Is the United States – a country founded on the blood, sweat and tears of immigrants from around the world – a cruel, unrepentant racist at heart?
Forget about terrorism, melting polar caps and even the US government. According to the results of a new Gallup poll, more Americans than ever before (27 percent) view immigration as the “most important problem” confronting their nation. The new data shatters the previous record of 23 percent, set just last month.
«Give me your tired, your poor,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore»
Yet, much like Barack Obama’s campaign pledge to ‘close Gitmo,’ the Great Wall of Trump has failed to see its first stone. Far from hurting the US leader’s popularity, however, it now appears Trump will breeze to another four years in office, largely due to the American voter’s anxiety over immigration.
The situation came to a boil early this month when Ocasio-Cortez, aka AOC, and other Democratic lawmakers paid a visit to El Paso, Texas, a town precariously nestled on the Mexican border. Naturally, the Democrats used the visit to push a political agenda, portraying the holding facilities for the illegal asylum seekers as “concentration camps,” where people were forced to “drink out of toilets.” One day after the high-profile visit, however, a US border agent gave the US media a lengthy tour of an ICE facility. While it would never be confused as Shangri-La, it was a far cry from the deplorable hell on Earth described by AOC.
To fully appreciate how the Democrats, specifically the four frolicking freshman progressives, are shooting themselves in the foot over this crisis, consider this: When the entire Democratic Party voiced their approval of a Republican-drafted $4.6 billion emergency aid package to assist the migrants who find themselves trapped in a bureaucratic purgatory, the self-seeking members of ‘the Squad’ refused to endorse the initiative. On top of that, they launched an embarrassing attack against members of their own party, not least of all Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Needless to say, all hell broke loose, which is undoubtedly what Trump was hoping for. Pelosi was suddenly forced to clumsily shift gears in the fast lane and lend her support to the four freshmen who had foolishly turned on her. Although Trump was accused of using racist language, many people in his party deny the charge. In any case, the scandal has done nothing to damage his reputation among fellow conservatives, and possibly even enhanced it.Trump is playing a masterful game against the Democrats. He fully understands that many Americans strongly disagree with their views – especially with those of the ‘four horsewomen of the Apocalypse,’ as he has labeled the progressives – and feels confident enough to openly challenge them.
And that is exactly why Donald Trump is happy to continue stoking the embers of immigration, keeping the American people in a suspended state of fright and paranoia with each news report that describes the situation in the most harrowing ways – by the liberal-leaning media, no less. It may also explain why Trump has not built the promised wall, as well as why he will most likely be re-elected in 2020. Once again, the Democrats will have nobody else to blame for their imminent failure except themselves. I am guessing they are already hatching a way to blame it all on Russia.