Left-wing Democrats & progressive activists’ new rallying cry is “abolish ICE.” Apparently they’re very concerned about law enforcement putting a dent in the Dems’ future voting base:
The list of Democrats calling to abolish ICE keeps growing https://t.co/Tnm1MWeXe0
— Vox (@voxdotcom) June 29, 2018
Here’s the New York Democrat Socialists’ take:
— New York City DSA ? (@nycDSA) June 29, 2018
“Abolish profit… hey, everybody get out your iPhones and put that on social media!” They’ll probably have that put on a t-shirt soon and sell it for $19.99 without realizing the irony.
In any case, you know the left’s going way too far when even the most prominent socialist politician among them refuses to go along with their latest flight of progressive fancy:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) is facing rebuke from progressive activists and the far left of the Democratic Party for declining to call for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Earlier this week during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, Sanders was asked whether he supported abolishing ICE, the federal agency responsible for preventing cross-border crime and illegal immigration.
The senator was conspicuously ambiguous in his answer, refusing to call for abolition and expressing general support for “a national program” to “deal with immigration in a rational way.”
Sanders’ views did not seem to sit well with a younger generation of progressive activists and liberals, who are increasingly in favor of unmitigated restrictions on immigration.
Jeremey Scahill, a journalist who alongside Glen Greenwald founded The Intercept—a liberal-leaning online publication—in 2014, perhaps best summed up the growing sentiment on the left. The journalist took to social media shortly after the interview was broadcast to lambast the 76-year-old senator for having chosen to stand on the “wrong side of history.”
“Then Sanders is choosing to be on the wrong side of history on this issue,” Scahill tweeted. “ICE was created under Bush-Cheney and has done what they wanted it to do, particularly under Trump. It can’t be reformed.”
Think about it: Progressives & many Dems are going too far for even Bernie Sanders. At least for now — though Bernie might give in if he runs for president again.
One more thing, and it serves as more concrete evidence that the DNC and their mouthpieces in the mainstream media are absolutely clueless:
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 29, 2018
Among those applauding that continued belief is the Republican Party:
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) December 28, 2016
Yep, run with that strategy, Dems!
(h/t Jazz Shaw at Hot Air)