Pat Buchanan writes, “there is a plot afoot in The Washington Post Conservative Club to purge Trump from the Republican Party before the primaries begin.” Pat continues that George Will wants Trump “excommunicated” and locked out of all GOP debates until he kneels and takes a loyalty oath to the nominee
According to the Washington Posts’ Michael Gerson, Trump followers have a resentment of outsiders, of Mexico, of China and immigrants that is more like a European right wing party, a UKIP, or a National Front in France.
Perhaps Mr. Will, Mr.Gerson and other out-of-touch neocon-centric Republicans would do well to take better note of the surging nationalistic popularity of European parties, including UKIP and Marine Le Pen’s “Front National.” I have been in France nearly a dozen times over the past five years and have watched with astonishment the gains of so many right wing nationalistic parties. And certainly “Front National” is the poster child. Europeans are fed up with immigrants who do not assimilate into European culture and overburden schools; hospitals and European economies in general, due to lack of jobs. Especially troublesome are immigrants from the radical Muslim world.
The French have awoken, as have the English, Swiss, Germans, and Dutch, to name a handful of the most obvious. In the French national elections of 2017, “Front National” could even pull off a shocking upset.
The only candidate to date, Republican or Democrat beyond Rand Paul, who seems to have any idea that western countries, including the U.S., are fed up with business as usual on the immigration front is Donald Trump.
Mr. Trump will sink or swim moving forward keyed to the solutions he offers Americans and the tone with which he chooses to present his case to the voters. Republican insiders would be making a mistake by attempting to railroad Trump. Do they really think that the most independent thinking Donald Trump is going to just roll over and play dead?
The big three policy issues for me, as I have written often, are taxes, immigration and foreign policy. To date I have heard nothing meaningful from any candidate. Mrs. Clinton is hopelessly delusional and most of the Republicans are a failure on all three counts. Clearly there is room for some candidate to come forward with a plan that Americans can actually get behind, Trump or no Trump.