Democrats in sanctuary states support amnesty for illegal aliens, just so long as those illegal aliens don’t wind up in sanctuary states. Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke lament the greed of millionaires who hoard their wealth, just as they themselves tighten their millionaire fists around ample stockpiles of cash. Kamala Harris promises “common sense” gun control measures that would outlaw some of the most popular guns in American, just as she conveniently leaves her own firearms and armed security guards undisturbed.
“Leftism for thee but not for me,” they seem to say. So are the 2020 Democratic candidates cynics or hypocrites? Either they advocate policies in which they don’t believe or they simply hope to avoid the consequences of policies they do in fact support. Whichever the case may be, the gap between Democrats’ professed opinions and personal behavior offers President Trump a crucial defense against his opponents and detractors.