With Mexican agreement Trump gets the last laugh … again.

Pelosi spews silly-talk; GOP Senators outted as border-indifferent.

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OK, Trumps threatens Mexico with tariffs unless they help with the border crisis.

Think “wallets” and you’ve variant of a Teddy Roosevelt negotiating principle: “If you’ve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.”

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Mainsteam media made fun and lambasted (“won’t work”)  Dems cried foul (”abuse of power”); some GOP Senators jumped ship (opting to side with corporate donors).

But, within a week, an agreement is reached with Mexico agreeing to militarize its southern border and hold asylum seekers in Mexico.

Not a bad week, right?

But, there were some losers…

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Let’s start with Speaker Pelosi.

Her reaction to the deal:

“President Trump must stop sabotaging good-faith, constructive, and bipartisan efforts in Congress to address this complex problem in a humane manner that honors and respects our most cherished national values.” Source

Say, what?

“Good-faith” – “bipartisan” – “constructive”

Not exactly the 3 words that spring to my mind when thinking about Congressional action to fix the border & immigration mess.

Maybe, this deal will goad Congress to act … but, I’ll be betting the under.

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Then, there are the GOP Senators who threatened to introduce legislation to halt Trump’s tariffs if they were enacted.

Say, what?

Talk about a premature, unforced error.

I understand that they are beholden to corporate donors who thrive on the flow of cheap labor, but still …

Did anybody really think the tariffs would go into effect? 

I sure didn’t … and after a few days of clarified thinking, the stock market shrugged them off.

So, the GOP Senators’ grandstanding simply outted them as corporate shills – just as liberals portray them … and, when the rubber hits the road, ambivalent to the border mess and unwilling to act.

That will come back to haunt some of them in 3030. 

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If only

Gee, if only Trump had gotten the Mexican government (or their cartel cronies) to ante $5.6 billion into the pot for the border wall.

Now, that would have been sweet!

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