Shutdown

January 20, 2018 |

The deadline for a stopgap spending bill came Friday night, and the Senate (which needs a 60-vote margin to overcome a filibuster) failed to pass the bill that the House passed, so the government is officially shut down. To listen to Democrats, that means “people will DIE, and it’s all the Republicans’ fault!” In reality, it means non-essential services will be put on hold, and government workers will have to wait for their paychecks until this is settled. It's happened before, and somehow, we're all still alive.

Democrats are holding up funding because they want to include legalizing the children of illegal immigrants who are on the DACA program without including the border security measures President Trump is demanding. They somehow believe that that takes precedence over funding the CHIP children’s health insurance program, paying our troops, and other important functions of government. They also believe it's a safe gamble that Americans will blame the Republicans, who voted to keep the government funded, for the government not being funded. Bear in mind, these are the same people who thought the safest bet of the century was that Hillary would win the presidency. They also think voters will believe they’re doing this as a stand on principle that we “can’t keep kicking the can down the road.” This from the party that just added $10 trillion to the national debt in eight years. They've kicked that can so many times, the toes of their loafers are worn through.

There’s an old saying: “Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.” Well, Democrats got their government shutdown, and they got the public’s attention. Everyone now knows exactly what their priorities are. But if they think this will be painful, don't count on it. During previous shutdowns, most Americans barely noticed the difference. Democrats’ constituencies are much more likely to suffer from a cutoff of government services than Republicans’ will. Plus they no longer have a friendly White House to let them pull ridiculous stunts that make it more painful, like putting barricades up in front of monuments or closing down access to national forests (only God can make a tree, but apparently it takes federal money to allow you to look at one.) And President Trump is likely to view the shutdown as a convenient way to identify the “non-essential government agencies” that need to get the ax.

Here’s some sincere advice to my friends across the aisle: get the government turned back on ASAP. You’re dealing with a President who came to town on a promise to shut off the lights, and you just helped him by refusing to pay the electric bill.

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  • francis bernardone

    01/27/2018 04:39 AM

    from ABOVE to Huck: 2 different simple, yet mega-powerful inspired strategies to affect tremendous, societal good:
    1- Utilizing truth to destroy the Democratic Party!!!
     Conservatives must coin them: ‘Baby Murdering Party!’ 
    (GOD considering this name a perfect fit!)
    Evidently, the word abortion does not register in the numb mindset of countless multitudes of Americans
    GOD wants all Americans knowing all that Party represents! (Baby killers is what GOD thinks of when He thinks of them!)
    Along those same lines, Black America is the backbone of that party (95% who vote, vote democrat). 
    Additionally, all devout muslims, even jihadist types, uniformly vote demon-crat (Freudian slip?)
    Unlike the public face of that party, the heathen liberals, both black Americans & the muslims are overwhelming, religious folk!
     In their communities, countless multitudes vote democrat without knowing all they are voting for. They surmise they are merely voting against the bad guys, the white racists, the Republicans!
    For that reason, the LORD insists this evil portion of their agenda grandstanded, so no one who votes for them can plead ignorance when they stand before the divine tribunal! (The above strategy will destroy that evil political party!)

    2- Reminding black american’s of God’s requirement, for them to be acceptable to HIM, they must always act in righteousness (Jesus said, “Lest your righteousness is greater than the Pharisees, you will not inherit heaven”)
    *Bob Marley, famous icon of both black & white america spoke the following statement, “I’m not on the black man’s side, I’m not on the white man’s side, I’m on GOD’s side” (his pic accompanied by that quote must be heavily promoted thru t-shirt sales, bumper stickers, and other venues so it will be read & pondered by all in black America!!!

    Last but certainly not least: Just as a trailer advertises an upcoming movie, in the same way what you have thusfar read is a small sample of inspired strategies I am entrusted with (including inspired strategies to resurrect Christianity, expose Islam for what it is; satan’s stealth religion, and much more!). Therefore, not for vainglory’s sake, but for the sake of GOD’s greater good to manifest, I must get credit for the above sampling or these other strategies won't become a reality (ie: the kingdom of Heaven will seriously be shorted!)

  • FRANKLIN ANDERSON ANDERSON

    01/24/2018 11:56 PM

    ALONG WITH THE FIRST LOAD OF ILLEGALS DEPORTED SHOULD BE PELOSIE AND SCHUMER TO LOOK AFTER THE ILLEGALS SINCE THEY ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT THEM!

