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Frank Sharry: “Descent Down the Escalator of Racism Continues”

Four years ago, soon after Donald Trump kicked off his presidential candidacy by slandering Mexicans as “rapists,” America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry said of Trump: He is challenging the American people, and the Republican Party specifically, by putting down the dog whistle and picking up the bullhorn … We’re talking about a frontrunner throwing … Continue reading »

Trump’s White Working Class Gender Gap Is Made Worse By His Failed and Racist Approach to Immigrants and Immigration

A deep dive by Ron Brownstein explores part of the reason Despite the fretting of some pundits and observers, Donald Trump’s harsh statements and even harsher policies towards immigrants and immigration may not be the secret ingredient that unlocks reelection for him and the GOP.  Dating back to state races in 2017, especially in Virginia, … Continue reading »

Is Trump’s Reliance on Racism and Xenophobia Working? Voters in Fox News Poll Say No

Newswhip analysis and political reporters agree It’s now clear as crystal. Racial incitement and xenophobia will be the animating force of President Trump’s 2020 re-election effort. Trump believes it was the key to his 2016 victory. However, in 2018, xenophobia backfired badly on the GOP after Trump – and most Republican candidates – closed with … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Greg Sargent and Others Highlight How Stephen Miller and GOP are Defending the Indefensible

While Trump’s racism continues to take center stage, Stephen Miller makes a rare appearance on Fox News in an attempt to defend the indefensible attacks Trump has made against four U.S. members of Congress in a string of deplorable tweets. Here’s what leading national observers had to say in response: The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent: “Mike Pence and … Continue reading »

Not Just Politics As Usual, But A Moral Test for the “American Idea” as Well

Leading observers argue that the U.S. has reached a moral crisis, where the very existence of a modern, liberal, multiracial democracy is at stake. Adam Serwer of The Atlantic, Jamelle Bouie of the New York Times and Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post argue, in different ways, that as a nation we have reached a … Continue reading »

Trump’s North Carolina Rally: A Vile Foreshadow of 2020

The Trump-GOP Message of Hate, Division and Bigotry Failed in 2018 If anyone was still doubting the premise, last night’s ugly rally in North Carolina confirmed that President Trump – to an extent unprecedented in modern American politics – will run an overtly racist presidential campaign with a core focus on animating racial grievance and … Continue reading »

Let’s Not Forget: Trump Closed Hard With Xenophobia in 2018, and it Backfired Badly

It’s clear that racial incitement and xenophobia will be the animating force of President Trump’s 2020 re-election effort. As political observers assess the related ugliness and implications, it’s worth noting that: Xenophobia backfired badly in 2018 after Trump – and most GOP candidates – closed with ugly and cynical attack ads focused on caravans, criminals … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry for USA Today: “Democrats can turn immigration into a total loser for Donald Trump in 2020 — if they dare”

“[Trump] lines the pockets of his super wealthy friends, picks the pockets of ordinary Americans, and points the finger at brown and black immigrants. This is nothing less than the strategic use of racism in the service of plutocracy.” As Trump kicks off his reelection in Orlando today — and former undocumented Trump property workers … Continue reading »

In 2020 Campaign, John Cornyn is the Texas Mouthpiece for Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Message

Texas is ground zero for the fight for and against a border wall. The state has the longest border with Mexico of any American state which is why President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on that border is of vital importance to the Lone Star state. On March 14, 2019, … Continue reading »

Martha McSally Lost in 2018 by Adopting Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Message. She’s Doubling Down in 2020

On March 14, 2018, the United States Senate delivered a stunning rebuke to President Trump. Fifty-nine Senators, including 12 Republican Senators, stood up for the Constitution and voted to reject Trump’s fake national emergency. On the other hand, 41 Republican Senators chose Trump over the Constitution, and one of them was the recently appointed Senator … Continue reading »