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Congress nears budget deal; Trump says he would 'love' a shutdown

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"I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of,"

Because when Trump goes to whichever one of his resorts to play golf (and increase the value of brand Trump), he knows he'll still be protected. Same with his family members when they go jetting around the world to ski, continue influence peddling, and look out for their various global hioldings.

increase for domestic programs like drug treatment and broadband infrastructure that Democrats have sought, as well as a military spending increase championed by Republicans.

Good on increasing drug treatment programs and providing funds for infrastructure. Terrible if they spend more on defense. Democratic hawks are just as bad as GOP hawks.

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You can see how concerned the so-called president is about the welfare of the nation when he says he would welcome a shutdown that only does harm to citizens. He is acting like a petulant brat who would rather destroy something than not get his way. Many of us would welcome an impeachment or a resignation.

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What, lil' Donnie the Autocrat is already tired of putting in even a half-day's work?

What if we just put him out on a golf course and just told him he was the President? Every few days we could hire some old actors in suits to stand together around a fancy table and tell him how great he was, and maybe Fox & Friends could just periodically announce what a great job he's doing. And the rest of us could just get on with being adults with responsibilities.

Be honest, you know that scenario, as absurd as it is, would make literally every person involved happier than they are now.

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I'd love to see a shutdown

The only people who want to see a shutdown are anarchists and trolls.

Which do you figure the president is?

And how stupid do you have to be to think that is good leadership?

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Hilarious! Trump mouths off, the adults on his staff come out and walk back Trump's idiocy:

"I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of," he said at the White House.

The White House later clarified that it did not expect the budget deal to include specifics on immigration.

Master negotiator, without a doubt.

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Here I must agree with ol' Donald, I would love this chaos machine shut down for as long as possible.

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"I'd love to see a shutdown".

And I'd love to see a President who is not the enemy of the state.

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Unbelievable that the idiot says this. His days are numbered. Mark my words.

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There is a certain pattern to Trumpian chaos: if one stipulates that the administration sees everything as a primarily political problem rather than an issue that affects lives, its actions are easy to understand. If your goal isn’t to pass a budget but to project the image of working to pass a budget, then punting, as Trump is doing, makes perfect sense. Trump will never differentiate between governing and being a "reality" TV show host. And American citizens are paying the price.

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"I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of,"

whats up with these new headlines that only pull one or two words from what people say.

Basically no change. Deal is on the table for weeks now.

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Let America pay the price. maybe common sense will return in the next election.

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I'd love to see a shutdown 'cos I'm not getting my own way waaah waaaah

Temper Trumpton could actually be paving the way towards an anarchist society, so maybe he might be unwittingly doing something good for a change.

Until both the Republicans and Democrats are consigned to the dustbin of history, the people are stuck with the merry go round of trash governments who care not one jot about anyone but themselves.

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Why not just pass a clean spending bill? It should be easier since Republicans are in control which means their position as fiscal conservatives gets put on hold.

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This is just gamesmanship.  for all the jibes at his ways, he has been getting things done lately.

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"I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of,"

Hmm. "Stuff." The great negotiator at his best again! "Stuff" in this case is that Repubs cuts to corporate and high-income taxes have resulted in a huge hole in the deficit; at the same time, the Pentagon wants more bucks, but that's not possible without commensurate increases in non-military domestic spending per the rules of sequestration.

So, yeah: "stuff." And there is no deal on the table that resolves the demands of both sides. And Trump has offered nothing. This is not leadership; it's not even shirking responsibility. It's simply being too lazy to even attempt to understand the demands of the day.

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The "master negotiator" wants to see a breakdown in negotiations.

Not really a master then is he.

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January's shutdown came about after Democrats insisted that any spending bill must also include protections for young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children, who are known as "Dreamers."

.....That measure is not likely to survive unscathed in the Senate, where Republicans cannot pass spending bills without some Democratic support. McConnell and Schumer could incorporate their agreement on domestic and military spending into the stopgap measure, which then would have to win passage in the House.

