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And a-w-a-a-a-y we go.

January 3, 2019

Nancy Pelosi is the House Speaker, the AOC coalition has already decided to vote against/ignore the so-called Pay (as you) Go legislation, and a few House Dems vow to introduce articles of impeachment on Day One.

Welcome to 2019, Washington version.

You have to wonder if people who voted for split government, perhaps in the hope that competition  would actually result in governance, will shortly be face-slapping themselves.

In the meantime, we can sit back and enjoy the fight over semantics relative to illegal immigration.

Is it a “wall”, is it a “fence”, is it a “permanent barrier”?

Whatever it is, having one beats the hell out of using would-be border jumpers for target practice, which might be where we are heading if caravaners continue to use violence against the Border Patrol to make their point.

Opposite  that unappetizing picture, we have Democrats  Schumer and Pelosi refusing to even listen to DHS Secretary Nielson’s statistics, and reportedly even calling those statistics lies during the unproductive Situation Room meeting on Wednesday.

Supposedly the President thinks Pelosi will be easier to deal with now that she has ascended to the House throne.

Maybe he’s right, but no one is holding their breath in anticipation of that happy moment.

Of course there is a lot more going on than immigration.

For instance, while it’s unlikely Pelosi can fully repeal the Tax Cut Act, there is nothing preventing her from introducing legislation imposing new fees and taxes.

That would of course result in stonewalling such legislation in the Senate, or evoking a Presidential veto. Welcome to progress.

And then there’s healthcare, with the Democratic Socialist wing of the Democrats jawboning for Medicare for all.

And of course there are the 25 or 30 Democrats or versions thereof jockeying for a place in the 2020 primaries, each  of whom will be trying to outdo the others with some newsworthy cause like banning straws.

So much for moving the government forward.

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