  • Stephen Russell

    01/22/2018 08:35 PM

    I say Defund Govt now, or next shutdown IE Permenent Non Essential services Gone from FY budget.
    No personnel, etc Gone from outdated agencies, interagencies etc GONE & put money to cut Debt & or to voters IE 40K per Legal Voter.
    CUT Deep the Deep State from miscl junk & deadwood alone, IE say 100B worth alone.
    Send checks to Voters via IRS & said checks 40K from Govt waste sources & NOT Taxed.
    Boom for voters alone & raise taxes on Leftists IE Groups, Organz who are NeverTrumpers alone

  • Alan C. Fitzgerald

    01/22/2018 05:34 PM

    Mike,
    In my opinion, the entire country would be better off if our "leaders" simply shut it down and left it that way! Their shenanigans in trying to outwit one another are not necessary for a functioning government and I dislike their ego building at the expense of the taxpaying citizens of the United States! They SHOULD NEVER put the welfare of illegal aliens of whatever age, or for whatever reason, above the welfare of the CITIZENS!

    My thought is that if those "kids" really want to use the excuse about wanting to re-unify their families, they should seriously think about doing it in their country and at their expense! They are the ones that are illegal! It's not us!
    Alan Fitzgerald
    Harlingen, TX

  • Daisy

    01/22/2018 05:14 PM

    We would be EXTREMELY disappointed if President Trump legalized these "children:" - border security measures or not. That would be a gross violation on the platform upon which he was elected.
    Both these "children" and all "anchor babies" need to be returned to their native countries, along with their add-on family members. While the Democrats will pull out their hair and rend their clothes and convince well-meaning Republicans of the harsh horror of such an act, it would be in accordance with the laws deriving from the Constitution of the United States of America (which the concept of anchor babies and DACA violate). When these laws are violated, no one retains respect for the law - neither the original violators, nor our own citizens.
    It is a sorrowful scenario that these "children" should have been subjected to this because of their parents bad decisions, but often in life, the sins of the parents rest on the children; and the willful determination of our past political bodies - Congress, the Presidency and the Court who all chose to ignore the established laws of our land, have contributed to this sorrow, both for these "dreamers" and for our own citizens. We will NOT get a Right outcome, by adding one wrong to another already existent one. The only true course is to correct and undo the "wrong" and start over again in the "right" direction.

  • Cindy A. Barach

    01/22/2018 04:33 PM

    I feel strongly that anyone that is not a United States citizen and is found to be protesting AGAINST our country and our laws ought to be immediately removed from our country and permanently barred from EVER COMING BACK!!!!!!!

  • Pastor James A. Henson

    01/22/2018 04:29 PM

    To whom it concerns: Well, veterans that get their claims denied so they can fund these illegal immigrants to stay in our country. These illegals have not put their lives on the line so that Americans can live in freedom. The founding fathers are turning in their graves. We veterans should be living in comfort because we put our lives on the line. It's a disgrace e and a smack in the face to the millions and millions of veterans that have served and get the short end of the stick because of the pitiful leadership of many of the democratic leaders lik Pelosi. All she cares about is herself and getting the votes from the illegal dreamers. California is so in debt because of a pitiful governed and his socialist agenda. All he cares about is destroying America by no obeying the law of the land. Shameful and disgraceful.

  • Dawn Vezie

    01/22/2018 03:34 PM

    Sooooo sick of the B.S.!!!!!
    We are tired of the hand outs and breaking laws for political pets. Do your job or get out!

  • Cheri Henderson

    01/22/2018 02:39 PM

    I have a question that I don't remember ever hearing a good explanation for this issue:
    Governor,
    Thank you so much for helping to educate us on important national issues.
    You may have addressed this many times and perhaps i have missed hearing your answer.

    Is citizenship too difficult for illegal immigrants to obtain? I have heard of some cases where children were brought into the U.S. and are now grown with commendable aspirations and eductions and I am all in favor of them contributing to our society. However, I never hear anything about these grown children (or their parents) making an effort to become legal citizens. Why is that?

