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Border Workers Miss Paycheck in Longest Shutdown EVER

Without a solution on the horizon, We The People are growing restless and united in our angst…a reality that the Washington swamp-dwellers should be very wary of.

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As of midnight last night, the American government has now reached uncharted waters…at least in terms of the partial shutdown we currently face.

Neither the democrats nor the President are ready to cave, with both sides vacating each other’s space for the weekend.

This has left the American people in a bind.  Of course, we have our convictions about border security, and we certainly haven’t been shy about sharing them, but the general sense seems to be that enough is enough.  Even the most staunch supporters of the President are beginning to realize the dangers of such a lengthy stalemate.

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In an ironic and awful twist to the tale, a great many who work on the border itself went without pay this week.

President Trump saluted a Blackhawk helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande on Thursday, seeking to highlight the need for $5.7 billion for his trademark border wall to stop what he calls an “invasion.”

Next to the president stood a Customs and Border Protection officer and a Border Patrol agent. Both were working unpaid during the partial government shutdown, which on Friday tied the record for the longest in U.S. history.

Among the roughly 800,000 federal employees who’ve gone without pay in the three weeks since the shutdown began are tens of thousands of Border Patrol agents, Customs and Border Protection officers, immigration judges and Coast Guard crews — the workers on the front lines of the border security problems that the White House and Congress have been fighting over.

What once seemed a valid negotiating tactic is looking more and more like a hostage situation in the eyes of Americans of all political leanings.

Without a solution on the horizon, We The People are growing restless and united in our angst…a reality that the Washington swamp-dwellers should be very wary of.

 

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Trump Posts Ominous Message to Twitter with Saturday Deadline

This could be the BIG ONE!

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The standstill currently underway in our nation’s capital is priority numero uno for the Commander in Chief these days, and his stern tone on twitter proves it.

For nearly 30 days, our federal government has been in a partial shutdown.  The impasse has wreaked havoc on air travel here in the United States, with Miami International Airport being forced to close a terminal on account of security staff shortages.

Many around the nation are crying for an end to the nonsense, but Nancy Pelosi and the democrats have repeatedly blown off the President’s offers to discuss a solution.

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Now, with no other choice than to declare a national emergency, President Trump has posted a dire warning on Twitter.

The obvious belief is that the President will declare a national emergency in order to use military resources to secure our border.

Funding for a barrier at the nation’s southern border has been a point on contention between Republicans and Democrats during negotiations about the partial shutdown. Trump has demanded almost $6 billion in funding for a wall or barrier, but Democrats have balked at that request.

With Nancy Pelosi and the President trading bizarre, procedural barbs this week, there is little hope that the democrats would spend any more effort in an attempt to stave off this inevitable conclusion.

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DEMS: Impeachment is Coming If Cohen’s Squealing is True

The coming days will be trying for the President, and for the nation.

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For a President as controversial as Donald Trump has been, it is a bit surprising that no fully-fleshed plans for impeachment have already been hatched.

Before Trump was even sworn into office, the left was clamoring about shutting him down, impeaching him, resisting him, and possibly removing him from office using the 25th Amendment…somehow.

Now, two years into the President’s first term, there have been no true attempts at getting impeachment to a vote.  That could all change this week, however, after bombshell reports from Buzzfeed, of all places, has the Commander in Chief implicated in a crime.

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Late Thursday night, BuzzFeed News published a report that, if true, could prove historic: President Donald Trump allegedly directed his then–personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about a real-estate deal he was pursuing in Moscow during the 2016 election. Trump immediately denied the story, but for many Democrats, including those who had previously cautioned against impeaching the president before Special Counsel Robert Mueller produces his findings in the Russia investigation, the report was cause to consider proceeding with impeachment before the Russia probe is finished.

The democrats are reacting:

“If the @BuzzFeed story is true, President Trump must resign or be impeached,” Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, wrote on Twitter. Democratic Senator Chris Murphy weighed in, too. “If Mueller does have multiple sources confirming Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress, then we need to know this ASAP,” he wrote. “Mueller shouldn’t end his inquiry, but it’s about time for him to show Congress his cards before it’s too late for us to act.” Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley followed up on Friday morning: “If this report of Trump suborning false testimony is confirmed, then Trump committed a felony and must resign or be impeached,” he wrote. “This is obstruction of justice,”  Democratic Representative David Cicilline, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, told CNN. “If the facts are true, this is suborning perjury. It’s an impeachable offense.” Representative Jamie Raskin, a member of House leadership, told CNN, “This is a completely impeachable offense, if this report is true.” He said Congress would need to hear from “everybody who was involved” in the alleged conspiracy before moving forward with impeachment.

Brace yourselves, folks out in MAGA-land; trouble is coming for this President.  What we must be very diligent in the coming weeks in not blaming one another for something that the President got himself into…if that’s what this turns out to be.  No mass brawling.  No civil unrest.  It won’t be your neighbor’s fault if the President told Cohen to lie.

Understood?  We’re all Americans.  We’re going to have to work hard in the coming days to act like it.

 

 

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