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This is a moment made for Donald Trump.
For years, Democrats have successfully used government shutdowns to slap wimpy Republicans around and paint them as cold, ineffectual cream puffs who don’t care about the regular people who depend on a functioning government.
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Remember the political theater of the 2013 government shutdown, when veterans and little kids were barricaded out of the national monuments and Nancy Pelosi was calling the Republicans legislative arsonists?
That’s not going to work with the bad hombre in the White House — he was born to brawl.
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So Dems have been trying to use Trump’s own street-fighting tactics against him all week, attempting to kneecap the president in the lead-up to the shutdown.
First they sent in Sen. Dick Durbin to blow up the DACA talks by tattling on the president — like a 3-year-old — for his mean language. Apparently Durbin and his high-minded fellow Democrats were simply incapable of working toward a legislative compromise with someone who would use such a crass word.
Voters - Durbin - Senator - Enemy - Soldiers
But the voters didn’t buy that. Instead, they were just reminded that Durbin is the senator who did his best to rally the enemy to kill American soldiers during the Iraq War by comparing them to Stalin and the Nazis. Think he cares if our servicemen get paid? Please.
Then, a few days ago, Americans were treated to Sen. Cory Booker unmercifully screaming at Kirstjen Nielsen, the director of Homeland Security, over her “complicity” with Trump’s “ignorance and bigotry” during the DACA talks.
Booker - Transparent - Attempt - Shutdown
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