Kellyanne Conway’s undo influence on Donald Trump

Trump’s post-election speech in Phoenix

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver a major address in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday, Aug. 31. His speech, a day after the Arizona Primary Election, is expected to be two-pronged, focusing on both “post-primary unity,” and illegal immigration policies under a Trump administration. As a border state Arizona has long been the acknowledged major portal for smuggled people from myriad countries and illicit contraband, including drugs that make their way into our neighborhoods.

Arizona Republicans are eager to hear Donald Trump address their concerns. The “unity” aspect should be interesting since showboater Jeff Flake has publicly stated that “Trump can’t win and shouldn’t win.” Facing a tough electionJohn McCain, has remained somewhat more circumspect.

The influence of vice presidential nominee Mike Pence and newly appointed campaign manager Kellyanne Conway appears to have made it increasingly unclear where Trump stands on the issue that moved him to the front of the 17-candidate pack — leaving his spokeswoman Katrina Pierson to stammer, “He hasn’t changed his position on immigration. He’s changed the words that he is saying.”

Conservatives can’t afford to lose sight of the full-circle fact that in 2014 Kellyanne Conway, who previously worked with then-Congressman Mike Pence, made the case to Republicans that the party should embrace a comprehensive immigration bill and legal status for illegals, blandly referred to as “undocumented immigrants.” Conrad, a strategist and pollster, signed on to this FWD.us memo that concluded, among other items, that “Americans overwhelmingly believe the immigration system in the country is broken and that Congress should take immediate action to fix it. “  In fact, America’s generous legal immigration system is not “broken” at all.  Only the will to enforce it is. FWD.us is a construct of liberal billionaire Mark Zuckerbergpushing the fallacy that “we are a nation of immigrants.” In fact, we are a nation of citizens.

On a related note, it’s good to see Immigration Counters back online. The go-to source for more reliable numbers than the stagnant 10 – 11 million we have been told are in our country illegally for the past decade. The absurd undercounts don’t reflect births or additional people stealthily crossing into the United States on a daily basis. 

12 Responses to Kellyanne Conway’s undo influence on Donald Trump

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    Thanks for the back story. I’ve been wondering what the hell was going on with Trump’s campaign the past few days. Every time I hear the words “softening his immigration stance” I wince. Many Americans turned out in droves to cheer him on and voted for Donald Trump in the presidential primaries for the simple reason that he made the illegal invasion of the USA his major focal point. I’ve had a mistrust of Pence but it appeared his time in congress and as a governor, clear speaking abilities and calm manner as opposed to Trump’s bombastic one might be exactly what the ticket needed. Now it looks like a major hoodwink of both Trump and his conservative base is taking place. I hope I’m wrong, but fear I’m not.

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    Just saw this morning that Zuckerberg and his wife had a private audience with the Pope, and it’s highly unlikely that they were making arrangements to get their child baptized.

    As to Mike Pence, he has been an insider for too long, but gets cover from his evangelical credentials.

    Ann Coulter, whose new book just hit the stores, “In Trump We Trust”, has also been quick to note her dissatisfaction with the waffling going on now regarding immigration.

    Meanwhile, here’s a story of political interest, right here in AZ:

    http://townhall.com/columnists/kenblackwell/2016/08/29/arizona-attorney-general-brnovich-defends-the-first-amendment-n2211298

  3. Matt DeGennaro says:

    “On the issues” provides an overview of Pence’s votes when he was in Congress and actions as Governor of Indiana. They look good. At this point, we can only hope. My trust level is in the toilet these days.

    http://www.ontheissues.org/Governor/Mike_Pence_Immigration.htm

  4. Maggie says:

    Trump should have kept Paul Manafort on as his strategist. He took him from Egoville and brought him across the finish line ahead of 16 others with far greater political expertise than Trump could ever hope to have. Kellyanne Conrad makes my skin crawl.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    As I posted yesterday or the day before, my faith in this country is pretty much lost. My Church has a Marxist Pope, the Republican party which I’ve belonged to for my whole life (except the last several years) is a party of liberals and progressives, free speech now requires a permit and a zone. Illegal aliens are treated better than our veterans and our border is not secured.

    That said, I’ll wait for Trump to clear up the mess on Wednesday. Kellyanne Conway is a fast talker who has been around D.C. for decades. Democrats like her. She’s worked for Ted Cruz against Donald Trump. She has all the opposition research on him. Since she’s been campaign manager, things have gone flooey. Maybe it’ll turn out alright for Trump but if he is led to go down the path of McCain’s “Gang of 8,” my loss of faith in our system will be proven correct.

