As Expected, UniParty Moves: McConnell, Schumer and Pelosi Construct Short-Term Budget Continuing Resolution…

As expected the UniParty legislature in Washington DC; bought and paid for by lobbyists with specific intention to oppose President Trump; have constructed a short-term funding mechanism that kicks-the-can to February 2019.

Mitch McConnell announced on the Senate floor the stopgap funding mechanism, for departments and agencies not already funded for fiscal year 2019, would run through Feb. 8th, 2019.  The Big Club lobbyists control the UniParty.  President Trump pushes back by announcing a U.S. military withdrawal from Syria…

(Via Roll Call) […] “Later this morning I’ll introduce a continuing resolution that will ensure continuous funding for the federal government,” McConnell said. “Even if the face of a great need to secure the border and following good-faith efforts by the president’s team, our Democratic colleagues rejected an extremely reasonable offer yesterday.”

“It would have cleared the remaining appropriations bills which have received bipartisan support in committee and provided an additional $1 billion to tackle a variety of urgent border security priorities,” the majority leader added.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York said that while it was not ideal, the short-term bill would be acceptable.

“I’m glad the leader thinks the government should not shut down over the president’s demand for a wall. And Democrats will support this CR,” Schumer said after McConnell announced the plan.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said House Democrats would go along with it, as well. (more)

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386 Responses to As Expected, UniParty Moves: McConnell, Schumer and Pelosi Construct Short-Term Budget Continuing Resolution…

  1. Donna in Oregon says:

    Promises Made, Promises Kept

    Donald Trump’s Contract
    with the American Voter
    Six measures to clean up the
    corruption and special interest
    collusion in Washington, DC:
    ★ FIRST, propose a constitutional amendment to
    impose term limits on all members of Congress.
    ★ SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees
    to reduce the federal workforce through attrition
    (exempting military, public safety, and public health).
    ★ THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation,
    two existing regulations must be eliminated.
    ★ FOURTH, a fi ve-year ban on White House and
    Congressional offi cials becoming lobbyists after they
    leave government service.
    ★ FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House offi cials lobbying
    on behalf of a foreign government.
    ★ SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising
    money for American elections.
    Seven actions to protect
    American workers:
    ★ FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate
    NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205.
    ★ SECOND, I will announce our withdrawal from the
    Trans-Pacifi c Partnership.
    ★ THIRD, I will direct the Secretary of the Treasury to label
    China a currency manipulator.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Donna in Oregon says:

    Promises Made, Promises Kept

    ★ FOURTH, I will direct the Secretary of
    Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to
    identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly
    impact American workers and direct them to
    use every tool under American and international
    law to end those abuses immediately.
    ★ FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the
    production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of
    job-producing American energy reserves,
    including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.
    ★ SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital
    energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline,
    to move forward.
    ★ SEVENTH, cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate
    change programs and use the money to fi x America’s
    water and environmental infrastructure.
    Five actions to restore security
    and the constitutional rule of law:
    ★ FIRST, cancel every unconstitutional executive action,
    memorandum and order issued by President Obama.
    ★ SECOND, begin the process of selecting a replacement
    for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list,
    who will uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution.
    ★ THIRD, cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities.
    ★ FOURTH, begin removing the more than two million
    criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel
    visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back.
    ★ FIFTH, suspend immigration from terror-prone regions
    where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people
    coming into our country will be considered “extreme vetting.”

    These are just my PERSONAL FAVORITES.

    The rest of them are on the back page here:

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Bryan Alexander says:

    I’m convinced the Congressional Leadership is illegally siphoning money from the US Treasury. There is NO WAY that McConnell and the rest of the GOP can be this obtuse and deaf to reality.

    Liked by 4 people

    • prettyplease says:

      Imagine that! I am sure that nothing like that happened under, 41,42,43 or 44. What is this world coming to? I’m sure it is a case of mistaken routing of the money sent to all these foreign countries’ dictators. But then, I don’t think I have ever heard them complain that the shipments were short. /s

      Liked by 1 person

      • Judith says:

        By the time Obola parked his bony butt in the Oval office it was a free-for-all, stealing pallets of cash for “Iran” and billions (or was it trillions) “missing” from the Defense Dept. That seditious imposter looted our Treasury like downtown Baltimore after a police shooting.

