Skip to comments.Trump has Republicans Whig-ing Out
Posted on 07/14/2015 10:33:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
This has been a tough few weeks for Republicans. Donald Trump is emerging as a far more complex threat to the partys future than it first appeared. It remains nearly impossible for him to win the nomination and he probably lacks the attention span for an independent run, but thats cold comfort. Viability as a candidate is not what makes him dangerous.
By loudly embracing the partys nastiest impulses, Trump threatens to topple a domino that could force the GOP into an open split and a full rebranding. Though rare, there is a precedent for this phenomenon in the Republican Partys own history. That precedent is based on a sort of political physics built into the foundations of our system. A political party in our system can survive many calamities, but once it loses the ability to compete for the White House the pressure toward dissolution is impossible to check.
Throughout our history Republicans and their forerunners have occupied the second slot in the two-party system we inherited from the British. Under the influence of Jefferson, Democrats coalesced around the interests of farmers, labor, and Southern planters against the emergence of capitalism. Led originally by Hamilton, the Federalists, Whigs, and then Republicans primarily channeled the interests of tradesman, merchants, industrialists, and professionals. Their priorities were the promotion of trade, commerce and national expansion. By virtue of these alignments, Democrats have consistently enjoyed an advantage of numbers while Republicans enjoyed better funding, a more coherent ideological platform, and far superior organization....
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Enforcing the law is nasty.
And the Supreme Court agrees.
“tough few weeks for Republicans.”
Tough for Republicans, yes. But invigorating for conservatives. I see Jeb, Marco and Christie rendered irrelevant.
Those “laws have largely been ignored for nearly 50 years. Illegal immigrants have been pouring over that border since I was a little boy.
Yes, those pro-American, pro-security, pro-economy, pro-Constitution, pro-law-abiding ideas are definitely going to sink the GOP establishment.
OMG, what will Boner, McConnell, McCain, Grahamnesty, and the rest of the GOPe do for payoffs???
Saving cities currently snowed under with drug crime, debt, and failing schools thanks in large part to the English as a second language bunch?
Negotiating agreements that don’t result in millions of American job losses?
Enforcing existing law?
The guy doesn’t know history. The GOP took the country dominantly for one reason only: under Lincoln and Seward and Stevens they unabashedly took on THE issue of the day, slavery. Trouble is today we have several issues but Trump so far the only one unabashedly taking on one of these, illegal immigration.
Ta-da! That is the only thing that can save the GOP.
Perhaps the single most dangerous tendency in an era of very, very destructive tendencies among a great segment of the population, is that which confines thinking to very, very short term concepts. We have replaced the many generational vision of the Founding Fathers, for a let's all maximize material profit over the next couple of years, and "make believe" that our posterity will be able to cope with whatever our reckless disregard leaves for them.
It may be much too early to endorse anyone for President. But I give thanks to the Almighty for Donald Trumps shaking up the morally bankrupt ostriches in our midst.
What has nearly destroyed the republican party is sycophantic capitulation to socialism and dictatorial tyranny over and over again. The sickening sight of republican leaders running from a fight has disillusioned millions of conservatives. They are flocking to become declared independant and totally stopped giving any more money because,for example, they see it going to pay black democrats in Mississippi to vote in a republican run off to support a bad establishment hack against a real conservative - McBride. This party was disintegrating long before Trump rode in. He may actuall save this party if he keeps it up.
“Nastiest impulses”? really . . .
A RINO complaining.
So if you waskelly wepublicans would just adopt the Liberal Democrat ideas, then maybe Republicans could win.
Old White Conservative vs what ? ? ? Young non-white liberals?
That isn’t the war to fight at this time.
The battle lines are government control and dependency vs freedom and self determination.
They "switch" parties and be dimocRATS. That won't be difficult since they are RINOs.
He needs to take on immigration period. Legal immigration is a bigger problem than illegal immigration. We have just had the two largest decades of legal immigration in our history. Over 30 million legal permanent immigrants have entered this country since 1990. They are taking jobs from Americans, depressing wages, using the welfare system to a much greater degree than the native born, and vote more than two to one Dem.
How can we justify bringing in 1.1 million legal permanent immigrants a year along with 640,000 guest workers annually while we have the lowest labor participation rates in 38 years and stagnant or declining wages? Trump says he loves legal immigration. Sounds like Herman Cain and his higher walls and wider gates.
Only Santorum and Walker are talking about reducing legal immigration.
And this writer is a GOPlifer.....it’s a creased pants NPR GOP
Trump should commit big time to reaching out to the black communities. Use white guilt to his advantage. If blacks march for Trump, whites will capitulate.
Every illegal is a black man out of a job. Sorry, in a knifefight there are no rules.
It’s been used against us, might as well use it for us.
Trump: “Of course, the Mexicans are fine people who are only looking for economic opportunity, but we have to enforce our laws and chose which immigrants we wish to admit. Our first consideration must always to be to provide jobs for our own citizens.”
Nope, that’s not what he said!
Why do you apologize for making a perfectly valid argument? Consider one of the essential points in Booker T. Washington's Classic Appeal to White Employers.
Is not consideration of the long-term interests of the rooted population a first consideration with respect to any policy?
Let us, once and for all, shrug off the insane tendency to apologize for putting rooted Americans ahead of an imaginary duty to some sort of world fantasy.
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