Well this should go over well. John McCain thinks Trump has “fired up the crazies”. Who does he mean? Every Conservative? Conservatives who like Trump or agree with some of what he says? Who? If anyone likes Trump, they’re crazy?
Sen. McCain has been at war with Conservatives in general and would like to push them out of the Republican party. It’s hard to imagine how Republicans will win elections without 20% of their base.
“It’s very bad,” McCain, told a New Yorker reporter on Monday when he stopped by his Senate office. The Senator is up for re-election in 2016 and is concerned about how the immigration issue is playing in Arizona. He was particularly irritated by Trump’s rally. “This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me,” McCain said. “Because what he did was he fired up the crazies.”
McCain, is a strong supporter of amnesty and what he calls immigration reform. He was a leading force for the Gang of Eight. The New Yorker reporter said McCain has been at war with the far right in Arizona for years. “We have a very extreme element within our Republican Party,” McCain said. He then noted that he was personally censured by Arizona Republicans in January of 2014 and has been fighting to push out the extremists in the state G.O.P. ever since. “We did to some degree regain control of the Party.”
By saying this, he casts a pale over every single Conservative but that is obviously okay with John McCain. He just demonized all Conservatives.
There is no doubt there are crazies and extremists in both parties. In the Democratic party, it’s the Communists and Socialists. Judging from the popularity of radical Socialist Bernie Sanders, the Democrats have more to worry about than the Republicans.
McCain thinks anyone who doesn’t want his liberal and do-nothing policies is a “wacko bird.”
Conservatives have been trying to find a replacement for McCain in Arizona which gives Sen. McCain a personal reason for painting all Conservatives with the same brush.
McCain thinks Republicans regained control from the right and his efforts to silence Conservatives are being thwarted by Trump who he says “really got them activated.”
This does explain one thing. Conservatives think Republicans are spaghetti-spined and useless do-nothings but Republicans think they are merely regaining control from crazies.
McCain then went into his transparent attempts at demonizing Trump as a liberal because he does indeed have a liberal past. McCain, however, is using it to diminish him.
In McCain’s case, he’s still a liberal and he takes at least 12 to 14 other senators with him on every decision in the Senate.
McCain admitted that there is some anger over the open border. He’s very worried Trump will have staying power and will hurt the Republicans.
Trump will definitely hurt RINOs.
McCain wants Lindsey Graham to win.
Graham told CNN on Sunday, “I think [Trump]’s a wrecking ball for the future of the Republican Party with the Hispanic community and we need to push back.” He added that Republicans “need to reject this demagoguery. If we don’t, we will lose and we will deserve to lose.”
The Republicans really believe they will win Hispanic votes by pandering to illegal immigration supporters and amnesty proponents. What will win Hispanics is what will win everyone – a strong jobs program, a well-defended limited government stand, replacing Obamacare, a good economic platform. People could support amnesty if they trusted the government to close the borders and not give amnesty to people who came here yesterday.
The reason his crazy immigration bill didn’t work is because it did nothing to close the borders for years. When Republicans put in amendments to not implement amnesty until after the borders were closed for six months, the Democrats rejected it because they too don’t trust and insist on having it their way. They have that luxury because they have the Hispanic vote for now.
McCain jabbed Rubio and said he backed away from the immigration bill but went on to praise his friend Graham again. Graham seems like a good person but he has no chance of winning.
Trump made mistakes coming out of the gate and his style is too strong for the delicate PCers. When people call him a bully it sticks. Much of what he says is factual and he certainly didn’t mean to paint all Mexicans with the same brush. There is no doubt, however, that many coming over are drug dealers and terrorists. No one will speak honestly about it but he does. There is no question that women and children coming up from Central America are being raped by the cartel members. Huffington Post reported that it’s 80% of them. No one seems to care that we are facilitating this. We won’t even talk about it.
Trump was immediately berated after his rambling announcement speech but how much of it is not true?
Trump is now leading Bush but he comes out very poorly in a matchup with Hillary, though her favorability rating is down to 39% in the latest polls. Trump’s negatives are very high at almost 50%.
There is no question he’s hurting the Republicans who aren’t looking so good anyway.
The left is calling Trump a racist and using him and his distorted words to label the entire Republican party as racist. Al Hunt said he’s a modern day George Wallace because he wants the borders closed. Dana Milbank said he’s a “rotten pig but he’s good for our business.” Others say he’s “crack” for political reporters.
Socialist Paul Krugman called him “a belligerent, loudmouth racist with not an ounce of compassion for less fortunate people. In other words, he’s exactly the kind of person the Republican base consists of and identifies with. It’s clear that the very things that Upper West Side New Yorkers find detestable about him are exactly what endear him to the Republican base, which is basically people who see in him everything — even the big red face and the yelling — that makes him their kind of guy.”
John McCain has just joined the pack. It’s ironic that in criticizing Rubio, he licked his finger and held it up to the air to test the wind. Referring to some song, he said, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.”
Politicians in general are ineffective wind testers, beholden to special interests. At least Democrats stick together. Republican wind testers try to eat their own.
Hillary is beholden to foreign countries for God’s sake!
I’ve been to Mexico. The people are lovely, the culture is rich and colorful, but anyone who thinks we are getting the best from Mexico, Central America and all the countries around the world really is naive.I’ve worked in the schools and see the programs the children need. After the cartels have had their way with them, they also need serious and expensive mental health intervention.
Many people are coming from Communist countries like China. Does it ever occur to anyone that some of these people could be infiltrators? Do people think China is our friend?
When Trump talks about trade deals, he’s correct. How much do we manufacture here? We have become a service nation that sends business to foreign countries because the foreign countries won’t sell our goods overseas in an equitable fashion. Trump’s right about that.
American politicians have allowed these countries who use slave labor to flood our country with durable goods. It is Trump who is making this part of the conversation. No other Republican has as yet.
I have no idea if Trump would make a good president and absolutely no interest in supporting or not supporting him but I am relieved to know these topics are now being discussed.
No one of reasonable mind wants bigotry, nativism, the elimination of trade but politicians must include us in an honest conversation about these issues because they are screwing up royally. If they worked as hard at free trade and limited government as they do at shutting us all up, they’d be effective. Meanwhile, Republicans are wasting time warring against their own base.