On Wednesday, the House and the Senate both passed a massive 1,159 page spending bill that they were given less than 24 hours to read. There was a concerted effort by the leadership of both parties to rush this bill through before the American people could be mobilized to oppose it. We are being told that this spending package represents a compromise, but as you will see below, the wording of the bill is so restrictive that it is going to make it just about impossible for President Trump to get anything built on the border. At this point I think that Trump is counting on declaring a national emergency in order to get his wall built, but the moment he does that the Democrats plan to tie him up in court indefinitely.
It seems like virtually every major Democratic politician in the entire country is at least considering running for president, and a bunch of them have already officially entered the race, so why is the mainstream media pushing Kamala Harris so hard? According to Real Clear Politics, Kamala Harris has not gotten more than single digit support in any of the 11 major polls for the Democratic nomination that have been conducted so far. And at this point, her average of just 5.0 percent support in those polls puts her in fourth place in this race. But if you listen to the mainstream media, they are constantly using terms such as “leading contender” and “frontrunner” to describe her. In recent days she has been getting more media attention than all of the other declared Democratic candidates combined, and that makes one wonder what is really going on behind the scenes.
What would our founders think if they could see us today? Every great civilization throughout human history eventually entered a period of decline, and we continue to get more evidence every single day that America’s decline is accelerating. But even though I am constantly writing about this stuff, I was absolutely stunned when I first saw the photo above. If Kyrsten Sinema had shown up on the floor of the U.S. Senate looking like that in the old days, she would have been immediately hauled away. But today, apparently it is perfectly acceptable for America’s first bisexual senator to parade around the Senate floor looking like a prostitute. Quite a few conservatives have remarked that she looked like the character that Julia Roberts played in Pretty Woman, but in my opinion that is being way too kind.
President Trump has repeatedly floated the idea of declaring a national emergency in order to pave the way for the wall to be built, and it is now being reported that the White House has actually drawn up a draft proclamation to be used if Trump decides to go in that direction. But there is a very strong reason why he hasn’t pulled the trigger on such a move yet. If Trump tries to make an end run around Congress in this manner, the Democrats plan to immediately take him to court. That would mean construction of the wall would be tied up in the court system for years, and if Trump lost in 2020 it would never happen at all.
President Trump has decided to stand up and fight for funding for the border wall that he has been promising the American people. And that is probably a very good thing for Trump’s political future, because news that he was going to surrender to the Democrats on border wall funding had already stirred up a tremendous conservative backlash. Without the enthusiastic support of conservatives, there is no way that Trump can win in 2020, and so he needs to be a man of his word and keep his promises. But now that he has announced that he is going to fight, he also needs to be prepared to be in this for the long haul. Chuck Schumer is not going to give in after a few days. In fact, Democrats in Congress are convinced that a government shutdown could be completely blamed on Trump and would be very good for them politically, and so they have no intention of compromising with Trump. So if President Trump really wants border wall funding, he is going to have to shut the government down for at least a month, and ultimately it may take even longer than that.
Many conservatives are absolutely furious that President Trump has reversed course and has decided not to fight for funding for a border wall. With the Democrats poised to take control of the House of Representatives in January, this was Trump’s last best chance to get border wall funding, and now the battle is over before it even began. But the border wall was the centerpiece issue of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and a lot of top conservatives are publicly slamming Trump because they feel completely betrayed. Of course this isn’t the first time that Trump has angered conservatives. The bump stock ban is just one recent example. But many on the right were still willing to stand with Trump because he was going to fight tooth and nail for a border wall. Less than a week ago, he boldly proclaimed to the entire nation that he would be “proud to shut down the government for border security”…
The stage is set for a battle of political willpower that could potentially be unlike anything that we have ever seen before in American history. Last Tuesday, there was a shouting match in the Oval Office that changed everything. During a very heated exchange with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, President Trump boldly declared that the border wall will get built and that he would be “proud to shut down the government for border security”. The Democrats are going to take control of the House of Representatives in January, and so Trump realizes that it is now or never for his top campaign promise. If he doesn’t get funding for the wall now, he will never get it, and he will go into the 2020 election without anything to show the voters on his signature issue.