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Drive-By: Never Forget. Rome Wasn’t Burned In a Day

THIS JUST IN: I Refuse to Lose My Mind Over the Omnibus Fiasco, and So Should You – Kurt Schlichter (Excerpt:)

What was the alternative?

Step One: Veto the Bill

Step Two: ?

Step Three: Congress Passes Conservative Spending Bill We All Love

If anyone can explain Step Two to me, I’d sure appreciate it.

After all, that’s kind of the key step, and no one seems to have a good answer for what it might have consisted of. The simple fact is that while the GOP has a majority, conservatives do not. Step Two can’t be “Wishing” or “Wanting” or “Waving the Magic Wand.” If you think a government shutdown caused by Trump’s veto would result in a better outcome, well, that requires some explanation. I’d be interested to see a citation to a governmental shutdown that the shutter downer won. There isn’t one; people like us love government shutdowns because we think the government sucks, but the rest of America doesn’t.


It’s absolutely understandable – in fact, it’s inevitable – that Trump supporters are going to be ticked off. We’ve been lied to and betrayed for decades, and anything that even hints at a continuation of that pattern spins us up to Rage Level 11. But the fact is that this was a screw-up that led to him being faced with two bad choices, and we need to see clearly what happened. We weren’t “betrayed.” It’s not “over.” And “Trump has totally lost my support” is exactly what your enemies want you to say.

Don’t say what your enemies want you to say.


Rome wasn’t built in a day, and draining the swamp will not be done in a day either. We are going to have more days like Omnibust Friday in the future, lots of them. That’s how it goes. But also remember that we will have days like November 8, 2016, where liberals are spread out before us, sobbing as their hideous libfascist dreams die before their eyes.

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  • JAG March 26, 2018, 2:25 PM
  • CCW March 26, 2018, 6:27 PM
  • JoeDaddy March 27, 2018, 3:18 AM

    Hang tough. Those wishing to change trains: the Trump Train isn’t due to stop for years. You can jump off, but there is no safety net, and there are cannibals below; it’s your choice! Also- there aren’t any other trains, if that matters to you. Now we’ll wait and see what happens. There’s always darkness before the dawn! NKorea has surrendered…!

  • John The River March 27, 2018, 6:35 AM

    As Bettie Davis famously said, “Hold on to your hats, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!”.


  • Bram March 27, 2018, 9:23 AM

    Step 2:

    Trump holds several of his sold-out rallies to explain why he vetoed that piece of crap. He reads some particularly offensive excerpts from the bill. Maybe have Rand Paul and Jim Jordan on stage to explain why it so bad.

    Push the GOP to fix it and fast. Make it an issue today and in the fall elections. Don’t cave, fight for us. And don’t let Ryan and McConnell be the face of the GOP – they are losers and would love to be back in the comfortable position of minority leaders.