Trump and the GOP Border War

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Pat Buchanan
Pat Buchanan

USA -(Ammoland.com)- In the 2016 race, June belonged to two outsiders who could not be more dissimilar.

Bernie Sanders is a socialist senator from Vermont and Donald Trump a celebrity capitalist and legendary entrepreneur and builder.

What do they have in common? Both have tapped into what the bases of their respective parties believe is wrong with America.

Bernie is the Willie Nelson of national politics, a leftist voice of a working class whose jobs and factories have been exported and whose wages have stagnated as banksters and the Davos-Doha crowd amass mammoth fortunes by playing games of three-dimensional Monopoly.

The 73-year-old Sanders may have no chance of beating Hillary. But the size of his crowds testifies that he speaks for millions.

Trump's success comes from the issues he has seized upon — illegal immigration and trade deals that deindustrialized America — and brazen defiance of Republican elites and a media establishment.

By now the whole world has heard Trump's declaration:

“When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. … They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Politically incorrect? You betcha.

Yet, is Trump not raising a valid issue? Is there not truth in what he said? Is not illegal immigration, and criminals crossing our Southern border, an issue of national import, indeed, of national security?

Women and girls crossing Mexico on trains are raped by gangs. The “coyotes” leading people illegally across the U.S. border include robbers, rapists and killers, who often leave these people to die in the desert.

State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America” by this writer in 2006 cited researcher Heather Mac Donald of Manhattan Institute. She reported that two-thirds of the 17,000 outstanding fugitive felony warrants in Los Angeles were for illegal immigrants.

As were 95 percent of 1,200-1,500 outstanding warrants for homicide.

Of 20,000 members of the 18th Street Gang operating across Southern California, 12,000 were illegal immigrants. One of the Beltway Snipers, who terrorized the D.C. area, shooting 13 and killing 10, was a 17-year-old illegal immigrant from Jamaica, John Lee Malvo.

The reaction to Trump's comments has been instructive. NBC and Univision dropped his Miss USA and Miss Universe contests. Macy's has dropped the Trump clothing line. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is talking of terminating city contracts with Trump.

The reaction of Trump's Republican rivals has been even more instructive. Initially, it was muted. But when major media began to demand that GOP candidates either denounce Trump or come under suspicion or racism themselves, the panic and pile-on began.

As The Washington Times relates, at a July 4 2015 parade in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush said Trump “doesn't represent the Republican Party or its values.

“I don't assume that he thinks that every Mexican crossing the border is a rapist. … So he's doing this to inflame and to incite and to draw attention, which seems to be his organizing principle of his campaign.”

Sen. Marco Rubio also found his voice. Trump's comments “were not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive.”

Imagine that, “divisive” politics.

Ex-Gov. Rick Perry said Trump's remarks were “offensive,” as “Hispanics in America and Hispanics in Texas, from the Alamo to Afghanistan, have been extraordinary … citizens of our country.”

But most of the Hispanics at the Alamo were in the Mexican army of Santa Anna, not under Col. Travis, and hardly “extraordinary citizens of our country” as Texas did not even belong to the USA then.

Sen. Ted Cruz on NBC's “Meet the Press” took a different stance: “I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration.”

“The Washington cartel doesn't want to address that. The Washington cartel doesn't believe we need to secure the border. The Washington cartel supports amnesty, and I think amnesty's wrong.”

Trump “has a colorful way of speaking,” said Cruz, “It's not the way I speak. But I'm not going to engage in the media's game of throwing rocks and attacking other Republicans.” Cruz might have added, “like Jeb and Rick and Marco are doing.”

What Trump has done, and Cruz sees it, is to have elevated the illegal immigration issue, taken a tough line, and is now attacking GOP rivals who have dithered or done nothing to deal with it.

Trump intends to exploit the illegal immigration issue, and the trade issue, where majorities of middle-class Americans oppose the elites. And he is going to ride them as far as he can in the Republican primaries.

