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[–] Firevine 3 points 16 points (+19|-3) ago 

That's a good little read. I love the path that Trump has taken, even if it is his own brand of political double speak. It's like, double double speak, so it cancels itself out or something. I don't know. I don't maths good.

Trump is turning out to be one of the few things I've disagreed with Neal Boortz on. Boortz has LONG said that the GOP needs a kick in the pants, and well, here it is, yet half of Boortz's Twitter feed is "If Trump is GOP candidate, prepare for Hillary". My ass. Don't sit here and say we need one thing, but when that thing arrives, say it's wrong. If the GOP is an ass, Trump is Red Forman.

Trump is showing America how much of a dog and pony show our politics are, and he's** thriving** for it. That makes me extremely hopeful that maybe, MAYBE something will actually change. Is he in it for himself? Of course he is. Every politician is in it for himself. He's being fearless though, and even if I don't agree, I like that. I lean more towards Jeb Bush when it comes to immigration, but I also feel like Bush is trying to play to too much of a crowd. What happens when anything at all ever tries to play to too much of a crowd? It sucks, miserably, and becomes generic and dull. I'm going to be honest, I fuckin' love immigrants. C'mon over, let the good guys prosper and have opportunities they wouldn't otherwise, and let the legal system sort out the bad guys. Bring food, because I like food. That said, I also appreciate Trump being a hardass and not pulling punches. It's the same reason I almost joined the Marines when they sent recruiters to my high school. "We're not going to promise you shit, it's going to be tough, and you're going to hate it." They almost got my signature right there because of that.

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[–] whynotanon1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Should the legal system sort it out after they have already come here, committed crime, and become a part of our society and member of our prison system? Or should immigration sort it out, demand criminal record checks, education, employability, drug tests, blood tests for diseases. I've lived in South Korea for the past 3 years. My immigration visa requires a Bachelor's degree, requires a work contract, requires drug tests, and blood tests to screen for HIV/AIDS. I think when Trump says we aren't getting Mexico's best and brightest he's right. We are getting Mexico's desperate who will do anything to make a better life for themselves. Even if it means breaking the law, entering a country illegally and if they are willing to do that, whose to say they will respect our other laws?

I like the idea of immigration with selective requirements. I see the horror stories in Sweden with their massive refugee influx and all the problems it has created. You want to weed out the bad apples before they come, not after.

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[–] Firevine 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Should the legal system sort it out after they have already come here, committed crime, and become a part of our society and member of our prison system?

Yes. Come here and commit a felony, you get sent right back out. Happened to a friend of my family even. Got sent right back to England for drug trafficking.

Or should immigration sort it out, demand criminal record checks, education, employability, drug tests, blood tests for diseases.

Also yes, though I'd love to see a more streamlined, less bureaucratic approach. I grew up with a LOT of Hispanic immigrants, many of whom were "in the system" for more than a decade as resident aliens. We're not talking shlubs who hopped the fence to work as dishwashers either. I had a friend from El Salvador who's father was a prominent engineer, and she too became an engineer. She lived most of her life in the US by this point, in Georgia for years, yet still had to pay out of state fees to go to Georgia Tech. Clearly, a family that should be welcome in the US, yet they got jerked around by the system.

My immigration visa requires a Bachelor's degree, requires a work contract, requires drug tests, and blood tests to screen for HIV/AIDS.

One of the many reasons I laugh at people who call America "racist" for wanting tighter immigration laws. Our immigration laws are lax as fuck compared to most of the rest of the developed world.

We are getting Mexico's desperate who will do anything to make a better life for themselves. Even if it means breaking the law, entering a country illegally and if they are willing to do that, whose to say they will respect our other laws?

I understand your point, and I concede that to you, but I really WANT for these people to be able to make a better life for themselves, just as much as I'm happy to have Indian immigrants come over and be doctors and engineers, or even gas station and hotel owners. I've never been in the mind that they're "taking our jobs". Americans aren't clamoring and beating down doors to wash dishes and cut grass. As for the criminal element, at least in my experience, they're in the minority. Crime is everywhere, and everyone has criminals. Someone who is not going to respect laws is not going to respect laws wherever they live.

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

i think if there's one thing we can say for sure it's that Hillary can't beat Trump. You'll note that Hillary's decline has coincided with Trump's rise. She could beat most of the clowns the GOP has up on stage but he is a perfect match-up for her. Expect Biden or Sanders to get the nom.

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[–] FormerDiggUser 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Sanders has my vote.

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[–] Imapopulistnow 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

What I find fascinating is that while Scott Adams must analse the tactics used by Trump, I will speculate that Trump does not even think of them. They are just a natural process that he has so refined over his life, they are now instinctual. And thus he can always land on his feet.