Fox News keeps forcing Trump into shutdowns

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  • Published on:  Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Government shutdowns are disasters for Republicans, but right-wing media makes it almost impossible for the GOP to compromise in a budget fight.Subscribe to our channel! U.S. government has experienced three major shutdowns over the past twenty-five years. In 1995, it was a fight over programs like Medicare. In 2013, it was over an effort to defund Obamacare. In 2018, it was over funding for a border wall. And while each crisis revolved around a different policy fight, they all followed a similar pattern: Republicans, egged on by right-wing pundits and talk radio, were pressured into forcing a government shutdown that eventually blew up in their faces. Ever since the 90s, Republicans have become dependent on right-wing outlets like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh to rally and mobilize their supporters. That’s garnered them success in major elections, but it’s also backed them into a corner. Republicans know they can’t betray the conservative pundits who helped elect them, but those pundits are becoming more and more ideologically extreme, pressuring Republicans to shut the government down over even minor funding disputes. As long as right-wing media has a stranglehold on conservative politics, Republicans will keep finding themselves steered into crises they know they can’t win. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out our full video catalog: Vox on Facebook: Twitter:
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  • Lourenco Vieira

     4 months ago

    When ur not from the USA and u need entertainement.

  • blankrose

     23 days ago

    Imagine being from Canada, WHERE THERE NEIGHBORS

  • Tony Gunk

     15 days ago

    You should do the same thing for the left-wing media and the Brett Kavanauagh confirmation hearings.

  • Chicken Nugget

     4 months ago

    This is why the rest of the world is laughing at us. Because for years now even before Trump, our government has become a popularity contest rather then a system that actually governs the people and the country.

  • Thomas W

     3 months ago

    We as americans are laughing at the rest of the world too. Every country thinks every other country are idiots.

  • CopyRightedSnake

     4 months ago

    The fact that someone can say "in order to repeal healthcare we have to shut the government down" and not cause a national crisis is mind blowing. If that was said by a major TV host in a different country like The UK or Canada, they would've been destroyed.

  • goatminer 15


    his base of support is so vocal and supportive it doesnt matter what he does, and media will never question him to much for fear of them

  • Gabriel

     3 months ago

    @Kye Talks The duck you talking about? The country with the biggest military is not develop? The country with the biggest economic is not develop? The country that literary pays a third of the UN funds is not develop? Btw, if the UN wants to change the status of the USA, the american ambassador just have to veto the draft resolution and it's done.

  • Thomas Pike

     4 months ago

    Do Conservatives just sit around all day waiting for a Vox video to dislike?

  • Mark Lowe

     12 days ago

    Thanks to Mazas attacks on other content we're here now. Every time you say something wrong we will be here to correct it. You're welcome.

  • Anna M

     4 months ago

    So basically, fox news rules the country

  • Mark Lowe

     12 days ago

    No, They just present information that's factual.

  • Indira Espinal

     4 months ago

    “The president that was elected by the people” so umm no he was elected by the electoral college as the educated part of this nation know he didn’t win the popular vote

  • HighRail ForLife

     13 days ago

    KingBobXIV well out of the 19.54 million residents of New York state 8.62 million live in New York City. That’s roughly 45% of the states population. So yes the major cities would have a huge influence on elections if it was strictly by popular vote

  • Biv Lab

     4 months ago

    Omg so the conservatives were right, big media IS behind all our problems, they just got the channel wrong.

  • KingBobXIV

     2 months ago

    They do make a habit of not counting Fox, the single largest cable news network, as "mainstream media" _for some reason._

  • Izzy

     21 hours ago

    You shouldn't be able to have a driver license unless you Know the basics of finance, economics, political science.

  • wesley rodgers

     4 months ago

    "A shutdown means the president is weak. " trump 2013.