Schlichter asks: “Will Trump Go Sloppy and Soft on Illegal Immigration?” The first-approximation answer, to quote liberal dimwit Paul Krugman in one of the very first of many Smart-Set humiliations dealt out by the supposed “clown” Trump, is: no. The solid smackdown he just gave the open-borders crowd after his brilliantly-conceived show-meeting to shunt their gnat-like focus away from Wolff’s pack of scurrilous lies would seem to indicate so, at any rate. He let them blather and posture and demand, pretended to be interested in what they had to say, and then…told them to go take a flying fuck at a plate-glass window until they’re ready to get behind the wall and other moves to get control of the borders and immigration.
The very next damned day, he did. Meanwhile, the scurrilous tapeworm Wolff’s unfounded slanders have indeed wafted away like smoke thanks to Trump’s surefooted maneuvering—rendering the whole thing a twofer at the very least, insofar as humiliations go.
I indicated my growing impatience not long ago with cheerleaderish claims that Trump is playing 3D chess while everyone else is trying to learn checkers, but now…well, I dunno. Might have to rethink that one all over again.
I am absolutely delighted at the fake outrage over Donald Trump correctly assessing much of the Third World as a “Schumerhole.” It’s about time we had some real talk about immigration. For decades, the open borders establishment has tried to blind us with a blizzard of deceptive euphemisms designed to hide the truth. “Dreamers.” “Undocumented workers.” “Nation of immigrants.” Enough!
It’s all a scam designed to allow liberals to shut you up when you raise questions about why we should let our nation be flooded by outsiders – any questions. And they don’t even pretend to be coherent. One day we’re monsters for wanting to send illegals back where they belong, and the next we’re monsters for accurately describing the places they came from. We wonder why, if those Third World wonderlands totally aren’t what Trump said they are, their residents so eager to leave – and not to go back once they get here? And if Dreamers were wonderful hard workers who contribute so, so very much, why can’t they do all that contributing back where they came from?
Sheesh. Can you hacks please settle on a consistent narrative?
No, they cannot. It’s asking way too much of them, in no small measure because the motive behind their push for unrestricted immigration for the least desirable, most damaging candidates is not what they say it is. Or not entirely, anyway. Oh sure, they’d love to throw open the borders and invite the world in, no doubt about that. But in the larger, longer view, they don’t really give a good goddamn about immigrants or Dreamers except as a means to an end: cobbling together a new voting coalition now that normal Americans have finally seen through them and have indicated their displeasure by voting them out of local, state, and federal office in droves all over the map (excepting only their urban enclaves that multitudes of saner people are fleeing just as fast as they can manage to round up a U-Haul to rent—an undertaking which has, quite tellingly, become a damned difficult and expensive one indeed). Once they get the useless, parasitic throngs into the country, onto the voter rolls, and enrolled in welfare programs, Democrat Socialist concern for them will suddenly become very thin indeed on the ground.
After the big meeting, conservatives fretted that Trump seemed inclined to give away the store. He could have been folding, but then everything we learned about Trump over the last couple years indicates that he is no dummy – regardless of what his enemies fervently wish. It’s more likely that he understands the key consideration very, very clearly.
If Trump rolls on amnesty – that is, if he makes a DACA deal that doesn’t buy us real reforms today and not one of those “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday” scams where Tuesday never comes – then we dump him.
We’re gone, Mr. President. Nothing personal, but if you shaft us like everyone else has shafted us, we walk. And your enemies will have beaten you – the same ones who stuck you in the back when they broke the confidence of your private meeting.
Now it looks like a DACA surrender is unlikely, especially in light of the feces-pit furor. Good. Maybe the Nice Trump at the meeting was a negotiation ploy. There’s a technique in negotiations where you wave the other side’s objective right in front of them, let them smell it, feel it just within their grasp, and when you get them so invested in the idea that it is about to be theirs, you snatch it back and lay your demands on them in the hopes they’ll feel they’re so close to success that they have to give in.
