As every parent knows, the cry of a child evokes a Pavlovian response that will grab your heartstrings and make you drop whatever you’re doing and run to pay attention. That's why the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) are literally using recordings of crying children to get us to turn our attention away from other issues and run to look at the situation on the border in which children are separated from their parents when those parents choose to attempt to enter the US illegally with their children and then refuse to go with their families back where they came from (notice how much responsibility for creating this situation the parents have, a fact that is never mentioned in the “Trump is cruelly ripping babies from mothers’ arms” narrative.)
At this link, some photos from conservative commentator/editor Ben Shapiro, showing that Trump is enforcing a law that has been on the books for years, and that the facilities for children are the exact same ones they were put in under Obama, which Rachel Maddow and her media colleagues never shed any tears about.
This overheated hyperbole has served its function, diverting attention away from the devastating revelations of Tuesday’s House IG hearing that showed what an utterly corrupt, politicized scam the FBI “investigations” of Trump and Hillary were. It’s also helped inflame passions and cause even more divisiveness and disrespect, with reports of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen being forced to leave a restaurant due to heckling and threats by activists from the Democratic Socialists of America...
...And a Capitol Hill intern yelling a Robert DeNiro-style obscenity at President Trump when he visited Congress to discuss the situation. Even worse, actual elected members of the Hispanic Democratic Caucus heckled Trump, screaming at him in the hallway (remember when one Republican shouted “You lie” at Obama, and the Democrats hit the ceiling over that horrifying lack of respect for the Commander-in-Chief?)
Yet, as Shapiro notes, all of this could be fixed instantly, simply by Congress changing the law. The Trump Administration has been asking Congress to pass an immigration reform bill for over a year, and offering to sign anything that fixes DACA and the family separation issue, as long as it also includes stricter border security measures and funding for a wall to prevent the leniency from encouraging future abuses. So far, the Democrats who curse Trump for not doing their job for them and cry about the children even louder than the children cry on their videotapes have blocked every legislative effort.
As of this writing, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is reportedly still blocking any reform bill. He wants Trump to hearken back to the Obama era, ignore the Constitution and change the law with an executive order. He claims this will be faster, although anything would be faster than waiting for the Democrats to stop obstructing everything, even things they supposedly support. It would also have the benefit of giving the Democrats what they want without them giving Trump anything he wants. And for the cherry on top, it would mean Trump would give them what they want without them having to do their job.
Something to remember when they ask you to vote them back in charge of Congress in November: they’re not only terrible at crafting laws and policies, they obviously also really hate having to do it.