Minorities Need to Fear Congress, Not Trump

23 Jul , 2015  

Today the New Republic had an interesting article on the impact of Donald Trump’s candidacy among minority voters. While it is still far too early to accurately predict the Trump effect, it is clear he’s not stopping until he implodes. The fact that he has been able to continue his campaign in light of comments made about John McCain means we are in for at least several more weeks of his nonsense.

However, its Congress, not Trump, that minority voters need to be wary of. Let’s assume that Republicans like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio do in fact want immigration reform–this does not change the fact that the House will likely remain entrenched against reform. Outside of border areas, it simply won’t drive members of Congress from highly gerrymandered districts to enact change.

While Executive Action alone will not solve this problem–minorities stand a much chance of support and reform with a Democratic Presidential Candidate.


Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore–via Wikimedia Commons

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