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Democratic Base Hates Schumer Cave on Government Shutdown

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The narrowing Democratic base believed the media lie that their politicians could win and are enraged that they lost.

The Democratic base probably watched the Sunday shows and got the impression that the Republicans were trapped, and the Democrats were winning. But it was all imaginary. Chuck Schumer could continue to filibuster to keep the Government shutdown going, but he couldn’t stop the clock counting down for dreamers. Stalling only makes it more likely they will be deported.

So now, the Democratic base is enraged at Schumer and others for backing down. This only increases their chances of losing in 2018 and 2020.

Politico reports, “Liberals livid after deal to end shutdown.

Liberal activists are furious with Democratic senators after most of them agreed to reopen the federal government without a firm path to shielding young immigrants from deportation.

As the third day of the shutdown dawned, liberal advocates and immigration groups fired off a joint statement blasting as “unacceptable” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) offer to merely hold a vote on immigration — with no promises for action from the House or White House — in exchange for Democratic votes to reopen the government. But three hours later, Democratic senators agreed to just those terms — sparking anger on the left.

“Millions of people flooded the streets of every major American city to stand up to Trump this weekend,” tweeted Leah Greenberg, the co-executive director of the influential activist network Indivisible. “Your constituents want you to fight. How can you possibly not understand that?”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday argued Democrats secured critical assurance for Dreamers, who are at risk for deportation as soon as March after President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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