Trump Supporter John Kasich Is No Moderate

John Kasich this morning intends to juxtapose “Two Paths” for America; his, of “optimism,” and Donald Trump’s “path to darkness.” Kasich seems to think he has a lofty and pure moral standing over Trump just because he hasn’t repugnantly mocked another candidate’s wife on Twitter.

Good for him — but John Kasich is no better than Donald Trump. Kasich’s “zero chance” quip ruling out a run as Trump’s VP means nothing. Because so long as John Kasich refuses to revoke his support for Trump as the GOP nominee, Kasich is enabling Trump and his xenophobia and misogyny.

John Kasich continues to tolerate and accept Trump at his worst rhetorically, and he’s just as right-wing as Trump when it comes to policy:

Extreme anti-choice positions: As governor of Ohio, Kasich has “signed and supported some of the most stringent anti-abortion legislation in the country.” Kasich signed 16 antiabortion measures between 2011 and 2015, including a […]

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Cruz Is Indistinguishable From Trump On Immigration

Ted Cruz was faced with a supporter who told his story about needing immigrant workers to support his dairy farm, but instead of facing facts, Cruz repeated his rote points about securing the border and attacking immigrants.

More so than any other candidate in the GOP field, Ted Cruz has copied Donald Trump’s flagrant anti-immigrant rhetoric and adopted his hard-line anti-immigrant policies as his own. Ted Cruz:

Opposes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants;
Opposes DACA and the DREAM Act;
Says that he will use Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to “look for” and forcibly deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.;
Supported Arizona’s “Papers Please” law;
Suggested that immigrants are responsible for the opioid epidemic; and,
Seems to support self-deportation.

Don’t waste your time looking for daylight between Trump and Cruz’s extreme anti-immigrant views, because there’s no difference and Ted Cruz is actually trying to run to the right of the […]

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Donald Trump’s Nativist Fearmongering

Donald Trump’s new plan to limit legal immigration is front and center at tonight’s CNN debate.

Trump has made hardline anti-immigrant policies a litmus test in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. He’s recognized the GOP base’s red meat cravings, and eagerly fed them as much inflammatory rhetoric as they can handle. Trump’s nativist strategy is to alienate, marginalize, and exclude — and each and every day he goes a step further, with the rest of the Republican field following him in near-lockstep.

 
Donald Trump’s the GOP’s xenophobic bigot-in-chief. To call his anti-immigrant rhetoric repugnant is an understatement. Trump’s demagogic fearmongering and shameless appeals to the GOP’s base’s anti-immigrant biases and fears is appalling. Trump:

Began his campaign by characterizing immigrants are “rapists” and criminals who are bringing drugs and crime;

Blames undocumented immigrants and the “open border” for the opioid epidemic;

Called for ending 14th Amendment-guaranteed birthright citizenship, and denigrated American citizens born to immigrant parents […]

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With Legal Immigration Cuts, Trump Somehow Finds Room To Run Further To The Right

In search of a right-wing immigration policy that will allow him to call far-right Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio “weak” on immigration policy, Donald Trump is — like Scott Walker and Rick Santorum before him — calling for hard limits on legal immigration.

Yes, Donald Trump’s latest maneuvering to the right on immigration is straight out of anti-legal immigration “torch-bearer” Rick Santorum’s playbook

Trump’s left behind his days of pretending its just undocumented immigrants he has a problem with — now he’s going after immigrants who come to the U.S. legally, promising to “get immigration numbers under control.”

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Four Candidates On Stage, Only One Immigration Policy: Trump’s

Sorry Megyn Kelly, there’s hardly any choice between the anti-immigrant plans from Republicans on stage tonight.

There are four candidates left in the race for the GOP nomination — but in terms of immigration policy and rhetoric, there might as well only be one: Donald Trump.

Trump’s push to “build the wall” has gone from farcical to the motto of every GOP presidential candidate. From “anchor babies” to “rapists,” Trump’s offensive and incendiary rhetoric has spread like wildfire. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have spent months running to the right in an attempt to catch Trump, and even “moderate” Kasich wants to finish “the wall.”

