Hillary Clinton’s scary prediction could be true
Clinton, who said she planned to host unnamed Latino leaders at her home in Washington Friday night to seek their support, said she is “optimistic” that comprehensive immigration reform legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship could be enacted if she is president. She said Trump’s defeat in November could send a wake-up call to Republicans that the policies they championed with voters in 2012 and 2016 failed to make the GOP a national party that could capture the White House.
Advisers inside Clinton’s campaign believe Trump’s policy prescriptions and rhetoric could prove toxic enough to compel Republican lawmakers and party leaders to once and for all abandon their enthusiasm or tolerance for anti-immigrant policies, if the GOP loses decisively in the fall.
Now of course, one shouldn’t believe everything that politicians say, or even most things. Normally an utterance of someone running for office, especially the office of President, is designed to further her chances of getting elected and does not represent her true thoughts.
But here we have an utterance that seems to me will scare Republicans into voting for Trump more than it will rally Hispanics who have already been rallied and are in her corner.
This also seems like the sort of thing that cuckservatives like Paul Ryan and Jeb Bush and even Karl Rove will believe 100%. This is one of the reasons why I think it’s likely game over if Hillary wins. Obama’s win over Romney didn’t change much. The Supreme Court remained controlled by conservatives, Republicans in Congress did not cooperate with Obama on immigration, nothing much changed. I think it will be very different if Hillary beats Trump.