Donald Trump really isn't a Republican - he's a Trumpian.
He has absolutely no interest in what the Grand Old Party says. He's a man on a mission, marching to his own beat.
And Trump's timing is good because this presidential cycle should spell doom for the Democratic Party.
It has lurched so far left most Americans are appalled.
Despite spending trillions trying to redistribute wealth, the poverty rate for women, blacks and other groups has gone up since President Obama took office.
By making it more difficult for private enterprise to make money - high taxes and constricting regulation - the Democrats have actually harmed the poor and stifled the middle class.
The economy is anything but vibrant.
Overseas, most Americans believe the Iranian nuke deal is bad. ISIS continues to run wild, committing atrocities all over the place.
Iraq has collapsed. Afghanistan may follow. Ukraine has been battered by Putin. The Middle East is one giant mess -- all on President Obama's watch.
Here at home, Democrats oppose keeping illegal immigrants out of the USA by building an effective wall. They support American taxpayers funding federal and state entitlements for undocumented folks even as the national debt approaches $20 trillion.
Democrats oppose holding foreign nationals who defy deportation and commit violent crimes responsible. That's the Kate's Law deal.
Dems even oppose investigating Planned Parenthood for alleged illegal activities by selling the organs of babies.
They support leniency for dangerous drug dealers, calling them non-violent.
The list of craziness goes on and on.
All of those things should make it easy for the Republican Party to win the presidency in 2016.
But that is not how things are shaking down.
Donald Trump has bludgeoned the GOP establishment by seizing on a number of emotional issues that conservatives are furious about.
His brand of straight talk blows traditional politicians away, making them seem small and dull.
But that may be good news for the Democrats because the GOP may have a very hard time coming together when the nominee is selected.
Also, there is an over-the-top element to Trump's support.
As we have reported, there is no question that Supreme Court decisions have upheld that portion of the 14th Amendment that says any person born in the USA is entitled to citizenship.
The cases U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark and INS v. Rios-Pineda both gave the Supremes a chance to refute the 14th Amendment, which says "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States …"
The Supreme Court clearly upheld the wording in both cases, and even though some are trying to parse the Amendment, they will fail and it is a waste of time.
It also gives the left ammunition.
A New York Times editorial today demonizes the Republican Party over Trump's immigration plan, which the Times calls “despicable.”
The left is hoping to turn defeat into victory by playing the race card and portraying Trump and the GOP as racist brutalizers.
There is a way to legally revoke the anchor baby law, and it should be done as it is undermining federal immigration law.
But there's also a way for Republicans to lose the upcoming election if they out-extreme their far-left competition.