Saturday, February 10, 2024

Democrats’ Big Gamble on the Border Crashers Will Pay Political Dividends


Elon Musk told us something obvious two days ago on Twitter about why the Biden administration has refused to take any action in the face of our overrun southern border. According to Musk: “Criminal charges, convictions, or gang membership alone are not enough for deportation. You basically have to be a convicted axe murderer to be deported.” “That’s because every deportation is a lost vote. They are importing as many votes as possible before the election.”

Musk’s explanation about what drives this meaningful nonaction sounds entirely plausible. Democrati/c leaders know they can keep the southern border open and bring in future Democrats until this year’s presidential election is over. If Texas’s Governor Greg Abbott has made it harder for illegals to enter from Mexico through Eagle Pass, then we should notice that border crossings have ticked up in Arizona and in Gavin Newsom’s effusively hospitable California. This influx is not going to stop, and those in the GOP who object may not be able to fix the problemuntil they win back the presidency...

There are excellent reasons the Democrats have embarked on a border policy that would appear to be hurting them...

The Democrats can also pivot, if need be, to other issues, as they did successfully in 2022 and 2023, when they made those elections about Republican sexism and the other party’s ruthless disregard for college students. In those elections, Democrats changed the campaign conversation from an overrun border to abortion rights and paying off the debts of college students.'...more


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