Congress is responsible for passing a funding bill. If Congress doesn't, or can't, or won't, do it's job, the voters will hold Congress accountable. Congress would prefer that the public blame anyone but them for Congress's failure to do its job.

Elected Democrats recently chose to shut down the U.S. government because they chose to put the rights of illegal aliens ahead of U.S. citizens. Trump, and the Democrats, now understand that the voters will hold Congress members responsible for their failure to perform this duty. Drain the swamp. Put Congress members on record, and unload the Congress members who can't, or won't do their job.

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You can see how concerned the so-called president is about the welfare of the nation when he says he would welcome a shutdown that only does harm to citizens.

I would say the same thing. The Democrats are just dumb, they think they have the President by the cahones over this DACA deal? Ok, then No funding for the wall, No end to chain migration and the visa lottery program, these so called dreamers need to get their passports in order and book a nice window seat and brush up on their Spanish skills because the flights will be booked. 64% of Americans are very concerned with the border and also the majority of Americans don’t think the government should shut down because of DACA.

The Democrats never learn, they want to play ball, do it. Lol

He is acting like a petulant brat

That would be Chucky and his desperate open borders minions.

who would rather destroy something than not get his way. Many of us would welcome an impeachment or a resignation.

Many of us would like the Democrats to have their own Island. Chuck could be the ruler and Nancy would be the queen.

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That would be Chucky and his desperate open borders minions

No democrat wants open borders.

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Elected Democrats recently chose to shut down the U.S. government because they chose to put the rights of illegal aliens ahead of U.S. citizens

This trite line again? Democrats didn't put the rights of undocumented immigrants ahead of citizens.

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Which president would ever wish for a government shutdown including workers losing their pay? Sounds more like a spoiled brat in the playground who refuses to play unless he gets to pick the game.

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Crass remarks from Kelly further demonstrate that the Trump administration is entirely about hatred, bigotry, prejudice, and division. By all means, let's have a shutdown -- but only if it INCLUDES the military this time.

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Yes they did shut down the government over demands for non citizens. So that means as a citizen I couldn’t get any services so they chose non citizens “rights” over me.

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Yes they did shut down the government over demands for non citizens.

The republicans shut down the government over demands for unnecessary immigration reforms after democrats offered a boat full of cash for some immigration reforms. This means the Dems did not put the rights of undocumented immigrants above citizens.

So that means as a citizen I couldn’t get any services so they chose non citizens “rights” over me

What specific services were you unable to obtain?

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None! Only because the Dems realized the bad optics of preventing citizens from getting services so they only did it for show over a weekend.

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And the President decides what is “necessary” so to call it unnecessary immigration reforms simply not true.

Only way immigration reform couid even be unnecessary is if no illegal aliens in our country, not even 1. Then you don’t need it.

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And the President decides what is “necessary” so to call it unnecessary immigration reforms simply not true. 

Congress decides what is necessary unless it is related to enforcement.

Only way immigration reform couid even be unnecessary is if no illegal aliens in our country, not even 1. Then you don’t need it.

So if better enforcement of existing laws caused a situation in which every undocumented immigrant were removed from the country, reform would still be needed?

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None! Only because the Dems realized the bad optics of preventing citizens from getting services so they only did it for show over a weekend.

But you just claimed that you, a citizen, couldn't get government services as support for your assertion that Dems put the rights of undocumented immigrants over citizens.

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Yes they did shut down the government over demands for non citizens. So that means as a citizen I couldn’t get any services so they chose non citizens “rights” over me.

Heh, once again this pretend idea that the opposition, who holds none of the power (though is the preferred party of the people), was the one that shut down the government.

Nope, sorry, can't trick us. Your government got shut down because your president wanted to build a wall that cannot actually physically be built, wall that isn't wanted by the people, and a wall that was supposed to be paid for by the Mexicans.

