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Sowell: Republicans to the Rescue?
Creators Syndicate ^ | January 4, 2014 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 02/03/2014 10:24:40 AM PST by jazusamo

Some supporters of President Obama may be worried about how he and the Democrats are going to fare politically, as the problems of ObamaCare continue to escalate, and it looks like the Republicans have a chance to win a majority in the Senate.

But Democrats may not need to worry so much. Republicans may once again come to the rescue of the Democrats, by discrediting themselves and snatching defeat from the very jaws of victory.

The latest bright idea among Republicans inside the Beltway is a new version of amnesty that is virtually certain to lose votes among the Republican base and is unlikely to gain many votes among the Hispanics that the Republican leadership is courting.

One of the enduring political mysteries is how the Republicans can be so successful in winning governorships and control of state legislatures, while failing to make much headway in Washington. Maybe there are just too many clever GOP consultants inside the Beltway.

When it comes to national elections, just what principles do the Republicans stand for? It is hard to think of any, other than their hoping to win elections by converting themselves into Democrats lite. But voters who want what the Democrats offer can vote for the real thing, rather than Johnny-come-lately imitations.

Listening to discussions of immigration laws and proposals to reform them is like listening to something out of "Alice in Wonderland."

Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them. One of the big problems that those who are pushing "comprehensive immigration reform" want solved is how to help people who came here illegally and are now "living in the shadows" as a result.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; democratcare; gope; immigration; obamacare; sowell; thomassowell

1 posted on 02/03/2014 10:24:40 AM PST by jazusamo
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2 posted on 02/03/2014 10:26:11 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
The station I'm listening to just ran a pro-amnesty ad from laughably named "Americans for a Conservative Direction".

I wonder if an advertising campaign was coordinated to run with a big GOP pouch coming out of the amnesty "retreat".

The ad really tests your blood pressure BTW.

3 posted on 02/03/2014 10:30:16 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

It’s pretty clear the GOPe are determined to rubber stamp the Senate amnesty bill with their plan of doing it in several bills instead of one.

If they do it’s criminal in my view.


4 posted on 02/03/2014 10:36:43 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: skeeter

I had fun googling “Americans for a Conservative Direction,” even if you didn’t.


5 posted on 02/03/2014 10:38:33 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: jazusamo
Republicans may yet rescue the Democrats, while demoralizing their own supporters and utterly failing the country.

The GOP establishment plan in a nutshell.

6 posted on 02/03/2014 10:42:27 AM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is Obama's Great Leap Forward)
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To: skeeter
The station I'm listening to just ran a pro-amnesty ad from laughably named "Americans for a Conservative Direction".

Isn't that the pack started by Facebook's Zuckerberg and his lefty cronies? Real conservatitve bunch there.

7 posted on 02/03/2014 10:54:06 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: jazusamo

Best guess, stupid Pub’s will save the Dem’s. What else should anyone expect?


8 posted on 02/03/2014 10:54:41 AM PST by mulligan
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To: jazusamo

It’s a sad state of affairs when your own party is more repugnant than the opposition party. You can’t even pick the lesser of two evils anymore when they are equally evil. Sigh.


9 posted on 02/03/2014 10:57:50 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: jazusamo

Dr. Sowell is making the same fundamental error in divining the actions of the GOPe as most people: He assumes they want to win, and I seriously don’t believe that’s the case. I submit they are playing to lose on purpose.

They don’t want to take the heat from the Press for leading with conservative principles, they know they’ll lose with liberal principles, and they want to keep their sinecures. So, they’ve forged an unholy alliance with the Rats: The GOPe loses on purpose, and the Rats make sure they get to keep their little perks.

They don’t care one whit about the country at large. They are literally losing in order to keep their spots at the cocktail parties.


10 posted on 02/03/2014 11:17:26 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: jazusamo

Where the GOP-e is astoundingly (or rather distressingly) successful is driving wedge issues within their own party in the most inopportune of times.

Rush was talking about this today... his theory is the GOP-e either doesn’t want to win the majority or is OK with winning, but not by too large a margin. They’re fearful of the responsibilities of leading.


11 posted on 02/03/2014 11:23:47 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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12 posted on 02/03/2014 11:23:50 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

The Republican Party has been infiltrated by progressives for a long time. They must be outed and eliminated.


