Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Trump passes Sessions test
Few senators are as conservative as Jeff Sessions of Alabama. He sent out a questionnaire to the Republican presidential hopefuls. Breitbart reported Trump is the first one in.
His answers are outstanding. Sessions covered fast-track powers for Obama, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Obama’s illegal executive amnesties, legal immigration, and Black Lives Matter.
I do not want to steal all of Breitbart's thunder -- their scoop, not mine -- but this answer was typical: "I will immediately cancel both of President Obama’s illegal executive amnesties, and all other unconstitutional executive orders. After my inauguration, for the first time in decades, Americans will wake up in a country where their immigration laws are enforced."
And Trump's answer to the last question was his best: "The way our cops are being treated is terrible, and our spineless politicians are not defending them. Some politicians are mute, others are throwing fuel on the fire.
"Policing saves lives, especially in our poorest communities. Policing makes schools safe, increases property values, encourages investment and job growth. We must stop attacks on police. I have been the only candidate with a clear message on this issue. As for drug traffickers, they are wreaking havoc on our communities and I oppose efforts to reduce penalties for drug traffickers: we must do more to keep traffickers out of our neighborhoods.
"I have been pro-law enforcement all of my life. The American people are crying out for safer communities, and I will bring this message of supporting law enforcement and safe communities to a general election."
My take on Trump is he's an acceptable candidate who is bringing in new voters to the Republican Party which is desperately gasping for breath. Both parties are. Deservedly so.
Republicans can cater to the Chamber of Commerce and accept amnesty through the back door (ahem), or they can stand up for our country. If they choose the former, they can do it without me. No one says I have to vote for president. (Rest assured, I will crawl over broken glass if necessary to re-elect Delegate Michael Ihle. He's an outstanding legislator and we finally have a Republican-run Legislature after 82 years.)