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I called it. Trump is stupid enough to declare it. So this is for all you Trumpers who think you are conservatives. Hint: you’re not.

I present, The Rick Wilson

@TheRickWilson
1/ Every one of you "conservatives" gushing about the abuse of emergency powers owns it when a Democratic President declares a national emergency on Day 1.

Whether it's on guns or abortion or climate or LGBT issues, you just remember, you wanted this to be how things go.

2/ That's just the political side, but you'll own it. You wanted a national emergency for a totally made-up crisis, and so you'll get more.

No tool goes unused in politics.

3/ This declaration is social engineering to make the lumpentariat of Trump supporters feel good about how he's going to Stop The Brown Tide and for short-term political spank-bank material for Sean Hannity and his imitators.

4/ *Conservatives* used to be cautious about executive overreach, at least on paper.

Now, they're cheering for a false flag emergency that will have long-running knock-on effects in the hands of the other team.

5/ "Conservatives" now want to make the budget process of appropriations *enshrined in the Constitution* subject to Presidential whim alone.

From “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law" to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

6/ So when some future Republican Congress passes a spending bill they REALLY love, and a Democratic President says, "Nope. Emergency. Taking the money for the Dr. Atheist Von Clinton Celebrity Abortion Center and Vegan Advocacy Farm kthnxbye" y'all can just sit the eff down.

7/ "But it's difffffferent," the writers of Serious Conservative Outlets like Gentry Breitbart will say, bending like willows in a strong wind. "This justifies blowing up one more norm, one more standard, one more Constitutional safeguard. We have to stop the Caraaaaavan!"

8/ As a conservative, I'm not a *fan* of almost *any* of the long-running emergency declarations. I find them signs of abdication of responsibility on the part of both the exec and legislative branches.

Some, perfectly legit, but all should be bounded in time.

9/ What you're saying is, "I can't get the Wall I want, so screw the Constitution and the law." Don't pretend otherwise.

When a Dem President says, "Congress won't pass my gun confiscation bill, but I want it, so I'm declaring a national emergency" y'all cry to someone else.

10/ Or when a Dem President declares that the power to impose taxes rests with the executive, because emergency.

There is no emergency. It's a lie. But by all means, buy into it. Nothing can ever go wrong with abuse of power. Gotta stop those brown babies.

11/ So endeth the lesson.

For now.
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Trumpers, you remember the good old days when President Obama was going to take your guns, and give your hard earned money to the blacks and Mexicans? That was never true. But the next Democrat President will have the power to do just that, in the event of an emergency. Just like Trump, they can invent a national emergency, and tell Congress to shove it.

Trumpers love it when Trump owns the Libs. I’m going to love watching the Libs own Trumpers.

P.S. He’s not getting the wall. He’ll lose in court, declare victory and blame everything on the angry Democrats.

P.S.S. Then, an angry Democrat will take the White House and wield the immense power of the national emergency that, as “President” Trump predicated, can be created out of thin air at the whim of the occupant of the Oval Office.

Enjoy.

