(Tea Party PAC) – In response to the media flurry over closely-watched Oval Office meeting between Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader and presumed Speaker of the House for next term, Nancy Pelosi, conservative David Limbaugh scorched the Dem leaders for their childish tactics.
While the media milked the combative tone between Schumer, Pelosi, and Trump for all it was worth, and Limbaugh acknowledges he had some less-than-ideal moments, but that what was really on display during the meeting was Schumer and Pelosi’s desperation.
“Instead of listening to the media’s version, watch the video,” Limbaugh wrote. “President Trump set the tone of the meeting, and it was decidedly cordial, saying it was a great honor to have Pelosi and Schumer there and acknowledging that they’ve worked very hard on various bipartisan initiatives, such as criminal justice reform and the farm bill.
“Trump then turned to ‘the wall,’ saying Republicans support it and he would like to avoid a government shutdown over the issue while acknowledging that it is a very difficult issue because Republicans and Democrats are ‘on very opposite sides.’”
Limbaugh notes that the moment Trump let Pelosi take the floor, it all started to go downhill.
Pelosi, you will have noticed if you caught any of the video or audio of the trainwreck meeting, made a point to call a potential government shutdown a “Trump shutdown.”
“You should not have a Trump shutdown,” she said, according to a transcript of the meeting from the White House.
“Notice the blatantly calculating way she spun this as a ‘Trump shutdown’ rather than a possible impasse that could lead to a government shutdown,” Limbaugh explains. “Also note: Pelosi drew first blood, and it was deliberate.”
When Trump responded to the suggestion that he may push a bill that was destined to fail in the House that “the problem is the Senate, because we need 10 Democrats to vote, and they won’t vote.”
“That’s not the point, Mr. President. The point is that there are equities to be weighed,” Pelosi rambled on. “And we are here to have a conversation in a (prayerful/careful) way.”
After quite a bit of back-and-forth between Pelosi and the President, Schumer waltzed in to mansplain for Pelosi.
“We have a lot of disagreements here. The Washington Post today gave you a lot of Pinocchios, because they say you constantly misstate how much of the wall is built, and how much there — But that’s not the point here. We have a disagreement about the wall,” Schumer interjected.
He then went out of his way to mention that Trump has “called 20 times to shut down the government. You say, I want to shut down the government. We don’t.”
Schumer, Limbaugh notes, was “ignoring that Trump had specifically said in this meeting that he does not want that.”
“Then a frustrated Pelosi said they needed to call a halt to the discussion because they had come in to the meeting in good faith to discuss with Trump how they could keep the government open,” Limbaugh continues.
“Again, Trump was not the one talking about a shutdown; he was talking about the wall and border security, the former being indispensable to the latter. Like Pelosi, Schumer said they should ‘debate in private,’ while Pelosi was insultingly mumbling, ‘We have taken this conversation to a place that is devoid, frankly, of fact.’ In other words, ‘You’re lying, President Trump, because you won’t agree to our partisan version of reality.’”
A theme is starting to emerge here: the Democrats are insistent that everything they say is indisputably factual and that if Trump, or anyone else, disagrees, they’re just ignoring the truth.
“Pelosi lamented again that they were having the debate in public after having come in to the meeting in good faith, and Trump rightly noted, ‘It’s not bad, Nancy. It’s called transparency,’” Limbaugh explains.
“Pelosi responded, ‘It’s not transparency when we’re not stipulating to a set of facts.’ Are you kidding me? Unless you agree with Democrats on the facts, the discussion can’t be transparent?” Limbaugh noted. “This is the same logic by which leftists ban expression of opinions that don’t agree with theirs. I hope people are paying attention.”
Then there was the moment when Pelosi asked Trump to “let us have a conversation where we don’t have to contradict in public the statistics that you put forth, but instead can have a conversation about what will really work, and what the American people deserve from us at this uncertain time in their lives.”
In short, the Democrats are trying to convince us that the only possible positive outcome for the American people is to adhere to their agenda.
“Just as the mood was beginning to soften, Schumer again turned to Trump and accused him of wanting to shut the government down, and again Trump denied it,” Limbaugh writes. “It was only after repeated haranguing that Trump indicated he was tired of playing semantic games and said that if they want to put the shutdown on him, fine, he would be willing to shut down the government if he could not get the wall.
“How can anyone believe that the Democrats support border security — wall or no wall — when they have repeatedly broken their promises to work with Republicans on it, when they demonize all opponents of illegal immigration and amnesty as racists, when they oppose all reasonable measures to guard the border, and when many of them actually advocate the elimination of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement?”
“It’s undeniable that Pelosi and Schumer initiated the aggressive exchanges, that they personally insulted Trump and were rude and condescending to him, that they openly objected to transparency, and that they misrepresented their own position on border security,” Limbaugh summarizes.
“Say what you want about Trump, but he very honestly said that he was determined to get a border wall, that he preferred to have this discussion in front of the entire world and that he would be willing for the government to shut down over it. Pelosi and Schumer are just as willing to shut down the government over it but unwilling to be honest about it,” Limbaugh concluded. “I applaud President Trump for bringing this issue front and center and exposing the fraudulent and reckless position of the Democratic leadership on border security.”
Typical Democrats: they create problems, then blame the Republicans for them, all the while strategically ignoring the fact that they’re the ones refusing to compromise.