By Bob Bennett
The upcoming Fox News debate is all-important for Republican presidential hopefuls. Fox will choose ten candidates by averaging 5 polls “conducted by major, nationally recognized organizations that use standard methodological techniques.” The word from Breitbart is this will be done August 4th.
So, it’s all-important that Americans be able to make an intelligent decision now, so that polls in the next couple of weeks will reflect voters’ knowledge of the candidates.
If we exclude the far-Left types, Americans of all colors and backgrounds agree with conservatives, whether they know it or not. The candidates expressing coherent conservative views are the ones voters should focus on; wasting time on RINOs will only skew the polls, and result in giving us yet another loser for a candidate. Let’s take a look at four candidates you can easily eliminate.
To most Americans, the idea of an open southern border is disgraceful and deranged. The spectacle of an American president giving amnesty to 5 million illegals, allowing them to work, and collect thousands in tax refunds through the Earned Income Tax credit is an act of madness—particularly when millions are out of work or forced to work part time.
To the average American, illegal aliens—often seen on television, protesting for their imaginary rights, or benefiting from a judge’s largesse in banning American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo—are infuriating, cheeky lawbreakers.
Enter Donald Trump, who’s spent his adult life with a direct connection from brain to mouth: He speaks what he thinks; he doesn’t use a teleprompter, he (obviously) didn’t run to an advisor and ask “How can I stay safe, when I give my announcement speech?” Trump:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with [them]. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”
Immediately, the political jackals and hyenas among the candidates gathered, sensing possible vulnerability. They instinctively mimic the drivel of the left, in the vain hope that they might learn the secrets that enable Democrats to best them time and time again. This occasion was no exception.
Candidates Perry, Christie, Rubio and Huckabee all criticized Donald Trump for his statement, forgetting that America was witnessing their groveling before the very illegals that have us all screaming at our televisions, night after night. The clue they missed was, Trump is near the top of the polls because he echoed what Americans feel.
Perry said Trump does not represent the Republican Party. He pulled the classic scam of conflating Hispanic citizens with illegal aliens—the latter being what Trump was talking about. “Hispanics in America, … in Texas, from the Alamo to Afghanistan,” he said, “have been extraordinary people, citizens of our country and our state,” said Perry, peering through those geeky glasses, “and they have served nobly. [Emphasis mine.]” If he’s talking about citizens, what have they to do with Trump’s statement?
In 2001, he signed the Texas DREAM Act giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition for Texas, and still supported it, ten years later. In 2010 Rick Perry spoke before the radical La Raza’s Annual Conference, and criticized Arizona’s tough immigration law. Video
Discoverthenetworks.org says this, of La Raza: “La Raza lawyers have waged a relentless assault on local and national efforts to enforce existing American immigration laws by promoting “sanctuary city” policies that prevent police from checking the immigration status of criminals, verifying resident status in the workplace, or securing the nation’s borders.”
Christie—master of the inappropriate utterance, declared, “The comments were inappropriate and have no place in this race.” In his estimation, the president’s unlawful amnesty of 5 million illegals and greatly reducing border enforcement should not be brought up in the campaign. We can instantly see what kind of candidate he’d make. Add in that Christie told Christian conservatives that “compromise is not a dirty word.”
If you’re still not convinced, recall that, in his keynote speech before the 2012 RNC, he never mentioned the name “Barack Obama.” On the very eve of Election Day, he felt compelled to administer a bear hug to Obama. This must’ve been singularly unpleasant for Obama, but never mind.
Rubio called Trump’s remarks “offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive; a candidate should “bring people together.” They were divisive, alright: Trump divided non-citizens from citizens—that’s what really counts. Then there was Rubio’s failed effort with the Gang of 8, some time ago, to make a path to citizenship for illegals.
We should also keep in mind that he was one of those who criticized Michele Bachmann for sending letters to the State Department, Homeland Security and others warning of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “deep penetration” into the U.S. government; four other patriots signed the letters with her. Since she mentioned Huma Abedin, Hillary’s right-hand woman, those Republicans who thought they’d better cover their butts, because Muslims are a protected group, stood up for Huma—whom Frank Gaffney had definitively outed.
Jeb Bush, who once famously said illegal immigration is an act of love, commented “[Trump’s] views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think.” Read: what RINOs think. Jeb’s dossier includes the following, as I previously reported: He championed the mind-dumbing, sex-drenched Common Core education standards—universally condemned by conservatives, detested by parents in forty-six states.
