8/29/16

"The Grand Trumpian Immigration Follies of 2016"

WaPo has a pretty good article on Ol' Foot in Mouth's upcoming 'major' speech.

(snarkily snerky little WaPo side comment: "does any Trump speech fail to merit that label?")

WaPo thinks it will be another Trumpian farce:

But it is more likely that instead of clarifying his stance on mass deportations, Trump will instead try to shift the subject away from them entirely. That’s because Trump’s big lie about mass deportations — i.e., that he would carry them out swiftly and humanely, thus Making America Great Again — is falling apart. And he’s now trying to replace that lie by foregrounding another lie.

And I'm pretty sure they will be proven correct.

The author goes on:

The real reason Trump is now shifting away from mass deportations is almost too obvious to restate: It is probably alienating the college educated whites and white women — swing constituencies — that he simply must improve among if he is to have a chance at winning. And so, Trump is now downplaying this goal, by saying that his priority is to remove “criminal” illegal immigrants. The game here is to sound more reasonable to swing voters who are horrified by mass deportations and generally support mass assimilation, by projecting a recognition that not all of them are full blown criminals.

When Ol' Foot in Mouth starts going on about 'mass deportations' this is what comes to mind:




You might think that's far-fetched. It would be ... but for so many other of Ol' Foot in Mouth's utterances, and the thuggish behavior of so many of the Trumpkins (Trump's Sturmabteilung).

And, as we have seen, Trump openly encourages his Sturmabteilung to do violence:




Trump also increasingly appeals to white supremacist groups, and his supporters behave more like SA brownshirts than supporters of a political candidate in America.

So let's see how Ol' Foot in Mouth tries to deflect attention from his asinine 'plan' for mass deportations, and let's see how his more rabid supporters swallow his excuses hook, line, and sinker.

Meanwhile ...

In another time, it was 'Die Juden!'. In our time, it is 'The Mexicans!'

The difference in mindset is - at the moment - only one of degree.