Open thread—Government shutdown edition
As of yesterday, the House and Senate had agreed on a continuing resolution to keep the federal government open until February. Sure, it was kicking the can down the road, but it would take the topic off the table for a few months. Donald Trump was ready to sign it, even though it included no money for his ridiculous wall.
Well. Today, the filth on Fox & Friends tore into Trump for not using his “leverage” to force wall funding in the CR. They basically called out his manhood. Lo and behold, afterwards the White House issued a statement that Moron wouldn’t sign the CR without funding for “boarder security.”
So, this is where we are. The reality show “president” is being yanked around like a marionette by the fascist yakkers on Fox News. He had signaled he would sign a CR, the Congress hashed out an agreement, and it’s all at risk because of Brian Fucking Kilmeade. Forget the Trump Shutdown: this should be the Trump-Kilmeade Shutdown.
Trump is something we’ve never seen before. A man with no sense of self-worth, who draws for that self-worth from what others think of him. And if anyone threatens that sense, he’ll either lash out at them, or do their bidding to get them back onside.
We can’t survive this another two years. We can’t tolerate it another two months. All of Trump’s actions of the past two weeks have been in reaction to the looming takeover of the House by Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats. He knows his gravy train is about to run off the rails, and he wants to make sure he hurts as many people as he can.
And yes, the graphic heading this open thread? An actual tweet by a supposed “president”.
This is your open thread.
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