Skip to comments.Obama’s Border Game, and Why Republicans Are Doomed to Lose It
Posted on 07/19/2014 10:30:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Obama has deliberately provoked the current crisis along our nations southwestern border in an effort to force House Republicans to pass the Senates Gang of Eight amnesty plan. Illegal immigrants are pouring in by the trainload, and the violent MS-13 gang is recruiting in detention centers. Polls show that voters strongly disapprove (58%) of Obamas handling of the crisis he caused, but an even larger majority 66% disapprove of how Republicans in Congress are dealing with the immigration problem:
Almost as many Republicans disapprove of their partys handling of the issue as say they approve, with negative ratings rising to a majority among conservatives.
Republican voters are not so stupid that they cant see the blinding truth: Republican politicians despise the people who elect them.
In 2006 and 2007, President Bush and Senator John McCain pushed for an amnesty bill that was only stopped because of the all-out opposition of conservative activists like Michelle Malkin. Nevertheless despite the all-out opposition of those same conservative activists the Republican Party nominated McCain as their presidential candidate, thus guaranteeing Obamas election. If you talked to reporters who followed the Maverick around on his Straight Talk Express campaign trips, you could learn the depth of McCains contempt for Republican voters, especially Christian conservatives. He and his liberal advisers (e.g., Steve Schmidt) disdained the typical GOP primary voter as an ignorant, bigoted dimwit, and more than once McCain has condemned conservative opponents of amnesty as racists.
Nor is John McCain alone in this. As we recently learned in the Mississippi Senate primary campaign, the GOPs big-money donors and the Republican establishment would rather run race-baiting ads against conservatives and illegally bribe Democrat voters than to permit a conservative to unseat one of the leaderships reliable stooges. Thad Cochran will vote the way the money boys tell him to vote, and we know what that means in terms of immigration policy:
A trio of billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates say they want to End the Immigration Impasse, to quote the headline of their recent New York Times op-ed article.
The article will do nothing to end that impasse, however, because the authors show no understanding of why it exists in the first place.
For the authors, the way to end the impasse is for Congress to enact a comprehensive reform along the lines of the bill that the Senate passed last year. They imagine that everyone important in Washington agrees on the broad outlines of that bill and are merely squabbling over petty details. Everyone would resolve their differences in short order if they only remembered their larger purpose of serving the people.
None of this is true, of course. Some people in Washington oppose the bill, or dont want to vote for it, and not just because of the details. Others mildly favor the bill but have reasons for letting the opponents get their way. Many suspect Speaker of the House John Boehner falls into this category.
Adelson et al say nothing to address either the opponents concerns about the bill such as their worry that legalizing illegal immigrants will create an incentive for new illegal immigration or Boehners concerns about angering the opponents.
The Republican Party is led and controlled by greedy unprincipled swine who believe in nothing except the aggrandizement of their own power, privilege and personal wealth. These selfish and corrupt swindlers didnt get to where they are because they were unwilling to do whatever billionaires would pay them to do. The GOP leadership loves money almost as much as they hate voters.
Obama is now negotiating with House Republicans over their next agreement to betray the people who elected them.
“Republican” doesn’t even really mean anything anymore.
It’s just a blur.
How are the Republicans dealing with it?
(GOP) “greedy unprincipled swine”
And with friends like these ...
This article is right on. Probably the most accurate political editorial I’ve seen since the 1990’s.
“A trio of billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates say they want to End the Immigration Impasse, to quote the headline of their recent New York Times op-ed article.”
The biggest force is the US Chamber of Commerce. They have basically declared war on any Republican who isn’t for amnesty. I won’t vote for anyone they support.
The Republicans are dealing with it by taking out ads in favor of Democrats against the ‘Tea Party racists.’
BOTH parties are bought and paid for and don’t represent the U.S. citizens.
That’s the ONE thing you can’t say on TV and keep your job.
When did wanting a balanced budget become racist?
How does not supporting endless debt, passed on to future generations become racist?
How does constant , persistent worry about your country's currency become racist?
How does the fact that it takes almost 5 months of your labor your entire working life to pay the taxes of your government become racist?
Just the words “Taxed Enough Already” is frightening enough to these people that they have to paint all that agree with it with the ugly racist word.
Suggesting that the government control it's spending in a free society
Should be welcomed by all, not slandered.
Republicans have been and will be losers until they wake up and smell the coffee. One doesn’t win anything if tramping on those that make it a success. First and Foremost, we will remember Mississippi. For that alone they deserve what they get. Should the list continue? Countless other grievances could be listed.
Mexico has us black mailed. First it was NAFTA to keep them in. mexico, but now they back stab us by letting in Central Americans...
This is a hand forcing for a united americas... roll back illegals means rolling back the NAFTA blackmail... the CEOs want their money with the devil.
tparty racism is a bunch of horse hookie.
Yep - it speaks to the fact that politicians are corrupt, sneer down their noses at their "constituents" and are uniformly hell-bent on finishing the Constitution off so they can rule as overlords wish to rule.
impeach him. then try him for treason
legally, it’s what the govt is supposed to do.
if they don’t do it... they are admitting to being lawless.
and if they’re lawless... why should the rest of us follow the law??
Obama has deliberately provoked the current crisis.
Obama’s idea of negotiating the Republicans can cut the money supply for his game.
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