What Did He Say?

I will admit that I am confused. Do we need to grant visas to foreign tech workers or do we not? Last Thursday, The Daily Caller posted an article that totally confused me as to what Donald Trump‘s stand on the issue was.

The article reports:

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump inexplicably changed his position on the H-1B visa program in Thursday’s Fox News debate, saying Silicon Valley actually does need to import tech workers for jobs instead of hiring Americans.

“We need highly skilled people in this country,” Trump told Megyn Kelly in the debate, when she questioned him about statements he’s made that contradict the policy of reducing access to the visas outlined on his website. “I changed my mind,” he added.

I guess my question is, “Why aren’t American schools and colleges training enough tech workers?”

The article continues:

Disney, Southern California Edison and other companies have been in the spotlight recently after laying off scores or even hundreds of workers and in some cases forcing them to train their foreign replacements on H-1B visas. At the same time, big businesses continue to argue there is a shortage of high-skilled tech workers and are demanding an increased supply.

In his reversal, Trump signaled he now believes their argument, saying Silicon Valley needs “high-skilled” workers, and the country needs to bring in more high-skilled workers.

No. We need to instill a work ethic in our schools and improve our educational standards so that we create more high-skilled workers. This is possible. At one point we had the technical people to put a man on the moon. Classical education gave us those people–people with a work ethic who learned the technical skills needed. This is an education problem within the United States–it is not an immigration problem.

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This is the best explanation I’ve seen so far!

Why Trump?
You’ve been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately so you hire a guy. A pro. You don’t care if the guy smells, you need those raccoons gone pronto and he’s the guy to do it! You don’t care if the guy swears, you don’t care if he’s an alcoholic, you don’t care how many times he’s been married, you don’t care if he voted for Obama, you don’t care if he has plumber’s crack…you simply want those raccoons gone!You want your problem fixed! He’s the guy. He’s the best. Period.
That’s why Trump. Yes he’s a bit of an ass, yes he’s an egomaniac, but you don’t care. The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republican Party is two-faced & gutless, and illegals are everywhere. You want it all fixed! You don’t care that Trump is crude, you don’t care that he insults people, you don’t care that he’s friends with Hillary, you don’t care that he changes positions, you don’t care that he’s been married 10 times, you don’t care that he’s never read the bible, you don’t care that he fights with Megyn Kelly, you don’t care that he doesn’t know the difference between Hamas & Hezbolah…this country is weak, bankrupt, & being invaded by illegals and you just want it fixed. And he’s the only guy who seems to understand that.
That’s why Trump. You’re sick of politicians, sick of the Republican Party, and sick of illegals. You just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but he’s also not a politician. And he’s not a cowardly Republican. And he says he’ll fix it.
That’s why Trump. You don’t care if the guy has bad hair. You just want those damn raccoons gone. Out of your house. Now.

I don’t necessarily agree with the idea of supporting Trump, but I think this is a good explanation of his appeal. Hopefully, the establishment Republicans will take his popularity as a clue that they need to start listening to the voters. The establishment Democrats need to realize that the popularity of Bernie Sanders is also a reflection of the anger of the voters who feel that they are not being listened to.

A Very Interesting Take On The Republican Debate

DaTechGuyBlog posted a really good commentary on the Republican debate and the interaction between Donald Trump and  Megyn Kelly. I happen to know DaTechGuy, and I can tell you from personal experience that he is a total gentleman who treats women very well and would never describe them in the way attributed to Donald Trump. However, he brings out a very interesting point in his article.

The article begins with a quote from “Inherit the Wind“::

Henry Drummond: “Madam, you may vote, but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat.”

The point is simple–if you want to be equal, you need to expect to be treated equally.

In terms of the questioning of Donald Trump, DaTechGuy reminds us:

Anyone who knows me knows that I tend to be polite. I was brought up by people born in the 1920’s. I hold a door for a woman and I tip my fedora to them. I don’t believe in talking about women in the crass way that our culture does today. It’s not what I do, it’s not what I’ve taught my sons an I don’t approve of it.

That being said, I was extremely offended by the questions concerning tweets to Rosie O’Donnell by Megyn Kelly,

The question itself was one of several that had no place on that stage (Showing that the real difference between Fox & the rest of the MSM is not that they are easier on the GOP but are just as hard on Democrats).

The article points out:

As soon as the debate was over every single network was hitting Donald Trump for these remarks and it didn’t stop when the morning came. It was all about how Donald Trump was acting like a misogynist, who women were going to be offended etc etc etc.

That has been the these on every network since last night and the light of day hasn’t made a single change in the argument.

The problem with this argument is three-fold:

1.  Trump’s statement concerning Rosie O’Donnell was not decorous, but it was highly accurate.

2.  The Primary qualification for almost every women on these panels is physical attractiveness

3.  When Megyn Kelly went after Trump this way he reacted the same way he does when anyone attacks him, he punches back.

This is the danger of equality.