President Donald Trump should be celebrating his historic accomplishments on the one-year anniversary of his presidency. Instead, he’s fighting obstructionist Democrats who are making good on their pledge to resist the president’s efforts to “Make America Great Again.”
Democrats caused the 2018 government shutdown by voting against a continuing resolution, or CR, to extend funding for the government because they couldn’t get a DACA amnesty bill attached to it. The government shutdown threatens our military readiness and other essential services.
The shutdown could have been avoided, but here are five reasons why Democrats wanted a government shutdown:
1) Democrats don’t want President Trump to get credit for great achievements.
Donald Trump has accomplished more in his first year in office than any other president in recent history. Trump is among the most successful presidents when it comes to appointing federal judges. He appointed Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. He repealed Obamacare’s mandate requiring Americans to buy health insurance and penalizing those who can’t afford it. The U.S. stock market is soaring. We have the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years. Our military is finally getting the support it needs and it’s crushing it! ISIS is being decimated. In addition, the president passed his physical exam with flying colors at a time when the media and Democrats are desperate to report bad news about him.
Most Americans see through the Democrat’s wicked scheme, and, despite the lies, President Trump is persevering.
2) They want to stall economic growth.
Trump promised that his policies would allow companies like Apple to bring massive amounts of money back into the U.S., and sure enough, Apple revealed its plans to bring back the vast majority of the $252 billion in cash that it held abroad. It’s estimated that Apple will add more than $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years. Remember when Obama told us to forget about overseas jobs coming back to the U.S.?
Latest numbers show that the U.S. economy grew at a brisk 3.3 percent pace in the third quarter, the best growth since 2014! Government regulations are being cut faster to help businesses grow. And because of the Trump tax cuts, companies are giving bonuses. Unemployment for blacks is at its lowest in decades. Consumer confidence is an all-time high. The last thing Democrats want is for this momentum to continue through the 2018 congressional elections.
3) Democrats want to distract from calls to #ReleaseTheMemo.
Conservative lawmakers have rallied in recent days for the release of a memo that allegedly contains revelations about U.S. government surveillance abuses during the Obama administration. The four-page memo reportedly contains names and evidence that the Obama administration used FISA warrants to spy on both the Trump campaign and transition team. (Is anyone surprised?) Rep. Dave Joyce, a Republican from Ohio, announced on Twitter that the House Intelligence Committee “plans to begin” the process to release the memo.
Even seasoned lawmakers appeared to be disturbed by the “horrific” abuse of power detailed in the memo. Democrats don’t want the memo to be released, and they’ll do anything in their power to keep the public from knowing how Obama and the Democrats colluded to illegally target their political enemies.
4) They value politics over people.
Democrats value votes and political power over people. Trump wants the military funded. He wants children’s health care funded, but Democrats are using this issue for political gain. If they cared about the DACA “DREAMers,” they would present a separate bill without attaching it to the budget.
But this isn’t the first time Democrats have weaponized a government shutdown. In 2013, Barack Obama shut the government down and used it as a political ploy to try and destroy Republicans. Obama’s shutdown impacted the most vulnerable people in society (seniors, veterans and children). Chuck Schumer and the Democrats are doing the same thing.
5) Democrats favor illegal aliens over U.S. citizens.
Democrats are focused on helping illegal aliens (their future constituents), while Trump is focused on helping American citizens. Schumer and the Democrats never intended to negotiate in good faith on DACA. After a recent meeting with the president, Dick Durbin, D-IL, accused the president of referring to Haiti and African nations as “sh–hole countries” (a claim Trump has denied). As a result, all hell broke loose and Democrats attacked Trump as “racist.” Schumer assumed that because Trump was under intense pressure, he could coerce him to go along with their DACA amnesty bill – but he was wrong! The scheme may have worked on spineless RINOs like Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio, but Trump doesn’t fold. He shines under pressure.
The president is not willing to negotiate on DACA until the government shutdown ends. The DACA deadline is not until March 5, but Democrats know they don’t have a prayer of getting anywhere with this president without a merit-based immigration bill that includes a border wall.
Immigrants from “sh–hole countries” are the lifeblood of the Democratic Party. So, they’re desperately trying to get the administration to go along with amnesty for illegals by holding the American public hostage with a government shutdown.
Article posted with permission from Jesse Lee Peterson.