  • Mack McMullan

    01/22/2018 02:14 PM

    What President Trump needs is a "go fund me page", and lets just see how many Americans agree with "Trumps Border Wall" and would gladly "kick in" to see our borders safe and secure, therefore putting less strain on the federal budget and the Democrats could see how many American stand by our President.

  • Roxanne Boggiano

    01/22/2018 01:54 PM

    It was actually comical watching Cryin'Chuckie slink back from HIS shutdown. The democratic party is out of touch with its citizens. They are banking on the illegals for future votes because nobody except the far left loons support their insane policies. I can't wait til November when I get to vote against Schumer & Cuomo. We will need Trump rallies in Buffalo & Rochester to get people out to vote. Upstate New Yorkers tend to accept self defeat too early & forego the voting booth. It's time that ends.
    PS. Gov Huckabee, you have the best humor. Definitely something that is needed during these more difficult times.

  • Phyllis Hughes

    01/22/2018 01:50 PM

    Keep getting request from the RNC for donations but refuse to give them any until they start working together to get this government back on track. Need to get their priorities straight......what is really important...illegal immigrants or unborn babies for one!
    Can't understand why the Republicans can't agree on anything...they should just join the democrats and show their true colors!
    Which by the way is "yellow"

  • Nancy Andrews

    01/22/2018 01:39 PM

    I have to say President Trump can't do anything to make the Democrats in the congress and senate. Schumer wanted to know where was Trump. Trump already told him on Friday and he wasn't changing his mind. Schumer and all his buddies need remember what happened in the last election. We cannot keep everything running if the Democrats continue to do their shenanigans. I think both Republicans and Democrats should be on notice that the American people are noticing what they are doing and the way the President election happened we will do the same in November 2018. We are tired of the way they are running things. The swamp is not working! It is time the quiet majority get involved and VOTE.

  • Linda Rath

    01/22/2018 01:30 PM

    Well, its Monday here and the senate just voted to reopen the gov't. I think "we" need to keep hammering on the fact that this was the democrat gov't shutdown/Schumer shutdown! Because it was, along with the few republicans who also chose not to vote for our military, etc. As Rush just commented, the Republicans have finally grown a backbone, and pushed back against the Dems. Good for them--I hope they learn from this and increase their momentum to pass the PEOPLE's agenda as per President Trump, and stop playing games! Thanks for the continued good commentary, Gov. Huckabee!

  • Pete

    01/22/2018 01:16 PM

    Mike, I think it would be prudent for your to bring forth what is on everyone's mind....when the Gov't shutdown occurs, the members of Congress should loose the pay/benefits for that month and however long the shutdown exists. They control it and they should fell the pain more so than any other citizen in this country.
    This would also be a great item to put on the election ballot if there is any doubt of how our fellow citizens feel about this subject.

  • Laura Huber

    01/22/2018 01:15 PM

    Mike,
    I totally disagree. DACA needs to pass now not later or not at all. The Republicans are mules and have held our government in hostage over the last year with their agenda and never compromising. I feel you and the Republicans are a disgrace to our country and very greedy. The Senate should not have reopened the government right now for DACA still did not pass. I do not trust you to pass it later on!
    I believe in new or better immigration security, not a expensive wall that will not work! I feel all dreamers and non-criminal illegal immigrants should be given amnesty now! It broke my heart to see the family torn apart on the news as the man who lived here for 30 years had to leave.

  • Janet Day

    01/22/2018 12:30 PM

    Dear Mike Huckabee, Thank you for your informative newsletters. I trust that our President will stand strong until there is an acceptable agreement regarding immigration policies. Does this government shutdown includes a delay in Congressional paychecks? Frankly, I wonder what Congress has accomplished - what about "working together to serve" the public interests? Let's help our veterans first and foremost, and fix our immigration system! May God bless and protect our president, the vice president, and those men and women who are working hard to serve this great nation. I am so grateful for Pres. Trump, as the alternative would have been disastrous for working Americans. Thank you, Mike, and yes, Sarah is doing a fabulous job - she's patient, poised, lovely and an excellent communicator.

  • Sharon Milnes

    01/22/2018 12:02 PM

    Mike, you are so right. I am disgusted with Democrats right now. I truly hope that more of their supporters will accept the truth. The mainstream media and some Hollywood celebrities will definitely not help.

