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Josh Kraushaar’s article highlights an old acronym I learned years decades ago. The applicable acronym is GIGO. GIGO stands for Garbage In, Garbage Out. It fits Mr. Kraushaar’s article perfectly.

Specifically, Kraushaar’s article states “President Trump is stuck on 259 electoral votes, and his campaign is trying to scheme any way possible to get him back to a majority. That’s the takeaway from a new Politico story outlining the Trump campaign’s intent to target three Democratic-leaning states—New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Nevada—as part of its battleground state strategy.”

Relying on anything Politico pumps out is foolish. First, this analysis relies on President Trump losing Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The odds of that happening aren’t high. Winning Michigan alone puts Trump over the top. It seems likely that Trump will do that. Because he’s fought hard to bring manufacturing jobs back to Michigan, blue collar voters are overwhelmingly supporting Trump.

Assuming that Trump will lose all three ‘Blue Wall’ states is foolish. The blue collar workers will turn out in just as big of numbers in 2020 as they did in 2016. Trump kept his promises to them. Further, the choice will come down to either keeping in place the policies that are currently producing fantastic economic growth or reverting back to the policies of the previous 8 years, when industries were hurt and economic growth was pathetic.

There aren’t enough stupid people who will vote to wreck this great economy. And let there be no doubt. If a Democrat is elected president in 2020, this fantastic economy will be as good as dead.

That’s before we start talking about the Democrats’ position on immigration. Despite some Democrats’ claim that they’re interested in border security, it’s obvious that they aren’t. If Democrats were serious about border security, we wouldn’t have had 144,000 apprehensions along the border in May. If anyone thinks that President Trump will get hurt electorally for his immigration policies, they aren’t paying attention.

There’s no doubt that President Trump will highlight the Democrats’ position of doing nothing to secure the border. Democrats will protest but anyone with half a brain knows that Democrats haven’t written a single piece of legislation that fixes this crisis. And make no mistake about whether it’s a crisis.

Let’s talk to an expert (rather than a windbag politician) about this. Here’s what John Sanders said about the situation:

“We are in a full-blown emergency, and I cannot say this stronger: the system is broken,” said acting CBP Commissioner John Sanders. Sanders said his agency has detained more than 680,000 border-crossers in the past eight months, noting that the total is “more than the population of Miami.”

This statement from US Customs & Border Protection is must reading, especially for windbag politicians. If Democrats that’re serving on the House Problem Solvers Caucus don’t take this seriously, they’ll be one-term wonders and Nancy Pelosi won’t even be the Minority Leader anymore.

Just when I didn’t think Democrats couldn’t get nuttier, they prove me wrong. This time, Sen. Kamala Harris, (D-Calif.), showed her nuts-beyond-belief credentials while questioning Ronald D. Vitiello, who is President Trump’s nominee to become the permanent ICE director.

Here’s the exchange between Sen. Harris and Director Vitiello:

Minutes later Ms. Harris, a California Democrat who’s eyeing a 2020 presidential bid, said there are “many” people who perceive ICE officers as similar to KKK thugs in using violence and intimidation. “I’m very specific about what I’m asking,” she said. “Are you aware that there’s a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America?”

“I see no perception that puts ICE in the same category as the KKK,” Mr. Vitiello retorted.

What type of grandstanding jackass thinks that ICE and the KKK are perceived the same way? This isn’t a serious interrogation because ICE is nothing like the KKK. First, the KKK tried striking fear in the hearts of minorities because they wanted the US to stay segregated. Next, the KKK hated the people that they intimidated. They thought that African-Americans were subhuman, which gave the KKK permission to torment them. Finally, the KKK intimidated African-Americans while breaking the law and while hiding their identities.

ICE enforces the law. They don’t hate illegal aliens and they certainly don’t hide their identities. Other than that, they’re nothing like the KKK.

Sen. Harris is disgusting. She’s grandstanding and she knows it. She’s trying to stand out from the other nobodies running for the Democrat presidential nomination.

The Democrats have a major problem brewing that really can’t be fixed. Thanks to their divisions, Democrats are fighting over immigration. A significant percentage of Democrats openly want open borders. Another significant percentage are fine with open borders but don’t want to talk about it during the campaign. There’s a tiny fraction of Democrats that are actually sane who want the borders enforced. Doug Schoen is a patriotic member of that tiny fraction. In this op-ed, Schoen makes the argument that advocating for open borders will eliminate opportunities for Democrats.

Specifically, he wrote “Not only is Ellison’s statement in itself completely detached from reality, but it seems to suggest that if we cannot have wide open borders, then we must not have free trade at all. These remarks come just weeks after Ellison wore a T-shirt which read ‘yo no creo en fronteras,’ which in English translates into ‘I do not believe in borders.'”

