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Did The RNC Just Declare The Outreach Recommendations From The 2012 “GOP Autopsy Report” A Success?

Remember that 2012 “GOP Autopsy Report?” The one that called for Republicans to rally behind comprehensive immigration reform and to work on that whole Latino outreach thing? You’d think that now that Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for President, the RNC would just want to forget the whole damn thing ever happened. … Continue reading »

Donald Trump: No Laughing Matter

By David Leopold. Crossposted from Medium. Available in Spanish here. Last week, Donald Trump’s Cinco de Mayo tweet topped the headlines. This tweet is the latest in a longstanding series of insulting, offensive, andderogatory tweets from the GOP presidential front runner. What makes Trump’s Twitter conduct so utterly disturbing, and fascinating for the media, is that he routinely manages to … Continue reading »

Oops: Trump Campaign “Accidentally” Nominates White Nationalist As A Delegate

The Donald Trump campaign has blamed the nomination of a white nationalist as a California delegate on a “database error.” Don’t you just hate it when that happens? The news yesterday that the Trump campaign had selected William Daniel Johnson — a lawyer who had “once called for a constitutional amendment which would revoke citizenship … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Trump Campaign Selects Prominent White Nationalist as Campaign Delegate in California

This afternoon, Mother Jones reported that Donald Trump’s campaign has selected a prominent white nationalist as a campaign delegate ahead of the upcoming California presidential primary. William Johnson is the head of the American Freedom Party, a group that “exists to represent the political interests of White Americans” and preserve “the customs and heritage of the European American … Continue reading »

Donald Trump’s Immigration Quotes Are Totally Unrecognizable From Past Republican Presidents

Ronald Reagan, 1989: “I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living … Continue reading »

“Morning Joe” Hosts Flip Out When Rob Reiner Suggests Some Of Trump’s Support Is Coming From Racists

“Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were absolutely incredulous — watch Mika throw her hands up to her face in frustration! — at the suggestion that some of Donald Trump’s supporters are racists and bigots. “Oh my God. Did you just say that? No, you just said that!” Scarborough screeched at actor and director Rob … Continue reading »

Staggering Moral and Economic Consequences of Mass Deportation a Reminder Why Trump Presents GOP with Moment of Truth

In addition to moral toll on America, center-right American Action Forum study find mass deportation would inflict massive economic costs;  No room for equivocation: GOP elected officials and candidates must follow lead of Sen. Ben Sasse and  others and reject Trump We have never believed that Donald Trump would try to, or would be capable of, … Continue reading »

Rob Portman: With Trump

Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, the leader of the GOP nationally and here in Ohio.  Previously, Senator Rob Portman said that he would support the Republican nominee, whether it’s Trump or someone else.  Unless Portman now grows a backbone and follows the lead of fellow Republican Senator Ben Sasse, declaring unequivocally … Continue reading »

Donald Trump’s Nomination: A Moment of Truth for the GOP, for Latino and Immigrant Voters and for Who We Are as America

Frank Sharry: “Donald Trump is not a clown to be dismissed, he’s a threat to be defeated” We have long recognized the dangers of Donald Trump and his blend of nativism, demagoguery and authoritarianism. Since his campaign launch, Trump has tried to mainstream a vision of America that is taken directly from the fringes of the white … Continue reading »

In the Era of Trump, Will The RNC Even Bother With Cinco de Mayo “Hispandering” This Year?

It’s almost that time of the year again — some annual Cinco de Mayo “Hispandering” from Reince Priebus and the Republican National Committee. But, there’s one huge difference this year — the presumptive GOP nominee is a blatant racist. In fact, this year, that day will fall at around the same time Donald Trump — … Continue reading »