What this asshole thinks doesn’t merit the front page of the Washington Post, but even a blind pig finds an ear of corn sometimes, and this visually impaired Chester White has a point: Trump’s immigrant booga-wooga scare tactics don’t work in the places where Republicans need them to work in the future, places like Texas and Arizona.
People like Bundy who live near the border are surrounded by immigrants and understand them. If you live in Arizona, for example, you’re used to being stopped by Border Patrol agents whenever you get within 20-40 miles of the border, and you know that immigrants play an important role in the economy that probably has nothing to do with you losing your job. You are also surrounded by law-abiding, family-loving, gentle and kind co-workers, neighbors and friends who are recent immigrants or have relatives south of the border. A rag-tag caravan of a few thousand men, women and children doesn’t scare you, and even though you might be a hater in general, you’re still bothered by watching kids that look like your neighbor’s children get tear gassed.
Trump is executing a strategy that simultaneously lowers the excitement of white males in border states, and energizes new, young women and minority voters. When even a useful idiot like Bundy won’t buy it, you need a new strategy.