Skip to comments.GOP created a nativist monster: How radical wingnuts seized the party
Posted on 07/01/2014 10:10:48 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
Politico ran an interesting article last Friday about the apparent stall of momentum on immigration reform that was assumed to be on the way to a reasonable compromise just a few months ago. It begins, naturally, with an assault on the liberal immigration reform groups for speaking out of turn and making the president angry with their incessant demands. Hes quoted as saying If you take the pressure off of them and put it on me, youll guarantee that there is no legislation. Evidently he actually believed that the Republicans would respond to pressure from Hispanic rights groups. (One might have thought that the fact that they wouldnt even respond to pressure from the Chamber of Commerce, Evangelical preachers and even the Koch brothers on this issue would have made it obvious that such activism was quixotic to say the least.)
Trent Lott, the Republican Senate whip in 2007, received a lot of those calls from talk-radio listeners. Ive had my phones jammed for three weeks, he told The Washington Post at the time. Talk radio is running America, he lamented after the bills defeat. We have to deal with that problem.
Well, that sounds good on the campaign trail, but few of them had actually read data about we admit a million on a path to citizenship every year, we have 600,000 guest workers in addition every year, Sessions continued. Few of them had asked themselves, in a time of high unemployment and slow growth, you want to increase the number? (SNIP)
These are the most active members of the conservative coalition and 73 percent of them believe that immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care.
(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...
the us chamber of comerce is full of right wing wingnuts? who knew.
I thought it was good to be a nativist American.
Salon created a monster.
Listen Dolly, we conservatives are not in control of the GOP, we are actually far from seizing the party from the leftard wingnuts.
I remember when the liberals were all concerned about the US becoming overpopulated.
Now they want to import hundreds of thousands of uneducated, un-vaccinated, unwashed, undocumented sperm donors.
Did she go into Lenscrafters and ask for the Stupidest looking pair of Glasses they sold?
Only if you have high cheekbones and your grandmother told you they were your nativist legacy.
Yep, that’s a Digby all right
Digby here needs to stop worrying about the GOP and do a story about how Communist USA and the Muslim Brotherhood took over her DemocRAT Party.
I’m confused. First somebody says the Tea Party’s influence is over, and then somebody else says we have hijacked the party.....The fact is that neither is completely true, but both are completely true in the feeble mind of a progressive.
“And it must be noted as well that immigration reform advocates had some legitimate gripes against the administration, which had been deporting more undocumented workers than his predecessor.”
Nonsense! The current crop of illegals has made up for that. Why can’t these worthless RINOS just go away and shut tfup? Somehow the air in the Capitol changes everyone—they become brainless wonders, attempting to best everyone else on their stupidity.
I thought Thad Cochrane’s victory proves that the Tea Party is now dead and buried.
So what’s the concern?
proof the left is bipolar. one day it’s over, the next we somehow took over the whole party.
they all are afraid of the people taking govt back from the political elite. on both sides.
Now how about a piece on the commie takeover of the Democrats?
Channeling Mrs Pekar....
fits the name!
That's not who Obama is letting through the border, though.