You guys just don't want the people to realize how extremely stupid that is, so you try to pin it on the party that holds none of the power.

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And the President decides what is “necessary”

Yes! Bow to Dear Leader, and how dare you voice opinion. How dare you think that the guy who got less votes and doesn't have the support of the people doesn't have the right to rule absolutely, without question, and without comment. How dare you not pucker up whenever he brings his tush around.

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And the President decides what is “necessary” so to call it unnecessary immigration reforms simply not true.

Trump declaring immigration reform necessary doesn't mean its any more necessary, than him claiming Obama isn't American true. Just because Donny says something doesn't mean its true or needed.

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sorry, the President sets the policy agenda and priorities. I had to deal with it when obama was there so you gotta deal with it now. Elections have consequences- Barack Obama

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Just because no one stole my wallet doesn’t mean I should have left it on the table in a bar.

Just because I didn’t personally miss any services doesn’t mean Dems should make those services unavailable to citizens.

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Elections have consequences- Barack Obama

Yep - the consequence of the last election is that the right is now seeing how it is to have their own tactics turned back on them, and they are hating it.

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Just because no one stole my wallet doesn’t mean I should have left it on the table in a bar.

Just because I didn’t personally miss any services doesn’t mean Dems should make those services unavailable to citizens.

Just because you made an apple to oranges comparison doesn't mean that you can't still pretend like you are making sense.

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I’m not hating a thing. Just providing observations about where things are illegal (illegal aliens, spying on US citizens) or are bad ideas (schumer shutdown, not standing for flag)

i don’t know what part of “trump is building a WALL”, and stopping illegal immigration and chain migration that you guys don’t understand.

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Blacklabel

i don’t know what part of “trump is building a WALL”, and stopping illegal immigration and chain migration that you guys don’t understand.

So the part for me, would be Trump stating in election campaign and since becoming president that its the Mexicans who are going to pay for the Great Wall of America. Did you miss that Trump?

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I’ve said numerous times I don’t care who pays for it. It’s not a nice to have thing, it’s essential. Military budget is 700 billion this year. I’m sure we can find 25 billion in there over the next 5 years.

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Blacklabel

I’ve said numerous times I don’t care who pays for it.

So it's ok with you when the president of the United States of America lies to its citizens? Trump mouthed off a great deal about paying for it. How much will the National Debt increase by under Trump, $5 trillion, $10 trillion, more?

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blackl we can find 25 billion in there over the next 5 years.

How times have changed. People I know who identified as conservatives used to be concerned about government spending, especially government waste. $25 billion for a wall that no one can say with any certainty how effective it will be. And who's 'we'? Are you saying the US taxpayers?

And a military parade? Waste of the worst sort - a parade for the golfer-in-chief's ego. (Speaking of wasting taxpayer's money. How about his golf games.)

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Obama added 10 trillion with no complaints so until it gets to that I’m not concerned. I don’t know how a 25 billion Wall impacts that but ok. We can save 20-100 billion per year not providing services to illegals who are back to their own country.

Yep, we can talk all about how Trump lied about who would pay for it from behind the safety of our big beautiful wall. What we won’t be talking about is that he lied about building it.

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"I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of,"

Of course he would. Trump cares for NO ONE but Trump. He'd rather things be shut down than he have to work, or actually have to negotiate. This is why he's gone bankrupt, had to cheat, and gotten divorced a few times. And he's a proven coward to boot.

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25 billion is 3% of one year military budget. Cut costs .5% a year for 6 years and it’s paid. Savings on illegal alien services will probably cut that time in half.

How much would a parade cost? 5 million for extra security and travel? Everyone else already getting paid to attend (the military)

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@blackl We can save 20-100 billion per year not providing services to illegals 

It's costing that much? I wasn't aware. Could you provide sources?

Trump lied

I agree, but I'd change it to read Trump lies. He's lied since he could talk. How can anyone believe anything he says. Curious that some modern conservatives don't sound too fussed about the debt. The times they are a'changing.