  • Linda Ward

    01/22/2018 12:01 PM

    While I agree with you that the Dems are primarily responsible for this shut down, I can't help but believe that if Pres. Trump had not spent much of his first year demeaning and name calling many of his fellow Republicans and Democrats, not to mention his often vulgar language, we would not be at this point. He had the opportunity to mend fences and build unity, which is what he said he would do. However, he constantly put his ego first and let his twitter feed show us all just how impulsive and insecure he is when his feelings get hurt. If he would only concentrate on the JOB of being President and let the small stuff roll off his back, he'd have more people (like me) who see only his accomplishments, not his thin skin. He too is partly responsible for this shut down...he's made a lot of enemies in Congress rather than co-workers.

  • Joan Logan

    01/22/2018 11:58 AM

    Since the Democrats have brought the Government to a standstill, I think they, too, should not receive their pay, just like all the other people that will have to wait until the problem is resolved. I am totally fed up with Congress. I don't think they care anything about the people they represent.

  • Donald R. Heath

    01/22/2018 11:55 AM

    I think that all senators and representatives and all their aides and staff should have their wages frozen or better yet take all those wages and redistribute to our military men and women. Isn't that what liberal socialism promotes is redistribution. Guarantee if aides and staff lost their wages, they would get their bosses attention.
    Enjoy your newsletter and commentaries.
    Donald R. Heath

  • tom jeffs

    01/22/2018 11:52 AM

    TRUMP SUPER BOWL ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    can you imagine any game more AMERICAN ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    PATRIOTS vs EAGLES - - - - - - -

    Make America Great Again ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    BUT - - - - - - -

    Paul Revere not on the roster for Boston - - - - - - -

    Thomas Jefferson not on roster for Philadelphia - - - - - - -

    d'ya think the Russians meddled ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

  • tom jeffs

    01/22/2018 11:49 AM

    TRUMP SUPER BOWL ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    can you imagine any game more AMERICAN ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    PATRIOTS vs EAGLES - - - - - - -

    Make America Great Again ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    BUT - - - - - - -

    Paul Revere not on the roster for Boston - - - - - - -

    Thomas Jefferson not on roster for Philadelphia - - - - - - -

    d'ya think the Russians meddled ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

  • tom jeffs

    01/22/2018 11:49 AM

    TRUMP SUPER BOWL ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    can you imagine any game more AMERICAN ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    PATRIOTS vs EAGLES - - - - - - -

    Make America Great Again ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    BUT - - - - - - -

    Paul Revere not on the roster for Boston - - - - - - -

    Thomas Jefferson not on roster for Philadelphia - - - - - - -

    d'ya think the Russians meddled ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

  • tom jeffs

    01/22/2018 11:48 AM

    TRUMP SUPER BOWL ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    can you imagine any game more AMERICAN ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    PATRIOTS vs EAGLES - - - - - - -

    Make America Great Again ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    BUT - - - - - - -

    Paul Revere not on the roster for Boston - - - - - - -

    Thomas Jefferson not on roster for Philadelphia - - - - - - -

    d'ya think the Russians meddled ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

  • tom jeffs

    01/22/2018 11:47 AM

    TRUMP SUPER BOWL ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    can you imagine any game more AMERICAN ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    PATRIOTS vs EAGLES - - - - - - -

    Make America Great Again ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    BUT - - - - - - -

    Paul Revere not on the roster for Boston - - - - - - -

    Thomas Jefferson not on roster for Philadelphia - - - - - - -

    d'ya think the Russians meddled ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

  • tom jeffs

    01/22/2018 11:44 AM

    TRUMP SUPER BOWL ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    can you imagine any game more AMERICAN ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    PATRIOTS vs EAGLES - - - - - - -

    Make America Great Again ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    BUT - - - - - - -

    Paul Revere not on the roster for Boston - - - - - - -

    Thomas Jefferson not on roster for Philadelphia - - - - - - -

    d'ya think the Russians meddled ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

  • tom jeffs

    01/22/2018 11:44 AM

    TRUMP SUPER BOWL ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    can you imagine any game more AMERICAN ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    PATRIOTS vs EAGLES - - - - - - -

    Make America Great Again ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    BUT - - - - - - -

    Paul Revere not on the roster for Boston - - - - - - -

    Thomas Jefferson not on roster for Philadelphia - - - - - - -

    d'ya think the Russians meddled ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

