The Democrats may have to shove their talk of a blue wave in November into mothballs.
Liberals in Congress just walked into a trap.
And it could destroy the party in 2018.
Democrats are being dragged to the extreme left by their lunatic base.
Nowhere is that more evident than on the issue of immigration.
After 28 year-old Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deposed the number four ranking Democrat in the House based on her call to abolish ICE, it has been a race to the farthest left for Democrats.
Every aspiring 2020 Presidential contender is pledging to abolish ICE if elected and Democrats are revealing for the first time that they are for open borders.
But campaign trail rhetoric is one thing.
Republicans have a plan to put Democrats to the test and crush the party in the 2018 midterms.
The GOP plans to bring up a resolution sponsored by Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) that praises ICE and rejects calls to abolish the agency up for a vote.
Republicans initially plotted to bring up the “Abolish ICE” legislation that was originally sponsored by five Democrats, but that plan was scrapped when Republican leadership quickly realized the Democrats would unite in opposition to their own bill.
Now they are bringing Higgins’ resolution to the floor instead.
Breitbart reports a GOP source outlined the strategy behind the move:
But McCarthy has an extra trick up his sleeve that Democrats were not counting on, per a House GOP leadership source with knowledge of the effort, that will send Democrats flailing down the rabbit hole of leftist extremism on immigration.
“The Democrats think they have us in check,” a House GOP leadership source told Breitbart News. “We are about to put them in checkmate.”
This has Democrats nervous.
The party that wins midterm elections is the party that most successfully energizes and mobilizes their base.
But if Democrats vote against a resolution praising the men and women who enforce immigration law, it could alienate the party from Democrat voters in the 200 counties that Obama won twice, but flipped to Trump in 2016.
It would also force the party to go on the record as officially endorsing the fringe position of abolishing ICE, which one poll found was only shared by 25 percent of American voters.
Additionally, voting against ICE could help fire up the GOP base if Republican voters see the choice in the fall is between Republicans and a Democrat Party completely beholden to anti-American open borders activists.
One of the underreported stories of 2017 is the complete takeover of the Democrat Party by the extreme left-wing base.
The media doesn’t like to give airtime to this story because journalists’ job is take the available facts and shape them in a manner that best benefits the Democrat Party.
So the media will drag its feet in covering the sharp left turn the Democrat Party has taken for fear it will alienate voters.
But Republicans intend to force the issue.
And a vote on a resolution to condemn abolishing ICE is just the first step.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in the 2018 midterm elections.