        Liked by 4 people

    • frances says:

      Of course they are! Do you really think the hack of the military contractors and vendor data bases, the hack of the govt personnel data base neither of which have been audited was an accident? Do you think the fact that the Pentagon has not been audited since 1995 is because it is “too hard”?
      Read up on the work done by the U of Mich professor who found 21 trillion missing from the Pentagon budget and the further work done by a leading woman financier who estimated that the entire US budget is missing 50 trillion.
      And as they both point out, money is never missing, it can be traced and recovered.
      BTW, when the professor brought his findings to the US govt budget office ( he got his info from the budgets available online) the budget office deleted the online budget posts. This country is being robbed blind and insiders are doing it.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Rhoda R says:

        Frankly, I’d rather see an audit of the Fed, DOJ, Interior and DOS just to start with. Believe it or not, DOD gets a lot of oversight – far more than any other Department.

        Liked by 3 people

        • litlbit2 says:

          And pray tell who could preform the audit?

          “If I had not intervened there would be none left”

          We haven’t gotten to the big War yet!

          Say on the Trump Train we are safe there, God have Mercy. Merry Christmas 🎄🙏🙏🇺🇸

          Liked by 2 people

    • Dutchman says:

      They have had LOTS of practice, so
      “YES, WAY!”

      Liked by 1 person

    • Rose says:

      The stench of corruption is beyond gagging from MacChin and his Rino co-horts.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Ken Lawson says:

      They don’t need to be that risky. They set themselves up with sweetheart deals from donors and others. Mitch McConnell’s wife’s family is one way that McConnell has lined his pockets with millions from the Chinese (and he’s not saying American Chinese, he’s saying the Chinese in China). Peter Schweizer wrote a book that talks about this and other deals like it that politicians have in his book “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends”

      Liked by 3 people

      • redtreesquirrel says:

        Kentuckians need to receive some special campaigning from Trump and McConnell’s primary challenger. Americans keep reelecting these crooks, though I’m sure it comes with a healthy dose of voter fraud.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Pete says:

      Wanna bet, they are not obtuse, they are the Enemy. When you face an issue where it just dont make no sense the simplest answer is always correct. The repub leadershit is the problem they are the enemy.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Pamela says:

      …and rich!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Congress is just the voting arm of the Lobbyist branch of government.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Amy2 says:

      It’s amazing how they sit here and tell us what they’re doing for the American people. We want a shutdown! We want a wall! Stop telling me what you think is best for me. You have no idea!

      That said, the president has been quiet on it. Maybe he won’t sign! Interesting times!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Jederman says:

      Which reality, the DS/Corporate-political/CoC reality or the voter reality?

      Liked by 1 person

  4. prettyplease says:

    Somebody needs to hide Pill-osi’s meds. Let the world see what she is like when she is not lubed up. As it is, she’s like a messed up fortune teller machine from the 1930’s.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. peace says:

    Ignore the uniparty. Start building a good relationship with Mexico and get that wall built using part of the 10 billion. Send more if need be.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Kim Beck says:

    Let’s fund this wall without our pathetic senators! Over 17,000 people have already raised $1,075,000 in just 2 days! I love America! ♥️🙏🏻🇺🇸

    Liked by 4 people

  7. spren says:

    In all of our myriad foreign missions, no specific congressional approval is required for our on-ground units to build and construct whatever defenses they deem as necessary. Why should this be any different for defending our own national security on our southern border by building the wall? It is long-past time to start playing hardball with these anti-American quislings. I hope Trump completely ignores, and ridicules, any inevitable attempts by left-wing judges to thwart his decisions as CIC. As a previous president once said about a SCOTUS decision, “Well, they’ve made their decision. Now, let’s see them enforce it!”

    Liked by 2 people

  8. WES says:

    I have lately been wondering what kind of Xmas present I could give President Trump. I was thinking of maybe giving him a yellow ves. But now I believe a “False Flag” would be a more appropriate gift to give the Donald for Xmas!

    A False Flag? Yeah! Trump needs a False Flag Event really badly, like yesterday! Your know like one on the US-Mexican border!

    Why does President Trump need a False Flag Event? Because then he would have no choice but to declare a national emergency!

    Then the military would have no choice but build the wall to defend the country!


  9. Dutchman says:

    VSGPOTUSDJT is doing what he does best. He exposed the perfidy of shumer/pelosi.
    He had Sarah Sanders say, from the podium, that he,eas,”open to” less, in order to show he is willing to negotiate.
    But, he’s in a position of strength, and he and they know it.

    He said it during his show down with pelosi/schumer, and tweeted it, again.

    He WILL use the US Military to build the,wall, IF NECESARY.

    And he will shut down the Givernment, if he doesn’t get funding.

