Democrats are starting to worry that the candidates have exposed their hard-left tendencies. Speaker Pelosi, a far-left Democrat, claims the four loudest — AOC, Ilhan, Rashida, and Ayanna — are only four, four people, four votes. The truth is there are many more who agree with them but who keep it to themselves.
Obama’s former DHS Secretary is reading the tea leaves and the potential losses for the party if they continue showing their cards. He is trying to bring some sanity to their extreme open borders positions.
Jeh Johnson wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post trying to pull them from the brink. It isn’t only open borders that is the problem, however, it’s every imaginable issue.
In the piece, he called the immigration policies of the Democratic presidential candidates “extreme.” He called their rejection of deportation and calls to decriminalize illegal border crossings examples of “extreme.”
“We cannot, as some Democratic candidates for president now propose, publicly embrace a policy not to deport those who enter or remain in this country illegally unless they commit a crime. This is tantamount to a public declaration (repeated and amplified by smugglers in Central America) that our borders are effectively open to all; this will increase the recent levels of monthly apprehensions at our southern border — about or more than 100,000 — by multiples,” Johnson wrote in a Washington Post column.
“For the same reason, we cannot formally decriminalize unauthorized entry into this country, though first-time illegal border crossers are, in fact, rarely prosecuted for that misdemeanor (except for last year’s disastrous “zero-tolerance” policy).”
Thanks to not having a “zero-tolerance” policy, we are now being invaded.
Jeh called them out for pandering to the big mouths, only he phrased it in a kinder fashion.
“To win support from a vocal and committed segment of a major party’s base — and simply for the sake of a good applause line — candidates for office now espouse extreme policy proposals that are unworkable and have no hope of winning the broad support of Congress and the people they represent,” he argued, adding those who put forth policies that have no chance of becoming law are “doing a disservice to our democracy.”
Johnson also lamented the loss of educating, enlightening, and telling “voters the hard truths.”
The radicals have taken over the Democratic Party and are dragging it down. Democrats want to win at all costs and they receive a great deal of funding from these radicals, including George Soros and Tom Steyer. Where are all the liberals to stop it?
My guess is Jeh’s ally Barack Obama sees the danger in the candidates exposing their hard-left leanings. Unfortunately, the only alleged moderate is a very extreme Joe Biden, floppy Joe, who would be putty in the hands of the socialist/communist wing of the party.
The Democrats like to compare the innocent tea party with their extremists, the communists and socialists. There is no such comparison. Republicans do not embrace Nazis and KKK. The tea party was nothing of the sort.
Watch this montage of Dems saying there is no crisis at the border: