The GOP Learning How to Fight (Updated)

When I first saw a NY Times headline yesterday that read “This Jellyfish Can Live Forever,” I thought it was about Republican office holders. But no, it refers to the real ocean-going invertebrates passively borne along by the currents, though it is easy to see how one might be misled, since this oceanographic description applies fully to Beltway Republicans so much of the time.

And when I saw the headline that Gov. Ron De Santis had flown two planeloads of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, and that Gov. Abbott had dropped off two busloads of illegal immigrants out front of Kamala “The-Border-Is-Secure” Harris’s residence, I thought sure this had to be another madcap satire of the Babylon Bee. But no, this actually happened.

Finally—Republicans are learning how to fight, and we’ve seen the sanctimony of “sanctuary cities” revealed for what it is. More of this please. I’ve been saying for years that southern border states should send busloads of illegal immigrants to Marin County, Evanston, Westchester, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Malibu, Boulder, Cambridge, etc. Hopefully this is only the beginning, and the pace of these resettlements to affluent blue enclaves will increase. After all, isn’t Vice President Harris in favor of busing?

Now can the GOP please start loudly calling for an end to the Democrats’ war on affordable energy? This seems like such a no-brainer that even Tom Friedman gets it, as noted here last night. This ought to be front and center of every Republican ad campaign. What are they waiting for?

UPDATE: Martha’s Vineyard has declared that the arrival of 50 migrants is a “humanitarian crisis”:

I thought a “humanitarian crisis” on Martha’s Vineyard is when the vegan coop runs out of gluten-free flour or something. But apparently all it takes for a UN intervention is 50 people without trust funds showing up. What’s that old saying about needing a heart of stone not to laugh?

UPDATE 2: The Wall Street Journal this afternoon:

Why are Democrats “scrambling”? They are the party of solutions, after all. Vice President Harris told us over the weekend that they are on it, managing the situation. I’m sure they have “top men” working on it 24/7:

Also this from the WSJ story:

“We are not a sanctuary state,” Mr. DeSantis said Thursday at an event in Niceville, Fla. “It’s better to be able to go to a sanctuary jurisdiction. And yes, we will help facilitate that transport for you to be able to go to greener pastures.”

I’d say DeSantis has just about locked up the 2024 GOP nomination if Trump doesn’t run—or even if he does.

And this:

White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday that the flight of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard was a political stunt by Republican governors and “a cruel, inhumane way to treat people who are fleeing communism.”

She’s got it backwards: she might have a point if she said sending migrants from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard was putting them at risk of returning to communism.

And—because I can’t help it—a preview of Saturday morning amusements:

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