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Old 28 December 2018, 09:25 PM
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E. Q. Taft E. Q. Taft is offline
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The shutdown is intractable because Trumpís wall is ridiculous and Republicans know it

Back at the beginning of the year, when it seemed as though a compromise involving wall money and a path to citizenship for DREAMers was in the works, it was immigration hardliners in Trumpís own administration who scuttled the deal. Thatís certainly their prerogative, but it underscores the core truth of this standoff: Immigration hardliners themselves donít think the wall is especially useful or important in the real world. If they really wanted a wall, they would go get a wall by offering something ó it wouldnít even necessarily have to be immigration-related ó in exchange for it. But since they know the wall is a bad idea, they wonít trade it for anything.
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