In June on The John Fredericks Show I made the prediction – an easy one I thought – that the Republican candidate that came out to the gate and spoke bluntly “into” the public angst and anger over the social and economic decimation of Middle America and her values, would be the next nominee.
The specific issues would be the vortex of bad mojo driving the illegal and legal immigration train wreck, the HIB visa scam, and the abject failure of our political class to put American economic interests above the interests of transnational corporations, government elites, and the assorted killers, Marxists, thugs and dictators around the world.
Nothing exemplifies this better than the serial trade agreements since NAFTA that have been a disaster for the American economy, national sovereignty and security.
We’re a bunch of suckers and Americans know it or at least suspect it.
Hence, Donald Trump’s success, and Jeb Bush’s collapse. I keep hearing folks predicting Trump’s demise. I think they’re wrong. He is speaking into these issues and is articulating what most Americans believe: Our political class are self-serving failures.
Now comes the new Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, all signed, sealed and delivered – shiny like a new trinket. I – and many others – have written extensively about this disaster looking for a place to happen (here and here).
If Ted Cruz (whom I support) wants to step in front of the speeding Trumpster and derail his progress, now is the time. Bush, Rubio and Fiorina are all giddy about the new trade pact, so Cruz has a golden opportunity to galvanize conservatives. To do so, he has to be the clear, focused voice that leads the charge against this monstrosity and what it will do to this country, its sovereignty and its security; and he needs to backtrack on legal immigration and the HIB visa fraud, and call for a moratorium on all immigration until we can get some of the 95 million working age Americans who are out of the workforce, back into the economy.