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How to end the government shutdown

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How to end the government shutdown

It’s the third week for the government shutdown that seems poised to break the record for longest in American history. Threats from the White House indicate it could go on much longer. Neither side seems willing to give in. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Americans are going without paychecks. Services are on hold. Foreign allies and enemies are watching in mild amusement at best, real concern at worst.

On display is the dysfunction of the new normal in American politics – zero compromise between the two major political parties. Both sides continue to point fingers. Democrats are saying that President Trump is holding government funding hostage to pay for his wall. Republicans are saying the Democrats are putting America’s border security at risk by not funding the wall. Both are saying the other side is motivated by purely political reasons. Both sides may be right on that regard.

This game of chicken can be brought to an abrupt end if one of two things happens. Either they make a deal that gives both sides a win, or one side makes a strategic move to “lose” this battle in order to win the war. Option one is the most likely scenario. Option two is almost impossible for the Democrats who still have very little real power while the Senate is still under a Republican majority. That leaves the only beneficial scenario being a strategic retreat by the President, at least for those who want the Republicans to win back control of the House while retaining control of the Senate and White House in 2020.

It’s time for Trump to very strategically, very cautiously retreat. To do so, he would have to precede his retreat with a statement. I’ve taken the liberty of writing it for him:

My fellow Americans. Our first two years in the White House had many incredible successes that pushed us forward in our goal of making America great again. But we made a mistake. We did not fund the border wall because that fight was too difficult to win in the Senate despite our majority. I respect Senator McConnell’s choice of not using the nuclear option, though doing so would have allowed us to fund the wall fully by now. The past is the past and we have to move forward.

To correct the mistake of not funding the wall, I have been engaged in negotiations with the Democrats in good faith so we could keep the government funded and protect American citizens with the much needed border wall. They have chosen not to act in good faith. Instead, they decided it would be better for their political careers to hurt me even if that meant hurting Americans at the same time. I cannot allow that to continue. The negative effects it is having on Americans it far too high.

But I will not retreat. We will build the wall. We will secure the borders. We will fix our infrastructure, the healthcare system, and we will bring our troops home. But I now realize there is no way to move America forward until we take away the power the Democrats won in the midterm elections. Going forward, I will do everything possible to win back our House majority in 2020. Then, we will make certain border security, including the border wall, is fully funded and built.

They do not want border security to improve. That much they’ve made clear by holding American citizens hostage for the sake of defending the foreign invaders crossing our borders every day. They are leaving us with limited abilities to defend our own borders, so every time an illegal immigrant harms an American citizen, the Democrats must take full responsibility for being weak on border security. Every law enforcement agent who is attacked while trying to protect Americans from illegal immigrants must look to these Democrats for not giving them the resources they need, including the wall, to help them do their jobs. The families of every migrant who is harmed or dies as a result of the weakness of our border security can ask these Democrats why they refused to allow us to be a sovereign nation that lovingly accepts millions of legal immigrants to cross into America the right way.

The Democrats have given me only two options: hurt Americans by prolonging the government shutdown or hurt Americans by having weak border security. At this point, my only viable action is to stop the suffering they have imposed while working to end the future suffering they’ve condemned Americans to receive through increased drug and human trafficking, gang activity, and increased burden on American taxpayers.

We’ve made great strides in making America great again, but the Democrats are doing everything they can to reverse this. I won’t allow that. We’re going to continue on our path, but with one big change. The 2020 campaign for all Republicans starts now, and our goal is to make America safe again. Safe from the Democrats. Safe from foreign threats. Safe from bad policies and the horrible ideas they’re brewing on the left.

Today, I’ll end the government shutdown. Tomorrow, we start working towards reestablishing our sovereignty. Let’s make America safe again, together.

Most conservatives will balk at the idea of a retreat, but if it’s done properly. it could yield a 2020 election season that’s a slam dunk for Republicans. In the face of a stalemate, the best option is to win by making the other side lose in the long run.

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Gavin Newsom is proof California is completely lost

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Gavin Newsom is proof California is completely lost

California Governor Gavin Newsom has one of the most prolific string of political failures ever seen in the United States. It seems like everything he touches turns to sludge. San Francisco, where he was on the Board of Supervisors or Mayor for 14 straight years, has become literally covered in human feces and is the homelessness capitol of America. As governor, his short tenure has already seen a state whose economy was crumbling fall further faster. But when it comes to getting elected, he’s a champion.

Why? Because California is completely lost. Those of us who live here realize it’s true. Despite unquestionable evidence that the state’s progressive policies are making things steadily worse, from high-and-still-growing taxes to unprecedented crime rates to the homeless problem that is not isolated to San Francisco, we continue to elect Democrats to drive us deeper into the hole. Despite the high taxes, we’re constantly running on budget deficits. How is this possible for a state so rich?

