Skip to comments.A Beat-up, Exhausted, and Terrified Republican Establishment
Posted on 02/03/2014 4:57:46 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
On almost every contemporary issue there is a populist, middle-class argument to be made against elite liberalism. Yet the Republican class in charge seems ossified in its inability to make a counter-argument for the middle class. Never has the liberal agenda been so vulnerable, a logical development when bad ideas have had five years to prove themselves as very bad ideas. When Obama is all done he will have taken high presidential popularity ratings, a supermajority in the Senate, and a large margin in the House and lost them all if only the Republicans can make an adequate case that they represent the middle class, the Democrats only the very wealthy and the very dependent.
We know the entry of 11 million illegal aliens depresses the wages of the poor and entry-level working class. Illegal immigration overwhelms state services, and that too hurts citizens most in need of help. The lower-middle classes do not have low-paid nannies, gardeners, and house-keepers. We know the illegal influx pleases La Raza activists, most of them second- and third-generation elites in government, politics, journalism and education, who without illegal immigration would not have much of a moral or legal justification for the continuance of affirmative action and identity politics, given that statistically Latinos would soon follow the pattern of other assimilated groups. (For example, is there affirmative action for Armenian immigrants? An Italian Razza movement? Punjabi Studies?)
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The “Republican Establishment” is just another name for a liberal group who won’t admit to themselves that they are liberals.
Giving citizenship to the “11 million” already in the country illegally is only the beginning. Immigration reform is just a cutesy way of saying, “We’re opening the flood gates.” All foreigners will have to do is just show up and say, “Gimme free stuff!”
GOPEs are as much part of the problem as are DEMs. Both must be brought down. A third party will siphon half the support of the political establishment and add another 25% from Independents. A Constitutional party is a winner.
> GOPEs are as much part of the problem as are DEMs. Both must be brought down. A third party will siphon half the support of the political establishment and add another 25% from Independents. A Constitutional party is a winner.
Luckily I am a registered member of a 3rd party devoted to constitutionalism. The Whigs. Yes, the Whigs are still around and comprised mostly veterans, military and a few other patriots.
The logic and reason of his arguments are sound. That is why it is so maddening that the GOP persists in scuttling their own ship before it has left the harbor.
In many respects, our Republican leadership is far, far worse than the Democrats and liberals it purports to fight.
VDH bump. Well worth reading the full article, and asking why Republican leaders mostly aren’t making the points he makes here.
Quislings (and quite happy about it). /spit
How can the GOPe make an effective case for representation of the middle class when they don’t represent the middle class. One party system.
It would just be nice if the REPe put the country before their kingdoms like the TeaParty/Constitutionalists do.
The GOPe isn’t interested in being a majority. They’re interested in returning to being a constituency of the Democrats. i.e., the loyal non-opposition, as they were in the 70s before Reagan and the conservatives ruined things for them. As a constituency of the Democrats, the GOPe received according to their needs just as the other constituencies do, which for the GOPe was safe seats, pork, hookers, invites to dinners and parties, and positive media. In return, they played GOPe Generals to the Democrat Globetrotters, a dependable but purposely impotent opponent deferring to their Democrat betters in all things.
The GOP should not be for sale, to a small group of international corporatists, who are intent on selling America into historical irrelevance.
America needs business.
We need business, right here. We need businesses, run by Americans, who manufacture things right here in America, and who export to the globe.
Instead we have a small group of insular corporatists who have exported America’s manufacturing, and that s*cks.
America needs to bring back American strength. We need to tax imports to encourage American businesses, and we need to do that quickly.
Bring back American businesses.
One of the best writers in our country today - if not THE BEST. Never fails to cover all bases logically!
Here’s the problem and it is a BIG one ... they are in charge of the Party.
I was lucky enough to take his courses at Fresno State.
The republicansxare led by pathetic losers. Their whole strategy is to adopt everything the democrats adopt in a lite version. They ALWAYS react to what the democrats want them to react to. Even when the repubs have a monumental hammer to destroy the dems, like the obamacare failure, they surrender.
When you see it in that light, everything makes total sense.
I think that was actually Barry Goldwater.
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