If ever you needed a reminder of just what the Trump Tsunami of 2016 swept away on the right side of the aisle, pause and reflect that leading GOP establishment figures are opening their arms to the migrant caravan currently marching on our southern border.
Ably combining squishiness with tones of moral outrage, outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich arrogantly lectured Americans on the godly need to welcome the estimated 8,000 travelers onto our sovereign soil.
“[Y]ou know what, we’re born in America,” Kasich pompously told CNN in an interview. “Do you know how lucky we are to be born in America and not be born in Guatemala, where they would say to your daughter, ‘If you don’t do what we want, we will rape your daughter or we will kill your son if he is not a drug mule’?”
John Kasich: "The Lord doesn’t want" Americans opposing migrant caravan pic.twitter.com/sbbv6Vb4s2
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 26, 2018
Hugging the Horde
This apparently means we must absorb all of Guatemala within our own borders because Kashich assumes the people of that nation cannot produce meaningful reform inside their own country. He goes on from there:
“Now they’re marching north, and you know what? It could easily have been all of us. That we’re in the caravan, that we’re marching north trying to save our families and save our children. We’ve got to start putting ourselves in the shoes of other people.”
It was all leading to his cheesy, faux “heartfelt” conclusion:
“And let’s stop putting up walls around ourselves and not understanding the plight, the trouble, and the problems of others. It is not right, and the Lord doesn’t want it, and our people at their hearts want to reach out to others.”
There’s no other way to say it: These are the words of a fool. Kasich is calling the desire – instinctively normal to people of all nations – to put your own people first a moral failing. At a time when the American people overwhelmingly demand a secure border and a complete halt to unchecked illegal immigration, Kasich wants illegal aliens in America. He specifically wants them in his own state. Speaking on Oct. 10 at a Brookings Institution panel in Washington, D.C., Kasich referenced a deportation case involving a small child and said, “If you don’t like immigrants here, send them to Ohio. Send them here, because they’re productive and hard-working.”
American people overwhelmingly demand a secure border.
Kasich isn’t the only hollowed-out husk of the thoroughly discredited Republican Establishment to speak up in defense of the migrant horde. NeverTrump pixie Bill Kristol is leaving on the porch light for the population of Honduras:
Hondurans are no danger to our freedoms, our democracy, or our well-being. We are. As Lincoln said in his Lyceum Address, the danger won’t come from abroad. It will “spring up amongst us.” Pogo echoed Lincoln: “We have met the enemy and he is us.”
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 23, 2018
And so-called “conservative” political commentator Charlie Sykes, who frequently writes for Kristol’s Weekly Standard magazine, shows the “compassion” card is still a party line among the globalist Republican crowd:
So, America, perhaps the greatest danger we face is not a caravan 1000 miles away.
Maybe it’s already here.
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) October 27, 2018
Thanks to the election of President Trump in 2016, all this touchy-feely rhetoric in the service of cheap labor for large corporations seems like the whispering of ghosts in the wind. Americans are outraged by the deaths of their fellow citizens such as Kate Steinle and Mollie Tibbetts, plus the fearful risk of dangerous and contagious disease that illegal aliens bring. That soggy Bush-flavored compassion card has been played out for more than a decade at least. It has simply lost its appeal.
A New GOP
Americans finally have a president receptive to their concerns and willing to take action. Trump has called the migrant caravan “an assault on our country” and has alerted the military to prepare for deployment on our southern border.
At a time when well-financed radicals are implementing brazen plans to create a socialist America, there can be no turning back to the days of milquetoast Republicans calling on Americans to sing Kumbaya as their nation disappears.