500 Quatloos Says…

The new Quatloo is released.

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie tells us that “Hell is empty. And all the devils are here.”:

The Senate is in. The House is out. President Trump is back in town. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) go to the White House tomorrow to try to begin untangling the mess of issues on Washington’s calendar this month:

  1. funding the government
  2. stabilizing Obamacare
  3. renewing a children’s health program
  4. hashing out a plan to prevent hundreds of thousands of people from deportation
  5. boosting border security
  6. busting spending caps
  7. potentially lifting the debt limit

Now that amply be-chinned Mitch has used up the Senate reconciliation rules, he is going to need the Dims in the Senate to get anything done. And while he and ZEGS Ryan are truly world-class assholes, in an election year—the 2018 Pie Fight—they (probably?) are loathe to shut down the gubmint on their watch.

Ryan and McConnell don’t give a rat’s patootie about items 2, 4, 6, or 7. They know that #3 is popular with voters, and would fund it anyway. Numbers 2 & 4 are not bugs, those are features for their base and/or donors.

So here’s the Quatloo wager: Republicans will try negotiate items #1 & #5 by agreeing to fund item #3. The Dims, of course, will be rolled.

Anyway, 2, 4, 6, and 7 will not be part of any hostage taking negotiation.  I hope I’m wrong, but I suspect I’m right.

Note: if Comrade Stupid’s wall is part of #5, then I think that we head to a shut down.

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3 Responses to 500 Quatloos Says…

  1. Comrade Stupid has consistently proclaimed The Wall is gonna be built. 30′ high, to accomidate the new 31′ foot high ladders coming out of the factories in Juarez 😛

    Honestly also, I want them to try, there are a lot of deep red folks along the border ain’t gonna be happy about the gubmint seizing their land, might finally make them reconsider their loyalty to the orange turd. I’d much rather the wall be the thing than the ongoing ethnic cleansing our very own Gestapo ICE is doing.

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    • JTO says:

      If I read the post-game analyses correctly, the “wall” played best in counties/precincts with few Mexicans, or foreigners of any kind, for that matter. Also, not where the border is, or a potential wall might be.
      To repeat what other people with louder voices and nimbler tongues have said before – There never WAS going to be a wall. There never IS going to be a wall, and there never WILL BE a wall. . . no more than there is today, anyway. (I think that is all of the common conjugations) It was all of the racist, xenophobic, b.s. parts spoken out loud.

      In solidarity from the arctic socialist hellhole of brown cheese and waffles.

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