13 posted on 02/03/2014 11:31:28 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: skeeter
Americans for a Conservative Direction

Isn't that Mark Zuckerberg's front organization to buy off votes for cheap foreign labor?

14 posted on 02/03/2014 11:35:46 AM PST by grania
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To: jazusamo
The most worthwhile "action" or legislation that the House GOP could take up would be to IMPEACH THE SORRY BASTARD IN THE WHITE HOUSE EACH WEEK, each and every week, from now until the end of his presidency.

He has given plenty of ammunition to do this on a different count each week. Do so and force the Senate to take up the impeachment articles and vote on them.

This President has revealed himself to be a phony, fraud, and a flim-flam man with each passing day as heu pathetically tries to avoid the accountability and consequences of his own actions. He has betrayed America's trust, he has lied, misled, falsely accused, been involved with programs that have caused the death and injury of many Americans, and tried in vain to explain all of this as some kind of "phony," attack, witch hunt, or vendetta against him.

Well, in reality the only vendetta is his own vendetta against America and its traditional values and its very Constitution, since the day he set foot in the White House and long before.

President Obama, (aka Barry Soetoro), it is you, who are the phony here, you and those abetting and supporting the atrocious actions by you and your sick administration.

LATINO & BLACK AMERICANS: FOR GOD'S SAKE WAKE UP!

THE PROGRESSIVE/LIBERAL TRAIN WRECK

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

15 posted on 02/03/2014 11:48:34 AM PST by Jeff Head
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To: ScottinVA; P.O.E.

Pennsylvania puts that theory to rest. This arrived today...

http://www.empowerpa.org/we-couldnt-have-said-it-any-better/

Imagine for a moment it’s 1994, and the following “prophecy” is placed in a time capsule to be opened in 2015:

Republicans will have total control of state government (House, Senate, and Governor) for 12 of the next 20 years, and two-thirds control (House and Senate) for an additional four of those 20 years, and here is a list of things they will NOT achieve...

Immigration was not even mentioned.


16 posted on 02/03/2014 11:55:16 AM PST by MurrietaMadman
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To: Jeff Head

Good post, I couldn’t agree more.


17 posted on 02/03/2014 12:00:53 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: pgkdan; grania

He used to be involved, whether he still is I don’t know. Joel Kaplan still seems to be though.


18 posted on 02/03/2014 12:12:38 PM PST by skeeter
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To: jazusamo
They don't call the GOP the stupid party for nothing.

We're supposed to be happy that they are merely Philippe Petain traitors and not Vidkun Quisling traitors.

19 posted on 02/03/2014 12:21:57 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: jazusamo; sickoflibs
What about embezzlers or burglars who are "living in the shadows" in fear that someone will discover their crimes? Why not "reform" the laws against embezzlement or burglary, so that such people can also come out of the shadows?

Almost everyone seems to think that we need to solve the problem of the children of illegal immigrants, because these children are here "through no fault of their own." Do people who say that have any idea how many millions of children are living in dire poverty in India, Africa or other places "through no fault of their own," and would be better off living in the United States?

yep, Ive had judges prefer that my kids go without food and shelter, rather than the fine [usually a stupid traffic/equipment violation] not be paid...poor illegal kids get bennies AND protection from gov...

20 posted on 02/03/2014 12:35:07 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: jazusamo

BTTT


21 posted on 02/03/2014 2:09:08 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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22 posted on 02/03/2014 3:03:25 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: jazusamo

The GOPe is the first DemocRat line of defense.


23 posted on 02/03/2014 3:19:41 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: JimRed

Outted will come automatically with the expulsion of them.


24 posted on 02/03/2014 6:56:13 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: pgkdan

Isn’t that the pack started by Facebook’s Zuckerberg and his lefty cronies? Real conservatitve bunch there.


Rubio and Ryan fronted the Zuckerberg group the first time around. They are playing it a bit more coy now but I don’t doubt they still are dreaming of legalization.


25 posted on 02/03/2014 6:59:54 PM PST by lodi90
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To: mulligan

The really stupid ones are the uninformed Republican primary voters who enable these charlatans like Graham, Cochran, McC, Lamar!, and Cornball.


