Biden at last delivers on his promise of unity.
When Joe Biden delivered his inaugural address, the theme was “unity.” He used the word or a version of it multiple times in the 2,300-word speech. An example is this passage:
Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this. Bringing America together. Uniting our people. And uniting our nation. And I ask every American to join me in this cause.”
The president’s critics who say that he has failed in that cause may be wrong. No, really.
Evidence to support that assertion comes from, of all places, New York – one of the bluest states in the country.
It seems that New Yorkers are united in blaming Joe Biden for the tidal wave of illegal immigration that is wreaking havoc on New York City. According to a Siena College poll, a very large majority of New Yorkers are united in their disapproval of Biden’s handling of the immigration crisis. Said pollster Steven Greenberg:
Seldom do we see an issue where at least 79% of Democrats, Republicans, independents, men, women, upstaters, downstaters, Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Catholics, Jews and Protestants all agree — that the migrant influx is a serious problem…”
There can be no doubt that Joe Biden’s immigration policy is an unfolding catastrophe. Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana made that clear this week in a way that only he can during a Senate hearing in which he was questioning Cardell Morant, a senior official with the Department of Homeland Security.
SEN. KENNEDY: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Morant, since President Biden has been president, how many non-American citizens have come into our country illegally or on the basis of a claim of asylum?
MORANT: Thank you, Senator. HSI is an investigative agency, it’s uh…
SEN. KENNEDY: (interrupting) Do you know the number?
MORANT: No, Senator.
Kennedy then asked the question of the other Homeland Security personnel at the hearing.
SEN. KENNEDY: Does anybody know the number? (long pause) None of you know the number.
Kennedy proceeded to provide the answer.
SEN. KENNEDY: Try eight million.
He then went on to offer some clarity in his signature fashion.
SEN. KENNEDY: OK, eight million is four Nebraskas. Right? Four new states.
It went on to get worse.
SEN. KENNEDY: Now of that eight million, how many were children, Mr. Morant?
MORANT: I don’t have that number…
SEN. KENNEDY: You don’t know. Does anybody know? (long pause) None of you know. Isn’t that special?
Well, yes, it is special. It will be recognized by historians as one of the greatest wounds that any nation has ever inflicted upon itself.
Joe Biden’s immigration policy is hastening the destruction of major U.S. cities that were already reeling from the ravages of COVID and the riots of the summer of 2020. New Yorkers have noticed.
There’s a lesson here. The lesson is that when normal people are sufficiently confronted with the real-world consequences of ill-considered, sanctimonious, virtue-signaling liberalism, the differences between liberals and conservatives start to disappear.
And Biden at last gets his unity.