Earlier, by Pat Buchanan: An Establishment in Panic Over Biden Fall, Bernie Rise
A specter is haunting the Democratic establishment—the specter of Bernie Sanders. The new presidential frontrunner terrifies party elites, who would much rather have a “moderate” nominee. Mike Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Joe Biden all hope they’ll emerge as that “moderate” option. But the only “moderate” aspect about them is their supposed opposition to “socialism.” All support the Left’s extreme immigration agenda enthusiast agenda and all will impose Open Borders on America.
Sanders’s support for Open Borders is obvious. As I reported last week:
He wants to decriminalize illegal immigration, abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol, impose a moratorium on deportations, provide healthcare to illegal aliens, “dismantle” detention facilities, amnesty all illegals, dramatically increase America’s refugee intake by welcoming “climate refugees,” and scrap Trump’s travel ban and other immigration restrictions.
But the other Democrats “moderates” are only slightly less radical.
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is currently the strongest threat to Sanders. He appears to have narrowly won the Iowa Caucus, although losing the popular vote, and he came in a close second in New Hampshire. He drew in the second-highest fundraising numbers for the fourth quarter of 2019; only Sanders raised more money [Here’s how much each presidential candidate raised in the fourth quarter, by Grace Segers, CBS News, January 3, 2020]. But he lags in the national polls at fifth place, average. [RealClearPolitics, February 14, 2020]
Buttigieg claims to represent the heartland, but his immigration plan promises to ravage Middle America. He believes illegal immigration should be decriminalized and government should provide healthcare to illegal aliens [Pete Buttigieg vows to expand government healthcare to illegal immigrants, by Kimberly Leonard, Washington Examiner, June 22, 2019]. His formal immigration plan released in December confirmed his …