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Yep - the consequence of the last election is that the right is now seeing how it is to have their own tactics turned back on them, and they are hating it.

But the left are the ones not happy, which make me Veeeery happy.

Of course he would. Trump cares for NO ONE but Trump.

And the Dems care for no one but to win elections. If the Dems were really serious about these so called dreamers, they would take the offer that the President is willing to legalize 1.3 million illegals and Dems said, No? Like I said, I hope they have their passports in order and purchased a nice window seat with cool in flight movies.

He'd rather things be shut down than he have to work, or actually have to negotiate.

He did. Trump made an offer, he’s not going to make a deal that won’t end chain migration, the visa lottery program and funding for the wall, if the Dems don’t pony up on that to match his offer, No deal. So let’s see what the Dems will do, they want to make a deal or not. The Dems never learn and are going to shoot themselves in the foot again??? Unbelievable these liberals.

This is why he's gone bankrupt, had to cheat, and gotten divorced a few times. And he's a proven coward to boot.

But he made his money back, doubled it and how many people have cheated, if we go after every politician that has cheated, Congress would be a very empty place and being a coward, if that were true, he wouldn’t slam everyone that attacks him and he should go after each one of them.

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@Blacklabel

What we won’t be talking about is that he lied about building it.

The jury still out on that one and even if it goes ahead unlikely to be completed even with a two-term-Trump and like all these projects the costs will hit the sky

I always thought that the number one priority for the republicans was public spending and smaller governments.

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But he made his money back, doubled it and how many people have cheated, if we go after every politician that has cheated,

so the yardstick measure is now "how much cheating and lying is done and becomes acceptable?"

President Trump paid $38 million in federal taxes in 2005 on income of $153 million and reported a $105 million write-down in business losses. Worth $3 billions but thousands didn't get paid for work they did for him.

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Sorry, the President sets the policy agenda and priorities.

True. The good thing is Trump is really, really bad at these. Can you list anything he's accomplished? The result is that nothing will be done until Dems take back congressional power in 2018.

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The result is that nothing will be done until Dems take back congressional power in 2018.

That’s a big “if” And even if that were true, what would they do? They haven’t done anything the last 8 years, so what’s different this time? Raising more taxes? Campaign on gender politics? Hope for more income redistribution.

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Obama added 10 trillion with no complaints so until it gets to that I’m not concerned. 

Brilliant standard. Things aren't an issue until they are worse than they have previously been.

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Just because I didn’t personally miss any services doesn’t mean Dems should make those services unavailable to citizens

Dems didn't, republicans did.

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He did. Trump made an offer, he’s not going to make a deal that won’t end chain migration, the visa lottery program and funding for the wall, if the Dems don’t pony up on that to match his offer, No deal

Offer a take it or leave it deal is not negotiating. A dictionary can woo when words confuse.

and being a coward, if that were true, he wouldn’t slam everyone that attacks him and he should go after each one of them.

Yes, Trump does go after people on Twitter, but never face-to-face. The true definition of not being a coward. Dictionary.

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As lawmakers in Congress closed in on a bipartisan budget deal that could end months of budget uncertainty, Trump threatened to upend the discussions by insisting that any spending package would have to include changes to immigration laws - the very issue that led to a three-day shutdown last month.

So, there was this speech last week where this man kept saying 'Let's be bipartisan'

The right wing media whined and whined how the left refused to be bipartisian

A group representing 100 ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES of the people, reached an agreement.

We really need to impeach Steven Miller

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oops, I forgot one part.

The man from the speech does not like the bipartisan deal. He wants his way.

Sounds like he doesn't like the constitution much. How un-American

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So you fantasize about unnecessary, extra-judicial violence and delight in other people's suffering.

Question, how would you feel if Trump suffered or was dragged out of the WH in cuffs, would you take pleasure in that or would be horrified? If you choose the first question, then you can't criticize my feelings.