  • tom jeffs

    01/22/2018 11:40 AM

    TRUMP SUPER BOWL ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    can you imagine any game more AMERICAN ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    PATRIOTS vs EAGLES - - - - - - -

    Make America Great Again ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    BUT - - - - - - -

    Paul Revere not on the roster for Boston - - - - - - -

    Thomas Jefferson not on roster for Philadelphia - - - - - - -

    d'ya think the Russians meddled ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

  • richard chambers

    01/22/2018 11:18 AM

    The dems keep saying they want to save 700,000 or 800,000 dreamers. If they really mean it have them list in the bill the name, age, ss# and other identifying information about each one they want to save. We all know the real number is some 3.7 million, and not voting allowed unless they go through the same citizenship requirements that "Legal immigrants" must go through to become a citizen and earn the right to vote. Make that the only amendment. Do not even mention the wall until after they refuse to go along with this amendment that will show their true intentions.

  • Elizabeth

    01/22/2018 11:16 AM

    interesting, returned to Bernie Sanders article and just picture there and other info below

  • Kenneth D Byers

    01/22/2018 11:15 AM

    Mike, I will stand by our President every minute of every hour of every day as the Dumbocrat's continue their Never Trump action's each hour of every day!!!. Let's make America Great Again shall we..... Stupid bunch of Obstructionist's!!!
    Kindest Regards
    KB

  • June Frick

    01/22/2018 11:15 AM

    MIKE I AM A CONSERVATIVE....and truly I am upset with the Republicans who call themselves Republicans. If we had their votes for Pres. Trump, (who I helped elect) to forward his agenda, we would not be in this shutdown now.... I am so tired of these Rinos , and wish we could get them out of the Congress.... They do nothing to help our cause.
    Mike, I LOVE your new program on TBN....I see it in Richmond, Va. At 8:00 p.m. on Saturday night...Great job, thank you.....June Frick

  • ROSE VAN ALSTYNE

    01/22/2018 11:15 AM

    GOV. HUCKABEE: IT WOULD SEEM TO ME, THERE ARE VERY FEW IN WASHINGTON TRULY INTERESTED IN THE WELFARE OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY! MORE INTERESTED IN VOTES, HOLDING SEAT! TIME FOR TERM LIMITS TO BE ON BALLOT! NO MORE LIFETIME POSITIONS!
    IT SEEMS THE LEFT ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ILLEGALS THAN THE AMERICAN CITIZENS! THEY KNOW IF THEY WIN AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS, GUARANTEE VOTES.
    SHAMEFUL!
    I AM 79, WORKED 44 YRS. MY LATE HUSBAND WORKED 44 YRS, & SETVED HIS COUNTRY DURING KOREAN WAR.
    I LIVE IN $17,000 A YEAR. NANCY MAY BE SURPRISED TO HEAR, I WOULD NOT CONSIDER $50. CRUMBS, LET ALONE, $1000. IF I HAD THAT, COMBINED WITH THE $400. I RECEIVE FROM " HEAP", I COULD PAY MY PROPERTY TAX ( REDUCED BECAUSE OF AGE & HUSBAND'S MILITARY DEDUCTION) IN FEBRUARY INSTEAD OF JULY, WHEN I AM USUALLY ABLE TO PAY.
    MOST OF CONGRESS IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH " US"!. CANNOT MAKE DECISIONS FOR US!
    I GREW UP IN THE BEST OF TIMES, THIS IS THE WORST!!
    CORRUPTION HAS ENVELOPED OUR GOVERNMENT. NO ONE HAS THE GUTS, WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS, TO FACE THE LEFT.
    JUST AS NO ONE HAS HAD THE GUTS TO BRING CHARGES AGAINST CLINTONS, WHY??? HOW DID THEY GET SO MUCH POWER? WHY IS OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM AFRAID OF THEM?? SO MANY QUESTIONS, THAT WILL NEVER BE ANSWERED! SO SAD. FEEL SORRY FOR OUR GRAND & GREAT- GRANDCHILDREN, & FUTURE GENERATIONS. THEY WILL NEVER KNOW HOW GREAT OUR COUNTRY INCE WAS. WE ARE BEING TAKEN OVER BY EVIL!!
    THANK YOU SIR, FOR YOUR HONESTY, PATRIOTISM & FAITH. AND FOR SARAH??

