Monday 22 October 2018

Why Donald Trump won - a McCain TV advert from 2010 explains

This television advertisement for the late John McCain, broadcast when he was fighting a tight primary in 2010, explains why in 2016 (almost half the) American electors preferred Donald Trump to any of the mainstream politicians who offered themselves as candidates for the presidency. 

Trump was elected to stop illegal immigrants (and, as far as many supporters were concerned, Muslim immigrants) from entering the USA.

In the advert, McCain walks along an incomplete fence with a local Sheriff, McCain listing the problems 

"Drug and human smuggling, home invasions, murder."
The sheriff replies,
"We're outmanned. Of all the illegals in America, more than half come through Arizona."
McCain's proposal, which the sheriff thinks is perfect, is
"Complete the danged fence."
McCain was being disingenuous as he had supported a bill in 2005, jointly sponsored by Ted Kennedy, to grant an amnesty. In a 2007 Vanity Fair interview, McCain said,

"I think the fence is least effective. But I'll build the goddamned fence if they want it."
In September 2008, on the eve of the election in which he ran for president, McCain told the Spanish-language channel Univision that his plans did not include "walls and fences."

People, some of whom dislike Trump, voted for him because they thought he was serious about immigration control. Whether he was remains to be seen.

In fact the accelerating movement of very large numbers from the Third to the First World is the same issue that dominates politics in Europe and the U.S. 

Let us hear no more nonsense about the deceased McCain being a man of principle. In fact his cupboard contains more than one skeleton.

1 comment:

  1. The jury is not still out. Trump has had more than enough time and has done nothing serious to stem turd world or illegal immigration. Neither has he done anything to prevent the Leftwing shutdown of anti-immigration speech which is immeasurably more aggressive than it was in 2016.

    Leave aside the tweets Trump’s administration has been a continuation of Obama’s.

    Two years of Trump and Heritage America is still under ferocious seige, American culture far more pozzed, and the demographic situation far worse than under Obama’s admin.

    Each day there are more people from shithole countries in the United States than the day before. Trump has not made a dent in the trend let alone reversed it.