Update II: Here we go: Marco Rubio opposes repeal of birthright citizenship, contra Trump. Yup, Marco Rubio walked himself into the Trump trap. Jeb Bush also walked into the Trump trap. Result? In the Florida winner take all primary Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will split the amnesty for illegal immigration vote. Donald J. Trump takes it all as the winner.
Update: Scott Walker on Trump’s immigration plan: I oppose birthright citizenship for children of illegals too, you know. Bobby Jindal says “me too.” It’s “follow the leader” and Trump is the leader in more ways than one.
Jindal’s “me too” must hurt Ben Domenech (whom we cite in our article below) the most because Domenech race-baited Trump’s illegal immigration plan using Bobby Jindal as his foil (a photo of Trump in full Seig Heil salute is included for subtlety). Now it’s back to the race-baiting board for Domenech as Bobby Jindal follows the leader – Donald J. Trump.
Before you pass new laws you won’t enforce, enforce the law already on the books.
Marco Rubio and the political class wrote and tried to pass their “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan”. The Rubio political class “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan” was more millions of words added to the legislative and regulatory library, unread and entirely without meaning. All the millions of new words had no meaning because they would not have been enforced.
This past Sunday Donald Trump unveiled his Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan. In three words, all of which have meaning, the plan would “enforce the law.”
There is no point in passing a new law if it will not be enforced. There is no point in having a law if it is not enforced. A law that is not enforced is not a law, it is not even a suggestion. A law that is not enforced is a bunch of words devoid of meaning. That is to say, Barack Obama is the embodiment of the concept – a collection of words without meaning other than self-absorption.
Donald Trump’s detailed Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan is mostly about illegal immigration. For a candidate that has been mocked as personality “without policy details” the release of the Trump plan has rocked the political class.
Scott Walker reacted to the Trump plan. Scott Walker essentially tried to get into a custody dispute with The Donald. Scott Walker tried to claim he is the mother of Trump’s comprehensive immigration reform plan:
Gov. Scott Walker offered support for Donald Trump’s new immigration plan, comparing it favorably to policies that he has backed as Wisconsin governor.
“It’s similar to what I brought up about four or five months ago,” the GOP presidential candidate said Monday on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” when asked about Trump’s plan.
Walker wouldn’t explicitly endorse the plan when asked by host Steve Doocy if he would give it a “thumbs up,” but compared it to the plan he outlined on a March appearance on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace.
“I haven’t looked at all the details of his but the things I’ve heard are very similar to the things I mentioned to Chris Wallace on the show earlier this year,” he said.
He noted that his three major goals are to secure the border, enforce existing law and have “no amnesty” for the millions of people in the country illegally.
Walker is taking the smart route to Donald Trump. Like Ted Cruz, Scott Walker understands that the sure road to Perry Palookaville is to attack Trump and the constituency that supports Trump.
Others in the establishment political class are apoplectic with Trump. Ben Domenech calls it Donald Trump’s Clown Immigration Plan. Domenech’s critique is mostly an attack against Donald Trump personally with lots of Obama style race-baiting thrown in. Likewise Noah Rothman’s article Trump’s War on Legal Immigration a Tipping Point for the GOP is a spittle flecked paper assault against Trump “nativism” with all the embellishments from Obama style race-baiting along with pearl-clutching undie wetting cries about the destruction of the GOP brand.
Rothman’s fury includes charges that Trump would deport the Statue of Liberty back to France without the Emma Lazarus poem attached. Senator Lindsey Graham echoes Rothman with a whine, “I just hope we don’t go down that road as a party. So our leading contender, Mr. Trump, is going backward on immigration. And I think he’s going to take all of us with him if we don’t watch it.”
The political class establishment wing of the GOP agrees with Rothman when he attacks Trump:
If the GOP’s slate of 2016 candidates fails to attack this propagandist soapbox agitation masquerading as a platform, it will mark the moment when Trump finally began to rub off on the GOP. This “plan” is a road to electoral ruin. The GOP’s viable and responsible candidates would be best advised to call this inhumane and unrealistic approach to immigration reform what it is in stark terms, even at the risk of their standing in the polls and the alienation of the conservative movement’s talker class. The GOP is at risk of losing the general before it even begins.
