Swamp People: 47; Trump: 0

If this is the budget deal we get when Republicans control the House, the Senate and the presidency, there’s no point in ever voting for a Republican again.

Not only is there no funding for a wall, but — thanks to the deft negotiating skills of House Speaker Paul Ryan — the bill actually prohibits money from being spent on a wall.

At a CYA press conference on Tuesday, Trump’s ridiculously chipper budget director, Mick Mulvaney, described the bill’s prohibition on building a wall as a MAJOR win. (At least Mulvaney said it in English, unlike his all-Spanish 2014 townhall.)

True, there will be no wall. But the Democrats graciously agreed to allow the administration to fix broken parts of any existing fences on up to 40 miles of our 3,000 mile border.

The other big wins, according to Mulvaney, are:

1) more defense spending, which is fantastic news, because I was worried Boeing and Lockheed Martin CEOs were falling behind Mark Zuckerberg with their gluttonous salaries; and

2) school choice, an obsession of Washington wonks that is hated out in America, where parents move to high-tax towns for the express purpose of avoiding schools full of disaffected urban youth, and the disaffected urban youth don’t want to spend two hours on a bus every day.

But Mulvaney assures us that this monstrosity of a spending bill has set things up beautifully for the next budget negotiation in October.

That has become the GOP’s official motto: “Next time!”

We can never win this time. Instead, Republicans’ idea is always to surrender this time, in hopes that their gentlemanliness will be rewarded by their mortal enemies next time. Then, next time comes, and Republicans again surrender in hopes of currying favor with the Democrats and the media for the next time.

Mulvaney’s most disturbing comment was to say that what upset Trump the most was the Democrats’ “spiking the football” on this deal.

Apparently, Trump’s fine with no wall — and everything else in a bill straight out of George Soros’ dream journal — if only the Democrats hadn’t been so rude as to tell the public about it. When your main complaint is that the other side is gloating too much, maybe you’re not that great a negotiator.

Yeah, sure, it’s only 100 days in, it’s an artificial deadline, the media is dying to say Trump has failed and so on.

Except: Planning for the wall should have begun on Nov. 9, and a spade should have been put into the earth to begin building it the day after Trump’s inauguration. Now, it’s 100 days later, and we still don’t have the whisper of a prospect of a wall.

Moreover, this isn’t one random bill funding Planned Parenthood (which this bill does). This is the budget deal. There won’t be another one like it until next October.

That’s a spectacular failure. Democrats have got to be pinching themselves, thinking, Am I dreaming this?

It’s theoretically possible that Trump could still build a wall, but he’s just massively lengthened the odds of ever prevailing. Sure, you can let the other team build a 20-point lead in first half and still come back to beat them, but it’s a lot easier if you don’t go into halftime 20 points down.

Trump entered the presidency with the only kind of power that matters. He didn’t owe Wall Street a thing. He didn’t owe anyone — not donors, lobbyists nor any political party. What he had was the people, passionately on his side.

But as soon as he got into office, Trump started giving away his miraculous, unprecedented power. Hey, Wall Street! Even though you didn’t give me any money, is it too late to be your friend?

No amount of abandoning his supporters will get Trump anywhere with Wall Street, Hollywood or the media. Their ferocity will simply shift to ridicule.

Admittedly, Trump has the enormous handicap of having to work through congressional Republicans, who are feckless cowards. If Speaker Ryan and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell had been around for Reagan’s firing of the air traffic controllers, they would have been hysterically screaming, No! You can’t do that — the planes will crash!

This isn’t new information. We knew Washington Republicans were useless. That’s why we elected such a comically improbable president as Donald J. Trump.

The deal was that we were getting the Hollywood version of a New York businessman: an uncouth, incurious rube — who would be ruthless in getting whatever he wanted.

In addition to being the only candidate for president in either party taking America’s side on trade, immigration, jobs and crime, what set Trump apart was his promise that we would finally win.

Remember? There would be so much winning, we were going to get “sick and tired of winning,” and beg him, “Please, please, we can’t win anymore. … It’s too much. It’s not fair to everybody else.”

