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Donald Trump Continues To Harm Republican Party With Racist Anti-Immigrant Rants

April 29, 2016

There is hardly a more harmful paragraph for the Republican Party in today’s press than the one appearing in The Los Angles Times.

After weeks of toying with efforts to tone down his rhetoric, Trump’s kickoff rally for California’s June 7 primary was more in line with the initial declaration of his candidacy last June, when he accused Mexico of sending rapists and drug dealers into the United States.

While the short-term thinkers are now in control of the Republican Party it is the ones with a real sense of politics and a long-term interest in their party who are left shaking their heads.   The damage being done to the GOP from the uneducated boobs is almost incalculable.

The nation’s changing demographics that are resulting in the rise of a new voter class of Hispanics and Latinos while the shrinkage of the white male voter base continues points to the total absurdity of Trump’s words.   In addition the simplicity of Trump supporters who have no ability to ponder the larger implications of such racist rhetoric makes for the true GOP party members to wonder what will happen to their party.

Just this week it was announced registration among Hispanic voters is skyrocketing.  The projection is that 13.1 million Hispanics will vote nationwide in 2016, compared to 11.2 million in 2012 and 9.7 million in 2008.

Donald Trump is a fool–but so are the uneducated who urge him on.

Is it any wonder that a new Pew Research survey finds 62% of Americans have an unfavorable impression of the Republican party compared to 33% who view the party favorably.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Latanya permalink
    August 17, 2016 1:02 AM

    that’s good, thanks for sharing,.. I think this is great blog

  2. tom permalink
    May 2, 2016 7:45 AM

    Lol! I’m confused. So if there were not immigrants, wages would go up and the prices for goods would necessarily increase (and this is bad). On the other hand, we need to raise the minimum wage–as even HC and Bernie propose–so high that even a newsie could support a family of four, and the prices for goods would necessarily increase (and this is good)?

    The chamber of commerce which represents employers certainly likes lower wages–or, at least wages tied to market rates according to skills. This is not the same position as employees have. Stronger competition for low skilled positions makes it harder for them to succeed. They are very angry at the moment, about this.

  3. April 30, 2016 7:17 PM

    The compromise bill that passed the Senate was tough. solid, and sensible. So were the ideas advanced by Bush 43.

    The vast majority of Americans do benefit every day from immigrants and the labor they provide. To pretend otherwise is to miss what every chamber of commerce knows to be true. The cost for goods and services that you and every other American would pay would increase if the costs of hiring (even if such labor could be found) citizens was required, Have you been to the Dells, as an example during the summer months. Why do they import labor? Have you traveled the CA farm belt and chatted with folks about the needs for immigrants? I think you miss the large need in the nation for some narrow partisan spin.

  4. tom permalink
    April 30, 2016 3:06 PM

    immigration policy should not be used for short term gain or long term gain by either party, Deke. Democrats pander to (mostly latin American immigrants) simply because they think they are willing democrat voters. Nobody is too stupid to believe otherwise. They are just one more voter block. Likewise, immigration policy should not be used to offer some kind of band-aid to cover the fact that much of central and south america is a swamp of corruption, The world is a swamp, and I fail to see how proximity gives certain groups preference and deference and a free pass to cross our boarders illegally.

    It is the constitutional duty of the federal government to secure our borders AND to administer a fair immigration policy which serves American interests first–not democratic or republican interests. I know you will wrap yourself in all kinds of high minded and good natured self congratulations now–the type one can feel in the safety of the delicate and quaint Marquette neighborhood, but the clear fact is that a large majority of Americans–especially in the “working class”– have not benefited from almost unrestrained migration across our boarders. More low skilled workers–many or whom have a better work ethic than our own citizens, sadly–do depress wages and create increased competition. This is pretty much “settled science” as you leftys like to say.

    In the end, I agree that both Reagan and the first Bush had the right heart when it came to this issue. But while they made some of the right moves, they never secured the border to bring some long term order and clarity to the problem. If Obama were to take any real steps to secure the border, I’m sure he would find plenty of support, but he would rather have a political issue to toss around. Its just that simple.

  5. April 30, 2016 9:08 AM

    Once again you are wrong. Here are the facts.

    A strong bi-partisan bill emerged from the U.S. Senate in 2013 that dealt with immigration reform. I very much supported that bill. When it was sent to the House where the dysfunctional Republican members reside there was no movement on the matter. Given how the vast majority of congressional districts are drawn so that 70% of them have only small percentages of Hispanics means there is little incentive for most Republicans to deal with this issue in a realistic fashion.

    FURTHERMORE whatever I have said about President Bush (43) one thing should not be missed. Bush for all his other failings had a strong grasp on the need to repair damage created by the hostile nature often exhibited by too many of his fellow Republicans against those with brown skin. I STRONGLY supported his attempts at reform during his second term, and his fellow Republicans would have been smart to have followed him on the issue.

    Those are the facts, and once again your assertions in your comment are just wrong.

    I have been watching with amusement for many years the way most conservative elements of the GOP have used immigration for short-term gain. The fact they are sowing seeds that will produce long-term pain for their party, and a continuing legacy of dreadful policy options, seems not to be of concern to people like you.

  6. April 30, 2016 6:46 AM

    It’s not immigration he is talking abut it is about the illegal invasion of our country he is talking about. I just love ho liberals want more laws to end gun violence but want to ignore the laws regarding howw people immigrate to this country.

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