Skip to comments.Why Democrats are staying silent about the migrant caravan
Posted on 10/31/2018 5:25:33 PM PDT by TBP
Now the Dems are on the defensive as Trump sends the military and a clear message that he will defend Americas sovereignty in the face of what he calls an invasion.
The change is striking. Four months ago, critics on the left wouldnt shut up about the border and some, like Mayor Bill de Blasio, made grandstanding trips to Texas detention facilities and held press conferences to denounce Trump in the harshest possible language. Now, despite the presidents tough talk and use of the military, leftist pols hardly make a peep, fearful that defending the caravan could be political suicide.
The stark turnaround serves as a reminder of how quickly the political winds can change direction. Recall that Dems shut down the government over the Dreamers legislation, but got nothing but blame and now rarely mention the issue. And while immigration looked like a sure loser for the GOP in June, the sheer size of the caravan, and the violence displayed by some marchers in Guatemala and Mexico, is galvanizing Republican and conservative voters and could tip next weeks midterms.
Trumps latest wrinkle, a controversial bid to end birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants, reveals both his commitment to the issue and the political opportunity he sees. He stresses the caravan in the numerous rallies hes holding for GOP candidates, and tweets about it often.
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He sure baited them with the EO threat, but surprisingly they didnt fall for it.
Also the announced military plans have been pretty vague so its hard to criticize that.
Coming out against the Commander-in-Chief's deployment of US troops to secure the border would be political suicide -- Ocasio-Cortez is the only candidate I'd noticed having done so, but she's a no-IQ sock puppet. The deployment further energizes American patriots. And the failure of Demagogic Party candidates to denounce it undermine their own turnout, because, they're doing nothing to stop this.
The president sees the caravan for the illegal invasion that it is. To the RATS the caravan is a get out the vote drive. and wont say a damn thing about it! I believe the Dems silence on this will sink them in the election!
We’re being invaded and until recently BOTH major parties supported it.
The only reason we have a chance to keep our country is President Trump.
We MUST replace the Bush League Republicans.
It’s about time that the US Military is being used for it’s INTENDED PURPOSE; to repel invasions. Also, the President is doing his duty; to defend the united states from all threats AS HE DETERMINES.
It’s a far cry from what we have come to accept; the misuse of the military for geo-political issues in support of global wealthy oligarchs.
1: The left realizes the prevention of entry by the “caravan” is precisely the item that got Trump elected.
2: That does not mean the caravan is non-exploitable. To properly exploit it/them; there will have to be some news photos of 5-10 year old children with their faces sliced to hell by razor wire. “They didn’t know”.
I’ll guarantee you right now we will see those photos, probably produced by coyotes smuggling children; throwing a few sacrificial lambs, literally, into the wire.
If the GOP is smart they will do montage ads of the Kavanaugh hearing democrats going berserk, the caravan, Maxine Waters rampage and Harry Reid’s comments on the floor of the Senate along with democratic harassment of GOP figures run nonstop until election day, the dems will be TOAST!
Heh, heh. Ha, ha, ha. HA HA HA HA. ROFLOL HA HA HA. Pant pant snort. Whew. That's a knee slapper there!
Like everything the Left does, it isn’t popular.
But they need the illegal votes and dependency.
Thus, silence handles both things.
One factor they failed to take into account. PDJT and Mattis will stop it.
The Left chose poorly.
Attention Surplus Disorder wrote:
“1: The left realizes the prevention of entry by the caravan is precisely the item that got Trump elected.
2: That does not mean the caravan is non-exploitable. To properly exploit it/them; there will have to be some news photos of 5-10 year old children with their faces sliced to hell by razor wire. They didnt know.
Ill guarantee you right now we will see those photos, probably produced by coyotes smuggling children; throwing a few sacrificial lambs, literally, into the wire.”
A vid of the coyote throwing someone into the wire will dispel that ploy.
They are staying quiet? I thought I heard them yell “Welcome voters”.
Lemmon, Pooper, and Shemp should engage in a circular trunk spelunk — maybe that would calm them down for just a bit.
It would never be shown. What *will* be shown are the faces and arms of the poor children slashed to ribbons.
There is zero words to justify it, thats why.
Sadly you are so right.
Can you imagine where we would be right now in the campaigns if the Republicans had supported even 50% of the Trump Agenda?
150 House seats 15 or 20 Senate seats.
Thanks for your excellent summary and history re the use of our military.
Its about time that the US Military is being used for its INTENDED PURPOSE; to repel invasions. Also, the President is doing his duty; to defend the united states from all threats AS HE DETERMINES.
Its a far cry from what we have come to accept; the misuse of the military for geo-political issues in support of global wealthy oligarchs.
The definition of a “Fifth Column “
This thing could get ugly really quick, and democrats don’t want to be anywhere near it. They can run but they can’t hide.
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