Democrats and Republicans agree — Donald Trump might be re-elected

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It’s a combined marriage of a sure variety. He was a Trump supporter all alongside and he or she ­detested the person.

However nowadays, they agree on one huge factor: The president might be ­re-elected. Simply.

“Simply?” I requested, ensuring I heard them accurately. Sure, they insisted, together with her nodding as he stated Democrats had gone bonkers and voters would reply by giving Trump 4 extra years.

The current Manhattan dialog can be insignificant besides that it dovetails with nationwide traits, specifically a rising perception that Dems will not be coming again to this world anytime quickly. The election remains to be a great distance off, however there isn’t a signal that the radicalism surging by means of the occasion may be put again within the bottle earlier than the election. What we see now’s seemingly what voters will see in 2020.

Certainly one of many defining moments among the many presidential contenders and pretenders got here with their unanimous help for giving unlawful immigrants free well being care. They raised their arms to sign sure, as if the query was a ­no-brainer.

Implicit of their so-called compassion is an invite for tens of millions and tens of millions extra to cross the border and get free care. Free, after all, besides to American taxpayers.

These first debates produced a lot of information, and a significant perception. Whereas protection understandably centered on which candidates have been rising and which have been falling, a doubtlessly extra essential truth was that the intense positions taken by all of the candidates made Trump the actual winner.

Emerson School polling discovered that, after the debates, the president improved in head-to-head matchups towards the highest tier, gaining about 5 factors on every. In consequence, as a substitute of trailing 5 Dems, he now leads three of them and narrowed the hole with the opposite two, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.

If Trump Derangement Syndrome have been restricted to the marketing campaign path, there is likely to be hope. However an outbreak of epidemic proportions is claiming victims up and down the meals chain.

Cue the music from “The Twilight Zone” and think about the case of Rep. Jerry Nadler, who seems to be possessed by impeachment fever. Nadler doesn’t have any ­proof and doesn’t want any ­as a result of Trump is his white whale. We all know how that story ends.

Then there’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad,” all of whom look an increasing number of like rebels and not using a trigger besides their very own fame. Scorned by their occasion’s leaders, they provide the impression they’d slightly burn it down than flip it down.

Their colleague from Missouri, Rep. William Clay, acquired it precisely proper when he known as them “juvenile,” however they don’t embarrass simply. What appeared like a household squabble is now turning the Hatfields vs. the ­McCoys.

As Dems proceed to devour one another, there are occasions when it might be sensible for the president to comply with the rule that it’s best to by no means get in the best way when your opponent is committing suicide. However this isn’t that point, and Trump made a wise transfer by asserting that he would search to get the details about residents and noncitizens from present authorities knowledge ­as a substitute of the census.

As he and Lawyer Basic William Barr famous, the Supreme Court docket confirmed treatment the errors made when the administration tried to place a citizenship query on the census questionnaire, however there isn’t a time to undergo one other tortuous spherical of litigation.

Whereas the brand new govt order certainly might be challenged, Trump’s efforts draw a good distinction with the opposite facet. The shocker shouldn’t be that he’s attempting to study the details about who’s within the nation, however that no one on the left needs to know.

As a result of Trump is for it, they need to oppose it at any price. Chalk that up as extra proof that Dems hate the president greater than they care about commonsense approaches to the nation’s issues.

Broadly talking, Trump’s deal with borders is the linchpin of his presidency and the essence of placing Individuals first. His dedication, which has ebbed at instances, was all the time common along with his core supporters, however the attraction is spreading due to the unrelenting surge of unlawful crossers and the Dems’ inflexible opposition to any ­measure that might cease it.

Greater than 100,000 individuals have been apprehended in June and officers say many extra crossed undetected. No rational American can say the state of affairs is suitable, but even Friday, Ocasio-Cortez was nonetheless calling it a “manufactured” ­disaster.

Equally, the widespread hysteria over the deliberate roundup of these with excellent deportation orders is weird. If deportation orders are meaningless, why trouble with the expense and hassle of getting a border in any respect?

Unbelievable because it appears, an America with out borders seems to be the place the left goes, with AOC the most recent to say that Homeland Safety needs to be eradicated. If she is aware of, she doesn’t care that the creation of the Cupboard-level division was in response to the horrors of 9/11. The measure handed the Home with 68 % of the vote and acquired 90 votes within the Senate, with Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton amongst these voting aye.

But when AOC will get her method, it’s bye-bye FEMA, airport safety, the Coast Guard, border management, the Secret Service and practically a rating of different companies.

That gained’t occur, after all, as a result of the concept is totally insane and since Nancy Pelosi is just too sensible of a speaker to let it ever come near a vote. However even simply the discuss of eliminating the safety designed after the worst assault in America’s historical past is the stuff from which landslides are made — for the opposite occasion.

MTA Chairman … let’s make a deal

Give MTA Chairman Pat Foye credit score: He lastly linked the odious congestion taxes with the necessity for the spendthrift company to get its home so as.

Downside is, he has the order backwards.

Foye known as time beyond regulation and different abuses “appalling” and stated the company should show itself “accountable stewards” of public funds.

However the MTA already will get the primary spherical of congestion taxes — earlier than making a single spending reform. Meaning motorists might be funding the “appalling” waste indefinitely.

Let’s reverse the method: First the MTA fixes itself, then will get a reward.

Do we’ve a deal?

Unhealthy video games Dems play

Reader Carmine LoMonaco, retired from the NYPD, agrees that metropolis and state Dems want one other Ed Koch. He writes: “Koch actually knew play the sport of politics. New York might have gotten a lot from our President however as a substitute these silly partisans wasted worthwhile money and time chasing their very own tails and did nothing productive.

“The anger needs to be directed at Chuck Schumer, Jerry Nadler and Andrew Cuomo for not taking part in the sport the suitable method for New York.”

Bowwow, Brodie!

The understatement of the 12 months comes from Brodie Van Wagenen, normal supervisor of the hapless Mets.

“We view ourselves because the underdogs.”