As the relative’s of the Governor’s of Florida and Texas did….
The current day migrants didn’t come to America for political purposes…
They have made the arduous trip for a better life….
The two Republican Governor’s are using these adults and children as chess piece against a President who, like every other Democratic and Republican President , is trying to deal with a problem that NO ONE seems to have a good answer/solution for….(Remember Donald Trump used Immigration against Democrats while he WAS President)
And the two GOPer’s Governor’s and others are laughing at the Democrats up North…..
Foreigner have been coming to America for centuries …
They ain’t gonna stop…
NOBODY has the will, money, or resources to stop them ….
Nor should they stop them all….
They are and have been the life blood for this country since day one….
Instead to throwing at each other politically and using these people?
I would challenge the lawmaker’s and government to do something Im KNOW they are incapable of….
Doing immigration reform…..
Don’t hold your breath…
The political stunts will continue ….
Sorry, but shipping migrants to Martha’s Vineyard is brilliant — a political masterstroke, an epic troll, and, above all hilarious.
You can tell because of the reaction on the right: a cascade of LOLS and triggering-the-libs-huzzahs as Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis stick it to the hypocritical Blue State elites. Donald Trump may have come down a golden escalator to denounce Mexican rapists, but these guys are actually putting them on buses and sending them to Chicago.
And, sending a busload of migrants to Vice President’s Kamala Harris’s residence is … I’m sorry, but right-wing Twitter needs to catch its breath, it’s laughing so hard. Delaware — Joe Biden’s home state — is next!
Even the respectable cons at Commentary think it’s a “political coup.” Anti-Trump conservative Matt Lewis has also come around. “Blue states are finally getting a taste of what red border states have to deal with every day.”
In DeSantis’s case, he’s using Florida tax dollars to fly Venezuelan refugees fleeing communism from Texas to Massachusetts (which has a Republican governor). But don’t get hung up on the details, because this is priceless political theatre that supremely owns the libs, whose tears are the sweet, sweet aphrodisiac for the base.
The cruelty is, of course, simply a bonus. And the “narrative” is more important than cuckish concerns about… morality.
Let’s stipulate of couple of things. First: there is a real problem at the border, and there’s a legitimate debate over how migrants should be handled and who should share the burden.
Abbott and DeSantis have every right to raise questions about border policies; they can make speeches, hold press conferences, run ads, raise money off anti-immigrant outrage, and even stage political events to highlight their positions.
And there is nothing inherently awful about political stunts, especially in our media-besotted political environment.
But this one is different, because they chose to use people — including vulnerable children — as their pawns and props….
DeSantis knows exactly what he is doing. The Wapo’s Greg Sargent writes:
What’s striking is how the DeSantis administration appears to have deliberately orchestrated this event for maximum cruelty and confusion.