Trump’s Stand on Illegal Immigration Enrages Republican Establishment
This is not a brief for Donald Trump, whose attacks on his critics are becoming increasingly bizarre.
But the GOP establishment was furious with The Donald long before he mocked Sen. McCain’s war record. The billionaire’s sudden popularity shows just how much the conservative base despises the leadership of the Republican Party and how desperate they are for someone to shout the truth that illegal immigration is destroying America.
Not long after Trump made his murderers-and-rapists remark, the RINO Empire struck back. Karl Rove – who thinks Romney was brilliant in 2016 – says Trump has the ability to “tarnish the GOP brand.” McCain charged that the entrepreneur of neckwear “fired up the crazies” at his Phoenix rally. Sen. Lindsay Graham called Trump “a wrecking ball” for the future of the GOP. McCain and Graham are half the Republicans of the amnesty-pushing Gang of Eight.
Jeb Bush, who once called illegal immigration “an act of love,” decried Trump’s “rhetoric of divisiveness.” The governor doesn’t understand that that’s what wins elections: you divide those who share your agenda – assuming you actually have one – from those who don’t. Barack Obama won the presidency twice by being constantly on the attack – by being divisive.
His stock started to soar when Trump said: “We have drug dealers coming across (our southern border), we have rapists. We have killers. We have murderers.” Undeniably true, but not standard Republican rhetoric, which goes something like this: “Illegal immigration may in some way be related to our crime problem. But please don’t take offense at this observation, which isn’t intended to stigmatize those who come here illegally.”
The connection between the hordes streaming across our borders and violent crime is so obvious that to deny it takes a strenuous act of will. They come from cultures far poorer and more violent than our own. So it stands to reason that we’re getting what – CPAs, registered nurses and engineers?
- Illegal aliens (or “undocumented workers” in amnesty-speak) constitute 25% of the federal prison population.
- They account for 95% of all outstanding warrants for homicide in Los Angeles County and as many as two-thirds of fugitive felony warrants.
- Every year, on average, 75,000 illegals are arrested for drug offenses.
- According to the Center for Immigration Studies: “State and local sanctuary policies caused the release of more than 6,000 criminal alien offenders sought by ICE for deportation in 276 jurisdictions around the country over an eight-month period.” One was the man arrested for the murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco on July 1.
- In her new book, “Adios, America: The Left’s Plan To Turn Our Country Into A Third World Hellhole” (Don’t you wish she’d tell us what she really thinks?), Ann Coulter writes: “In June 2014, immigration officials in California decided to round up what sounds like an extremely narrow category of immigration violators: previously deported illegal aliens who had been convicted in the United States of sex crimes and were living in the Los Angeles area. Within three days, they had arrested 31 people who fit that description. … That same month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted raids in six states not known for having large illegal alien populations –Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Missouri. They netted 297 illegal immigrants, nearly 80% of whom had been convicted of crimes in the United States, including aggravated battery of a child, sexual assault of a minor, solicitation of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, battery and domestic abuse.”
Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could have fought Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty-by-executive order. They could have refused to fund Homeland Security until the president stops ruling by imperial decree. (What’s the sense of having DHS when the gates are wide open to criminals and terrorists?) Instead they shook their heads sadly and allowed POTUS to continue dismantling America.
Now, Obama has decided to bypass Congress completely and take his genocidal Iran treaty to the United Nations, as if the Constitution gave the UN the power to ratify treaties entered into by the United States. What will the cool, calm, deliberative men of the Republican leadership do about it?
Instead of passing a bill giving themselves a power they already have (but which can only be exercised with a super-majority), which Obama will ignore anyway, they could have used the power of the purse. They could have used impeachment. They could have used their bully pulpits to expose a presidential dictatorship dressed up in bureaucratic jargon (“prosecutorial discretion,” “executive action”). Instead, we’ll get measured, nuanced rhetoric while the world spins ever closer to a nuclear Iran intent on annihilating the “infidels,” which we will help to fund.
Like the Democrats, RINOS have a stake in maintaining the status quo. For Democrats, illegal aliens are voters. For establishment Republicans, they’re cheap labor for their deep-pocket donors.
Ted Cruz’s autobiography, “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America,” shows how cowardly and corrupt the GOP leadership is.
In the introduction, the Texas Senator describes how he was vilified by his own party for opposing the 2014 increase in the debt ceiling without accompanying fiscal constraints. Cruz noted that, by that point, Obama had increased the national debt from around $10 trillion to around $18 trillion. Why should Republicans in Congress just roll over, he asked? Because they’re more afraid of the president and the liberal media than their own base.
The Senate Republican Conference wanted to give the president the “clean bill” he demanded – raising the debt ceiling without any concessions from the administration. There were only two holdouts, Cruz and Utah Senator Mike Lee. Even though he knew it would fail, as a matter of principle and to put the American people on notice, Cruz filibustered the measure, whereupon he became the focus of Republican rage which should have been directed at Obama.
“Unnamed Republican sources” told Capitol Hill publications that Cruz was a “fraud,” “a hypocrite,” “a wacko bird,” who came to Washington to “throw bombs,” grab headlines and “fundraise” – all for the unpardonable sin of actually believing what he said on the campaign trail and acting on it once in office.
Wall Street Republicans like Rove think it really doesn’t matter what they do – or don’t do – in office. They believe they can maintain their power every two years by warning conservatives that the end of the world is at hand – that if the Democrats win they’ll grab their guns, levy confiscatory taxes and legalize trans-species dating. True, but Republicans will do nothing to stop them.
They’ve been running this scam for years. That it hasn’t worked in four of the last six presidential elections has yet to sink in.
The conservative base is in open revolt. There are honorable Republicans in Washington to be sure. But for conservatives, viewing the Congressional leadership of both parties increasingly looks like the scene at the end of Orwell’s “Animal Farm” – “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which” – other than the rhetoric.
First published at GrassTopsUSA.com
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