October 7, 2016

MIRANDA'S RIGHT (profanity alert)

The Conservative Case Against Donald Trump : Six reasons Republicans should not vote for Trump in November (Tim Miller, 10/07/16, The Ringer)

2. Trump Will Not Govern As a Conservative

Conservative Hillary haters: Donald Trump is not your friend. He is a lifelong New York liberal whose few policy proposals have had more in common with European nationalist parties than anything Ronald Reagan would support. He has flip-flopped on every major conservative policy priority. The only thing he's reliably more conservative than Hillary on is deporting immigrants. If that is the most important issue to you, vote Trump. Otherwise, a Trump presidency will do lasting damage to the conservative cause. Hamilton is hot right now, so listen to the original: "If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures."

Nativism isn't conservative either.

More Republicans Favor Path to Citizenship Than Wall (Jeffrey M. Jones, 7/20/16, Gallup)

Two-thirds of Americans oppose immigration plans advocated by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump -- building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. In contrast, 84% favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants living in the U.S., a plan backed by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Notably, significantly more Republicans favor a path to citizenship than support building a border wall or deporting illegal immigrants.

Posted by at October 7, 2016 7:34 AM