Monday, August 31, 2015

More on trumping Trump on immigration

Like I said in the previous post below, Trump's inheritors will have to feed raw rhetorical meat to the 35% in order to win an election. And before that they will have to trump Trump to get ahead in the primaries. Along the way, the Republican party will be thoroughly slimed. AZBlueMeanie weighs in on trumping Trump. Here are some tidbits.

[Wisc. Gov. Scott] Walker, seeking to one-up Donald Trump and his "big, beautiful wall" on the U.S.-Mexico border, said he is open to building a wall along the U.S.- Canada border ...

Governor Chris Christie — is this guy still running? — who topped all of his rivals this weekend by calling for a high-tech update to tattooing identification numbers on the arms of "undesirables."

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Saturday that if he were elected president he would combat illegal immigration by creating a system to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages.
Christie said at a campaign event in New Hampshire that he would ask the chief executive of FedEx, Frederick W. Smith, to devise the tracking system.

... immigrants who are here legally, or even illegally, enjoy civil liberties under the U.S. Constitution. Do we really want to institute a high-tech version of tattooing identification numbers on the arms of "undesirables" like Nazi Germany?

The answer could very well be "yes" depending on how you define "we." Trump is bringing out the very worst of "conservative" Americans and those uglinesses are reflected in the GOP lineup.

This is what Donald Trump’s overt nativism and racism has done to the GOP field of candidates. Trump’s rivals are trying to trump him on immigration with even more offensive and outrageously extreme anti-immigration proposals.

FYI, here are GOP candidates' positions on immigration in one easy chart. h/t "Cheri", a B4AZ commenter

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