Have you considered seeing a professional about these urges?

I think you should ask that serious question to liberals.

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By the way, do Democrats understand what the word “negotiating” means? Maybe a dictionary would help them.

This article is literally about the POTUS refusing to consider a BIPARTISAN deal

They are the party or entitlements, see California.

What entitlements? They don't rank high on welfare or food stamp percentages. Are you basing on 'raw numbers' a favorite pastime of the right? Yes, we have more people in Cali, we get more votes, we get more social security, etc. Guess what? We also pay a lot more taxes.

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Trumps days as a fake President are near the end and soon he will be a Number in A federal Penitentiary

The sooner the better for the Orange DOTARD as he tries to destroy Freedom and Democracy and is nothing but a Soviet plant to destroy the USA. May he veto all the bills and create the Shutdown he wants and finish himself.

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Trumps days as a fake President are near the end and soon he will be a Number in A federal Penitentiary.

I seriously doubt that. Lol

The sooner the better for the Orange DOTARD as he tries to destroy Freedom and Democracy and is nothing but a Soviet plant to destroy the USA.

Here we go with the Michael Moore theory conspiracies again.

May he veto all the bills and create the Shutdown he wants and finish himself.

Depends on the Dems. The ball is in their court. They either want a deal or they want their dreamers on the plane out of here.

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Here we go with the Michael Moore theory conspiracies again.

Speaking of conspiracies, here's a British Trump fan proclaiming Trump's greatness in all matters financial and solving the massive debt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=debRBD8V2Qo

I don't normally post that kind of thing but it's worth a laugh, it's under 5 mins and it's not rude or full of harsh language. Enjoy.

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Political experts are saying this year there could well be a constitutional crisis.

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I think Trump will do whatever it takes to shield his people from wrongdoing. Trump before country.

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While we are at it, let’s have a shutdown to stop the massive deficit spending. Although Trump inherited from Obama a government addicted to an average $1 trillion plus annual deficit, he has a responsibility to do something about this looming catastrophe as well. Like massive illegal immigration we know Congress won’t do anything about the staggering national debt. Shut it down and force reform before it’s too late to save the country for future generations.

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Political experts are saying this year there could well be a constitutional crisis

Lol

I think Trump will do whatever it takes to shield his people from wrongdoing. Trump before country.

Over the last 8 years and to this day and under the corrupt FBI and DOJ they have clearly shown and are still showing that not only does the party comes before the people, but ideology comes before the party.

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"Many of us would like the Democrats to have their own Island"

I hope there aren't many of you (as the word "us" implies your inclusion) who want something that sounds very reminiscent of how whole groups of people in late 1930's to mid 1940's Europe were herded into ghettos and camps.

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Over the last 8 years and to this day and under the corrupt FBI and DOJ they have clearly shown and are still showing that not only does the party comes before the people, but ideology comes before the party.

None of this statement reflects reality in any way.

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None of this statement reflects reality in any way.

Denial doesn't help any rational argument, never.

I hope there aren't many of you (as the word "us" implies your inclusion) who want something that sounds very reminiscent of how whole groups of people in late 1930's to mid 1940's Europe were herded into ghettos and camps.

Hmmmm.....judging by what has been covered by the FBI and DOJ it would seem that is exactly what the Democrats had planned for the right

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Denial doesn't help any rational argument, never

You must have meant, "ever." Since you understand denial never helps an argument, stop doing it.

Hmmmm.....judging by what has been covered by the FBI and DOJ it would seem that is exactly what the Democrats had planned for the right

Nothing is going on at the DOJ or FBI. It is disturbingly hilarious you think the Dems want to herd conservatives into camps. Please come back down to a realatibely rational level.

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Tommy Jones - The republicans shut down the government over demands for unnecessary immigration reforms after democrats offered a boat full of cash for some immigration reforms.

