Democrats risk a backlash with hardball tactics on immigration and high court
The Democratic Party is suddenly lurching left in ways that may be self-destructive.
And it's driven in large part by 2020 politics.
Two or three weeks ago, the Democrats were riding a
wave of moral outrage and favorable media coverage. Most of the country
agreed that President Trump's policy of separating families at the
border was wrong and rather heartless. The White House was awash in
contradictory messages and some leading conservative voices were
demanding that the president stop a policy that he insisted he had no
power to halt. When Trump reversed himself, it was a rare win for the
Democrats, who control nothing in Washington, and for journalists and
commentators who were emotionally invested in the border issue.