Senate Democrats Kill Bill Derail Effort to Avoid Shutdown

Federal Government Shutdown Looms. Image Source: Federal News Radio
Federal Government Shutdown Looms. Image Source: Federal News Radio

Coverage of the Senate fight to continue funding the government changed within minutes of shutdown. The liberal media propaganda machine kicked into gear.

As I watched the countdown to shutdown last night, I noticed a dramatic shift in the narrative. Leading up to the actual shutdown, and shortly thereafter, headlines like these were popping up.

Screenshot of New York Times and Associated Press headlines immediately after shutdown. Image Source: Jon Britton/notliberal.com

Screenshot of New York Times and Associated Press headlines immediately after shutdown. Image Source: Jon Britton/notliberal.com

I took those screenshots after hearing Bret Baier point them out on Fox News. Within minutes of taking the screenshots, headlines began to change.

Other news outlets had already picked up the Associated Press story and republished the headline.

Screenshot of reposts of AP headline by other news outlets regarding shutdown. Image Source: Jon Britton/notliberal.com

Screenshot of reposts of AP headline by other news outlets regarding shutdown. Image Source: Jon Britton/notliberal.com

With the exception of some small blogs and a few local news websites, you won’t find those headlines anywhere today. All major news outlets have since reworded their headlines and updated articles to shift blame away from Senate Democrats.

Today, on Twitter the blame game rages. However, despite President Trump’s usual dominance in the Twittersphere, the late night narrative change appears to be winning on Twitter.

Shutdown blame game, battle of the Twitter hashtags. Image Source: Jon Britton/Twitter

Shutdown blame game, battle of the Twitter hashtags. Image Source: Jon Britton/Twitter

So, who is to blame?

Obviously, there is plenty of blame to go around. The fact that the government has had to resort to continuing resolutions to keep the doors open is a major issue. Intractable differences, party politics and obstructionism on all sides have thwarted passing budgets and appropriations bills.

As for why this continuing resolution failed, it was pure party politics. While some Republicans were opposed, the bill died for no other reason than Senate Democrats taking hostages.

There was nothing in the bill that Democrats opposed. In fact, the SCHIP, State Child Health Insurance Program, 6 year reauthorization was a Republican compromise. It was also the longest reauthorization of the program, ever.

Senate Democrats voted against the bill, not because they opposed what was in it, but because of what wasn’t in it. The very purpose of a continuing resolution is to continue government while Congress works out their differences on other issues.

Democrats argue that this is entirely the Republicans fault, because they “control” the White House, the House and the Senate. So, what happened?

  • White House: President Trump supported and said he would sign the bill.
  • House of Representatives: Passed a continuing resolution.
  • Senate: Requires 60 votes, has 51 Republicans.

A slim majority in the Senate is not “control.” Despite the claims of Democrats. So, why the shutdown standoff and misinformation campaign?

This was a purely political move, aided and abetted by a complicit liberal media willing to rewrite the narrative in the Democrats favor.

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Author, Advocate, Blogger & Zombie Aficionado. Air Force veteran and jack of all trades, with a wide range of experience with many different cultures around the world as well as working alongside both CEOs and average Joes. "Writing was never a goal or even vaguely contemplated as a career choice, it just happened, an accidental discovery of a talent and a passion." A passion that has taken him in many directions from history to zombies to advocacy to News especially in this day and age of "Fake News" and "Alternative Facts." The Truth Is Out There!

2 Comments on "Senate Democrats Kill Bill Derail Effort to Avoid Shutdown"

  1. William D Southworth | January 20, 2018 at 3:16 pm | Reply

    The damn demoncrapts ought to be thrown out of office for not doing their jobs !!!!!!!!

  2. Harold Ogilvie | January 20, 2018 at 7:39 pm | Reply

    The military and police should surround the democrat politicians homes and not allow anyone in or out of their homes until they start to actually work with other politicians.

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