Government Shutdown

8,788 posts 20 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 1:20 PM
posted by Con_Alma

Governor Hogan is a centrist and has done a nice job in liberal Maryland.  He runs on bipartisanship and bringing both sides together which you would need to do as a stated "Republican".  Of course he ran against a complete goof ball, Ben Jealous last year so he was a shoe in for a second term.  I believe he is the only "Republican" governor to ever win  a second term in Maryland.

Yeah his voter breakdown last year was fascinating. He pretty much won over every single voting bloc in the state, outside of Baltimore. He is an old school, "kitchen table" Republican. I really like the guy and hopes he takes a run at Trump. 

posted by iclfan2

Rumor on twitter is that Trump will announce today that the government will reopen for a few weeks while they continue to discuss the budget. Trump speaking at 1:30pm

Last I read, the President cannot pass a budget.

Edit Post: But, I do see a Post Report, where the President is caving at least for now. He will not veto a bill passed that does not include wall funding for 30 days. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-leaders-continue-to-seek-a-deal-to-end-shutdown-that-will-satisfy-trump/2019/01/25/09c898dc-20ad-11e9-8e21-59a09ff1e2a1_story.html?utm_term=.4d622d19634e 

So, here we are again, kicking the can down the road. 

I bet we are back here again at the end of Feb.  

 

 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 1:28 PM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

Last I read, the President cannot pass a budget. Unless he is changing his stance on vetoing any budget that does not have funding on the wall, we are still in a shutdown. 

Well yea, I think he is endorsing a bill to fund it for a couple of weeks with no wall funding. 

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 66 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 1:57 PM
posted by justincredible

100 hundred billion. That's 10 trillion.

 

$100 billion; please excuse the typo. 

SportsAndLady Senior Member
39,070 posts 24 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 2:25 PM

Shutdown is over until February 15th

8,788 posts 20 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 2:25 PM

I'm listening to Trump...and he is not dropping his wall. 

So, even with this short term CR, we will be back here again in 3 weeks. Although, he said he may then declare a National Emergency after that.  

Also, this is exactly the spot we were in in December. The Senate passed a clean CR for funding, the R House would not pass it and Trump would not sign it. So, the last 36 days were a waste. 

BTW, this speech is a shitshow. Most of it makes no sense and has been proven to be either a lie, fabrication, or lacking evidence. 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 3:19 PM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

So, even with this short term CR, we will be back here again in 3 weeks. Although, he said he may then declare a National Emergency after that.  

Yup. Trump is a dipshit. Democrats called his bluff. Either use the Emergency or not, but quit with the games.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 3:23 PM

oh great and wonderful Trump!!!!   Single-handedly ended the shutdown he created!

His greatness knows no bounds!

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 35 reps Joined Oct 2010
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 3:36 PM
posted by gut

oh great and wonderful Trump!!!!   Single-handedly ended the shutdown he created!

His greatness knows no bounds!

Haha.  

 

Yes, Trump got pwned. By Nancy and Chuck too. I mean how bad would you feel if those two idiots got over on you do publicly. 

 

Plus, he brought it all upon himself too. 

 

I don’t know what the future holds for his wall, but as for today, he got dominated by two imbiciles. Dominated like the Gimp by Zed. 

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 66 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 3:59 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Haha.  

 

Yes, Trump got pwned. By Nancy and Chuck too. I mean how bad would you feel if those two idiots got over on you do publicly. 

 

Plus, he brought it all upon himself too. 

 

I don’t know what the future holds for his wall, but as for today, he got dominated by two imbiciles. Dominated like the Gimp by Zed. 

 

So you are saying Nancy and Chuck won, and The People lost.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 35 reps Joined Oct 2010
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 4:48 PM
posted by QuakerOats

 

So you are saying Nancy and Chuck won, and The People lost.

I’m saying Chuck and Nancy made Trump squeal like a pig. As far as “The People” go, they had nothing to benefit from any of these three bozos. 

 

Trump could have used Burt Reynolds and his bow today. 

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 5:00 PM
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Yes, Trump got pwned. By Nancy and Chuck too. I mean how bad would you feel if those two idiots got over on you do publicly.

Trump made a horrible political miscalculation.  He lost his leverage when the Senate couldn't pass his deal.  And you wonder why, at this point, he hasn't learned.  They had 2 years to do this, and didn't.  He has repeatedly lost those 2-3 votes he needs on the more controversial stuff.

LOL, he should just add another two 0's to the request and call it a stimulus bill, then the Dems will fall all over themselves to sign it.

SportsAndLady Senior Member
39,070 posts 24 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 5:10 PM

I actually do give Trump credit for at least attempting to get the wall built. It was, after all, a massive campaign promise that he at least tried to deliver on. I remember all those campaign promises Obama made and just ghosted while he was in office. The way Trump went about doing this (waiting for the D's to take over the house so that he can say it was their fault the wall didn't get built) was mind-numbingly stupid. But he at least tried to deliver on a campaign promise--which, I guess, is a positive change.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 35 reps Joined Oct 2010
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 5:18 PM

History goes back further than Obama. Every president has trouble fulfilling campaign promises. This one is bad particularly because of the bravado and audacity he made part of it.

8,788 posts 20 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 6:11 PM
posted by QuakerOats

 

So you are saying Nancy and Chuck won, and The People lost.

LoL

The people have in poll after poll not supported the wall, and Trump's approval rating are really low, I do not think the people lost. 

I'm disappointed in you. I thought you would bring a better defense of Trump. 

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 6:12 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

I actually do give Trump credit for at least attempting to get the wall built.

I don't know.  I've come to expect politicians make stupid and impractical promises to get votes.  So for me it's almost more disappointing that he was actually serious about the wall.

SportsAndLady Senior Member
39,070 posts 24 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 6:13 PM
posted by gut

I don't know.  I've come to expect politicians make stupid and impractical promises to get votes.  So for me it's almost more disappointing that he was actually serious about the wall.

Was trying really hard for a while to give him a compliment :(

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 50 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 6:23 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

Was trying really hard for a while to give him a compliment :(

I stopped doing that after his first or second speech lol

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 9 reps Joined Jul 2013
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 7:50 PM

What we saw today was a president that is getting ran against in 2020 from his own party.

 

 

BoatShoes Senior Member
5,991 posts 23 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jan 27, 2019 7:44 AM

The stupidest campaign promise that Republicans have been making for years - they delivered on with the TCJA. What is it? The 1040 is now the "size of a post card" and will print on half of two pages of 8.5×11 paper millions of times this year - along with six new half sheet schedules. 

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 9 reps Joined Jul 2013
Mon, Jan 28, 2019 11:11 AM

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/01/28/exclusive-terrorist-who-targeted-americans-takes-over-mexican-cartel-on-texas-border/

 

 

Here comes the set up for a "national crisis" at the border.  Trump can now declare a state of emergency and build the wall without the congress.

If true then build it.

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