Jeb also teamed up with [despicable open-borders advocate] Rep. Luis Gutierriez (D-IL) as keynote speakers at the pro-amnesty National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference’s (NHCLC) annual convention.
Responding to Trump, Huckabee said people who come from Latin America are “some of the hardest-working people … and some of the most conservative, family-oriented and faith-based people I’ve ever witnessed.” Note that he, too, lumped legally present Hispanics with illegals, falsely claiming Trump had “besmirch[ed] all the people who come here.”
He’s quoted by KFOR News as saying “that if illegal immigrants ‘want to be part of the American dream’ and share the country’s flag, culture and language, their motivations are the same as early immigrants to the country.”
Huckabee fails to mention that the early immigrants to America came here legally, through a process.
Truth be told, Trump does represent the Republican Party; these four do not. They are not latter-day Reagans, or even JFKs. They are members of the new Democrat-RINO Party.
Moreover, none of these men had the principles to at least mention in their criticism that Americans are being harmed by criminal illegals who’ve been simply released onto the streets of America.
There are two people in America who can attest to that: the parents of beautiful 32-year-old Kate Steinle, who was shot on a San Francisco pier for no apparent reason. She died begging her father, who was with her, to save her life.
Illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez admitted committing the murder. “[He] had been deported to Mexico five times,” said Breitbart, “and has seven prior felony convictions. [He] had been booked into San Francisco County Jail on drug charges in March.
“An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer was issued, which local authorities ignored. Sanchez was then released in April.” San Francisco is one of 30-odd “Sanctuary Cities,” as they like to call themselves. In reality, they’re a project of Progressives, who wish America ill.
Town Hall’s Katie Pavlich reports Lopez-Sanchez “explained that he found the gun he used wrapped up in a T-shirt and that it just ‘went off.’ His explanation of how the gun was in his possession was clouded, saying he found the gun randomly near the pier in the middle of the day while high on drugs.”
“Now a new report in the Associated Press shows the gun actually belongs to a federal agent, who has not yet been named.”
Although these four candidates believe sucking up to illegal aliens will get them the coveted “Hispanic vote,” they’re debasing themselves to no purpose, to quote a movie line: You see, rhinos are among the most evil-tempered and dumbest of animals, as are human RINOs, who turn their ire on conservatives. They yet to realize that even if Romney had gotten over 70% of the Hispanic vote he still would’ve lost, because his base stayed home. Which is precisely what the base would do should one of them be nominated.
They and their ilk do not recognize the significance of a precious life being lost, because of Progressive policies, but the Ohio Jobs and Justice PAC (OJJPAC) does. They “focus on the effects of illegal immigration on the civil rights of American citizens.” OJJPAC presides over a website that memorializes others—many others—who’ve died at the hands of the illegals that Democrat-RINOs seem to idolize. Poor Kathryn is at the top of that list today. Her memorial says this, of the lawless city of San Francisco:
“The city likely has the most pro-criminal illegal alien Sanctuary policy in the nation, protecting them from federal law enforcement efforts to identify and deport unauthorized aliens from the US.” Remember: Rick Perry spoke before La Raza, which advocates for sanctuary cities.
The website shows the faces of real people killed by illegals, Progressives and the RINOs that assist them, in the name of compromise, as Christie put it. An excellent example of such compromise is Mitch McConnell, who doesn’t deserve the title of “senator,” cooperating with Democrats to fund Obama’s unlawful amnesty of 5 million.
Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review reports “900,000 illegal aliens … have been ordered to leave the country by the courts, yet the Administration is refusing to lift a finger to deport them. Of …[these], 170,000 are criminal aliens. After releasing 36,000 criminal aliens in FY 2013, the Administration has let go another 30,558 this past fiscal year. As Jessica Vaughn noted, these criminals racked up “convictions on 79,059 crimes, including 175 homicides, 373 sexual assaults, 186 kidnappings, and 14,014 impaired driving offenses.”
Bob Bennett is a New York-based writer who has written op-eds for the Wall Street Journal and the NY Post, and has appeared on Fox and Friends and America’s Newsroom. He has traveled widely and written travel pieces for the NY Post, a cover article for the Jewish Press, and an op-ed for the medical journal Cancer Biotherapy & Radioimmunotherapy. Bob was also award-winning producer of a travel radio show heard on New York stations: WMCA, WNWK and 50,000 watt WOR and the national Sky Angel Network. He now blogs on Tea Party Nation, Tea Party Community and Red State Diaries.