Remember how the Trump phenomenon is a referendum on the decades old bait-and-switch scam practiced by the Republican Party? You know, how every election the rubes get promised an end to abortion, teh gheys prayed-away, Obamacare repealed, the Kenyan Mooslim Usurper hounded out of town — and especially how they were going to get their country back from all those folks of the wrong hue, speaking the wrong language and flooding across the border with canteloupes for calves? And how after every election all that never happened and it was back to business as usual and Washington’s just a sack of skunks with a reek you can smell in Topeka?
I bet you remember too how Trump rolled the whole rotten corpse of your granddaddy’s GOP and all its deal-making, C.R.E.A.M.ed
leaders traitors by speaking the unspeakable and vowing to do what none of the weaklings and failures would or could dare to imagine. Round up the invaders and ship them — toddlers and abuelos alike — through the yuuuuge, classy gate in that yuuuge and beautiful wall?
Well, guess what Trump-rubes. You’re being rolled. Again.
Here’s Trump-surrogate and GOP congressman Chris Collins blowing the gaffe:
Collins said he believed the wall Trump promised to build along the US-Mexico border would be more an idea than a physical wall. “I have called it a virtual wall. Maybe we will be building a wall over some aspects of it; I don’t know….
“I call it a rhetorical deportation of 12 million people,” Collins said.
He then gestured toward a door in his Capitol Hill office.
“They go out that door, they go in that room, they get their work papers, Social Security number, then they come in that door, and they’ve got legal work status but are not citizens of the United States,” Collins said. “So there was a virtual deportation as they left that door for processing and came in this door.”
Collins added: “We’re not going to put them on a bus, and we’re not going to drive them across the border.”
And there you have it folks.* Trump is, as ever, a fraud. His prominent supporters know it. His opponents know it. The only question is when his voters figure it out, should, FSM-forbit, the scalp ferret and its pedestal ever take up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
*Please note that, of course, I’m not saying it’s a bad thing that a prominent Republican acknowledges that there isn’t going to be a terrifying episode of ethnic cleansing here in these United States. I’m just drawing attention to the fact that, in what should surprise no one, the con is strong in this candidate and this party.
Image: Georges de la Tour, The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs, c. 1634 or before