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The Real Crisis

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Once, late in the evening at my pad in New Hampshire, my old pal the novelist Sebastian Faulks advanced the theory that news that occurs while you're on holiday never seems quite to have happened. Which I think was true in the pre-Internet days, with only foreign-language telly in the hotel room. Nowadays, for yours truly, days lost to the sclerotic American legal system have the same effect: If you're holed up in court-ordered mediation or (as I was) deposition by cockwombles in a windowless room all day, the invisible world beyond shrinks to irrelevance, except insofar as it impinges on one's case. If you leave the room to find that North Korea has nuked Cleveland, one's first thought is whether opposing counsel will use this to move to continue the pre-scheduling hearing.
Which is by way of saying that, aside from a few mordant barristerial cracks around the water cooler as to whether Trump would be declaring martial law and, if so, which district court judge would order it stayed, in my particular claustrophobic corner of America yesterday the hours building up to the big speech instead built it down to barely detectable levels of consequence.... By the time I de-lawyered, Chuck and Nancy were on the air, demonstrating the point I made with Tucker on Monday: that, when your whole pitch rests (as Miss Ocasio-Cortez said) not on humdrum facts but on moral superiority - that we're better than the other guys, nicer than the other guys - it doesn't help to have Chuck Schumer up there with his fin glistening as it slices through the surf. Chuck and Nancy are the unlovely thuggish operators required to run a corrupt pseudo-legislature, but they're not the people to put up in public... To be sure, there were things the President did not say, or do - like announcing, say, a tax on so-called "remittances" to Mexico. Almost every itsy-bitsy thing is taxed in this country, or at least subject to the scrutiny of the tax regime, including any "remittances" by lawful US citizens to overseas banks.



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The issue is clear. what's been shut down, for many years, is the essential core responsibility of national government - the integrity of its borders. The culprits in this operation have been Progressive Marxist Socialist Democrat Left.
We can see that in the "Democrat" response from both Chuckie and Nancy they attacked DJT but did not address the ruthless drug cartels control who cross the border, Human trafficking, and drugs entering the U.S. through our porous borders down to the person or how the Mexican gov't is paid off by cartels and this doesn't give anyone any security. The Mexican government is weak now. Who do you think controls Mexico now? What was the great Steyn quote from the previous piece Mark wrote on China: weak powers behave more irrationally than strong ones.
When the telly screen switched to the Dem response, I thought, "there were two cardboard figures." Then, I thought, "no, those are real live stiffs." I turned to my wife and asked, "is it me or does Schumer look like Quasimodo"? She agreed.
That's not looking good for Chuckie. He needs his half-glasses that sit on the end of his nose, so he can look above the lenses at us while using his trademark "I'm smarter than you so don't say anything back" tone. A little smirk wouldn't have hurt either. He kind of resembles Al Gore after a 6 week stint at a fat farm.
 

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Once, late in the evening at my pad in New Hampshire, my old pal the novelist Sebastian Faulks advanced the theory that news that occurs while you're on holiday never seems quite to have happened. Which I think was true in the pre-Internet days, with only foreign-language telly in the hotel room. Nowadays, for yours truly, days lost to the sclerotic American legal system have the same effect: If you're holed up in court-ordered mediation or (as I was) deposition by cockwombles in a windowless room all day, the invisible world beyond shrinks to irrelevance, except insofar as it impinges on one's case. If you leave the room to find that North Korea has nuked Cleveland, one's first thought is whether opposing counsel will use this to move to continue the pre-scheduling hearing.
Which is by way of saying that, aside from a few mordant barristerial cracks around the water cooler as to whether Trump would be declaring martial law and, if so, which district court judge would order it stayed, in my particular claustrophobic corner of America yesterday the hours building up to the big speech instead built it down to barely detectable levels of consequence.... By the time I de-lawyered, Chuck and Nancy were on the air, demonstrating the point I made with Tucker on Monday: that, when your whole pitch rests (as Miss Ocasio-Cortez said) not on humdrum facts but on moral superiority - that we're better than the other guys, nicer than the other guys - it doesn't help to have Chuck Schumer up there with his fin glistening as it slices through the surf. Chuck and Nancy are the unlovely thuggish operators required to run a corrupt pseudo-legislature, but they're not the people to put up in public... To be sure, there were things the President did not say, or do - like announcing, say, a tax on so-called "remittances" to Mexico. Almost every itsy-bitsy thing is taxed in this country, or at least subject to the scrutiny of the tax regime, including any "remittances" by lawful US citizens to overseas banks.



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The issue is clear. what's been shut down, for many years, is the essential core responsibility of national government - the integrity of its borders. The culprits in this operation have been Progressive Marxist Socialist Democrat Left.
We can see that in the "Democrat" response from both Chuckie and Nancy they attacked DJT but did not address the ruthless drug cartels control who cross the border, Human trafficking, and drugs entering the U.S. through our porous borders down to the person or how the Mexican gov't is paid off by cartels and this doesn't give anyone any security. The Mexican government is weak now. Who do you think controls Mexico now? What was the great Steyn quote from the previous piece Mark wrote on China: weak powers behave more irrationally than strong ones.
When the telly screen switched to the Dem response, I thought, "there were two cardboard figures." Then, I thought, "no, those are real live stiffs." I turned to my wife and asked, "is it me or does Schumer look like Quasimodo"? She agreed.
That's not looking good for Chuckie. He needs his half-glasses that sit on the end of his nose, so he can look above the lenses at us while using his trademark "I'm smarter than you so don't say anything back" tone. A little smirk wouldn't have hurt either. He kind of resembles Al Gore after a 6 week stint at a fat farm.

