THIS IS A DISTASTER!!!
That was respected conservative “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough’s take on the Republican Party’s latest sojourn down the rabbit hole.
The festivities began Sunday when frontrunner Donald Trump unveiled his immigration policy on “Meet the Press.” In a 1900 word position paper Mr. Trump reiterates his call for strengthening our border security. He advocates building a wall along our southern border; which he promises under his leadership will be at Mexico’s expense.
Then Mr. Trump goes where that no Republican with presidential ambitions has dared to go. Mr. Trump calls for the mass deportation of all 11 million immigrants here illegally including all of their children...EVEN THOSE CHILDREN WHO WERE BORN WITHIN OUR BORDERS.
Translation: Mr. Trump’s position on immigration reform is to repeal the birthright provision under the fourteenth amendment of the constitution which grants automatic citizenship to anyone born within our borders. Mr. Trump claims that the 14th amendment along with other related federal statutes are the driving force behind the country’s illegal immigration problem.
Trump’s announcement forced his opponents in the race to once again find themselves in the uncomfortable position of having to address an issue better left unsaid. Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie tacitly supported Trump’s position. Jeb Bush, looking like he would rather be anywhere than running for president, dismissed Trumps plan saying: “his plan, if that’s what they’re calling it, needs to be grounded in reality. We need to stop focusing on all the things that are wrong and start focusing on the solutions.”
A few days ago you had Marco Rubio, considered by many the Republican’s “Candidate of the Future” calling for legislation that would make abortion illegal with no exceptions; even in the case of rape, incest or the health of the mother. Now you have the Republican frontrunner calling for the mass deportation of all illegals including children born within US borders.
If you want to win elections...ticking off women and Hispanics may not be the way to go.
It should be noted that nowhere in this conversation did any of these allegedly fiscally conservative Republican candidates mention that the deportation of 11 million illegal immigrants would cost over $10 trillion dollars and crash economy.
Hillary Clinton is stumbling badly with “Emailgate.” This should be an opportunity for Republicans to make some headway in national conversation.
Instead Donald Trump is framing the narrative and the supposed “legitimate” candidates are stumbling and bumbling to keep up.
Scarborough is right! If you are a Republican…
THIS IS A DISASTER!