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Hypocrisy seems to be the main Democratic platform these days. On issues like immigration and border security, it would be one thing if the left had a consistent message.
They still might be wrong, but at least you could give them credit for steadfastly believing in their principles.
Instead, the opposite is true. Far from having a consistent stance on immigration, the very same Democrats who are now cheering for open borders and pretending that illegal immigration isn’t a crisis had a very, very different message not so long ago.
Here’s a perfect example. In a video that goes back to 1994, none other than Dianne Feinstein — yes, the Democratic senator who is now implying that enforcing the border is racist — spoke out about the issue, and sounded downright Trump-like.
“We can enforce our borders. I think we should enforce our borders,” the outspoken liberal declared on video 25 years ago.
Amazingly, Feinstein even brought up the issue of “anchor babies,” more accurately called birthright citizenship, which she admitted was wreaking havoc on California already over two decades ago.
“To have a situation where 40 percent of the babies born on Medicaid in California today are born of illegal immigrants, creates a very real problem for the state,” Feinstein strongly stated. “Which is in deficit.”
Hello @SenFeinstein you are absolutely correct, having illegal immigrants come here and commit felonies is NOT what this Nation is about, you must be outraged that @GavinNewsom now has California paying for 100% of their healthcare. Fix it. Support @realDonaldTrump #BuildTheWall pic.twitter.com/RMVUhAPxv4
— Rosie memos (@almostjingo) January 11, 2019
Guess what? California is now the state with the highest rate of poverty in the country, thanks in part of illegal immigration and “sanctuary city” policies that attract them.
It gets even better! Although Donald Trump was slammed by liberals and much of the media for suggesting that illegal immigration often brings “bad apples” who commit many crimes, it was actually Feinstein who said the very same thing in ’94.
“To have 17 percent of our prison population, at a cost of $300 million a year, be illegal immigrants who come here and commit felonies? That’s not what this nation is all about,” she forcefully insisted.
Wait, wait, isn’t saying that many illegal aliens go on to commit felonies hateful and racist? Apparently telling the truth about immigration was still fine with the last when Bill Clinton was in office, but now verboten. Any idea what’s different?
It’s worth pointing out that it wasn’t just Feinstein who was basically making the same case as Trump until he won the White House. Numerous other videos show the same thing from other Democrat mouthpieces, from Senator Chuck Schumer to Barack Obama and many others.
“Illegal immigration is wrong.” That was Schumer in 2009.
“All Americans … in every place in this country are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country.” President Bill Clinton, in 1995.
How about his wife, the woman who lost against Donald Trump? “We need to do simultaneous … you know, secure our borders, with technology, personnel, physical barriers if necessary in some places.” Hillary Clinton said that in 2006. Barriers like walls, Hillary?
“If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant?” Democratic Senator Harry Reid asked in 1993. “No sane country would do that.”
His party is now doing everything it can to not only make it easy for illegal aliens to enter the country, but demanding welfare programs and other taxpayer-funded “rewards” for them. Maybe he left his sanity in the 90s.
On and on the merry-go-round spins, showing that almost every prominent Democrat was on the same page as Donald Trump and conservatives regarding illegal immigration — at least when it politically suited them.
It’s all a sham. It’s a sleight-of-hand trick, like a street magician distracting you with his left hand so you don’t see the switch he’s doing with his right. And if you happen to notice, he’ll just call you a “racist.”
But you don’t have to fall for it. We have the videos and the evidence to expose exactly what is happening, and it’s time to hold our representatives responsible for their two-facedness and lies.