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Ann Coulter is our first woman president

Ann Coulter is our first woman president

by digby


And Fox News pundits are the cabinet. The man in the White House is their puppet:

We can’t overstate the severity of President Trump’s buyer's remorse from signing last month's spending bill. It could even be a turning point in his presidency, on the issue of immigration and his level of cooperation with Republican leaders; Sources who’ve discussed it with Trump say it freaked him out to see the array of usually friendly faces on Fox News’ opinion shows ripping into him for signing a bill that spent a ton of money, but gave lots away to liberal priorities and did little for his signature promise to build a wall.

Truth is that Trump had little clue what was in the largest spending bill ever passed. Conventional wisdom on Capitol Hill has been that nothing will happen on immigration after the early failure to cut a deal this year. Republican leadership sources were telling us that the court decision to keep DACA alive took away Trump’s deadline and removed the pressure on Congress to act. But now some of those sources are nervous, realizing that Trump won’t let the issue fade into the background.

Trump wants action to toughen immigration laws, and he’s hopping mad that it hasn't happened. He’s grasping at whatever executive tools are available. But watch for him to force action before the end of September, when the government funding expires.

A lot could change between now and then. But based on what Trump has been telling confidants, we expect a showdown — and possibly a shutdown — then.

Be smart: An election eve fracas that forces Republicans to contemplate a government shutdown vs. harsher immigration laws will motivate some Republican voters. But it could further endanger vulnerable Republican incumbents in swing seats, in a campaign year already stacked against them.


It's not necessarily Trump who wants action on immigration. Immigration is a hard issue and he doesn't really have a clue what to do about it. It's the wingnuts who enslave him who want to see Latinos suffer. He'd be happy to exercise his hatred against the Chinese or Muslims or get tough on drugs and put a lot of black people in jail. He'll be happy to declare victory against ISIS and stage his big parade with machines that go boom. Whatever makes it look like he's "winning" is what he wants.

But hate radio now runs the most powerful nation on earth and they want to see some Mexicans get put in their place and Trump is failing to get that done. They want their wall. They want their mass deportations. He's not delivering. And that has got him nervous.