The Left's Big Plan
We've been telling you about all the things the Biden Administration is saying that are encouraging illegal immigrants to head to the border. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did it again yesterday.
She was confronted by a reporter who asked if there was a limit to the number of children showing up at the border that we would take in. Psaki's answer was essentially, "No." She said:
"We are taking steps to ensure that when kids come to the border, we look and see if they have a phone number in their pocket so we can call the family member [in the U.S.] and get them to those family members as quickly as possible. Our policy continues to be, we are not going to send a 10-year-old back across the border."
So, there you have it -- yet another huge green light for migrants to quickly rush their children to the border.
Once that illegal migrant child is in Omaha, Nebraska, the legal process to bring in their parents is set in motion because the child is the "legal" anchor to bring in other family members.
By the way, President Biden conceded the other day that most of these "children" showing up at the border are not young kids. They are in fact 16 and 17-year-olds. Even worse, some are adults claiming they are 17.
Biden's election and his executive orders repealing President Trump's border security policies predictably created a crisis at the border. And now we're all arguing about the word "crisis." But we're not even talking about the same thing.
To conservatives, who believe that border security is national security, the crisis is that hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens are pouring into our country, largely unvetted. The crisis is that our borders are not secure, and are, effectively, meaningless.
But many on our side seem to be falling into the trap of thinking that Biden stupidly made an error when he repealed Trump policies, and is compounding it by using the wrong rhetoric.
My friends, this was not an error. Biden and the progressives know exactly what they are doing. They know exactly what they are doing when they say things like Psaki said yesterday. None of that is a crisis to the left. It is their intended public policy.
Many progressives proudly proclaim that "demography is destiny," and they want to demographically transform the United States. By doing so, they can politically flip state after state, as we have seen in Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and now even in Texas.
That's not a crisis for the left. Massive immigration into the country, whether legal or illegal, is the goal. Again, you don't have to take my word for it.
That's the whole reason the left is all in for open borders policies. That's the reason why so many liberals want to decriminalize illegal entry. That's the reason why so many liberals want to abolish ICE. That's why so many progressives are eager to offer healthcare to illegal aliens.
And that's why Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ramming through two amnesty bills in the House of Representatives today.
The Left's PR Crisis
The crisis for the left is that none of this is popular with the American people, but it is happening so rapidly that the average American is noticing it. In other words, for the left this is merely a public relations crisis that needs to be quickly contained.
But make no mistake about it: Joe Biden and other administration officials are not incompetent. They're not saying, "Don't come now so we can build more border wall and hire more Border Patrol agents." They're saying, "Don't come now because we can't welcome you and process you fast enough."
The only unintended consequence is that the illegal immigration is happening too fast and is too obvious.
The bottom line is that progressives are putting the demands of non-citizens and their political self-interest ahead of the American people. They are bringing in massive numbers of people who will compete for American jobs and burden taxpayers, all with the goal of securing political power.
I am glad Senator Mitch McConnell made his speech Tuesday warning Senate liberals against eliminating the filibuster. But I think one of his arguments is a dead end.
He said that majorities are "never permanent" and that someday Republicans will be "back in the saddle." He then rattled off an agenda that would please every conservative that could be passed with just 51 votes the next time the GOP takes the Senate.
I hope Sen. McConnell doesn't actually believe that. If liberals get rid of the filibuster, they will ram through things like H.R. 1, which would nationalize election laws and make permanent all the things that enable widespread voter fraud.
They will severely restrict religious liberty and Second Amendment rights. They will pack the courts and pass a massive amnesty.
If the left can pass these bills, it will be very difficult, if not impossible, for conservatives to win another election. And that's exactly why they want to eliminate the filibuster. This isn't about policy. It's about raw partisan power politics.
Exploiting Another Tragedy
As you know, there were terrible murders Tuesday at several Georgia spas or massage parlors. Eight people, including six Asian Americans, were killed.
Many on the left attempted to exploit the tragedy by blaming Donald Trump. Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer immediately planted the idea that this was another example of white supremacy and racial hate crimes against Asian Americans.
The Atlanta police have said that there is no indication – none – that this had anything to do with the fact that the victims were Asian. The perpetrator was mentally disturbed. He had been visiting these parlors and claimed that he was addicted to sex. When he cracked, he brutally murdered the women he felt were causing him to sin.
So, why would the president and the Senate majority leader not wait even one day before blaming it all on America's "systemic racism"? Well, that's just part of the left's general narrative now. They want to drive home the idea that we are a racist country and that white supremacists are the danger.
By the way, the data does suggest that there is an increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans. It's occurring mostly in urban areas that are liberal bastions of Trump haters.
Most big city mayors won't release the data on who is committing hate crimes in cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco. But periodically surveillance video is released, and those videos show that the attackers of Asians are often other minorities.
Sadly, there's a history of such attacks that goes back many years. (Here and here.) That's not Donald Trump's fault. Nor is it evidence of America's "systemic racism." It is evidence of sin that has no skin color.
More than 20 state attorneys general are suing the Biden Administration for canceling the Keystone XL pipeline. Their lawsuit claims that Biden exceeded his constitutional authority in canceling the project, which had approval from Congress.
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen blasted Biden's order canceling the pipeline as "empty virtue signaling," adding, "It shows Biden's contempt for rural communities in Montana and other states along the pipeline's path that would benefit from and support the project."
And kudos to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis! The governor is proposing to revamp the Sunshine State's civics curricula, and he drew a hard line against the radical left, saying:
"Let me be clear: There is no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory. Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money."