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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaFtball View Post
    The reality is that the bills to reopen the government outside of DHS funding would have more than the 60 required votes needed to gain cloture. And certainly well more than the 50+1 to pass the chamber. That is why McConnell is refusing to bring them to the floor for a vote. He would be pitting Republican against Republican, as Trump would then be forced to either follow through on his veto promise, or back down and sign the approved legislation. Either way, it would be a loss for Republicans on this issue. McConnell knows this, and is nothing if not a tribal partisan through and through.
    And if the 6 funding CR's (not DHS) were passed, Trump would have no government hostages for his vanity wall.

    In effect, McConnell is guaranteeing that Trump has government hostages for as long as they are useful to him.


    We are now in → Day 30 ← of the Donald Trump/Mitch McConnell government shutdown.

    "I can't just reopen the government .. I would look foolish if I did that." - Donald J. Trump

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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    And if the 6 funding CR's (not DHS) were passed, Trump would have no government hostages for his vanity wall.

    In effect, McConnell is guaranteeing that Trump has government hostages for as long as they are useful to him.
    Indeed. Which shows quite clearly how the GOP wholly and fully own this shutdown, and all of the pains average Americans are feeling as a direct result.

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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaFtball View Post
    Indeed. Which shows quite clearly how the GOP wholly and fully own this shutdown, and all of the pains average Americans are feeling as a direct result.
    Oh certainly. Protests have already begun at the White House.


    We are now in → Day 30 ← of the Donald Trump/Mitch McConnell government shutdown.

    "I can't just reopen the government .. I would look foolish if I did that." - Donald J. Trump

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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Oh certainly. Protests have already begun at the White House.
    Protests by whom? At the rate they're going, there will be little more than the First Family and Protective detail remaining there.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/u...-shutdown.html

    Only 156 of the Executive Mansion’s 359 full-time employees are allowed to report for duty because their work is considered essential, according to a government contingency plan.
    ETA: I knew you meant outside protests. In case that is not clear.

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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

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    I always enjoy seeing people use the term "Rhino". They don't even know what it means. If they did, they would know that it's "RINO".
    Republican hothead in name only.
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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    Well the judiciary gets the last say. If the guys with the guys go up against them, we no longer have a Constitutional crisis; we have a military coup!
    Somehow I doubt the military will embrace the theft of their own funds for military construction projects so Trump can construct his fantasy wall.
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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    See this . ? That is the size of the brains of people that think illegal immigrants can vote.
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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaFtball View Post
    The reality is that the bills to reopen the government outside of DHS funding would have more than the 60 required votes needed to gain cloture. And certainly well more than the 50+1 to pass the chamber. That is why McConnell is refusing to bring them to the floor for a vote. He would be pitting Republican against Republican, as Trump would then be forced to either follow through on his veto promise, or back down and sign the approved legislation. Either way, it would be a loss for Republicans on this issue. McConnell knows this, and is nothing if not a tribal partisan through and through.
    Democrats could of and still can pass the Republican bill that Congress passed in December.

    Explain to me why Republicans should concede parts of their position but Democrats should not give up anything?

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