UPDATED: The National Emergency That Isn’t

“Can you count to 51?”

Today is the day that Nancy Pelosi will hold a vote to rebuke Prznint Stupid for declaring a national emergency at the border. It is expected to easily be passed by the House and then splat onto amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell’s plate. As it is a Privileged Bill, it must be voted on within 18 days. Ol’ Mitch cannot Garland it, in other words.

What happens in the Senate will be interesting. Usually Senators spot an open mic and bloviate at length way before a vote and take the opportunity to let We the People know where they stand and pick pockets and shake down fat cat donors on this very important issue impacting our Great Stet. Think Grandpa Walnuts making a run for a Green Room to feast on cupcakes before broadcast.

This time not so much. There are no stakeholders (other than Prznint Stupid), and it is not dependent upon a witness lying to them (Hello, Brett Kavanaugh!) to earn their vote. No, this time they either have to say that they are on-board with giving one branch of gubmint nearly unlimited power or they are on-board with pimp-slapping our Stable Genius.

Tiger Beat:


“President Donald Trump is on the verge of a bipartisan rejection of his emergency declaration at the border in what would be an embarrassing rebuke by a Congress opposed to his immigration agenda.

“Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) on Monday night said he would join Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, along with 47 Senate Democrats to block Trump’s attempts to secure billions for his border wall after lawmakers effectively stiffed him. Now just one more GOP senator’s support for a resolution to block Trump’s bid would send the measure to Trump’s desk and force a veto.”


Walking termite buffet Mike Pence has put on his walking shoes because right now (assuming none of the blue dogs break ranks) it is a tie and he is the tie-breaker.

These are the Senators I’m going to watch (I’m sure there are others):

  • Rand Paul (KY) – fake Libertarian, Schrödinger’s Senator. This will be fun.
  • Willard (UT) – more because this gives him a chance to return some humiliation.
  • Ben Sasse (NE) – who prides himself as an independent thinker before he gets in line to do whatever Trump wants. Also a future Goat Rodeo contender, bank on it!
  • Marco Rubio (FL) – a Man of Destiny!

A bipartisan group of 58 former senior national security officials has said “there is no factual basis” for Trump’s emergency declaration. But the big question again is what will happen in the Senate.

Anyone got some spare Quatloos?

UPDATE: Pelosi passed the bill, and it is on to ampy be-chinned Mitch.

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8 Responses to UPDATED: The National Emergency That Isn’t

  1. I assume you’re going to watch little Marco to see just how flexibly he origami’s his ‘integrity’ into a photo-realistic amoeba, and votes for Donnie Littlehands, because, come ON, Marco Rubio!

    My quatloos are on the Mittbot 2018. Fresh oil change, newly updated firmware, and a 6-year bumper-to-bumper warrantee right now..

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    • tengrain says:

      Well, I’m pretty certain Rubio will get up in the morning and declare that today is the day he becomes a Man of Destiny, and yet somehow he’ll go to bed whispering, “maybe tomorrow.”

      Rgds,

      TG

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  2. 9thousandfeet says:

    Not too many spare quatloos around here lately, but betting on GOP Senators to start casting actual votes which align with their public stated misgivings is like betting against Lucy moving the football.
    That said, I can certainly see Romney going off the rez. Not only in revenge for the cuisses de grenouilles, but because he’d not take much of hit with GOP voters back home either.
    Willard’s job, to them, is to keep the feds the fuck out of regulating their lives entirely, including regulating how many brown people are available for low-paying ag and service work. Local (ie state and county, especially county) law enforcement is, in their eyes, perfectly capable of taking care of that thank you very much.

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    • The Mittbot was just elected, and you just KNOW he has eyes on 2024, if not 2020. A firmly established track record of meaninglessly opposing Trump while voting for his agenda where it counts will work in that case. Also if it blows up in his face, he’s got 5½ more years for the folks back home to get over it.

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  3. Dennis Cole says:

    Not much I can add to these eloquent statements, except to say, “Keep the popcorn coming!”
    I’m worried about wearing out the channel-flipper thingy, bouncing back and forth between clips from Cohen’s testimony and the House vote and our esteemed Senator’s reactions.

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  4. Bruce388 says:

    Regarding the caption on the photo: Is there any evidence FatNixon can count to 51?

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