Why The #SchumerShutdown Should Be Blamed Entirely On The Democrats

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For years the Democrats have been using the leverage of a potential government shutdown to get virtually whatever they want from the Republicans in Congress. For those of us that are true conservatives, it has been absolutely infuriating to watch this same drama play out over and over again, but this time around the Democrats may have overplayed their hand. In addition to demanding their way on pretty much every single budget issue, the Democrats also want Republicans to compromise on DACA. Fortunately, the Trump administration and the Republicans in Congress are standing firm against the ridiculous demands of the Democrats, and this government shutdown will continue until somebody finally blinks.


Many are calling this the “#SchumerShutdown” because it was the Democrats in the Senate that would not agree to the extremely generous agreement that the Republicans were offering. The mainstream media is freaking out and trying to pin the blame on Trump, but that isn’t going to work this time.

So how long will this shutdown ultimately last? Well, the truth is that there is a possibility that it could be brought to an end very quickly. In fact, the Washington Post is reporting that a “bipartisan group of moderate senators” is trying to get something done tonight…

With the start of the workweek for many federal employees less than 24 hours away, a bipartisan group of moderate senators huddled in hopes of reaching an accord on immigration and federal spending they hoped would pave the way to reopening the government by Monday morning.

“I think that there will be a breakthrough tonight,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), one of the negotiators. Others involved in the meeting said they were “close”to an arrangement.

But of course any deal will not be a long-term solution.

According to Bloomberg, the current deal being discussed would only fund the government through February 8th…

A group of Senate moderates working on a compromise plan to break the stalemate over funding and immigration that forced a partial shutdown of the government were set to deliver a set of options Sunday to party leaders.

About 20 centrist senator from both parties worked out a set of options to extend stopgap funding for the government through Feb. 8. Part of the plan would include a commitment for a separate vote on legislation to put into law a program that protects from deportation some of the undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. That is a central demand of Democrats.

To me, it is absolutely ridiculous that we ever got to this point.

On day one of the Trump administration, the Senate should have used the so-called “nuclear option” to change the rules so that Senate Democrats can no longer hold funding bills hostage. Republicans have control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, and we should be able to get bills passed with a simple majority vote in the Senate. This is a point that President Trump made on Twitter earlier today

Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s!

Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell is a big-time RINO and a spineless jellyfish. After Trump’s tweet, he once again reaffirmed that his position is that he is completely against using the “nuclear option”. The following comes from CNBC

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is against using the so-called “nuclear option” to end a budget stalemate and reopen the federal government, despite President Donald Trump’s urging.

“The Republican Conference opposes changing the rules on legislation,” a representative for McConnell said in a statement Sunday morning.

This is yet another example that shows that we need new Republican leadership in Congress. I am the only candidate in Idaho’s first congressional district that is publicly calling for Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan to resign from their leadership positions, and if you believe in what we are trying to do, I hope that you will support us as we work tirelessly to win this incredibly tight race.

During this government shutdown, our troops will not be paid, but Democrats in Congress are going about their business as if nothing has changed. For example, it is being reported that Nancy Pelosi invited every Democratic member of the House out to a very expensive Italian restaurant on the first night of the shutdown…

According to media reports, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) invited the 192 Democrat Members of the House of Representatives out to dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C. Saturday during the first day of the government shutdown.

And reporter Robert Costa is reporting that some members of the House are already complaining that they aren’t enough towels in the House gym

Members also complaining to me that the House gym lacks enough towels this morning and they wonder if it’s because of the shutdown.

Oh the humanity!

It is time for the Republicans to put the Democrats in their place. The American people gave Republicans control in Washington because they want our government to move in a more conservative direction. There simply is no excuse for giving in to the Democrats every time a government shutdown is looming.

The Democrats have become like spoiled children that are accustomed to always getting everything that they want, and my hope is that this time the Republicans will finally say that enough is enough.

Michael Snyder is a pro-Trump candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

  • Kathryn Jordan

    I am not surprised that this shut down would lay at the feet of Schumer. He says that “talking” with the Trump administration is like talking with “jello”. I think Schumer needs to choose his words better. Because talking with Schumer is like “banging your head with an iron skillet”. I wrote a very angry email yesterday to Schumer blaming him for this. I sent a polite one to President Trump with my concerns over this shut down. I hope my email to Schumer gets it through his thick skull.

  • 3CatLady

    I’ve been writing congress persons for years but it gets stalled by their “staff. I hope your massif made it though. I just listed to Schumer and he still is a blow hard. The Demrats want amnesty for the Dreamers. I feel that they do not get amnesty but can stay if they have a clean investigation but NO advantages of real citizens. Unfortunately, California and several other states allow them to vote and get all government benefits. This has to stop. And if the “dreamers” get booted out, so should their family and all other relations. And it was a Schumer shutdown. I heard the Demorats describes as adult children stamping their feet and whining and sniveling. The deal they came up is unknown to We, the People. No citizenship.

  • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

    DACA was/is an illegal EO of Obama. Study who and what the dreamers really are.
    He started this “program” as a TEMPORARY stop-gap measure protecting illegal
    “immigrants” from deportation. It was Obama that allowed them and their endless
    family members to be supported on the backs of the American tax-payers.
    He kicked the can of worms down the road to President Trump to deal with.
    The expiration date is just that. NO if ands or buts. Do not negociate with Demoncrapic
    terrorists! Schemer is wrong in this case. Deport ALL illegals, period. End of story.
    Mr. President keep your campaign promises, please. Money saved from sending illegals
    back across the border would finance the wall.

  • Dan Smith

    That’s funny because you blamed the republican shutdown under obama entirely on obama… Can’t the GOP take blame for anything they do???

  • Kathryn Jordan

    I don’t know if all three angry email to Schumer got through his thick skull. I can only hope that our Senators and Representatives can act like gown men and women and not children (that is both parties). I wish California was not a sanctuary state; I can only hope whoever they get as governor in the November elections will be far better than the idiot they have now. I suppose whatever happens in Washington, we can only hope it will reopen the government.

  • Bee Liberty

    This guy is a fundamentalist crank. In his mind, everything he says is true, every time. Doesn’t matter if it was proved false over and over again. He equates the Republican party with Christianity, in a type of weird metamorphosis, so any admission of error would be a threat to his faith. See how crazy that is? He is the epitome of fake news, and like all petty tyrants, he can’t tolerate dissension or disagreement. Remember David Koresh? Same thing.

  • Bee Liberty

    What fills you with such hate? I’m curious.

  • Deplorable Irredeemable Susan

    If the truth offends you, too bad!
    When you break the backs of the working tax payer,
    by open borders, then NO ONE will survive. Liberals do not
    understand the drain on the system. They believe that there is
    some kind of endless supply of money to pay for illegal people
    and all of their distant relatives. American will become just like
    the places they left. Just a dose of reality for you!

  • Kathryn Jordan

    Even as a Democrat myself, I agree that the shutdown was a “Schumer shutdown”. The guy can’t seem to unclog his ears of all that cotton so he can hear people. If he will only zip up his mouth and listen to what others have to say (both Democrats and Republicans) we might get somewhere. I won’t hold my breath though. I look good wearing blue just not in the face.