Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has done it again. In using already-appropriated government funds to fly 48 illegal alien Venezuelan migrants from San Antonio, Texas, to the tony blue enclave of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, DeSantis has once again demonstrated his mastery of the political game. For at least the second time this year, with the first being his bringing The Walt Disney Company to heel when that company badly erred and picked an unwinnable fight over gender ideology, DeSantis has highlighted for all his sound judgment, shrewd political instincts and ability to frame the national political narrative to his liking.
The situation at America’s southern border is nigh catastrophic. As of earlier this week, in fiscal year 2022, U.S. Border Patrol has encountered more than 2.4 million illegal aliens. That is substantially higher than the previous record, set—you guessed it—just last fiscal year, when Border Patrol encountered just under 2 million illegal aliens. Fiscal year 2022, incidentally, isn’t even over. Prominent border towns such as Del Rio, Texas; Eagle Pass, Texas; and Yuma, Arizona have been completely besieged by the murderous transnational criminal cartels who now de facto control the U.S.-Mexico border. Those cartels are taking advantage of the Biden administration’s gross negligence, flooding the border with unvetted migrants and the de facto chemical warfare that is (usually Chinese-manufactured) fentanyl….