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The Republicans Have Decided To Run Against Amnesty

From a seething with rage Politico:

The ‘amnesty’ card: GOP launches 2014 border war

By: Alexander Burns | August 13, 2014

So much for that fresh start with Latino voters. In a dramatic departure from their determination only months ago to win a second look from that rapidly-growing community, national Republicans have embarked on a sustained campaign to make the immigration crisis a central issue in 2014 and exhort voters to punish the White House for failing to lock down the U.S.-Mexico border…

The hell you say. Apparently, the Republican strategists have finally figured out that the news media has been lying to them, and amnesty isn’t such a popular position after all.

But why is the Politico so furious about this? They have been telling us for years now that such a move will spell the end of the GOP. Don’t they want to see the GOP destroy itself?

In fact, we suspect the Politico is just mad because their endless campaign of lies is failing after all.

Gone are the days of tiptoeing around the real and perceived sensitivities of the Latino community, which holds powerful sway over the Electoral College in presidential elections.

And never mind that every poll shows that Hispanics don’t much care about ‘immigration,’ one way or the other. For instance, a recent Univision poll found that immigration ranked sixth, second to last, in the list of the top concerns of Californian Hispanics.

Besides, in most polls, a near majority of Hispanics regularly oppose amnesty, too. After all, they will suffer from amnesty along with the rest of us.

Public and private polling shows border control creeping up the list of concerns among conservative voters and independents, and the GOP is responding accordingly.

Imagine, politicians actually doing what the people who elected them want them to do. That is heresy to the Politico. (Unless it’s Democrats placating their kook fringe.)

Republican candidates are lacing into the Obama administration and its congressional allies for supporting “amnesty” and casting them as unable to secure the southern border…

It’s hard to overstate how sharply the GOP’s new strategy breaks with the party’s determination to enact sweeping new immigration policy in the aftermath of the 2012 election, when Obama won more than 7 in 10 Latino votes and prompted the release of a grim Republican National Committee report to endorse immigration reform as its primary policy recommendation…

The Politico is so mad here they are going to break a blood vessel.

To senior Democrats, the GOP’s renewed enthusiasm for a border debate looks like a profound miscalculation over all but perhaps the shortest of time horizons… If waving around the amnesty issue excites the conservative base in a handful of midterm election states, Democratic leaders say Republicans will pay an incredible price in the near future…

So why are the Democrats trying to stop these suicidal Republicans? They are almost as invested in the end of the GOP as the news media is.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 14th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “The Republicans Have Decided To Run Against Amnesty”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    GOP will jog in place until their masters tell them to fetch.

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