LOL. It's still the job of Congress to fund the government. In the U.S. Senate, 60 votes are still needed to pass a funding bill. The Republicans still only hold 51 seats. Elected Democrats refused to pass a bill to fund the government, because those elected Democrats chose to place the "rights" of illegal aliens ahead of the needs of U.S. citizens. The big question now is whether or not the voters, U.S. eligible voters, will punish those elected Democrats for A) not doing their job of funding the government, and B) placing some imaginary "rights" of illegal aliens ahead of U.S. citizens. I can hardly wait for the results of the next election.

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In the U.S. Senate, 60 votes are still needed to pass a funding bill. The Republicans still only hold 51 seats.

And you guys try to place the blame on the 9, rather than the 60. Absolutely ridiculous. When it was you guys, you blamed Obama. Sucks to lie in that bed you made, don't it.

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LOL. It's still the job of Congress to fund the government. In the U.S. Senate, 60 votes are still needed to pass a funding bill. The Republicans still only hold 51 seats.

And every republican voted for the spending bill?

Elected Democrats refused to pass a bill to fund the government, because those elected Democrats chose to place the "rights" of illegal aliens ahead of the needs of U.S. citizens

This statement does not accord with the facts.

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You must have meant, "ever." Since you understand denial never helps an argument, stop doing it.

No, I meant what I said.

Nothing is going on at the DOJ or FBI.

Yes and the sun never goes up, the tide never rolls in as well. It’s a total Paradox. ROFL.

It is disturbingly hilarious you think the Dems want to herd conservatives into camps. Please come back down to a realatibely rational level.

No, I think Dems want to destroy the President. But if you find that hilarious. I get it, I find liberals extremely hilarious, clueslessm but oh, so hilarious.

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Depends on the Dems. The ball is in their court. They either want a deal or they want their dreamers on the plane out of here. actually the balls in Trumps court, congress trying to get funding passed so the government and Americans can continue to get paid, it s Trumps whos blackmailing everybody on this. Refusal to accept funding means NO WALL !

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"Hmmmm.....judging by what has been covered by the FBI and DOJ it would seem that is exactly what the Democrats had planned for the right"

Lack of substance served with a large side of deflection and projection

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Yes and the sun never goes up, the tide never rolls in as well. It’s a total Paradox. ROFL.

More incorrect irrelevance.

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actually the balls in Trumps court, congress trying to get funding passed so the government and Americans can continue to get paid, it s Trumps whos blackmailing everybody on this. Refusal to accept funding means NO WALL!

And then No DACA, remember, Trump is holding all the cards on these dreamers, so it is in the Dems court, either they end chain migration, the visa lottery program, funding for the wall or bye, bye dreamers.

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Trump is holding all the cards on these dreamers, so it is in the Dems court, either they end chain migration, the visa lottery program, funding for the wall or bye, bye dreamers.

Or they hold out and wait for Trump to drop his ridiculous wall.

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Or they hold out and wait for Trump to drop his ridiculous wall.

Kinda hard when they’re on a plane out of here.

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The American and international media driven by the constant stream of Trump tweets is so saturated with stories about him that other important stories and campaigns are getting buried under the avalanche.

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The conservative posters on here are still completely ignoring the fact that this news article is about Trump refusing to even read a BIPARTISAN agreement, less than a week after calling for bipartisanship over and over.

The wall (more like a fence in reality) will not change anything, it's smoke and mirrors that work to make you forget about all the corruption in politics. Divide and conquer if you will. If you care so much about the American people, spend that $25b-$70b on reducing gun violence, the opioid crisis and healthcare which are killing WAY WAY more Americans

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The American and international media driven by the constant stream of Trump tweets is so saturated with stories about him that other important stories and campaigns are getting buried under the avalanche.

No one is making the media focus on every single tweet and No one is not telling them to do their job.

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No one is making the media focus on every single tweet and No one is not telling them to do their job.

except Trump does and says to ensure the media attention is kept on him and probably even loves the fake news. Like they say, no such thing as bad news when it comes to image pushing.

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