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Posted on 01/30/2014 7:35:31 PM PST by bestintxas
One of the significant political arguments made against the Houses taking up a big series of immigration bills this year has been that the debate over these bills would divide the Republican party and the Right heading into the 2014 elections. A victory for the presidents immigration agenda would dispirit many in the conservative base while also damaging Republican efforts with the working class. But, even if conservatives are able to stop a big-government anti-integration and anti-opportunity immigration bill, the months of in-fighting will have taken their toll on party unity and grassroots energy.
The past 24 hours give a taste of how sharp that in-fighting could be. A BuzzFeed story today quoted Republicans attacking fellow Republicans as racist. For example, an unnamed Southern Republican member of Congress implied that the racial anxiety of the conservative base was behind some of his or her colleagues opposition to the presidents immigration agenda: Part of it, I think and I hate to say this, because these are my people but I hate to say it, but its racial. Apparently, some Republicans are practicing in hopes of becoming MSNBC primetime hosts.
If the House chooses to continue to wade into the immigration debate, this kind of racially inflammatory rhetoric will continue and likely escalate. And if Republicans are going to attack fellow GOPers as racists, one can only imagine the demagogic vitriol pouring out of the left on this issue.
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Libs are smiling
The best hope we have is to primary out all those senile old RINO’s before they can do any more damage to out country. Remember, they are not our rulers. They work for US.
Why should I pay my taxes? Why should I go through federal background checks for gun purchases? Sign up for Obamacare and pay the fines if I don't?
All the Republicans have to do is frame the argument in terms of the Rule of Law. But noooo...those Chamber of Communists and Trent Lott's cocktail lobbyists got these pathetic traitors snookered.
Stay home on Election Day 2014 conservatives. Let the Rats have Washington so the Tree of Liberty can get its drink on.
They take their best opportunity in ages to whack the Democrats and commit suicide instead....
and we should vote for these clowns?
If we can't get the Senate GOP, then at least let's get Graham out of office. I wouldn't even mind voting Democrat at this point, if for nothing but Schadenfreude...
At least a Dim will tell you who he is and what he’s going to do. Unlike the lying RINO(s) Linda... & Co. So, no love lost, there.
Part of it, I think and I hate to say this, because these are my people but I hate to say it, but its racial.
John Boehner is such a putz.
It’ll be voting for write-ins, not RINOs. If that’s what they want, that’s what they’re going to get.
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