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National Emergency Declaration 586 WhoWeird 14-Feb-19 21:41
Re: National Emergency Declaration 167 WhoWeird 14-Feb-19 21:43
Science 153 WhoWeird 14-Feb-19 21:46
Re: Science 135 Aine 14-Feb-19 22:12
Re: Science 110 WhoWeird 14-Feb-19 22:34
I Doubt Most "Trumpers" are Conservatives 169 Race Jackson 14-Feb-19 22:48
Re: I Doubt Most "Trumpers" are Conservatives 125 WhoWeird 14-Feb-19 22:55
Re: I Doubt Most "Trumpers" are Conservatives 131 Race Jackson 14-Feb-19 23:04
Re: I Doubt Most "Trumpers" are Conservatives 95 WhoWeird 14-Feb-19 23:34
Re: I Doubt Most "Trumpers" are Conservatives 150 Race Jackson 14-Feb-19 23:45
Re: I Doubt Most "Trumpers" are Conservatives 115 Race Jackson 15-Feb-19 00:25
Re: I Doubt Most "Trumpers" are Conservatives 94 Aine 14-Feb-19 23:26
Re: I Doubt Most "Trumpers" are Conservatives 95 Race Jackson 14-Feb-19 23:31
Re: I Doubt Most "Trumpers" are Conservatives 85 Archaic 16-Feb-19 17:49
If I Quote From Twitter... 110 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 02:23
Re: If I Quote From Twitter... 136 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 02:33
Re: If I Quote From Twitter... 160 Jock 15-Feb-19 07:33
Re: If I Quote From Twitter... 106 Race Jackson 15-Feb-19 07:52
Anne Coulter Is Everything Right Now 82 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 14:12
Re: Anne Coulter Is Everything Right Now 89 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 20:01
Re: Anne Coulter Is Everything Right Now 88 eli stills 15-Feb-19 20:09
Re: Anne Coulter Is Everything Right Now 79 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 20:13
Re: Anne Coulter Is Everything Right Now 103 eli stills 15-Feb-19 20:26
Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 86 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 14:34
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 83 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 16:38
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 97 Aine 15-Feb-19 17:51
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 91 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 18:03
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 140 Aine 15-Feb-19 18:43
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 137 Audrey 15-Feb-19 18:54
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 110 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 18:59
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 143 Aine 15-Feb-19 19:12
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 162 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 19:24
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 153 Aine 15-Feb-19 19:31
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 98 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 19:39
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 101 Aine 15-Feb-19 19:42
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 78 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 19:54
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 73 Aine 15-Feb-19 20:17
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 80 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 20:23
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 118 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 20:52
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 80 eli stills 15-Feb-19 20:13
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 76 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 20:18
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 91 eli stills 15-Feb-19 20:30
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 141 Audrey 15-Feb-19 20:52
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 140 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 21:02
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 80 Archaic 16-Feb-19 17:54
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 96 WhoWeird 16-Feb-19 17:58
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 86 Audrey 15-Feb-19 18:35
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 98 Aine 15-Feb-19 18:50
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 70 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 19:01
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 115 Race Jackson 15-Feb-19 20:48
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 113 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 20:54
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 135 Race Jackson 15-Feb-19 23:23
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 132 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 23:27
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 125 Aine 16-Feb-19 00:00
Re: Today Will Go Down As The Stupidest Day In Presidential History 131 WhoWeird 16-Feb-19 00:09
You'll Just Have To Suck It Up 146 Barbelo 15-Feb-19 20:50
Re: You'll Just Have To Suck It Up 147 WhoWeird 15-Feb-19 20:59
Re: You'll Just Have To Suck It Up 142 Aine 15-Feb-19 22:24
Your Quote Supports Barbelo 145 adequatedane 16-Feb-19 14:25
Re: Your Quote Supports Barbelo 133 WhoWeird 16-Feb-19 15:05
Clueless You 123 adequatedane 18-Feb-19 13:37
Re: You'll Just Have To Suck It Up 147 Aine 15-Feb-19 22:19
Re: National Emergency Declaration 125 Archaic 16-Feb-19 17:51
Re: National Emergency Declaration 116 WhoWeird 16-Feb-19 17:53
IMO Donald wants out 130 drrayeye 18-Feb-19 01:05
Re: IMO Donald wants out 120 WhoWeird 18-Feb-19 01:28
Re: IMO Donald wants out 124 drrayeye 18-Feb-19 01:39
Re: IMO Donald wants out 117 WhoWeird 18-Feb-19 01:46
Re: IMO Donald wants out 112 drrayeye 18-Feb-19 07:30
Re: IMO Donald wants out 157 Jock 18-Feb-19 08:44
Re: IMO Donald wants out 76 drrayeye 18-Feb-19 17:54
Re: IMO Donald wants out 105 Aine 18-Feb-19 12:35
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