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The White House is a Goddamn Comedy of Errors Today

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | December 20, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | December 20, 2018 |


So, Paul Ryan came out of a meeting with the White House earlier and said that he’d had a very “productive” meeting with the President, who has decided not to sign a continuing resolution keeping the government open until February, so I’m not sure how “productive” that meeting really was. In other words, unless the House and Senate come up with $5 billion to fund The Wall, there will be a partial government shutdown.

The reversal seems to have been triggered by Trump’s base, and specifically, people like Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh, who have been needling Trump this week for caving to Democrats. The partial government shutdown will make them happy.

The House might be able to pull off a bill that the President would sign by tomorrow, but there’s no chance in hell of it passing in the Senate, where 60 votes are needed and guess what? Some Republicans are already skipping town, like Bob Corker, who has spent his very last fuck and has zero left to give.

Corker is not the only Senator bailing.

And Susan Collins with the “Are you kidding me?” reaction.

Screw it. At least the stock market is soarin …

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