The New York Times ran the strangest headline on Sunday: “GOP Finds an Unexpectedly Potent Line of Attack: Immigration.”
Really? Unexpected to whom, exactly?
Apparently the New York Times missed a little thing called the 2014 midterms, when Republicans swamped Democrats in the wake of President Obama’s promise to use his executive order powers to expand DACA to the parents of illegal immigrants. Or maybe they were busy playing computer games during the 2016 election, when a certain someone vaulted over the pre-crowned, pro-amnesty Jeb Bush to become the Republican nominee for President. Perhaps they were absent the day – after four solid weeks of the media trying to make the family separation crisis into the 21st century version of the Nazi concentration camps – when the American people said, in no uncertain terms, that the immigrant PARENTS were to blame, not Donald Trump.
From the Times:
Not long ago, as heart-rending images of migrant children separated from their parents at the border filled the airwaves, the issue of immigration seemed to be losing some of its potency as a weapon for Republicans with the midterm elections approaching.
But Republican candidates across the country, leaning on the scorched-earth campaign playbook employed by President Trump, saw an opening nonetheless, painting Democrats as the ones pursuing an extreme immigration agenda that would fill the country with “sanctuary cities” where violent criminals roam free.
The strategy, in play in a growing number of races, may be working. As a tight battle for control of Congress enters its closing weeks, Democrats have found that in politically competitive states, particularly ones that Mr. Trump carried in 2016, the attacks can easily turn crucial voting blocs against Democrats.
We love it. LOVE it. These liberals in their cosmopolitan bubble will never understand that the majority of Americans – conservatives, independents, and even many Democrats – actually want strong borders. That while we may feel some degree of sympathetic humanity for the families locked up in detention camps at the border, it is no more or less than we feel for criminals who find themselves behind bars in the United States. You break the law, this is what happens. Why is there no outcry for the millions of families “separated” because dad decided to rob a liquor store?
As Trump has said many times, without strong borders, we don’t have a country. And Democrats are utterly unwilling to get tough on illegal immigration. Instead, they are running in the opposite direction with misguided policy aims like “Abolish ICE.” They have given Republicans all the opening they need to slap back the Blue Wave and retain control of Congress for another two years.