In the coming debates, look for Trump to take the populist and popular side of them both. And for Cruz to stand by him on illegal immigration.

Americans are fed up with words; they want action. Trump is moving in the polls because, whatever else he may be, he is a man of action.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

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    JohnC

    Mr Buchanan, an excellent article as usual. I truly respect your insight and knowledgeable commentary. It seems that both Mr. Sanders and Mr. Trump are both ballsy enough to speak their mind, and have more intelligence than Mr Perry and more common sense than Mr Cruz. Maybe one of our candidates on one side or the other can blend some of these ideas. It would be wonderful to have a Presidential Candidate who represents the working middle class.
    Side note to Tex, you are amazing, and not in a good way.

    Loyde
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    Loyde

    Its very true what the Lord Jesus Christ said in Matt.24: 12; “because iniquity (lawlessness) shall abound, the Love of many will grow cold”. Its happening today with politicians of all sorts. We are being divided like the old Thanksgiving turkey and no one seems to give a rip. It all began in the ’60’s when the “supreme court” banned the Holy Bible from schools etc. Instead of Gods guidance now we have a bunch of idiots and self opinioned dip-stiks in DC and on the court that cant care less about a decent life style. Sodom and Gomorrha did… Read more »

    JohnC
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    JohnC

    Kinda off subject there Loyde,

    Vanns40
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    Vanns40

    We seem to have drifted off the main point which is RKBA. Trump is not what I would call a strong supporter.

    Infidel7.62
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    Infidel7.62

    The libtards can’t stand the truth and Trump tells it like it is. The libtard media is all over him for telling the truth but enough people have heard enough media lies and will be drawn to someone who isn’t afraid to tell the truth, someone with a backbone, someone not a rino.

    rappini
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    rappini

    I hope in the picture Trump was about to say F–K
    the GOP.

    2ndAmender
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    2ndAmender

    Donald Trump is definitely speaking what 99% of America is thinking. There are Mexican immigrants everywhere you look nowadays. In the South, one might expect that. I served in the military with any soldiers, as brave as any other, who were of Mexican heritage. They were proud to be American! I personally do NOT know anyone of pure Native American heritage, though I have traveled to the midwest and met many. This country is full of immigrants……..but they did it the way it was supposed to be done! The manner in which we are being SWARMED by the latest invaders… Read more »

    Ed
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    Ed

    Truth, accountability, and results trump DC bullshit every day and twice on Sunday. Plus, he can’t be bought…

    Ed
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    Ed

    Truth, accountability and results “trump” government BS every day and twice on Sunday. Plus, he can’t be bought

    RDNK
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    RDNK

    You have to give Trump credit. The man speaks his mind/the truth,and ‘political correctness’ is not in his vocabulary. Most of the Republicans running for president are so worried/scared about upsetting Hussein Obama and the liberals they are just pissants,…sheep,..not saying/doing a damn thing to save the U.S.from this flagrant tyranny ! Trump is impressing me more all the time ! Trump/Cruz or vice versa in ’16 ! It made me sick watching Romney during the debates with the african born muslim. He just didn’t want to offend the muslim for destroying our country and being labeled a racist I… Read more »

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    Tex: ‘Texas; like a whole other planet’. Buddy, you really need to ditch the meth pipe and get back to reality. You are not only an embarrassment to your state but to firearms owners in particular. Grow up or shut up.

    Loyde
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    Loyde

    By the way Who was Trump flipping the bird to ? LOL

    TEX
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    TEX

    Keep them wetbacks out of this country ! Deport the wetbacks that are in the U.S.illegally ! Its not just the mexican wetbacks either,its all the other illiegal trash (terrorists) entering the U.S.from other countries through Mexico too ! TX Gov Abbott has the Texas State Guard (not TX National Guard) monitoring the U.S. Military within the borders of Texas and reporting straight to him on any unusual activity within the borders of Texas. Texas is securing our own borders and deporting all illegal wetbacks and other terrorist related scum back down mexico way. Gov.Abbott is building a gold depository… Read more »