This was the actual worst case scenario for Rs. Bear the brunt of a pointless shutdown, cave on CR for nothing, and tread water for 3 weeks before doing it again.
— Mac McClung Fan Account (@LPDonovan) January 25, 2019
Talk about your lavish smorgasbords! I suppose I shall grow bored eventually… but not just yet.
And House Rs: just depressed. https://t.co/463DatcVQv
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) January 25, 2019
Senate Republicans on Thursday:
A CR with no wall funding is unacceptable, doesn’t address the border
Senate Republicans on Friday:
President Trump is right, a CR with no wall funding is a sensible way forward
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 25, 2019
I think the extent of Trump’s defeat is being a little underplayed in some of this evening’s big multi-source wraps — it’s not just that Trump didn’t get his $5.7 billion, in this afternoon’s speech he finally admitted “The Wall” is a fantasy.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 26, 2019
Here is the quote for context: pic.twitter.com/MYGDjLtX1s
— Travis McGee (@procrastin) January 26, 2019
Trump didn't become president by channeling his base's demand for a wall, he sold them the idea it should be their top demand in the first place. Now they're up in arms because he didn't get the thing he told them to demand. It's like a Twilight Zone ending.
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) January 25, 2019
Actually, the only outstanding question is whether the White House is stupid enough to do the one thing that polls as more unpopular than shutting down the government. https://t.co/AoYnyiMTvQ
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) January 26, 2019
The Usual Suspects — Round Them Up!
— Schooley (@Rschooley) January 25, 2019
— Sam Stein (@samstein) January 25, 2019
Just a reminder. Until this afternoon, McConnell insisted that Trump's opposition to a CR without wall funding was a law of nature, to which Dems must accommodate despite possibility of override, while Dem refusal to fund wall was illegitimate.
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 25, 2019
Hard truth: A lot of McConnell’s voters (and more important to him, his *donors*) rely on federal subsidies. You think Kentucky’s tobacco farmers, horse breeders, and coal mine owners stay prosperous by sheer hard work?
Make no mistake, red states/districts disproportionately rely on and cling to the federal government for dear life, the Congressional GOP literally can’t afford to keep giving Trump more rope. They won’t say it but it’s true. https://t.co/rjsJFPX5tL
— Propane Jane™ (@docrocktex26) January 26, 2019
Never forget that McConnell refused to bring the same bill to the floor for a vote that was approved by the Senate today.
Kentucky needs to get rid of this guy.
— Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) January 26, 2019
And let’s give due “credit” to the Zombie-Eyed Granny Starver, last seen scuttling like an invertebrate for the safety of some Randian ‘think tank’…
Just throwing it out there…
Had Paul Ryan and Trump accepted the clean CR the Senate approved before Christmas, we'd be in the same place we are after this deal (gvt open thru Feb, separate discussion on immigration) — WITHOUT the 35-day shutdown
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) January 25, 2019
Ryan's role in this is worth remembering. Perhaps had he allowed the Senate bill a vote Trump would have vetoed and we're where we are now, but maybe not.
As usual, my assessment is Ryan was ducking personal blame for it while the party leader's real job is to take the blame. https://t.co/2PVQe1wgIV
— Jonathan Bernstein (@jbview) January 25, 2019