Behind Enemy Lines

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The New York Times posted an article titled “A Visit Behind Enemy Lines” about Trump visiting California this week.  A headline like that, you might expect it to be about Trump’s upcoming visit to North Korea, but instead, it’s the state his administration has basically declared war on, with Sessions mounting legal attacks against their immigration laws.  The rhetoric is funny, but not necessarily incorrect.  One gets the feeling he won’t feel very welcome in California, especially as his visit is to see progress on his stupid wall. That said, I’m absolutely sure that we’ll be hearing tweets coming from Trump soon enough about how welcome and beloved he is California.


The Art of the Deal

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Schumer offered him the wall.  The President offered a number. Schumer agreed. And Trump walked away from the table.  He walked away from two bipartisan deals, one which included EVERYTHING THAT TRUMP WANTED, and he still goes on to call the shutdown the Democrats fault, blaming Chuck Schumer specifically, a guy who was willing to compromise to an outrageous degree to get a deal made, and the President, master deal maker, can’t take a deal where he gets what he wants.  Of sound mind and body, that’s what we were told mere days ago, right?

Master Dealmaker

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So, Trump basically sh*t the negotiating bed with the DACA negotiations.  Trump asked for $18 billion dollars for his wall, Sen. Diane Feinstein came back asking for “clean DACA” bill, Trump didn’t know what that meant, and just agreed to it, like a true negotiator. Gotta love his tough stance on the issues.