Re: And the clock keeps ticking and the compromises keep not being made These fools are riding the ship of State and yet dont realize that this current shut-down fight is taking place in Pres Trumps' wheelhouse.
They are blind to that as they strategize and try idiotic stunts like that "twin hostage" vid they did the other day.
Well, to cut them some slack - they may have been auditioning for a remake of "the shining." Y'know, the twins:
Apart from the two of them pursuing their "next careers (RayK was right! Eternal life is apparently with us already!)" in the movies, their "Wall" efforts are a flop.
Prior Repub Presidents would cave, and hide from reporters who argue the Dems case if they expose themselves in public.
This Pres? He dances in and out of "its my shutdown, fine!" and "nyah, nyah! Its YOUR shutdown! Hah!"
He tweets, he speeks out, he meets with one and all.
He aint afraid of questions - he regularly invites them. His affect and manner are of the genuine happy warrior.
He has a fight he literally cannot loose, as long as he sticks to his guns. He can truly let this go and go.
As he does, his reach out is "well, shall we talk? I want my wall - just 5 Bill, a "bag a shells" for y'all, as you well know. Whaddaya say?"
They reply with "NO! NEVER! A WALL IS A SIN"
This is not exactly "4 D Chess." Its more like doing some prep-work with the Dems as they ride the short bus to their special school.
They will huddle and muddle through an idea or three, and fail at several before they find something that is a cave they can accept.
Once this is worked out, they will try to end their pain by going ahead with that "agreed-on simple cave" at some point. There will be PR by which they will do their darndest to ignore that they caved.
As they do "finally cave," they will say that President Trump has caved.
He will be saying "great. Its great that you have finally responded with a Yes after aaaaall those nos." He will be told not to rub it in - not to do a victory lap.
He will do both! Anticipate that, Dems! Get some pre-"aaaarrrrgh" out of it, and I will enjoy some pre-schadenfreude.