The State of the Union battle is heating up, following Nancy Pelsoi‚Äôs official response to President Trump‚Äôs letter accepting her previous invitation to deliver the address next week.
The House speaker sent a letter to the White House Wednesday, saying the House will not consider a resolution allowing him to deliver the speech to a joint session of Congress until the government reopens.
This comes after the president sent her a letter formally accepting a January 3, 2019 invitation and acknowledging her January 16, 2019 letter citing security concerns due to the shutdown. He said he was assured there were no security issues....
Wfp, Trump certainly went about it the wrong way and holding federal employees hostage was not the way to do it.
Shields and Brooks wrote: David Brooks:
Right. But I'm not sure how many of them will want to walk in any difficult confrontation with him.
And just the ‚ÄĒ as Mark said, it's always great to declare a shutdown, because you get that first burst of, oh, yes, we're really standing up. But then you have to have step two, three, four, five, and you have to have a path to victory.
And in every government shutdown, from the Ted Cruz one to this one, they have never had a path to get there. And it's always hurt the side that instigated it....
A very respected national Republican said to me this afternoon, everybody knows what happened. Five weeks, and the president got nothing.
It was a cave. It was a total fold.
I give both Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer credit for not doing a victory dance in the end zone or spiking the ball today, and being rather generous in their remarks. But this was a total ‚ÄĒ I mean, the president insisted and demanded the money for the wall. It's not in it....
excerpt from, "Shields and Brooks on shutdown resolution, Roger Stone indictment"
Now that Trmp blinked , he will not be wading into the gallery of the capital building as Trump the victor, rather he will shuffle in like so many presidents, vanquished by the wicked witch of the west. Nancy Pelosi.
Interesting, US. Now, I wonder if that specific news will be reported on by the mainstream media? I wonder if this nations liberals will be outraged over their beloved party voting against getting the Federal workers paid at least during this shutdown? They probably won't even hear about it, but even if they do, it'll still be Trumps fault. Such hipocrisy and madness.
‚ÄúTen House Democrats voted with Republicans in favor of a motion to scrap a Democratic bill to fully fund the government and instead make sure federal workers are paid as the shutdown continues.
Democratic leaders decided to call up a bill Wednesday to fund the entire government. But just before the final vote, Republicans made a motion to erase that bill and instead vote on a measure to ensure federal workers are paid. The GOP motion failed 200-215
Last week, six House Democrats voted with Republicans on a similar motion.‚ÄĚ¬†¬†
Looks like it Jim‚Äôs beloved democrats that don‚Äôt want the workers paid. They‚Äôve twice refused to support a measure to pay the workers a paycheck
I agree wholeheartedly, Jiminy! Vital government employees should be getting paid‚ÄĒand they will be as soon as Pelousy and her wicked little minions fulfill their oath of office and start upholding the Constitution of the United States.
No, DF, we don't need any links to a Trump State of the Union message The last one passed totally unnoticed by me
There are a lot more important things to take care of, including the wall.
Avery Anapol wrote: The letter says that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees have been leaving the department because they cannot continue to work unpaid as the shutdown drags on, according to a copy of the letter obtained by NBC News.
‚ÄúDHS employees who protect the traveling public, investigate and counter terrorism, and protect critical infrastructure should not have to rely on the charitable generosity of others for assistance in feeding their families and paying their bills while they steadfastly focus on the mission at hand,‚ÄĚ the letter reads. ‚ÄúThis is unconscionable.‚ÄĚ
excerpt from, "John Kelly, former DHS secretaries call on Trump, Congress to end shutdown"
Prominent conservative commentator John Derbyshire lamented 2018's State of the Union address, saying that it was a waste of effort, and not required by law. Before TV and radio, it was done by paper copy. Today, it would be better to do it online and have a transcript and links (of course, "Jim Links-on" we must have links) at the White House website.
Youth in Asia wrote: As an outsider, it really seems like foreign anti american forces are trying to introduce as many clowns as possible into the white house.
I don't blame you for thinking that. I know popular government rarely attracts the best people, but we've declined to the point where in 2016, our choice was between a totally corrupt, ruthless, violent witch, and an undisciplined reality TV clown. I think this is because voters rarely support leaders of better character than themselves, and people of good character are too rare, and probably too frustrated, to play the game.
It began outwardly in the '60s, when America experienced a grass-roots cultural revolution far more profound than Mao's, which failed. It wasn't just the Vietnam War; same thing happened in Britain. So I think Russia and the PRC are far less dangerous to America than the bullying fools, born in that era, who dominate our cultural, corporate, and political leadership. Oh, and organized churches too.
Lincoln put it succinctly: "As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
Given the fact that those responsible for House security have basically said Pelsoi is lying (SOP for her) and the fact the President has Constitutional power to convene a joint session of Congress, it will be interesting to see what President Trump does.
CBS News wrote: ...the president issued a pair of tweets in which he said he'd wait, admitting the House chamber is an incomparable venue for the address.
"As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative ‚ÄĒ I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over," Mr. Trump tweeted. "I am not looking for an ... alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber. I look forward to giving a 'great' State of the Union Address in the near future!"
excerpt from, "Trump agrees to postpone State of the Union address"