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Friday, December 28, 2018
The Congressional Research Service says there have been 21 government shutdowns since Congress adopted new budget rules. CBSnews.com says, "For perspective, there were only three shutdowns in the 25 years before 2018." But every president since Gerald Ford except George W. Bush has had at least one shutdown. Jimmy Carter had several, one over abortion funding. CBS reports that Ronald Reagan "oversaw more shutdowns than any other president." Bill Clinton had two shutdowns, one lasting a record 21 days. The immediate past president had a 16-day shutdown over socialist healthcare. The CBS slant is that Republicans were to blame. And that's how I remember the media reports at the time.
It's a lose-lose for Republicans with government shutdowns. If there is a Republican president during a government shutdown, the media attacks him. If there is a Democratic president and the government shuts down, the media attacks the Republicans in Congress. The shutdowns during Donald Trump's Administration have been no different. It all gets down to the fact that most of the media votes Democratic-this is a documented fact. Democrats like their big government and shutting it down is a terrible thing to them, unless, of course, the shutdown is making a stand to get government-funded abortion, huge government expansion, or socialist healthcare-then the shutdown is warranted.
Does anyone remember the shutdown over socialist healthcare? The immediate past president intentionally used his discretionary authority to defund specific highly visible government programs and services that would touch the most people. He believed it would cause such backlash that the Republicans will have to fund his socialist healthcare. Parks closed, except for immigration protests that he supported. He threatened that Social Security checks would be withheld. There were threats to close the highways to truckers coming to protest in Washington, DC. Private businesses on public land were shut down. He said it was all because of the Republicans. It was a Machiavellian demonstration of unconstitutional powers and the media wholeheartedly supported him.
The current shutdown is over whether to fund a wall to provide border security. Democrats and the media say the wall is racist and xenophobic-as is anyone who supports the concept of border security to prevent people from illegally entering America. Pay no mind to the very fact that the Democratic leadership opposing the wall and fomenting this shutdown all are on record as favoring a wall prior to Trump taking office. To me, in writing this Jot, I'm not taking a political position, but rather just reporting the facts. You can check them. IF the government shuts down, the media account is: it's the Republicans' fault. If history were recorded without political bias, this narrative is completely false. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you." Check the facts. Set people straight because the media won't.