Bringing the border crisis home to Democrats in Martha’s Vineyard

Bringing the border crisis home to Democrats in Martha’s Vineyard. By John Hinderaker.

When I saw the headline that Gov. Ron De Santis had flown two planeloads of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, and that Gov. Abbott had dropped off two busloads of illegal immigrants out front of Kamala “The-Border-Is-Secure” Harris’s residence, I thought sure this had to be another madcap satire of the Babylon Bee. But no, this actually happened. …

For at least the last five or six years, a friend has been emailing me to the effect that illegals should be sent to Marin County, Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco mansion, and, above all, Martha’s Vineyard. That, he said, would bring the open border problem to a screeching halt. …

And it may. Ron DeSantis’s master stroke of sending two planeloads of aliens to Martha’s Vineyard has made liberal heads explode. The irony is evident to everyone. These places are “sanctuaries” for illegal aliens, but if they actually see a few of them they panic. Their yards boast “All Are Welcome Here” signs, but it turns out that some are more welcome than others.

Rasmussen finds that most people approve of Governor Abbott’s shipping illegals to sanctuary cities like Chicago and Washington, D.C., by 52% to 36%. Those 36% are diehard Democrats who think it is fine for Texas to try to deal with one million aliens, but an outrage if a liberal city has to take on a few hundred. …

Of all the crazed liberal reactions, this is one of the nuttiest. Sending some illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard — I wish I could afford to live there — is kinda like the Holocaust! …

As for what is going on at the Vineyard, America’s paper of record comes through as usual: Martha’s Vineyard Resident Calls Police To Report A Hispanic In The Neighborhood Not Operating A Leaf Blower.

For a non-satirical update on events, the New York Post …:

The liberal enclave of Martha’s Vineyard was thrown into chaos by the arrival of two planeloads of migrants sent to the Massachusetts island by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, according to local reports.

Members of the West Tisbury Select Board were told about the unexpected development during a Wednesday night meeting at which Town Administrator Jennifer Rand said she’d been receiving “furious texts” from residents, the MV Times reported.

I’ll bet they were furious! Not just anyone can live on Martha’s Vineyard. Maybe the Vineyard folks can ship the unwanted illegal aliens to a more downscale location, like the Hamptons….

Obama’s sanctuary (what would Jesus do?):

Or else the illegal immigrants, of whom there are only around 50, could all stay at Barack Obama’s $12 million estate. There is plenty of room there, and I understand his mansion has 10 bathrooms. That would be more than enough. But don’t hold your breath. …

The border comes to the Border Czar:

Governor Abbott also bused around 100 illegals to Kamala Harris’s Washington, D.C., residence, the Naval Observatory. This was in response to Harris’s absurd claim that the southern border is “secure.” No way, say the illegals themselves: the border is “open!” Let’s have more of this, until the Democrats say “Uncle.”


In theory, everyone should be happy with the move. Migrants get to be taken to this beautiful location in Massachusetts, a “sanctuary” state where they should feel welcome.

Instead, the left is angry about this. “Deeply deeply sick and dehumanizing to fling human beings somewhere vindictively.” tweeted MSNBC host Chris Hayes. …

But why? What is the point of being a sanctuary city or state if not to specifically provide sanctuary? It’s not vindictiveness to make the policymakers share the burden they are creating. In fact, it’s the only way change is possible.

When people cross our border with no process, the towns and cities at that border are expected to simply handle them and they simply can’t. It was untenable for a long time but with the extreme influx of migrants at our border during the Biden administration, around 200,000 a month, the situation grew dire. …

The Democrats are in control of the presidency, the House and the Senate and yet they have failed to act in any way, whatsoever, to stem the flow of migrants at the border.

In fact, they deny a problem exists. On “Meet the Press” this past Sunday, Vice President Kamala Harris repeatedly asserted that the border was secure. That is a flat out lie. It is not. We all know it is not. But Harris doesn’t live on the border and, despite being put in charge of it by the president, she seldom visits.

This is a demonstration:

More than likely, the move will be written off by the media, social, and political elites as a stunt.

But DeSantis and Abbott are not staging stunts. They are staging demonstrations. Not demonstrations as in “Let’s burn down this convenience store in the name of social justice,” but demonstrations as in “Do you see what other people in the nation are dealing with because of your policies and positions?”

Finally, some Republicans — other than Trump — are learning how to fight.

Alinsky: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules…A good tactic is one your people enjoy…Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”