Tag: Democrats

Jan 22

US shutdown: White House phone message blames Democrats

Recording says Democrats are prioritising immigration over ‘funding for our troops’ Members of the public phoning the White House during the US government shutdown are being played a recorded message blaming congressional Democrats for the fact that their call cannot be taken. People calling the White House telephone comment line 202-456-1111 received the following recorded …

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Jan 21

Democrats must be prepared for outside forces that could stymie the impending blue wave

The drumbeat of the impending blue wave is getting louder, so much so that even the traditional mainstream media are starting to quantify the lead-up. Recently, CNN even led a segment with the graphic that included the words “SINCE TRUMP INAUGURATION: DEMS FLIP 34 STATE SEATS, GOP FLIP 4.” But Democrats must not get ahead of themselves. …

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Jan 21

Government shutdown: Trump attacks Democrats as Senate vote looms

President tweets: ‘Dems want illegal immigrants to pour in’ Vote on funding measure to 8 February due by 1am Monday As the US government shutdown entered its second full day, and with a Senate vote scheduled on a Republican plan to end the standoff, Donald Trump returned to the attack. Related: US government shutdown: anniversary …

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Jan 20

Mitch McConnell: Democrats got “their very own government shutdown” – video

Speaking on the floor after the vote, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell blamed the government shutdown on a “cynical decision by the Democrats”. However, his counterpart, minority leader Chuck Schumer, blamed Donald Trump, saying the president had “walked away from two bipartisan deals” and that “a Trump shutdown will serve as a perfect encapsulation for …

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Jan 20

If Democrats think Trump is an authoritarian, why don’t they treat him like one? | Corey Robin

There is a wide gap between words and deeds in American politics – on both sides of the aisle, notes Corey Robin You’d think that Democrats in Congress would jump at the opportunity to impose a constraint on Donald Trump’s presidency – one that liberals and Democrats alike have characterized as authoritarian. Apparently, that’s not …

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Jan 20

Delusional New York Times sees ‘clear political danger’ for Democrats in shutdown, despite all polls

Seriously, how in the hell do you write a lede like this? Much of the federal government officially shut down early Saturday morning after Senate Democrats, showing remarkable solidarity in the face of a clear political danger, blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating. Oh yes, there’s political danger, but …

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Jan 20

Trump Administration and Republicans Suffer Historic Failure After Democrats Vote for Government Shutdown

This is the first shutdown ever to occur when a single party controls both chambers of Congress and the White House. The federal government of the United States will shut down following a remarkable vote that found the Republican Party, which controls both chambers of Congress and the White House, unable to pass a continuing …

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Jan 19

Republicans—with the help of complicit media—intent on blaming Democrats for GOP government shutdown

Please stop, Washington Post. “House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats take heat for threatening to block it”? From whom, exactly, are Senate Democrats taking heat? Polling shows voters will blame Republicans for a shutdown, as well they should, with Republicans controlling both houses of Congress and the White House. And in fact, it’s not just Democrats …

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Jan 18

The Democrats Would Be Insane Not to Let the Government Shut Down Without a Dream Act

The party's entire base is behind it. After what seems like three million news cycles and hot takes on “sh*thole countries,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of legal protections, commonly known as DACA, for nearly 800,000 Americans who came to the United States as children. Many of these people, known as the Dreamers, …

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Jan 17

Democrats Score Major Upset in Wisconsin—Are Paul Ryan and Scott Walker Next?

Randy Bryce is predicting a "Bluenami" in the mid-term elections. The win by a Democrat for a state senate seat in Wisconsin's special election on Tuesday is being seen as the latest sign that traditional Republican strongholds, including districts where Donald Trump beat rival Hillary Clinton handily in 2016, could be up for grabs as …

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