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Biden policies need better arguments than Orange Man Bad

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“First you win the argument, then you win the vote.” Joe Biden and Democratic leaders have ignored this advice from Margaret Thatcher to their own detriment. Democrats, aided by Donald Trump’s denigration of Georgia’s electoral system, were gifted by voters with the narrowest of legislative majorities, 51-50 in the Senate and 220-212 with three vacancies currently in the House. Biden himself won the crucial three states by a combined total of just 42,918 popular votes.

Incautiously, Democrats plunged into policymaking without making anything like cognizable policy arguments. Trump had reduced illegal immigration by extending walls on the Mexican border and persuading Mexico’s president to hold asylum seekers in Mexico until their (usually baseless) claims could be ruled on. Both policies were ditched on day one of the Biden administration. The policy argument: Orange Man Bad.

Now we see the easily predictable results. Border apprehensions are headed toward 2 million this year, the highest since the 1998-2000 boom years . So-called asylum seekers from Central America have been joined by Middle Easterners, Africans and most recently by some 20,000 Haitians, previously settled in Chlle and Brazil, huddled under a........

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