#1 The "Schumer Shutdown" Has Begun! by ThirstyMan 20.01.2018 01:25


#2 RE: The "Schumer Shutdown" Has Begun! by algernonpj 20.01.2018 09:22


I like the phrase 'Schumer Shutdown". It has a nice ring to it.

#3 RE: The "Schumer Shutdown" Has Begun! by algernonpj 20.01.2018 09:46


Even the NYT blames the Dems for the Schumer Shutdown !

I get the feeling that the progressives are so accustomed to getting their way they are unable to process the fact that Trump won't cave like his -R predecessors.

New York Times Blames Dems for Potential Shutdown: ‘Democrats Seem Set to Block Bill to Keep Government Open’
BY: David Rutz
January 19, 2018 10:21 pm

A New York Times headline Friday night laid the responsibility for a looming government shutdown at the feet of the Democrats.

As part of a constantly updating story about the pending shutdown as the Senate appeared to be short of the 60-vote threshold to keep the government funded, the Times headlined its piece on the front page, "Democrats Seem Set to Block Bill to Keep Government Open."

"Senate Democrats, who appear ready to block approval of the bill the House passed on Thursday, are meeting to discuss their option," the Times reported.

Democrats have insisted a shutdown would be the fault of Republicans since they control both houses of Congress and the White House.

The Republican-controlled House passed a spending bill on Thursday that funded the government through Feb. 16 and also included a six-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program.

However, almost all Senate Democrats are prepared to vote against the bill because it doesn't provide address the "Dreamers," the term for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children who were shielded by President Barack Obama's 2012 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) executive order.

President Donald Trump rescinded DACA in September and gave Congress six months to find a legal solution, and since the deadline is nearly two months away, the White House has dubbed the impasse the #SchumerShutdown.



#4 RE: The "Schumer Shutdown" Has Begun! by Cincinnatus 20.01.2018 14:59


If the Dems have lost the NYT, they may be in deep doo-doo. Generally what is in that paper makes up what you hear on the network news shows that night. We shall have to see if that rule holds this time around.

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