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Congressional Democrats on Monday, the third day of the government shutdown, completely caved to the Republicans—getting absolutely nothing policy-wise for their efforts

Total and Complete Surrender: Democrats’ Schumer Shutdown Cave Endangers Leftists, Emboldens GOP Walking into Midterm Elections


Perhaps they may have just jeopardized their midterm election chances in a volatile voting year, hurting House and Senate Democrats’ chances alike. But it also provides Republicans with a much-needed overarching theme for the midterm elections, which is that Democrats favor illegal aliens over Americans, while Republicans put Americans first. Party-wide, top Republicans on Monday were fired up after the Schumer Shutdown ended in absolute utter failure for the Democrats.

“Millions of Americans have watched Democrats resist and obstruct President Trump at every move and they watched Democrats put politics above people by voting for this shutdown,” Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), told Breitbart News on Monday afternoon. “For the Democrats who chose once again to jeopardize government funding, November is going to be a wake-up call.”
President Donald Trump and Republicans on both sides of Capitol Hill are jubilant after this complete and total victory, as Democrats offered unconditional surrender just three days into their ill-advised government shutdown strategy to try to push for an amnesty for illegal alien recipients of the expiring DACA program. As the government reopens Monday evening after the Senate first passed a government funding bill followed by the House, Republicans party-wide are salivating at the political opportunities that lay ahead in November of this year.

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“The pathetic Schumer shutdown has made one thing crystal clear to all Americans heading into the 2018 midterms elections,” Dave Bossie, the president of Citizens United and former deputy campaign manager for President Trump’s 2016 general election campaign, told Breitbart News. “The Democrats’ number one priority is to protect 700,000 illegal aliens ahead of 300 million Americans. President Trump is fighting for all Americans first. His priority is making sure that 300 million Americans are far more wealthy, far more secure, and far more optimistic about the future than they were during Barack Obama’s failed presidency and Nancy Pelosi’s failed tenure as House Speaker.”
Democrats were on a roll before this shutdown, barreling toward what appeared to be an inevitable shot at taking back the majority in the House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections–until they shut the government down on Friday night.
They had won Virginia’s contested gubernatorial election in a blowout in November, then won a special election for U.S. Senate in Alabama. Then they won a statehouse race in Wisconsin before shutting the federal government down–a battle they have by all accounts now lost badly.
Now, Democrats have emerged walking into the midterms with serious brand damage–as they are now known as the party of illegal aliens over American citizens in this debate, particularly as Republicans frame themselves as the defenders of America and Americans first. But more importantly, the Democrats have cast themselves as the party of chaos, instability, and uncertainty while Republicans can frame themselves as the party of certainty, steadiness, and stability.
Ed Rollins, the co-chairman of the Great America Alliance which is backing many GOP candidates nationwide this year, said in an interview:
The premise of [Democrats] shutting the government down was they tried to add legislation that wasn’t there, and they just didn’t have the votes for it in the House and the Senate—and under this circumstance they look foolish. They totally inconvenienced the country. They basically added to the disgust the country has—you got an 18 or 16 percent approval rating in Congress and this behavior continues to go on. If you want DACA, you ought to put a bill through and see if they can pass it. If you want immigration reform, put a bill up and see if you can pass it. But at the end of the day they can’t do that. But they just delayed this for a couple weeks here, and I think to a certain extent the longer this goes on the more damage it does to them.
As such, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)—the official party arm charged with winning House elections and holding the majority for Republicans—is much more confident in their mission moving into this year.


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