Did President Donald Trump just sell out the very people who voted for him by forgoing that which he promised the American people?
Perhaps it is not so amazing when you consider that Donald Trump is a RINO (Republican In Name Only), probably not even a RINO, but a self-aggrandizing publicity hound seeking self-satisfaction through attention and publicity. It is not enough for Trump to have achievements, he must be seen by others achieving, and it is not official until the achievements are noted in the media.
Pelosi, Schumer gained ‘leverage’ in Trump debt deal
Democrats heaped praise on President Trump Thursday for agreeing to their offer of a short-term debt limit, saying they see it as the start of the deal-making chief executive Mr. Trump had promised during the campaign.
[OCS: Other than kind words from the progressive socialist democrats and the media, can anyone explain what the GOP or the American public got in return? Instead of demanding funding for the border protection wall and shutting down the government if necessary, Trump just extended funding the progressive agenda in full.]
Mr. Trump exchanged calls with both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who told him they hope his deal-making extends to finding a permanent replacement for DACA, the deportation amnesty the president announced he would phase out.
[OCS: DACA never had the force of law as it was implemented by one of Obama’s unilateral executive orders. DACA was and is unconstitutional and to make fact out of fiction would be to continue trampling the Constitution of the United States. All of the media scenarios of a round-up and deportation of children is a bogus attention grab – no president, has ever rounded up children as a class and then deported them on the basis of their immigration status. So-called dreamers existed before former President Obama and suffered little or no real threat of being deported. What this appears to be is little more than a path to legal recognition and then on to full citizenship and a lifetime of voting for progressive socialist democrats.]
Mrs. Pelosi even [gave] credit for a tweet Mr. Trump issued Thursday morning assuring DACA recipients they don’t have to worry about being deported for at least the next six months, as the program is phased out.
[OCS: Stroke the Trump ego and he will roll over so you can rub him some more.]
The Democratic leaders seem to have gained new influence with the president this week, as the country faced a number of looming fiscal deadlines.
[OCS: How quickly the progressive socialist democrats turned President Trump into the liberal he always was – and still wants to be. All under the guise of being beloved for his benevolent leadership.]
Mr. Trump accepted their proposal of an immediate cash infusion to address disaster relief, a three-month spending bill to get the government into fiscal year 2018, and a short-term debt increase. GOP leaders in Congress had wanted a long-term debt increase, hoping to avoid another divisive fight in December, but Mr. Trump undercut them.
[OCS: The master deal-maker couldn’t realize that the progressives were forced to fund ANY disaster relief proposal without having to give up control over the continuing resolution that simply continued profligate congressional spending, mostly on progressive agenda items. Debt, like government, always seems to get bigger when you peek behind the headlines. And yes, Trump certainly screwed over Congress AND HIS PARTY by “undercutting” them. Not exactly something he should be proud of.]
Mr. Schumer described the deal as a “compromise,” though analysts said Democrats got exactly what they were asking for in the deal. “I give the president credit for understanding that in the Oval Office when Leader Pelosi and I made the compromise suggestion,” Mr. Schumer said. Mrs. Pelosi said Mr. Trump gave them “leverage” by agreeing to the shorter debt negotiation, meaning they get another chance to make demands in three months, when the debt ceiling gets reimposed.
[OCS: Some deal maker? Of course, there are the cheerleaders who will see this as part of some brilliant Trump negotiating strategy that apparently will pay off in the future. Somewhat like spending money on global warming that cannot be predicted nor proven with any degree of certainty without fudging the numbers and using weasel-words..]
She said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ended up giving Democrats the chance to make their case when he raised the issue of tying the stopgap spending bill — a “continuing resolution” — to the disaster and debt package. “The fact that they brought up the CR really strengthened our hand,” she said. <Source: Pelosi, Schumer gained 'leverage' in Trump debt deal - Washington Times>
The Politico progressives rejoice …
Donald Trump, who casts himself as a master negotiator, took the first offer Democrats put on the table.
[And, got nothing in return for the Republicans or the Republic.]
Republicans left the Oval Office Wednesday stunned. Trump had quickly sided with Democrats on a short-term debt ceiling increase, even overruling his own Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to concur with "Chuck and Nancy," as he later called them on Air Force One.
But Trump defied more than his top aides. He turned on Republican leaders in Congress when he caved to Democrats’ demands to raise the debt limit and fund the government for three months, setting up a brutal year-end fiscal cliff. The move shocked everyone, as top White House officials and GOP leaders had been gearing up to raise the debt ceiling through the 2018 midterm election, looking to pass legislation as soon as Friday.
But even after Mnuchin, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back on the Democratic demands in the meeting, Trump agreed to the three-month deal that will also head off the possibility of a government shutdown until mid-December.
During the meeting, Ryan sharply criticized the Democratic proposal, a source familiar with the exchange said. But Schumer reminded him that Ryan had supported short-term increases in the past intended to help create bipartisan deals in 2013. So after Democrats rejected GOP proposals to raise the debt ceiling for 18 months, and then six months — Trump endorsed Schumer’s three-month pitch.
After the deal was struck, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) defended the president’s actions: "I don't know that he sided with the Democrats. He made an agreement.”
[OCS: Of course John McCain, the master sell-out RINO that normally carries water for the progressives, was quick to defend the President’s actions. This is the sell-out who created McCain-Feingold, the failed campaign reform plan; McCain-Kennedy, the failed immigration reform; and McCain-Lieberman, the failed global warming initiative.] <Source: Trump sides with Democrats in debt limit, funding, Harvey deal – POLITICO>
But I think Ben Domenech at the Federalist had the best analysis …
What could be included in the December measure? Cromnibus, debt limit increase, more money for victims of Harvey and Irma, flood insurance, opioid money, transportation stimulus, and perhaps even a clean DACA Christmas present? Dream big!
As preposterous as this is, it’s also a glimpse of how the “pivot” to the center would work. Trump siding against GOP leaders and seeing them bend over illustrates how he could get them to do this on just about everything. The path of least resistance, the path of popularity for him, is to dismiss the demands of Congressional Republicans on virtually everything except abortion, judges, education, free speech, and regulations. In almost every other way, he has the opportunity to govern like Bill Clinton and triangulate a path through this screwed up political system.
[OCS: In essence, he funds the progressive juggernaut until he is out of office and they regain their legislative power and the presidency.]
<Source: The Pivot Is Real, And It's Spectacular>
Bottom line …
The master negotiator turned out to be the master-baiter.
We are so screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius