Boy oh boy how far the Democratic Party has gone over the edge into the Leftward Land of Silliness. Twenty-two years ago Democrat President Bill Clinton gave a State of the Union speech where he spoke out about the problems of illegal immigration.
Speaking on the burdens illegal aliens put on taxpayers Clinton said, “That’s why our administration has moved to aggressively secure our borders more, by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as every before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens.” Donald Trump says the same thing and he’s Satan.
Today, many of the same Democrats, who supported Bill Clinton in 1995, want an open borders system to bring in more of what they think of as Unregistered Democrats.
Senate Democrats cautioned Monday that any attempt to not fund Planned Parenthood or fund a border wall would result in a shutdown of the government.
The move by Democrats sets up a potential battle between the White House and members in Congress who oppose President Trump’s border security plan and hope to torpedo it.
“If Republicans insist on inserting poison pill riders such as defunding Planned Parenthood, building a border wall, or starting a deportation force, they will be shutting down the government and delivering a severe blow to our economy,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.
While Trump used the power of the pen to roll back Executive Orders signed by President Barack Obama and only needed a simple majority to approve his cabinet nominations, bills coming down the pipeline are another story.
“You know as well as I do the threshold for legislation is not 51,” South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott told Bloomberg News Monday, implying that all 52 Senate Republicans will need to find eight Democrats to cross the aisle to move any legislation forward for a final vote.
However, Trump and Senate Republicans can play the game as well. One source familiar with the administration’s plans told Axios last Monday that Republicans could also attach the wall funding to the bill that funds the military.
If Democrats block money for the border wall, they would also block money for the troops, and the fact alone could be turned into campaign ads in 2018 in states that Trump won.
H/T The Daily Caller