A challenger appears… frightened!
For the first part of this campaign Trump was called to the mat because he wouldn’t swear fealty to the GOP crown. Then he agreed, tentatively, to not run an independent campaign. Now that he’s still the frontrunner the problem with Trump is… well if he’s nominated they don’t want him! First it was just rumors of elites but now even random keyboard jockeys at Red State are threatening to support Hilary Clinton over Donald Trump. I have news for you, Ben Howe, if you’d go further than sitting out to support Clinton over Trump you are not a conservative of any sort. You are, however, a despicable coward.
During the height of the George W. Bush administration, immigration reform became one of his stated goals. He was squishier than the conservative base, but seemed to genuinely believe he could push for a system which would expel illegals that had committed crimes beyond their illegal entry, while finding a way for those already here illegally to become at minimum, taxpayers who weren’t hiding.
I recall some of the arguments I made against his proposals.
He then lists the standard complaints, like that they already have broken the law, that it isn’t fair to others trying to come here legally. Basically he tries to establish his cred on immigration for the bozos that still read Red State with regularity.
I’m sure you’ve heard a great deal of these arguments as well over the years. I don’t hold all of them anymore and have found more than my share of nuance and asterisks among some of those bullet points.
“I’m now squishy on the issue.”
Once Donald Trump entered the field of candidates and appointed himself the voicebox of all those who had slowly distorted those rational anti-illegal immigration arguments, things went from cartoonish to apocalyptic.
Now we have an enormous group of people, claiming to represent the base of the Republican party, who won’t admit they are xenophobic while at the same presenting every argument a xenophobe would argue.
Apocalyptic? Hyperbolic much? Let’s see what he objects to!
(Also, xenophobic — because we are always either afraid or hateful!)
They don’t want to simply prevent illegal aliens. They want shut down all immigration.
I would certainly argue for a permanent end to immigration if the immigrant has no job. The dole is weighed down enough, thank you. Also, this isn’t true of most people. Though there is a case to be made for also limited Muslim immigration.
They don’t want to enforce existing immigration laws and end catch and release. They want to send out the paddy wagons and literally round up 11 million people for mass deportation.
What is the threshold for people to commit a crime before we decide to stop punishing them for it? If me and 10,999,999 other people decide to start manufacturing NFA weapons, are we going to be forgiven because — are you going to send out the paddy weagons and literally round up 11 million people for mass arrest?
They don’t simply believe illegal aliens committed a crime by coming here. They believe illegal aliens are criminals and rapists by nature.
This is blatantly a lie except for a few loud yahoos. However, to deny the prevalence of sexual assaults by illegal aliens is a disgusting, sexist, rape-apologist thing to do. Why is Ben Howe being a rape apologist? Close to every other day there’s an illegal immigrant caught that was previously arrested for rape or child molestation. They get deported and guess what: they come back.
They don’t simply believe sovereignty is vital to America’s future. They believe it is the only issue worth considering, all the way to the point of being willing to elect a known liar with a liberal background who would destroy the GOP and dismantle conservative gain, all because he’s “tough on immigration.”
“A nation without borders isn’t a nation.”
Also, this is rich coming from a crybaby twit saying he’d support known liar and socialist Hilary Clinton.
And just for good measure, they’ve given new life to the birther movement, this time for Senator Ted Cruz.
Better to handle it now than in October or November. And Cruz is still in my top three candidates.
Donald Trump is the embodiment of this evolution. The result of a decade of people finding their voice online, shouting at the top of their lungs, and creating the need for a character that Trump was more than willing to play.
No, Donald Trump is the result of decades of the Establishment and twits like this shafting the American people for their own ends, turning on conservatives in a heartbeat for a pat on the head and a nickel from the Democrats and the media. Virtue signaling about how they can’t be as bad as the rest of us. Go fuck yourself, Howe. People are mad as hell and they haven’t been listened to for years. Ever since the first attempt at amnesty during the Bush years people have been mad about this issue. I’m not even one of them — I didn’t care, until pretty recently. It wasn’t one of my issues.
Guess I flip-flopped in Howe’s eyes, but in reality I just woke up.
Until we have enough jobs for Americans I don’t know why it is so awful to stop bringing in more workers to lower the average wage. Ted Cruz’s ad with the bankers, lawyers, and reporters crossing the border was damned insightful, but Howe can’t admit that Cruz is closer to Trump than he is to Rubio or Howe himself.
This disenchanted “base” was so upset with the Establishment and their attempts to go soft on immigration policy, that they latched on to Trump’s brash attitude early on, declaring him the only hope.
Yeah, we’re tired of wimps.
To call it detrimental to the party, to conservatism, to the nation as a whole, is an incredible understatement. This is a guy who finds more in common with Vladimir Putin than he does with Megyn Kelly.
What a goddamned stupid comparison. First of all, Trump and Putin are both men of power, and Kelly is a talking head. If Putin had come out swinging don’t think for a second Trump would just lie there and take it. If he did he’d be named Jeb.
For a long time now, the media has attempted to present the Republican Party as a group of racist xenophobes who hold no real devotion to principles as much as they do to enriching cronies.
And virtue-signaling cuckservatives have done their goddamn best to aid and abet that stereotype by declaring war on their own allies.
To top it off, I’ve seen nothing that indicates he would have better economic ideas, better foreign policy ideas, more honesty, or more transparency, than Hillary Clinton.
This is what we’re up against, folks. The woman behind Benghazi and partially responsible for the pig’s breakfast that is the middle east right now is just as good on foreign policy as Donald Trump. The woman that wants to raise taxes on everything that moves is better on economics than Donald Trump.
Let’s be clear: I think Hillary Clinton would be equally detrimental.
This is what we’re up against. Why support her, then?
So in a situation where two devils are my only option, where I’m certain the outcome of 4 years will be bad for the country, where I’m positive the party responsible for nominating them will be held accountable and suffer the wrath of voters for years to come… I choose to let the other party take the hit.
In other words, in four years his cucky candidate can run again if Hilary wins.
If you vote for him just because that R is next to his name or just because you believe (with no evidence) that he will keep his work on his immigration policy prescriptions, then you are the definition of a RINO.
If you oppose him just because you believe (with no evidence) that he will “keep his work” on his immigration policy presecriptions, then you are the definition of a cuckservative. (Full disclosure: I do not identify as a Republican, so the RINO insult is a dud.)
(Also, if the pictures of the bald guy when you Google “Ben Howe” are him, I’d recommend he get his T levels checked.)
If you want to help defeat Cuckservatives, and the Cucklord General, you should buy The Boots Are Red because it’ll hurt their sensitive feelings.