The knee-jerk rejection of Donald Trump and the attacks on him by conservatives amuse me more than annoy. For all the right's rhetoric and rage against the Washington Establishment, when it comes to Trump, many on the right are doing the Chamber of Commerce's dirty work.
Keep Trump around. He is doing two things: Shoving Jeb! aside and forcing Republicans to adopt a platform that supports deporting illegal aliens. A whopping 59% of the country agrees with Trump. Let the Democrats have the remaining 41% then.
From Investor's Business Daily:
The latest IBD/TIPP Poll asked 913 adults coast to coast if they "support or oppose mandatory deportation of illegal immigrants in the U.S." Not surprisingly, 87% of Trump supporters back the proposal.
What's surprising is that 59% of the overall public does as well. Mandatory deportation gets majority support in all age groups except 18-24, every income group, among both women and men, at every level of educational achievement, and in rural, urban and suburban regions.
More interesting still is the fact that 64% of independents and 55% of moderates support deportation.
Even among Hispanics, the poll found 40% backed mandatory deportation — although the sample size is too small to make much of that number.
Trump's other proposals don't do as well. Just under half the public favors building a wall along the southern border (48%) or an end to automatic citizenship for children born of illegals (46%). But a majority of independents (55%) back building the wall.Let the Chamber of Commerce carry its own damned water.
Righties who want to spew and dump on someone should exert those energies on Bernie Sanders.