Trump 1 Winner, Pelosi-Schumer 0 Losers ~ VIDEO


Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer : “Trump should pay these guys to speak to the nation. They look like mummies risen from an ancient tomb. It’s like [an] SNL sketch.”
USA – -( The result was not as lopsided as the Clemson annihilation of Alabama in the National Championship game Monday night, but the outcome of the first head-to-head television effort of the new Congress was decisive. President Donald Trump clearly gained ground and Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lost ground.

Part of President Trump’s advantage was structural. Presidents almost always do better than Congressional leaders in a nationally televised setting. The emotional power of the Oval Office and the authority of the presidency have given every president in my lifetime a huge advantage over their congressional opponents.

Smart congressional leaders never pick themselves to respond. Ideally, they pick someone who offsets the president’s strengths. Last night, a young Latina freshman congresswoman speaking with intensity and sincerity would have been 100 times better than the Nancy and Chuck show.

To a degree no one could have anticipated, the two Democrats just looked bad. A friend of mine who consults on political media wrote me: “Trump should pay these guys to speak to the nation. They look like mummies risen from an ancient tomb. It’s like [an] SNL sketch.”

The self-destructive appearance of Pelosi and Schumer reminded me of “The Ev and Charlie Show” named for Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen and House Republican leader Charles Halleck. They tried to compete with President John F. Kennedy, who was a young charismatic master of television, and they ended up being ridiculed and becoming a symbol of ineffective old politics. Nancy and Chuck were building that reputation last night with their appearance.

President Trump had an advantage in simply having the clearer, better case. He used facts and references that built the argument for protecting our southern border as a matter of protecting Americans.

The party that wants to protect Americans will almost always win against a party that wants to risk American lives for ideological and political objectives.

When the President asserted that, “In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records – including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes and 4,000 violent killings,” he was being the commander in chief defending Americans from danger. The liberal media will do all it can to debunk and undermine this claim. However, every time an illegal immigrant kills or attacks an American, the public will move a step closer to President Trump.

The President’s claim that we need a physical barrier for our national security was also reinforced by professionals with years of experience on the border. When President Obama’s chief of U.S. Border Patrol, Mark Morgan, goes on Tucker Carlson Tonight to defend Trump, it is clear where the argument is heading. Consider what Morgan said:

MORGAN: The President is right, the President of [the] Border Patrol council is right, [and] the other day when they had the national press conference and they got up and they said the wall works, they’re [sic] right. And it’s not based on a personal political ideology. That’s based on historical data and facts that can be proven.

CARLSON: So why do you think people oppose it?

MORGAN: That, I think, is a political point that they are trying to make. I personally, in my experience and I was also with The FBI for 20 years, I was special agent in charge of the El Paso Division right on the border. Tucker, I cannot think of a legitimate argument why anyone would not support the wall as part of the multilayered border security.

When President Obama’s head of the Border Patrol says the argument Pelosi and Schumer are making is not legitimate and only serves a political point, the Democrats are walking on very thin ground. They could rapidly find themselves in quicksand as the party which is unwilling to protect Americans.

There is more law enforcement support for President Trump’s proposed control of the southern border. Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot said that the fence and other security measures under the Secure Fence Act of 2006 dramatically impacted crime. “We were able to reduce [ancillary crimes] by 91 percent,” Wilmot told the Epoch Times. “The deaths in the desert, the rapes, the robberies, the homicides, the burglaries, the thefts.”

President Trump gained ground when he alluded to Senator Schumer’s vote in favor of the Secure Fence Act (which was also supported by Senators Clinton and Obama and has substantially reduced crime in Yuma, Arizona). Schumer can claim it was a different time and different circumstances, but it undermines his own hostility to a fence and makes it look like opposition to Trump rather than a principled position.

The President also helped his cause when he drew a strong distinction between legal migration and law breaking: “America proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation. But all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled, illegal migration.”

This was the President’s first Oval Office Address to the nation. Compared to the debut of the Nancy and Chuck Show, the President can feel good that he has advanced the cause of securing the border while his opponents have further driven home how negative and lacking in solutions they are.

Clearly, on balance, it’s Trump 1, Pelosi-Schumer 0. Not a bad start on this new Congress.

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  • 30 thoughts on “Trump 1 Winner, Pelosi-Schumer 0 Losers ~ VIDEO

      1. @ Oldvet That is a picture I don’t want in my mind. They say Nancy has had so many face lifts that if you kiss her on the cheek you are actually kissing her butt.

