Trump and Clinton; but not that Clinton, thoughFrom ABC News on Monday:
Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump: ‘Basta! Enough!’Perhaps Mrs. Clinton could also translate for us the phrase “La Raza?”
WASHINGTON — Jul 13, 2015, 6:25 PM ET
By RYAN STRUYK
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump today over immigration in a passionate address to an influential Hispanic advocacy organization.
“I have just one word for Mr. Trump: Basta! Enough!” she said, referencing comments about Mexican immigrants from the Republican candidate’s announcement speech.
“It was appalling to hear Donald Trump describe immigrants as drug dealers, criminals and rapists,” she said to the National Council of La Raza.
“When people and business everywhere rejected his hateful comments, did he apologize? No. He doubled down. It is shameful and no one should stand for it.”Ironically, Mrs. Clinton’s husband Bill evidently remains a member at Trump National-Westchester, which is owned by Trump. It is the home course for both Trump and Clinton. Of Trump, Bill Clinton said in 2012: “And I love playing golf with him.”
She continued to bash the rest of the Republican field for their reluctance to condemn the real estate mogul’s comments.
“Why did it take weeks for most of you to speak out?” she asked. “You’re normally such a talkative bunch. Suddenly you have nothing to say!”
But Trump fired back on Tuesday morning, saying that Clinton was “knowingly putting out lies” about his positions on immigration. He said that his comments were aimed at the country of Mexico – not immigrants themselves.
Perhaps Mrs. Clinton will explain why Mr. Clinton refuses to inconvenience himself by finding another country club?
Mark Steyn wrote about the rise of Bernie Sanders (age 73) and Trump (age 69):
Last Stand of the Old White Males
by Mark Steyn Steyn on America July 10, 2015
… But here’s the funny and consequential thing. Trump is supposed to be the narcissist blowhard celebrity candidate: He’s a guy famous for erecting aesthetically revolting buildings with his “brand” plastered all over them, for arm-candy brides, for beauty contests and reality shows. The other fellows are sober, serious senators and governors.
And yet Trump is the only one who’s introduced an issue into this otherwise torpid campaign – and the most important issue of all, I would argue, in that ultimately it’s one of national survival. And so the same media that dismiss Trump as an empty reality-show vanity candidate are now denouncing him for bringing up the only real policy question in the race so far.
What he said may or may not be offensive, but it happens to be true: America has more Mexicans than anybody needs, and then some. It certainly has more unskilled Mexicans than any country needs, including countries whose names begin with “Mex-” and end in “-ico”. …
This would be quite an interesting topic to air in a US election campaign, don’t you think? Certainly, a segment of voters seems to be interested in it. But bigshot media like NBC and Univision and craphole emporia like Macy’s are telling Trump and everybody else: you can’t even bring this up; this is beyond discussion. The “acceptable” Republican candidates are now obliged to denounce the guy who mentioned the unmentionable: “Will you distance yourself from Trump’s controversial remarks? Do you agree such views have no place in your party?” Needless to say, Reince Preibus and the other jelly-spined squishes of the GOP establishment are eagerly stampeding to do the Macy’s-Univision-industrial complex’s work for them.
The Donald is not really a conservative, nor much of a Republican. He’s given more or less evenhandedly to both parties over the decades, because, at Trump’s level, that’s just the price of doing business in a sclerotic and corrupt republic. …
Yet Trump, like other philosophically erratic politicians from Denmark to Greece, has tapped into a very basic strain of cultural conservatism: the question of how far First World peoples are willing to go in order to extinguish their futures on the altar of “diversity.”