Trump’s appeal? He gives voice to Americans

Phoenix appearance with Sheriff Arpaio dominates national news

Recently announced presidential candidate Donald Trump’s scheduled campaign stop in Phoenix today has been instructive. Initially dismissed as a mega-mogul with a penchant for speaking his mind, it turns out he has a massive following.

His appearance had to be moved from the upscale Biltmore Resort, which was unable to accommodate the growing crowd, to the Phoenix Convention Center, as thousands requested tickets.

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on the man and his blunt illegal immigration message.

Amnesty proponents, Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are appalled. Gov. Doug Ducey, who ran as a border hawk and did an abrupt post-election turnaround, is averting his eyes and keeping his head down. Phoenix’ far-left mayor and his bobble-headed contingent of Democrat City Council members are aghast. The Republicans pick at their collars and shift uncomfortably when Trump’s name is mentioned. Arizona’s GOP members of the congressional delegation have gone uncharacteristically mute.

With elections just around the bend and Balkan-like ethnic polarization becoming the norm, politicos are walking a tightrope, spittle-laden fingers to the wind, worrying which words they utter will offend which bloc the most or least. The group they appear less concerned about offending are American citizens. The open borders clique at the fading Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is foaming-at-the-mouth apoplectic, spewing the type of rancid rhetoric the leftist newspaper prefers to attribute to conservatives who take issue with its extreme editorial policy.

The uncomfortable truth is that much of what Trump has to say on illegal immigration strikes a chord with Arizona residents who are weary of the steady flow of foreign nationals, taking jobs and making demands, sapping our resources, stretching our generosity and yes, committing crime. Lots of it. They are jailed, even deported and return to commit more. WND’s Aaron Klein substantiates the facts with his report, “FBI data backs up Trump claims on illegals and crime.”

Then ask yourself why Republicans shift embarrassingly when the unvarnished truth is boldly stated. By turning a blind eye and going tight-lipped, they are not representing American citizens of either party who deserve better. But even more to the point, since they ran as Republicans, they are complicit in ensuring the ultimate irrelevancy of the GOP. Immigrant groups —- even those who came legally through the front door —- have generally remained, generations later, in the Democrat camp.

Donald Trump’s surprising popularity shouldn’t be so surprising.  He is giving voice to the frustrations many Americans feel and are unable to articulate for fear of being slurred or unfairly labeled. 

Donald Trump has no such concerns. For that we should be grateful.


27 Responses to Trump’s appeal? He gives voice to Americans

  1. Pima Pal says:

    Excellent assessment, SRAZ! This post describes me to a “T.” I am weary of being deemed a racist or bigot for wanting the border secured and our laws enforced. I have never previously given Donald Trump a second thought, but he speaks the truth on the issue of illegal immigration when most others cower. He ought to visit Tucson, take a stroll along the border and see for himself what we live with here in Pima County.

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Mexican Elites Secretly Agree With Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has hit a nerve. He’s making the two-faced RINOs very nervous. The turnout in Phoenix today is like a middle finger to John McCain and Jeff Flake. They just got run over by The Donald.

    • State Delegate says:

      This is terrific! The McCain cabal and their hangers-on are getting an enormous dose of reality. I hope it registers at the polls. We have a chance to get rid of McCain with Dr.Kelli Ward!

  3. ZOO says:

    How can you not be ecstatic watching the likes of Priebus, McCain, Flake, Graham, and the entire GOP criminal cabal self-consuming their tighty whities? Doug Ducey should be recalled before the Phoenix high drops to 99. He is EXACTLY as advertised.

  4. Tempe state committeeman says:

    I am just loving it, watching the Republicrats squirm and yes this is a whopping big dose of reality for the snakes in the grass who need to be ousted from the GOP asap. R U hearing us, John, Jeff, Rubio, Jeb, Pauly Ryan, Whimmsey McGrahamnesty, Chris Crusty, and the rest of you clowns who better start to listen to your employers ie us taxpayers.

