Did anyone ever call you a “high time preference” wignat?
It never occurred to some of the geniuses of White Nationalism that allowing progressive activists to dictate American immigration policy for a few years might be an experiment worth trying. Maybe they would start doing things which are so unpopular with Independent voters that it would shift public opinion in our direction and lead to a bigger backlash than the one in 2014 that gave us Trump?
“The latest Fox News survey finds support for building the U.S.-Mexico border wall is up — and now matches a previous high. This comes after the Biden administration halted the majority of border wall projects in late April.
While voters have mixed views on the wall, the 50 percent who favor it today matches the record set in 2015 — and the 46 percent opposed is a new low. That marks a reversal from December 2019, when 44 percent favored it and 52 percent were opposed.
The shift comes mostly from women (+8), Whites, (+7), Republicans (+6), Democrats (+5), and Blacks (+5) being more likely to favor it now compared to 2019. …
The number saying immigrants hurt the country has risen 15 percentage points since 2019 when 24 percent felt that way. …
Increases in the portion saying “hurt” are seen across the board: independents (+21), Republicans (+20), Whites (+18), men (+16), women (+14), Blacks (+11), and Democrats (+8) are more likely to think immigrants hurt rather than help.
White voters are also more likely to think immigrants are more harmful (45 percent) than helpful (41 percent). In 2019, 27 percent said immigrants hurt and 44 percent said help. …
President Biden is in negative territory when it comes to handling immigration (38 percent approve vs. 57 percent disapprove) and border security (40-56). …”
The experiment with open borders is having a predictable effect.
Even more important than building the wall, Joe Biden’s approval rating on immigration is down to a lopsided 38 percent approve vs. 57 percent disapprove. The politics of immigration have shifted across the board to the Right which is why even with Joe in there and Democrats controlling the House and Senate that there is no chance that comprehensive immigration reform will pass Congress.
Note: In our camp, there were some people who believed that Joe Biden would be a terrible president, but having him in there would be more of an opportunity to rebound from the Trump years. We remembered how Obama’s second term had been good for us and had energized our movement. There were other people who genuinely supported Joe Biden for some reason out of hatred of the Republicans.