The lessons from 2012 aren’t forgotten — they’re under siege. The Republican Party is still pushing the exact same xenophobic and hateful anti-immigrant policies.

Here’s how Cruz, Rubio, and Kasich are emulating Trump’s immigration plan:

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Months Later, Rubio & Cruz Still Chasing Trump Rightward On Immigration

Donald Trump at tonight’s CNN debate made sure everyone knows that the far-right swing for every Republican running for president, opposing a path to citizenship and ending President Obama’s protections for DREAMers, came because of him.

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have for months worked to prove that they’re as anti-immigrant as Donald Trump. They’ve co-opted Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and policy positions, and on some issues have bafflingly even sought to run to his right. And when they do it, Trump comes right back and says, “No, I’m worse than they are.” Don’t bother trying to distinguish between these xenophobic clowns on immigration, it’s a waste of time.

In the last ten days alone, Ted Cruz has pledged to use Immigration and Customs Enforcement to forcibly deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, and Marco Rubio has promised to end DACA on day one. After months of the same xenophobic talking points, it’s become dangerously […]

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WATCH: Ted Cruz Throws The GOP Rebrand Out The Door #PartyOfTrump

Hindsight is not 20/20 for the 2016 Republican Party. With Ted Cruz calling for the forced deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, the GOP has become more extreme than ever — fully embracing Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric.

It’s clear any attempts at rebranding have been abandoned for the Party of Trump.

WATCH: Ted Cruz Throws The GOP Rebrand Out The Door #PartyOfTrump

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American Bridge Statement On Tonight’s GOP Town Hall In South Carolina

American Bridge 21st Century President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on tonight’s Republican town hall in South Carolina:

“Donald Trump won’t have his chance to participate in CNN’s South Carolina town hall until tomorrow night, but tonight Ben Carson, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz did their best to make sure his presence wasn’t missed. Whether it was xenophobic immigration policies, attacks on women’s health, tax plans that would leave hardworking families hanging out to dry, assertions that their fellow Republicans are ‘liars,’ or their own laundry list of departures from the truth, Carson, Rubio and Cruz made it clear that the Republican Party is now the Party of Trump. Look out for more of the same tomorrow as Jeb Bush and John Kasich join the Republican frontrunner on stage.”

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Cruz Is Indistinguishable From Trump On Immigration

Ted Cruz went through his laundry list of anti-immigrant proposals at tonight’s CNN town hall. And, more so than any other candidate in the GOP field, Ted Cruz has copied Donald Trump’s flagrant anti-immigrant rhetoric and adopted his hard-line anti-immigrant policies as his own. Ted Cruz:

Opposes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants;

Opposes DACA and the DREAM Act;

Supported Arizona’s “Papers Please” law;

Suggested that immigrants are responsible for the opioid epidemic; and,

Seems to support self-deportation.

Don’t waste your time looking for daylight between Trump and Cruz’s extreme anti-immigrant views, because there’s no difference — and Ted Cruz is actively trying to run to the right of the GOP base’s favorite xenophobic demagogue.

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Rubio Desperate To Prove He’s As Anti-Immigrant As Trump

At tonight’s CNN town hall, Anderson Cooper challenged Marco Rubio on his immigration history. MarcoBot was prepared with his talking points about his right-ward shift.

Marco Rubio has spent months panicked that voters won’t realize that he’s as right-wing and anti-immigrant as is Donald Trump. He is — and we’re happy to help him clear things up. Marco Rubio:

Opposes a path to citizenship;
Opposes comprehensive immigration reform. (Despite helping to author a comprehensive reform bill, shepherding it through the Senate, and, eventually, voting for it — though just this week he reversed tried to rewrite history, claiming he never though it was “not headed towards becoming a law);
Opposes Obama’s executive order protecting Dreamers against deportation; and,
And Rubio even supported Arizona’s “Papers Please” law.

Don’t worry, Marco — we know your anti-immigrant policies are as extreme as any one else’s in the GOP field, and we’re here to help you […]

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