Listen, if you’re Nancy Pelosi it makes a lot of sense. Nancy Pelosi is terrified, number one, of her extreme left-wing base; she is captive of that; and number two, the position of Congressional Democrats in this shutdown is objectively unreasonable. In 2013, Chuck Schumer and every Senate Democrat voted in favor of 350 miles of border wall. They have right now shut the government down to stop 234 miles of border wall. I don’t know how you explain that you voted in favor of 350 miles but you shut the government down to stop 234 miles. That is incoherent.
Ted Cruz, Patriotic American, R-TX.
Incoherent... one word which almost perfectly describes the whacko Left.
:lamo You do know that the Gop'ers BLOCKED that bill from becoming law in 2013, don't you? Of course, you don't. But, now that you've been so informed, why aren't you (and the dissembling right-wing demagogues you trust, like Ted Cruz) asking why YOUR party is talking about a bill that THEY BLOCKED in congress back in 2013?
Huh? Please, tell me again about how "objectively unreasonable" republicans are being right now. Please, try to answer that.
Trump acolytes are as delusional as they are dishonest and ignorant. It's a direct by-product of all the Fake News they imbibe (like "BlazeTV" in the OP). :lamo.
Clearly, listening to rightwing demgogues like Ted Cruz dissemble on Blaze Tv has poisoned your brains. The Fake News crowd is generally intellectually lazy. They don't like to read or research...they prefer to just watch/listen to rightwing pundits, pols and "news" sources that re-affirm their existing biases.
So, since you people are just a bunch of helpless infants who can no longer be expected to engage in substantive, FACT-BASED political dialogue....let's get some of the FACTS straight.
First...The 2013 Gang of Eight compromise included citizenship for the DACAs in exchange for funding for portions of a double-layered border fence. Democrats held the majority in th Senate, while Republicans controlled the House. The Democratic controlled Senate passed the bill with 68 votes (i.e. including about 15 GOP Senators). All 32 votes against were GOP'ers.
Next... the FACT is that the Gang of Eight Bill of 2013 was blocked by REPUBLICANS in the House. Pelosi never voted for it, because the bill was never allowed to recieve a vote by Speaker Boehner, who was "terrified of HIS EXTREME RIGHT WING BASE".
Next...there were 2 reasons why House Gop'ers blocked the Gang of Eight bill in 2013. The first reason was that they have NEVER supported immigration reform. Their primary goal was to prevent the browning of America. The second reason was that they did not want to allow President Obama to "win", in any way.
Lastly....the GOP'ers controlled BOTH houses of congress from 2014-2018. Yet, NOT ONCE in that time did Gopers EVER bother to pass legislation to address any aspect of the "border security" issue (i.e. immigration reform, walls, technology, etc.). And they've had control of the White House for the last 2 years. Yet, for the last 2 years they did NOTHING legislatively to address these issues.....UNTIL they got slaughtered in the 2018 mid-terms. Then they quickly passed bipartisan border security legislation through both houses with the support of Trump, who promised to sign it before the Democrats took over the House in 2019.
But that spineless idiot of a POTUS backed out on the agreement after being threatened by a few notorious talk-radio bigots (i.e. Limbaugh, Colter and Alex Jones). It's Trump who is terrified of his right wing base of bigots. That is clear, and most Americans (even most right wingers) understand that.
Now, the power dynamics in congress have changed. So Trump is left with 2 options: (1) take the deal that was passed by Repubicans who controlled both houses before the new year, or (2) open up the government and work on a new deal with Speaker Pelosi.