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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:24 PM

White House Contemplates Weeks More of Shutdown

Source: Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The partial government shutdown, now three weeks long, would become the longest in history tomorrow. And it may extend for weeks to come.

President Trump’s aides have started preparations for the State of the Union speech, discussing how to use the Jan. 29 address if the shutdown remains in place, White House officials said.

Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-contemplates-weeks-more-of-shutdown-11547235701

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:30 PM

1. KGOP repubes are waiting for the kremlin to fax them talking points

for the "State of the Weaken-the-USA-Plan" by managing the deeply indebted republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:32 PM

2. Yep, Trump's wet dream is a SOTU speech during a shut down.

And the closer we get to Jan 29th, the higher the pressure on Congressional GOPers not to crack and give him his moment.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:33 PM

3. I want a BOYCOTT of the State of the Union speech by Democrats. Lots of empty seats.

Regardless of the status of the shutdown on Jan. 29. trump deserves nothing in the way of respectful behavior from Democrats.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:36 PM

4. That would be great

And I believe something that should be done.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:44 PM

6. The Democratic lawmakers ought to be outside during the "speech."

Standing with thousands and thousands and thousands of federal workers.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:41 PM

5. Trump Just Assumed The Democrats Would Fold

 

Oops.

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Response to PaulX2 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:46 PM

7. He assumes the longer it goes on, we'll fold



You think he won't? Watch.

Republicans are just peachy with it as it. Drown it in the bathtub, toilet, whatever. This is their wet dream.

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Response to durablend (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:33 PM

10. That tweet is extortion

"I told you that something bad might happen if you don't pay up. You only have yourself to blame for this fire."

He thinks like a mobster.

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Response to durablend (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:46 PM

12. That's not a real tweet, is it? Hard to tell anymore.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:05 PM

8. I was amused by Trump's very short lived efforts to label the shut-down a "strike."

This would have put the onus on the victims. It was amusing only because it never gained any ground and was quickly dropped. At least Trump apparently realized that very few others are as gullible as his "base." Anyone else catch that?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:31 PM

9. How much time did McConnell give Trump, anyway?

One would assume he'd want this over before the SOTU.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:00 PM

11. Speaker Pelosi

should rescind his invite until the shutdown is over. She can have him send a written report instead.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:03 PM

13. Trump is finished if the government is shut down that long.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:55 PM

14. In light of the last information coming out about Trump

You have to wonder if this is part of Putin’s plan, shutting down the American government. So while everyone is thinking that Trump is doing this for his base, I wonder if he is doing this because this is Putin’s direction to Trump.

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Response to Dan (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:38 PM

15. could be. Clearly Trump is a damned traitor.

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