This column, which was written by a legal immigrant, makes the point that Democrats aren’t listening to the people on immigration. I’d totally agree, though I’d argue that they aren’t listening on other subjects, either.
This highlights just how crazy Democrats are:
Listening to Democratic Party leaders and their media supporters talk about immigration gives me massive cognitive dissonance. Their argument has a strange up-is-down, black-is-white quality to it:
Uncontrolled illegal immigration is no problem! Border protection is racist and offensive! Arresting and deporting criminal aliens, even those that are violent, is immoral! Enforcing our immigration laws is racist!
And now, of course, it has amped up — several Democratic leaders are openly talking about abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE.
Democrats used to listen to people. They don’t anymore. They have their ideological checklist, which is what they’re interested in accomplishing. Period.
They don’t represent people. They represent causes. That’s why they’re disconnected from blue collar workers. Whether we’re talking about miners, construction workers or heavy equipment operators, the Democrats lost that vote in 2016.
Similarly, Democrats haven’t listened to the people on immigration. They’ve listened to NCLR, aka La Raza, and other immigration hardliners. If Democrats had been sensible, they could’ve had a deal months ago on DACA recipients in exchange for funding the wall. When that didn’t happen, it said that Democrats didn’t care about DACA recipients, that they cared mostly about open borders.
Does this look like a bunch of reasonable-minded activists protesting Ms. Pelosi?
This won’t end well with Democrats. Immigration, if handled properly, can be a major winning issue for the GOP in 2018 and beyond. Let’s remember how President Trump is playing with Hispanics now that their unemployment rate is the lowest in history. Add in how reasonable President Trump looks in offering protection for DACA recipients in exchange for the wall.