It’s an issue that will resonate with the majority of Americans, from all ethnicities, including those Mexicans and other Latinos who became proud Americans the legal way.
FOR THE FIRST TIME THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DEMS AND GOP ON IMMIGRATION
Only some sort of heartless monster would support that.
I’ve been writing for a while that the Republican Party needed to go with immigration populism.
JFK won Macomb County, Michigan in 1960 by 75 percent. In 1980, Reagan won it by 66 percent. This heart of ‘Reagan Democrat’ country was closely split by Gore and Bush and Bush and Kerry… until Obama won it 53 to 45 in 2008 and by 51 to 47 in 2012.
The Republican Party doesn’t need to worry about the Latino vote nearly as much as it should be worrying about its inability to connect with white working class Americans. The pro-amnesty GOP establishment’s electoral vision of a party of corporations and minority voters already exists.
It’s called the Democratic Party.
The Republican Party’s fate in 2016 will be decided in places like Macomb County. It will be decided by white men and women earning $20,000 to $50,000 a year. It will be decided by working families struggling to get by and searching for answers from a government that keeps betraying them.
For the first time in, well ever, it’s actually happening. Republicans are embracing the peculiar idea that they might want to win working class votes. It’s not just Trump. Scott Walker was really the first out of the gate. And while Trump’s plan is good… sometimes it seems like he doesn’t know what’s in it.