Democrats come out in full voice to shout down Republicans trying to protect babies from…INFANTICIDE…but when it comes to ensuring that illegal immigrants aren’t voting in our elections? Oh, well, they’re not interested in that, either.
They proved that on Friday when all but six House Democrats voted down a resolution that would have officially frowned upon cities that let noncitizens vote in local elections. One has to wonder at this point: Who is it, exactly, that the Democratic Party actually represents in Congress? Baby-murdering illegal immigrants? Is that really a strong enough political voting bloc to secure elections?
We don’t get it.
From the Washington Times:
House Democrats voted Friday to defend localities that allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections, turning back a GOP attempt to discourage the practice.
The vote marks a stunning reversal from just six months ago, when the chamber — then under GOP control — voted to decry illegal immigrant voting.
“We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in,” Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and hero of the civil rights movement, told colleagues as he led opposition to the GOP measure.
The 228-197 vote came as part of a broader debate on Democrats’ major legislative priority this year, HR 1, the “For the People Act,” which includes historic expansions of voter registration and access, as well as a major rewrite of campaign finance laws.
The measure would have had no practical effect even if it had passed. Illegal immigrants — and indeed noncitizens as a whole — are not legally able to participate in federal elections.
In comments to reporters, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said he could hardly believe it.
“It sounds like I’m making it up,” he said. “What kind of government would cancel the vote of its own citizens, and replace it with noncitizens?”
What kind of government, indeed.
Maybe we’ll be proven wrong, but we don’t think the leadership of the Democratic Party realizes how far outside the mainstream they are getting with some of these pet issues. In their rush to appease the Ocasio-Cortez wing of the party, they risk leaving behind millions of moderate Democrats who might have otherwise been excited about voting for someone other than Trump. Far be it from us to talk them out of this self-destructive lurch to the left, but damn, what the hell are they thinking? Voting rights for illegal aliens? Really?
Of course, it all makes sense when you realize their long-term plan, but how are they going to GET to their long-term plan if they alienate everyone in the meantime? Maybe we’re wrong. Maybe there are more middle-aged Communist voters in this country then we ever knew. But if not, this party is going to be obsolete before they know it.