Thanks to an agreement reached between congressional Democratic and Republican leaders on Wednesday, the federal government is likely going to stay open for several weeks more without Congress forking over any more money to fund President Donald Trump’s “artistically designed steel slats.” By all indications, this is pretty good news—no shutdown, no wall, no problem—and so of course the dyspeptic goblin denizens of the increasingly unhinged right-wing fever swamp are furious.
Conservative author and commenter (and regular contributor to white nationalist and anti-immigrant website VDare) Michelle Malkin told Fox News on Wednesday that while she wished she could sugarcoat the fact that Trump has—once again—failed to deliver on his biggest campaign promise, it was impossible. “I can’t,” she said. “This is a cave. This was a blink.”
“Look at what the White House is forced to do: Scrounge around for $600 million in the defense budget in order to fund a puny 100 miles?” she added. “As if border security is an afterthought?”
Malkin was the most optimistic of the bunch. Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh urged Trump not to sign Congress’ continuing resolution altogether.
“A government shutdown never hurts a damn soul, and every year at this time, ‘The government might shut down! It might shut down! It might shut down!’” Limbaugh bloviated during his Wednesday radio broadcast. “Trump should not sign this bill and leave for Mar-a-Lago, and tell them it’s not gonna get signed and their precious government’s not gonna get back up and running ’til there’s $5 billion.”
“What are they gonna do?” he added. “Impeach him? Huh?”
For reference: During the 16-day shutdown in 2013, more than 850,000 federal employees and contractors were temporarily put out of work. But sure, “never hurts a damn soul,” right Rush?
Speaking of souls, Ann Coulter doesn’t have one. She does, however, have strong opinions about the fact that Trump got completely played during the budget negotiations.
Speaking with The Daily Caller, Coulter insisted that if Trump doesn’t get his wall built, he’ll be remembered for a “joke presidency” and as someone who “scammed the American people, amused the populist for a while, but he’ll have no legacy whatsoever.”
Why would she or any of his supporters vote for him in 2020 if he can’t get the wall built, you might ask? “To make sure, I don’t know, Ivanka and Jared can make money?” Coulter mused. “That seems to be the main point of the presidency at this point.”
She’s so, so close.
And finally there’s pre-pubescent MAGA chowderhead
The continuing resolution to fund the government is set to last through February 8—meaning these philosopher sages have about another six weeks to untwist their underpants before we have to do this whole stupid dance all over again.