26 posted on 02/04/2014 6:39:52 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: ScottinVA

Is Rush for Cornball, Lamar!, McC, Cochran, and Graham?


27 posted on 02/04/2014 6:41:58 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.

I haven’t heard him express support for them... not that he hasn’t... I just have yet to hear it.


28 posted on 02/04/2014 7:33:38 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Not to mention, whether they lose the election or not, they still "win". Almost everything on the 'rats agenda, they can get behind, That includes gun grabbing. After all, it won't affect them if the Second Amendment rights of regular Americans are abrogated. Just ask Bloomberg-he sticks his nose into the affairs of other states in order to grab guns, but still has an entourage of armed security, and I'd bet money that he personally owns guns. The GOP is no longer the party of small government, they haven't opposed CommieCare one bit in any meaningful way-I don't even give them credit anymore for voting against it, since they knew the 'rats had the votes to pass it, and it wasn't going to affect them anyway-yes I'm that cynical regarding the GOP now. They constantly send Obama budgets just as he asked for them, they allowed him, some even got on board with him, to turn the military into a socially engineered farce. Other than Cruz, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, and a couple of others, they haven't mounted any real opposition to a thing Obama's done, instead, they mounted opposition to those who took a stand for conservative principles. In all these decades, they've never made a meaningful move to repeal Roe v Wade.

They get to DC, collect their money and perks, make connections in order to fatten their bank accounts, and mouth a few conservative platitudes when they're up for re-election, and that's it. Almost every one of them leaves DC, when they finally leave, much richer than when they arrived there. That's all getting elected means to them.

At least the 'rats have a few "true believers", even if what they believe in is Communism (with themselves as the elite leadership). They fight down and dirty to get their agenda passed. The only big item they haven't won so far is gun control, and they're chipping away at that-the tactic of incrementalsm they use so effectively-the way they do until they only need to give it a small nudge for it to fall over the cliff.

As for amnesty for non-American (mostly Mexican, this law will never apply to white European immigrants who outstayed their visas), the 'rats don't even need to fight this battle, the GOP is doing it for them.
29 posted on 02/04/2014 7:43:29 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: grania

He has two groups-one that is out-and-out leftist, and one that pretends fo be conservative. I hate to think how many uninformed conservatives will reflexively support this one simply because they see the word “conservative” in the name, without bothering to investigate it.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 7:46:31 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Jeff Head
As long as the gibme voters are getting their gibmes (and they are getting ever more gibmes, some have things that working people can't afford), they care not one whit about the state of the nation. Even if they could see that far, they wouldn't care. They are ruled by impulse, and have little capacity for forward thinking. Also, they can plainly see, as can we all, that it's open season on whites, with no repercussions. The one time a person has been charged with a federal hate crime for playing the knockout "game", it was a white person. I don't say he shouldn't be prosecuted, I simply say that so should all the blacks who have "played" this "game". One man "played" it at least seven times before he was apprehended-his victims being elderly white women-guess what he said? He said that he sucker-punched them in "self-defense". No, he has not been charged with a federal hate crime.
31 posted on 02/04/2014 7:53:25 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Jeff Head; All
Sadly the liberals know what their agenda is ... they have important medias, press, individuals, agreed upon plans to make this a socialist nation. They seem not to know it will change America into a third world nation ... Of which there are several around the world.

The medias successfully cast conservatives, Republicans, as rich, selfish, hard hearted, ill advised, wanting to subjugate, the peoples of America. When actually, that is really the liberal position.

In truth The last (time during the Clinton administration) the Republicans were in the majority, they were constantly attacked mercilessly. they decided then they did not like being in the majority and have successfully avoided it every since.

Except for Sarah Palin no one seriously wants to be the spearhead of a effective fight for our Constitution, the nation and the principles upon which it made America into the greatest success story of any nation, with freedom, private property rights, restrained government. etc. We seem to have become cowards and willing to do anything to keep from being in charge. Gun rights. Immigration. Abortion. Same sex marriage are displeasing to God and we are going to pay the price of turning from God according to His Word. Forgive us Father we know not what we do, in Jesus name amen. God help America.

32 posted on 02/04/2014 10:34:17 AM PST by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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To: jazusamo

bumping...


33 posted on 02/08/2014 3:53:57 PM PST by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Remember BENGHAZI!! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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