    So, Uniparty, are you willing to take the hit, for shutting down the government, over a WALL thats going to be built, anyway?
    THATS where we fing ourselves. They throw this CR at POTUS, he VETO’S it.
    They override the VETO, tough. He STILL BUILDS THE WALL, ising the military, and this whole issue comes up again in Jan.
    Meanwhile, Congress can see who the American people side with in a debate over immigration.

    And, in the process, perhaps a few more citisens realise that Republicans are NOT your friend!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Michael Onoo says:

    As Regan
    To use the veto against the continuing resolution would honor its intended purpose as explained in Federalist 73: “It [the veto] establishes a salutary check upon the legislative body,

    Liked by 2 people

  11. rustybritches says:

    The Dems are down at the border making sure that they are guiding those invaders threw the border and the big ole good judge Sullivan has told the Justice dept that they have to bring back all the people that was deported under Sessions new plan.. I would ignore that bull crap and just move on.
    The Dems are judge shopping for trying to get rid of the new AG. they want Rosenstein appointed . There is nothing they wont do to make sure they box the President in..

    Too late now for him to do anything to protect himself The Republicans could have helped him months ago but they chose to allow him to blame the dems and they stood back and did nothing an now they are the ones who left and he is really hanging out there alone.
    He went to the matt with this new justice bill and he hoped both sides would work with him but tonight the Dems are taking credit for bill and I am sorry but that’s one bill I wouldn’t sign Just now I would just let it sit on my desk until later and if McConnell sends him a bill with more pork in it tonight or tomorrow I would tell him to pound sand and refuse to fund the gov with pork
    Heard tonight the Dems had something they wanted to add to it so more pork is coming and no funding for the wall and Dems are laughing at him because he caved and thanks to McConnell and Ryan they put him in this box I keep hearing that because the border wall will never get built now that the Dems have him right where they want him, and how sad but the dems should remember This too shall pass and what goes around comes around and its hard to be hit as hard as this President hits when he does hit back..


    • joebkonobi says:

      My opinion. . . The Dims want Rosenstein, not to box the President in. . .They want Rosenstein because he has hidden/covered the Uniparty crimes of treason and they want to keep it that way.

      They trust Rosenstein to do this because they know he is an ally, they don’t trust Whitaker because they don’t know what he is or what he knows.

      I, for one , was expecting more from Whitaker and am hoping that he has some “behind the scenes” things going on. My bet is there are a lot of guilty Congress swamp critters out there that may not sleep so well at night because of fear of exposure. I pray it happens!


  12. Oldskool says:

    The President just needs to say he’s not signing it without funding for the wall and he and the family leave for Mar-a-Lago which would put him on the first tee by 11.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lion2017 says:

      Totally agree! Enough is enough with the lies from the Swamp!


    • annieoakley says:

      I agree. Ignore the rest of of DC. Go play golf and let the creeps stew in in their own juice. wail and gnash their teeth too. God knows decent people have been trying to do the right thing for 30 years to no avail. We’ve nothing left to lose.


    • TRProst says:

      I agree. The president has 10 days (excluding Sundays) to sign or veto the CR. If the House passes the CR tomorrow President Trump would have until at least January 1 to sign or veto. He should leave town without signing. Let Congress know he intends to veto the legislation but not until the very last day allowed. Force the Senate and House to stay in session through Christmas and New Years. They could use the time to send him another bill or CR that funds the wall once he vetos the bill, they could not override his veto until the first week in January.


  13. youme says:

    We don’t need no stinkin’ budgets…we are fat and lazy. Continuing Resolutions are the game. The public be damned.

    List of continuing resolutions for the U.S. federal budget
    5.1 2001 U.S. federal budget
    5.2 2002 U.S. federal budget
    5.3 2003 U.S. federal budget
    5.4 2007 U.S. federal budget
    5.5 2008 U.S. federal budget
    5.6 2009 U.S. federal budget
    5.7 2010 U.S. federal budget
    5.8 2011 U.S. federal budget
    5.9 2013 U.S. federal budget
    5.10 2014 U.S. federal budget
    5.11 2015 U.S. federal budget
    5.12 2016 U.S. federal budget
    5.13 2017 U.S. federal budget
    5.14 2018 U.S. federal budget


    • youme says:

      There used to budget hearing and oversight for each government agency.

      No more.

      Liked by 1 person

      • joebkonobi says:

        The budget process is a shell game, nothing more, otherwise they would begin on the following years budget as soon as the previous one is passed. It is no accident that it all comes down to the last two weeks. If we can’t get a balanced budget amendment, then we should demand CR’s as unconstitutional or illegal. Instead CR’s have become a regular part of the budget process. Oklahoma Senator Inhofe admitted on Patriot radio this morning that he an most Senators don’t know, or even hear, what is included in the CR’s because of time limitations and secrecy.