We’re not winning. We’re losing, and we’re losing on the central promise of Trump’s campaign.

How would Trump, the businessman, react if an underling charged with developing a new golf course could never break ground?

What if the subordinate’s progress reports sounded like this: I have given 21 speeches to various chambers of commerce and neighborhood groups, assuring them that there’s going to be a golf course. Everywhere I go, I say, “Don’t worry about it. It’s going to be built!” I have started a commission to study developing a golf course. I have put up a sign saying, “Golf course coming!” And I have caved, and caved, and caved — so now our opponents know what good guys we are.

Trump would fire that employee so fast your head would spin.

We want the ruthless businessman we were promised.

Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events.
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  • If Americans were sneaking into Mexico, to work, and send cash$$ back home,- They’d,-[ the Mexicans] , would have Machine gun nests on the Border! Americans can’t even buy/run a business in Mexico, W/O a Mexican Partner! I lived in Texas over 10 yrs. Been to Mexico Many Times! We need to DO Them, Like THEY Do Us!! Screw all Demon-Ratz!

    • Keep it up mor0ns! There’ll come a day when they will take back the Southwest starting with Texas.

      • Hey’ Eric The RED’!! You’re a Yankee Ain’t cha?? Never Lived there?? Look up’ Ruling Oligarchy’. I hold a B.A. Social Science, and Lived within 100 miles of the border in Tx., for 10+ yrs! Been to Mexico quite a few times. I am Fluent in Spanish! YOU don’t know, “Dick”! Oh! Sorry_ I’m SURE that You Do Know “DICK”! ,Intimately, by your Photo with those “Dark Boys” over your Eyes! Those Un-Armed ‘Beaners’ will “Die Like Dogs”, if they even tried to re-take the American S.W. No Guns! Only allowed Shotguns in Mexico! and, Not many of them! Americans living down there, are Armed to the MAX! No car or “Pick-Up has less than 10 firearms, in plain sight! No telling how many are hidden away!

        • Your clown college degree was entirely so you could dodge the draft, coward. Shut your ignorant mouth.

      • Even Grandmas in Texas are Armed to the Max! Let ’em come! Like I said YOU have NEVER Been Out of N.Y.!

        • They wouldn’t let you drive through NY, Bozo.

      • Molon labe

      • Never Happen, Unless you’re the Rabid Turn-coat Renegade Asshole going to ARM the Beaner Bastards!!

      • That’s funny Eric the Red! You don’t look like a ,La Raza Member,!

  • Ann needs to have a personal conversation with Trump. Make it happen.

    • Great idea. Coulter, Limbaugh, Levine and Trump alone in a room away from D.C. with no staff, family members or media to record any thing. Everything in D.C. is within the “remote surveillance sphere” of the Intelligence Agencies and others. We know Trump Tower is not secure and I suspect the Florida W.H. is also not secure either.

    • Ann Coulter for pres!

  • This is why you don’t elect a man who was a Democrat for 68 years of his 70 years of life. This is exactly why many of us CONSERVATIVES, didn’t jump on the “Trump Wagon” until election day, and then, only to stop Hillary! You wanted Trump, and now you’ve got him, and it truly looks like he is quickly reverting back to his Democrat ways of the 1st 68 years of his life! Gorsuch, might be the ONLY thing real conservatives get out of a Trump presidency. Let’s see who Trump nominates to replace Kennedy when he retires. Oh and that “Wall” he promised, don’t bet your house on him keeping that campaign promise, cause there is always going to be some reason he doesn’t do it or congress won’t fund it. If you want a wall, you better be throwing you lot in with Cruz’s El Chapo Bill. And the Military spending element of the new budget, is what is often referred to as the “Booby Prize” or “Participation Trophy”!