  5. Tempe state committeeman says:

    Bless you Donald keep on shouting the truth!

  6. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Parking will be tough. Leave early. I’m heading out before long. Hope to see a gigantic crowd.

  7. Saguaro Sam says:

    You know who is grateful for Donald Trump?
    The moms and dads and husbands and wives and children of the victims who died because of an illegal. They have gone hither and yon, knocking on the doors of members of Congress; sending letters to Obama and to anyone who they hoped would help—to no avail.

    McCain and Flake and all the others, first and foremost Obama, have blood on their hands.

    God is in HIs Heaven, and those who participated in this will have an interesting and toasty Eternity.

    Memphis, TN City Council has voted to Dig Up the grave of a Confederate General and remove the monument to be sold for profit.
    (——of course)

  8. Ellsworth says:

    There is no question Trump has lit a long simmering fuse. For that we should all thank him.

  9. azgary says:

    just got home from the trump event.

    had a great time and met a lot of wonderful people and the place was packed

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Ditto, azgary! That was quite a crowd! I was also very glad to see Maricopa County GOP Chair Tyler Bowyer separate himself from the establishment by taking to the stage. He’s got spirit and is not under their thumb. Both fine attributes. He’s no Robert McGrahamnesty, which is a real plus in my estimation.

      • azgary says:

        im in pinal county and had never seen him before, I was surprised at how young he is, it was good to see.

        little robby mcgraham needs to be tossed out, and censured.

        a no confidence vote and a censuring by county and LD’s’s for that pos member of the McCain mafia is in order and WAY past due

      • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

        I didn’t support Tyler Bowyer when he ran for Maricopa County chairman, but would now. He has shown me that he is not under the control of the AZ Republican power elites, and his independence is impressive. I’d love to see him in the role of state chairman. Robert Graham is too busy licking McCain and McFlake’s boots to care about the Republican activists and rank and file GOP voters.

  10. Frankly Speaking says:

    I stood in line in the hot Phoenix sun for an hour and a half to get in to hear Donald Trump. Then I stood for nearly three hours inside the convention hall since there were no chairs for the massive crowd. My feet still ache, but I’m glad I attended. Trump serves an important role in bringing the issues of our sieve-like border, illegal immigration, and accompanying crime to the 2016 presidential debate. The other candidates needed to see the crowds of regular folks he garners and realize that this is an issue of extreme importance to Americans. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are the lead amnesty supporters and should never get the nomination.

    I‘ve read all of the coverage to see if Trump got a fair shake. He did not. Ditto the TV coverage. Derisive language was used in describing Trump in every article I read. The truth is he did a good job explaining Obama’s disastrous “trade bill” and shining a much needed light on the border problems and the crime flowing into the US from Mexican. Two parents of children killed by illegals who had been deported and returned spoke passionately about the issue.

    Channel 15, which focused entirely on the protestors in the street outside, clearly showed its own bias in support of illegals. Had I not seen them myself, I would have thought they were the main event. The were contained outside and disrupted nothing.

  11. Orion says:

    The old saying about not being able to trust the news applies here in spades. The media have their own leftwing agenda and need to sensationalize in order to promote that skewed view.

  12. Clementine says:

    Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was on ABC’s “This Week” this morning. She described Donald Trump as “tapping into an anger that I hear every day.”

    “People are angry that a commonsense thing like securing the border or ending sanctuary cities is somehow considered extreme. “It’s not extreme, it’s commonsense. We need to secure the border.”

    “People are also angry at a professional political class of both parties that talks a good game, give good speeches, but somehow nothing ever really changes,” she added. “And people are angry as well at a double standard in the media.”

    She’s very sharp on a a whole range of topics: I intend to pay more attention to what she’s saying.

  13. Joe says:

    I am a democrat who will vote for Donald trump on this single issue alone. I am so fed up with the force feeding of illegal foreign nationals. California has practically become a Third World Mexico.

  14. StetsonXXX says:

    I sincerely hope this post is read by many. It’s well written and should be an op-ed editorial. Of course, the daily newspaper (AZ Pravda) doesn’t print opposing views.
    Good job, guys.

