19.7.16

FORESEEABLE, YET POORLY FORESEEN.

More cleaning out of the archives, this time a snippet from Hit and Run in March 2014.  Donald Trump: Immigrants Are 'Taking Your Jobs and You Better Be Careful.'  Just another rent-seeker posturing at a conference of rent-seekers at the time.
One of the beautiful things about Donald Trump as a political speaker is that he's blissfully unburdened by professionalism or tact or any of the other constraints non-billionaire advocates face. This was made abundantly clear during Trump's speech at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) today. Trump jumped from conservative red meat topic to conservative red meat topic, touching on the national debt, Obamacare, Democrats' "weak" leadership, and entitlement reform in a matter of minutes.
At the time, nobody saw what was to come next.
For a more libertarian solution to immigration reform, check out Ed Krayewski's latest. Trump and his ilk may never be convinced, but incremental, libertarian-minded immigration reform could appeal to both liberals and conservatives more interested in human rights and economic realities than pinning our unemployment problems on those meddling immigrants.
Just under four months to the vote.

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