Taking a leaf out of Barack Obama’s book, President Trump announced Friday that he may give leftist politicians exactly what they claim to want: more impoverished migrants.
In fact, Trump proposes sending the illegals currently streaming across our border — aided and abetted by leftist-disgorged immigration law and activist judges — right to the liberals’ sanctuary cities. As he announced in the tweets below:
Our president, always trying to bring joy to others. What a guy!
Shockingly, the Democrats don’t see it that way, though. In fact, they’re up in arms. Their hypocrisy, which American Thinker calls “beyond description,” was illustrated brilliantly by Fox News host Tucker Carlson in a must-watch Friday monologue. He said, in part (transcription courtesy of Breitbart):
The left loves impoverished immigrants in the developing world and why wouldn’t they? They make our cities safer, they tell us. They improve our schools. They provide the backbone of our economy. They do the work that we won’t do. They are diverse. They are our strength. They are the best of America even though technically they’re not Americans. Sanctuary cities love them best of all, that’s why they’ve become sanctuaries for illegal immigrants.
Every Democrat now running for President has affirmed this repeatedly.
Carlson also played a number of video clips in which left-wing, immigrationist politicians profess their supposed love and admiration for all migrants. One was Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf, who, Carlson stated, believes in immigrationism “so deeply that last year, she warned illegal immigrants in her city, including several criminals, that an I.C.E. raid was coming. She wanted to give them time to flee, and they did. And she later explained she had no choice. All good people want more illegal immigrants in their cities.”
He then said just a bit later:
So the left really couldn’t be clearer on this question. All immigration is good. More immigration is better. There is no distinction between legal and illegal varieties of immigration. And if you disagree with any of this, you are a white nationalist. That’s what they said almost every day for the past two years. We’ve watched carefully and so have you.
And now here, completely out of the blue comes the man they despise most in the world, Donald J. Trump, offering them the one thing they want more than anything — more immigrants — immediately delivered right to their door at Federal expense. Well, it must have been like Christmas morning. You think you’re getting another pair of socks and yet there it is a pony tethered to your mailbox. Holy smokes, amazing. Best day of your life.
But that’s not how they responded. The left wasn’t happy about Trump’s offer. They were shocked, and they were completely enraged. “You know what this is,” they said. “It’s dumping.” Dumping — like what you do with garbage or used truck tires in the woods....
So what’s the message the left is sending us? That immigrants are trash? Something you drop off as a cruel prank like a flaming bag of dog waste? If you want it to defile someone’s pristine city, you’d, quote “dump” immigrants on it. Whoa, that sounds a little searching for the word here — racist. A lot racist actually [video below].
Immigrationist-extraordinaire house speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also hissed opposition to Trump’s proposal, saying, “The extent of this administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated. Using human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable.”
Using people? Seriously? The only reason these illegals are in our country is that the Democrats want to use them to damage Trump politically over the short term and as future voters to cement their power over the long term. Moreover, leftists have relentlessly used migrant children — whom they’ve portrayed as being “in cages” — to score political points. Never mind that such detention methods are not only just, but were used under President Obama as well; in fact, the “cages” (holding areas, actually) in question were built under Obama.
But leftists specialize in using and abusing kids to advance any and every cause (e.g., the Parkland and Covington students). They’re the ones who ever say do it “for the children” — you know, like killing them in the womb.
As for “cynicism” (which probably isn’t the appropriate word here), note that Obama set the precedent of trying to ship migrants to political opponents’ localities, places “such as Murietta, California; Yuma, Arizona; and a conservative area of New Mexico, bringing crime, disease, and a high need for social services, without consulting those communities,” as American Thinker writes.
Note, Obama was sending illegals to places strongly opposed to illegal migration as a sort of “in your face” move; in contrast, Trump is just suggesting giving immi-lawless cities’ politicians — and the vast majority of residents, who voted for them — what they claim to want. But, apparently, “cynicism” in the Lexicon of the Left means “demanding leftists live up to their own professed principles.”
Moreover, Obama’s agenda might have been truly nefarious. According to a 2015 source claiming to have gained access to inside information, the new illegal aliens were meant by Obama’s administration to be “seedlings” that would develop a “country within a country.” The idea was that these foreigners would “navigate, not assimilate,” as they eventually would “take over the host,” come “out of the shadows” and push “the citizens into the shadows” (story here).
Whatever the case, immigrationist, divide-and-conquer policies do have the effect of balkanization, of breaking down national cohesion and creating nations within the nation. Yet while the “seedling” process is visited upon places such as Hazelton, Pennsylvania; and Lewiston, Maine, planting is never done, interestingly, in rich liberal areas. Leftists’ don’t want the migrants’ presence — just their future (and sometimes present) votes.
For Trump’s part, he doubled down on his migrants-to-“immi-lawless” cities proposal Saturday, tweeting:
Unfortunately, while Trump’s proposal makes a great point, it ultimately could have the effect of helping the illegals stay in the United States, as the AP points out.
Nonetheless, the moral of this story is that it’s easy to be idealistic when you don’t have to live with your ideals. It’s reminiscent of how white leftists in the wealthy Dumbo section of Brooklyn, NYC, were big supporters of “diversity” — until authorities tried to put poor minority students in their kids’ schools. One Dumbo parent actually said, “It’s more complicated when it’s about your own children.”
Yeah, and it’s more complicated when it’s your own city — at least to selfish, self-centered people.
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