TDS and the Border Wall

I must applaud Gary Horton’s column of 26 December, “Border Wall Shutdown Is a Bad Gift for Christmas”. It’s a glorious illustration of TDS: Trump Derangement Syndrome.

When Dem/socialist Obama was President and the Republican-controlled Congress blocked his proposals, leading to government shutdowns, the leftists bellowed that it was the Republicans who were at fault for being obstructionist.

Now that Republican President Trump’s border wall proposal is being blocked in the Senate by Dem/socialists, leading to a government shutdown, to those with TDS it’s still magically the Republican’s (Trump’s) fault.

If Trump were to announce he was on the verge of finding a cure for cancer Horton and his cohorts would demand he stop his “war on cancer”, their TDS is so bad.

As to the government “shutdown” itself… Meh. It’s the boogeyman doll the Dem/socialists like to wave around every time they don’t get their way when they throw a tantrum. I mean, really… who cares?

Have you noticed any effect at all on your own life? Some government workers are going to be having a paid-for-later vacation. A few parks may be shut down for a while, in the middle of winter, not exactly the big tourism season anyway. Big whoop.

The fact is that the border wall was Trump’s signature campaign issue, and he’s finally thrown down the gauntlet. There’s absolutely no doubt that a big part of the blame lies with Paul Ryan and his incompetent Speakership in the House while the Repubs had control until they lost it in the recent mid-term election. Ryan’s now gone; good riddance.

But make no mistake. This particular shutdown lies squarely in the laps of Pelosi and Schumer. They’re the ones leading the charge against funding the wall, all while trying to throw the blame off for their own actions onto Trump.

Not only was the wall Trump’s main issue, but it’s also an effective method of border control. I know the left likes to decry that reality, but all one has to do is look at Israel to see how effective a wall is to control a border.

This is an issue that’s worth going to the mats for. I hope Trump sticks to his guns.



©Brian Baker 2018


(Also published today in The Signal)

15 comments on “TDS and the Border Wall

  1. Kathy says:

    I hope Trump sticks to his guns too, and he just about has to, if he wants any shot at a second term. Although I wouldn’t blame him if he doesn’t want to run again.

    If this shutdown goes like the one during O’s reign, all those employees get back pay anyway, so it’s no big deal. Those headlines like ‘Border Patrol picks up up their last paycheck’ are purely for the sake of drama and to feed the TDS.

    Trump is supposed to meet with the heads of both parties this afternoon, so I’ll be curious to see how that goes.

  2. I wonder if Trump will try and make a deal on the wall by giving citizenship to the Dreamers.

  3. Grey Neely says:

    I hope Trump “sticks to his guns” and keeps the government in shutdown until the 5 billion dollars are allocated. Trump promised the wall during the campaign. And a promise is a promise.

    • BrianR says:

      Me, too, Grey, particularly after reading about what assholes Schumer and Pelosi acted like in their meeting today.

  4. CW says:

    Heads we win, tails you lose.

    That’s the Democrats’ philosophy of cooperative government, eh Brian?

    Trump’s loss (on the wall) is America’s loss. Hopefully he’ll stand firm.

  5. Nee says:

    In 2016 we spent 135 billion dollars on illegal immigrants. Add to that the 4 billion in tax fraud for the EITC and Red Nanny has the gall to offer a dollar when they’ve voted to give 2 billion in foreign aid? And you dare tell me that we can’t find 5 billion to fund the wall? It’s astounding to me that those voting to keep these people in power have no idea how they’re being snowed. They are giving the people they represent the biggest f. you on the planet –but what it’s all about is f-ing over Trump. You just can’t make this stuff up, can you? Stick it to them, sir. Call the National Security Emergency. Just. Do. It.

  6. MJP7200 says:

    Its funny watching the Schumosi wing change their narrative and excuses as to why it won’t work. Just yesterday Nan was saying we could use the same money for better roads leading up to the checkpoints. Perfect. Then you have Acosta yesterday decrying the lack of a crisis, behind a wall, of course.

    Its all too much, really. I think the momentum is swinging Trump’s way, as people recognize the tantrums the left are showing.

    Someone is holding them accountable to do something about immigration, and they have an opportunity to address DACA and other issues if they give a little.

    • BrianR says:

      They’re hypocritical idiots. There’s no such thing as “statesmen” any more anywhere on the left. They’re hell-bent on destroying the cultural and social institutions in this country so they can institute a socialist utopia. That’s why they won’t “give a little”. They’ve created what they see as a do-or-die showdown over one of their core issues, and painted themselves into a corner.

  7. Hi Brian, when is your next Op-Ed coming out? Chris

    • BrianR says:

      Well, Chris, thanks for asking. I don’t really know. I’ve got a couple of ideas in mind but have been pretty tied up with selling a house.

      Hopefully soon!

  8. ragnarsbhut says:

    The case of Trump Derangement Syndrome is absurd in many ways. I was also disturbed by Madonna claiming that she thought about blowing up the White House.

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