The latest government shutdown, which began Saturday morning, came to a crashing thud for Democrats in the Senate, who gave in to the Republicans and agreed to fund the government for another three weeks. Some mainstream media outlets put the party on blast for not holding firm against the GOP. Here’s a sampling of the […]
Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.) told CNN that people would die because of the government shutdown. Here is what she told CNN (via a quote from Townhall): “Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen. You don’t know. Necessary functions can cease…” “There is no specific list you can look at and […]
Both the New York Times and the Associated Press blamed the Democratic Party for the recent government shutdown. The outlets reported that although the Republicans control the Senate, the House of Representatives and the White House, the Senate vote needed 60 votes to keep the government open. The Republicans needed almost double-digit defections from Democrats to […]
The government shutdown is not guaranteed, but it could happen. In case a shutdown does occur, CNN wrote a list article about seven ways that a government shutdown could affect Americans’ daily lives. What’s on the list? The U.S. Postal Service would not operate, as well as national parks and monuments. Then, the list talks […]
Little does America know that the Department of Homeland Security nearly wasn’t funded (which isn’t a big deal since a small portion of the workers would not get paid, but they usually get back pay) because the Senate Democrats blocked funding.
So much for a budget hardship for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). They spent over $150 million on furniture and office stuff, and are complaining about a government shutdown (which didn’t come back to haunt the Republicans last fall, by the way).
So who is going to shut down the government, the Republicans or the Democrats? Who blocked the DHS funding bill? The Democrats in the Senate.
As the government shutdown enters its second week, Morning Joe co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough clashed Monday over Sen. Ted Cruz’s tactics, with Brzezinski questioning whether or not the freshman Senator from Texas loves his country: It shows how much they [GOP] hate him [Obama] and don’t love the country, and that’s what’s scary […]
On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) lost his composure during a press conference on the ongoing federal government shutdown battle when he scolded CNN reporter Dana Bash by calling her question about the Senate possibly restoring funding to the NIH “irresponsible” and “reckless.” Bash noted that Reid and other Democrats had lamented that […]
WASHINGTON — Even with the government partially shut down, the Democrats are not budging from their position to reject any Republican proposals to keep parts of the government running. Reuters reported that this time, the House Democrats rejected the House GOP’s effort to keep national parks open. It received a majority vote, but needed a […]
1/23/2018 - Mainstream Media Rips Democrats in Shutdown Debate
1/22/2018 - Democrat Claims People Would Die Due to Government Shutdown, Votes for It Anyway
1/22/2018 - NY Times, Associated Press Blame Democrats for Government Shutdown
4/26/2017 - CNN Scare-Mongering? Lists 7 Ways How a Government Shutdown Affects Americans
2/28/2015 - DHS gets temporary funding and Media Lets Democrats off the hook
2/24/2015 - Obama’s DHS spends $150 Million on Furniture, sees Budget Increase Every Year
2/24/2015 - Senate Democrats Block DHS Funding Bill
10/8/2013 - Mika Brzezinski Questions Ted Cruz’s Patriotism [Video]
10/3/2013 - Harry Reid Chastises CNN’s Dana Bash—Calls Her “Irresponsible” and “Reckless” [Video]
10/2/2013 - Government Shutdown? Democrats reject GOP bid to keep Parks Open
10/2/2013 - World War II Veterans storm closed WWII Memorial due to “Government Shutdown”
10/1/2013 - ObamaCare Launches Today, despite Unpopularity in America
10/1/2013 - Government Shutdown? 59% of Gov’t Workers head to Work