        Think about it. We The People are basically being excluded from the process on how they spend our money!! How did we let that happen?

        Liked by 4 people

  14. CNN_sucks says:

    Nobody care about US citizens. The uniparty just work with special interest group.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. dallasdan says:

    And so it begins. There will be no showdown prior to the new Congress because Congressional Repubs are content to keep the President on his legislative island until the new House can and will increase the resistance. The threatened shutdown over the wall was pure and transparent bluster.

    There will be no wall or immigration reform legislation as promised. Those ships sailed with the midterm election results. Moreover, McConnell is on board with the Dems by supporting the CR.

    The deep state will not appropriate funds for any MAGA initiative that will bolster the President’s 2020 campaign.


    • Doctor Fate says:

      The day our President says openly that although he tried really hard, he just won’t be able to keep his promise and there will be no wall and security for the American people, then I will accept it as a fact.
      But somehow, I can’t even imagine that scenario playing out. Like so many other things, the wall situation is a work in progress. He will ultimately do what needs to be done.

      Liked by 2 people

      • WES says:

        Doctor Fate: this might be tempting Fate a little bit but might not a false flag event on the US/Mexican border do wonders for building the border wall? Just saying.


    • spoogels says:

      The money that would have been spent on sustaining the US military in Syria can now be spent on the Wall.
      Remember Trump increased the amount allocated to the military earlier this year


  16. kltk1 says:

    Pick your battles. I think POTUS just let them know, in no uncertain terms, you can have your short-term solution but I’m getting what I want. With, or without you. More will come, Syria withdrawal was the first step.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. icthematrix says:

    Love you all, but contorting any of this into some brilliant plan to “get” or “expose” the bad guys is just not reality. Unfortunately our President backed down. He won’t fight it, not sure why, but he seems to be making a habit of building to a fight, then calling it off.

    I’m tired of it. Nothing is getting done with these serious issues. Yes many other successes that we are blessed with. He says in his Twitter posting that the military will build the wall. If so, hold a press conference and tell us exactly how, when and on what authority (something the cowards of Congress or the courts cannot stop). It better start and finish soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. linda4298 says:

    Chad Pergram

    Freedom Caucus Ldr Meadows says the “political fallout” of Trump signing a spending bill without a wall “will start Saturday.” Says if Trump signs the bill there will be “major damage” to his re-election in 2020

    7:32 PM – Dec 19, 2018

    Liked by 2 people

    • gustheairedale says:

      re-election in 2020 is still far away, if the result happened in Apr 2019, 2020 would be happy and not remember the details, just be comforted by the outcome.


      • icthematrix says:

        Do not discount the frustration and anger building. Many are fed up with waiting for key elements to get done. Yes people are mad at the R’s, but that’s been going on for years. Electing President Trump was a mandate to fix the problem…whatever that took. So many were ready for the unleashing of the crooked facts relative to FISA and Muller…then Trump backed away (for reasons we are sure but, he backed off). Now he puts his power on the table, draws a line in the sand, and appears to again … back off. That cannot continue.

        Liked by 1 person

  19. Yy4u says:

    Here is what I intend to do after POTUS is out of office. I am willing for Dems to win. Without Trump they are the same anyway. When POTUS us out of office, to keep faith with myself, I will write Donald Trumps name for EVERY state or federal office. If enough of us were to do that, sooner or later we will get a real second party if it is not already too late. The coup waged against the president and the boters is sophisticated. Requires a sophisticated response.


  20. Majik says:

    Treeper “Uncompliant” brought up a POTUS Pocket Veto of CR. I did a little research.

    U.S. Constitution Article 1, Section 7:
    “If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a Law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a Law.”

    Dec 14, 2018 was the target sine die adjournment 115th Congress, but they are still in session.
    The 115th must sine die adjourn before Jan 3, 2019, when the 116th Congress convenes.

    If the CR passes both chambers, and is presented to POTUS on Dec 20, the 115th Congress would have to remain in session until Dec 31st to prevent a pocket veto.


    • Majik says:

      If the CR is delivered to POTUS Thursday, The 2/3rds the uniparty might override a veto, but POTUS can just sit on the CR until Dec 31st, and the 7 departments will “shutdown” as of Saturday Dec 21.

      From turtle’s statement, it doesn’t sound like the bill would be presented to POTUS until Friday. Then, congress would have to stay in session until Jan 2nd to prevent a pocket veto, AND have to do a 2/3 vote override in both chambers if POTUS returned the bill unsigned on Jan 2nd.


