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    McConnell is saving Trump from a fate worse than death!

    There is no question why McConnell is not having the Senate vote on the bills passed by the House and recently similar bills actually passed by the Senate. Many people have said it would easily pass the Senate, even with opposition from the GOP leadership and Trump. The problem is that it would give Trump three options, none would be good for his chances in 2020. The first two would to sign the bill or allow it to lay on his desk for ten days when it would automatically become law. He would with either of these options lose his base and have no chance at winning in 2020 and might even be primaried. If he veto's the bill he will lose many of the independents and con Dems that voted for him in 2016 and once again lose the election in 2020. So to insure that Trump does not have to choose any of these options, McConnell will not allow a vote on the House bills, EVER.

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    Re: McConnell is saving Trump from a fate worse than death!

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    There is no question why McConnell is not having the Senate vote on the bills passed by the House and recently similar bills actually passed by the Senate. Many people have said it would easily pass the Senate, even with opposition from the GOP leadership and Trump. The problem is that it would give Trump three options, none would be good for his chances in 2020. The first two would to sign the bill or allow it to lay on his desk for ten days when it would automatically become law. He would with either of these options lose his base and have no chance at winning in 2020 and might even be primaried. If he veto's the bill he will lose many of the independents and con Dems that voted for him in 2016 and once again lose the election in 2020. So to insure that Trump does not have to choose any of these options, McConnell will not allow a vote on the House bills, EVER.
    While I agree with much of what you posted,would like to throw in my guess. That is McConnell is protecting Republican senators from having to take a tough vote. This smells just like the Garland affair. He did not want his senators to have to go back home and explain why they did not give a sitting president his choice for the court though he was qualified.

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    Re: McConnell is saving Trump from a fate worse than death!

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    While I agree with much of what you posted,would like to throw in my guess. That is McConnell is protecting Republican senators from having to take a tough vote.
    Shouldn't be all that tough of a vote. Most Congress-critters have furloughed federal workers among their state/district constituents.

    The border security funding CR (Department of Homeland Security funding) could be negotiated after the reopening of 9 government agencies, allowing 800,000+ federal workers to return to their jobs.


    We are now in → Day 28 ← of the Trump government shutdown.

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    Re: McConnell is saving Trump from a fate worse than death!

    Quote Originally Posted by independentusa View Post
    There is no question why McConnell is not having the Senate vote on the bills passed by the House and recently similar bills actually passed by the Senate. Many people have said it would easily pass the Senate, even with opposition from the GOP leadership and Trump. The problem is that it would give Trump three options, none would be good for his chances in 2020. The first two would to sign the bill or allow it to lay on his desk for ten days when it would automatically become law. He would with either of these options lose his base and have no chance at winning in 2020 and might even be primaried. If he veto's the bill he will lose many of the independents and con Dems that voted for him in 2016 and once again lose the election in 2020. So to insure that Trump does not have to choose any of these options, McConnell will not allow a vote on the House bills, EVER.
    The loss of face Trump would suffer with his base, if any, he will quickly get back. Trump is admired because he is Trump. What he won’t be allowed to do even by McConnell is run the country off a cliff. A Senate vote is inevitable.
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