Like most American orgasms, the MSM build up for an immigration confrontation amid a government shut down was thrilling but ultimately resulted in a giant let down, guilt, shame and regret.
Two things . . .
Without the screaming supporters at his rallies, a cast of henchmen or the toys won by his dad's riches and/or the U.S. military - Prez Trump seemed feeble, out of sorts, out of touch, unsure of his ideas and without a real plan. The border wall as an effort to fight the drug war has always been a losing argument that's willfully ignorant of the power of global capitalism to satisfy/supply the insatiable American demand for illegal drugs.
But here's the kicker . . .
AS ALWAYS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY FOUND A WAY TO LOOK EVEN WORSE THAN PREZ TRUMP!!!
The ideas from the Prez Trump Administration are childish and impractical yet still the response was even worse . . .
The nation, in turn, roasted the DNC with memes that were mostly mean and politically motivated. However, this one was a favorite that seemed to capture the absurdity of this conversation . . .
As promised, here are a few of the better quotes from our blog community that deserve to be highlighted . . .
TKC Blog Community Juxtaposition
"President Trump nailed it. The difference between Trump's speech and the Democrats speech was Trump's was about national security and the Democrat response was about Trump."
"I wouldn’t mention geriatric appeal unless you want to include Schumer and Pelosi who looked like an elderly version of “American Gothic.” All that was missing was the pitchfork."
Compare & Contrast
"I didn't hear all this uproar, when (President) Obama closed the government for 17 days til they passed Obamacare. There have been many shutdowns by both parties, previously. Pelosi and Schumer were basically speechless and only said "Trump is wrong" with zero facts to back up their position. Trump made an excellent case for the wall. The Schumer, and Pelosi sideshow was droll."
Super Dave Shares History
"President Trump should have started tonight by playing clips of Hillary, President Obama, Schumer, Pelosi and other congress members all talking about border control and voting to do so in the past. The wall and border control is nothing new, Trump is just going to see it happens."
Chuck Talks Politics Of Security
"It's always, always about the money and the power it takes to get the money. The Democrats lost the white, working middle class and want to replace them with government dependent 3rd world illegals from south of the border. Trump wants Americans to make money, have families and prosper. Rich Republicans want cheap labor and Democrats want power and money. The wall, in addition to other strategies, WILL work. It does work in Egypt, Israel and other countries, where we send tax dollars to help pay for their walls."
Back To The Shut Down
"He's hates law enforcement. Trump is treating the border patrol like the contractors at his bankrupt casinos - he's not paying them. It doesn't matter anyway. He had 2 years with full government control and got nada. Now after getting has ass kicked in the midterms, you think he suddenly has more power to get it done? Sorry. It's over. There will be no wall. You've been Trumped."
TKC Commenter Notes The Bigger Picture
"Bring the worlds police home and put them on our southern border. They have been training in the desert for almost 20 years now we need to get something for the trillions we spent overseas."
Accordingly, here are some our favorite links about last night:
Kansas City Paycheck Skipped
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The government shutdown is going hit federal workers on Friday, when no paycheck hits their wallets. More than 18,000 of those affected workers are in Missouri and Kansas. In Missouri, 14,400 employees from the departments of Treasury, Agriculture, and Homeland Security aren't getting paid.
Pathetic Democratic Party Performance Didn't Even Have Backup From WaPo
President Trump did something Tuesday night that he has rarely done since taking office: He used the presidential bully pulpit to reach beyond his hardcore base of supporters to make his case to the American people as a whole.
The image of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi standing together and issuing a joint response to President Donald Trump's address to the nation on border security was intended to portray the Democrats' stoic defiance amid the government shutdown.
Show-Me Missouri Leader Reax
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Local lawmakers are weighing in on President Donald Trump's address on border security. In his address Tuesday night , Trump warned of "a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border" and re-iterated claims that a wall will help solve the problem. U.S. Sen.
No Escape From Kansas City Beat Downs During Ongoing Shut Down
The government shutdown impacts more than the 28,000 federal employees in the metro. Private companies and nonprofits are also feeling the pinch. Charities such as Kansas City's Hope House are starting to feel the pressure from government agencies not open for business.
GOP Not All-In For Shut Down
As the partial government shutdown continues, a handful of Republican senators have broken with President Trump in demanding a spending deal - even without funding for a border wall. The White House and Republicans have been at a standstill with Democrats over a spending bill - all hinging on funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Show-Me No Show
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The federal government shutdown has scrambled plans for the Missouri governor's annual prayer breakfast. Department Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson had been scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Thursday event. But a spokeswoman for Missouri Gov.
NEXTGEN Against Prez Trump
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., blasted President Trump following his primetime address from the Oval Office on Tuesday night. Appearing on MSNBC, Ocasio-Cortez accused Trump of "holding the paychecks of everyday Americans hostage" during the partial government shutdown in order to fulfill what she called a "campaign fantasy."
The World According To Bernie
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called climate change "the biggest crisis of all" in a fiery rebuke of President Donald Trump's televised address Tuesday night meant to drum up support for funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall to reopen the federal government.
MSM Name Calling Justification???
We were blessed last night as, like a legendary but aging rock band that's on tour supporting a feckless new album, President Trump just played the hits in his big Oval Office speech.
Push Back Against Democratic Party Duo
The two leading Democrats in Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, gave their party's official response to President Donald Trump's prime-time address on Tuesday night. Here is the NBC News fact-check of their remarks.
According To The Internets
If President Trump's tenure in office has any lasting impact on the jobs market, it might just be his ability to keep fact-checkers gainfully employed. Going back to the election debates in 2016, diligent researchers at nearly every major news outlet have made it their business to find the truth (and fiction) in the claims Trump makes.
You decide . . .