I was a bit bothered this morning watching the local news report on Trump selecting Steve Bannon as his Chief Strategist, as they only referred to him as a "right-wing journalist" and ignored his controversial past statements in which he came out as anti-Semitic, anti-African American, anti-latino, anti-Islamic and anti-Catholic (He called the Pope a "communist" and believes the Pope's kind views towards Hispanics is merely because he wants them to stay part of the ever shrinking Catholic base.)
Thankfully the national press is doing a far better job sounding the alarms of controversy. Bannon is also against Speaker Paul Ryan, due in part to Ryan's beliefs of allowing immigrants a pathway to become citizens - a stance that also puts Ryan at odds with Trump. It will be interesting to watch this political theater unfold over the next few months. I suspect Speaker Ryan will step down, considering he had to be coaxed into the position to begin with. Reince Priebus becoming Trump's Chief-of-Staff is somewhat intriguing as well. It is very much a move to quell the establishment Republicans, but is a major roadblock to Trump's #draintheswamp goal.
I can only hope the moderate Republicans (the handful that are left) can help stop most of the crazier aspects of Trump's plans from taking fruition. The mass immigration force Trump insists is going to come to fruition will create level of civil unrest in our cities that will match anything the protests of the sixties could offer. THE WALL remains a major expense that, with the military increases and tax cuts planned, will help rack up mega debt. Keep an eye out for Wall Street deregulations that will be forthcoming soon. History is repeating itself....
Of course doing it slowly helped keep a mass hysteria from developing. The Trump plan comes across far more fascist, due to the caustic language and threats that have been used.
The Pope isn't a hard Left ideologue? News to me. He doesn't pander to the Latin Americans in order to keep them in the fold? You sure about that?
''Anti-Semitic, anti-African American, anti-latino, anti-Islamic''. Can you explain any of this further, because for the past 35 years what it really meant is the target of these attacks disagreed with the Left, wants to control our border like every other country, and wants to suppress Islamic terror in this country as best we can.
You know who else is against a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens? The American people. And it's our country. We aren't 'anti' anyone, but we want our border secure and our immigration laws enforced. We're tired of the hate groups like La Raza and the Democrats who tell these people this is their country, that we stole it from them, that this is a reconquista, etc. Do you not see the problem with millions of people here believing that? No? Well do you see a problem with millions of poor illiterate people using our schools, medical facilities, and social services? Or do you just see more Democrat voters? Or do you truly buy in to the idea that to be against this is somehow 'racist'?
Only a handful of moderate Republicans left? Really? So when the country gave the Rs the House in 2010, then the Senate in 2014 based on promises to stop or at least slow down the worst of the Obama agenda, and instead they went along or at least didn't challenge it - those same people are still in office, still in the 'Leadership', and you think there are only a handful of 'moderates'.
In order to be a 'good' Republican, not only does one have to not resist anything the Left wants, but actually help them implement it? That definition is the only possible way there 'are only a handful of moderate Republicans left'.
You lost. The American people don't agree with you. It may be beneficial for you to figure out why (hint: it's not 'racism'). Beyond that, your worldview is wrong.
History is repeating? So Trump's Hitler? I suggest you ask for your tuition to be refunded, you've been grossly mis-educated.