Congressional Democrats have created a gigantic sh–storm by refusing to approve a relatively minor installment on Trump’s immigration wall.
Opponents of the president will do anything they can to embarrass the president even if the country suffers for it. When Obama was in office conservatives never wanted America to fail, in any regard, to gain a political advantage. It’s un-American to do so.
Sen. Schumer and Speaker Pelosi can’t quite grasp the current state of play in the negotiations. Trump is looking for a way to appease his constituents at virtually any cost by moving forward with his wall. If Democrats approve a $5 billion appropriation for it, the president will do just about anything in return.
What might these things be? For one, the DACA kids could put on the road to citizenship immediately. Second, in terms of immigration policy, the road to citizenship for all 15 million illegals in the country can be paved. There need be only one proviso, no more new illegals, which the wall will help to accomplish.
Democrats are missing an opportunity to hit a grand slam homerun on the immigration front because they don’t understand how to negotiate effectively, and they are blinded by their animus towards the president.
Americans who are following this story should take note of two interesting facts. One is that the $5 billion ask by the president is a drop in the bucket as it relates to our national budget of several trillion dollars. Second, all the whining about federal employees not receiving a paycheck is bluster. The Senate has already offered a bill that guarantees these people back pay lost from the furloughs. The House will surely follow suit.
Democratic leaders need to rein in their new electees who are screaming for impeachment. This country does not need another three-ring political circus and constitutional crisis that leads to nowhere and only serves to divert our lawmakers. The House can impeach with its majority. But there is no way the Senate will convict with a required 2/3 vote.
I suggest the liberals start focusing on China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, health care, education, terrorists, human rights, climate change and disease control and forget about small potatoes like the wall.
This is not so say that immigration is an unimportant topic. Fifteen million illegals are roaming around our country utilizing services that cost our taxpayers $125 billion each year. We need to deal with this problem now and stop it from growing any larger. Build the damn wall already. It will stop a huge number of new interlopers from entering the country.
Let’s use some smart negotiating tactics and get our government back to work for us.