Illegal immigration

A record fairly earned

Featured image President Biden and his administration have won bragging rights in opening our southern border to the whole wide world. They have achieved their objective. Indeed, the statistics — which are themselves incomplete and understated — make for a new record. The New York Times puts it this way: “Arrests at Southwestern Border Exceed 2 Million in a Year for the First Time.” The subhead includes the mandatory euphemism: “The historic »

Annals of Liberal Cluelessness, Martha’s Vineyard Edition

Featured image To paraphrase Will Rogers, it’s no trouble being a humorist when you have woke liberals working full time for you for free. Today was one of those days when the staff of the Babylon Bee could sleep in and skip coming to the office, as this CNN story sounds like a Bee parody: ‘They enriched us.’ Migrants’ 44-hour visit leaves indelible mark on Martha’s Vineyard Edgartown, Massachusetts (CNN)After sharing hugs »

An Honest Man Tells It Like It Is

Featured image I have been surprised at how Democrats have responded to Ron DeSantis’s master stroke of sharing a handful of illegal aliens with the rich liberals on Martha’s Vineyard. “All are welcome here”? Not exactly, and the Vineyard turned out not to be much of a sanctuary, either. Yet Dems like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“crimes against humanity”), Elizabeth Warren (“repulsive and cruel”) and, of course, Joe Biden (“unAmerican”) have doubled down. Is »

When the axis tilts

Featured image The Martha’s Vineyard’s meltdown illustrates the efficacy of a few of Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals. Governors Abbott and DeSantis have put several of Alinsky’s rules in play Among them: • Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. • Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. • A good tactic is one your people enjoy. • Keep the pressure on. • The price of a successful attack »

When is a protest a stunt?

Featured image Drawing on the White House party line, Politico Playbook PM headlined last night’s edition “GOP govs’ migrant stunts return to center stage.” The reference was of course to the flight of illegal aliens from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard (thanks, Governor DeSantis) and the busing of illegal aliens from Texas to the Vice President’s DC residence at the Naval Observatory (thanks, Governor Abbott). The governors seek to draw attention to the »

Migrants In the Vineyard [Updated]

Featured image The strategy of Greg Abbott and others to send illegal aliens to sanctuary cities around the country was a stroke of genius. Not that it was original: for at least the last five or six years, a friend has been emailing me to the effect that illegals should be sent to Marin County, Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco mansion, and, above all, Martha’s Vineyard. That, he said, would bring the open »

The GOP Learning How to Fight (Updated)

Featured image 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 »

Abbott refutes Harris

Featured image FOX News reports: “2 migrant buses arrive outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ Naval Observatory residence in DC.” Subhead: “Between 75 and 100 migrants who were picked up in Eagle Pass, Texas, were sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.” Video is posted with the story. In her Meet the Press interview this past Sunday, Harris asserted twice that “the border is secure.” Governor Abbott has thus refuted Harris. Readers of The »

Bordering on insanity

Featured image The Biden administration’s happy talk on border security is at least equal to it’s happy talk on inflation in its absurd denial of reality. I took a pass at Vice President Harris’s performance in her Meet the Press interview here on Monday. Media Research Center’s Tim Graham did better than I did in his comments on Sean Spicer’s Newsmax show (video below). Graham was joined in the segment by Ben »

Official greeter for illegals

Featured image New York City Mayor Eric Adams must be a weird dude. He bitches about the illegal immigrants Texas Governor Greg Abbott buses up to his sanctuary city and dispatches an official greeter to welcome them. He’s funny that way. Perhaps he illustrates the contradictions inherent in making the Democrats’ platform of national suicide real. I wondered about that official greeter. Why haven’t we heard more about him? He walks the »

“The border is secure”

Featured image You may not have heard recently that “the border is secure.”   It was one of the assertions embedded in the incoherent verbal rambling with which Vice President Kamala Harris responded to the question posed by Chuck Todd in the interview broadcast on Meet the Press yesterday.  NewsBusters has posted the video excerpt below along with its story and the accompanying transcript cruelly documenting the exchange. Harris’s rambling belongs in our »

Do you recall?

Featured image Students of ancient history may recall that President Biden declared that Donald Trump and “MAGA Republicans” — you know who you are — “represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic.” Biden extended the terms of his condemnation. “MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution,” he said. “They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people. They refuse »

Who’s Racist and Xenophobic?

Featured image I haven’t followed in detail the career of Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago. But even to a casual observer, it is obvious that her tenure has been a disaster of San Franciscan proportions. What brings this to mind is that Texas Governor Greg Abbott is carrying out one of the great political acts of our time by shipping illegal immigrants apprehended in Texas to “sanctuary cities” like New York and »

Let ’em in

Featured image Has anyone other than FOX News covered the “new video showing federal agents calmly unlocking gates at the border to let illegal immigrants stream into the US amid an alarming, record-breaking surge”? Well, yes, the New York Post covered it in this story. The video is shocking (not shocking) in its own way. I draw attention to it only as a milestone in the covert war on the facts and »

The Omar omen

Featured image With every advantage in the race, Ilhan Omar narrowly emerged as the winner of Minnesota’s Fifth District (Minneapolis and inner ring suburbs) DFL primary yesterday. She defeated challenger Don Samuels by 2,500 votes out of nearly 113,000 votes cast (2.1 percent). I don’t think anyone other than Samuels and his supporters anticipated a race this close. The result strongly suggests that Omar can be beaten from within the party by »

Bringing the Havoc Home

Featured image Yesterday the New York Times attacked Republican governors for sending a handful of the illegal immigrants who have invaded their states to other jurisdictions. The Times headline was “G.O.P. Governors Cause Havoc by Busing Migrants to East Coast.” No. The havoc was caused by the Biden administration luring illegals to the border and inviting them to cross without consequences. A tiny fraction of the havoc the Democratic Party has inflicted »

Build That Wall!

Featured image The Trump administration completed 450 miles out of a projected 750 miles of Mexican border wall, but President Biden stopped all wall construction on his first day in office. He and his officials have continued to denounce the project. However, the administration now announces that it will resume construction to plug four gaps in Arizona: More than 450 miles of barriers were built under Mr. Trump, and Homeland Security had »