The first Democratic debate of the 2020 election is now over.
But the aftermath is still haunting the party in a way no one could have predicted.
And now, a top Trump critic has one dire warning for Democrats that they can’t possibly ignore.
The Democratic debate in Miami last week showed the rest of the country how unserious the 20 candidates seeking the party’s nomination to go up against Donald Trump next year are about helping Americans across the country.
Instead of presenting plans for how they plan to govern the United States, the candidates spent hours attacking the very country they hope to become President of.
And most candidates instead spent more time pandering to people who aren’t even American citizens rather than the voters they hope to win over next year.
But one major Trump critic has a warning for the Democrats that if they choose to ignore, could be their downfall next year.
Andrew Sullivan, a writer for New York Magazine and a notable Trump critic, is now sounding the alarm that Democrats are living in a fantasy land when discussing the issue of immigration.
Sullivan writes, “Until now, many [Democrats] have denied that any crisis existed at all. They have, in fact, denied that the highest levels of mass immigration since the Bush years are an issue at all.”
Sullivan continues by slamming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, “Speaker Pelosi called the arrival of close to a million asylum seekers ‘a fake crisis’; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that hundreds of thousands of men, women, and many children, overwhelming any attempt to process them with the current resources, was ‘a crisis that does not exist.’”
But the problem for Democrats isn’t that they no longer deny that a crisis exists, writes Sullivan.
It’s how to deal with the crisis and how the Democrats’ plans to address it clash with what the American people want.
“Last month alone, 144,000 people were detained at the border making an asylum claim. This year, about a million Central Americans will have relocated to the U.S. on those grounds. To add to this, a big majority of the candidates in the Democratic debates also want to remove the grounds for detention at all, by repealing the 1929 law that made illegal entry a criminal offense and turning it into a civil one,” adds Sullivan.
This is a recipe for disaster both practically and politically, and yet the Democrats don’t seem to realize it.
Sullivan instead warns Democrats that, “In that [Democratic debate] bubble, there were no negatives to mass immigration at all, and no concern for existing American citizens’ interests in not having their wages suppressed through this competition.”
The results of ignoring the realities of the situation on the southern border and the nearly endless wave of migrants seeking to enter the country illegally could be the political undoing of Democrats in 2020, and their inability to see it coming could be especially bad for the party that seeks to defeat Trump.
“I suspect that the Democrats’ new position — everyone in the world can become an American if they walk over the border and never commit a crime — is political suicide,” concludes Sullivan.
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