What’s going on here?
The Republican Party has just racked up what is probably its biggest political victory in nearly 90 years, but it’s leadership believes that the nation will be better served if it works hand-in-hand with President Obama to make the Democrats the nation’s only major political party – forever.
In other words, when Mr. Obama and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid say, “Jump!” Republicans like House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cheerfully ask, “How high?”
Notice how closely the Republicans are working with Democrats these days? One of the issues that finds Republicans under the covers with Democrats is our federally created immigration crisis made worse when Obama issued his lawless amnesty in November for nearly 5 million illegal aliens that includes work permits and Social Security numbers at a time when 18 million Americans can’t find full-time work.
The limp-wristed Boehner wasted no time in condemning the unconstitutional amnesty and promised that the GOP would fight it “tooth and nail,” but House Republicans sniveled and surrendered their constitutional powers to the courts. More recently, McConnell said he was “undecided” about confirming Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, who has testified that she fully supports the amnesty that McConnell said he opposes. If he opposes it, why the indecision?
The GOP’s agenda is two-fold: To continue it’s long-standing program of providing American business with an inexhaustible supply of cheap foreign labor, and the hopes of attracting more immigrants to their party.
The latter, of course, is a fool’s errand.
Historically, immigrants vote Democratic because the party favors big government and the ever-widening safety net that immigrants can’t get enough of. The majority of immigrants come from socialist countries whose governments hand-hold their people from cradle to grave, and these people have no problem with paying the high taxes required to support the benefits they use at a greater rate than native-born Americans.
In the words of a Republican who still has his head screwed on straight, “The leadership of the House and Senate Republicans have essentially folded their tents and given up on immigration. There is no more battle.”
As an independent voter who has very little use for either party because they put power before the interests of Americans, I wonder why most Republicans are so eager to help Obama reduce the GOP to second-class status? Perhaps this is what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal meant when he said the Republican Party should “stop being the stupid party.”