Saturday, August 29, 2015

Trumps Gutless Opponents

The professional politicians, especially in the Republican party, are deathly afraid of Donald Trump and have no idea what to do. It is shaping up to be one of the most amusing elections in a very long time. He is leading the polls among Republicans in just about every demographic including the Tea Party. His opponents don't want to take him on because they fear alienating his supporters so instead they try and put a different spin on his biggest issues.

Jeb Bush who calls the children of illegal immigrants "anchor babies" has also said the real problem is Asian illegal immigrants, not Mexicans, and that deporting the ones who are here is "un-American". Huh? He doesn't have the courage or conviction to pick a side and stick to it.

The real wacko, Chris Christie, tried the illegal immigration question differently. He wants to track people that come into this country like Fed-ex packages. I guess that means we give them all barcodes or RFID chips. Yahoo - Reuters - Republican Christie proposes tracking immigrants like FedEx packages.

Now that Trump is talking about simplifying the tax code and eliminating deductions, his opponents don't know what to say so they say nothing. Republicans have long claimed that taxes are too high; but, they don't want to get rid of deductions because the vast majority of them only apply to the very wealthy and businesses. A couple of Republicans have said they would support a flat tax; but, want to keep the deductions. That is not a flat tax.

Neither the media nor his opponents are willing to see and admit where Trumps support is really coming from because in the end it is a rejection of the status quo and the system that has allowed this country to be dismembered economically for the benefit of a few.

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