Tue, 23 January 2018
The Democrats deal with Republicans to reopen the government, and less than 24 hours later Tsunami Warnings are cancelled after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake off Alaska "because additional information and analysis have better defined the threat". Coincidence? Yes. Except, with both maybe we are better off than we thought.
Maybe we have master tacticians on our side, and this strategy saved CHIP, exposed Trump, and is backing the Republicans, not us into a corner. Or Maybe Chuck and Nancy should’ve spent the weekend at a nice public golf course.
David Waldman is waiting and seeing today, and suggests you wait and see with him. (At least until his mouse charges and he can move the cursor.) Armando reviews the lead up to the shutdown, and determines what to do now. It’s Republicans breaking their promises to Dreamers, not us. Armando also reminds us the phrase is “Family Repatriation” (or reunion) from now on.
So, does anything matter anymore? Team Trump is crawling with Russians. Trump staff still works without certified financial disclosures. Jared works without security clearance. The White House knows much of what they do is illegal, but not doing it will get them fired. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke might get fired for hooking up more than his boss.
Some people just sit around doing nothing but hating on journalists, Muslims, Jews and Blacks. Brandon Griesemer does do all those things, but also decided to become proactive, grabbing a guest seat at the SOTU?