Just like the radio disc jockeys would say about the hits just keep on coming, the winning continues for President Donald Trump. That is the short-term view of this event, anyway. The Democrats have backed off of their demands for the Dreamer amnesty as part of funding the government. They decided that they do not want a government shutdown for Christmas after all. Why is that? Is there some political positioning going on here? This article points to a few strategies that the Dems may be using.
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Suddenly everything’s coming up Trump!
…or it would be, if not for the fact that he’s up against a self-imposed deadline for Congress to solve the DREAMer problem for him by March, when DACA is headed for the dustbin. Some border hawks suspect that if Congress doesn’t reach a deal by then, Trump will turn around and pull a cave of his own by agreeing to extend DACA after vowing to end it. He was reluctant to end it in the first place, remember. The fact that Democrats are punting now increases the risk that he’ll eventually have to wimp out and ignore his own deadline.
But that’s something to worry about next year. The good news for the GOP right now is that Democrats won’t demand a DREAM bill as part of the package to fund the government this week. If they had, it would have put Republicans in the position of either rubber-stamping DREAM and pissing off (part of) their base or standing firm against it and potentially being blamed for the ensuing government shutdown. Instead Pelosi and Schumer will need to answer to angry amnesty shills demanding to know why Democrats aren’t using their leverage over a shutdown to make DREAM happen.
Democrats are backing away from a pledge to force a vote this month over the fate of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children, angering activists but likely averting the threat of a government shutdown at a critical moment in spending …….
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