This Is Not A Stunt
The media scoffed that busing illegal immigrants from red states to blue “sanctuary cities” was just a “stunt,” but it turned out to be the most brilliant plan ever to expose the emptiness and hypocrisy of liberal virtue signaling. Faced with but a tiny fraction of the illegal immigration problem that their open border policy has unleashed on border states, blue city leaders are squealing like stuck pigs.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams just ramped up the cluelessness another notch by asking for $1 billion in federal aid to deal with the relatively small number of migrants New York has to deal with, about as many as Texas gets in a day. And Adams actually asked for them!
Here’s the real money quote from Adams:
“New Yorkers are angry. I am angry too. We have not asked for this. There was never any agreement to take on the job of supporting thousands of asylum seekers. This responsibility was simply handed to us without warning as buses began showing up. There’s no playbook for this. No precedent.”
That could be a quote from any border town mayor, and it would be much more appropriate.
Actually, there is plenty of precedent. It’s in states like Texas and Arizona, where policies your party instituted unleashed a flood of illegal migrants into border cities. And you didn’t care, because they were a thousand miles away. Blue city mayors thought the consequences of their stupid policies would be somebody else’s problem. What Adams is really saying is that he never imagined that he and other Democrats who caused this problem would actually have to deal with it. Well, as I’ve said before, cry me a Rio Grande River.
Thanks to Ed Driscoll at Instapundit for compiling this group of stories, tracing the evolution of Adams’ statements, from calling for NYC to be even more of a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants to railing about why he should be expected to deal with all these illegal immigrants showing up.
Bonus: check out the hilarious meme that mocks both Adams’ hypocrisy and the gay romcom bomb, “Bros.”
Mike Huckabee was the 44th governor of Arkansas and a 2016 Republican candidate for president.
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