Biden’s sudden efforts to cast himself as tough on immigration, an issue on which he is 44 points underwater in polls because of the disaster he’s created on the southern border. His abject mismanagement drew a record 2 million-plus illegal immigrants into the United States in 2022, five times as many as in the year before he took office.
To muddy the waters on immigration, he’ll do what he did on spending. With that, he used the $2 trillion federal deficit of 2020, the year of the COVID recession, as his baseline and bragged that its decline to $1.4 trillion by 2022 made him fiscally responsible for “the largest one-year drop in American history.” He treats voters as fools who can’t see through the sham. If he cuts illegal immigration, let’s say by 25%, expect him to argue in 2024, “I cut record illegal immigration by 500,000 — more than any president in history.” Yadda, yadda!
This is an old political trick — screw things up and create a mess, and then when you make a few repairs, you hope to win praise for them while not getting any blame for creating the crisis in the first place.
Biden is now, supposedly, an immigration hawk, not a border destroyer; a deficit cutter, not a profligate spender; an inflation fighter — remember the laughably named Inflation Reduction Act — not a mad modern monetary theorist; and is also suddenly tough on crime, not the criminals’ best friend." - Hugo Gurdon
It's a shell game. Rhetoric intended to dupe his base - low info blacks, MSNBC soft skulls and Xanax infused suburban white female voters - to create confusion about what his policy really is.
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