Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Well as you may have guessed I'm gonna tell you what happened. But first let's lay a little groundwork ('bout the only thing I lay these days). Since about mid-summer the outsiders (Trump, Carson, Fiorina and Cruz) have been trading about 60% back and forth in the polls. It's a zero-sum game, if one went up somebody else went down. It's much the same with the establishment candidates who have been fighting over a much smaller piece of the pie at 20-25%. Since about July neither side has taken much of anything from the other side.
Now, it's my contention THE issue this election is immigration. Not so much to the jet-set, yachting class like CW (it's Wednesday, this must be Caan), but to the 60% po-ass, ditch digger types...like ME. So, as an "outsider" candidate what's Fiorina policy? Now I know, everybody is for "securing the border". Who isn't? But that doesn't tell us a whole lot, let's get more specific. Take the issue of so-called birthright citizenship for example.
Trump: "This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration."
Carson: "Anchor babies ...It doesn't make sense to me that people can come here (illegally) and have a baby and that baby becomes an American citizen."
Cruz: "Well as a matter of policy it doesn't make sense that people who are here illegally, that their children would have automatic citizenship."
Fiorina: "It would take passing a Constitutional Amendment to get it changed. It's part of the 14th Amendment."
Ok let's review. 60% of Americans want immigration reform and 60% of Republicans want an "outsider" candidate. But Carly is taking the radical, batshit crazy William "pass the Bushmill's" Brennan's position on the 14th Amendment? A position that has never been litigated on an Amendment the meaning of which wasn't even questioned since it was ratified 120+ years previous. So now she's down to 5% and sinking fast. Golly Gee, I wonder why?
How could one not conclude that immigration is the key issue this election? It's not the only issue and being on the right side will not guarantee success, but being on the WRONG side is a sure disqualifier. Evidently Carly didn't get the memo and consequently her window of opportunity is closing fast. She had better get with the program or a year from now we'll be mentioning her in the same sentence as Marco, Jeb and Lindsey Graham.
Posted by "The Hammer" at 10/14/2015