This thing came up: America First Caucus Policy Platform FINAL (punchbowl.news) Yes, this is something even authors have to backpedal from. But, seriously, is there any doubt the document merely use a bullhorn to make points "mainstream GOP" dog-whistles to the base? In particular, Trump base? My favorite part is, of course, Immigration: "The America First Caucus recognizes that our country is more than a mass of consumers or a series of abstract ideas. America is a nation with a border, and a culture, strengthened by a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions. History has shown that societal trust and political unity are threatened when foreign citizens are imported en-masse into a country, particularly without institutional support for assimilation and an expansive welfare state to bail them out should they fail to contribute positively to the country. While certain economicand financial interest groups benefit immensely from mass immigration, legal as well as illegal, and the aggregate output of the country increases, the reality of large segments of our society as well as the long-term existential future of America as a unique country with a unique culture and a unique identity being put at unnecessary risk is something our leaders can afford to ignore no longer." "An important distinction between post-1965 immigrants and previous waves of settlers is that previous cohorts were more educated, earned higher wages, and did not have an expansive welfare state to fall back on when they could not make it in America and thus did not stay in the country at the expense of the native-born. Another important point of note is the many pauses in immigration that have taken place in this country following a large intake of immigrants. These pauses have been absolutely essential in assimilating the new arrivals and weeding out those who could not or refused to abandon their old loyalties and plunge head-first into mainstream American society". My question is to those post-1965 immigrants who are somehow pro-Trump: how do you like it? Do you feel "Anglo-Saxon" enough? Will the speed of your "plunge head-first into mainstream American society" stand up to scrutiny? Ready for some "weeding out"? This is actually not the only definite reason GOP is beyond repair.