Right now President Trump and the Democratic leadership in Congress are engaged in a game of “chicken” over the border wall to see who will blink first. The stakes are high for both sides. And one could wish for more strident support from the leaders of the president’s own party. But if we were betting, our money would be on the president.
It’s not like this is any surprise. President Trump’s promise to build a wall and secure the border with Mexico was one of the earliest pledges he made. It’s one he repeated over and over much to the scorn and ridicule of his opponents. But just like they dramatically underestimated his ability to win the most important election in the nation, they are about to make the same mistake again.
If they think he is going to jettison this priority just because of opposition from Nancy Pelosi, who has trouble stringing words together to create meaningful remarks, or Chuck Schumer, who is yesterday’s leader, then the Democrats just overplayed their hand.
This is President Trump’s signature project. He aggressively ran on the issues of immigration control and border security, and he has never backed off. He is all in on this one. If necessary, he will take it all the way to the wire, and the Democrats’ best strategy is to try to figure out how to save face with their supporters by using their favored tactic of delusion. In other words, they need a snow job to convince the die-hard, non-thinking liberals that they won when they actually got their heads handed to them, figuratively, of course.
So if it takes a government shut-down to get the border wall funded, so be it. President Trump certainly is not going to lose any of his supporters over an event they are likely to enjoy. After all, it’s the liberals in the Democratic Party who are in love with big government, and who cannot envision our nation without an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy.
And to some degree, all this talk of a government shutdown is a lot of nothing. It’s not like our military will be sent home or Social Security checks will stop. For the most part, Americans won’t even notice the event. In fact, the danger the liberals face when there is a shutdown is that folks might realize that much of this behemoth we call our federal government is an unnecessary burden we could well do without anyway.
But back to President Trump’s remarks and his plan of action in getting the wall funded.
“President Donald Trump gave a stirring speech to supporters at a rally Tuesday in Phoenix, and one of the biggest applause lines was when he issued an ultimatum about the border wall directly to Democrats in Congress.
“‘Now the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but believe me,’ Trump said, ‘if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.'”
There you go. We like statements that are plain, clear, and to the point. Especially when coming from a political leader.
No doubt this is one of the reasons Democrats go berserk over the president’s comments, and make stupid remarks like questioning his emotional equanimity: They’ve never heard one of their own colleagues make an open and honest statement in public before, and are dumbfounded as to how to deal with it.
“‘Let me be very clear to Democrats in Congress who oppose a border wall and stand in the way of border security,’ he added.
“‘You are putting all of America’s safety at risk, you’re doing that,’ he said, ‘you’re doing that. Again the border patrol today, I said, “How important is the wall to some of the folks,” I met with a lot of them.’
“‘And they looked at me, they said, “It’s vital. It’s vital.” It’s so vital,’ he explained.”
Those who are putting their lives at risk in stopping illegal immigration deserve all the support we can give them.
The left’s solution to making border patrol agents’ lives safer is simply to quit enforcing the immigration laws and open the border. Border Patrol could become sort of a welcoming committee.
This would an insure a continuous stream of migrants who could be warehoused and fed in sanctuary cities where they would be awarded voting rights just before the next national election creating millions of new Democratic voters.
President Trump will have none of this nonsense:
“‘We’re gonna have our wall, we’re gonna get our wall,’ he concluded to a large applause.”
“Trump’s promise that he would shut down the government if he didn’t get funding for the wall is an ultimatum that is sure to make Democrats take notice. Freedom Caucus congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said in an interview in July that Trump is dedicated to obtaining funding for the border wall and that he’d have Republican support in the Congress to shut down the government to do it.”
Let’s keep the pressure on the Republicans to stick to principle and support the president all the way on this one. They need to be reminded that there are things called primary elections, and that there are no guarantees for those who would cave.
Source: The Blaze