      • Majik says:

        Note: I did not stay in a Holiday Inn recently, and I am probably wrong about at least some parts of above. YMMV.


        • TRProst says:

          You are correct in your thinking. He should sit on the CR and let the government shut down. Force Congress to stay in session. Wait to veto the bill until the last possible moment. Then watch to see if Congress can override the veto before adjourning Jan 3 or have to leave it for the next Congress. A fitting way to send Paul Ryan packing.


  21. Buck says:

    If Trump doesn’t shut down the government over a lack of wall funding he’s finished we’re finished. Read and cultures call him this week. He may be working hard on trade but he doing a damn thing about the border

    Liked by 1 person

  22. kent says:

    Is the President permitted to veto a bill any longer?


  23. It’s clear to me now what has happened to Congress and the bureaucracy. The only thing they gave ground on to Trump was judges and some token legislation, because those things did not affect the cash spigot to the lobbying ‘industry’ which is the wealth play for all elected office holders in DC. As soon as their gold-bricked road to taxpayer funded wealth is threatened they all band together against the President.

    There’s no left/right, there’s no real ideological differences, that’s just a game to be played to eventually get to the needed justifications to enslave everyone and extract our remaining wealth. The elites use the D/R game to fool the electorate into thinking there are real choices when the only choice to be had is in deciding which way we get pillaged!


  24. spoogels says:

    Trump White House Signals It Will Back Down from Shutdown Over Wall — Has Found Other Ways to Fund Wall (VIDEO)


  25. Greg Dane says:

    SHUT IT DOWN – NO CR – the funds or the shut down – that dog won’t hunt – that can has been kicked down the road so many times it has become a standing joke – just like ALL the limp wristed anti-Americans who continue to subvert our Presidents MAGA agenda!


  26. Syncle says:

    If Trump does not call the Uni-party on this CR ploy, he will lose big-time. I wonder if he and his inner circle have any idea just how many long-time supporters will walk away. He told Shumer he would gladly own the shutdown – heard it with my own ears I did. Trying to take money from critical Pentagon projects is a loser – the Uni-party and black robed robots will stymie and shut that down, and turning away from funding critical Pentagon re-capitalization projects will insure no future funding for those DOD needs – fool me once…..yadda, yadda, yadda, etc.


  27. nofreelunch says:

    President Trump has had his priorities out of order. The number one priority should have been, and now MUST be the complete depoliticization of the Dept. of Justice. Equal justice under the law does not exist until this is done.


  28. Joe says:

    No one made Trump threaten a shutdown. He has never vetoed a bill, let alone threatened. I appreciate the efforts on the economy, but with the current government, all the jobs will go to illegals or H1/2/3B visas. He will lose in 2020 just because of demographics.


  29. JonB3 says:

    This probably just killed PT’s chances at re-election ~ His credibility on ever getting the wall is severely damaged … And just wait for all the “fun” and disruption the Dems, Rinos and Uniparty have in store for him for the next two years … This is Not Winning … We’re Not Winning !


  30. PoliTech says:

    This CR is a great opportunity for President Trump to perform a “Pocket Veto”.

    If the legislature is serious about passing this monstrosity, as long as POTUS doesn’t sign the CR, the legislature must not adjourn for the holidays and instead must stay in Washington and remain “in session” for the next ten days in order to pass it. Otherwise they can’t even override the decision.

    If the Congress wants to go home for the holidays while the CR is pocket vetoed the CR will not become law.

    In other words, according to House of Representatives archives: “The pocket veto is an absolute veto that cannot be overridden. The veto becomes effective when the President fails to sign a bill after Congress has adjourned and is unable to override the veto.”


  31. inspectorudy says:

    Trump said that the last budget bill he signed would be the last one that did not fund the wall. I can swallow his little lies about the women and the numbers at his inauguration but I cannot swallow a lie about issues that affect our country. This CR will define the rest of his term in the WH. Pelosi is drooling all over herself at the prospect that they have him over a barrel and that he will cave when the heat is on. VETO it Mr. Trump or you are a one-term president!


  32. wolfrom1 says:

    I see lots of negative comments. I am thankful for our gains.
    Trade, economy, jobs,the start of border protection, health care {obamacare gone},prison reform,2 new members in SCOTUS,many federal judges,new senate,No, hillary, ryan, mclain, top cia, doj,
    many more… In less than 2 years! All with the power of the deep state against one man, PDJT…
    Thank you God, I have had a good year and I am looking forward to another.


  33. SharkFL says:

    I would bet the CTH audience is 90+% in favor of a shutdown


  34. Fools Gold says:

    I’ll say it until I’m blue in the face, #Primariesmatter


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