Chuck and Nancy were all for a border fence/barrier/wall or however it will ultimately be described in 2006 when they and President Obama and most, maybe all, Democrats overwhelmingly supported the Secure Fence Act. Substantial funding was authorized. Obama never got around to getting it done, but they all were making all the same arguments that President Trump is making now.

The President gave the Democrats every single thing they wanted in the 2019 budget, including some things he almost certainly philosophically opposes. All he wants is a relatively meager amount of funding to improve, significantly add to border security which ALL border security personnel, including Obama's former border patrol chief, agree will significantly help them maintain that security.

The Democrats refuse to deal lest President Trump be awarded any manner of political 'victory.' And in so doing they have shut down the government and they are signaling loud and clear that political victory is all that is important to them and the people harmed by illegals crossing a porous southern border can be damned.

So yeah, Chuck and Nancy have been showing their true colors. And they did so again last night in that broadcast.
 

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Once, late in the evening at my pad in New Hampshire, my old pal the novelist Sebastian Faulks advanced the theory that news that occurs while you're on holiday never seems quite to have happened. Which I think was true in the pre-Internet days, with only foreign-language telly in the hotel room. Nowadays, for yours truly, days lost to the sclerotic American legal system have the same effect: If you're holed up in court-ordered mediation or (as I was) deposition by cockwombles in a windowless room all day, the invisible world beyond shrinks to irrelevance, except insofar as it impinges on one's case. If you leave the room to find that North Korea has nuked Cleveland, one's first thought is whether opposing counsel will use this to move to continue the pre-scheduling hearing.
Which is by way of saying that, aside from a few mordant barristerial cracks around the water cooler as to whether Trump would be declaring martial law and, if so, which district court judge would order it stayed, in my particular claustrophobic corner of America yesterday the hours building up to the big speech instead built it down to barely detectable levels of consequence.... By the time I de-lawyered, Chuck and Nancy were on the air, demonstrating the point I made with Tucker on Monday: that, when your whole pitch rests (as Miss Ocasio-Cortez said) not on humdrum facts but on moral superiority - that we're better than the other guys, nicer than the other guys - it doesn't help to have Chuck Schumer up there with his fin glistening as it slices through the surf. Chuck and Nancy are the unlovely thuggish operators required to run a corrupt pseudo-legislature, but they're not the people to put up in public... To be sure, there were things the President did not say, or do - like announcing, say, a tax on so-called "remittances" to Mexico. Almost every itsy-bitsy thing is taxed in this country, or at least subject to the scrutiny of the tax regime, including any "remittances" by lawful US citizens to overseas banks.



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The issue is clear. what's been shut down, for many years, is the essential core responsibility of national government - the integrity of its borders. The culprits in this operation have been Progressive Marxist Socialist Democrat Left.
We can see that in the "Democrat" response from both Chuckie and Nancy they attacked DJT but did not address the ruthless drug cartels control who cross the border, Human trafficking, and drugs entering the U.S. through our porous borders down to the person or how the Mexican gov't is paid off by cartels and this doesn't give anyone any security. The Mexican government is weak now. Who do you think controls Mexico now? What was the great Steyn quote from the previous piece Mark wrote on China: weak powers behave more irrationally than strong ones.
When the telly screen switched to the Dem response, I thought, "there were two cardboard figures." Then, I thought, "no, those are real live stiffs." I turned to my wife and asked, "is it me or does Schumer look like Quasimodo"? She agreed.
That's not looking good for Chuckie. He needs his half-glasses that sit on the end of his nose, so he can look above the lenses at us while using his trademark "I'm smarter than you so don't say anything back" tone. A little smirk wouldn't have hurt either. He kind of resembles Al Gore after a 6 week stint at a fat farm.

You guys had a REPUBLICAN President, REPUBLICAN house and REPUBLICAN senate for 2 years and you still blame Dems. Sad and pathetic, but then so are your comments.
 

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You guys had a REPUBLICAN President, REPUBLICAN house and REPUBLICAN senate for 2 years and you still blame Dems. Sad and pathetic, but then so are your comments.

No, not a Republican Senate. McCain, Flake, Graham, Paul - the malcontents - essentially acted as Democrats. He has the same thing now with Democrat infiltrator Mitt Romney.
 

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No, not a Republican Senate. McCain, Flake, Graham, Paul - the malcontents - essentially acted as Democrats. He has the same thing now with Democrat infiltrator Mitt Romney.

You had a REPUBLICAN president, REPUBLICAN senate and REPUBLICAN congress for TWO YEARS. What you are doing now is making excuses for REPUBLICAN Incompetence.
 

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No, not a Republican Senate. McCain, Flake, Graham, Paul - the malcontents - essentially acted as Democrats. He has the same thing now with Democrat infiltrator Mitt Romney.

I'm sure you can post a link to the voting records of McCain, Flake, Graham and Paul that show us that they voted with the Democrats most of the time.
 
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