Alvaro Huerta: By viciously attacking Latino immigrants, Trump makes it crystal clear to one of the nation’s fastest growing demographic and key voting groups that they are not wanted in the GOP.
Larry Wines: Expect the coming week to bring more unchallenged repetitions by GOP operatives of the latest Rovian assertion – totally devoid of details – that America “can’t afford another four years of these failed liberal economic programs policies.”
Lance Simmens: he represents the right wing fringe of a party that is desperately reliant upon a fraying and decaying demographic composition that longs for the good old days when the good old boys (read white men) controlled the levers of power at all levels of government.
Tina Dupuy: They may fly a banner of the tea party Gadsden Flag with a snake coiled ready to attack but their snake would be more accurately depicted as eating itself. When Republicans get what they want then they no longer want that—they want something else!!
Mario Solis-Marich: News of the late night firing of a top Democratic staffer does not only have political watchers scratching their heads but, unfortunately for Assemblywoman Patty Lopez, it has them scratching below the surface as well.
Charles Hayes: Even though the basic social employment contract has been gutted, voices on the Right still whine about a deficit of moral virtue, as if all people have to do is just start acting responsible.
Steve Hochstadt: The tea party is nothing like their namesakes. They do not believe that all men have inalienable rights. Only they have the right to say what is right.
Sheria Reid: Tea Party Republicans have figured out if they have their own black folks, in limited numbers of course, then they can refute the accusations of racism and proudly declare, “We have our own black people; we’re not racists!”
Tea Party Candidates: These older, overwhelmingly white evangelical Christians believe America is in a downward spiral toward socialism.
Jim Hightower: Perhaps you didn’t know, but the average household income for the 1 percent as a whole is a mere $1.26 million a year.
Jim Hightower: I know you don’t have to be smart or logical to be in Congress, but surely a lawmaker ought to be more tightly-wrapped than this bunch.
Peter Laarman: Nothing avails against foam-at-the-mouth madness of this kind except to stand back and grant permission for self-destruction to occur.
Mario Rivas: If the grandest thing the “Grand Old Party” seems to do is speak of nonsense and shutting everything down while insulting everyone along the way, what’s so grand about that?