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Feb 11, 2019 06:30PM
Agreed and McCarthy also did not want to have to use the word Minority -- wanted to be called something else, though the job is the same. I heard it, but don't recall all of it. Only that he didn't like apparently being a leader if it used the moniker of minority.
February 11, 2019
FLAILING IN EL PASO.
Tonight, President Trump is taking a break from "executive time" for a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas—the first since the essential campaign re-launch that was his State of the Union.
He made the city a centerpiece of his SOTU, claiming that the construction of a border fence made El Paso safer. Fact-checkers and El Paso officials have since made clear that violent crime in the city actually began declining in 1993—16 years before the El Paso border fence was completed.
Meanwhile, Friday is the deadline to complete negotiations in order to prevent another shutdown. Instead of working with Congressional leaders to reach a deal, Trump is parading around at a campaign rally in a city that disproves his main point.
In fact, Trump is torpedoing any deal that doesn't include his absurd demand of wall money. White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said yesterday that he "absolutely cannot" rule out another shutdown. Even if the deadline is met, and a bipartisan solution is sent to Trump's desk, he likely won't sign it.
Now, Trump is backed into a corner, and his only options out are dangerous:
A: Shut down the government again over an ineffective, racist border wall that the American people don't want. Another way to put this? Hurt 800,000 American workers over a temper tantrum.
B: Illegally declare a national emergency.
Of course, there is a third option: Accept defeat and get to work on the issues that Americans actually care about. It's time for this temper tantrum to end.
I am not for sure and would have to look around, but I would think that many in El Paso may not be so thrilled about Trump coming to likely continuing spinning some of his rather out of control doozy yarns and lies about their city. I also think that Beta O'Rourke is having a bit of a rally as well and will be ( could you call it a rebuttal ) maybe clarifying just how things actually are in El Paso.
Read lately about no one being able to correct Trump when he gets an 'idea' in his head from something he heard, or read. I'm sure he just dreams up a lot of it too, but I imagine he might as well feed it to those who are most like him. They will believe it and think he is wonderful for it. I find it strange though. People ( I imagine there may have been plenty ) that barely knew who he was and now think he has come to save them. He hasn't been too interested I them and sad to say they seem to have no idea his major function far as I can see has been and remains kissing up to Putin and other foreigners who might be inclined to let him put his name on a building in their country or hand out some trademarks. These people have only become someone by supporting him, and he has never known who they are. I
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