It almost smells like blackmail. Neither party should be catering to
one ethnic group. They should be catering to "we the people"
A bunch of garbage. The correct solution is simple: The Republican
Party needs to return to its Conservative roots -- not do something stupid and
immoral like pander to illegal alien trespassers of this country who do not
respect this nation nor its laws. Then the masses who have been staying home
during recent elections will come to the voting booth and dwarf the so-called
Demographics are indeed working strongly against the Republican party, and there
is no end in sight. This is the fundamental reason that they've won the
popular vote in only one of the last six presidential elections. The Republican
party has defined their base - it is white, religious, socially conservative,
scientifically illiterate men. Sure, their appeal ranges beyond this group a
bit, but the problem is that this group is shrinking. The fight now between
more "moderate" Republicans who want to expand the base and the
"true conservative" Republicans who only want to appeal to the base is
ripping the party apart. Unless the Republicans find some way to appeal to a
broader segment, they will continue to lose presidential elections and will find
themselves a party with only regional influence.As it stands, even Texas
will be a blue state in just a few years.
Time to start a new party without Rush.
"Neither party should be catering to one ethnic group. They should be
catering to "we the people""True, But instead they cater
First to "me the politician"Second to "we
the party"Third to "you the corporation or union"and if they have any catering left, "we the people" get the
anti-liar:You just pointed out the ridiculous nature of the
Republican party as it is now constituted. They would rather sit home (as you
say) and watch the President get reelected then incessantly whine about what is
going on during said President's tenure.
The republican party is doomed. Too much of the country drinks the
liberal koolaid and doesn't understand reality. The correct
thing to do when dealing with criminals is to punish their behavior and never
reward it. Illegal immigrants are criminals.Giving them
exactly what they broke the law to get is akin to letting a bank robber keep the
money he steals, on the hope that future banks won't be robbed since now he
has the money he needs.Illegal immigrants are criminals and should
be treated as criminals.Des News posters likely wont post this, even
though I have obeyed their rules. The truth is harsh sometimes. The sooner we
deal with it the better.
"The republican party is doomed.Illegal immigrants are
criminals."This is partly WHY the party is doomed. It is the
black and white thinking.Seriously Chris. Do you not see a
difference in how we should treat the 19 year old who came across the border
this year to pick lettuce and the 50 year old who came here 30 years ago, and
now has a house, 3 teenagers, cars and possibly a business?Yes,
Illegal is illegal. Do you advocate deporting 11 million people.What is your solution?
The funny thing is, the GOP views all illegal immigrants and their offspring as
criminals but exempts their precious business who also break laws as job
creators. It's a sad demonstration on just how corrupt the GOP has become.
When people break into my home, I do not feel the need to treat them like
'guests'. I call the police and treat them like criminals.
"Real maverick" You would need to ask Mr. Obama WHY he doesn't
arrest employers who hire illegal aliens.He could do that today.
Why hasn't he?
It's all those darn foreigners.
I agree with Joe Blow -- the real problem in the GOP is the black and white
thinking. It's the kind of purity and inflexibility that doomed Akin and
Mourdock. And makes the GOP look bad.There IS a solution--and
neither side would like it (usually the sign of a good deal): Provide a path to
legal status but do not provide for citizenship. There should be a consequence
for immigrating illegally and that's a reasonable one. Providing legal status but denying citizenship would make the Dems put up or
shut up. We would see if their interest is really in helping these people come
out of the shadows or in fact they are just looking to add to their base. And
it would take the wind out of the sails of the Ann Coulters and Michael
JoeBlow, the person here for 30 years, and the 19 year old both get amnesty
under the Democrats, they can't see the difference either. We
will never solve this problem until we get enforcement. This is just a replay of
1986 amnesty, and the 6 under Clinton that followed. They didn't work,
neither will this one. Allowing people to stay and giving them jobs
is amnesty also. That's what they came for. We have 12 million people here
on green cards that have never applied for citizenship. They want our better
"You would need to ask Mr. Obama WHY he doesn't arrest employers who
hire illegal aliens.He could do that today. Why hasn't
he?"Probably because conservatives like you would blame him for
trampling the Constitution, acting as a tyrant, and Socialism.With
the exception of Affirmative Action, employment is largely managed at the state
level. So perhaps states like Utah should prosecute those within their state who
trample our laws?Lets stop acting like Democrats are the only ones
trying to buy off the Latino vote. Reagan gave them amnesty and Bush tried to do
it again in the early 2000s.
Gearson is wrong when he writes: "But there is some paradoxical hope to be
found for the GOP in the recent collapse of its appeal among Hispanics."There is no recent collapse. Hispanics have supported Democrats
nationally by roughly a 2 to 1 margin for over 30 years. The average Hispanic
vote since 1980 has been 64% for Democrats and 31% for Republicans in
presidential elections. John McCain, who was behind the 2007 amnesty bill, only
received 31% of Hispanic votes and the percentage of Hispanics voting for
Reagan's Democrat opponent actually increased by 5% following the 1986
amnesty.Bob Dole did the worst of all Republican presidential
candidates when he only garnered 21% of Hispanic votes and the senior Bush only
received 25% of Hispanic votes in his 1992 race against Clinton. President Obama received 71% of Hispanic votes in 2012 which is roughly
equivalent to Hispanic support for Obamacare (69%) and the 75% of Hispanics who,
according to a 2012 Pew Hispanic Center survey, said they preferred a larger
government providing more services as opposed to a smaller government providing
Cut out the jobs and freebies for illegals and they will self deport. Viva LEGAL