I Hope We Are Not Getting Played

The main reason to support Donald Trump is that he says he will close the border and rigorously enforce immigration law. With that in mind, check out his 2012 postmortem on Mitt Romney:

The Republican Party will continue to lose presidential elections if it comes across as mean-spirited and unwelcoming toward people of color, Donald Trump tells Newsmax.

Whether intended or not, comments and policies of Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates during this election were seen by Hispanics and Asians as hostile to them, Trump says.

“Republicans didn’t have anything going for them with respect to Latinos and with respect to Asians,” the billionaire developer says.

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“The Democrats didn’t have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they weren’t mean-spirited about it,” Trump says. “They didn’t know what the policy was, but what they were is they were kind.”

Romney’s solution of “self deportation” for illegal aliens made no sense and suggested that Republicans do not care about Hispanics in general, Trump says.

“He had a crazy policy of self deportation which was maniacal,” Trump says. “It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote,” Trump notes. “He lost the Asian vote. He lost everybody who is inspired to come into this country.”

The GOP has to develop a comprehensive policy “to take care of this incredible problem that we have with respect to immigration, with respect to people wanting to be wonderful productive citizens of this country,” Trump says.

Sounds like Martin O’Malley.

People change their views. Say a conservative defected and became a liberal; would you vote for that person anyway based on the views they used to hold?

But people also misrepresent themselves. Recall that in 2008 Obama posed as a uniter. Based on his past history as a radical community organizer, it is no surprise that he turned out to be the most deliberately divisive president in American history.

Trump supporters need to keep their eyes open. Trump is mixed on the issues. If he hedges at all on immigration, be ready to jump ship to Cruz, who despite having called for increased legal immigration is as close to perfect as we are likely to get.

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Hat tip: Tom T. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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