On Friday afternoon, within minutes of President Trump ending the shutdown, the left declared victory.
Dancing up and down on his perceived “grave” the fund raising requests were e-blasted to supporters promising that the day’s events insured already assumed doom for a President they hate.
Don’t tell them... but the opposite is now on its way.
To see leftwing activists so eagerly cheer the defeat (even temporarily) of some of the most broad-based (and in many instances—Democrat initiated) objectives as it pertains to common sense border security was disheartening.
Why Congressional and Senate Democrats would refuse the opportunity to take partial credit of creating an orderly border process is mystifying. Especially so when 78%-90% of Americans seek tougher border measures. Most of whom also believe that a border barrier is a key component to the multi-lateral security strategy.
Directing people to the end of the fence, to the “point of entry” is rational—not immoral—as Speaker Pelosi asserts.
She asserts as much because of the sinister forces stirring the Democrat base at present.
The hard left has such hooks into the party’s base that they have literally forced leadership to completely abandon policy that they supported under President Obama.
Remember in 2013 Senator Schumer got the entire Democrat caucus to vote in lock step approval for a $40 billion border security package that included upwards of $8 billion in building additional miles of barriers.
So what’s changed?
Donald Trump became President.
I don’t say that in some sort of predictable defense-of-partisan-position reaction.
In fact it has very little to do with Donald Trump being a Republican.
It’s about something much more specific — Donald J. Trump — to be hyper specific.
The progressive wing of the Democrat party believed Barack Obama would remake the landscape of American politics. Though he tried, she remains a center-right nation.
Obama tried to do his part. As Charlie Kirk pointed out this weekend: “He picked his successor, weaponized the FBI, DOJ, & IRS against his opponents. Controlled 90% of the media. Had double the ad budget. Colluded with foreign powers against the challenger. Yet they lost to a billionaire they claimed was beneath them.”
But that was only the beginning.
Once he was sworn in he deregulated largely progressive and politically motivated regulations on small businesses. He rewrote the tax code. We saw manufacturing and production come pouring back into the country. Lowest unemployment and highest labor participation in history.
These reforms armed and continue to empower more individuals to have more personal economic options than they had known in the stagnant “recovery” the previous administration oversaw.
When a party has a tight leash on the purse strings they are able to bully the masses into subjection on issues of conscience. Trump not only broke that chokehold he also simultaneously completely shifted the direction of the federal judiciary for a generation or more. Working quite closely with Majority Leader McConnell, Trump has nominated and has seen confirmed nearly as many judges in federal, appellate, and Supreme Court(s) in two years as the previous administration did in eight.
The left understands this, they were unprepared and are now fighting hard and dirty. Their precious vision of peacenik socialism, coupled with an ample servings of sexual anarchy, religious bigotry, and self superiority is once again slipping through their fingers.
They literally fight for everything that center-right America is not. (Cue the video from the New York State Senate this week with a standing ovation for late-term and partial-birth abortion now codified into law as much like the Nazi’s of the 1930’s thirsting for the blood of the “impure.”)
They fight in favor of everything America does not want. (Sexual identity issues, seventy-percent tax rates, and leniency on Americans who attempt to join ISIS.)
They blame Trump for their unsuccessful fights and for this reason they want him gone.
They thought Obama was the key.
They thought Mueller was the key.
They think that Pelosi & the shutdown is the key.
The problem for them is Donald Trump is still President.
He knows all of this, saw it long before it got to this point, and has made the chess move of being “presidential” in reopening the government while allowing them yet “one more chance” to “do the right thing.”
Partly to be able to honestly say the American people, “I gave them every chance to solve the border problem.”
Partly to be able to tell voters in 2020, “Do you want their ‘vision’ of America, or do you want America?”
They live in an obsessed existence—pacing the floors at night—dealing with how he’s taking away the vision of what they want America to become.
He slept last night like a baby.
He’s five moves ahead, even while they dance on his “grave.”