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Donald Trump rides the immigration wave

Written By | Nov 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2015 — Islamic State atrocities and President Obama’s widely detested immigration policies are forming a perfect nexus in American politics.

According to a Reuters/Ispos poll, 72 percent of Republicans, 58 percent of independents and 45 percent of Democrats say, “More and more, I don’t identify with what America has become.”

That is quite an indictment of Obama’s fundamental transformation of America. He is creating that transformation through large-scale wealth redistribution and the massive importation of Third World immigrants who are rapidly changing U.S. demographics and America’s political landscape.

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A Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that, “after a tumultuous period that has included terrorist attacks in Paris, calls for stepped-up efforts to combat Islamic State militants, a backlash against accepting refugees from Syria, and two Republican debates, the race looks on the surface very much as it did … Trump maintains his [32 percent] edge atop the Republican field, buoyed by an image as the candidate who would do most to bring needed change to Washington.”

In an interview with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, ABC’s Barbara Walters asked, “There’s a kind of drug, and it’s too powerful for most people to handle. How do you handle success?”

With his establishment GOP rivals no doubt in mind, Trump said, “Well, a lot of people can’t handle success, I’ve seen it. A lot of people can’t win. They don’t know how to win. You see it in sports, where they’re right on the threshold of winning and then they can’t get it over the line.”

“You are a winner?” asked Walters

“I think so,” said Trump.

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At this point we must ask, Why is it that establishment Republicans cannot get it through their thick skulls that immigration is the hub from which radiate all economic and national security issues?

GOP candidates who are soft on the illegal immigration issue or who believe in fast-track citizenship for the 11.5 million illegals already residing in the U.S., continue to see their standings drop like the proverbial stone.

Democrats, the media and even some clueless Republicans believe transgender rights, gun control, a discussion on race led by the insufferable bores of Black Lives Matter, income inequality and Al Gore’s invisible friend climate change are the issues front and center in the American imagination.

No to all the above. It’s immigration, stupid!

Steven M. Lopez

Originally from Los Angeles, Steven M. Lopez has been in the news business for more than thirty years. He made his way around the country: Arizona, the Bay Area and now resides in South Florida.