  6. Kent says:

    Being distrustful is not my nature, but I am also too smart to be gullible. I trust Kellyanne Conrad about as far as I can throw my house.

  7. Conservative Since Birth says:

    In April 2013, a lobbying group called FWD.us (aimed at lobbying for immigration reform and improvements to education) was launched, with John Doerr listed as one of the founders. Doerr is a supporter of the Democratic Party and has hosted fundraisers for them on several occasions.

    Censorship by Google?

    Consider this:

    John Doerr (venture capitalist with Kleiner Perkins) sits on the Google Board of Directors

    He was an Obama campaign contribution “bundler.”

    Obama named Doerr to participate in the Jobs Council.

    When the Stimulus Act was passed in 2009, sixteen of Doerr’s firms received stimulus money.

    What a surprise! Doerr advises Obama as to which firms should receive Stimulus Act funds and sure enough, more than 3/4 of the firms in which Doerr has an interest end up getting Stimulus funding.

    There’s more…

    Diane Feinstein (D-CA) invested $1M with Doerr one month before the Act was passed. She tripled her money in that one month. Other Democrat politicians may have “invested” as well.

    Before Obama took office, Doerr was worth about $1.7B. Now he’s worth about $4.7B. A lot of his gain in wealth can be attributed to special favors and inside information from the Obama administration.

    So of course Doerr continues to return those favors by manipulating Google search results in a way that favors Democrats.

  8. East Valley Conservative says:

    I saw Donald Trump being interviewed by Sean Hannity in Texas the other night. It made my head spin when Trump began polling the audience as to whether or not they were OK with deporting millions of people who had lived here for 15 or 20 years and been part of hardworking families. Those “hard workers” displaced American citizens often in construction jobs or in the service industries. I had to turn off the interview after others like Rudy Giuliani were forced to explain what Trump meant. Why do we need third party interpreters to find out what Trump is saying? Because Trump appears to be unsure himself. He can’t have it both ways. Find a policy and stick with it, but if it’s different from what he campaigned on w’e’re in deep trouble.

  9. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Exclusive — Breitbart/Gravis Arizona Poll Shows Razor Thin Margin Between John McCain, Kelli Ward Heading into Election – Breitbart

    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/29/exclusive-breitbartgravis-arizona-poll-shows-razor-thin-margin-between-john-mccain-kelli-ward-heading-into-election/

    Get out the vote for Kelli Ward tomorrow.

    • Braveheart says:

      From Breitbart’s “lips” to God’s ears! I pray Kelli Ward wins, even if it’s by the slimmest margin. I was out pounding signs for her last week.

  10. Hunter says:

    Stop enabling Trump by blaming his campaign staff. While not evil like Hillary, Trump is not a good person and is not a pleasant person either. Nor does he have a “good brain” for anything except getting free publicity. He is an unreliable flip-flopper; he doesn’t need help from his staff to be a bad candidate or a lying buffoon.

    This backtracking on illegal aliens must be what he was privately talking to the New York Times about during the primary. It looks like what he said was relevant. No wonder he didn’t want the transcript of his interview released.

    Trump needs to get his act together before he causes the GOP to lose the Senate as well as the Presidency. If he can’t or won’t, then he should drop out of the campaign and let a Republican run instead.

  11. Saguaro Sam says:

    Important, RE Arizona/voting: from breitbart.com today

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Monday that at least two state government election board websites were hacked by foreign attackers.
    State board websites in Arizona and Illinois are believed to be the websites that were breached, according to Yahoo. The hacks are suspected to be of either Russian or Turkish actors.

    “Someone is trying to hack these databases, and they succeeded in exfiltrating data, which is significant in itself,” says Thomas Rid, a cybersecurity-focused professor in the War Studies department at King’s College of London and author of Rise of the Machines. “In the context of all the other attempts to interfere with this election, it’s a big deal.”

    In its warning sent to state-level election boards, the FBI described an attack on at least one of those two election websites as using a technique called SQL injection. It’s a common trick, which works by entering code into an entry field on a website that’s only meant to receive data inputs, triggering commands on the site’s backend and sometimes giving the attacker unintended access to the site’s server. In this case, it seems to have allowed the hackers to steal 200,000 voter records from the Illinois board of elections, and to cause the Illinois board to close registration for ten days.

    In an op-ed published at Breitbart earlier last week, George Washing University Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf warned about the vulnerability of our voting system to hackers — including those who could be in the pay of a foreign government.