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Dilemmas, dilemmas!  

What is a Government-hating -- and people-hating -- unpopular Political Party ever to do?

With Tea Party Decline, Immigration Battle Shifts Focus

by Andrew O'Reilly, Fox News Latino -- Feb 20, 2013

The GOP knows that the future of their party relies on Latinos,” Freeman said. “They’re intimidated and know that they can’t win the Latino vote without supporting immigration reform.”

Since November, the GOP has worked to silence its remaining Tea Party members and actively promote instead its Latino face.

Well they say the first step to solving a problem -- is actually admitting there is a problem. Too bad, that Reality Checking process only goes so deep in the Reality-compromised Party, that the Kochs built ...

Not so fast Marco Pollo -- there's someone scrutinizing your homework -- double-checking all those "free charity" give-away's you might one day propose ...

How the Tea Party is Influencing Republicans on Immigration Reform

by Anjana Sreedhar, -- Feb 14, 2013

Let’s first look at the Tea Party’s stance on immigration independent of the impact on the Republican Party. It is extremely hardline, suggesting that no illegal immigrant should be allowed a path to citizenship or amnesty. They also believe in building better fencing between the U.S.-Mexico border and mass deportation of undocumented workers. They are opposed to the D.R.E.A.M. Act and other attempts to use U.S. taxpayer dollars to support undocumented immigrants.

Balancing the image of the Tea Party that the media has created and the image that Tea Partiers have created is difficult and sometimes precarious. An interesting new update to this saga is immigration, which is now splitting Tea Party lawmakers. The bipartisan effort to pass immigration legislation has caused a deep divide in the Tea Party camp. One of the Tea Party’s biggest stars, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), has been leading efforts to sell any bipartisan legislation to the GOP’s conservative wing. However, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has claimed that the bill is "amnesty," and worries that it will drain economic resources and threaten border security. The opposing camps are growing in number.

Like I said:  Dilemmas, dilemmas!  

The Party of Hate is kind of damned if they do, and damned if they don't.

Of course, that is sort of hate's M.O. -- its enforcers always have to have someone perceived to be "lesser" than themselves, ie. someone to look down on. Tag were it.

Otherwise how can they go on believing that their stubborn, better-than-thou "political positions" are the Right Ones, in spite of all Reality-based -- and humanity-based -- evidence to the contrary?

Because:  the Party of Hate will have no purpose -- without someone to hate.  Duh.

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  •  The Reality of the GOP and Latinos (4+ / 0-)
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    jamess, 3goldens, oldpotsmuggler, fumie

    Republicans have been feeling the pressure at least since the nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor in 2009.

    As I wrote in this diary almost four years ago:

    The Death of the "Southern Strategy"

    The Republican Party's "Southern Strategy" -- one that had propelled Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1968 and poisoned the minds of the "Silent Majority," thereby allowing the G.O.P to maintain an iron grip on this country's fate for four decades -- died an unexpected death earlier this week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Not unlike the end of the Cold War, its sudden death startled even the most astute of political observers for -- to quote the Nobel-Prize-winning poet T.S. Eliot -- it ended "not with a bang but with a whimper".  For most historians and constitutionalists, the demise of this despicable political strategy was a huge relief.  The republic, they said, will not only endure but continue to thrive and prosper.

    Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings were, by all accounts in the media, expected to be an intense brawl between defenders of the status quo and those sensitive to the changing pluralistic future of this country.  Delighting even their fiercest critics, the Republican members of the Committee displayed an astonishing sense and understanding of popular culture, for they frequently alluded to it.  The symbolism of Judge Sotomayor's nomination was not lost upon the most hardened of present-day segregationists.  True to form, their embrace of the finest traditions of the country -- where all ethnic groups join hands in this melting pot to forge a better future for everyone -- was a change in direction welcomed by one and all.

    To see the Republican Party discard a winning political strategy in the heat of the moment must have come as a huge surprise to their ever-growing legion of supporters around this great country of ours -- particularly since this approach had yielded huge dividends as recently as the 2006 and 2008 Elections.  But, remaining true to the principles of the Enlightenment, that is exactly what they did.  What a shame!

    In that respect, the Sotomayor Hearings were a total and an utter disappointment.

  •  damned (3+ / 0-)
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    jamess, 3goldens, oldpotsmuggler

    they are damned if they do damned if they dont...just wish they would hurry up about it lol .

  •  Regarding the fence... (1+ / 0-)
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    They also believe in building better fencing between the U.S.-Mexico border and mass deportation of undocumented workers. light of mounting evidence that the net flow of undocumented persons across the US-Mexican border might be zero or even negative, is "the fence" now intended to keep seniors who have enough assets to move to Mexico and live out their lives at relatively lower cost of living "home where they belong??"

    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 04:34:55 AM PST

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