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Mon Jan 21, 2019, 09:33 AM

I received an email from Lamar Alexander . . .

hawking the Trumpster's compromise to reopen the government as reasonable.

Number 1--this is not a compromise since the Democratic leadership was never consulted or advised.

Number 2-- the 3-year protection/extension on DACA and TPS are programs that the Trumpster overturned and is now offering as 'the deal of the century.'

Number 3--Donald Trump is not a good-faith partner; rather he has habitually squelched on deals, turning on a dime and changing his position on a whim or his 'gut' noises.

The media is now repeatedly asking how the Dems can turn down the Trumpster's Most Excellent Compromise without looking like the bad guys extending Trump's Shutdown?

This is akin to taking a hostage taker's side in the argument. Why don't you just give the guy the money and end this thing?, they query. What they don't ask is: what will be the going rate next time Trumpski doesn't get his way? And why would anyone in their right mind trust Donald Trump to stand by his word or to use the $5.7 billion responsibly?

No one wants the damn wall but the Trumpster and his acolytes. Not for border security or the fatuous tales of marauding caravans but as a symbol for WINNING. The $5.7 Billion is a small fraction of the money needed to complete the job the Trumpster has imagined, let alone maintain a wall/fence of that height and length. More than that, a wall/fence will be ineffective. Period.

This is another con job, a broad daylight highjacking where 800,000 Federal employees, millions of ancillary business owners and majority of American citizens have been held as hostages. And for what?

Donald Trump's rancid ego.

Btw, I was obviously added to Senator Alexander's email list after sending an incensed post following Trump's Helsinki meeting last year. I received a reply from the Senator's office saying basically that he too was 'concerned.' Amnesia has apparently afflicted the Republican held Senate. Perhaps they need a refresher course:

Donald Trump is not a good-faith partner. For anything.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 10:31 AM

1. Tom Cole put a stupid thing on his facebook page.

I could hardly stand to read it.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 10:51 AM

3. The Republican reasoning on this . . .

is as lame as the Trumpster's so-called compromise. What I'd like to see is a continuous loop of Trump's meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer when he says he'll proudly carry the mantle of a shutdown and would not blame the Democratic Party.

Out of the mouth of babes, a two-year old in this case.

Ugh!

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 10:32 AM

2. Trump's "offer" is like the guy who stole your car...

offering to sell it back at a discount.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 10:55 AM

4. Exactly!

Yet the bothsiderism coming out of the press is infuriating. In their scenario, the car thief and the car owner are equal partners. If only the car owner would be 'reasonable.'

Oy!

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