The answer is in the promises the Democrats make. And unfortunately, they keep many of their promises, which yields billions of dollars spent on a high-speed rail that was ill-conceived if it actually happened. But it didn’t. It’s massive amounts of money that accomplished nothing. Even when the programs “work,” they fail. More money has been spent per capita to stave off homelessness in San Francisco than anywhere else, yet it keeps getting worse.

Perhaps the biggest problem California has is believing the politicians. We get fed rhetoric that is so thick, it must be true because nobody would lie so blatantly. Except they really do lie. One of the latest was so big and ridiculous, even left-leaning PolitiFact had to call Newsom out.

Pants On Fire: Not Even Politifact Is Buying What Gavin Newsom Is Selling On San Francisco’s Homeless Problem

Politifact isn’t exactly the type of fact checking organization that rushes to defend Republicans or to take Democrats to task, so that they decided to take Newsom to the woodshed is worth mentioning.

When a lie is so egregious even your cheerleaders have to balk, you know you’ve gone a bit too far. But don’t expect Newsom to repent and come clean any time soon. As is part of the Democratic playbook, particularly in California, the most likely response is that he’s going to double down on his false claims. That’s what Democrats do when they’re caught in a lie.

If you’re curious, here’s Newsom’s most recent huge lie:

Gavin Newsom’s ridiculous claim: ‘Vast majority’ of San Francisco’s homeless people come from Texas

California Gov. Gavin Newsom claimed the “vast majority” of San Francisco’s homeless people come in from Texas.

San Francisco’s own homeless surveys contradict this. They show a large majority reported living in the city before becoming homeless, and just a fraction coming in from out-of-state.

Newsom’s office pointed to data from San Francisco’s bus ticket program for homeless people. But that defense doesn’t hold up. It shows just a small fraction, less than 7 percent, left for Texas, and doesn’t demonstrate that they originally came to San Francisco from that state.

In the end, we found Newsom made a ridiculous claim.

We rated it Pants on Fire.

Don’t blame California lawmakers for the state’s failures. They’re doing exactly what California residents want. People like Gavin Newsom are only fulfilling their promises to spend more, accomplish less, and keep the Democratic monopoly strong.

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Dianne Feinstein’s comment on Dayton shooter skipped one important point

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Dianne Feinsteins comment on Dayton shooter skipped one important point

Gun control is the talk of the town as the week comes to a close. Well, that and Greenland. And Jeffrey Epstein. But the mass shootings two weeks ago has DC buzzing, media furiously reporting, and activists on both sides of the debate furiously Tweeting at each other. Senator Dianne Feinstein weighed in on the discussion by pointing out some important facts about the alleged Dayton shooter, Connor Betts.

Her facts are correct. Her analysis is off because it missed one important point. We’ll get to that in a minute, but let’s declare once and for all (though I’m sure I’ll have to repeat myself later) that the 2nd Amendment IS NOT ABOUT HUNTING OR HOME PROTECTION. Our right to keep and bear firearms was put into the Constitution by our founders because they recognized what could happen if the people had no recourse against an oppressive government. Just as Venezuelans didn’t realize they danger they were putting themselves into when they allowed their guns to be taken away, so too do many Americans put way too much trust in government.

The authoritarian left wants guns because they know they’ll never achieve their endgame as long as the people can defend themselves from tyranny.

Feinstein is correct that the Dayton shooter was able to cause an extreme amount of death and injury in a short period of time. Police were quick to respond, otherwise it could have been much worse. But as our EIC pointed out in a Tweet, Feinstein’s narrative is worthless when you look at it from the opposite perspective.

Gun control is not the solution to our mass shooting problem. If anything, gun control has enabled shooters to enact their crimes without fear of many “good guys with a gun” to stop them. We must never give up our 2nd Amendment rights.

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President says AOC ‘fuming’ that Tlaib, Omar are becoming the faces of the party

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President says AOC fuming that Tlaib Omar are becoming the faces of the party

President Trump took to Twitter to make fun of the opposition party as two of its most outspoken members, Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, continue making headlines and stirring up controversy. He even threw in an accusation against Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for good measure.

There are no indications that this is accurate, but that’s not the point. This isn’t hard policy or thoughtful analysis. It’s a petty jab, and while many Americans, including some of his fans, are against him taking shots at the opposition in such a manner, this is the society we live in and it includes a President who takes jabs on Twitter. You can stress over it or sit back and enjoy it. I choose the latter.

For AOC’s part, she took the jab with a chuckle.

Beyond the diversion this offers ahead of a weekend, reality is probably more closely reflected by the President’s Tweet than Democrats are comfortable admitting, at least the part about them being the face of the party. “The Squad” makes more headlines among the four of them than the rest of the Democrats combined, and this includes the powerful heads of committees who are actively investigating President Trump ahead of a possible impeachment.

Both Democrats and Republicans have different degrees of infatuation with “The Squad.” Are they a real threat to our republic, as many on both sides claim, or are they merely a diversion from real decisions being made in DC?

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