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“Abolish ICE” is Democrat for “Open Borders” and Yes, Dems are actually going to run on that

“Abolish ICE” is Democrat for “Open Borders” and Yes, Dems are actually going to run on that

Kirsten Gillibrand, fresh from her mauling of Al Franken, has picked up the call of NY Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Abolishing ICE is codeword for open borders.

And Open Borders is where Democrats have been moving for a generation. Now that slow creep is a full out sprint.

While it’s been percolating, New York Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated the No. 4 Democrat in the House in a primary earlier this week, set the movement afire.

The NY Times reports:

To that point, the idea had largely been passed around on social media; among political candidates, Mr. Richardson was something of a lonely voice. But in the months since — as startling images emerged from the border of migrant children separated from their parents — the call to abolish or defund the agency has gained momentum in the midterm campaigns. Case in point: the shocking victory on Tuesday by an insurgent primary candidate in New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who had made abolishing ICE a part of her platform….

Still, the idea has been gaining momentum as a rallying cry of the far left, and Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s upset victory over an establishment Democrat gave it a newfound political currency. Then, on Thursday night, just hours after hundreds of immigration protesters had chanted “abolish ICE” on Capitol Hill, Kirsten Gillibrand became the first sitting senator to directly support the agency’s elimination.

Kirsten Gillibrand is an unusually craven politician, as she demonstrated when she turned on Bill Clinton — her mentor — and then Al Franken, to try to position herself as a leader of the #MeToo movement. That Gillibrand is jumping on the Abolish ICE bandwagon is not the least surprising and a sign that the base, which drives Democrat enthusiasm, is behind the idea.

It has positioned her to the left of Bernie, who opposes abolishing ICE, probably because he understands the implications for Democrat/Socialist changes in 2018. The Times notes that Abolish ICE will be portrayed as Open Borders:

Political strategists point out the political risk inherent in the movement: that Republicans will use it to portray Democrats as extremists who are weak on border control. “The other side is using the slogan to communicate to the country that this is a debate about open borders,” said Cecilia Muñoz, former director of the White House’s Domestic Policy Council under President Obama.

Dem straight this is about Open Borders. And it will be an issue:

After Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, Republicans, who were apparently unaware that #AbolishICE had been circulating among liberals for months, immediately pounced in the hopes that the immigration nightmare the Trump administration has created could be turned into a political winner by portraying Democrats as soft on the border. “Every Democratic candidate could be asked now, maybe, ‘Do you agree or disagree with the new face of the Democratic Party that we should abolish Immigration and Customs and Enforcement?’ ” said White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. “We even had a credible potential candidate for president in 2020 suggest we get rid of ICE, the border enforcement agency,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).


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rabid wombat | June 29, 2018 at 9:50 pm

This “Abolishing ICE is codeword for open borders.” is one of may super planks:

Gun control
Open boarders
Free anything
Taking the ‘crumbs’ back
Hillary needs another chance

Please run with it. It is a winner!

    Fiftycaltx in reply to rabid wombat. | June 29, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    You forgot “Raise TAXES” and “FREE $hit” for the plantation slaves.

      Whitewall in reply to Fiftycaltx. | June 30, 2018 at 7:21 am

      Give ’em time.

      Observer in reply to Fiftycaltx. | June 30, 2018 at 8:21 am

      If we eliminate our borders, politicians won’t be able to raise our taxes high enough to pay for all the demands of the millions, or even billions, of poor foreigners who will be flooding across our borders.

      And look at the second poster: “Abolish prisons” (in addition to “Abolish ICE” and “Abolish borders”). These nutjobs won’t be satisfied until every American citizen is like that poor kid who was dragged out of the bodega in NYC by that Dominican Republic gang the other day and hacked to death with a machete on the sidewalk.

      Sane Americans need to push back, and push back hard, against these open-borders lunatics.

    JOHN B in reply to rabid wombat. | June 30, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Free Harvey Weinstein!!

    And all of the other wealthy and powerful Democratic mega-donors and media shill perverts and rapists – all of whom were protected until Trump won..

“The immigration nightmare the Trump administration has created… ” uh, what? Oh, they mean the BS ripping babies from their mothers breasts whom the majority of the country (maybe, though polls have said this I wonder about how valid those polls are about this) view the separation of children from the illegal immigrants is the adults’ fault, not Trump. So they are continuing trying to beat the drums over something that had gone on during Obama’s reign, at least till he came up with treating them like fish with catch and release amnesty, and even then he was still separating them – just at a slower pace.

Unfortunately, we have a populous so stupid as to reelect Cuomo and this vapid blonde to multiple terms cause of the magic D next to their names, but this open border stuff seems like it would win on the coasts but hurt big time in much of the rest of the country.

I would love a miracle to happen where NY threw a huge upset, Gillibrand and her new besty Ocasio-Cortez (who wants to be Prez – God help us), are tossed to the curb and waved good bye, but that ain’t likely, we conservatives or even moderate center types have no hope of overcoming NYC.

I would run an ad with this issue, the true meaning of it, and ask at the end, why do these Democrats want to give away our Country? Give away YOUR jobs?

Right, Bernie wouldn’t go for this foolishness; he’s the real deal, an actual commmunist and true believer, and isn’t just chasing votes. (Not that he’d object to raking in a little something for himself on the way to the soviet socialist paradise, of course.) He doubtless realizes that the welfare state is incompatible with uncontrolled borders. That combination is sufefire instant bankruptcy, as everybody on the planet who wants free stuff will flock here on the first plane.

