As 2018 ends, I want to take this moment to thank all of you. I want to thank anyone that has read or reads my musings. The fundamental success of my blog are the readers who take the time to read my posts. You and your fellow readers give me the reason to continue my blog, so I thank you.
In 2018 I made some changes to my blog. As you have seen, I’ve moved away from El Paso politics towards border politics. Donald Trump has taken over my blogging activities because of his obvious hatred of Mexicans, like me. But, I’m not the only one. If you look at most news media outlets, Trump dominates the news cycle across most of them.
As such, it only makes sense that Donald Trump is a major focus of many of my blog posts.
But I haven’t moved away from my focus on border politics. It is all interrelated.
For 2019, I expect that border politics and immigration will dominate the news cycles. Although a part of me believes that immigration has finally become a political issue to be addressed. Although, sadly, it will likely be relegated back as a hot potato that politicos use to distract voters from other problems facing the country.
Today, as before, the Democrats use immigration as a rallying point, but in fact, remain unwilling to seriously deal with the issue because much of their labor base does not want to have to compete with immigrants for work.
That remains the fact, notwithstanding, the pontification of immigration reform from the Democrats.
The Republicans have simply abdicated their party and have fragmented into obscurity as they weather the Trump Administration hoping that the Republican Party remains somewhat relevant in the upcoming election cycles. The Republicans will focus on stuffing the federal benches with conservative-leaning judges while hoping that Trump does not irrevocably destroy the Republican Party.
As much I as I would love to see immigration reform in America, I expect that the status-quo will remain the same. I’ll continue to point out the hypocrisy out in 2019.