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Schumer Shutdown WTAS: Dems Hoisted By Their Own Petard

- January 22, 2018

Schumer Surrenders, Shattering Senseless Shutdown Standstill


TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • After holding the government hostage for three days, Senate Democrats are taking a lot of heat for flip-flopping on their support of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government in a political stunt that most agree accomplished nothing.
    • Boston Globe's Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Matt Viser said they "held a meaningless three day government shutdown."
    • Rachael Bade of Politico asked, "Can someone please remind me why this happened to begin with? Wasn't it abt a DACA deal? There is no DACA deal."
  • Even Democrats have voiced their opposition to reopening the government without a DACA deal.
    • Shaun King, columnist for The Intercept, said "Shame on every single Democrat who said they would not do this, but caved and did it anyway."
    • Judd Legrum, editor and founder of Think Progress, criticized Senate Democrats saying it "probably wasn't worth voting against the bill on Friday."
    • Ryan Struyk tweeted that The Progressive Change Campaign Committee said, "These weak Democrats hurt the party brand for everyone..."
    • Politico's Elana Schor tweeted, "I wonder if dems understand how much of their base will be demoralized by accepting this deal."
  • Despite calling it Trump's shutdown, Democrats proved it was their shutdown all along after many in their party switched votes; allowing the Senate to proceed with the process of funding the government.
  • The headlines coming out of Schumer's shutdown aren't looking good for the Democrats:
    • Bloomberg Headline: "Senate Democrats Get Little As Shutdown Fight Ends With A Punt."
    • Politico Headline: "Democrats Get Rolled In Shutdown Standoff."
    • The Washington Post Headline: "Democrats Caved On The Shutdown, And They're Admitting It."
    • CNBC Headline: "Trump And Republicans Easily Win Shutdown Battle."

DEMOCRATS POINTLESSLY HELD THE GOVERNMENT HOSTAGE FOR THREE DAYS, ACCOMPLISHING NOTHING

After Three Days Of Schumer's Shutdown, People Are Mocking Democrats And Asking, "What Was The Point Of The Democrats' Political Stunt?"

Bloomberg Headline: "Senate Democrats Get Little As Shutdown Fight Ends With A Punt." (Steven T. Dennis, ""Senate Democrats Get Little As Shutdown Fight Ends With A Punt," Bloomberg , 1/22/18)

Politico Headline: "Democrats Get Rolled In Shutdown Standoff." (Rachael Bade, "Democrats Get Rolled In Shutdown Standoff," Politico , 1/22/18)

The Washington Post Headline: "Democrats Caved On The Shutdown, And They're Admitting It." (Aaron Blake, "Democrats Caved On The Shutdown, And They're Admitting It," The Washington Post , 1/22/18)

CNBC Headline: "Trump And Republicans Easily Win Shutdown Battle." (Jake Novak, "Trump And Republicans Easily Win Shutdown Battle," CNBC , 1/22/18)

The Associated Press Headline: "Schumer's 'Cave'? Shutdown Deal Puts Spotlight On Dem Leader." (Julie Pace and Steve Peoples, ""Schumer's 'Cave'? Shutdown Deal Puts Spotlight On Dem Leader," The Associated Press , 1/22/18)

The Atlantic Headline: "The Democrats Relent." (Russell Berman, "The Democrats Relent," The Atlantic , 1/22/18)

Boston Globe's Matt Viser: (Matt Viser, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

Boston Globe's Matt Viser: (Matt Viser, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

The Hill 's Alex Bolton: (Alex Bolton, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

The Nation's George Zornick: (George Zornick, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

Politico 's Rachael Bade: (Rachael Bade, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

Congressional Reporter For The Daily Beast, Andrew Desiderio: (Andrew Desiderio, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

Politico's Jake Sherman: (Jake Sherman, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

The New York Times ' Binyamin Appelbaum: (Binyamin Appelbaum, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

Yahoo's White House Correspondent, Hunter Walker: (Hunter Walker, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

Politico 's Eliana Johnson: (Eliana Johnson, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

The Washington Post 's Erica Werner: (Erica Werner, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

The Daily Mail 's David Martosko: (David Martosko, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

Not Only Are Democrats Being Excoriated By The Media, Liberals Are Also Outraged By Senate Democrat's Miscalculation And Capitulation

Politico Headline: "Liberals Livid After Deal To End Shutdown." (Elana Schor, "Liberals Livid After Deal To End Shutdown," Politico , 1/22/18)

Salon Headline: "Democrats Vote To Reopen Government, And Activists Say They've Caved." (Matthew Sheffield, "Democrats Vote To Reopen Government, And Activists Say They've Caved," Salon , 1/22/18)

The Hill Headline: "Left Says Dems Caved On Shutdown." (Rafael Bernal, "Left Says Dems Caved On Shutdown," The Hill , 1/22/18)

Shaun King, Columnist For The Intercept: (Shaun King, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

Judd Legrum , Editor And Founder Of Think Progress: (Judd Legum , Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

CNN's Ryan Struyk: (Ryan Struyk, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

CNN's Brooke Baldwin: (Brooke Baldwin, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

The Hill's Jonathon Easley: (Jonathon Easley, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

Politico's Elana Schor: (Elana Schor, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

After Calling It Trump's Shutdown, Democrats Switched Votes To Fund The Government Proving It Was Their Shutdown All Along

The Daily Beast's Senior Columnist Matt Lewis: (Matt Lewis, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)

National Review's Rich Lowry: (Rich Lowry, Twitter Feed , 1/22/18)


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