Elder Patriot – Democrats’ decision to go all in on open borders and amnesty for illegals, is being overwhelmingly rejected by the American people, according to a new Harvard-Harris poll released this past week.
This should’ve been clear to Democrats when Donald Trump was elected after having made immigration the centerpiece of his campaign.
But even if it wasn’t made clear then, it became undeniable after Chuck Schumer’s government shutdown over DACA bit him, and not Trump, in the ass.
Still, Democrats have dug their heels in leaving one to wonder who they really represent. Leaked internal communications to Democrat donors answers that question.
One such memo was co-authored by former Hillary Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri and circulated to the Center For American Progress Action Fund. It was then sent to allies calling on Democrats to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them:”
“If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond. In short, the next few weeks will tell us a lot about the Democratic Party and its long-term electoral prospects.”
Trump has checkmated the supposedly brilliant Senate Minority Leader, as well as his entire party, over immigration and one line from his State of the Union address proved why Americans are siding with him:
“Americans are Dreamers too!”
New polling data, released last Monday and conducted by former Clinton pollster Mark Penn, found that an astounding 81% of respondents want much lower levels of all forms of immigration.
The poll found that:
- 65 percent of Americans support a DACA deal that ends chain migration, eliminates the random visa lottery and secures the border with a wall.
- Nearly 70 percent of Americans oppose the visa lottery, which allows immigrants to be picked at random for entry into the country.
- 80 percent of Americans believe that immigration should be based on merit and skills, not just family ties.
- 80 percent want secure borders rather than open borders.
- 60 percent of Americans believe that even if dreamers are allowed to stay, they should not be given preference to bring relatives to the United States.
- 61 percent think that current border security is inadequate.
- 54 percent support a physical barrier along the southern U.S. border.
This has been a longtime in coming. As the inevitable economic and social tensions that accompany all forms of immigration began multiplying, Democrats made it abundantly clear which constituency they represented.
During the last campaign Democrats followed Hillary off the cliff when they dismissed white, middle-class families believing that they would win without them.
Where once hardworking blue-collar union members had been the Dems’ core constituent group they defended Hillary when she told coal miners to get over it and find new jobs and Christians that their faith would be taking a backseat to progressive policies including abortion and sexual deviancy.
Party leaders also defended her assertion that those who didn’t agree with her were deplorable racists, misogynists, sexists and xenophobic. She expressed no desire to unify the country only a desire to conquer her political opponents.
And, the vanquished opponents would be drowned in the tidal wave of immigration that she had promised.
Further bad news for the Dems’ comes from the fact that the poll’s findings came before President Trump’s State of the Union address that was received with overwhelming approval.
Then came this devastating finding:
The Dems’ strategy to convince Americans that Trump is a divisive force that must be removed has failed, yugely!
It’s hard to see how the Democratic Party can recover support by hitching their future to a foreign-born constituency – most of whom aren’t in our country yet – when so much of what they promised to those U.S. citizens (that they’ve chosen to abandon) is failing or still left undone.
No wonder they sat mute as though they were at a funeral while the president was delivering his SOTU. They were, their own.