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June 24, 2016

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The more the people shout that they don't want further mass migration, the harder the self-alleged elite shuts its ears and insists these racists don't know their own best interests.

Which is something that Obama likes saying about people he disagrees with. Strangely, many conservatives seem to think this Obama-ish habit is charming and winning when they practice it.

If any one person drove the United Kingdom out of the European Union, it was Angela Merkel, and her impulsive solo decision in the summer of 2015 to throw open Germany--and then all Europe--to 1.1 million Middle Eastern and North African migrants, with uncountable millions more to come. Merkel’s catastrophically negative example is one that perhaps should be avoided by U.S. politicians who seek to avert Trump-style populism in the United States. Instead, the politician who most directly opposes Donald Trump--presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton--is doubling down on Merkelism.

Hillary Clinton’s first reaction to the Supreme Court decision on executive amnesty looks at the issue exclusively and entirely from the point of view of the migrants themselves: “Today’s heartbreaking #SCOTUS immigration ruling could tear apart 5 million families facing deportation. We must do better.” That U.S. citizens might have different interests—and that it is the interests of citizens that deserve the highest attention of officials elected by those citizens--went unsaid and apparently unconsidered. But somebody is considering it. And those somebodies, in their many millions, are being heard from this year: loud, clear, and angry.

Meanwhile, we might soon have #Frexit, #Itexit, and #Nexit.


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