Our Founding Fathers were pretty genius in the way that they set up our government . They made it so everyone gets responsibility for doing one particular thing while making sure other people do theirs.
The United States three-branch system of government is set up that way for the purpose of no branch having too much power. That means that all three groups need to learn to play nice, otherwise progress will be virtually impossible.
With two of the branches made up of primarily elected officials, and the third branch nominated and confirmed by the other two branches, it’s a pretty foolproof system for making sure that no one branch gets too power hungry.
But, since nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool, the government was actually shut down after a complete deadlock just days ago. The Republicans and Democrats that we elected to represent us were too stubborn to come to an agreement, and it left us all wondering why. These are supposedly all well educated and adjusted adults, and yet Congress was closer to resembling a verbal battle of dodgeball, than a place that housed a productive dialog.
Part of the problems stemmed from the cheap tricks that some of the representatives insisted on playing in order to try and get their own way. One of those representatives was foolish enough to try and pull a fast one on the President, and as he’s apt to do, the President called him out on Twitter for it. Fox News reports that the POTUS didn’t pull any punches when calling Representative Schumer to account:
“President Trump fired back Tuesday night at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for offering, then rescinding, a deal to support border wall funding in return for an immigration package that protects illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.
‘Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fully understands, especially after his humiliating defeat, that if there is no Wall, there is no DACA,’ the president tweeted around 11 p.m. ET. “We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!”
Earlier Tuesday evening, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley slammed Schumer during an appearance on Fox News’ ‘Outnumbered Overtime.’
‘He comes over here with a phony plan and a fake promise,’ Gidley said, referring to Schumer, D-N.Y.”
That is exactly the kind of activity that causes bad blood and worse working relationships between the two parties trying to inhabit the same political space. If they can’t come to an agreement, those of us paying their salaries need to be assured that it’s all being done on the up and up and that we’re not out time and money because people are playing childish games while on the clock.
Thankfully, the ploy wasn’t successful, and everyone was able to see through Schumer’s overtly transparent attempt at manipulation.