Barack Obama survived politically because of the fierce loyalty the Democrat Party base showed him.
That is starting to change.
And Barack Obama got the shock of his life when one ally turned their backs on him.
Former Department of Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson was set to give a commencement speech at USC Law school, but liberals within the law school protested the selection of Johnson.
Amid pressure, USC essentially intimated to Johnson that he would be disinvited if he didn’t withdraw from the speaking engagement.
The liberals’ beef with Johnson was over his border policy during Obama’s presidency, particularly the handling of a Central American migrant caravan in 2014.
Obama’s DHS, under Johnson’s stewardship, put children in cages during the crisis, and the lying media tried to attribute the photos to the Trump administration.
Once the truth got out that the photos were from 2014, all of the hacks on the left quietly deleted the photos.
Also, during an interview with MSNBC, Johnson admitted that detaining families was a form of “deterrent” for illegal aliens looking to come to America without legitimate asylum claims.
The family detention uproar caused the Ninth Circuit court to rule that family detention was impermissible.
The great irony of liberals protesting Johnson is that they proved Trump right.
There was—and still is—a crisis at the border, and it didn’t begin with Trump.
The Trump administration is trying to deal with it, but the left blocks him at every turn.
The Democrats’ open borders rhetoric, coupled with leftist organizations actively aiding illegal immigration, has invited massive waves of illegal aliens from Mexico and Central America.
The United States does not have the resources to enforce the border and process the endless parade of asylum cases, over 90% of which are bogus.
And Democrats in Congress refuse to give Trump border wall funding, or even added resources to deal with the flood of illegal aliens.
Even the New York Times’ editorial board said there was a crisis on the southern border, and Democrats in Congress need to give Trump the resources to handle it.
Border officials are completely overwhelmed, and the illegal aliens that the Democrats claim to care about are suffering.
There simply isn’t enough room to house all of them.
Also, the crisis poses a public health issue.
ICE had to quarantine over 2,000 illegal aliens for an infectious disease outbreak.
The Democrats are using illegal aliens as a political football.
They don’t care about the migrants, and they certainly don’t care about the American citizens who are sick of the broken immigration system.
And when Trump suggested that the overflow of illegal aliens be sent to sanctuary cities, liberals balked.
As usual, the liberal position is incoherent.
According to the left, illegal aliens are simultaneously a boon to the economy, but a drain on the resources of sanctuary cities.
According to the left, they commit less crime than American-born citizens, but also pose safety risks to sanctuary cities.
Liberals can’t have it both ways.
If the New York Times is any indication, a few liberals might be catching on that Trump was right all along.