IMMIGRATION AND THE DEMOCRATS, THEN AND NOW…

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For those of you who are old enough to remember ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’, we‘re going to be taking a little trip back in time courtesy of what Mr. Peabody referred to as his ‘Way-Back Machine.’  We’re going back to a time when Democrats sounded more like Republicans than the leftwing kooks that many have since become.  Because with a government shutdown now looming, Democrats are showing us that their true loyalties lie with protecting illegal immigrants first and with American citizens a very distant second. But as we’ll see it wasn’t always that way.

Because, you see, it was back in the 1990s that the Democrat Party sounded much more like the Republican Party of today.  And nothing makes it more clear how the Democrat Party has shifted so sharply to the left than a videotape from 1993 when it was that Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer fiercely argued in favor of enforcing the U.S. southern border using language similar to that of their sworn enemy, President Trump.  But what difference a couple of decades makes, especially when the political fortunes of your party may have slipped a bit.

Now, more video from that era has surfaced with more of the same sentiment. This time it’s old Chuckie Schumer who’s front and center.  In this 1990 clip it’s a much younger Chuckie who argues that the decision to accept an immigrant into our country can’t solely be based on familial relationships, but should include the skill level of the alien.  He said, “For the first time we’re saying it should not simply be family relationships that determine who comes here. This bill says that if you have a skill that America needs, we’re going to accept you.”

This is exactly what President Trump is saying now.  How little it takes for those on the Left to sell out those who are legal citizens in order to protect lawbreakers.  Of course, those they protect do eventually become voters, so there is that motivating factor.  Democrats have this little saying they like to use when they win, “Elections have consequences.”  But when it is they who must contend with those consequences, all they want to do is to spend all of their time whining about the fact that they lost.  Their inability to move on is nothing less than striking.

And then it was again in 2013, this time during an interview with ABC News’ George ‘Stephy’ Stephanopoulos, that Chuckie actually went so far as to mock the very idea that the Democrats would ever contemplate shutting down the federal government unless millions of illegal aliens were given amnesty.  It was then that Chuckie said, “Speaker [John] Boehner comes in and he says basically… it’s sort of like this: Someone goes into your house, takes your wife and children hostage and then says ‘Let’s negotiate over the price of your house.”

He added, “You know we could do the same thing on immigration. We believe strongly in immigration reform. We could say ‘We’re shutting down the government. We’re not going to raise the debt ceiling until you pass immigration reform.’ It would be governmental chaos.”  However shutting down the federal government unless illegal aliens are given amnesty is now something being championed by Schumer and Democrats, who say they want to see the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation in exchange for their support on a government funding bill.

But then, does this latest evidence of leftist hypocrisy really come as a surprise to anyone?  When all that matters is winning, and by any means necessary?  And as we have seen on more than one occasion through the miracle of videotape, taking a position diametrically opposed to a previous one has now become pretty much standard political practice, at least on the left.  The good ole’ days of the public never having access access to one’s political history in order to learn just how dishonest a politician you really are, are long gone.

As is the case with most politicians, Chuckie will say whatever it is he thinks is necessary at any given time.  His job for now is to play the role of spoiler.  To prevent to the best of his ability, and to resist to the greatest extend possible, everything that President Trump tries to do.  And I’m sure you’ve come to notice that rarely, if ever, are Democrats, such as Chuckie, called out by those in the media regarding their increasingly obvious hypocrisy no matter what the issue.  The Democrats are permitted to take whatever position benefits them most at the time.

And I think we all agree, knowing Chuckie as we do, that he is little more than a power-hungry politician who lives to garner for himself as much power as he can while doing all that he can to ensure the government acquires more and more control over the lives of those considered to be the governed.  Here is another career politician who has spent the last 36 years in Washington and has next to nothing to show for it when it comes to those who sent him there and keep sending him there.  So why is he even still there?   Because the left has only selective memory.

Look, the fact is that most normal Americans choose not to support the progressive agenda, so those like Schumer, feeling like they have been left with very few options, have now decided to do as the progressives in Western Europe have done.  And that is to mass import an entirely new underclass, one that lives in systemic poverty and exists perpetually on public benefits, in order to harvest their voting power.  Anyone who thinks that is immigration is about anything other than politics is an even bigger moron than Schumer.  Which would be saying something!

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