Updated: Jan 20, 2019
On Saturday, a little after 4:00pm, President Donald Trump addressed the nation‘s southern border crisis.
He hit all the major points: humanitarian crisis, crime, drugs, coyotes, and human trafficking. He added a few new points as well. Instead of just speaking about negotiations, he highlighted a proposal that emphasized cooperation with border patrol AND rank and file Democrats. This was devastating to Pelosi.
[ THE ANATOMY OF A DEMOCRAT PR NIGHTMARE ]
The details of the proposal were equally devastating. They were fair, reasoned and demonstrated Trump’s ability to work with people who were not drunken with the lust for power. It demonstrated he could work with anyone so long as they were reasonable. The clarity of this point is sure to drive deeper divisions between currently warring factions in the DNC.
In short, his comments represent an existential threat to the old guard occupying the Democratic leadership. After today, Pelosi and Schumer will have a harder time controlling “Box of Rocks” Cortez and her hard left accomplices.
[ THE TRAP: DEMS CAUGHT BEHIND AND UNDERNEATH A WALL ]
As wonderful as this is for Trump, it still doesn’t reveal the most devastating part of his announcement. In fact, the most devastating aspect was not even mentioned - which leads me to believe that this announcement was designed as a distraction to ensure that Democrats fall into the “Shut Down Trap” with no hope of escape.
What is the Shut Down Trap? The shut down trap is essentially a method for laying off huge swathes of government employees. It is a process that is activated when a department has been furloughed or shutdown for 30 calendar days or 22 work days.
It is technically called a “RIF” or Reduction in Force. Put another way, after tomorrow, Trump can literally drain the swamp of government bureacrats hired and left in place with the sole objective of “Resisting“. It is both simple, elegant and brilliant.
Romors of this “Shut Down Trap” started leaking out on the internet after The Daily Caller published an anonymous letter from a Senior Government Official. The official urged Trump to keep the government closed and “Smoke out the Resistence”. See article: https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/14/smoke-out-resistance/
This article was retweeted by Don Jr and Donald Trump himself. Within a day, another article came out also referencing this possibility. Most interestingly, a conservative caller on Rush Limbaugh‘s broadcast mentioned it as well only to be hushed off the air by Limbaugh. Limbaugh simply said, we don’t want to talk about it that; it’s not safe yet.
[ THE BEAUTY IS, NOW THERE IS NO ESCAPE ]
So, if this theory is correct, this announcement will force another day or two to the shutdown - sealing the trap.
How? Easy. The Dems will need to consider the proposal, make arrangements for press conferences to run cover for the PR nightmare that the proposal just created. They will need to strategize and get their lies straight.
All the while, the clock will relentlessly tick on.
[ NOW FOR A LITTLE SOBRIETY]
As great as this news is, it is far from certain. The Shut Down Trap hinges on the administrative forlough being triggered administratively and not through emergency measures.
So this means that a planned reorginaztion has to be in place in order to trigger the trap. This may or may not have already happened. The Daily Caller article leads me to believe that it has happened or is happening right now.
We can only wait and see. But, if this theory isn’t correct, the trap may already be sprung and they may find themselves behind and underneath a wall.