    • To put it as politely as possible “you are “full of excrement”. Trump like many people never and I repeat never was a registered member of any party. He like most people uses the only term left that stands for sanity and that is independent. Over the years I have voted for both R’s and D’s just like Trump. His donations to politicians are exactly what all businessmen do. They fund both sides because they need to in order to get their businesses a fair shake. So stuff your first sentence up your you know what. The main disadvantage Trump has is he has two political parties to fight against. Ryan learned his betrayal tactics from one of the best; John Boehner. Obama on the other hand had both parties on his side. The only side working for Trump are the people who voted for him as president. Now he needs to listen to them or he will be a one term wonder. Most republicans and democrats in Congress belong to that single party called “corrupt party”.

      • And to put it politely, sir, you are naive! Trump’s Progressive & Liberal views are VERY well documented for most of his years as a mover & shaker! You are correct in that both GOP and Dem are Progressive, by in large, but Trump is NOT being what he advertised he was during the campaign, and the fact that you don’t see that show how full of crap you are. Saying that’s how you do business, is the biggest cop-out when it comes to principles you could possibly type! So you supported say a Nazi Germany, as a business man, that would be just doing business as well? That whole B.S. “That’s just doing big business” doesn’t absolve Trump or anyone else of who the help keep in office. But again, go back 7 years ago and watch Trump interviews, you can’t get much more liberal if you try.

        • Go back to the demoncrats.

    • President Trump is doing about as good as he can until he figures out that Ryan and the rest of the Rinos, including Priebus, are America’s enemies.

      • How come so many of us figured out about the fake republicans even before the election? Why is Trump bowing before the RINOs feats of capitulation to the leftist desires? I am afraid it is because we (the electorate) keep these fake (RINO) republicans in office. Why , on G-d’s Green Earth, don’t we put REAL Republicans in office instead of these mealy mouthed (small “r”) jackals, AND do a recall on all who fail in their Constitutional Pledge.

    • I see the dimbocrats acting like Conservatives are back out. You must be missing Piglosi and Schmucker.

  • “We want the ruthless businessman we were promised.” Amen to that.

    Would love to see Ann’s critique of Trump’s staff picks. Recent reports about the Dims in his inner circle (family and Goldman) and their influence on him (agreeing with the last person to see him). Then there’s the inactivity in staffing the thousands (?) of positions in the Administration, which inactivity leads to the ‘Obama-holdover’ problem; but does he see it as a problem? Ann’s point here about how fast Trump would fire a non-performing project manager for a new golf course highlights the lack of action in this regard. Is he ok with his administration being lead by squads of Dims?

  • Finally….Ann has said what every Trump supporter is thinking……WTF we have the POTUS and both Houses of congress, a majority of stable people on the SCOTUS, and we still can’t build the wall, stop sanctuary cities, and pass a budget that reflects the Conservative attitude????????????

    Donald, you better pay attention to your support…..IF they leave you, you will be finished…..and the loyal base when it leaves…will NEVER return…….Build the wall, fire people who obstruct, be the pit bull businessman you were thought to be…..PROSECUTE those Libtards who have raped the American people….don’t become one of them!

    • Absolutely 100{5be752e6a2546dc4e6e2f4f637c8b6b9a634d589f947af2e09cfdaaa6f97c9dd} on target! DJT will be a lame duck POTUS for the remainder of his first term if he fails to fix the major problems the left-wing dims and key members of his own party are causing. Rest assured, if he lets this continue a vast majority of his base will stop all support of the GOP and let the country ‘go where the wild goose goes’, whatever the future may bring.

  • Oh Tear Down That Wall Mr Trump! I have visions of overloaded boats coming to our shores next or small planes flying low with people instead of drugs. Pay people better wages in Latin America and stop destroying their farm economies by flooding them with our subsidized big agra food and they won’t want to leave their homes, families and friends.

    Let’s face it, the secret behind the scenes Koch Topus Machine now owns most of congress and local politicians. If you don’t like what you are getting complain to them in Kansas. Republicans have no clue, no better solutions. They are driven by self serving greed. This Republic is dead and it’s the fault of corporations, banksters and the 1{5be752e6a2546dc4e6e2f4f637c8b6b9a634d589f947af2e09cfdaaa6f97c9dd} with plenty of help from Main Stream Media lead by Fox. We traded emperors and kings for CEOs and Chairmans.

