Yes, we are living in an alternate reality.
The Democratic Party, which has trumpeted its opposition to Donald Trump’s intentions to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico in every way imaginable, and has undermined efforts to build such a wall for a decade, issued a statement in which they actually derided Trump for his inability to build it:
As far back as 2006, when Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and tons of other Democrats voted for the construction of a double-layered wall on the southern border with Mexico, the Democrats have sought to derail any wall. That year, 64 Democrats in the House approved the construction of a wall; 26 Democrats approved the bill in the Senate, including Obama, Biden, Clinton, and Chuck Schumer. The Department of Homeland Security was supposed to build roughly 700 miles of fencing along the southern border comprised of “at least two layers of reinforced fencing.” President George W. Bush signed the bill into law on October 26, 2006.
But in 2007, the Democrat-controlled Congress added an amendment to the law in a 2008 spending bill; the amendment said the wall didn’t have to be made of double-layer fencing; that allowed the so-called wall to be porous, made of single-layer pedestrian fencing or even simple vehicle barriers. Later, President Obama even had the nerve to say in a speech in 2011, “Even though we’ve answered these concerns, I’ve got to say I suspect there are still going to be some who are trying to move the goal posts on us one more time. They’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied. And I understand that. That’s politics.”
The Democrats' rip at Trump for not building the wall elicited laughter from those on the Right:
And utter bewilderment from those on the Left:
The communications director for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio:
Lily Herman, Teen Vogue:
Matt Pearce, The Los Angeles Times:
Alex Burns, The New York Times:
Adam Johnson, AlterNet:
From their tweet, you might think that the Democrats look like a dog chasing its own tail.
It is fun to watch.