Before you ask, I will say "No!" to the question if I would support Donald Trump for President.
I've always seen the billionaire real estate mogul and reality show star as the living embodiment of the Simpson's character Sideshow Bob. Trump always appeared to be grabbing all the oxygen in the room for his own purposes. Politically, Trump has been all over the map on issues like health-care and abortion that he's made more flips than a cook makes at the local Waffle House.
But Trump has raised the ire of all the liberals, the open-borders advocates, the La Raza racist groups and the RINO GOP establishment for his comments about illegal aliens, saying Mexico was sending over murderers and rapists. It was reported the other day that the putrid RNC Chair Rinse Preebus privately told Trump to "tone it down."
Preebus and the GOP rightly so have every reason to be concerned and worried about Trump's rhetoric on illegal immigration. Because Donald Trump is tarnishing the Republican Party and making their brand look bad for 2016.
Yes, I said that. Donald Trump, this blowhard whose views seems to change as the wind, is hurting the Republican Party because he is showing how out of touch they are with the concerns of millions of Americans on the issue of illegal aliens, especially those who live in states bordering Mexico. Could Trump made his comments in another way? Yes, he could have phrased them differently. But there is no denying what he said about illegal immigration is resonating with Americans.
You saw it today in Phoenix, AZ.
Yesterday, Trump met with the families who have lost loved ones killed by illegal aliens.
Meanwhile, the GOP candidates like the pro-amnesty Jeb Bush, Lindsey Grahamnesty, Marco (Gang of Eight) Rubio, and (too my great disappointment) Rick Perry attacked Trump. How many of them met with families killed by illegals? How many Republicans did nothing about sanctuary cities or in-state tuition for illegals in their states?
Meanwhile, on the Democrat side, Fartin O'Malley, the clown who singlehandedly ruined Baltimore as Mayor and Maryland as Governor, defended sanctuary cities in the wake of the murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by an illegal alien.
You don't have to be a brain surgeon to see why Trump, the wrong person and the wrong candidate, is resonating with voters. Many are frustrated with how both parties ignore working Americans and our concerns. They see Democrats as always pandering to some racial, cultural and other special interest group for vote and the GOP pandering for cheap labor for their friends at the US Chamber of Commerce, even breaking the campaign promises in 2014 to fight Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty.
As much as I like Rick Perry, his attack on Trump came off as political pandering by a GOP candidate to appease the leftist media hacks, no doubt advice from the serial Sarah Palin hater Steve Schmidt and the anti-Tea Party Henry Barbour. If Perry wanted to make a legitimate attack on Trump, he should have used the flip-flop card on Trump, who bashed the loser Mitt Romney in 2012 for being "mean spritied" and "unwelcoming" towards Hispanics. Instead, Perry came off as sounding like "Shhhhh Donald, you're making the party and all of us look bad."
Well yes he is, Rick. Trump is showing how little difference there is between the GOP and the Democrats on illegals, and it may be the second coming of Ross Perot if you guys show you don't get the message by nominating a pro-amnesty candidate like Jeb, Krispy Kreme, Huckabee or Grahmnesty.