There's got to be a better way than what the President is doing. There's got to be. He's unified the Democrats and terribly divided the GOP -- a greater division than on other recent issues. This border situation is like a keystone cop version of Rahm Emanuel never wanting to let a crisis go to waste. The staff can't get on the same page. The Homeland Security Secretary and Attorney General are contradicting each other. The shadow chief of staff is on national television "whomp whomping" a child with Down Syndrome being taken by the feds. Yes, I realize the Democrats are using a Down Syndrome child they don't think should even be alive as a political prop. But the GOP is making it easy for them.
If the President and Stephen Miller want to create a crisis and then not waste it, they need to do some better advance work to get all the White House staff on the same page. They have yet to muster a serious defense and Republicans in Congress are clamoring for a fix.
The only way this turns for the GOP is if congressional Republicans offer a clean fix to keep families together and the Democrats reject that. Then suddenly this is on the Democrats. Get on it.