I use the term “Democrat” in the headline for both politicians and the media.
A story broke yesterday in which the White House apparently discussed sending illegal aliens to sanctuary cities twice in the last six months.
This was described as Trump “targeting political foes” by The Washington Post.
White House officials have tried to pressure U.S. immigration authorities to release detainees onto the streets of “sanctuary cities” to retaliate against President Trump’s political adversaries, according to Department of Homeland Security officials and email messages reviewed by The Washington Post.
Trump administration officials have proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at least twice in the past six months — once in November, as a migrant caravan approached the U.S. southern border, and again in February, amid a standoff with Democrats over funding for Trump’s border wall.
Here’s the response from Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi’s office blasted the plan.
“The extent of this administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” said Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne. “Using human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable.”
Jeffrey Toobin over on CNN had this to say.
Using humans as "pestilence to spread around the country" is grotesque.@JeffreyToobin, on Trump considering releasing immigrants in sanctuary cities to retaliate against opponents.
It's "intellectual bankruptcy on the issue of immigration," adds @MaxBoot.https://t.co/x5n1phM9j3 pic.twitter.com/fu3ADKezxc
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 12, 2019
Maybe Toobin doesn’t know what pestilence means (he does work for CNN), but he just compared illegal immigrants to the spreading of disease.
Adam Schiff took a break from whatever cable news hit he was doing at the time and posted this.
Power corrupts, and absolute power results in dangerously hare-brained schemes like this one, in which people fleeing violence are cynically used as political pawns. https://t.co/uwE26FEwIW
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 12, 2019
Now, hang on a second. I’ve got some questions.
What makes this “dangerous” in Schiff’s eyes? Why would any Democrat oppose this? Why would any member of the left-wing media be outraged over this? Why wouldn’t they be fully supportive of sending illegals in need of sanctuary to their own self-described sanctuary cities?
We’ve been told for years by these people that illegal immigrants are a net positive. They supposedly commit less crime (they don’t), do the jobs Americans won’t do, and provide valued diversity. The Democratic party believes that so much that they refuse to do anything to stem the tide. The media believes it so much that they run cover 24 hours a day for lax immigration efforts. CNN’s Jim Acosta once quoted the poem on the statue of liberty asserting that it was our duty to allow illegal immigration.
Given that, how is it consistent to now complain that the President wanted to send them exactly what they claim they want? I also think it’s silly for The Washington Post to describe this as “targeting foes,” as Democrats constantly proclaim illegal immigration is a general good. If I give you a something you say is good, no one would say I’m “targeting” you.
Something is off here.
The answer is simple. These elitists don’t actually want their cities becoming home to masses of illegal immigrants. They want to sit in their gated communities hundreds (but mostly thousands) of miles away from the border and virtue signal instead. When push comes to shove though, they’d rather these people file into border towns in Arizona and Texas. They don’t want them in New York or San Francisco.
If they were consistent, they’d be begging the President to send buses of illegals to their sanctuary cities. That’s what they exist for right? Why have sanctuary cities at all if not? They aren’t supportive of the President doing that though because they don’t actually want to help these people. They just want to use them as political pawns.
Not sure why this is controversial
Isn't the point of #SanctuaryCities to provide a place for illegal migrants to hang out with people who want them there?
— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) April 12, 2019