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Trillion Dollar Operators in America

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Google’s parent company, Alphabet, became the fourth American tech operation to reach a trillion dollar market value. Meanwhile President Trump released his budget, making Uncle Sam the only American operator with a trillion dollar deficit.

So, sorry Google, since this is only a 4 panel cartoon – you didn’t make the cut.

Wall Fall

Wall

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Pelosi’s a pro at politics. Trump, not so much. He ended the government shutdown for 3 weeks and got nothing in return but a promise to negotiate a wall Democrats don’t want and have no incentive to build. President Trump offered to take the blame for the shutdown and Nancy was glad to give it to him. Hard. His base is bummed.

“[Speaker Nancy] Pelosi ordered everything off the menu and left Trump hanging with the bill,” one Trump ally texted.

 

Big Fish Little Fish

Big Fish Little Fish

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Trump offered relief for young immigrant “Dreamers” in exchange for for his wall. It was an appeal to the Democrat’s base but Pelosi wouldn’t bite. She wants Trump stuffed and mounted, if not devoured.

Meanwhile, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has bigger fish to fry. She says climate change will kill us all in 12 years, so why are you worried about money.

Establishment Democrats seem more worried about her.

The End is Coming

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Republicans pushed through a pro growth tax cut. But then they passed a budget full of deficit spending. On Face the Nation Rand Paul called his party hypocritical.

The End is Coming

Kevin Williamson at National Review calls Senator Paul “fantastically bitchy.”

But he also says “the end is coming.”

 

Trump Schumer Deal

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The Trump Schumer deal came to pass this week. Chuck Schumer made an offer to increase the debt ceiling for three months. And Donald Trump took him up on it.

Swamp dwelling Republicans were aghast. Earlier in the day Paul Ryan had blasted the same offer as “ridiculous and disgraceful”.

Trump Schumer Deal

But then Republicans haven’t had much luck closing deals for Trump. Obamacare still stands and Trump outpolls Congress.

Mark Steyn says, “there are now three political parties in Washington.” Democrats, Republicans, and Trump. The Democrats have a base. Trump has a base. Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan don’t have a base.