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Obama’s Border Game, and Why Republicans Are Doomed to Lose It

Posted on | July 15, 2014 | 54 Comments

President Obama has deliberately provoked the current crisis along our nation’s southwestern border in an effort to force House Republicans to pass the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” amnesty plan. Illegal immigrants are pouring in by the trainload, and the violent MS-13 gang is recruiting in detention centers. Polls show that voters strongly disapprove (58%) of Obama’s handling of the crisis he caused, but an even larger majority — 66%disapprove of how Republicans in Congress are dealing with the immigration problem:

Almost as many Republicans disapprove of their party’s handling of the issue as say they approve, with negative ratings rising to a majority among conservatives.

Republican voters are not so stupid that they can’t see the blinding truth: Republican politicians despise the people who elect them.

In 2006 and 2007, President Bush and Senator John McCain pushed for an amnesty bill that was only stopped because of the all-out opposition of conservative activists like Michelle Malkin. Nevertheless — despite the all-out opposition of those same conservative activists — the Republican Party nominated McCain as their presidential candidate, thus guaranteeing Obama’s election. If you talked to reporters who followed the “Maverick” around on his “Straight Talk Express” campaign trips, you could learn the depth of McCain’s contempt for Republican voters, especially Christian conservatives. He and his liberal advisers (e.g., Steve Schmidt) disdained the typical GOP primary voter as an ignorant, bigoted dimwit, and more than once McCain has condemned conservative opponents of amnesty as racists.

Nor is John McCain alone in this. As we recently learned in the Mississippi Senate primary campaign, the GOP’s big-money donors and the Republican establishment would rather run race-baiting ads against conservatives and illegally bribe Democrat voters than to permit a conservative to unseat one of the leadership’s reliable stooges. Thad Cochran will vote the way the money boys tell him to vote, and we know what that means in terms of immigration policy:

A trio of billionaires — Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates — say they want to “End the Immigration Impasse,” to quote the headline of their recent New York Times op-ed article.
The article will do nothing to end that impasse, however, because the authors show no understanding of why it exists in the first place.
For the authors, the way to end the impasse is for Congress to enact a comprehensive reform along the lines of the bill that the Senate passed last year. They imagine that everyone important in Washington agrees on the broad outlines of that bill and are merely squabbling over petty details. Everyone would resolve their differences in short order if they only remembered their larger purpose of serving the people.
None of this is true, of course. Some people in Washington oppose the bill, or don’t want to vote for it, and not just because of the details. Others mildly favor the bill but have reasons for letting the opponents get their way. Many suspect Speaker of the House John Boehner falls into this category.
Adelson et al say nothing to address either the opponents’ concerns about the bill — such as their worry that legalizing illegal immigrants will create an incentive for new illegal immigration — or Boehner’s concerns about angering the opponents.

The Republican Party is led and controlled by greedy unprincipled swine who believe in nothing except the aggrandizement of their own power, privilege and personal wealth. These selfish and corrupt swindlers didn’t get to where they are because they were unwilling to do whatever billionaires would pay them to do. The GOP leadership loves money almost as much as they hate voters.

Obama is now “negotiating” with House Republicans over their next agreement to betray the people who elected them.

 

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  • Quartermaster

    Jefferson saw it a looooong time before it erupted. All it takes is one extreme camp (i.e. DimoKKKraps) who crusade to shove stuff down the throat of another camp (i.e. Conservatives) and an enabler of the extremists (i.e. GOPe), and fireworks can explode.
    The big difference from the 1850s is it was state based then, and not a true civil war. More like a War of Independence for the south and War of Imperial Conquest for the north (Churchill called it the Roundheads vs the Cavaliers, and that’s not far off since it was apostate puritans in New England that took the abolitionist position). If one breaks out now, it will be a true civil war, a fight for who will rule. presently, the left has the weakest position as it is the more poorly armed and lacks much military experience.
    It would be quite bloody and something I don’t want to see. Anyone that welcomes it is beyond insane.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Agreed on all points.

    I only wish we had states more involved already. It’s the only place we can hope to find the rule of law being maintained when the feds go bust.

    New York and Maryland probably not so much.

  • Realist

    “Republican voters are not so stupid that they can’t see the blinding truth: Republican politicians despise the people who elect them.”

    What else need be said? The “Republicans” – The Ruling Class Prog Republicans I mean – are doomed to lose the immigration issue because they WANT to lose it, but they also want to be seen by their base as being heroically opposed to the very thing they are helping to make happen. This is where the whole mess gets dicey. The nominally conservative Republican members of congress really serve the interests and desires of their paymasters and handlers, NOT the people who foolishly elected them believing what the serial liar politicians claim to “stand for” and work towards in their campaign ads and, once elected, those pols do the exact opposite of what they promised because “they had no choice”, blah blah blah.

    The level of deception on the democRAT/libcult side is expected to be over the top as deception is their main weapon of choice, but now the Republican establishment (The wealthy/progs of the Republican Ruling Class) has fully adopted the tactics and most of the deceptive rhetoric of the libcultists so it now seems that deception has become ubiquitous in national politics and has risen to such epic proportions that much of the body politic is stepping away from the horrid mess altogether. I expect even more of the Republican base will choose to sit idly by in this next election cycle, preferring to only be entertained by the Deception Games of the Ruling Class as they furiously spin, lie and decieve in their Theatre of the Politically Absurd.

    The role of the media has also changed rather dramatically in the last twenty years and it now serves the interests of the Ruling Class (both sides) exclusively. The interests, wishes and demands of the little peeps are completely ignored and suppressed while the desired narritives of the Ruling Class are trumpeted 24/7. Even the simplest questions of the little peeps are ruthlessly excised and belittled by the Ruling Class talking heads while the criminality of the Ruling Class is portrayed as the very epitome of enlightenment and courage.

    This will not end well.

  • pattersonsm

    Be careful here the Republican Congress along others are intent on changing the visa rules, instead of allowing 25000 people in a year they want 400,000 a year. The idea is to bring these people in to keep labor costs low, allowing people who may not be ready to come to America because they do not believe the same thing we do.