Does the God Emperor have feet of clay?
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug 23 (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held out the possibility on Tuesday of a softening of his hardline position on illegal immigration, a move that could help move him to the political center but hurt him with his most ardent supporters.
In an immigration town hall event with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity, Trump was asked whether he would be willing to change U.S. law to accommodate those illegal immigrants who have been contributing to American society, obeyed laws and have children.
“There certainly can be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people,” Trump replied, insisting there were some “great people” among the immigrant population.
It was the latest example of Trump appearing to waver on his long-held stance he would deport all illegal immigrants back to their home countries. His new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, told CNN on Sunday that Trump’s proposed “deportation force” for the 11 million people in the United States illegally was “to be determined.”
But a change in Trump’s position could prove to be dispiriting to some of his strongest supporters. Trump defeated 16 rivals for the Republican presidential nomination and one factor that helped him was being the most hardline candidate on immigration.
“Why would anyone be surprised that Trump has pivoted to becoming the ‘amnesty’ candidate?”
Now, Trump being who he is – a man defined by his supporters by his “alpha qualities” rather than his ideas – it is difficult to get a sense whether the God Emperor is reneging or not. Those who have said that Trump is our last chance, our last hope, are now linking to articles asserting that Trump is “doubling down on deportations” despite the fact that the man’s own words suggest different.
We’ll see. I’m not going to make any definitive comments on this today, because Trump himself, in a classic display of dishonest cuckiness, refuses to absolutely define his position. Very well.
But Der Movement needs to remember this. The ONLY way for the quota queens to survive relatively unscathed from this election is for:
1. Trump NOT to renege on, and backpedal from, his original strong positions on immigration, AND
2. For Trump to be elected and then to proceed to act upon, the best he can, his original promises.
1+2 = Der Movement limping on in its current broken form and persons such as myself can criticize it on other things, but not this.
But if 1 and/or 2 do not come to pass, here’s a newsflash: a “movement” that has tied its credibility to Trump – with “leaders” and “activists” who swoon over Trump like the wop girl teenagers hysterically melting over Johnny Fontaine’s “olive oil voice and guinea charm “ in The Godfather Part I – this “movement” is going to be held accountable by me at least.
Do they think they can pull this stunt endlessly? Tie themselves to the latest “man on white horse” savior, behave like love-struck schoolgirls, ignore all the warning signs, dangerously associate the credibility of racialism with some flawed public figure, and, then, when the inevitable happens and it all collapses around then, merrily skip away, making believe it all never happened?
No sir, not this time. Even if I am the ONLY one calling them out on it (and I’m sure that will be the case), call them out I will – over and over and over again, without end, until the Nutzi followers wake up *which they probably never will do).
Until then, the next step is to wait and see what happens. I’ll be REAL interested to see how the God Emperor reacts to this.
Stay tuned. We’re in for a bumpy ride.