After Stacey Abrams lost her bid to be Governor of Georgia, I figured she would get consigned to spend the next few years floating in electoral entropy with the Jon Ossoffs of the American political world. Like Ossoff, Abrams is a red state loser, cannon fodder who couldn’t quite climb the hill. And like Ossoff, we wouldn’t know her name if Hollywood blowholes like Alyssa Milano and Kathy Griffin hadn’t tried to ride to her rescue.
Going by the Democrats’ traditional pattern, Abrams should be decorating her new digs on the Island of Misfit Candidates. And yet, there she was on PBS’s “Firing Line,” showing us the Democrats’ hand on immigration. Asked if she would support non-citizens voting in American elections, Abrams, who enjoyed the full-throated endorsement of everyone from Barack Obama to Oprah Winfrey, averred: “I wouldn’t oppose it..” adding “I would love to see mail-in — you know, vote by mail be a national standard.”
In one unguarded moment, Abrams served up a piping hot reminder of her party’s support for every Tomas, Diego and Jorge who manage to sneak across our southern frontier, with a healthy side of belying her party’s feigned opposition to foreign interference in American elections. They say it’s not about votes; it’s about votes. Their refusal to even acknowledge victims of illegal alien violence, like Kate Steinle and Ronil Singh, tell us where we rank on their scale. Their desire to start counting ballots postmarked in Tijuana and San Salvador tells us about our chances of improving our ranking.