Are Americans ready to see their country led by people who detest them? As Pat Buchanan asks who “see them as racists, sexists, and fascists?” The American political left has promised to abolish ICE, legalize nearly all immigration, hand out free medical care to all including those who have just arrived, and to reward those who have entered the country illegally with the privilege of citizenship. That’s the alternative Democrats are offering voters in 2020. Pat asks “Will Middle America go gentle into that good night?” Pat writes in The American Conservative (abridged):
“Send her back! Send her back!”
The 13 seconds of that chant at the rally in North Carolina, in response to Donald Trump’s recital of the outrages of Somali-born Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, will not soon be forgotten, or forgiven.
This phrase will have a long shelf life. T-shirts emblazoned with “Send Her Back!” and Old Glory are already on sale on eBay.
Listen for the chant at future Trump rallies, as his followers now realize that it drives the elites straight up the wall.
Trump supporters know what the media think of them, which is why in Middle America, the media have a crisis of credibility and moral authority. Trump’s true believers do not believe them, trust them, like them, or respect them. And the feeling is obviously mutual.
Trump’s 40 to 45 percent of the nation is not only being constantly castigated and demonized by the establishment media, but it is also being told that, in the not far distant future, it will be demographically swamped by the rising numbers of new migrants pouring into the country.
And most of the Democratic candidates have admitted that, if elected, the border wall will never be built, breaking into the country will cease to be a crime, ICE will be abolished, sanctuary cities will be expanded, illegal immigrants will be eligible for free health care, and, for millions of people hiding here illegally, amnesty and a path to citizenship will be granted.
America, they are saying, will be so unalterably changed in a few years, your kind will never realize political power again, and your America will transform into a different America where the Squad and like-minded leftists set the agenda.
Will the deplorables, who number in the scores of millions, accept a future where they and their children and children’s children are to submit to permanent rule by people who visibly detest them and see them as racists, sexists, and fascists?
Will Middle America go gentle into that good night?
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