Good Day World!
I want all of the people in America freezing their asses off today to know Trump thinks it's something to joke about.
"Where's that global warming when you want it?" he tweeted recently, causing people with brains to doubt his sanity.
Trump does not believe in global warming because it's a fact contrary to his hateful rhetoric. Denying science keeps his hard core base together. The real cement however, is his vanity wall.
He using the next few weeks to take his wall crisis narrative to a new frantic pitch, hoping the Republicans and the Democrats (who are working on a bipartisan deal to reopen the government) will be persuaded to give him that glorious victory that has eluded him thus far.
Will the two parties come to a compromise and present it to Trump? I suspect they will. Will Trump actually sign the agreement? No one knows. Not even Trump until the last moment.
He's already played that game a couple of times in the last two months. Both times he nixed the bipartisan agreement presented to him like a petulant child.
So, what's the endgame going to be?
Simply put, Congress is going to have to override Trump's veto. If Mitch McConnell ever thought about pushing back against Trump, that would be the time to act.
No one on either side wants another shutdown. No one wants to see the courts have to step in and challenge Trump's use of executive power, further paralyzing the governments ability to function properly.
As millions of Americans hunker down during the polar vortex, engulfing 75% of the North American continent, we have a POTUS who doesn't care what experts say about climate threats, or about the real need for his precious wall.
Time for me to walk on down the road...