Border Chaos: A Democrat Election Strategy

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Border Chaos: A Democrat Election Strategy

There is per­haps no one who appre­ci­ates the mean­ing of a bor­der bet­ter than an ille­gal immi­grant. The line that divides the United States from what is south of it is the most sig­nif­i­cant demar­ca­tion in their lives.

Kevin Williamson

Do remem­ber, you’re there to fud­dle him, they way some of you young fiends talk, any­one would sup­pose it was our job to teach

C. S. Lewis The Screw­tape Let­ters I

One’s first instinct look­ing at the Sun­day Shows this week­end is that the (new) cri­sis at the bor­der is not work­ing out for the admin­is­tra­tion par­tic­u­larly when you see these two clips from Meet the Press of the Home­land secu­rity secretary

And GOP rep Labrador who fol­lowed him

Labrador points out that the sit­u­a­tion in South & Cen­tral amer­ica is no dif­fer­ent that it has been in the last 30 years yet the gigan­tic influx of chil­dren in par­tic­u­lar began under the Obama years. This argu­ment and the dodg­ing of the sec­re­tary would seem to be a slam dunk for the right come elec­tion day.

It’s not.

First of all the major­ity of the peo­ple the left is count­ing on will not be watch­ing the sun­day shows in the first place and most of those who did will be hear­ing plenty of defenses of the other side like Candy Crow­ley or Martha Rad­datz whose pur­pose in life is to defend this president..

Sec­ond of all, efforts to depress their own base not with­stand­ing, the GOP is already moti­vated to turn the Democ­rats out this fall.

Finally the major­ity of the prob­lem is tak­ing place in state where there are no key races tak­ing place. Cal­i­for­nia, New Mex­ico, Ari­zona & Texas are not key to either sides vic­tory this fall.

But DaT­e­chGuy”, you ask, “That doesn’t mat­ter, this is show­ing up on TV news and peo­ple around the coun­try are see­ing it.”

I think they want that to be the case. What the pres­i­dent hopes for, what his party is count­ing on actu­ally is anger, anger on the already ener­gized right that can be used to spark the left.

The Democ­rats are in bad shape and have three ways to sal­vage a win this fall:

Depress­ing or split­ting the GOP base.

Encour­ag­ing their own base

Cheat­ing

Now the third is so stan­dard that one almost doesn’t even need to com­ment on it (although Pow­er­line has an inter­est­ing story con­cern­ing Demo­c­rat pri­mary…irreg­u­lar­i­ties) and the first while active isn’t going to be the main plan.

It’s some­how gin­ning up their own base that’s got to make the dif­fer­ence and that’s what the bor­der is all about.

The plan, as I see it, is actu­ally quite cun­ning, allow this epi­demic to over­load, to pro­duce a cri­sis and wait for a response and then to hit the “His­panic” media with that response, play up the idea that the GOP is all about get­ting rid of “their” children.

Every day this goes on the talk­ing point, not to the gen­eral pub­lic but to the base is going to be the GOP war on his­panic chil­dren, these bor­der teens are going to be the 2014 ver­sion of Trayvon Martin.

Is it risky, not really, if you are dying any­ways what’s the dif­fer­ence if you take the exper­i­men­tal drug that might kill you? The Democ­rats are fol­low­ing the hal­lowed advice of Lyn­don Baines John­son: If you do every­thing, you’ll win.

And if that means pro­vok­ing a cri­sis or cat­a­stro­phe for the coun­try so much the bet­ter. Win or lose such cri­sis demands action, and said action is invari­ably in the form of fed­eral funds going to the bureau­cra­cies state or fed­eral to “solve” them afford­ing excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ties for graft on every sin­gle level.

This is how it is and the sooner we fig­ure this out the bet­ter we will be.

There is perhaps no one who appreciates the meaning of a border better than an illegal immigrant. The line that divides the United States from what is south of it is the most significant demarcation in their lives.

Kevin Williamson

Do remember, you’re there to fuddle him, they way some of you young fiends talk, anyone would suppose it was our job to teach

C. S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters I

One’s first instinct looking at the Sunday Shows this weekend is that the (new) crisis at the border is not working out for the administration particularly when you see these two clips from Meet the Press of the Homeland security secretary

And GOP rep Labrador who followed him

Labrador points out that the situation in South & Central america is no different that it has been in the last 30 years yet the gigantic influx of children in particular began under the Obama years. This argument and the dodging of the secretary would seem to be a slam dunk for the right come election day.

It’s not.

First of all the majority of the people the left is counting on will not be watching the sunday shows in the first place and most of those who did will be hearing plenty of defenses of the other side like Candy Crowley or Martha Raddatz whose purpose in life is to defend this president..

Second of all, efforts to depress their own base not withstanding, the GOP is already motivated to turn the Democrats out this fall.

Finally the majority of the problem is taking place in state where there are no key races taking place.  California, New Mexico, Arizona & Texas are not key to either sides victory this fall.

“But DaTechGuy”, you ask, “That doesn’t matter, this is showing up on TV news and people around the country are seeing it.”

I think they want that to be the case. What the president hopes for, what his party is counting on actually is anger, anger on the already energized right that can be used to spark the left.

The Democrats are in bad shape and have three ways to salvage a win this fall:

Depressing or splitting the GOP base.

Encouraging their own base

Cheating

Now the third is so standard that one almost doesn’t even need to comment on it (although Powerline has an interesting story concerning Democrat primary…irregularities) and the first while active isn’t going to be the main plan.

It’s somehow ginning up their own base that’s got to make the difference and that’s what the border is all about.

The plan, as I see it, is actually quite cunning, allow this epidemic to overload, to produce a crisis and wait for a response and then to hit the “Hispanic” media with that response, play up the idea that the GOP is all about getting rid of “their” children.

Every day this goes on the talking point, not to the general public but to the base is going to be the GOP war on hispanic children, these border teens are going to be the 2014 version of Trayvon Martin.

Is it risky, not really, if you are dying anyways what’s the difference if you take the experimental drug that might kill you?  The Democrats are following the hallowed advice of Lyndon Baines Johnson:  If you do everything, you’ll win.

And if that means provoking a crisis or catastrophe for the country so much the better.  Win or lose such crisis demands action,  and said action is invariably in the form of federal funds going to the bureaucracies state or federal to “solve” them affording excellent opportunities for graft on every single level.

This is how it is and the sooner we figure this out the better we will be.