Originally Posted by mr. compassionate
Not sure what you mean by Faux News non sequitors please elaborate? Is anything that disagrees with Democraps come from Fox News?
Are you unsure what a non-sequitur is, or unsure which non-sequiturs he's talking about? Your post had a few of them, but I'll just address one.
This is not about border security. Everyone except a minority of nutjobs realizes a wall is an expensive boondoggle that does little to increase our security. The border patrol wants some additional fencing in some areas, but mostly they want better technology and more staff. Funding for that increased under GWB, Obama, and there was increased funding offered this time as well, but that wasn't enough to appease Trump's base. Trump himself seems to swing in the wind according to what he perceives as popular opinion, so he's easily swayed by negative news coverage, hence the shutdown.
I'm also puzzled why you call it a political stunt that the democrats would capitalize on an unpopular position by Trump to score points. You expect politicians to behave morally? Gingrich took sleezy politics mainstream back in the 90s. The democrats haven't devolved quite as far as the republicans, but they're on the same downward spiral.