Okay, I live in a state that Donald Trump has targeted for advertisements. I have seen the first one. Like the Republican National Convention, it is dark and foreboding. The ad is all about immigration. It first shows a bunch of people “running across the border” and ends with a shot of a figure in fatigues standing “guard” with his automatic rifle.
It kind of gives you the idea that under Donald Trump, we will be living in an armed camp. Without that camp, we will not be protected from those hoodlums trying to wreak havoc on our society.
The one odd thing about that add, is that they cite, in very small letters at the bottom, one of their sources for Hillary’s plan about immigration. They cite the Center of Immigration Studies. If you have never heard about this center, it is no wonder. They are a very anti-immigration group who provides “studies” of immigration policy in a very unfriendly immigrant slant.
The Center for Immigration Studies does not like any immigration at all. One of their recent articles tell us that immigrant population is over 44 million now. They even show a chart showing how quickly it has grown over the last several years.
They claim this is a danger to our country and our way of life. Remember, they are not just speaking about illegal immigration as they call it, they are talking about “all” immigrants. They love the idea of Trump’s of eliminating people of the Faith of Islam from ever coming into the country.
This group is also one of the favorite sites for “information on immigration” of Breitbart.com. Since Bannon is now the Chair of the Trump Campaign, is it any wonder that this anti-immigration group is the one source for information in their ads.
Then over the weekend, Trump has apparently decided that his vicious plan to deport 11 million people just might not be working at the polls for him. So, he has declared that the process will be “humane”. Not sure just what he means by that, but he said it.
Additionally, he is hinting that deporting 11 million people might not be all that possible. So, he is floating the idea of letting people seek “legal standing” not by going home first, but through the embassies and consulates in our country. If that is true, that is a “yuge” walk-back.
How are his ardent anti-immigrant backers going to take that news? Nativism is his hallmark for running for the office. If he back-tracks on that one fact, he would certainly lose at least some of his current supporters. Without them, he has no chance of winning.
He is supposed to be giving an immigration speech in Colorado later this week. That will be one for the books. He is either going to throw more red meat to his supporters, or he is going to “walk-back” his original rhetoric and hope his followers don’t notice.
Then yesterday, his campaign manager Kerryanne Conway said that Donald Trump does not throw “personal attacks” at anyone. She forgot to tell Donald Trump about that quote. He exploded this morning with one of his infamous tweets.
This tweet concerned the hosts of Morning Joe on MSNBC. Apparently, they are not buying the “new Donald Trump” Conway is trying to sell America.
The show returned from one commercial break to the tune of “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie,” as a clip of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus telling ABC on Sunday that Trump had a “great week” and is “getting into a groove.”
“Everything’s awesome,” Brzezinski said. “Everything’s awesome,” co-host Joe Scarborough repeated.
Brzezinski offered, “This is the part I don’t understand. You just have to look at this as an opportunity, right? You can’t pretend this is OK.”
How dare they voice their opinion against the Great Delusional Donald! He immediately sent off this tweet:
Tried watching low-rated @Morning_Joe this morning, unwatchable! @morningmika is off the wall, a neurotic and not very bright mess!”
That wasn’t enough for the Delusional One. A few minutes later he added:
Some day, when things calm down, I’ll tell the real story of @JoeNBC and his very insecure long-time girlfriend, @morningmika. Two clowns!
This not even one full day after his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway insisted on ABC News that he “doesn’t hurl personal insults.” Maybe Conway has a different definition of “personal insults” than the rest of us do.
To be fair though, we already know that Donald Trump hates the media. At least the media that don’t sing his praises from the highest mountain tops. He is the first candidate I know of that has “black listed” a dozen or more news outlets from his rallies. Even George Wallace didn’t have a black list of banned news outlets.
Finally, there was Trump’s biggest fan, Rudi Giuliani on Fox News the other day telling America that Hillary Clinton is suffering from medical and psychological illness. And, he has proof.
Go online and put down ‘Hillary Clinton illness,’ take a look at the videos yourself.
I bet he thinks the “cat playing Beethoven” on the piano is real too. Or, maybe all of those “groin hits” on America’s Funniest Videos were never staged either. But then again, no one ever accused the former Mayor of ignoring a good “conspiracy theory” when he saw one.
It seems to me that Delusional Donald has found himself in a quandary. On one hand he has to keep his “base” in tact. Yet, on the other hand he needs independents and suburban educated women to win the election. Only he is having trouble getting both to back him.
If he softens his stance on immigration, he thinks he will win over those educated suburban women. But, if he does that, he might lose many of his most ardent supporters. It is his willingness to pander to their anti-immigration love that got him this far.
So, just this weekend we have seen the “many faces of Trump”. First he is going to be “humane” in dealing with the undocumented immigrants. Then he uses an anti-immigration source for information to prove he is right about immigration.
Then he tweets out a personal attack against the hosts of Morning Joe because he doesn’t like what he saw there. That less than 24 hours after Kellyanne Conway says he doesn’t personally attack anyone.
And then, Rudi Giuliani goes on Fox and spins the conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton is mentally ill. And, of course, he uses made up internet videos to prove his point. How legalistic of the former Attorney General.
So, if after this “great week for Trump” as Reince Priebus said over the weekend you are still confused about Delusional Donald, you are not alone. He is all over the place when it comes to “running” his campaign.
At first Republicans were happy with the addition of Conway as his campaign manager. But this morning proves that she does not hold the sway they thought she might. How long can she stand to be upstaged and not listened to by her boss? I put the over and under of her staying at one month. Let’s see if I am correct.
The only thing that still amazes me is with all of this horse shit going on, how can the real Republicans still support this nut job? Maybe the answer is there are no more “real Republicans” left anymore. I guess they have all left the building.