Victor Davis Hanson lays out how illegal aliens have finally turned off the American Public. Living in LA county, I'm kind of in the thick of illegal aliens, although there's enough infrastructure here that the strain of millions of illegal criminals gets spread out. In the more rural areas of California the strain is higher.
Nationally, I think this is gaining steam because illegal aliens from Mexico are now all over the USA, not just confined to the border states. When I lived in Wisconsin there was a meat-packing plant that was shut down because they were using illegals. I remember lots of local folks being rather upset about that - those were good paying jobs, but they were getting undercut by illegal aliens who had snuck up from Mexico. Or they'd been snuck up by people who wanted to pay half the wages they normally paid. I lived in a small town; you could pick out the illegal alien houses by the amount of trash in the yard and by the dis-repair the houses fell into.
Houses in Wisconsin die if you don't do upkeep every year. Apparently this was not a lesson anyone had taught them.
I think the biggest problem people have with illegal aliens is the fact that we're told if we don't accept them, that somehow we're the bad guys. We have to accept the fact that they broke the law. We have to accept the fact that they bring their culture here and demand that we adjust to their way of life, when they're the ones breaking the law to be here.
What laws do I get to break? Can I pick and choose, or is there a set list of laws that anyone can just break without consequence? Ah, there's the catch, see...... I have white-ish skin and I speak English, so I don't get to break any laws. Only other people get to break the law so that they can have free medical care and free housing and all the other benefits that they give the poor widdle illegals.
One standard for me, and one standard for them. THAT is what people are sick of. We're sick of law-abiding citizens being told that we're racists for wanting people to follow the law.
Donald Trump got that. He's using that. And when the topic came up, the GOP did what they do best; they ran away, hid under the bed, sucked their thumb and cried. Trump did the opposite. He came out swinging, he didn't apologize, and he punched back.
Folks, when he threw that loud-mouthed asshole Jorge Ramos out of his press conference, he probably gained ten points of support. Do you think the GOP learned any lessons from that? Nope. No they did not.
I hear Jeb has lost three of his campaign guys. He was supposed to be coronated at the GOP convention, now he's just an also-ran to Trump. Nothing gives me greater joy than to see the Donor Class get their ass handed to them by someone they hate. And they do hate Trump right about now. The GOP went and did their best to rig the game so Jeb would win the nomination, and now he might not even come in THIRD. He wouldn't have had a chance nationally, BTW. He may have won Florida, but if he managed to secure the nomination he was going to lose to anyone the Democrats put up. He would lose because A) The GOP base, or as it's rapidly becoming, the former GOP base, is tired of giving their votes to a bunch of big-government assholes who promise to be conservative but turn around and kiss Democrat ass the moment they get to Washington D.C. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have given Obama everything he ever wanted, and in doing so they have damaged the GOP far beyond was Obama dared to hope for. There are
Oh, and B) Jeb would lose because nobody wants another Bush in office, except for the Donor Class who want to keep the gravy train rolling for themselves.
And C) The Democrats have their vote plantation, and they'll get 40% of the national vote no matter who they throw up there. The fact that there is still national support for Hillary Clinton right now shows that there's nothing the Left won't vote for. Satan could run on the Donk ticket and he'd get 40% of the vote guaranteed. James Carville and Paul Begala would be on CNN talking about his upsides vis a vis the GOP nominee. "I don't see how the GOP can honestly object to sacrificing babies to the Father of Lies! Do they want a woman to be punished with a baby? What kind of heartless jerks refuse to give reproductive choice to a rape victim!"
Anyway, I need more coffee. Blah.