This is OUR Federal Shutdown!

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President Trump flipped, and then he flipped back on his commitments to fighting for a border wall and greater border security. He is an egotistical, narcissistic opportunist who after a lifetime of worldly and profane pursuits, listens to us.(Reuters photo)

We’re going through a shut – – – down, WOW!!!

Government shutdowns are like tunnels. You go through them now and then.

The surprise about this shut down is that we are the ones responsible. I don’t know about you, but this gives me a sense of accomplishment – go ahead. Blame me.

I want that shirt: This government shut down is mine. I own it.


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What led to this shutdown?

For a while, it seemed like a fearless President Donald Trump would own it. He’s rich, and owns a lot – and there’s the whole art-of-the-deal thing. It was like he wouldn’t even give some courageous Republican lawmakers a cut. All mine, said Trump.

At issue was a Trump demand for $5 billion to build border barricades against illegal immigrants streaming north across our borders through Mexico.

When the U.S. Senate’s establishment Republicans joined Democrat liberals on a joint resolution to fund government without paying for “the wall,” Trump seemed ready to cave.

Trump backed off. Way off, as in, ready to just cut and run, from his commitments to his voter base.

Who is involved in this shutdown?

After a revolt, we discover that it was really us bringing on a shut-down. In the midst of being betrayed by Mr. Art-of-the-Deal, then Cut-And-Run, Trump got the message dump – from us.

The first real signs the media paid attention to were from talk radio, as Trump-Train listeners, a major portion of that audience, went “full ballistic nutso.” It was like that train had gone airborne.

John Fredericks, who characterizes himself as the Godzilla of talk radio, said that his social media responses about Trump’s flip back from fighting for a border wall was ballistic with rage and 100-to-zero against compromising on Trump’s campaign promises. (Promotional photo)

“When the White House signaled on Wednesday that POTUS was inclined to sign the U.S. Senate’s Continuing Resolution (CR) with no wall funding, all hell broke loose with Trump’s base,” early-morning talk jock John Fredericks said. “It was a total revolt, the likes of which I’ve never seen.”

At Frederick’s Virginia based radio station, Twitter, Facebook and email feeds were running hot, with a 100-to-zero percentage rate of steamed retribution against a Trump cave-in to a “CR” that kicks the can down the road to February.

Rush Limbaugh hammered against the Trump cave with the repeated line that Trump’s Art of the Deal yielded “less than nothing.” Even a $1.7 billion wall project from last year would be absent in the Senate deal while not giving any of the requested $5 billion for the wall.

This is just seven months after Democrat leaders asked for a compromise on so-called “DREAMers” that would have granted $20-billion exclusively for wall construction. The establishment and RINO Republicans were ready to sell out then too, but Trump held firm.

Ann Coulter chimed in with blistering rebuke of Trump’s “gutless” sell-out this time.

“Some of my most loyal Trump callers threatened to never vote for Trump again if he sold out on the wall,” Fredericks said. “They wanted their President to stand and fight.”

What the uprising did

By the middle of the day on Thursday, Trump was appraised of the message that he would either fight for the wall now or lose and dispirit his most fervent supporters. And he could kiss any prospects for a win in 2020 goodbye.

Trump flipped back. The first plank had been laid, but the second was even more important, and arguably more unlikely than an anti-Trump revolt from his own base.

“My initial concern was that without a House bill passed by the GOP caucus, a government shutdown was folly, as there was no end-game,” Fredericks said.

Trump’s flip was flipped back by Friday, and the enemedia press was now in the disadvantaged spot of having to fan-up a frothy blame-game, fingering talk radio – Rush Limbaugh in particular.

Limbaugh shot back, targeting the implications of what their own rhetoric means:

“The fact that (Trump) actually is listening to Rush Limbaugh makes it even worse!” Limbaugh said. “They can’t stand it! ‘A guy on the radio?’

“They’re the ones that are supposed to be influencing Trump!” he added. “They’re the ones Trump is supposed to care about! . . There is none of this is going their way. All you have to do is watch.”

We should also be thankful for this particular egotistical, narcissistic opportunist who after a lifetime of worldly and profane pursuits, listens to us.

Fredericks noted that the achievement of a House bill with $5.7 billion for border security and partial wall funding gave the Trump side the leverage to go on.

It “gives Trump and his America-First loyalists a fighting chance,” Fredericks said. “Bravo to the Freedom Caucus for leading the charge and the 217 Republicans who voted for it.”

The shutdown takes effect

At midnight, Friday, the U.S. federal government entered into a partial shutdown mode: a portion of the 30-percent of government that did not have an approved budget. It’s an impact on about 800,000 federal workers.

But don’t fret for those workers. They get paid for their missed time once those departments are funded again.

The lingering question I have to point to is why did we need to rise up at all? What caused our President to flip, that we needed to flip him back?

The questions continue

Is Trump actually conservative? Why is this still an issue? After all, the military could shut down the border within a week of a President’s oath of office, and keep a razor-wire wall manned by Army regulars in place until a compromise from Congress for a civil response?

Is Trump an egotistical, narcissistic opportunist who after a lifetime as a worldly and profane multi-billionaire developer seized a chance to become the U.S. President?

Does it take blinks like this to show us? Well, yes. And we should learn an added important lesson:

We as Evangelical Christians and patriots should never be taken to the extremes of lionizing a leader like they do on the other side, with the group-identity politics that boils among Democrats.

We should remain free agents, and make the political parties and candidates earn our support and vote every time.

We should also be thankful for this particular egotistical, narcissistic opportunist who after a lifetime of worldly and profane pursuits, listens to us.


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