Obama DHS Secretary tries to walk 2020 Democrats BACK from “extreme” immigration positions…

Former Obama DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson feels so strongly that 2020 Democrats are too “extreme” on immigration that he’s written a column in the Washington Post trying to walk them back from the cliff:

Jeh Johnson, who served as former President Barack Obama’s Homeland Security secretary, called out Democratic presidential candidates for embracing “extreme” policies on immigration, like rejecting the deportation of those here illegally and decriminalizing illegal border crossings.

“We cannot, as some Democratic candidates for president now propose, publicly embrace a policy not to deport those who enter or remain in this country illegally unless they commit a crime. This is tantamount to a public declaration (repeated and amplified by smugglers in Central America) that our borders are effectively open to all; this will increase the recent levels of monthly apprehensions at our southern border — about or more than 100,000 — by multiples,” Johnson wrote in a Washington Post column.

“For the same reason, we cannot formally decriminalize unauthorized entry into this country, though first-time illegal border crossers are, in fact, rarely prosecuted for that misdemeanor (except for last year’s disastrous “zero-tolerance” policy).”

Note that Johnson is telling Democrats that we can’t just deport criminal illegals, which ironically was Obama’s policy during his time as DHS chief. Trump adopted the same policy in 2017 but I think all that’s out the window now with these huge surges we’ve been having lately.



Jeh continues…

“To win support from a vocal and committed segment of a major party’s base — and simply for the sake of a good applause line — candidates for office now espouse extreme policy proposals that are unworkable and have no hope of winning the broad support of Congress and the people they represent,” he argued, adding those who put forth policies that have no chance of becoming law are “doing a disservice to our democracy.”

“Here is a radical proposal: a presidential candidate who is willing to educate, enlighten and tell voters the hard truths. This trait has all but evaporated in U.S. politics, but it is the single best job qualification for those who aspire to lead. I’m a Democrat, and whoever among the current Democratic field of candidates demonstrates this profile in courage will earn my vote,” he concluded.

It’s really amazing that the DHS chief to the most radical president in American history now sounds like a common sense moderate in the Democratic party.

And let’s not forget that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz also called out 2020 Democrats earlier this year for their socialistic economic policies that would be completely unworkable and bankrupt America.

This is just more proof that the Democratic party is splitting at the seams as they embrace extreme radicalism and socialism. And the radicals, which are many, are trying to drag their more moderate candidates with them.

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34 thoughts on “Obama DHS Secretary tries to walk 2020 Democrats BACK from “extreme” immigration positions…

  1. Here is a radical proposal: a presidential candidate who is willing to educate, enlighten and tell voters the hard truths. This trait has all but evaporated in U.S. politics, but it is the single best job qualification for those who aspire to lead. I’m a Democrat, and whoever among the current Democratic field of candidates demonstrates this profile in courage will earn my vote,” he concluded.

    Sh*t man, if he ran Democrat I might actually be convinced to support him.

    Nothing is untrue about that “radical proposal.”

  2. Translated: Guys, you’re being too obvious about it. Shut up or you’ll endanger our future voters project.

  3. “We cannot,… publicly embrace a policy not to deport those who enter or remain in this country illegally unless they commit a crime.” You mean besides the fact that coming over illegally is already a crime; hence the term illegal?

  4. Jeh Johnson’s Congressional testimony was always really frustrating to watch since he stonewalled in every way possible. Maybe his obvious stonewalling was somewhat the result of his not believing in the administration’s policies that he was being asked to enact by his boss? Maybe he just wasn’t a true believer.

  5. Johnson is a deranged clown (and a worthless obama-licker), but sure, he sounds almost sane in these comments.

    Meanwhile, nearly everyone in America is hoping that the democrat party goes harder left, on every issue. The majority of democrats/liberals want it, because they are drug-addled, America-hating fruitcakes. The majority of non-democrats/liberals want it because WE know that it is a losing proposition for them.

  6. “We cannot, as some Democratic candidates for president now propose, publicly embrace a policy not to deport those who enter or remain in this country illegally unless they commit a crime.

