Post by benj Post by bigdog
As negotiators are nearing a compromise solution on the border well, it is telling
how the media portrays it. It is apparently a split-the-difference agreement but
whereas Trump is said to be caving, Pelosi is being portrayed as pragmatic. Either
they are both caving or both are being pragmatic, take your pick.
Trump lost and caved big time and Pelosi and socialist open borders crew
won. How can anyone say anything different and not be banned for life
They are still negotiating but the signals are that the Dems are going to agree to partial funding of the wall. Caving would have been agreeing to a budget deal
that didn't include funding for the wall. In politics, if you don't have the
votes to get what you want, you compromise to get some of what you want. That
is the situation Trump was in. His choices were:
1. Refuse to compromise and allow another shutdown. That would not have gotten
the wall funded.
2. Cave in and agree to a budget deal with no funding for the wall. That would
not have gotten the wall funded either.
3. Agree to a split-the-difference compromise in which there is some funding
that will allow construction to commence on the wall. It's not everything he
wanted but the Dems didn't want any funding for the wall and they didn't get
what they wanted either.
Trump is a deal maker. Once the GOP lost the House, they lost control of the
purse strings. Trump could no longer get everything he wanted. He used the
leverage he had to get what he could.
Now if the final deal comes out and it contains only a pittance for the wall,
then I will agree that he did cave. But if they met halfway which is what the
signals are saying, then he struck a reasonable compromise.