The second budget deadline has passed, and even though the spending was vastly over-budget, Republicans can move onto letting Democrats hang themselves on their overzealous virtue signalling.
10 Democratic US Senators are in dire straits going into this year's election. They don't want to take a firm stance on immigration, but hope to ride out the latest wave of public sentiment to live and fight for their special interests another six years.
Check out the litany of tweets from GOP US Senators trying to move on immigration:
Majority Leader McConnell is shocked--shocked!--I tell you, and has been sharing his frustration with his liberal colleagues on the stalled immigration debate. First, he reminds everyone that he promised an open debate on the issue:In case you didn’t think Congress was absurd before, Senate Democrats are now filibustering the open immigration debate they asked for, and are refusing to put their bill on the floor.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 13, 2018
OK, and he also hoped that Democrats would past playing politics and just do the right thing:For a month now, I’ve repeatedly said I’d bring #immigration to the #Senate floor following a government funding agreement. Senators have had plenty of time to prepare. There is no reason why we should not reach a bipartisan solution this week.— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) February 13, 2018
Of course, his efforts have been immediately stymied:This week, I urge all Senators to look past making political points on #immigration and #DACA, and focus on making actual law.— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) February 13, 2018
WHAT? Didn't Democrats want a real debate and a chance to get some movement on lasting immigration laws and priorities? My wish list is enforcement, enforcement, and more enforcement on top of that. What are Democrats thinking? They have a chance to get their "DREAMS" to come true. But ...Every Senator has had ample time to prepare for this week's #immigration debate on the #Senate floor. The clock is ticking, but debate has yet to begin because Democrats have yet to yield back any of their post-cloture time. pic.twitter.com/AHSMdpvFAp— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) February 13, 2018
Shame on these Democrats! They never wanted to fix this problem, after all. They only wanted to demagogue this issue ad infinitum. It's not even about amnesty for illegal aliens. They are really worried about losing the chain migration aspect, which has allowed Democrats to import legions of new voters legally! As of three hours again (from the date of this post), Senate Democrats are still not allowing a debate!If you’re reading this, Democrats are still blocking the #Senate from even beginning the important debate on #Immigration. https://t.co/pbvG9cKefd— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) February 13, 2018
Now we find out what is going on. Democrats just want amnesty. They have no interest in securing the border or ensuring that this problem ends once and for all:I'm a little perplexed by this hold-up by the #Senate Democrats on #DACA and #Immigration. pic.twitter.com/OQXj8rQs3w— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) February 14, 2018
This is expert trolling from Mitch McConnell. I wish that he was consistently conservative in all other facets of his Majority Leadership. He still has to go, in my opinion. What are other GOP senators talking about? Chuck Grassley is really upset!Keeping Americans safe does not need to be a partisan issue & addressing important safety issues along w #DACA, border security, and other parts of our broken immigration system is our best chance to produce legislation that can pass the House, #Senate, and earn @POTUS' signature— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) February 14, 2018
It get worse:Exasperating!! Dems have talked for months + months about DACA issue BUT at noon today we tried to move fwd and Sen Schumer objected. haven’t the Dems been asking for this debate?????— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) February 13, 2018
By the way, President Trump has signalled" support for Grassley's bill. But that only means that Democrats will double down in their insane, Trump Derangement Syndrome Opposition. They cannot, will not allow the press, the legal strictures, or the public record grant Trump any kind of victory on immigration. Of course, any form of amnesty would not be a victory to the base which sent Trump to Congress, and I believe--once again, I am writing this--that Trump has merely expected the Democrats to keep shooting themselves in the foot because the left-wing base in this country is absolutely insane, demanding a "Clean" DREAM Act and no border metrics or security measures.Dems just objected AGAIN! When are the Dems going to carry out what they’ve been promising the DACA kids for several months? Let’s move fwd or level w us that you don’t want to help. my bill could solve issues for DACA kids + strengthens border security— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) February 13, 2018
Democrats are digging a deeper hole for themselves, and they are revealing to the country, and even their left-wing base, that they do not want to deal with immigration reform on any level, of any kind.
This latest fail is going to blow up in their faces come November. Just you watch.