare insurance for children? I notice you are quick to label things that you don't understand or can't refute as dumb. Why do you behave in such a childish manner?

#59 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-20 09:48 AM

The Dems sacrificed TANF, WIC and CHIP now for DACA that will continue until March anyway. That's deplorable!

#60 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2018-01-20 10:03 AM

#60

Donald Trump is going to prison.

#61 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-20 11:33 AM

ZED

"Donald Trump is going to prison."

I'd be happy if Mueller's report got him kicked to the curb and the IRS picked his bones clean.

#62 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-21 05:26 AM

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