Trump’s insults of diversity visa recipients (“worst of the worst”) are very, very stupid (far, far worse than the Curiel remarks, but who’s paying attention?), and may well lead to the public becoming more pro-immigration.
For the sake of argument, let’s grant him the “may well lead to”. So what? Immigration restrictionism has been a populist issue for decades, hell probably forever. Its lack of popular support has never been an obstacle to bringing it to fruition.
The owned marionettes comprising the political class and their unholy coalition of puppet masters–the chamber of commerce, the labor unions, George Soros, the Koch brothers–are the reason restrictionism hasn’t happened.
With Cruz as president there is, optimistically, a 10% chance we’re talking about chain migration right now. With any of the other candidates, it’s a guaranteed 0%.
Meanwhile, Trump has put it into play. Seriously so, to the extent that it is now a real legislative possibility. He is the first president since Eisenhower poised to significantly reduce immigration into the US.
I don’t care if his approach is ‘divisive’ or if it causes the issue to poll modestly less favorably. Restrictionism has been consistently popular for decades and that has resulted in exactly nothing being accomplished. Instead, it’s given us nation-wrecking disasters like the Derb’s favorite statistic:
Our country has admitted more Muslims for settlement in the fifteen years since 2001 than we did in the fifteen years prior. You can’t get more insane than that.
In fairness, Pithom does note that he is glad Trump is bringing immigration up. He’s a serious thinker worthy of respect, but he’s doing what so many of the faux noble cuckservatives did during the election by making the gritty, vulgar man of action the enemy of the perfect form that never, ever goes through the formality of actually manifesting itself.