What’s stunning about that t-shirt is that it gives context to his run for Minnesota’s state Attorney General’s office. It’s clear that Ellison will fight law enforcement (through the courts) whose responsibility it is to protect us from drug cartels, gangs like MS-13 and sex and human traffickers. It’s apparent that his only is to pad DFL voter lists. If he has to ignore the law, he’s shown that he’s willing to do that without hesitation.

Further, Ellison has a history of defending cop-killers in the court of public opinion. He did that with convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur, aka Joanne Chesimard, and with Kathleen Soliah. But I digress.

Concerningly, Ellison’s brash statement on immigration is not far out of line with the Democratic Party as a whole. In fact, a Harvard Harris poll from June states that a striking 36 percent of Democrats support “basically open borders”—an inflammatory policy dangerously out of line with mainstream thinking.

Then there’s this:

With the midterms slowly approaching, regaining the support of Independents and moderate Republicans will be key for Democrats in their fight to take back the House. However, light of contentious issues such as immigration where the party has moved further left than ever before, this will be an increasingly difficult demographic for Democrats to appeal to in November. According to a July Gallup poll, immigration is one of the most important issues for Americans heading into the midterm elections, with 22 percent of respondents saying it was the nation’s most important problem.

The Democrats lead in the generic ballot polling but I don’t think it’s a sturdy lead. That’s because I think the Republicans’ closing arguments will devastate Democrats this fall.

Part of the Republicans’ closing arguments should be this insane blathering from Nancy Pelosi:

Saying that Democrats are better at border security is stupid beyond belief. Republicans should also use this interview of Thomas Homan, the retired acting director of ICE, by Harris Faulkner:

When Homan said that the judge ordered the government to stop doing DNA testing because the ACLU filed a lawsuit on the issue, my heart broke. Homan said that “5%-7% of the kids” weren’t a match with the people who claimed to be their parents. Homan then hinted that this judge might’ve just given these kids to sex traffickers.

If Nancy Pelosi wants to have that fight, Republicans should welcome that fight. Thoughtful people don’t release kids to sex traffickers.

This morning, former State Department spinmeister Marie Harf got into a disagreement with David Webb while they appeared on FNC’s Outnumbered. Harf insisted that the moderates that are running for office in the Midwest are more moderate and that Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t be speaker if Democrats retake the House this November.

Webb replied that Pelosi raises tons of money for candidates so she’ll essentially own those candidates. Next, he replied that the last time they had the House majority, the talk was that they’d recruited tons of moderates that fit their districts well. That’s true at the start but it didn’t take long before Pelosi had them voting like hardline lefties.

The setting for this argument was about the Democrats’ open borders policies. Harf insisted that those new Democrats weren’t talking about open borders or abolishing ICE. Tough. The hardline left isn’t interested in having a debate on this. That matters because they’re the ones controlling the Democratic Party right now. That’s the direction the Democratic Party is heading whether the so-called moderates like it or not.

The truth is that lots of their ‘leaders’ (they’re the people leading the Democratic Party into the grave) think that’s where they should go:

Again Gillibrand, in addition to others like Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, didn’t simply watch the protest unfold outside of their offices. They joined in and took selfies with those demanding open borders for all. “We need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom, starting by replacing ICE with something that reflects our morality and that works,” Warren said a day later at another rally.

Going even farther left, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison declared during a recent interview that American borders are an “injustice” and argued people should be able to move freely. This week, dozens of House Democrats further solidified their open-border, lawless immigration philosophy by voting against a measure supporting thousands of men and women who work for ICE.

This is part of the resolution that the vast majority of Democrats voted against:

Supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Whereas calls to abolish ICE are an insult to these heroic law enforcement officers who make sacrifices every day to secure our borders, enforce our laws, and protect our safety and security; abolishing ICE would allow dangerous criminal aliens, including violent and ruthless members of the MS-13 gang, to remain in American communities.

It isn’t a stretch to say that Democrats hate enforcing the law, especially immigration laws. That’s what makes them such a despicable bunch. If you can’t vote for the men and women who protect us from drug cartels, sex traffickers and lethal gangs, then you’re morally bankrupt.

Read John Hinderaker’s post on what matters to voters and you’ll quickly realize that they care passionately about illegal immigration, tightening borders and stopping international crime. That’s true whether it’s stopping MS-13, human traffickers, sex trafficking or drug cartels. What sane person wants those things infesting their cities?

If Democrats think that they can win with an open borders/Abolish ICE agenda, then they’re kidding themselves.