The Democrats are in trouble. They’re in big, deep trouble, and some of the thought leaders on the left are fully aware of it. Despite that, the left has committed so fully to their cycle of lies that they seem completely unable to stop.
They’ve been caught lying about the Mueller investigation, Russian collusion, economic policy and immigration. That last one is so bad that it’s threatening to tear the party apart.
In a recent segment, Bill Maher commented on how immigration policy is hurting the left. He’s been nearly ostracized by the Democrats since. Let’s look at what he said and what it means for the Democrats going into 2020.
On his show, Bill Maher admonished Democrats. He explained to his audience that the left’s stance on immigration is going to cost them dearly in the 2020 election. “If it becomes a ‘woke’ contest, then the Democrats lose on this.”
He didn’t stop there. With further elaboration, he explained that anyone who is compelled by the so-called woke contest is already on the far left. They won’t be moved to change their votes on this.
Meanwhile, anyone with any modicum of conservatism will run in the opposite direction of the Democratic Party. They won’t just lose moderate Republicans. Moderate Democrats and centrists will also have no choice but to vote against Democrats on these grounds.
Most importantly, the woke vote is nowhere near large enough to swing a national election. Progressives still only make up about a third of the Democratic Party. As much as it’s painful to admit it, Maher is exactly right on this.
The Democrats have backed themselves into a corner on immigration. When they unanimously accused President Trump of fabricating the immigration crisis for an election, they showed their true colors. All of the calls to abolish ICE and relax border security have been met by record waves of illegal immigration. What was a crisis last fall has escalated into an unprecedented invasion.
At this point, over a hundred thousand immigrants are illegally crossing each month. It’s so bad that multiple former Obama officials have gone on record to state that this is a crisis. In fact, it’s the single largest crisis in America right now.
Instead of facing that, “woke” leadership in the Democratic Party worked tirelessly to prevent any additional funds from going to border security and management. A large chunk of the money President Trump asked Congress to provide was for additional beds, facilities and personnel to process these huge numbers of immigrants. Since the Democrats denied all of that funding, thousands of refugees are sleeping under overpasses in border towns because there is no room to house them anywhere.
A Shattered Party
In the modern world, you can only lie so loudly before the truth comes back to bite you. The left has outright lied about the border crisis from day one, and that is what Maher is referencing. While claiming to be compassionate, the woke left is fully responsible for the current humanitarian crisis. Every child sleeping on the streets of El Paso is doing so specifically because the progressives lied about the border crisis. Now, the rest of the country has a clear view of those lies and their consequences.
No matter how you feel about illegal immigration, it’s painfully clear that there are too many illegal aliens for our resources. Despite that, the far-left is still calling for the abolishment of ICE. They still want to defund Border Patrol, and they’re still trying to increase illegal immigration.
At the same time, they are flat out refusing to accept any of these immigrants into self-proclaimed sanctuary cities. It’s pure hypocrisy on every level, and no matter how much they lie about being compassionate, everyone can see through it. Unless they abandon all of their untenable positions on immigration, the Democratic Party will buckle.
Immigration crisis aside, this is fun for any conservative to watch. Maher and others in the party can clearly see where things are headed. They are fully aware of the trouble, and they’re going to be completely ignored. It’s 2016 all over again, and anyone who appreciates the myriad of successes we’ve enjoyed under President Trump can’t help but smile when they see it.