WASHINGTON, April 30, 2016 – Democratic political strategist James Carville once spoke a line into the ear of Bill Clinton who was then an undisciplined and mercurial candidate:
“It’s the economy, stupid.”
Carville-like, the organized left is reminding a fickle American electorate that the 2016 presidential campaign is about illegal immigration.
The point was brought home when hundreds of anti-Trump demonstrators, some waving Mexican flags, descended on the California Republican convention in Burlingame, California, forcing the Republican front-runner Donald J. Trump and his Secret Service detail to exit their vehicles and negotiate a few obstacles before walking into the venue.
“We went under a fence,” Trump told the GOP gathering, “it felt like I was crossing the border.”
The previous day, demonstrators blocked a highway intersection, attacking police and supporters outside a Trump rally at the Pacific Amphitheater in the Southern California city of Costa Mesa.
Some were waving Mexican flags.
“No state has suffered more from open borders than the state of California,” Trump told the crowd.
Outside, protesters, some waving Mexican flags, hurled rocks at motorists exiting a nearby freeway.
“I knew this was going to happen. It was going to be a riot,” said 19-year-old anti-Trump protestor Daniel Lujan to the Los Angeles Times, “He [Trump] deserves what he gets.”
If, as it looks now, Trump becomes the GOP presidential nominee, the protests and violence will most likely escalate.
And that is good news for Trump.
When anti-Trump protestors rioted outside a Chicago hall where the GOP frontrunner was to speak last March, a Monmouth University poll taken of likely Florida GOP voters found 22 percent of respondents said the violence provided incentive for them to vote for the billionaire real estate tycoon.
Trump beat favorite son Marco Rubio, taking Florida’s 99 delegates with 45.7 percent of the vote.
MoveOn.org – a group originally formed in the late 1990s to defend the creepy and predatory sexual assaults of Bill Clinton during his House impeachment proceedings and eventual Senate trial – took partial credit for organizing the anti-Trump chaos in Chicago.
And there is no limit to what these organizers will do to aid the woman who abetted Bill Clinton’s crimes, “Corrupt Hillary.”
Even the New York Times, which openly supports Hillary Clinton, said her attempts to galvanize female support have run in to obstacles as “past Clinton scandals have moved from conservative critics to broader public consciousness.”
After her primary victories last Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said, “Mr. Trump accused me of playing the woman card, Well, if fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in.”
Last January, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Trump if his attacks on Hillary would “backfire,” making her “more popular” among women for being perceived as “the victim.”
“I have more respect for women than Hillary Clinton has,” Trump told Wallace, “No, no. She’s not a victim. She’s an enabler,” he said of Mrs. Clinton, “She worked with him [Bill Clinton] … Some of these women have been destroyed, and Hillary worked with him… all you have to do is look at some of the facts, and look at some of the [out of court] settlements. There’s no feeling sorry for her.”
Once stripped of the so-call “woman card,” Hillary will have no choice but to defend her stance on immigration:
“We need comprehensive immigration reform with a path to full and equal citizenship. If Congress won’t act, I’ll defend President Obama’s executive actions… I’ll end family detention, close private immigration detention centers, and help more eligible people become naturalized.”
And when Trump reacted to last December’s ISIS-inspired mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, by calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration to the U.S. “until we figure out what is going on,” Hillary condemned it as “dangerous” to “claim that there are no real people of the Muslim faith who share our values.”
Hillary failed to mention whether the Muslim immigrants, husband and wife, who shot and killed 14 and wounded 22 in Southern California, shared her, her party, or America’s “values.”
Step a little closer Republicans… the 2016 presidential election is about immigration, stupid.