A Republican’s number-one job — our overarching, maybe our only concern — is not to upset anyone — particularly protected groups. We can’t say anything about the overwhelming and disproportionate amount of black crime, black murders, etc. They say this will anger the “black community.” We can’t stand up against same-sex marriage or any LGBT cause or we’ll anger the gay community. And we darn sure can’t have anything but respect and reverence for people who cross our southern border illegally, particular Mexicans. That is certain to cause every person of Latin heritage instantly and forever to turn against us.
And Donald Trump has broken this most important commandment, for he dared to be brutally honest about what’s really happening on the border and who is making the crossing.
Here’s a quick recap:
- “When do we beat Mexico at the border? The US has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” Trump exclaimed in his now infamous speech.
- “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
- “But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people.”
- “It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably — probably — from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.”
So now the soft gooey center of the Republican Party, and the faux-conservative intelligentsia, have come out from hiding under their desks to line up against the Donald.
Former establishment standard bearer Mitt Romney told CNN: “Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans. And it’s unfortunate.” And in an obvious effort to further divide the right, the reporter followed up with, “Do you think the candidates should speak up about that?” Predictably, Romney’s reply was “I think a number of them have.”
Rick Perry called Trumps remarks “offensive,” and that “he will have to stand up and defend those remarks – I never will.” Rick Santorum kind of said nothing while saying something. Jeb said that Trump is just doing this to inflame and to incite.”
“Trump’s comments are not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive,” Marco Rubio said. “Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together – not someone who continues to divide.
And then there’s my man Ted Cruz who said: “The Washington cartel doesn’t want to address that. The Washington cartel doesn’t believe we need to secure the borders. The Washington cartel supports amnesty and I think amnesty’s wrong, and I salute Donald Trump for focusing on it.” Way to go Ted!
So really – what did Trump say that was offensive – the truth? He didn’t say all Mexicans are rapists and criminals – but there are sure enough of them. Murderers, rapists, MS-13 gang members, drug and human traffickers. Want just a few? Here’s a link.
And Marco, listen to your own remarks. “Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together.” But we are speaking of illegals, not Americans. Did you just misspeak? Was this just gibberish boilerplate or did you tip your hand?
So to heck with the whole lot of cowardly Republicans. You just showed us that nothing will be done at the border if you are elected, and that’s not acceptable.
I’m really starting to come around on The Donald. He’s still a progressive, but maybe his courage will rub off on others.