  15. Retired in Mesa says:

    You folks need to take a hard look at how Trump is perceived by the electorate in this country. He’s mostly viewed as a huckster and buffoon — definitely not the guy we want leading the charge against illegal immigration. He has zero chance of winning the nomination, and at worst he’ll split the party and insure a Democtaric victory in 2016. Maybe that’s fine with some conservatives, but not me. Just my two cents.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Where do you get the idea that this site, which I read daily, is endorsing Donald Trump? I haven’t seen any endorsements at this early stage, where not all potential candidates have even announced.

      As to the rest of us, we are not a lockstep bunch. However I will go out on a limb and say that it’s a good bet not many will be voting for Trump. What I, and I assume others find appealing is that he has brought this major issue to the forefront and boldly addresses the enormous problem the United States has with illegal immigration. We can’t acculturate resistant illiterate third worlders into our society nor should we have to try. Mexicans, Central Americans, Somalis and other groups have no desire to Americanize but want benefits and to impose their backward way of life on the rest of us. Trump is not wrong in outing many as criminals. The facts bear that out.

      Regardless of the constant liberal drumbeat telling us otherwise, diversity is not enriching this country. Unity, including learning our history and speaking English, is what has that effect.

      As to who should “lead the charge against illegal immigration,” who do you suggest? Jeb Bush is married to a a woman who was born and raised in Mexico, whose own father was an illegal. The Bushes speak Spanish in their home, and Jeb “mistakenly” identified himself as Hispanic on a voter registration form. How about amnesty supporters John McCain or Jeff Flake or their ‘Gang of 8’ buddy Marco Rubio?

      • Retired in Mesa says:

        Aside from the kamakaze wing of the party, I doubt immigration will be the decisive issue in the 2016 election. The real debate, I think, will focus on the decline of the middle class and the consolidation of excessive wealth among the top one percent. We conservatives have much to contribute to this discussion, but it looks like none of our announced candidates have the guts to confront the issue. Better to be ideologically pure and lose, I guess. Seems crazy to me, but what the hell, I’m old.

      • ZOO says:

        “…Aside from the kamakaze wing of the party, I doubt immigration will be the decisive issue in the 2016 election…”

        Thank you for that. Come back soon with a new handle: “Retard in Mesa.”

    • ZOO says:

      If you want to see a split and insure a Democratic victory, then make sure Jeb Bush is nominated. Hard-headed (and I’m being kind) Republican party hacks continue to keep Bush at the top of the polls – even after he has been ‘murdered’ across the spectrum of the media for months. Trump said it best ‘I’m only tied with Jeb Bush? He’s terrible.’

      The game plan of the GOP Establishment is to force Bush on the electorate. They did it with McCain, they did it with Romney. The country clubbers are sh*tting their drawers because Trump is store-windowing something they desperately did not want ANY Republican to talk about.

      The onus is on the collection of racketeers and thieves known as the “establishment” Republican party – not the electorate. They have folded like a Campfire Girl at every challenge – handing victory to leftists at every turn to the point where there is little left to fight for. Their threat of ‘Bush or nothing’ is going to buy them nothing but irrelevance and ultimately permanent irrelevance.

      BTW the more you, the GOPe, and the mainstream media trash Donald Trump, the more popular he is going to get. You mind want to keep that in mind.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Your use of the term, “kamakaze wing of the party, “ shows your ass as surely as if you were swimming in Horst Krause’s Shangri-La pool for the nude-a-thon this weekend.

      You claim to be a conservative, but your peculiar use of language gives you away. Illegal immigration is the single decisive issue for many voters, since so much else is hinged to it. Don’t you believe a nation has a right to enforceable sovereign borders? How about knowing who is here, when terrorists who despise us have us and our freedoms in their sights. You say you are old. If you have children or grandchildren, you should be thinking past your own mortality and showing concern for the lives they and their future generations will have. Then again, maybe you’re just old and selfish?