I do not think Erick Erickson fully understands what he's calling brilliant:
Donald Trump just trumped all the Republican candidates for President.
The day after the mom jeans wearing squat to pee President came out to assure us that tolerance, gun control, and climate change would save us from ISIS, Donald Trump demanded we bar any muslims from entering this country and bar any American citizen who is muslim from re-enteringthe United States.
Set aside the merits of what amounts to at least, in part, an unconstitutional position.
This is actually brilliant politics for the here and now. Immediately, every other Republican candidate except Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% rushed out to attack Donald Trump. He’s unhinged, hateful, etc. And the responses all amounted to “we must let muslims enter our country,” which sounds a whole lot like “we must allow all Mexicans in our country,” which everyone knows is blatantly untrue on both counts.
I know, I know. It's like standing in the barrel itself and shooting the fishes. Wait, was that a toe?
Again, ignore the merits and constitutionality — the politics of this work to his advantage.
Ah, so there are no standards. There is no reason to be "constitutional" anymore. There is no reason not to be bigoted and stupid because, hello, this is good politics!
As long as a candidate for the President of the United States of America does something Erick Erickson agrees with because he can't stop pissing his pants with fear, it does not matter if it is constitutional or not. It does not matter, this rule of law thing you keep bringing up, because the law only applies when Erick Erickson is afraid. You see, the law is only broken when a liberal does something Erick Erickson disagrees with. Everything else is "brilliant."