    1. Trump is just trying to fulfill a campaign promise that will do nothing except excite his base. Most Illegals and drugs come into the country through airports and legal ports of entry. Only 6 persons suspected of being terrorists were apprehended on the southern border in all of 2017 while many more on northern border and legal ports of entry. Should we build a wall between the US and Canada too? Trump was never intending to build a wall and just used the idea as a rally cry at his campaign events. Now he is stuck with it. Part of the wall is across 200 mile of desert that no illegals even use! The full cost is over $25B. Money we could better use for border security measures like increased numbers of agents, immigration judges (who could end the catch and release issue), air assets, etc. All I see on this site is name calling and expect no actual ideas from anyone here. Surprise me!

        1. tomcat, ruth is trolling?? You are page right out of Orwell’s 1984 and quite probably sitting in Moscow as you try to pit us against each other.
          Why would anyone support the three dictators Newtie was writing about?

          1. @Grim, I don’t think that is true. Which page did you have in mind? Tcat correctly identifies Daves as a libtard, progressive troll. D is easy to spot because his “facts” are all false, and his argument is right out of the democrat national socialist talking points list. And who is ruth?

          2. @ Grim Who is ruth you are challenging me on? Or should I ask what you have been drinking or smoking. Your opinion of a wall is far left and you must think it is ok for illegals to come here and do as they please. You can see the way they live across the border in Mexico and the number of diseases they bring with them. You need to quit spiking your kool aid.

      1. Trump is filling a “campaign Promise”. Yes, Trump ran for president and he said, if you want a wall, then elect me an I promise to build one. Then we the people voted and elected him. Are you saying you want a president to not complete his promises? Are campaign promises suppose to mean nothing? So if you want to be in power, you just go out like all those sham people and say whatever you can in order to get elected and then turn around and do whatever they want instead of what we the people want. We know how much it costs and we said, YEP that’s what we want. Both Pelosi and Schumer in the past both said we need to control immigration and a wall would be good. The only thing that has changed is the immigration problem has gotten worse and that it’s now being said by Trump. The ONLY reason they are saying no to it now is because Trump says build it. It doesn’t matter if Trump said we should all eat our vegetables these people would start an national campaign to eradicate all vegetables.

    2. Nancy & Chuck don’t realize they lost in 2016. Sour losers. We need wall to be safe. Open borders mean millions will come here & we lose America. Save us …vote for the Wall & America.

    3. The title of the article should have read, “Trump One, The Winner, Pelosi and Schumer Zero, Are Two Losers” because Newt Gingrich explains in straightforward narrative, why President Trump’s presentation in real terms, the Nation’s real need for border security, while Pelosi and Schumer regurgitated from prepared notes, their party’s talking points. The Trump Deranged Media Circus will find fault with anything the president attempts to communicate with the People of the U.S., which scares them more than anything since they believe they own the audience.

    4. Why can’t President Trump fire Pelosi and Schumer? Lifetime politicians, why do people even vote for these two crooks? Both are multi- millionaires and yet claim they are just working middle class. We need term limits, not lifetime politicians! We need the boarder wall up now! The next group of illegals coming to the USA is supposed to be 15 to 25,000! They burn the American flag and then demand jobs in America! Illegals want your job! They have taken over the house construction business, that used to be a $15.00 an hour job, now it’s minimum wage. Stop all illegal immigration to the USA now! Trump, fire Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer now!

      1. “Why can’t President Trump fire Pelosi and Schumer?”
        Because they don’t work for him. Sounds like you only read the Cliffs Notes to the Constitution, “Patriot Guy.”

        1. Maybe that’s why Obummer called it an “imperfect document” – because there was no “termination for cause” clause for him, as the CEO of the corporation, to use willy-nilly. The framers had considered recall, but left that out of the final version. Too bad, because obviously Congress doesn’t have the guts to expel any member, no matter how many crimes (abuse of office) any one of them commits.

          I just wish I could get the image of these two as American Gothic morphing into Beavis and Butthead out of my mind.

    5. That old bag is the only one who should be in negotiations and on camera for this issue. She is hOUSE speaker. A senator isnt needed until the hOUSE decides. I guess she needs help stirring the pot. Chuck is just as narcissistic as Trump, if not more! The country will be better off once those two achieve room temp.

    6. My first reaction was, wow…………….when that lovely couple appeared on the boob tube.
      “Mummies risen from an ancient tomb”. Great analogy. Lon Chaney would be jealous.
      He had to be made up, it comes naturally for these two.

    7. Both of them are picture post cards for what is wrong with the United States today. Get rid of those two and lots of the difficulties we face will immediately go away.

      1. Every time I see these two I get sick to my stomach. That the American voter would put them into a position of power is unbelievable. Term limits are called for to get these career leeches off the taxpayer payroll.

        1. Term limits are already enshrined in our Constitution. They are called elections and are held on a regular basis. The REAL problem is most citizens can’t be bothered to get off of their collective fat azzes to bother to REGISTER to vote, much less cast a ballot. ‘We have met the enemy and he is us’ – Pogo.

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