You can see it. You can hear it. You can feel its immense power even though it is still a year away.
The “it,” is the perfect storm brewing against the eventual Democratic nominee for president. A storm being fueled by the dual forces of illegal immigration and the war in Iraq.
With regard to illegal immigration, the debacle in New York State caused by Governor Elliot Spitzer’s insistence on giving illegal aliens a driver’s license seems to have been the proverbial straw that has broken the camel’s back. When asked about Spitzer’s plan during the latest Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton eagerly twisted herself into a pandering pretzel as she tried desperately to be all things to all people. The next day inexplicably saw her “clarify” that answer by declaring that she in fact, supported driver’s licenses for illegal aliens. Goodbye, Mrs. Clinton.
With a year to go before the election, it seems as if the entire United States has suddenly woken up to the growing threat posed by illegal aliens streaming across our borders. Not the least of which of those waking up being moderate Democrats and independents. As evidenced by the 72% of New Yorkers who are against Spitzer’s – and now Hillary’s – plan.
City after city, county after county, and state after state, are finally listening to the impassioned pleas of their citizens to forcefully deal with this problem. Talk about incredibly bad news and bad timing for the Democrats.
No matter the Republican or Democratic nominees for president, two things have been made crystal clear to the voters. The Republican will be strongly against amnesty for illegal aliens, while the Democrat will strongly favor amnesty and a path to citizenship for those who entered the country illegally.
For the Democrats running for president and their multitude of liberal supporters in the media, the realization that the country has just flipped on them on illegal immigration has hit them like a lightning bolt. They are panic stricken and you can see it in their eyes, read it in their columns, and watch it on their biased and fawning newscasts. “What do we do now?,” they are screaming behind the scenes.
For the last few years, the Democratic party has predicated its entire presidential “victory” on the “quagmire” of Iraq. Whoops. Seems like they badly judged that issue as well. As Iraq is becoming more and more stable, it is becoming less and less important to the voters of the nation. Despite only being force fed negative news on the subject by the left leaning networks and newspapers, the American people are more than bright enough to realize that Iraq is turning around and that the “unbiased” media has been spinning them for partisan reasons these last number of years.
Be the first to read Douglas MacKinnon's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.
Not The Onion: 'The Gov't Employees Can't Watch Porn At Work' Legislation Passes Oversight Committee | Leah Barkoukis
Latest: Germanwings Co-Pilot Suffered From "Illness," Ripped Up "Sick Notes" Day of Crash | Daniel Doherty