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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"Deportation Force!"

Sounds like a horrible Golan-Globus action movie from the 1980s.

But, nope--it's Donald Trump's "plan" for addressing our immigration crisis.
“You’re going to have a deportation force, and you’re going to do it humanely and you’re going to bring the country–and frankly, the people, because you have some excellent, wonderful people, some fantastic people that have been here for a long period of time,” Trump said. “Don’t forget, Mika, that you have millions of people that are waiting [in] line to come into this country, and they’re waiting to come in legally.”
Sure, it will be a massive expansion of government involving fresh legions of armed men, but it will be the classiest, top-notch, truly first-rate bunch of door-kickers around. 

You'll never see shinier, more quality jackboots.

Look, is the immigration system broken? Yep-per. Do we refuse to control our border? Definitely. Are the reasons for refusal cynical and self-serving for both the business and political interests responsible for the same? Ditto. Is it idiotic to regularize millions more people in the worst workforce participation rate in history? The choir continues to chant Amen.

But let's not pretend that Donald Trump has any serious interest in fixing this thing, either. He's a cynical blowhard who has latched onto an issue, and is taking a position 180 degrees from what he was whining about in 2012

Frankly, we're lucky he's cynical--because the idea of a "deportation force" doesn't bear thinking about. 

1 comment:

  1. I don't see "The Donald" as having any more core values than Hillary Clinton. They both spout opinions as if the opinions were viable policies. Both think they deserve the presidency. I believe Trump's involvement is as counterproductive as when another rich meglomaniac Ross Perot destroyed the chances of a second term for a decent man, GHWB. I think the Democrats are happier about Trump's pole numbers than the Republicans and give him as much exposure as possible.