Another symptom of TDS: You start contradicting yourself. Anything you’ve ever said in the past doesn’t matter, because your current priority is #resisting Trump at all costs.
Sometimes, that makes things awkward…for yourself.
Case in point.
Last night, Chuck and Nancy delivered the Democratic rebuttal to Trump’s address. They didn’t really say anything of substance. They became a viral meme. That’s about it.
Oh– and they whined about how walls are dumb.
“My fellow Americans, we address you tonight for one reason only,” Schumer said. “The president of the United States, having failed to get Mexico to pay for his ineffective, unnecessary border wall, and unable to convince the Congress or the American people to foot the bill, has shut down the government.”
Notice the language. “…ineffective, unnecessary border wall.”
“My fellow Americans, there is no challenge so great that our nation cannot rise to meet it. We can reopen the government and continue to work through disagreements over policy. We can secure our border without an ineffective, expensive wall,” he continued. “And we can welcome legal immigrants and refugees without compromising safety and security.”
“The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a 30-foot wall,” he added.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 9, 2019
Again– “ineffective, expensive wall.”
CHUCK. That is SO NOT how you felt back in 2009. You literally said that a physical barrier made the border “far more secure.” You said it “created a significant barrier to illegal immigration.”
Chuck Schumer in 2009:
-Americans don’t like illegal immigration
-“Illegal immigration is wrong”
-People illegally in the U.S. are “illegal aliens,” not “undocumented”
-Border fence made the southern border “far more secure…created a significant barrier to illegal immigration” pic.twitter.com/zoVyEgdrTC
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 28, 2018
What changed, Chuck? Physical barriers were awesome and effective then, but they’re RACIST now? What gives? What changed?
Trump is POTUS. That’s what. Trump acknowledged that during his address.
“Senator Chuck Schumer, who you will be hearing from later tonight, has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past along with many other Democrats,” he said. “They changed their mind only after I was elected president.”
It’s really that simple. They’re against border security because Trump is for it. They’re putting their hatred of Trump above the safety and security of the American people.
Remember that in 2020.