Letting Donald Drive Into a Ditch
by Deacon Blues
It was with great glee that I saw Donald Trump launch his immigration proposal over the weekend, with the full serious treatment on "Meet the Press" and elsewhere. Because after all those years of having John Boehner allow the crazies in his caucus to demonize Mexican immigrants and block the Senate’s immigration reform proposal, the GOP now has Donald Trump as the party’s official policy maker on immigration. What does that mean?
It means that the GOP supports uprooting thousands of families who have been in this country benefitting our economy for years and sending all 12 million illegal immigrants back to their country of origin.
It means that the GOP is at economic war with Mexico, a fellow treaty signatory of the United States.
And it means that the GOP will lose the 2016 election when millions of voters of all backgrounds turn their backs on a political party that demonized them and their families just to placate an aging white base that believes the falsehoods about immigration spread by Fox News and the Tea Party.