Or maybe Dreamer-hugger Trump was playing the good cop while Stephen Miller, who is infuriating the surrender caucus by being the proverbial monkey in the wrench, was being the bad cop. It could be a giant mind game with the mindless drones of the legislature.
Maybe. But it’s a dangerous game.
Nah, not really. That sort of bait-and-switch IS the game, one he figures on winning. Plus, I don’t believe for one minute that he doesn’t know all about the risk of Kurt’s “we walk” promise already, and I also think his stated position on the absolute necessity of re-establishing the national borders is something he truly does believe in. If there’s anything he’s shown us in the past year, it’s that A) he’s extremely smart, and possessed of an extraordinary facility for coming out on top in any negotiation he enters into, and B) he’s relentlessly determined to come out on top in said negotiation, and won’t enter into it in the first place without great confidence that he can bend his opposition to his will in the end.
This leak-fueled bogus scandal over Trump accurately assessing the relative quality of different nations is an important reminder for the president that the people across the table (including some GOP types) are not his friends. They don’t wish him well. They do not want him to succeed. They desperately want him to blow this negotiation, to give them the zillions of new Democrat voters and to mortify his base of support. They want a win-win for them, and a lose-lose for the president.
Don’t be a lose-loser, Mr. President.
Don’t fall for the Nancy Pelosi football scam.
If Trump sells us out, will the media suddenly reward him with positive coverage, like they did for a few hours after the big meeting? Get real. If he signs a bill giving amnesty in exchange for some bull-hole promise of border security down the road, the first thing the media will do is find his outraged supporters. The second thing it will do is find some other outrage du jour and pump that wall-to-wall.
All of which you can also assume Trump knows perfectly well. In fact, just to take the first one, if there’s anybody out there not remotely likely to make the rookie blunder of thinking of “the people across the table” as his “friends,” it would have to be Trump. Hell, they may actually even BE his friends away from that table. But when they all sit down to bargain, there’s no evidence that Trump is sucker enough to let that influence him in any way. It’s been his whole damned life, and he s excels at it. He would never have gotten where he is otherwise.
Immigration must serve our interests, the interests of Normal Americans, not the interests of Democrat pols who want more pliable voters. Not the interests of corporate hacks who want hordes of uncomplaining serfs. And not the interests of these foreigners. Good luck to them, but their countries are their problem, and we are not the solution.
Immigration must stop benefiting everyone but us Normal Americans.
And for that to happen, the lies have to stop. The deceit has to end. We need to call things by their true names. And sometimes, their true names aren’t nice.
Stay honest, Mr. President. Stay firm. Don’t get suckered. Keep your promises to the people who elected you. And keep telling the truth.
That’s the way to bet, Kurt. To think otherwise would be to succumb to the fear that Trump might actually be as stupid and/or incompetent as his desperate detractors have claimed all along. You know, the very people he’s spent the last year running rings around and making fools of.
They’ve come a cropper every single race so far, getting the hide whipped off them every step of the way: staggering blindly across the finish line at the very back of the pack, steaming and sweating and gasping in humiliating defeat even as Trump is looking ahead to his next win. I can’t see any reason to put one thin dime on these hapless also-ran nags suddenly, miraculously coming up winners for once. Better that we do all we can to see to it they’re packed off to the glue or dog-food factory—where they really belong, and might finally turn out to be of some use to somebody at long last.
After so many GOPe betrayals, a little nervousness and trepidation over the prospect of getting knifed in the back yet again is probably understandable. But keep the faith, Kurt: one of the most important factors that got Trump into the Oval Office is that he isn’t “one of them.” It amounts to a bargain made by him with the American people, one that he keeps constantly in mind. It may well be that he reneges on that deal eventually. But right now, I just can’t see it; he’d have nothing to gain by it, and everything to lose. He’s way too sharp not to grasp the consequences of such a betrayal, and I don’t really think he’s inclined in that direction anyway.