Germans proving they're not sheeple are rejecting their mass-immigration-promoting ruling party in elections. The U.S. immigration system, in chaos, "mistakenly" gives citizenship to 800 immigrants ordered deported. Two foreign-born Islamists go on terror rampages in the United States.
Meanwhile, both President Obama and his protege and sycophant Hillary Clinton continue to push for even more migrants from terror-supporting nations.
And people wonder why GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is closing the gap or tied with Mrs. Clinton, his Democratic rival.
"If I could turn back time" is no longer just a Cher song, it's also German Chancellor Angela Merkel's regret. With Germans turning to those promising national and border security, Mrs. Merkel's party suffered what is being termed as "historic losses" in Berlin state elections.
" 'If I could, I would turn back time many, many years to better prepare myself, the federal government and all those in positions of responsibility for the situation we were rather unprepared for in the late summer of 2015,' Mrs. Merkel said," the London Daily Mail reported.
Mrs. Merkel didn't express regret at the crime and sexual assault being waged against their hosts by those entering Europe via the massive, uncontrolled immigration she invited. She didn't express regret for her actions when two of the Paris massacre terrorists used that so-called refugee system to gain access to Europe.
No, like most politicians she expressed regret when her policies were going to affect her power and influence. Mrs. Merkel, like most western leadership, is finding her people aren't sheeple.
In the meantime, the United States suffered multiple terror attacks the weekend after the Sept. 11, 2001, anniversary. A foreign-born Afghan is suspected of placing multiple bombs around New York and New Jersey, with one explosion causing 29 injuries. This terror suspect's father was an asylum seeker, and the son/terror suspect was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 2011 even after he returned from a visit to an area in Pakistan known as a Taliban stronghold.
We are now learning that the FBI at one point investigated the New York bombing suspect after his own father called expressing concern his son was a terrorist. Yet, as with the Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen, whatever the federal law enforcement did, it allowed these men to remain free and operate with obvious impunity.
The suspected terrorist who stabbed nine people in St. Cloud, Minnesota, was a part of the massive Somali refugee community in that state. As this newspaper noted last year:
"Many of the refugees settle near the Twin Cities, with Minneapolis being dubbed 'Little Mogadishu' after the capital of Somalia. This population is also being targeted by Islamist terror organizations like the Islamic State and al-Shabab, a Somalia-based group with links to al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials. Among Minnesota-based Somali-Americans, American converts to Islam or Somali refugees, there have been numerous convictions for various levels of collaboration with Islamist terror groups, plus reports of fighting with al-Shabab or other Islamist groups," Kelly Riddell of The Washington Times reported.
This immigration and terror chaos inflicted on western societies by its leadership, including here in the United States, is all too evident. Despite this, Mr. Obama continues to call for even more "Syrian" refugees to be admitted to the United States. The president is now pushing for 110,000 more "refugees" to be admitted in 2017. Mrs. Clinton has expressed her intention to bring in even more.
It's one thing if a nation had a functional immigration and vetting system, but the United States certainly does not. We don't even take particular notice when suspicious travel is engaged in as was the case with the San Bernardino terrorists and now in the case of the New York bomber.
How feckless is the Department of Homeland Security on the issue of immigration and national security?
USA Today said: "More than 800 immigrants who had been ordered deported were mistakenly granted U.S. citizenship because of gaps in fingerprint recordkeeping, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General reports. The immigrants were from 'special interest' countries and had previously been ordered deported or removed from the U.S., the report said. But the immigrants beat the system by simply using another name or birth date to apply for citizenship."
What are special-interest countries? Those with ties in one form or another with terrorism. So here we have likely illegal aliens from terrorist nations who not only gamed the system to avoid deportation, we then granted them citizenship.
Mrs. Clinton promises more of the same. Mr. Obama is desperate to have Mrs. Clinton elected because he, too, wants this madness to continue. We can ask the people of New York, St. Cloud, Orlando, San Bernardino, and every town and city in this nation if they want this chaos to become the "new normal." We'll have the answer on Nov. 8, and we will likely see more politicians than just Angela Merkel wishing they could turn back time.
• Tammy Bruce, author and Fox News contributor, is a radio talk show host.