Yes, I know....all the very Kewlest of Village Kewl Kidz are all aflutter over the Very Serious Uproar by Republicans over President Obama's pick of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense. There is no there, here....and Hagel will be confirmed easily. Move along, cause there ain't nothing to talk about there....unless you are a writer for Kabuki Digest.
The GOP's play-acting over Hagel is for the purpose of changing the media narrative away from Speaker Boehner and his House Rowdies.....and the utter embarrassment they became in the national discussion over the bogusly-named "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
So, no need to waste your time paying attention to a non-story created to shield the new Confederate House Republicans from further well-deserved scorn and ridicule.
However.....there is a coming story that everyone needs to pay attention to. It seems that after decades of rejecting any notion, what-so-effing-ever, of a comprehensive immigration reform bill being passed.....Republicans....yes, Republicans.....are calling for congressional action on immigration.
Asked if the most recent negotiations had poisoned the well around the Capitol, GOP strategist Dan Judy replied, “I think the well was poisoned long before the fiscal-cliff fight. There has been a lot of poison dumped in that well, most notably Obamacare.”
“I think that is really too bad, because there is an opportunity for bipartisan consensus on a lot of these things, especially immigration reform,” Judy added. “If the president really wants to bring along some Republicans on immigration reform, he can do it. But it is incumbent upon him to go to them wanting their help, not offering the kind of ‘my way or the highway’ approach we’ve seen before.”
Why now, you ask? Why would Republicans be willing....now...to reform immigration laws, when they have been in opposition to a comprehensive immigration bill for so long?
Last November's election.
That's the answer. It seems that President Obama won 71% of the Hispanic-American vote. Seventy-one percent. Republicans learned that just counting on heterosexual white males and their subservient wives, to win national elections.....won't win them many elections.
I'm oh-so-sure, like ElRushbo still rants today, that Hispanic-Americans voted for Obama because there is something wrong with Hispanic-Americans, just like in the Drugster's mind there has always been something wrong with black-Americans for voting for Democrats. But setting that bigotry aside for a moment.....Republicans are now ready to act all "bipartisan" when it comes to immigration reform.
It's quite amusing to listen to GOP operatives blame the Kenyan Usurper for....what's the phrase?....oh, yeah, poisoning the well.....with his black, thuggish, socialistic self....
“If the president really wants to bring along some Republicans on immigration reform, he can do it. But it is incumbent upon him to go to them wanting their help, not offering the kind of ‘my way or the highway’ approach we’ve seen before.”
Perspective. As in, we need some. It was GOP President G.W. Bush who worked in 2005 to get his band of conservative brethren to adopt comprehensive immigration reform. W. may have been our nation's worst president....but even he realized that without immigration reform, the Republican Party was cutting their own future electoral nose off.
But after Bush announced a push to work towards some kind of immigration reform, the reactionary screechers on Fox Radio rallied their easily-excitable audiences to rise up against any deal which would create a "pathway to citizenship." Instead, the Hannity's and the Levin's and the O'Reilly's called such treasonous thoughts, "amnesty." And, as we all know, "amnesty" is reserved only for Wall Street Banksters, telcos who eavesdrop on all U.S. citizens without warrants, Scooter Libby, and U.S. leaders who order war crimes to be carried out.
Amnesty can't just be bandied about....all willy-nilly.
So, it came to pass that betting on all-white in the 2012 general election proved to be a losing strategy for Republicans. Demographers point out that Hispanic-Americans will only become a larger percentage of the electorate, not smaller. And because of that reality....and that reality alone....Republicans now insist that Barack Obama drop his "my way or the highway", uppity attitude, stop poisoning the immigration reform well, and help a poor, all-white political party out.
George W. Bush....a Republican president....couldn't "bring along some Republicans on immigration reform", yet, the undocumented Democrat, Barack Hussein Obama is expected to....just after he quits poisoning the well...."go to them (Republicans) wanting their help" on reforming our immigration laws.
Republicans have no national electoral future because they have alienated so many demographic groups in our melting pot society. Because Republicans have done so, a Democratic President should stop making Republicans act so offensively towards one of those demographic groups...Hispanics. If Obama would just put down his poisoning can long enough to appreciate the plight of a conservative, bigoted political party in 2012 America....then the Imposter President might be able to "bring along some Republicans" so that the GOP can then claim their war on Hispanics is....over.
You'll have to pardon me for laughing out loud.
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