GOP drinks the Kool-Aid
(Clarification, February 7, 9:19 p.m.: I do not know for a fact that the House GOP as a body has signed onto amnesty, but I’ve seen numerous statements by prominent GOP House members clearly indicating that they do support it. This was NOT the case in 2006 and 2007. They—and their conservative spokesmen such as Sean Hannity—stood like a stone wall against legalization of illegals. Now Hannity is in favor of legalization, Speaker Boehner is in favor of legalization, and, according to a New York Times article this week, many others. That plus a national speech by a prominent Republican officially representing the GOP that will be spoken half in Spanish. The whole drift of the GOP now seems to be to do everything they can to placate Hispanics, including amnesty.) Words are inadequate to describe the disaster that has now occurred. They are inadequate to describe how obvious is the delusion to which the Republican Party is subscribing by supporting amnesty for illegal aliens and by choosing as their official responder to the State of the Union address Marco Rubio, who will deliver his remarks in English and then in Spanish, as though we were a bi-lingual country like Canada. The Republicans think that by becoming the party which is pro-illegal aliens, pro-legalization of illegal aliens, and pro-Spanish as quasi-official language of the United States, they will save themselves as a party. In fact that are assuring their demise as a party, since every increase in the Hispanic population of the U.S.—which comprehensive immigration reform is designed to bring about, both through legalization of illegals and by increasing legal immigration—will mean an increase in the Democrats’ electoral margin over the Republicans. This is because, even if the GOP’s sell-out to Hispanics results in some increase in Hispanic votes for the GOP, a majority of Hispanics will never vote for the GOP, and therefore the more Hispanics there are, the greater the Democrats’ advantage over the Republicans.
So the death of the GOP as a national party is assured—at the hands of the very ethnic group whom in their fantastical mindless delusion they are now embracing, thinking it will mean their salvation.
And I think the GOP has now also assured its death from another quarter—from white conservatives who will now finally realize that the Republicans do not stand for America but for its undoing. How could any conservative now support the GOP? It deserves to be destroyed. I, for one, wish it to be destroyed, and to be replaced by genuine conservative party.
About the Republican Party, you are absolutely right. The GOP bosses have made what they are as clear as can be. It is time to reject them altogether.David B. writes:
Will the eternally stupid white voters in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries fall over themselves to vote for Rubio? Don’t be surprised if they do. It has been their usual pattern.Daniel F. writes:
Apropos of this post, this is the concluding paragraph of the lead editorial, by the priceless Fred Barnes, in the current (2/11) edition of the Weekly Standard:Karl D. writes:
I remember having a conversation a couple of years ago about illegal immigration with a mainstream GOP type who was of the John McCain school of non-thought. He truly believed that the Republican party was the natural choice for all Hispanics. I pointed out to him that all of the countries from which Hispanics originate (especially Mexico) have had, and will always have leftist or Socialist governments. Governments which these very same Hispanics continually vote for. So what made him think that they would suddenly change their political views when their feet hit American soil? His rebuttal was so stupid and naive I couldn’t continue the discussion. He claimed that Hispanics who come to America were made of different stuff. You see, they came to America for freedom, our ideals and blah, blah, blah, blah. This made them a natural for conservatism. How do you even argue with someone like that? Yet there are many Republicans out there who believe this nonsense!JC in Houston writes:
It’s absolutely mindboggling, this great delusion that Hispanics are “natural conservatives.” As Pat Buchanan succinctly put it, why should Hispanics vote for a party that will cut taxes they don’t pay and will cut government benefits they DO receive?? Will the amnestied illegals be grateful for the GOP keeping taxes low on their capital gains? The GOP is worse than worthless. Homosexuals in the military?… Not a peep. Women in combat? … the sounds of silence. Free trade and offshoring of jobs? Let’s make it worse and bring in MORE foreigners to compete with Americans. I also think that they are kowtowing to the big business-cheap labor hogs who fill their coffers and saying to hell with white working class Americans. I agree with you, it’s time for this party to die. I have made it clear to my GOP representatives that if they facilitate the passage of this treasonous legislation, I and my family will never again vote for Republican candidates, at least on the national level. My sister who as conservative as they come, called Rubio’s office and told them that if he is the 2016 nominee she will vote for Hillary Clinton. Besides, why entrust the affairs of the country to people who are just too stupid to recognize reality?LA replies:
A reader snottily wrote to me, “I am surprised that you did not see this coming.” He seems to have forgotten that the House GOP stood like a stone wall against amnesty and comprehensive immigration reform in 2006 and killed it dead, and that the GOP and the conservative establishment also stopped amnesty and comprehensive immigration reform in 2007. So what we have here is another instance in which Republicans / conservatives strongly opposed a liberal measure and won, and then some years pass and they suddenly surrender to the thing they had staunchly opposed. It happened with homosexuals in the military, and it happened with women in combat, and now it’s happened with amnesty for illegals, expansion of legal immigration, and approval of Spanish as a public language in the United States. The GOP’s opposition to amnesty was the last reason to keep supporting the GOP and wanting them to maintain power in Congress. Now that’s gone.Alex B. writes:
Republicans simply believe that legalizing Mexicans and keeping the borders open is the morally right thing to do, because all people have the right to live where the living is good and it would be discrimination to exclude anybody who wants to come to America. “Hispanics are inherently conservative and will vote for us” is just an excuse to do what they wanted to do anyway. They’ve already done amnesty with Reagan and tried it again with Bush but were stopped by grassroots opposition.Alex B. continues:
Just saw your last comment in which you write about Republicans dooming themselves rather than discriminating. I had just sent in my comment with the same thought expressed in almost the same words.LA replies:
Since our thoughts are so similar, maybe you could take over the writing of VFR. :-)February 8
Alex B. writes:
You wouldn’t like the direction VFR would take. I am far angrier than you.Alex B. writes:
The House Republicans stood fast against the Bush amnesty because their phones were ringing off the hook with unprecedented numbers of angry GOP voters telling them they would do their damndest to vote them out of office if it passed. The Republican leadership didn’t expect that, being far removed from their base and having no idea what normal people think.Daniel F. writes:
You note the GOP’s proclivity for abruptly surrendering to the Democrats after raising hell over an issue for years. Another example of this seems to be emerging: Obamacare. Republican governors, including those who vocally opposed Obamacare and participated in the lawsuit that almost resulted in its invalidation, are now beginning to cave in and accept the Medicaid expansion program. This is happening even though the Supreme Court (by vote of 7-2) invalidated the supposedly coercive measure under which states would have lost all federal Medicaid funding if they refused the expansion.Max P. writes:
I hold onto hope that Republicans will hang strong in the House. But the Senate is lost given it is controlled by the Democrats and the Republicans will not mount a filibuster.Diana West writes:
You’re absolutely right about the unintended (?) consequence of the GOP/amnesty betrayal being a tsunami of new Democrats that will permanently overwhelm conservatives in all national elections forevermore—and many state and local elections as well. Maybe the GOP just wants to be extinguished and put out of its misery.February 9
Laura G. writes:
THANKS to all for the fury that is embedded in these comments on amnesty, which I share fully. A daily conundrum is whether to give up entirely or to continue struggling for the future of the nation. In those hours when I decide to give it my best, it is because there is no alternative to working to defeat amnesty.. It is the single most threatening issue of this era. In addition, conniving with the enemy is more self-destructive than continued resistance, however futile. Data after WWII on studies of French citizens showed that those who had participated in the resistance were better off emotionally than were collaborators, even though resistance workers as a group had had a lower survival rate, and the families of collaborators ate better.
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