Fourth: It’s the border, stupid. Democrats find themselves in the unenviable position of being in favor of illegal immigration. The president continually outmaneuvers liberal leadership in Congress by recasting debates in unexpected ways.

The idea of shipping illegal immigrants into so-called “sanctuary cities” has exposed progressive hypocrisy on the matter. If they refuse to help the feds enforce our immigration laws, well then, let them reap what they sow. Plenty of swing voters who have a very positive view of legal immigration have a very negative view of illegal immigration, and that works in the president’s favor.