The left side of politics is perpetually calling the right flank ridiculous names — racists, xenophobes, Nazis, etc.
Not to mention a staggering decline in civility, like this absolutely inexcusable gaffe.
And Lindsey Graham is fed up.
The senator’s been on fire for sometime now, scorching Democrats over hypocrisy and other forms of gooberish behavior (like here). And now he’s got news related to the border wall, budget bickering, and the sticks and stones of slug mud.
While appearing on the CBS program Face the Nation, Lindsey launched over the absurdity, after being asked about this ridiculous statement by Nancy Pelosi (for more severe hemorrhoidal flare-ups from the Speaker of the House, just look here or essentially anywhere else):
“The impression you get from the President [is] that he would like to not only close government, build a wall, but also abolish Congress so the only voice that mattered was his own.”
Here’s Lindsey in response:
“Why would you negotiate with somebody who calls you a racist if you want a wall…when the Democratic Party supported $25 billion in the past? We’re not going to negotiate with people who see the world this way.”
“We’re having to negotiate with people who want to abolish ICE, not support ICE. We’re having to negotiate with people who see border patrol agents gassing children, rather than defending our borders as professional law enforcement officers. And we’re negotiating with people who will accuse all of us who support a wall as part of border security as racists. As long as the radical Left is in charge, we’re not going to get anywhere. … The goal is to fix a broken immigration system, to bring reality to this table.”
Watch him open up a can:
.@LindseyGrahamSC on the government shutdown battle: "I do want open the government, but the goal is not to open the government. The goal is to fix a broken immigration system." pic.twitter.com/XNbJtNsghQ
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) January 6, 2019
Aaaand we’re at a standstill.
On December 22nd, Chuck Schumer had a message for the President:
“[I]f you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall…”
That didn’t matter, because the Leader of the Free World was ready for “a very long shutdown” (here).
That was 16 days ago; and the Donald was expecting nothing from his Sunday meeting with security advisors at Camp David:
“I don’t expect to have anything to happen at that meeting.”
But on Monday, according to the Big Cheese, it’s on. In addition to anticipating “some very serious talks” between parties, he made this eyebrow-raising comment:
“I may declare a national emergency dependent on what’s going to happen over the next few days.”
Lindsey’s got his back:
“There is a deal to be had here, but it will include a wall. And if there’s no wall in this deal, we’ll never have a deal.”
Michael Reagan is probably right: At least until another congressional election, this is Trump’s only chance for a wall. This moment. This stand (here).
Surely to many conservatives around the nation right now, it’s great to see Republicans sticking to their guns.
As Lindsey put it:
“The President will compromise, but he will not capitulate.”
My favorite part of the senator’s diatribe:
“I think we’ll have offers on the table when we find someone who isn’t crazy to deal with.”
Given the fact that the Dems have painted themselves in a corner with constant assertions that a wall is immoral (like here), I’d say…good luck.
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