Rothman, Graham, and the GOP establishment wing of the political class are a tad hysterical as is the entire political class that wants to export jobs abroad and lower wages at home. Byron York, asks the question the political class does not want asked, Are Trump’s immigration views out of the mainstream?:
Donald Trump set off yet another wave of anguish and frustration among Republican political elites Sunday with more provocative statements about immigration, along with the release of a Trump immigration plan influenced by the Senate’s leading immigration hawk. But there are indications Trump’s positions on immigration are more in line with the views of the public — not just GOP voters, but the public at large — than those of his critics. [snip]
Are they out of the mainstream at all? A recent academic paper, by Stanford professor David Broockman and Berkeley Ph.D candidate Douglas Ahler, suggests a majority of the public’s views on immigration are closer to Trump’s than to the advocates of comprehensive immigration reform. [snip]
“Many citizens support policies that seem to fall outside of the range of policy options considered in elite discourse,” Broockman and Ahler conclude. [snip]
It’s probably fair to say that, if Broockman and Ahler are correct, a majority of Americans — not just Republican voters, but all Americans — hold views that are consistent with Trump’s position, or are even more restrictive. Opponents like Graham portray Trump’s immigration position as far out of the mainstream, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
“Enforce the law” say Americans. “Before you pass new laws you won’t enforce, enforce the law already on the books.”
In an article about how Scott Walker is “being Trumped” by Donald Trump in Iowa we find this nugget which explains why Scott Walker wants to claim some of the parentage DNA of the Trump Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan:
Like most every other candidate in the historically crowded field, the Wisconsin governor’s standing in state and national polls has been hurt by the summer surge of billionaire Donald Trump, the party’s front-runner. [snip]
“I run into people who support him, but I think the polls reflect the fact that everyone is just struggling to get traction, outside of the three non-politicians,” said John Bloom, Republican Party treasurer in Polk County, the state’s largest.
Bloom, who is undecided in the race, was referring to Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.
He’s not ruling out the possibility of a Trump win in Iowa.
“If you had asked me a month ago, I would have said no,” he said. “But I think there is more commitment there to something. I don’t know if it’s for Trump, or this rebellion against our leadership.”
That’s so American you can bottle it and sell it at prime prices, “this rebellion against our leadership.”
“This rebellion against our leadership” is one we here at Big Pink understood immediately. Unlike the clumsy “analysis,” dare we say “stupid loser” claptrap from most other websites, we saw what was happening from the outset. And we were mocked as was Trump. Trump was also…, hey, what’s that “first they laugh at you” quote? They’re not laughing now.
As we’ve written, Trump is ahead in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, and Florida. If Trump wins Florida then Jeb Bush is vanquished and the nomination race is over with Trump as the nominee. No one else matters. It’s either Trump or Bush. No one else matters. The establishment plan to crown Bush is undone by Trump. And now the ditzes say it indeed can be Trump:
Halperin: Trump Reached ‘Turning Point,’ ‘Most’ Estab Cands Think He Can Win Nomination
Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor Mark Halperin stated that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has “reached a turning point” where the “establishment candidates” think he can win Iowa, “most” believe he can win the nomination, and “a significant number think he could win the White House” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Halperin was asked his writing that “Most importantly, we’ve reached a turning point with Trump, the major establishment campaigns of both parties now think Trump could win Iowa, and most of them think he could win the nomination, and a significant number think he could win the White House.” And that the campaigns were in “full freak out mode.”
He said, “Trump may not end up as the nominee, but right now, he’s changed the race, not just leading in the Fox poll, but coming to the fair. I’ve been to the fair with Barack Obama at his peak, Sarah Palin at her peak, with other candidates, George Bush. The reception Trump got here was not just about celebrity. I walked with him for 45 minutes after the helicopter ride, he came to the fair, and people were yelling things to him with passion. ‘Save us,’ ‘You’re the only one who can stop Hillary,’ ‘Thank you for making America great again.’ The other campaigns — the other leading Republican campaigns, monitored Trump’s behavior here. And that was part, along with the Fox poll, and along with the developments of the last couple of weeks, of them saying, as you just quoted, they now believe Trump can win Iowa.”
Host Joe Scarborough then remarked, “that really changes everything in this campaign about how they react to him.” Halperin agreed with this point.
Donald Trump says “enforce the law”. In addition Trump has additional proposals such as ending birthright citizenship. With Trump those additional laws will not be meaningless political mush talk. That’s what frightens the political class that only communicates in mush talk, not Trump English.
It’s either Trump and law enforcement, or Bush and illegal immigration non-enforcement amnesty. That’s the border fight the GOP is in.