Full of wind and vinegar, signifying nothing

After hours of closed-door meetings and phone calls, the Senate scheduled its late-night vote on a House-passed plan. It gained 50 votes to proceed to 48 against, but 60 were needed to break a Democratic filibuster.

Mr Schumer fought back, blaming the president for leading him to believe a deal was possible on a measure to prevent the expulsion of undocumented migrants who arrived in the country as children.

“Every American knows the Republican Party controls White House, the Senate, the House – it is their job to keep the government open. It is their job to work with us to move forward,” Mr Schumer told the Senate.

“They control every ounce of the process and it is their responsibility to govern and here they have failed,” he declared.

Well, if you need 60 votes in the Senate then you don’t control it all, do you?

22 thoughts on “Full of wind and vinegar, signifying nothing”

  1. Tump knows full well even if his plans to throw out illegals with criminal records fails because the Democrats want them to be kept in safe cities an ignored.

    The public won’t forget Trump tried, they won’t forget his pre election pledges were exactly what he wanted to do and attempted to.

    Isnt it “piss and wind” by the way.

  2. My vote for shithole country went to Jamacia the other week.

    It seems there is now a state of emergency in Jamacia where 335 murders happened last year in the the parish near the cruise port and montego bay.

    Jamacians dont like you folks….it hits you in the face within minutes of setting foot on the island.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    It is the intellectually unarmed wing of the Democratic Party – the mainstream media – pre-emptively spinning that their Democratic masters’ obstructionism is somehow the fault of the Republicans.

    As such it deserves contempt.

  4. So we’re going to get treated to another two shitstorms of hypocrisy. One from each side. Yawn.

    Didn’t Obama have two shutdowns? During which they visibly closed the few money-making parts of government like parks and monuments.

    Hint to future presidents: run a balanced budget and this need not happen.

  5. Why not push thro with Executive Orders. O’Scumma seemed to think he could get rid of the 2nd Amendment by such means.

    Worth a try in this case also.

  6. And I thought our politicians were bare-faced liars but they are nothing compared to your average Democrat congressman.

  7. Bloke in North Dorset

    What’s been missed with all this Trump Derangement Syndrome is that Trump is sending stuff to Congress, rather than trying to run the country by executive orders. This should be seen as a god thing, Obama abused the fuck out of them and that is no reason for Trump to do the same.

  8. The Democrats should be made to filibuster; actually physically be there on the floor of the senate blocking the agreed spending legislation in order to accommodate illegal immigrants.

  9. Thanks for posting this, Tim. I’ve been up an hour, and didn’t realize the government was ‘shut down.’

    ‘It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.’

  10. 10 AM Eastern Std Time and my electricity is still on.

    Hmmm. Gas still on. Water still on.

    No Russkies in my front yard.

    What was it that was shut down, and why should I care?

    Have they stopped taking tax from me?

  11. It’s a bit early, yet. It seems most shutdowns last a weekend and nobody notices.

    Still think they should make the Dems actually have to filibuster. No weekend off for you; get up there and talk about how important it is for illegal immigrants to get to stay.

  12. Bloke in North Dorset


    Have you checked the Washington Memorial or more importantly your National WW2 memeorial?

  13. No, haven’t checked.

    Different administration. Obama wanted shutdown, so he shutdown whatever he could. Like WWII mem. It was punitive. I expect different from Trump.

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