Establishment types in both parties don’t understand the sudden popularity of a Donald Trump or a Bernie Sanders. They don’t understand that what both of these men have in common is they tell the truth and they stand up for what they believe in. They both exhibit courage.
Establishment Republicans have been tripping all over themselves to lambast Trump for his comments about Mexicans, but most people realize he didn’t mean all Mexicans. Does anyone really believe Trump is a bigot who hates all Mexicans?
As inartful as his comments were, he struck a chord just as Sanders has with his honest, no holds-barred, radical socialist approach to campaigning.
The Republicans were elected in the House and the Senate to do something about the lawless administration. They ignored that mandate and have since tried to convince us they have a mandate to compromise. They think this is a normal administration and that what is happening is business as usual.
The Democratic Party is being led by the far-left and the rest go along. There is no compromising with them.
Establishment Republicans are pandering to minorities in the hopes of gaining their votes and they are losing the very people who got them into office and who could swing the 2016 election in their favor. If they want to win minority votes, all they would have to do is present a strong, honest platform that deals with the country’s problems. Minorities want the same thing everyone else wants, a good economy, jobs, a home, and I doubt they all hope for open borders and illegal immigration.
As much as I like Charles Krauthammer and Jonah Goldberg, their jumping on Trump along with the pack doesn’t serve the party. They think he’s hurting Republicans and he might be but not for the reasons they think. The main reason he’s hurting them is because he’s doing something the others fail to do.
Trump responded to Krauthammer’s and Goldberg’s comments during the Katie Tur show on MSNBC.
Republican candidates need to stop responding to the Democrats who tell them to attack Trump.
Rand Paul became popular for taking stands and not backing down. That is what Trump is doing now.
Republicans need to send the message that they will speak the truth, even if it isn’t acceptable to some. Obviously the truth isn’t that all Mexicans are a problem and most coming in do just want to feed their families and have a better life, but the truth is we have a deadly serious immigration problem in this country and we are doing nothing about that.
Donald Trump is starting to go after Common Core and lambasted Jeb Bush for his pro-Core stance. As he said, “What? He wants Washington to educate our kids now?” He also took Bush to the woodshed for his weak approach to illegal immigration, referencing his comment about people coming here illegally out of love.
People know there are a lot of drug dealers and probably terrorists and other infiltrators coming across.
The media and the pundits can rail on Trump but they can’t change peoples’ minds as much as they might try.
The more companies who drop his business unfairly and the more people who insult him, the more people he will win to his side. They’re all overreaching in an effort to dispatch him. There are some excellent candidates out there and they need to do a better job of taking on issues like illegal immigration. They might want to start talking about the Constitution and the freedoms we are losing under this administration.
Trump was on Greta Van Susteren’s show last evening and explained why he’s doing what he’s doing and why he thinks he’s popular.