    MRS. ROSE VAN ALSTYNE

  • Elizabeth

    01/22/2018 11:14 AM

    power box has placed other material over a portion of the Bernie Sanders article, cannot read with this interference

  • Donald Nutter

    01/22/2018 11:12 AM

    We should make sure that congress does not get paid while they are doing nothing. Stop their high price medical benefits and all of the perks they have voted for themselves. I HAVE BEEN A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT most of my life but no more. I probably have voted for more republicans in my life than democrats. I vote for the person, or the lesser of two evils!!!!!!!! I am sick of the way the democrats are trying to hold our country hostage to their petty wishes. They are only trying to hold on to their personal power, they don,t care about the country!!!

  • Jean Bartlett

    01/22/2018 11:12 AM

    Military protections are essential government functions and should be paid on time. Congress which does have to work to clean up the messes they make should not and back pay should not be an option either. Including items in a budget bill that are totally unrelated should never be able to be passed. Withholding votes for DACA is a disgrace to the American people. Putting rights of illegals who have no rights ahead of Americans whether born here or who immigrates legally is wrong. Democrats totally own this issue. Take up this issue after funding the government.

  • Norman Leal

    01/22/2018 11:10 AM

    Since "non essential services" are shut down why not look into eliminating some?

  • Dawn Smith

    01/22/2018 11:05 AM

    Do members of the House & Senate have to wait for their paychecks? Are their paychecks more essential than our enlisted, border patrol,... I wonder what would happen if House & Senate didn’t receive a paycheck, health care, retirement, & other Perks?

  • Emelda LaVonne Williams

    01/22/2018 11:00 AM

    Amen!!

  • Robert Driskell

    01/22/2018 10:44 AM

    You mentioned the filibuster in your article. In all seriousness, to me the filibuster sounds like a childish technique used to sidestep or ignore actually dealing with an issue (kind of like a technique a child would use). In your opinion, is the filibuster something we need? Sounds to me like a waste of time that could be spent actually doing something worthwhile. Am I misunderstanding something about the filibuster? Thanks again for all you do. Love your show.
    Robert

  • Linda cude

    01/22/2018 10:36 AM

    I do not like that Democrats are holding the fed give hostage in order to get what they want. I am not completely sure what the republicans are Asking for besides stipppng the DACA program. I do agree that something should be done about it. However as a teacher, I have seen several DACA students come through out school and become productive adults in our community. But, as a parent of a college student, I also get tired of non citizen students receiving money for college and my son receives no money. There has to be a solution that would allow DACA children already here , who don it have a record to remain in our country if they seek citizenship. Rounding them up and sending them out is not the answer.

    I will tell you also, as a person on the outside, all of the news we receive makes everyone in Washington appear like a bunch of fools. I know this is not the case, but we are tired of the spectacle and woujd like to see more results.

    Thank you for your service

  • Eddie Smith

    01/22/2018 10:30 AM

    Mike, Alice and I are SO grateful for your godly influence in America.
    Sarah is remarkable!
    God bless you. We are praying with and for you.

  • Guy McArthur

    01/22/2018 10:29 AM

    "I think" the government would move a lot smoother if "all the Obama appointees" were removed from office.

  • Georgie Bailey

    01/22/2018 10:27 AM

    I love and admire President Trump. He's been fighting the devil ever since (or before) he took office. "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" so is the whole democratic party female or does it just seem that way? We have traitors even in our republican party but they are still there. Can people not see what is right and what is wrong for our country? Can't they see our Vets and our American people should come before other people, people who have had years to become citizens, and should have raised children to become citizens? These illegals hate our country and have no respect for it but want to stay here. If I went to another country illegally, I would be put in jail or deported. If somehow they would let me stay, I could not show disrespect for their country, for their laws. Even to be there legally, I could not do that. I'm 72, I live on SS, I draw about 3/4 of my late husband's, and I get none of mine. Its all less because he passed away and I had to start drawing at 60. And I think, where has the other 1/4 of his gone, and all of mine gone. To people who won't work, to illegals? Who knows. Now the dumb dems want us to continue to support illegals and their off spring? Its not right. First of all our Veterans are the ones who have earned it. To many in our country living on the streets while able bodied people get the handouts, free everything. I have rattled on but I get angry over all of it, and my mind just goes on and on, but maybe you can understand what point I'm trying to make. The dems either need to become "real citizens" or get out of the country. They are ruining our country. I never thought I could feel this bitter towards some people. gjbailey