    • While I agree with you do not forget CNN, MSNBC, Hollywood. From what I see you balme only the supposed right and the leftist communists are just as bad if not worse. Oh, and while you are at it blame NAFTA and willy Clinton.

  • Ann!! You are sooooooooo right!! DJT is the head of, not a nation run by its’ people, but a private corporation run by those whose only concern is the cushion that they make and keep for themselves to sit on! I am heartsick for our nation as we crumble into the the dust of history (in how many decades? Not that many!!). It WAS tooooo late for us to take back our nation!!!

  • Every point Ann makes is right, but I am not at all concerned about President Trump. When I played chess and someone made a move I did not expect, I knew it might be a bad move, but I also knew it might be a brilliant move. We elected an outsider and he is behaving like one by creating all manner of chaos. Chaos is necessary. Patience is required.

  • Most immigration is coming from the West,not the South.I live in the geographic center of So California and can tell you that immigration is coming from Asia.The potential for more immigration from Asia is also a lot larger than from Mexico/Central America,because there are billions of people in Asia.So,if you’re going to build a wall,maybe it would have to be along the west coast or in the air and I don’t think that’s going to happen,especially because Democrats control California and are encouraging more immigration.

    • Immigration is one thing and it should be reduced. The people from the South are overrunning my State now so that we cannot afford the free breakfast, lunch, weekend backpacks, and ESL teachers to subsidize the illegals employers. The people who knowingly hire them, of which there are many, should spend the next 20 years hard time and their business and properties confiscated by the States to recoup the lost taxes. Just as we now do to drug dealers doing far less harm to our Country.

  • Annie,
    I knew you were going to be disappointed with Trump. It was just a matter of time. I’ve lived through 10 presidents so far Ann, and I was so sorry to see that you were so “all-in” for Trump. This is why I was for Ted Cruz the whole time. I knew this was going to happen. I was for Ted Cruz, until I heard that his wife was the CFO for the “Council on Foreign Relations”. Huh?!!! What?!!!
    That’s when I knew the fix was in. We don’t stand a chance Ann. Our only hope now is the “Tea Party”, and that’s not much of a hope. They’re not strong enough. I don’t think we’ll have another 4, or even 2 years to change things. It’s a real crying shame. I’m watching the greatest civilization in the history of the world go down in flames, and there isn’t a damned thing we can do about it. We are just another, in a long line of failed empires. And we, are going down for the same reasons as all the others. We are an obamanation in God’s eyes. I know the spelling is incorrect, but God does have a sense of humor, if you look for it.

    • Ted Cruz, through no fault of his own, was ineligible for the presidency. Through fault of his own, he ran for an office he, an expert on our Constitution, knew he was ineligible for, and in direct violation of his oath to defend our Constitution. Enough about Ted.

      Go Ann!

    • I fear you are correct Sir.

  • Mr President Trump, please drain the cesspool, beginning with General Mattis, the islamic convert.

  • Then there’s Pelosi condemning this “deal.” She won and either doesn’t know it or has to get before a mic to condemn repubs out of habit.

  • Ryan never thought Trump would win so his “budget” is designed to give the dems what they want. He can’t get out of that mode even with a repub president and Senate. Repubs are claiming it’s a big victory that they don’t have to spend a dollar for every dollar spent on defense (so now it drops to 20{5be752e6a2546dc4e6e2f4f637c8b6b9a634d589f947af2e09cfdaaa6f97c9dd}) How about the notion of spending dollars only where needed?

    • Many republicans are RINO’s, then some are not so smart, like the fella Mark.

  • Wait til next year!

    What’s being debated is the 2017 fiscal year that began last october…

    In any case, repeal and replace is capitulation. We had no government health insurance until 2010. This is what we should expect now. If we “replace”, the liberals win again. The GOP lets itself be swayed by the media. I heard one democrat demagogue screeching about how “millions will die”. Well, national health insurance or not, millions of people are going to die. It’s like climate change, it’s just part of our universe.

