By Nicholas Stix
Trump said that there will be no amnesty, but followed that by saying that anyone who entered America illegally will have to go back to his native country and “touchback,” before he can apply to return.
If the federal government permits illegal aliens to return, then it has granted them amnesty. This is exactly what GOP amnestisiacs have called for, for years.
On gay, black supremacist Don Lemon’s CNN show last night, the American Conservative Union’s Matt Schlapp said that Trump's policy prescription was “very similar” (read: identical) to what his old boss, King George II, called for.
“Touchback," apply for re-entry, and get to return and on a “path to citizenship,” was the Bush/McCain/GOP amnesty plan. Thatr’s amnesty, plain and simple.
Even though Trump gave the racist Left what it wanted, Bakhari Sellers and Maria Cardona still vilified him as a "racist," etc., the same as they would have, had he not surrendered.
They immediately interrupted, and sought to shout down Matt Schlapp. He responded, “I waited very patiently, while you spoke.”
As far as Sellers was concerned, America has no immigration laws. “These 11 million—or 12 million people who are here quote unquote illegally…”
What’s with the scare quotes? They’re all illegal aliens, and the real number is more like 50 million.
Maria Cardona vituperated, “As an immigrant, this speech sickened me.”
She claimed that Trump had not offered Hispanics anything that would cause them to vote for him.
“If he does not do that, there is no credible path to 270.”
Do what? He just said he was going to do “that.”
I guess for her, “that” means saying that all illegal aliens can stay. But that wouldn’t help him with Hispanic voters, and would alienate his white voters.
Cardona was just concern-trolling. She’s a Democrat Party operative. What could Trump do that would possibly get a good word or a vote out of her or her ilk? Nothing. But following her malicious advice will certainly cost him the election.
And Cardona isn’t alone. I repeatedly heard last night from talking heads that Trump had gone back to his original position, from June 2015. He did nothing of the sort.
Fox News claims a poll it just did showed that Trump’s base would not be bothered by him “softening” (flip-flopping) on immigration.
I don’t believe that for a minute. Trump created his base with his tough immigration positions. The notion that his base support him, independent of his positions is a blood libel that was foisted on the public by Democrat operatives and Never-Trumper Republican operatives, who asserted that his followers were completely irrational, and that he had no positions. That was part of the “Trump is Hitler” smear campaign.
Trump developed his base through his position on immigration. Period. Millions of his supporters stayed home in 2008 and 2012, because John McCain and Mitt Romney betrayed them. The notion that they could lose through betraying GOP-leaning voters, whole Trump could win while doing so, sounds like a Bizarro World analysis to me.