How Nice of Democrats to Kill Two Birds with one Stone for Trump

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How Nice of Democrats to Kill Two Birds with one Stone for Trump

As of this writ­ing the first real threat to the win­ning streak of Don­ald Trump has come up, namely the stalling of the house Oba­macare repeal/​replace bill.

As I’ve not read the bill I’ll leave it to oth­ers at my site to debate its mer­its but the actual prob­lem is spit­ting the dif­fer­ence between what can be done with rec­on­cil­i­a­tion (51 votes needed in the sen­ate) and full repeal (60 votes needed in the senate).

As long as that prob­lem is high­lighted the press and the left is in a good posi­tion because unlike the Russia/​wiretapping and other faux outrage/​headlines of the left this is not only an actual news­wor­thy story but it’s an issue that vot­ers, includ­ing those who elected Trump care about.

The media should love this because not only do they get to attack Trump and repub­li­cans but they are able to do so with­out mak­ing up #fak­e­news, It’s a real story, so good report­ing on this sub­ject can help counter the loss of rep­u­ta­tion that the media has done so much to earn over the decades. It’s the type of sit­u­a­tion where Democ­rats and their MSM allies are sit­ting pretty.

At least as long as they don’t do any­thing to change the sit­u­a­tion, say some­thing like this:

“My vote will be no and I urge my col­leagues to do the same,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a floor speech today. And with that, Democ­rats have offi­cially decided to give their base the fight it wants, a fil­i­buster of Judge Gorsuch.

“Judge Gor­such was unable to con­vince me that he’d be an inde­pen­dent check on a pres­i­dent who has shown almost no restraint from exec­u­tive over­reach,” Schumer said. He added that Gor­such appeared to have a “deep-​seated con­ser­v­a­tive ideology.”

This action by the left has the poten­tial to gen­er­ate the nuclear option that would end the fil­i­buster mean­ing the Pres­i­dent Trump’s supreme court jus­tices will all pass with 51 votes, but the end of the fil­i­buster could mean more than that, consider:

What if Mitch McConnell decides to not just go nuclear, get­ting rid of the fil­i­buster for judi­cial nom­i­nees for go ther­monu­clear and end it for everything?

Sud­denly the 51 vote bar­rier to full repeal of Oba­macare would be gone, the knot would be cut and the dilemma solved, Two Trump pri­or­i­ties with one stone.

Per­haps democ­rats haven’t thought of this, per­haps they have and decided fear of being pri­maries over­rides that fear, or maybe they’ve even fig­ured that some in the GOP really doesn’t want to repeal Oba­macare and are dar­ing them to do so.

But what­ever their thoughts they have pro­duced the for­mula that Trump can use to win this fight, and don’t think for one moment he won’t rec­og­nize it and act accordingly.

Thanks Democ­rats nice of you to prove that the GOP isn’t the only stu­pid party.


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As of this writing the first real threat to the winning streak of Donald Trump has come up, namely the stalling of the house Obamacare repeal/replace bill.

As I’ve not read the bill I’ll leave it to others at my site to debate its merits but the actual problem is spitting the difference between what can be done with reconciliation (51 votes needed in the senate) and full repeal (60 votes needed in the senate).

As long as that problem is highlighted the press and the left is in a good position because unlike the Russia/wiretapping and other faux outrage/headlines of the left this is not only an actual newsworthy story but it’s an issue that voters, including those who elected Trump care about.

The media should love this because not only do they get to attack Trump and republicans but they are able to do so without making up #fakenews,  It’s a real story, so good reporting on this subject can help counter the loss of reputation that the media has done so much to earn over the decades.  It’s the type of situation where Democrats and their MSM allies are sitting pretty.

At least as long as they don’t do anything to change the situation, say something like this:

“My vote will be no and I urge my colleagues to do the same,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a floor speech today. And with that, Democrats have officially decided to give their base the fight it wants, a filibuster of Judge Gorsuch.

“Judge Gorsuch was unable to convince me that he’d be an independent check on a president who has shown almost no restraint from executive overreach,” Schumer said. He added that Gorsuch appeared to have a “deep-seated conservative ideology.”

This action by the left has the potential to generate the nuclear option that would end the filibuster meaning the President Trump’s supreme court justices will all pass with 51 votes, but the end of the filibuster could mean more than that, consider:

What if Mitch McConnell decides to not just go nuclear, getting rid of the filibuster for judicial nominees  for go thermonuclear and end it for everything?

Suddenly the 51 vote barrier to full repeal of Obamacare would be gone, the knot would be cut and the dilemma solved, Two Trump priorities with one stone.

Perhaps democrats haven’t thought of this, perhaps they have and decided fear of being primaries overrides that fear, or maybe they’ve even figured that some in the GOP really doesn’t want to repeal Obamacare and are daring them to do so.

But whatever their thoughts they have produced the formula that Trump can use to win this fight, and don’t think for one moment he won’t recognize it and act accordingly.

Thanks Democrats nice of you to prove that the GOP isn’t the only stupid party.


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