    Tom Servo in reply to tom_swift. | June 29, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Who would have ever believed that we could honestly say that Bernie is one of the smartest people in their party? They are in sad, sad, shape.

Lemmings are lemmings, and they are by their nature, destined to go off cliffs.

Just make sure that you and yours are not taken along with them.

Kirsten has the endorsement of that newly nominated Bronx Bolshevik I see. Abolish the Democrat Party. Keep ICE.

Remember, this is a local election year. Most of these politicians, who embrace this abolish ICE nonsense are playing to a small, local electorate. One that they hope is sympathetic to a borderless America. Unfortunately, what they are doing is actually educating the electorate on what ICE does. Tucker Carlson has an interesting push back at the moment. He has been asking liberals and pro-illegal immigration supporters what agency they are going to replace ICE with, to take over its enforcement duties. It is interesting to see NONE of them able to answer that question.

The reality is that Congress is not going to abolish ICE. It is not going to engage in any significant immigration change. The reason is because the majority of the American voters do not want any change. What they want is increased enforcement of our immigration laws. About the only districts where this will play at all are already solidly Democrat districts. Should a Democrat win election to Congress on an abolish ICE platform will be put on a tight leash upon being sworn in. There is simply too much money flowing into Congressional pockets to let some activist mess things up.

    rdmdawg in reply to Mac45. | June 30, 2018 at 8:27 am

    That’s why Cruz’s tweet was so shocking, the one where he mentioned something about ‘our broken immigration system’. That’s a phrase trademarked by the alt-left. Our immigration system isn’t broken, politicians just refuse to enforce it.

      Close The Fed in reply to rdmdawg. | June 30, 2018 at 10:15 am

      Re: RDMDawg

      Well, actually, the courts have broken our system. With the decisions and agreements in place stating that children can’t be held for more than X days, it means “catch and release” is almost mandated.

      THAT IS A SERIOUS MAGNET, and THAT is why people are dragging kids with them.

JohnSmith100 | June 29, 2018 at 10:48 pm

No ICE, bounty for all illegals, $200 alive, $1000 dead. Immunity for bounty hunters as long as there is probable cause.

I call that a God-given gift.
And I think it could have the same result as in 1968, when Democrats rioted everywhere, including their own DNC, as well as setting bombs and committing various acts of terrorism. The result? Overwhelming Republican wins.

    Bucky Barkingham in reply to Sally MJ. | June 30, 2018 at 7:30 am

    No need for Republicans to run ads this year, the Left is destroying itself without our help.

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.

They voted for Obama twice.

The younger among them seem to while away their time playing video games in their parent’s basements and drinking Starbucks.

We will see what we shall see.


    Mac45 in reply to franker. | June 30, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    While liberal/Progressives are not the sharpest crayons in the box, that was not the reason why Obama was elected, twice.

    What conservatives and Republics seem to forget is that the alternatives to Obama were two other liberals, John McCain and Mitt Romney. Both of those elections saw many, if not most, of the conservative electorate stay home. And, the Liberal/Progressives voted for the full-blown liberal rather that liberal-lite.

If we work hard to elect Democrats we can be just like Venezuela in a few short years.

20,000 ICE agents won’t want Democrat leadership, They may not be Republicans, but they sure don’t want to be without a job.

So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.

George Orwell

Democrats exhibit a virulent strain of anti-nativism that accompanies their denial of individual dignity (e.g. diversity) and intrinsic value (e.g. selective-child), that manifests in their support of social justice adventures (e.g. elective regimes changes including mass abortion fields and denial of due process e.g. trial), forcing catastrophic anthropogenic immigration reform (e.g. trail of tears, caging children, separating children and parents), and opposition to emigration reform in emigres’ nations (i.e. children left behind).

So, a bunch of Lefty Dems want to run on a platform that includes ‘Abolish ICE!’ Abolish ICE? I feel like the fake comedian in the John Oliver skit, begging Trump to run for President.

Do it! Just do it! Look at me! Do it!

Bitterlyclinging | June 30, 2018 at 8:57 am

Thinking of all those new Democratic voters has replaced the”Visions of sugarplums dancing through their heads” over at the DNC.

Gillibrand is particularly loathsome. Like McCaskill, she’s a far left ideologue (or cynical opportunist) who jumped with both feet toward the gender identity movement.
She is personally responsible for the railroading of many innocent young men on campus, and she doesn’t care.
Like Pelosi, her constituents are crazed zealots, ensuring that if she keeps pandering to their insane nonsense then she’ll have a Senate seat for life.


According to both of these watered down, bland articles, you’d think poor Kirstin, the self-proclaimed #Metoo champion, woke up one morning to find out Daddy (and stepmom) had an itsy-bitsy connection to the group, a very long time ago and since the group sued him (don’t tell us why) we are left to think he must have been a good guy.

It’s nothing to see, really. Move along. Asking questions about her family connections to the secret sex trafficking organization, NXIVIM, currently in the news, is verboten; it’s yesterday’s news.

edit: NXIVM

It’s funny that they even think this approach can be a winner. But by all means, please run hard with it, Dumbocrats. Blue wave, my a$$.

I understand open border activists seeing the United States as not being a real country worthy of sovereign borders. I don’t understand parading that view in public and running for Senate, a very high elected post in what is obviously not a real country to Gillibrand.

They could replace ICE with an armored division on the border with the same mandate and with orders to shoot the coyotes and armed cartel members who make their bones by smuggling. This would make the left even howl louder than it already is. Look at what happed when a small marine unit shot those smugglers in self defense years ago.

blah deblah | July 1, 2018 at 10:37 am

Gillibrand is a slut robot.