Charles Krauthammer and George Will continue to showcase their insane alignment with the DC Machine writ large. You might think of them as pundits, until you realize their punditry is expressed alignment with the policy positions of: John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Rick Perry, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, George Pataki and Jim Gilmore.
Laura Ingraham scratches the surface on the “anchor baby” issue, but more directly frames the discussion around the larger picture of failed immigration enforcement which has led to the crisis.
We are in this ridiculous place because the ‘Beltway Betters‘ have failed to enforce existing law, failed to secure the border, failed to secure employment law and lied to the American people about their intents therein.
Here’s George Will’s latest ‘high-horse’ nonsense:
[…] The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of millions of human beings. To will an end is to will the means for the end, so the Republican clamors are also for the requisite expansion of government’s size and coercive powers.
Most of Donald Trump’s normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin, but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — to voice robust disgust with Trump and the spirit of, the police measures necessary for, and the cruelties that would accompany, his policy. The policy is: “They’ve got to go.”
“They,” the approximately 11.3 million illegal immigrants (down from 12.2 million in 2007), have these attributes: Eighty-eight percent have been here at least five years. Of the 62 percent who have been here at least 10 years, about 45 percent own their own homes. About half have children who were born here and hence are citizens. Dara Lind of Vox reports that at least 4.5 million children who are citizens have at least one parent who is an illegal immigrant. (read more)
Even a disinterested observer will note how all of a sudden all things to do with illegal immigration are impossible to change. The border wall is too costly; illegal alien employment can’t be stopped; deportations are impossible; birthright citizenship is settled constitutional law etc.
The audacity of Will, Krauthammer and the Republicans they carry water for is stunning.
All of a sudden now that we have a candidate in Donald Trump who actually PLANS to do, what other candidates have only PROMISED to do, both Krauthammer and Will are reversing all of their prior pontifications. Proving, they, along with a host of others like McCain, Romney, Bush et al, never intended (or intend) to stop the illegal immigration flow – it was/is all just a ruse.
Trump is forcing all of these liars, schemers and manipulators into the sunlight. Fully exposed they have no option but to display their insufferable Robert-The-Bruce bloodlines.