What part of negotiation does Prznint McDeal not understand:
If the committee of Republicans and Democrats now meeting on Border Security is not discussing or contemplating a Wall or Physical Barrier, they are Wasting their time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2019
And so with that public decree of not being amused, Prznin Stupid sets the stage for the next dramatic episode of Oval Office Apprentice.
So how is it playing?
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!):
“McConnell has made no secret of how much he hates shutdowns, particularly the most recent and historic partial funding lapse. He said Tuesday he’ll probably support ‘whatever works’ to avoid another debacle. He’s considering bills to end shutdowns forever and giving his four GOP conference committee negotiators wide berth to strike a deal with Democrats.”
Meanwhile, Senatorette Lindsey Graham is freelancing the worst idea, ever:
“I think the president understands we need to raise the debt ceiling,” Graham said. “It comes due in March, so why not just expedite things” by throwing it into the mid-February deadline for funding the government.”
And Politico tells us that Hair Füror is prepping for the National Emergency gambit:
“The White House is finalizing the details of a potential national emergency declaration to secure President Donald Trump’s border wall, even as lawmakers are trying to broker an immigration deal that could avert another shutdown in just over two weeks.
“Trump met with his budget chief, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, Jared Kushner and other top officials including White House lawyers on Tuesday to walk through the logistics of such a move. And White House aides have been quietly meeting with outside conservative political groups to build support for the president to take such an action. Those talking points, which emphasize Trump’s legal authority, have begun to show up in such conservative media outlets as Breitbart News.”
So it seems that the GOP is again fighting against themselves while the Pelosi and the Democrats appear to be unified; I cannot find any news of them breaking ranks.