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I entered this 3 times and someone did me favor of  deleting two of them.

One more time. I agreed with Chuck. And Nancy. 

He cut  a spending deal. Fine .Do I wish it covered DACA. Sure

She  complained -for 8 hours in heels- because it did not cover DACA. Good for her.

Do I think either of them should be censured or removed? Hell no. We'll see what happens meanwhile the leader of my party is the leader of my party. And I support him. And her.




Don't reply to the Memo


Right now  it's the only game in town. It will be discussed and where there are contrary unclassified facts available Schiff&Co can steer the media to them.

Once a Democrat rebuttal appears Fox etc  will be gratefully relieved of their knee jerk responsibility to defend the Memo and will shift to attacking the Democrat response.  Which is  why there shouldn't be one. Now. 

Good enough

I'm contradicting myself ( who cares?) but at risk of being seen as the most gullible voter on the East Coast I think the  shut down/end shut down  was a success. 

I wrote last weekend that then  was the best point for Schumer to go to the mat - altho I believed it would cost us votes in November. Hal and others disagreed  about it costing us , who knows ?Now we won't because at least this shut down was a victim of infanticide.

Support Schumer It's easy

Go on line. Go to his web site. Say you support him. I just did.

A million years ago, on Friday,  what I wanted  was for him to be " statesman like"  :agree with a one week delay in forcing a shut down. Not because I believed that would strengthen Chuck's negotiating position.  Since that 's what  McConnell proposed   clearly it was what McConnell  knew  was in  McConnell's  interests  Therefore  , not our's.

Yes kiddies, politics  is a zero-sum game.  Even so I wanted Chuck to" go along ". Because  that gave us our best shot at November.

Was it worth it?

Shutting down the Government? Basically because of DACA ?

Yes because acting otherwise would have exposed us as posturing frauds, always on the side of right and truth and honor, etc. Except when the chips were down

You can only play the cards in your hand

How much slack should we give to the democrats in Congress to cut a deal  with Trump? This week.

My guess is Donald is aiming for a two-for. Not only get his damn  fence  but also damage the Congressional Democrats by forcing them to approve an unsavory bill  as the price for preventing 700,000 DACA immigrants from being deported. Maybe even  save his majority if we're foolish enough.

Probably figures he can't lose.

-If he get's his fence in exchange for a DACA reprieve  he's got his fence.

All together now

Sunday Times photo:

Donald at the rostrum. Sort of normally dressed, shirt ,tie,jacket, trousers not visible but probably pressed.

Behind him nine men and one woman "top congressional Republicans and administration officials".Each man scuffed shoes, unpressed trousers ,tieless.  What a coincidence! Not even one of them decided to wear a tie. Or any one of the dozens of pressed trousers in his wardrobe. Imagine that.

Or wasn't it a coincidence?  Short answer "nope ".

Auden of course

 Excerpted* from   "For the time being"   A Christmas Oratorio                                                             



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