A few years ago Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal urged his party to “stop being the stupid party.”
“We must not become the party of austerity. We must become the party of growth,”
“We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments,”
Donald Trump was not happy with Jindal
“He was stupid for using that term,” Trump told “Fox and Friends.” “Because that term is so obnoxious, and so good for the other side, he should not have used that term. That term is going to be living now for a long time, and they’re going to have his face on television using it.”
The Republican party wants Latino’s (especially Mexicans) voters. In the last presidential election 71% of Mexican voters choose Obama over Mitt Romney 71% to 27% There are many in the GOP, believe attracting Mexican voters is important to growing the party.
Donald Trump: “When Mexico sends its people,” “they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”
June 17th 2015
Republican Presidential Candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry appeared on Fox America Newsroom.
Perry derided Trump’s proposal on Tuesday to build a wall across the Mexican border, saying that while it makes for good television, “Americans are not looking for rhetoric.”
Interviewer Bill Hemmer finished the discussion by pointing to Trump’s statements about Mexican immigrants taking advantage of the American economy, asking Perry, “Are they ripping us off?” “I think you have to have diplomatic relationships with a lot of different countries. Mexico happens to be the number one trading partner with the state of Texas,” Perry said. “We may disagree on a number of things, but, again, I’m not going to get distracted on what is important to the people of this country.”
Mexico’s Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said at an anti-discrimination event in the Mexican capital that Trump’s comments are “prejudiced” and “absurd,” adding that the business magnate was “clearly ignorant” of the Mexican migrants’ contributions to the U.S.’ economy.”I think what (Trump) did is generate controversy, but not a plan,” Osorio Chong continued, “[Trump] surely doesn’t know the contributions made by migrants from practically every nation in the world, who have supported the development of the United States,” as quoted by Reuters.
Thursday on “Ralston Live” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suggested real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments about Mexico sending criminals to the United States during his announcement speech could “trigger” shootings like the one in Charleston’s Emanuel AME church yesterday.
“We have to have a candid national conversation about race, and about discrimination, prejudice, hatred. The people who do this kind of dastardly, horrible act are a very small percentage. But unfortunately public discourse is sometimes hotter and more negative than it should be, which can, in my opinion, trigger people who is less than stable to do something like this.”
Clinton continued, “I think we have to speak out against it. Like, for example, a recent entry into the Republican presidential campaign said some very inflammatory things about Mexicans. Everybody should stand up and say that’s not acceptable. You know you don’t talk like that on talk radio. You dont talk like that on the kind of political campaigns. I think he is emblematic. So I want people to understand, it’s not just him, it’s about everybody.
Trump countered with an Instagram response:
“Wow–it’s pretty pathetic that Hillary Clinton just blamed me for the horrendous attack that took place in South Carolina. This is why politicians are just no good. Our country’s in trouble.”
The Trump video clip has received more than 3,000 Instagram likes so far, along with lots of polarized, profane comments.
Lisa Navarrete, a spokeswomen for the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organisation said “absurd” “This is a man who has a pathological need for attention,”
“Part of the reason why Latinos are so alienated from the Republican party these days is there’s a sense that there are people who actually believe [what Trump said],”.I’m hoping that the saner, more rational people in the Republican party can put a stop to this kind of thing, and say: ‘No, we’re going to be constructive, we’re not going to needlessly and consciously alienate the fastest-growing group of voters in this country.”
Pablo Manriquez, Hispanic media director of the Democratic National Committee, told Forbes that Trump’s “utter disrespect for Mexicans and immigrants” is “nothing new. In fact, it’s just the same old Latino outreach playbook the GOP turns to every election, just with less packaging and finish.”
So Far no one from the Republican Party has condemned Trumps racist comment.
Senator Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush, expressed their plans to pave a way for the citizenship legalization of undocumented immigrants, Fox News Latino added. The two also boasted of their projects benefiting Hispanics while in office.
2016 is a crucial year for the Republican Party. The GOP cant afford a repeat of 2012 with too many fringe candidates. Donald Trump is more than a distraction, he needs to be shut down. The core is rapidly fading, in the next 10 years voters of color will determine elections, Hispanic, Asian and Black voters are slowly reshaping America. The writing is on the wall, in California, the majority of the populations is of color where the Republicans have little power.
The party needs to shut him down as a group. It should not be a one on one war. ( Having said that, in the short term, taking on Trump could do much for a candidates visibility) Trump loves nothing more than a media war. Trump dominates social media and with each passing day he damages the party. They should say his racist comments do not reflect our views.
Who remembers Jeb Bush? he announced his candidacy one day before Trump. Donald has made the other candidates Irrelevant. Republican strategist are pulling their hair out as they have seen his road show before, he bolts before the lights dims and decides not to run.
For each day, the Party is silent, it further damages the brand, Donald didn’t just insult Mexicans, he insulted every person of color, every working woman and gay individual,everyone who isn’t a white conservative male. The silence confirms what Bobby Jimdal said a few year back, the stupid party.