Yesterday there was caller on the Rush Limbaugh Show who said he was done with Trump if he signed the immigration compromise bill. He said that Trump should veto the bill and start another government shutdown. Ann Coulter agree with a similar statement. Both of them ignored the wisdom of the late William F. Buckley, “It’s better to get half a loaf than no bread at all.” If you reject Trump, who is your candidate, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
One of the reasons why Trump got part of what he wanted and a boost in his approval rating is that his main opponent, Nancy Pelosi, with her “no wall at all” and “$1 for the wall” statements came off looking like an inflexible politician with extreme positions and views. The compromise was a win for Trump and a down payment on what needs to be done.
Another government shutdown would have been a potential disaster for Trump. It could have hurt the economy, which has been one of his huge success stories, and it would have made him look unreasonable in the eyes of some independent voters.
With left imploding with stupid stuff like the Green New Deal and support for very late term abortions and even infantacide, Trump does not need to give the left any opening. There has to be more than one way to finiance what we need.