Tommy Hicks Jr. published an amazing analysis of why the Democrats shut down the government and what Schumer’s shutdown reveals, in The Hill titled: Schumer’s shutdown reveals: Democrats will destroy America just to spite Trump
Here is a portion of that analysis:
The Schumer shutdown has revealed the totality of the Democrats’ agenda: animosity and amnesty.
When President Trump set out to deliver historic tax cuts for the American people, Democrats sat on their hands, rather than participating in the legislative process.
Now they’ve come off the sidelines to actively sabotage the government established to serve the American people.
Their stated reason for doing so is even more astounding than the act itself.
Never before in American history has a major political party put the interests of lawbreaking foreign nationals ahead of the interests of law abiding Americans. Yet that is exactly what the Democrats have done in holding the government hostage to extract special favors for illegal immigrants.
This is a remarkable achievement — and it’s the only achievement the Democrats can claim since blowing their “sure thing” election in 2016.
We already knew the Washington Democrats hated Trump.
Now we know they oppose not just the president, but American government, the American people and even the very concept of American citizenship as well.
They call Americans “deplorables” and illegal immigrants “Dreamers.” That tells you everything you need to know about the Democrats’ upside-down world view.
It would almost be laughable if the consequences were not so serious.
The Schumer shutdown is a preview of what we can expect should the Democrats wrest control of the legislative branch in November. It’s no laughing matter.
Over the past year, Trump has turned the economy around. Overall unemployment and female unemployment ar at an 18-year low, unemployment insurance claims at a 45-year low, business and consumer confidence at or near record highs, and black and Hispanic unemployment at the lowest levels ever recorded. Jobs are growing and wages are rising.
Thanks to the Trump tax cuts, millions of Americans have received pay hikes and bonuses, Chrysler will build cars in Michigan rather than Mexico, and Apple will invest $350 billion in America.
More jobs, higher wages and better opportunities for all Americans — and we’re just getting started.
But it will all be shut down if Democrats take Congress. They will bring the booming economy to a screeching halt.
The Democrats aren’t dealing with just any Republican President, however, President Trump is a fighter and he is not going to walk away from this historical battle to save America with his tail between his legs. He is keenly aware of what is at stake if the Democrats are allowed to hold America hostage over their fight to keep a massive illegal group of people in America as a way to build their voting base. Everyone knows President Trump will always put our American troops before illegal aliens, it’s why he was elected in the first place. So, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that President Trump took to Twitter to tell McConnell and fellow Republicans, that if the “stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s!”
Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 21, 2018
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the spineless Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell has already stated that the Republican Conference opposes the use of the “nuclear option”
The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday expressed opposition to using the “nuclear option” to allow the Senate to pass a long-term budget with 51 votes.
“The Republican Conference opposes changing the rules on legislation,” a spokesman for McConnell said.
President Trump earlier Sunday suggested Republicans should deploy the tactic if the Senate is unable to come to an agreement to fund the government.
Doing so would allow the party, which holds 51 seats in the Senate, to pass legislation without a single Democratic vote.