Skip to comments.Just How Out of Touch is the Ruling Class?
Posted on 01/16/2014 1:24:26 PM PST by cotton1706
As House Republicans prepare for their aptly-named GOP Retreat at the end of the month, they are planning to make immigration the centerpiece of their legislative strategy. Both Politico and Roll Call offer a glimpse into their grand scheme. They will offer a lot of window dressing about enforcement and all the things the GOP base wants to hear. But ask yourself this question: why the urgency?
According to a new Gallup poll, immigration ranks among the lowest priority issues in the minds of voters. Only 3% listed it as a top issue, whereas most people felt the economy, jobs, and healthcare (Obamacare) were much more important. More strikingly, the largest plurality of respondents listed dissatisfaction with government as the most pressing issue.
And therein lies the key to understanding the wide gulf between the priorities of the Country Class and those of the Ruling Class. No issue accentuates this schism more than immigration. If you walk the corridors of the elite institutions and firms in Washington, there is nothing more important than granting amnesty to illegals. Yet, when you step outside the beltway, it becomes obvious that nobody cares about the issue, and to the extent they do most people are on the other side. In fact, the dyslexic and wrongheaded focus on immigration amidst a healthcare crisis is precisely why people view the Ruling Class as the biggest policy problem.
So, again, we must ask, why the urgency? With so many people prioritizing the problems pertaining to jobs, healthcare, debt, and big government why would anyone think it would be an electoral boon to push an issue so few people care about?
With more people listing declining morals as more important than immigration maybe the establishment will start fighting back on social issues. Just kidding.
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They have to differentiate themselves from their opposition. Unfortunately they consider that to be the Tea Party.
As long as they can continue ring, they don’t care how out of touch they are.
As long as they can continue ruling, they don’t care how out of touch they are.
Lets see, if I can reach out and touch them, does that mean too far? Or close enough, maybe?
Exactly so. They are preparing, sharpening up their swords....for us. We are the enemy.
The obama administration has probably dug up blackmail material on all these establishment Republicans. There’s no doubt that John Roberts and John Boehner are under their control.
Ruling class? Those fuqers will be reminded in a few months they work for us and are OUR servants.
Those fuqers will probably have Acorn stuffing the ballots for them.
With what, reality or their own desire to stay reelected into their cushy lifestyles? Those two never meet.
And that is precisely what the RINOs are afraid of. They would be happy with a permanent minority status as long as they get invited to the cocktail parties and go on lobbyist-paid golf trips to the Caribbean and feather their own nests.
97% of the people don’t care about ‘immigration’ reform. We don’t want illegals here - and we’re fine with legal immigration... but NO ONE WANTS another round of delusion. NO, we don’t want 20 million illegals made legal. We want them to go home.
Read up on the French nobility and their sense of the situation just before the revolution and you will find that our “ruling class” is very close to where they were.
They won’t care till they get thrown out of office.
“They wont care till they get thrown out of office.”
Wrong. They’ll just get fat jobs on K Street buying off the next bunch. They’ll care when they have ropes around their necks.