Trump has been given a free ride by the television media and his hypocritical party for 23 months and 10 days. In just four days the 116th Congress will be sworn in. Number one ‘suck-up,’ Paul Ryan will not be holding the gavel in the House. 102 of the 435 members of the House will be women. The majority of all members are now Democrats, and here’s why this scares the s**t out of Donny Boy.
First, and most important, is the fact that Trump can no longer force his vile agenda through the House. Second, the House has the power to add to the current 17 investigations into Trump’s personal and private life. Third, the House has the power to override a veto from this illegitimate president. Fourth, only the House can bring impeachment charges.
Before the Trump government shutdown began, he held a meeting in the Oval Office with Democratic leaders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. It was Pelosi who informed Trump that things were about to change in Washington.
“I think the American people recognize that we must keep government open, that a shutdown is not worth anything,” said Pelosi as Trump nodded. “And that we should not have a Trump shutdown.”
After the contentious meeting, Pelosi strode triumphantly to the press microphones. She made remarks attacking Trump’s manhood, including: “It goes to show you: you get into a tickle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you.”
I have Republican “friends” who are attempting to blame Democrats for the shutdown. They falsely echo FOX Noise’ claim that Dems are not interested in border security; this is a huge lie.
An agreement to keep the government open had been agreed to by both parties, and Trump promised to sign it. It would have kept the government open until February 8th. Included in the budget was $1.6 billion dollars for border security; but not for a useless wall.
After FOX Noise contributor and right-wing extremist, Ann Coulter, slammed Trump for not standing up for his “wall,” Trump reneged and unilaterally decided to shutdown the government.
Trump refused to listen to the American people who are opposed to a shutdown; he listened to Ann Coulter. What a pussy. This will always be known as the “Trump Shutdown.”
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Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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