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Subj: Re: Trump caves
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 at 06:46:09 pm EST (Viewed 258 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Trump caves
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 at 11:13:12 pm EST (Viewed 279 times)

    The wall is over. Trump's position was that the government would be shut down until he got money for the wall. Pelosi's position is reopening the government without funding for the wall. Pelosi got her way. Trump surrendered. If Trump didn't surrender, his base wouldn't be howling. Hannity's listeners who called in today were very upset with Trump. The Republican Congress doesn't have the stomach for another shutdown, so it's not happening. Declaring an emergency for the wall will get legally overturned in all likelihood (even if it goes to the Supreme Court), and if it doesn't, then it will set a precedent for a Democratic president to have tremendous power to declare an emergency over climate change, a much more real emergency. Republicans realize that and so have warned Trump against going this route.

Oh, it's not over. Maybe this round, maybe not, but it's not over.