For Dems, it’s "our way or the highway"

There is no honor among politicians, and no taking the good of the country into account either. Op-ed.

Jack Engelhard

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We’re not all like that, Mr. Trump

Democrats proved again on Friday that they “don’t play well with others,” so like typical spoiled brats they took their marbles and went home—and shut down the United States Government. Republicans refused to play their game of Immigration Chicken. For Democrats, it’s Our Way or the Highway. 

They want illegals in. They want Trump out. That’s the game. We shouldn’t pick on anyone in particular, but…

Dick Durbin is the kid you hated in school. When the teacher asked who threw that spitball, young Durbin raised his arm and pointed at you.

Now he’s grown up. He’s become a Democrat and a senator from Illinois and he’s still a snitch -- this time against the President of the United States.

Yes, apparently (or maybe not) Trump did say that word in a private setting (or so he thought) and Durbin could hardly wait to go public with it and tell the world….and he’s still feasting on it as a useful tool to resist Trump at coming to an agreement on keeping the government open for business.

Everybody hates a squealer, but that’s all President Trump sees when he looks around the room… so many are like that…enough to give the rest of us a glimpse into a world of politics where every man is for himself and where honor is a slippery handshake. They’ll stab you in the back every chance they get. (Hello, Lindsey Graham.)

On the issue of the hour, Immigration, or any issue they are hot for at any hour, Liberals tend to bore you into submission…wear you down through agitation and repetition. 

That is quite a trick and sometimes it works. 

Then, too, I think of the two-state-solution they’ve been foisting on Israel without naming a single benefit for the Jewish State, and now here, Immigration, same non-starter, but they keep at it expecting to win you over through sheer exhaustion…and Democrats have no greater love than illegal immigrants. They pine endlessly for open borders.

Not through logic, not through clarity, nor through dazzling eloquence, but through the use of monotony do they intend to achieve conquest.

Trump, to Congress, assumes we are all in this together for the good of the country, right, guys? Sorry for him and sad for all of us that he’s being awakened to something entirely different.
That – and through stabbing you in the back.

Trump is new at this. He was a builder. Every man and woman and every measurement had to be trusted before the first brick could be set in place.

He must have expected something like that…loyalty…trust…honor…respect among equals…when he ran and then once he got into office.

Trump, to Congress, assumes we are all in this together for the good of the country, right, guys? Sorry for him and sad for all of us that he’s being awakened to something entirely different.

There is no honor among politicians, mostly betrayals…at least so these days…and the more we see of them the more we regret and worry about the country.

Imagine Trump’s surprise…well, even members of his own party rat on him. Presenting, alas, Jeff Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona. 

There he was, Flake, on the Senate floor-- on a day when CNN and The New York Times smirked and cackled at Trump’s clean bill of health-- comparing Trump to Stalin over Trump’s dislike of the media. No, that wasn’t SNL or a Marx Brothers movie you were watching. Jeff Flake really spoke craziness and he really is a senator. 

Why Stalin, you ask? Why not?  Last month it was Hitler.  

The hyperventilating – all within the same couple of days – continued with Cory Booker (D-NJ. Booker, during a Senate hearing on Immigration (I think it was), went blind-rage RAW against Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen because, he claimed, she was also in the room when Trump allegedly made that remark about other countries – but she REFUSED to snitch on Trump. 

She chose honor, loyalty and dignity.

That is something they simply cannot understand.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva. Engelhard wrote the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and the ground-breaking inside-journalism thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” His latest is Megyn Kelly unzipped in “News Anchor Sweetheart.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: