American Patriot Daily – The government shutdown is now entering its second week and appears to have no end in sight.
Both President Trump and Congressional Democrats have made it clear neither intend to back down.
But Trump just revealed how the shutdown will destroy the Democrat Party.
The government shutdown began over the Democrat’s refusal to vote for border wall funding and is now entering its second week.
President Trump continues to hold firm, demanding that Congress act on securing the border and building a wall along the Southern border with Mexico.
The result has been gridlock in D.C., with neither side budging.
However, President Trump has an ace up his sleeve.
The President tweeted on Thursday that Democrats are playing a losing game with the shutdown.
“Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border. Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking, Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country,” Trump wrote.
He then pointed out something devastating for the Democrats.
“Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?”
The President is right, most of those affected by the shutdown are in fact Democrats.
Washington D.C. is overwhelmingly Democrat.
In 2016, 90.9% of the city voted for Hillary Clinton, while only 4.1% voted for Donald Trump.
And the thousands of federal workers who live in counties across northern Virginia and southern Maryland vote Democrat as well.
Fairfax County, Virginia is considered one of the key regions in the Washington area and voted nearly 65% for Clinton in 2016.
Montgomery County in Maryland voted even more heavily Democrat, with nearly 75% of its votes going for Clinton in 2016.
Politico reports, “A growing federal workforce in the Washington area has helped tint Virginia bluer. And you’d have to drive 40 minutes from the White House — without traffic — to find the nearest precinct that broke for Trump in the 2016 election.”
When President Trump tweets about how alone he is in the White House, he’s hinting to the fact that Washington and the surrounding areas are overwhelmingly liberal and federal workers who live in the region vote Democrat in nearly every election.
While this simple fact is why President Trump lost both Virginia and Maryland in 2016, it spells trouble for Democrats if the shutdown continues.
The massive base of Democrat support is being hurt the most by the shutdown.
This pits two vital groups of Democrat voters against one another: Federal workers who receive paychecks from Uncle Sam and the illegal immigrants whom Democrats hope to give citizenship in exchange for voting Democrat.
In short, Pelosi and Schumer are cornered and have to decide which group to honor as the shutdown continues.
Do you agree with Trump that the shutdown is hurting Democrats more than Republicans?
SF Source American Patriot Daily Dec 2018