Shutdown Resolved: Schumer Beat McConnell’s Ass

Filed in National by on January 22, 2018

McConnell is now Schumer’s prison bitch… or something. I’m not sure the government shutdown resolution is that dramatic, but our GOP readers seem to go in for the violent homoerotic stuff.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats will vote today to reopen the government.

“We will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement with the commitment that if an agreement isn’t reached by February 8, the Senate will immediately proceed to consideration of legislation dealing with DACA,” Schumer said. “The process will be neutral and fair to all sides.”

This comes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised from the Senate floor this morning that, if the government was reopened, he would address DACA and immigration, along with other key issues, before February 8.

Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn

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  1. Ben says:

    Oh we got a promise? from McConnell? golly-GEE what a win.

    Fuck you Chris Coons. You’re a cuck and a sellout.

  2. jason330 says:

    Looks like I got it exactly wrong. Switch the names around up top.

    The 2018 government shutdown is ending after lasting for what amounts to a long weekend. What changed? Nothing much, actually. Just before a midday vote on a stopgap funding bill, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced an “arrangement” with Mitch McConnell whereby he would support the bill in exchange for a commitment to hold a debate and vote on an immigration deal with Democrats having the opportunity to offer their own proposals.

    It is unclear at this point whether Schumer’s shift is the product of a decision to beat a strategic retreat from Friday night’s hard-line position, or was forced by “centrist” Democratic pressure to cut a deal and end the impasse. Either way, it is largely being panned as a “cave,” particularly since McConnell’s assurances on an immigration vote are (a) largely procedural, and (b) aren’t binding on the House or the White House.

    I guess Schumer has Coons to thank for the ass beating as Coons was a party to undermining the Dem position with some other chickenshit …I mean bipartisan Dems.

  3. puck says:

    “Today’s cave by Senate Democrats — led by weak-kneed, right-of-center Democrats — is why people don’t believe the Democratic Party stands for anything,” said Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “These weak Democrats hurt the party brand for everyone and make it harder to elect Democrats everywhere in 2018.”

  4. Ben says:

    As ive said…
    I dont know who is more pathetic. Carper and Coons for constantly rolling over for Tumpian belly rubs, or us… for never challenging them at all.
    I know in my gut these people are getting deported.

  5. jason330 says:

    100% The agencies in charge are being staffed up by zealots. No registered DACA student will be left in the US.

  6. Alby says:

    Let’s see if they get a vote within 17 days. Apparently Schumer & Co. think it will be a political win whether they do or not.

    If they don’t they can say the Republicans are liars, as if that matters.
    If they get the vote and lose, which they probably think is the outcome, they can run against Republicans as heartless bastards. Keep in mind that Hispanics vote at lower rates than any other demographic, so they probably think denying the dreamers will trigger more outrage voters.
    If they get the vote and win, well, they win. So that won’t happen.

  7. CinqueB says:

    Give it a chance, see what happens. Quit being so negative.

  8. Ben says:

    Oh look. Carper has his staffers doing damage control. Your boy is a tool or a racist.

  9. CinqueB says:

    Ben there are other people in this great country that are not as Progressive Left Wing as you are and their opinion is as valid as yours. Coming together and talking about it when you disagree is what you do. Not calling people names and throwing a tantrum. If you had anything to do with it you would probably be at war already.

  10. Delaware Left says:

    Sorry that some of us give a more of a fuck about seeing our neighbors and friends get deported than some outdated sense of decorum.

  11. CinqueB says:

    Quit being so dramatic they still have to March. Getting CHIP which is for everyone was an important victory.

  12. bamboozer says:

    It’s a cave and a big one, no on trusts McConnell other than Schumer it would seem. As for Coons The Craven Coward put your money where your mouth is and let’s raise the money for a primary. Much harder is to find a true progressive that can win, and then not heed the siren song of Wall St. money and Corporate pressure right here in “blue” Delaware. That and call the little bald bastards office and express contempt in a polite voice as to spare the person who picks up the phone. Or not.

  13. Ben says:

    CinqueB,
    I assume, since you comment on a political blog, that you follow politics.
    I’ll set aside my deep seeded mistrust of McConnell and the Trump party for long enough to read your thinking as to WHY I should trust them. All of them… that the Senate will bring it up for a vote, that 2 or 3 Rs will vote on the DREAM act, THAT IT WILL PASS THE HOUSE… and that president shithead will sign it.. because that is what this comes down to.
    And if not wanting to see people who grew up in and contribute to this country dragged from their homes by jackboots make me some weirdo lefty, then so be it. Becaue that is also what this comes down to.
    Why do YOU, CinqueB, Trust McConnell, the republicans in the house, Paul Ryan, and The president?