    Keyword “publicly”, privately is a different matter. He’s saying without actually saying it that Democrats need to do what they have done in the past, sound more conservative while they are campaigning.

  7. Extreme = losing. Whomever wins the primary is going to have a tough time walking that back. In any event, it doesn’t matter who wins, because as long as the economy holds up they’ll have the honor of losing.

  8. I’m glad he’s opposing the extreme positions, but for the life of me I cannot understand why those positions would increase border arrests by multiples. Democrats want to decriminalize coming across the border, which would effectively drop the arrest rate down to only those caught with drugs. If it’s not illegal to cross we can’t arrest them, so what is he talking about?

  9. Well, they can’t say they weren’t warned. Jeh is trying to do the Dems a favor but I don’t think anyone is listening or will listen to him.

  10. Johnson’s trying to walk the Dem presidential candidates back from their extremism? Four words, “Good luck with that.”

  11. Here is a radical proposal: a presidential candidate who is willing to educate, enlighten and tell voters the hard truths. This trait has all but evaporated in U.S. politics, but it is the single best job qualification for those who aspire to lead. I’m a Democrat, and whoever among the current Democratic field of candidates demonstrates this profile in courage will earn my vote,” he concluded.

    Sh*t man, if he ran Democrat I might actually be convinced to support him.

    Nothing is untrue about that “radical proposal.”

  12. Translated: Guys, you’re being too obvious about it. Shut up or you’ll endanger our future voters project.

  13. Providing healthcare insurance to illegals will cost US citizens 60 billion each year versus the 18 billion each year illegals cost us now. Remember that the next time a liberal tells you we are already paying for it.

  14. “We cannot, as some Democratic candidates for president now propose, publicly embrace a policy not to deport those who enter or remain in this country illegally unless they commit a crime.

    Keyword “publicly”, privately is a different matter. He’s saying without actually saying it that Democrats need to do what they have done in the past, sound more conservative while they are campaigning.

  15. Johnson’s trying to walk the Dem presidential candidates back from their extremism? Four words, “Good luck with that.”

  16. Johnson is a deranged clown (and a worthless obama-licker), but sure, he sounds almost sane in these comments.

    Meanwhile, nearly everyone in America is hoping that the democrat party goes harder left, on every issue. The majority of democrats/liberals want it, because they are drug-addled, America-hating fruitcakes. The majority of non-democrats/liberals want it because WE know that it is a losing proposition for them.

  17. Well, they can’t say they weren’t warned. Jeh is trying to do the Dems a favor but I don’t think anyone is listening or will listen to him.

  18. I’m glad he’s opposing the extreme positions, but for the life of me I cannot understand why those positions would increase border arrests by multiples. Democrats want to decriminalize coming across the border, which would effectively drop the arrest rate down to only those caught with drugs. If it’s not illegal to cross we can’t arrest them, so what is he talking about?

  19. “We cannot,… publicly embrace a policy not to deport those who enter or remain in this country illegally unless they commit a crime.” You mean besides the fact that coming over illegally is already a crime; hence the term illegal?

  20. Jeh Johnson’s Congressional testimony was always really frustrating to watch since he stonewalled in every way possible. Maybe his obvious stonewalling was somewhat the result of his not believing in the administration’s policies that he was being asked to enact by his boss? Maybe he just wasn’t a true believer.

  21. Extreme = losing. Whomever wins the primary is going to have a tough time walking that back. In any event, it doesn’t matter who wins, because as long as the economy holds up they’ll have the honor of losing.

  22. “…trying to walk them back from the cliff…” Uh, I believe the Democrat lunatics have already gone over the cliff several times… it’s too late, Jeh. It’s too late! SMH

    1. Yep! I think running off the cliff is either a sport or an amusement park ride with that bunch.

  23. Providing healthcare insurance to illegals will cost US citizens 60 billion each year versus the 18 billion each year illegals cost us now. Remember that the next time a liberal tells you we are already paying for it.

  24. “…trying to walk them back from the cliff…” Uh, I believe the Democrat lunatics have already gone over the cliff several times… it’s too late, Jeh. It’s too late! SMH

    1. Yep! I think running off the cliff is either a sport or an amusement park ride with that bunch.

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