Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s SOTU response, in which she framed the choice between GOP and the Democrats as the choice between normal and crazy, uses the word ”border” seven times. It didn’t mention legal immigration, but it did hit a number of other familiar VDARE.com themes.
This is an excerpt, I’ve added links:
President Biden inherited the fastest economic recovery on record. The most secure border in history. Cheap abundant, home-grown energy. Fast-rising wages. A rebuilt military. And a world that was stable and at peace. But over the last two years, Democrats destroyed it all.
Despite Democrats’ trillions in reckless spending and mountains of debt, we now have the worst border crisis in American history.
As a mom, my heart breaks for every parent who has lost a son or daughter to addiction. 100,000 Americans a year are now killed from drug overdoses, largely from fentanyl pouring in across our southern border. Yet the Biden administration refuses to secure the border and save American lives.
And after years of Democrat attacks on law enforcement and calls to ”defund the police,” violent criminals roam free, while law-abiding families live in fear.
Beyond our border, from Afghanistan to Ukraine, from North Korea to Iran, President Biden’s weakness puts our nation and the world at risk.
And the President’s refusal to stand up to China, our most formidable adversary, is dangerous and unacceptable.
President Biden is unwilling to defend our border, defend our skies, and defend our people. He is unfit to serve as commander in chief.
And while you reap the consequences of their failures, the Biden administration seems more interested in woke fantasies than the hard reality Americans face every day. Most Americans simply want to live their lives in freedom and peace, but we are under attack in a left-wing culture war we didn’t start and never wanted to fight.
Every day, we are told that we must partake in their rituals, salute their flags, and worship their false idols, all while big government colludes with Big Tech to strip away the most American thing there is—your Freedom of speech.
That’s not normal. It’s crazy, and it’s wrong.
[Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the dividing line in America is between normal and crazy. Full text of Republican response to Biden’s State of the Union, MarketWatch, February 8, 2023]