“The sense that we are losing control of our own country, by the design of politicians, is creating a fury”
William A. Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection says out loud what everybody’s thinking:
I wrote that in July 2015 about how Trump alone among candidates at the time understood the power of the illegal immigration issue: “Illegal immigration and open borders have made voters increasingly angry because they reflect the growing lawlessness of society and the willingness of Republicans to capitulate to leftist identity politics.”
I wrote this at National Review on July 13, 2015, about how Trump alone among Republican candidates at the time recognized the growing fury at illegal immigration. At that point Trump was polling in the teens, and no one gave him a chance, but he saw what no other Republican in that cycle saw, Trump’s Lesson: Voters Are Furious about Illegal Immigration.
Donald Trump has rocketed to the top, or near the top, of the Republican-primary field by focusing on illegal immigration and border security…. Trump is in the driver’s seat, and his vehicle is the lawlessness reflected in our failure to control illegal immigration in general, and violent illegal-immigrant criminals and gangs in particular….
The media fell all over itself to denounce Trump, as did many Republican candidates and pundits. Trump was called incendiary, insensitive, a clown, not serious, damaging to the Republican “brand,” not what “we” are about, and so on….
Some claim that the rate of murder and crime by illegal immigrants is no higher than for those here legally, but that’s an obfuscation. Any murder or crime by an illegal immigrant is one too many, because that person should not be in our country in the first place….
Sure, Trump mentions other issues such as trade, but it is illegal immigration that motivated at least several thousand people to turn out for what was supposed to be a modest campaign stop in Phoenix. One section in Trump’s Phoenix speech jumped out at me as capturing especially well what is happening on the ground:
When I started . . . I didn’t think the immigration thing would take on a life like it has. I made some very tough statements about people flowing through, because that’s one of the things, to make our country great again, we have to create borders, otherwise we don’t have a country [italics added].
Any Republican who doesn’t understand what Trump was getting at is hopelessly out of touch with the most motivated portion of the electorate, Republican and otherwise.
Illegal immigration and open borders have made voters increasingly angry because they reflect the growing lawlessness of society and the willingness of Republicans to capitulate to leftist identity politics. The sense that we are losing control of our own country, by the design of politicians, is creating a fury — and an opening for a politician willing to recognize that the problem poses an existential threat to our own freedoms.
If Republicans consider Trump a danger to the Republican party in the 2016 general election, then they should start by feeling the people’s pain over illegal immigration, standing with the victims, and looking in the mirror — not at Donald Trump.
My point still rings true, perhaps more true now that Joe Biden has opened the border and encouraged mass illegal migration. Trump still understands, and so does Ron DeSantis who has been very aggressive in Florida against illegal immigration. I don’t think the Republican establishment gets it yet.
Your Irascible Correspondent is convinced that the Republican establishment gets it, alright. Funded as they are by the donor class they feel quite safe stiff arming the Republican base because the bennies from the donors are far more important to them than the support of the rank and file. All the rank and file can ever do for them is vote in elections, whereas benefits from the donors are more tangible. All the while they mouth their conservative platitudes to pacify the great mass of Republicans they are laughing up their sleeves knowing full well that they will be rewarded when they honor the secret deals they have made with the donors. What the donors want the donors get, the voters be damned.
What the donors want is their wealth and status protected and augmented. That means playing along with that wholly owned subsidiary of Communism International known as the Democrat Party. This is known as the Scissors Strategy, where a controlled opposition feigns resistance thereby simulating legitimacy for both parties. In fact they are really one party in different uniforms playing an exhibition game for the world. The Republican establishment plays the Washington Generals to the Democrat Harlem Globe Trotters.
In just under two weeks Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steele will address the GBRA at the La Crescenta Women;s club. This is a perfect time to express your concerns about and hopes for the future of the Republican Party in Los Angeles County, California and the nation. So many former Republicans and Conservatives that generally supported the GOP have fallen by the wayside in despair. These unfortunate souls have surrendered, made themselves irrelevant and accepted their status as victims of tyranny. Don’t be among them!
In this post I am expressing my First Amendment right of #FreeSpeech
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