As the stupid, immature tweet by President Trump about Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski remains on center stage, maybe it would be nice to point out that a) two major pieces of legislation passed the house of representatives yesterday and b) there is something extremely important to say about how each party voted.
One of them, “Kate’s Law” (named after Kathryn Steinle, the young woman murdered by an illegal alien thug with 7 felony convictions and 5 deportations, but kept coming back because the geniuses in San Francisco decided they would be “nice” and give illegals a free pass) significantly stiffens the penalties for deported aliens who try to re-enter to the United States.
The other would deny federal grants to so-called “sanctuary cities” i.e. cities which have decided their opposition to maintaining U.S. borders supersedes federal law.
You might think both laws are self-evidently necessary and would pass with virtually no opposition. But that did not happen.
Kate’s Law was passed by a vote of 257 – 157:
-Republicans voted in favor by 233 – 1 with 7 abstentions.
-Democrats voted against by 156 – 24 with 13 abstentions.
The Sanctuary City law was passed by only 228-195.
-Republicans voted in favor by 225 – 7 with 9 abstentions.
-Democrats voted against by 188-3 with two abstentions.
Would it be unfair to say that Republicans, as a group , respect our borders and our immigration laws, while Democrats, as a group, do not?
If you think it is unfair, kindly explain why. I’d love to know your reasoning.
But those of you who oppose these laws should take heart. Neither of them is likely to be enacted.
Why? Because the Senate requires 60 votes to put them on President Trump’s desk for signing. And if the House vote is any indication, that is not going to happen.
At other times in other days, it would have been unfathomable that Democrats would vote against such legislation. But today’s Democrat Party – which has lurched so far to the left it is unrecognizable compared to just a few years ago – did just that.
I will end with two questions.
One is aimed at both House and Senate Democrats, but mostly Senate Democrats: there are 34 senate seats in play next year, and 26 of them are held by Democrats – including 10 in states that Donald Trump won. Because of this disparity, under the best of circumstances it is highly likely you will lose rather than gain seats. Can you possibly believe that no-votes on these two pieces of legislation will benefit you; that you will not lose additional senate seats because of them?
The other is aimed at President Trump: given that your tweet about Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski is, in large part, overwhelming these two legislative victories, do you NOW understand why, no matter how justified you may think they are, it is stupid and unproductive to go after your political enemies this way?