Harris used the word “perception” so she couldn’t be accused of holding that view of ICE herself. She’s clever and articulate and from Cal and has a LOT OF MONEY at her disposal - she IS RUNNING in 2020. She’s black and a woman and fits the Left’s identity politics paradigm perfectly. Electorally, we should be concerned for several reasons!!
Far and away the urban areas of the country are lost to Repubs - and I’m not talking about just the coasts. Look at the voting patterns in urban Georgia and Texas, for example - once solid conservative strongholds are now voting in favor of not just Dems, but far left Dems.
Decades of far-left control of media, education and dramatic demographic shifts leading to changing values/culture has - I fear - put the country past the tipping point. Recent decades of relative weak Republican leadership in congress and the presidency since Reagan (obviously not including Trump) - leadership that has essentially stood by and allowed themselves to get hosed in the “spirit of BS bipartisanship” - have also played a role.
IMHO - the die may well be cast. The left-wing East and West Coasts have now expanded to include urban areas in the heartland to a degree and at a pace heretofore unthinkable.
The only stalwarts dedicated to holding back the tide are Trump and a handful of true conservatives in congress. That said, it is notable and sad and very instructive to note that it was a California RINO, Keven McCarthy, who last week was elected by House Repubs to the position of Minority Leader and not conservative, Jim Jordan - and the vote wasn’t even close.
Not exactly inspiring!!