The left has gone a long way from denying the border crisis even exists to now admitting that it does and President Trump is right about how to solve it. CNN host Fareed Zakaria was quite pained to admit this recently.
The Daily Caller explains:
“CNN’s Fareed Zakaria is siding with President Donald Trump regarding the crisis facing the U.S.’s asylum system, which he said is being ‘gamed’ by many asylum seekers.
“It pains me to say this, but he is right, that the United States faces a crisis with its asylum system,’ Zakaria said of Trump on his show Sunday.”
Zakaria is the furthest along on the journey from denial to clear-eyed sanity that many on the left have embarked on. Six months ago, most people in the media and in the Democratic Party were maintaining that the crisis on the border was a fantasy, concocted by President Trump for his own nefarious purposes.
This attitude was the cause of some exasperation among the hard-working folks in the Border Patrol, diligent trying to stem the human tide coming from the south, scooping up as many of those tempest-tossed, yearning to be free to be held while their asylum pleas are processed.
President Trump, who is new to politics and therefore tends to believe what is happening in front of him, scrambled to do what he could without the help of congressional Democrats. When Nancy Pelosi denied him funding for the border wall, he declared an emergency and scraped up some loose change from under the Defense Department’s couch and started building it anyway.
When Pelosi blocked money for not only border enforcement, but for extra help processing asylum claims and even supplies for the migrants, he made a deal with the Mexican government, using the threat of tariffs, to get it to pitch in by sealing its southern border and take other measures to break up human trafficking gangs.
Things came to a head recently when Pelosi relented and allowed the passage of a bill that would finance the care and feeding of the migrants, but laden with enough poison pills that Trump could in no way sign it. However, as has occasionally been the case, the wily Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell crafted a compromise bill with 88 votes.
Then he told Nancy Pelosi to eat it. Faced with a revolt from part of her own caucus, she did and passed the Senate bill. The suffering tykes in federal custody, bereft of toothpaste and soap, can now know that help is on the way, thanks to Trump and congressional Republicans.
Zakaria is almost alone in suggesting that President Trump is right all along in the media. But his statement is a sign that the tide is turning. Trump, once again, is starting to prevail, leaving his enemies to sputter in the dust.
Of course, one exception to this situation is the irrepressible Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The gentle reader, no doubt, has already read of her journey to the border where, by all accounts, she screamed like a banshee at the put upon Border Patrol agents, accusing them, falsely as it turns out, of forcing migrants to drink toilet water.
The image alone is a reason that this horrible woman should be ushered out of public life and back behind a bar.
Another newly elected House member, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, the heroic former Navy Seal with an eye patch that at once demonstrates his valor in battle and gives him a Nick Fury mystique, took AOC to task.
The Daily Caller explains:
“She’s getting bolder with her lies on this. This is what’s actually happening and this is what the American people need to understand: People like AOC are operating off of a false premise, and it’s deliberately designed to misinform the American people for her own political ends,” Crenshaw said Tuesday to Fox News’s Martha MacCallum.
Crenshaw went on to give his fellow House member a good rhetorical riding.
“Remember, first there was no crisis at all. OK? Then it was a manufactured crisis. Then it was a crisis completely created by [President Donald] Trump. Then there were concentration camps. Then people are Nazis. Now she’s saying that Border Patrol agents harassed her and forced migrants to drink out of toilets,’ Crenshaw said.
“This is insanity. This is not true. There is no one else corroborating these kinds of reports,” he said. “And yet, she’s using it to try and make her case that we shouldn’t have any enforcement and that we should have open borders. This is really dishonest behavior from a member of Congress.”
Dan Crenshaw is a man to watch. Unlike AOC, he is going places.