  • Let me suggest that this GOP pussy footin’ around is nothing we haven’t seen over the past fifty-odd years! Remember that thing, what was it, the mind is already fogging up with faded promises – oh yea, it is slowly coming through, that “DRAIN THE SWAMP” deal! That process INCLUDES those ‘Democrat Lite’ clowns dressed in GOP clothing!!

  • The RINOS led by the Wisconsin Rodent and the Kentucky Gobbler have sold out Americans for their “30 pieces of silver.”

  • Patience is a virtue. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and it will take more than 100 days to rescue our beloved country from 8 years of destructive politics. And, by the way, getting Judge Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, OF AND BY ITSELF is reason enough to have voted for Trump. Patience and gratitude are in order.

    • I agree, the Republic has only had one American President in the last 36 years.

  • wtf…bookin a ticket outta here…my country is gone… fuk that… dreams turn into lies.. cant trust nobody…give me the medical weed and ill just go to bed…and tv sucks too….hey trump, you do suck.thought you were different…and ann coulter you need to work harder, ,,gettin lazy….

  • Hooray for you, Ann. My sentiment exactly. You’ve taken the words right out of my mouth. I’ve been saying and writing for years, that there are hardly any Real Republicans in Congress or in Washington. Just because there are a few more members of Congress with an R behind their name doesn’t mean we have a republican-Republican majority. What we have is a Congress made up of socialist Democrats and Republicats. There isn’t a dimes worth of difference between them.
    The only difference that I see between Paul Ryan and John Boehner is that Ryan is not a drunk; at least I don’t know that he is, but in my estimation, they are both wolves in sheeps’ clothing. I would say the same thing about Mitch McConnell and John McCain, also. I feel I have been betrayed by the Donald. and Republicrats in Congress. As much as I hate to have to admit it, the Progressive socialists have won. Alexander Tytler was right when he said democracies always fail as soon as the people learn they can dip into the public trough and continue to vote for politicians who promise more and more largesse from the public treasury. WE HAVE REACHED THAT POINT. Tytler said they last only about 250 years at most. We are currently approaching 228 hears.

  • The real American’s have lost again….RINO’s, commies, DemonicRATS, LiberalTARDS, Quisling’s, traitors, crooks have won AGAIN !

  • Like ancient Rome before the Fall, (462) our Federal government is composed of wealthy, corrupt lawyers with no principles nor morals. Perks, privilege, drugs and sex prevail. Spending other peoples money is the best job in the world, while exempting yourselves from all your laws, One man (Trump) treading water cannot correct one hundred years of socialism and communism nor the Queen Mary. The Second Civil War is well under way, and George Soros and the Resistance are dedicated to the downfall of Capitalism and the Victory of One World Government aka World Communism, Western Civ is falling one country at a time. The barbarians are at the gate, in our schools, churches, media, government, banks, universities! Even our Catholic Pope equates Islam with Christianity!

  • Amen, Ann, Amen! There is a reason the Democrats were celebrating. Paul Ryan gave them a victory similar to what they would have expected from Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama. At the current pace Paul Ryan will be named an honorary Democrat before the leaves change colors this fall.

    Over the years many of us have worked to elect a Republican House, a Republican Senate and a Republican White House on the promise that if we would do that then our conservative agenda would finally be enacted. Well we have done our part. It is now time for the Washington Republicans to keep their promises and to start enacting a conservative agenda.

  • This is what happened when bush was elected. The GOP had both houses and the presidency, and did their damndest to out lib the libs.

  • The RINOs control the gop and are now and always have been liberal demoncrats. Nothing will ever change in Washington unless changes are made at the top level of the gop. RINO ryan replaced RINO boehner and continued the participation of the gop in the One and Only political party in Washington and that is the LIBERAL PARTY which is controlled by BOTH RINOs and demoncrats. Over the decades they have perfected their ability to convince the voters that we have two political parties in D.C. which is not at all true.
    Our one and only congressional political party, THE LIBERAL PARTY, is the reason why nothing ever changes in congress.