There was an interesting feature story in the Washington Post on Monday about how the “political outrage” that Democrats have been trying to fuel for the last two years is now threatening to erupt into a blaze that will ruin the party’s chances of a midterm blue wave. According to the story, senior Democrats are concerned that progressive voices calling to abolish ICE will turn off moderate voters and prevent the party from bringing some Trump-supporting Dems back into the fold. They also fear that Obama/Trump voters will not be swayed by the party’s primary reason for existing these days, which is to oppose everything Trump does or says. We’d say these are relevant and timely concerns for the party to be having.
But there’s a gem of a sentence in this story, second paragraph. And we quote: “Internal party debates have broken into public view over maintaining civility and the usefulness of liberal slogans like ‘abolish ICE,’ which some Republicans have embraced to argue falsely that Democrats oppose immigration enforcement.”
Oh, we’re dying here.
Plain truth here, that every single Americans should be and, in fact IS aware of: The Democrats have done nothing BUT oppose immigration enforcement since the day Donald Trump launched his campaign. We are not in the era of Obama anymore, Washington Post, as much as you might like to dream it’s so. One of the few areas where Hillary Clinton could strike a difference from Obama was in her approach to immigration – and he was already too far to the left! She wanted to provide blanket amnesty for every single illegal immigrant in the country, save those who have been convicted of violent crime. Period. That’s in the record. And that is only where the Democrat Party STARTS when it comes to their extremist platform on immigration.
Here’s another piece of plain truth: Catch and release is not a policy. It is not a “way” of enforcing federal immigration law. It is NOT enforcing the law, period. Nor is declaring your state a sanctuary for illegal immigrants a “way” of enforcing the law. It is NOT enforcing the law, period. This IS the Democratic Party, Washington Post! In what possible world are Republicans “falsely” telling voters that Democrats oppose immigration enforcement? That’s literally all they do anymore!
It’s no surprise to see the Washington Post running interference for the Democrats in what’s supposed to be a straight news story, but we’re not sure they’re even clued in on the message in this case. Believe it or not, Democrats appear to be quite proud of the stance they’re taking on ICE, border enforcement, the Wall, the diversity lottery, and other aspects of immigration. No need to shield them from what they embrace, WaPo.