  14. Ben says:

    And CHIP isnt a fucking victory. You’re celebrating being given BACK something that didnt need to be taken in the first place.

  15. jason330 says:

    That’s the very definition of a win in the DC Dem playbook.

  16. CinqueB says:

    So Ben tell me what you are going to do about it? Talk mean on a blog? BTW, I raised my hand in Phoenix. Care to call me a racist again you powder puff fucking snowflake?

  17. jason330 says:

    Slate’s take on the cave, “That is what you do when you’ve lost.”

    McConnell doesn’t have to give Democrats shit. Everyone knows he is liar. He doesn’t damage his brand by lying. Coons certainly knows he is lying, but Coons watches too much Fox News in his office. He thinks Dems will always be blamed and he is right… as long as he keeps accepting the blame in advance.

  18. puck says:

    America is already getting Dreamer compassion fatigue.

  19. Dana Garrett says:

    A nation founded precisely on the neglect of the rights of immigrants and their progeny now thinks that the neglect of their rights is a discussion that can be put off. Government should not function when such an appalling violation is ongoing. That’s a minimum. We originally thought it was worthy of a revolution.

  20. Ben says:

    I said Chris Coons is a tool OR a racist… Not you, champ :) I also notice you failed to explain why you trust the GOP. Interesting reaction though. A little too much of a jump to raged-out alpha from someone who was tisk-tisking name-calling only comments before… 4/10. Wanna try again?
    How is this not serving up 600k people (ALL better humans than Chris Coons) to ICE? Why should we trust the Gop?

  21. Alby says:

    All this talk of caving and who won or lost is dick-swinging. It won’t matter three weeks from now, and it won’t change a single vote ever.

  22. Alby says:

    This second season of “Trump!” promises to be, if nothing else, funnier than the first, and a worthy successor to “Veep”:

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/internet-points-symbolism-senator-throws-designated-talking-stick-meeting-breaks-glass-elephant/

  23. Are You Kidding says:

    The GOP just shot a load on Schumer’s face.

  24. Ben says:

    Yes, because the senators involved in this debacle are what matters here. 700k americans are about to have their lives ruined…. but Chuck fucking Schumer should be the focus.

  25. Alby says:

    @Ben: Most people would watch the Gorilla Channel if it existed, and would want it to show lots of footage of gorillas fighting.

  26. Ben says:

    Oh I know. Shit dude, if COPS became footage of arresting and deporting DREAMERS, most conservatives would beat off to it. It isnt about making these people better, it’s about making them irrelevant… Do whatever you can to get them to vote the way you want, then forget about them and try to limit their damage.

  27. mouse says:

    Low class whites have always needed a powerless enemy to scapegoat their own short comings

  28. Alby says:

    They also need a narrative that explains why, if they belong to the master race, they’re living in a trailer in Dagsboro.

  29. RE Vanella says:

    The fact that we can’t convince a poor or working poor person living in a trailer in Dagsboro, or Dorton, KY, or Holcolb KS, or western Wisconsin that we all live more satisfying and secure lives with higher guaranteed wages, universal health care and free quality schools say something about our message too.

    The race, gender or immigration status shouldn’t even matter.

    The fact that they can be convinced to scapegoat anyone implicates everybody.

    Pretty soon we are all going to need to get to work. Mark my words.

  30. Ben says:

    you’re being very cryptic lately, RE…. Know something we dont?

  31. mouse says:

    Yeah, we need a message that is more powerful than bigotry so it’s difficulty, especially when dealing with people who have contempt for education and the educated and register very low on the moral and intellectual development scale. The democrats need to deliver something besides rights for special interest minorities which are antithetical to rural folk looking to survive.

  32. Alby says:

    “The fact that they can be convinced to scapegoat anyone implicates everybody.”

    Yes, in being human. Catering to our animal instincts is easy. It’s why liberals have a harder job than conservatives, who pander to base instincts on virtually every issue.

  33. RE Vanella says:

    I don’t know what you know.

  34. Alby says:

    Other way around, isn’t it?