President Trump has out-witted the DACA Democrats and greatly weakened their position when it comes to forcing President Trump and America to give amnesty and citizenship
The brilliance of President Trump waiting until September to cancel the DACA amnesty and then providing a six month window for Congress to act in response is now coming more clearly into view.
As Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer agree to meet with President Trump on talks about the year-end spending bill, they’ve been declaring for months that a DACA amnesty must be part of the package. They included it in their snarky remarks following being invited once again to the White House for talks, but Trump has dealt himself the better hand.
In a written statement, Pelosi and Schumer said, “We’re glad the White House has reached out and asked for a second meeting,” a less-than subtle way of declaring that they didn’t go groveling back after their earlier refusal to attend failed to achieve its intended results.
They said, “We hope the President will go into this meeting with an open mind, rather than deciding that an agreement can’t be reached beforehand.” They’ve been put on notice that, while an agreement can be reached with the despicable Democrats, it won’t be a surrender to their terms, as they’ve become accustomed to from Republicans.
“We need to reach a budget agreement that equally boosts funds for our military and key priorities here at home including the opiod crisis, pension plans and rural infrastructure.” Sequestration robbed our military and other real spending in the name of welfare and chasing fairy tales, such as man-caused climate change. That’s a dead end road we need to close permanently.
Their communist Christmas list continued, “We have to provide funding for community health centers and (the Children’s Health Insurance Program), as well as relief for the millions of Americans still reeling from natural disasters. And we must also come together on a bipartisan deal to pass the DREAM Act along with tough border security measures. There is a bipartisan path forward on all of these items.”
The word “bipartisan” literally translates into “Republican surrender” for the Democrats. They closed by saying, “As negotiations with our Republican counterparts continue, we are hopeful the President will be open to an agreement to address the urgent needs of the American people and keep government open.” If that’s not an implied threat of my way or the highway nothing is.
The meeting is set for Thursday with the discussions once more presented as the now familiar effort to “avoid a government shutdown.” The government, from a productivity standpoint is basically already shut down for the other eleven months of the year. It is only when they start talking of shutting things down that they are actually willing and able to accomplish anything, and it’s usually through the magic of McConnell or Ryan concessions.
As has become routine, the GOP will offer a stopgap spending bill on Saturday to avoid a government shutdown, bringing into play the end of year urgency to get home for Christmas, pressure that is a key part of GOP claims of getting “the best deal they could” even though it’s against the interests of the nation and the American people.
Democrats may play along with their rescheduling or decide to refuse to vote in favor of the stop-gap spending resolution, which would bring the theatrical shutdown presentation to its opening curtain perhaps as soon as this week.
Regardless of when the Democrat’s DACA drama begins, they have lost part of their negotiating cudgel in the fact that the December DACA deadline is a false one that Democrats have established. They are likely returning to the White House because they realize President Trump has outplayed them.
As Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” about the scare tactics of a government shutdown, “There’s no emergency. The president has given us to March to address it. I don’t think the Democrats would be very smart to say they want to shut down the government over a non-emergency that we can address anytime between now and March. That’s a very untenable position.”
And it’s a position that President Trump placed them into, way back in September.
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