Donald Trump, unlike an actually competent business executive, is totally unable to adjust his strategy in the face of adversity.
In post-Charlottesville America, we no longer have the luxury of trying to pretend that racism in politics is strictly an invention of leftist rhetorical dogma.
Who really believes that a true man, made in the image of God, hearing the cries of his hungry children, knowing the fears of his true wife, would let a wall stop him?
Now that Trump has predictably backed off of his empty threat to declare a state of emergency, let's take a moment to decompress this textbook display of impotent stupidity.
Whether or not racist/nativist border hawks like it, these people are coming here. The realists reading this will accept this fact.
While it is reasonable to seek to control the border and to have a just immigration policy that balances the needs of the individual against the realities of national security, those who take the Word and twist it to justify unconscionable terror tactics against mothers and their children befitting the worst villains of the Bible shall pay a price, as will all those who support them while they do so.
Once upon a time in America, conservatives believed our borders should be "open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here", but that time seems to have passed.
[N]o man or woman with a patriot's heart could, in good conscience, put the mailed fist of government tyranny on the throat of men and women whose only real crime is being desperate and hungry.
American voters have put a gun to the head of America's future in an ultimate game of Russian Roulette.