The Republican Establishment, and the Republican Establishment Strategists, are winning. Not winning elections, but winning the hearts and minds of Republican officeholders. After failing miserably to call the 2012 Presidential election, Karl Rove and Karl Rove wannabes took the spotlight off themselves and declared that the Republican Party must become Democrat Lite to win elections. Well, the Party is apparently determined to take the advice to heart:
In the past few days, two Republican members of the House of Representatives — Daniel Webster in Florida, Aaron Schock in Illinois — have expressed preliminary support for a way to legalize undocumented immigrants and allow them to eventually earn full citizenship. Even the House GOP whip, Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), announced support for legal status, although he stopped just short of supporting full citizenship.
Their good friends across the aisle couldn’t be more pleased. Although the numbers count is anybody’s guess, there’s no doubt the trend on immigration reform, as on Obamacare, backing away from Obama’s “phony scandals”, caving to Obama’s social engineering agenda and the whole nine yards of The New Normal, is to fold…..with mounting enthusiasm.
Republicans, more and more these days, are standing for nothing and falling for everything the Memestream Media and the Center for American Progress foists upon the tabloids, the airwaves and the Eternalnet. There is a whole industry dedicated to fabricating the dearest hopes and wishes of the American people, with the prime message being that they want to live in a great big tent, a circus tent, with all kinds of cute, clownish and bizarre acts taking place and their friendly Government right there to see to their maintenance as they blissfully take it all in.
Actually, it’s not the American people who want that, for themselves, nor is it the Ruling Class who want that, for themselves. It is the Ruling Class who want that for the American people.
Forty to 50 House Republicans will support immigration reform, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) predicted Thursday.
Gutiérrez said many of the Republicans supportive of immigration reform don’t want to be identified, but he insisted they would support comprehensive immigration reform.
“I’m not going to tell you the names of some of them because some of them I’ve spoken to, and they’ve said I’d love to do the activity with you. I want to be able to vote for it.I really don’t need to draw attention to myself.”
Of course Gutierrez may be lying through his teeth, but here is the counter to that notion – specifics of the proposed legislation to the side, the majority of Republicans have already gone on record as accepting that “immigration” in this country needs to be reformed. Just as they went on record as saying “health care” needed to be reformed. Just as they agreed that “Education” needed reform. As we have argued many times before, accepting the Democrat premise that there is a problem, or a fault, or an injustice or an inequality, which necessitates a government solution by a proposal the Statist Progressives put forth, is three fourths of the way to The New Normal, which is the realization of the Socialist States of America (and yes, by the time all is said and done, there may well BE 57 of them, or even more, as the one big happy family stretching from East of Sault Ste. Marie down to the Falkland Islands goes Red – the bad Red).