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