“We don’t have a reliable partner at the White House to negotiate with.”

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  1. Lee Atwater

    Lee Atwater Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Trump tweets create confusion for Republicans trying to avert government shutdown

    Congressional Republicans tried to make sense Thursday of President Trump’s early-morning tweets on immigration and children’s health, as the GOP tried to muster the votes for a short-term spending bill and avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday.

    With less than 48 hours before a possible shutdown, Trump on Twitter seemed to directly contradict the legislative strategy of congressional Republicans by calling for the separation of a long-term extension of a popular children’s health insurance program from a short-term spending bill to keep the government open through mid-February. While some Republicans suggested the president was endorsing the GOP’s approach, albeit sloppily, others found the tweets inexplicable and unhelpful.

    “We don’t have a reliable partner at the White House to negotiate with,” Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said as he walked into the Capitol.

    “This has turned into an s-show for no good reason, and the only way out of this thing is to grow up a little bit — and I think that’s going to happen,” he said.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/powe...n-915am:homepage/story&utm_term=.e5cd1b516cad
     
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    garyd Well-Known Member

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    Okay when you have to go to Lindsay Graham for a source you you know your in trouble. Let me translate Lindsay to English for you: "Trump wouldn't sign off on my abject and total surrender to democrat talking points."

    Graham needs to grow a set and understand that people aren't voting for him him so he can go cave to the Democrats.
     
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    Sanskrit Well-Known Member

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    Please, PLEASE, people of South Carolina, for the good of the country, toss Lindsay Graham out of office the next chance you get! Same for a whole host of other compromised Complex Republicans across the country... out out out! The Swamp can't be drained while these crooks remain in office.
     
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    Lee Atwater Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    But, as you know, the Graham/Durbin bill was a compromise including money for the wall, enhanced border security, and a DACA fix THAT 80% OF THE PUBLIC IS IN FAVOR OF.
     
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    When we have you criticizing Lindsay Graham, we know we are on the right path. You need to grow up and realize we have a participatory not a dictatorial government. You have to give to get.
     
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    Dude I've been on Lindsey case for a decade. Cat is now and always has been a died in the wool neocon and one of the dumbest of the entire cabal of hacks cranks and Neo Jackasses.
     
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    Believe as you will, but none of that eviscerates the point one has to give to get. The price for the short term continuing bill is a permanent Dreamer fix.
     
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    Lee Atwater Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    ...............unless he agrees with Don's ever changing positions..........in which case Lindsey is awesome.
     
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    You miss the point here Graham especially when it comes to immigration issues will give away the whole kit and kaboodle to get absolutely nothing in return.
     
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    Wrong. Lindsey is Lindsey. On the rare occassions he's right it's for the wrong reasons.
     
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    Lee Atwater Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    You don't like Graham's position on immigration. Why didn't you just say so? Do you acknowledge his position is favored by the vast majority of Americans and yours is not? Do you acknowledge Drumpf said he would sign a compromise bill and now he will not?
     
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    Give to get ? Please! When do Democrats give ? What are they giving In this case compared to what Trump wants ?
     
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    Lee Atwater Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    They are giving by agreeing to money for the border wall THAT A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS OPPOSES.
     
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    How much money ? Is that what they are going to give? Well when the dreamers are crying I guess there is only one party to blame, Democrats. Problem for Democrats is social media , they can't just lie all the time and get away with it. Folks are on to them big time.
     
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    Don reneged on his statement he would sign a bi-partisan compromise bill that provided money for the wall. End of story.
     
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    There is no "kit and kaboodle," only the right thing to do by the Dreamers.
     
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    Show us what was in it.
     
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    Yes there is You want the dreamers we get enhanced border security. Quid pro quo you have to give if you want to get.
     
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    Yes, we should make the priority of our government that of Mexican citizens instead of US citizens.

    The only people who put them in this position was their parents. No one else is responsible for the position they are in.
     
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    Lee Atwater Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    It is very telling that conservatives on this board will not stipulate to the FACT (something they do all the time) Drumpf stated on camera he would SIGN THE COMPROMISE BILL SENT TO HIM.
     
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    It's not his fault there was no compromise in it.
     
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    HInt it was almost certainly a strait up cave in which they got Daca fand we got future considerations of the sort Reagan got.
     
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    Exactly.

    Trump spoke plainly in that public meeting: Do these things, and you'll get your dreamers.

    Democrat response: We don't want to give you those things, we want a DACA-only bill.
     
  24. Lee Atwater

    Lee Atwater Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    WOW. You guys have no idea what you're talking about. Little wonder given sources like Faux you rely on who are serial liars.
     
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    Lee Atwater Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    100% wrong.
     

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