  • Paul Yoder

    01/22/2018 10:26 AM

    Okay, I agree, this is Schumer's shutdown. However, I am seeing something that I was told repeatedly would NEVER happen, AMNESTY. When did we, the Republican voter, agree that people who came here illegally would receive citizenship? I hear Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Lamar Alexander, etc etc etc saying "We're ok with giving citizenship to those 'DACA' kids, even though they broke our laws when they came here." Even the DACA proclamation by President Obama broke the law, as the President does NOT have the authority to pick and choose which laws he likes and will enforce. This amnesty is a slap in the face to law abiding Americans, and all those who have been legal immigrants in the past.

  • Cheryl L Marcum

    01/22/2018 10:18 AM

    I find Chuck Schumer and the rest of the "rino" democrats, totally out of touch with American Citizens. They have been out of touch for some time! It is also PAST TIME there are CAPS on the number of terms the Senate and Congress can serve. We need to push the Convention of States, which I have signed the petition, to really get serious about this. We know that the people in power in both Houses, will not do it. The main reason the U.S. is in such a State, is because these people have made it a lifetime job. They continue to be reelected, and for the life of me, I have no clue why, when so many people in their respective States are in such deplorable living conditions. Their Infrastructure is dire. Many cities are in disrepair, especially in places like California, Chicago, and many others. But they continue to vote people like Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, John Lewis, Dick Durbin, and even NY Senator Schumer. And now Bill DeBlasio has followed Governor Jerry Brown, to protect Illegals, through Sanctuary status. Now the new New Jersey Governor is going to follow suit. How is it that they think they have the POWER to do this without the VOTE of the People? They are creating small Dictatorships, in the REPUBLIC of the United States, violating our Constitutional Laws concerning Illegal Immigration. Becoming like Venezuela, is not acceptable. And as long as the Democrats are in power in our cities and States, it will continue, unless the JUSTICE and DHS, step in and stop them! Most Americans can see this happening, even ship jumping Democrats see it, and that is why they left the party. I also see KEITH ELLISON, making statements to groups, (Pennsylvania), that any NEW people who think they are going to run on the Democratic ticket, they must pass a litmus test, and CONFORM to his policies, especially on the Illegal issue. If they do not completely get on board with the DNC agenda, they will not have his "PROTECTION". Sounds like INTIMIDATION, and a serious THREAT to their well being. The chair, TOM PEREZ, and Ellison, are RADICALS. They have turned this party into a SOCIALIST LEANING entity. This is sedition, by all definition. And, should there not be some sort of action taken against these Democratic Senators, for OBSTRUCTION, and VIOLATING THEIR OATHS OF OFFICE! The Senate has more than 300 Bills on his desk in the Senate, that have not even been heard? How does that happen? And so many confirmations that the Senate has not considered, for the President. This absurdity, needs to END!

  • Janice Short

    01/22/2018 10:11 AM

    OK, Americans. Remember each person who voted to shut down the government. Remember them well at the next election & VOTE THEM OUT! Remember, you are the ones who vote them in office & you are the ones who can fire them at the next election! Also, they think they should still get a paycheck while the government is shut down. Is this fair? All government workers, including Military workers, are going without a paycheck. How can we continue voting for these corrupt people??? WAKE UP!

  • Nancy Watt

    01/22/2018 10:04 AM

    Mike, Praying President Trump stands firm on his promises and decision and is not intimidated buy the Democrats lack of cooperation. If he stands firm The Democrats will give in especially if their own salaries were affected by a "shutdown". Praying for God to give the wisdom and favor of Solomon to President Trump .

  • Don Sandford

    01/22/2018 09:59 AM

    Get rid of the 60 vote " frog in the swamp" rule . It would be one more way Republican Leader McConnell would end the filibuster and open the flood gates to all pending legislation held up by Dem.Senator Schumer. Just another example of the go along climate by both republicans and democrats in the senate for so long .No way to run a country. Disgusting our military is being hurt by this policy . It is part of the swamp that needs to see the refreshing new light of day. The more I see the baby bickering the more it sickens me. Do something good and decent for the country for a change ! As a veteran I have little use or respect for people in authority who do not put our country first. Its time for a needed change in the senate.