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01-12-2019, 01:20 PM

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In the last 2 years nothing was done. Then Fox and the conservatives starting roasting him over an open fire when he indicated he would pass the next short term budget that did not have the wall provisions included. It is not a miracle that he immediately reversed directions and it became an emergency. In a few days it went from hohum, to it's an emergency situation.

His skin is so thin, he can stand nothing put praise and good words, anything negative is fake news. Of course he has been such a fan of Fox, when those flames on Fox started getting hot, he could not claim fake news. Ann roasted him so bad, he unfollowed her, poor thing. It's so obvious.
Yes, you have it right.

I will note there was a stand-alone wall funding bill proposed in October 2018, although that left far too little time for anything to be done on it without a full court press by the R leaders and PDJT. They did not push for it, and so it never even got out of committee in the one branch of Congress, let alone to the floor for passage and sending it over to the other body.

None of the House members representing districts on the southern border (all of whom are Rs, I think) during the last session or now, support the wall. So the Speaker used procedural tricks to slide such things into existing bills. This from July 2017:

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Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) represents the largest portion of the southwestern border compared to any other House member. He introduced legislation on Thursday that would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prioritize using technology to protect the border rather than a physical wall. It would require the DHS to submit a report to Congress outlining a comprehensive strategy.

“We can’t double down on a Third Century approach to solve 21st Century problems if we want a viable long-term solution,” Hurd said in a statement.

Hurd voted against the procedural move to add the funds for the wall, along with fellow border-district Republican Rep. Steve Pearce (N.M.)
The 'clean' CR with $1.6 billion for additional border security (without any wall funding) had been negotiated by all concerned (with WH/PDJT input) and had reached agreement by all to proceed that way.

Then literally on the brink of the House passing what the Senate did unanimously, as the R leadership of the House had agreed, PDJT suddenly threw a skunk in the room, demanding something he had never asked for in this process-- $5 billion out of nowhere, as he had not even been asking for.

And for the reason you mention-- Fox and Ann Coulter scorn and ridicule of what he had already decided and agreed to do.

It's about the same as a sleazy used car salesman putting in a $1,000 charge only as of showing you the contract, after telling you another price you'd agreed to.

And about the same as people saying you ought to sign the contract anyway. Most people can realize that is a scurrilous bad practice in their own lives, and they'd probably just walk out of the closing office if that happened.


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01-12-2019, 02:13 PM

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I think the only snowflakes are the ones that actually believe illegal immigration is a problem deserving of a $14B+ solution.

A solution that isn't even guaranteed to have a 100% success rate.
Is there truly anything besides mortal death that does have a 100% success rate?


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