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The Emperor’s New Clothes

All of the Regalia is ready…

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For Tonight’s Coronation When

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His Lord & Emperor Obama the First will…

  • Suspend the Constitution of the United States of America,

  • Declare Himself Supreme Ruler & Fuhrer

with Powers to Rule by Executive Decree and

  • Effectively Dissolve the United States of America

by taking unilateral, illegal and unconstitutional action by proclaiming amnesty for 5 million illegal immigrants.

Stay tuned!

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Notice

Proclamation

Attention !

Attention !

Attention !

All residents (legal or illegal) of the United States of America..

are required to be in front of a television set or listening to the radio at

at 8 PM (EDT) tomorrow (11/20?14)

to hear

Obama_emperor-300x180His Lord & Emperor Obama the First

Suspend the Constitution of the United States of America,

Declare Himself Supreme Ruler & Fuhrer

with Powers to Rule by Executive Decree and

Effectively Dissolve the United States of America

Those found to be not watching this historic event will be subject to arrest and imprisonment 

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“There go my people. I am their leader. So, therefore I must follow them.”

Advice to the GOP from an Old Political Pro

Last fall, as the Obama administration struggled to implement the so called “Affordable (Health) Care Act”, the Republican Party was the fortuitous recipient of an unexpected and  pivotal issue on which to run in 2014 with the strong backing of the vast majority of the American electorate. That issue was issue was and is – the repeal of ObamaCare.

Never in my 60+ years of following and participating in politics have I seen a domestic issue garner such overwhelming grassroots support so swiftly as the call for repeal of ObamaCare did. As the Obama repeal obamacareadministration tried to implement and then fix this flawed legislation millions of Americans lost their healthcare coverage, saw their health insurance premiums skyrocket, and/or saw their work hours shrink as employers attempted to avoid providing health insurances to some of their workers.  These factors caused well over 50% of the electorate to rise up and voice very strong disapproval of the Obamacare program.

The Republicans in Congress, who had voted 100% against this unpopular legislation, were handed a winning issue on a platter – not by political hacks and strategists but by the electorate itself. This was a made in heaven issue on which they could run in November, retain control of the House and most likely re-take the Senate. But snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, the repeal of ObamaCare will not be the central issue and central talking point of the GOP’s fall campaign. Rather, House Republicans last week at their annual retreat, on the insistence of their leadership, decided to make the highly unpopular issue of immigration reform and amnesty the centerpiece of their fall campaign.

Speaker of the House John Boehner

Speaker of the House
John Boehner

DAHA, Mr.Boehner –  YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING!

To downgrade a campaign issue that has overwhelming national support in favor of an issue that is overwhelmingly opposed by your party’s base and independents alike is suicidal stupidity. Amnesty is an issue that many feel, contrary to Mr. Boehner and the House leadership’s view, will not bring Hispanic voters into the GOP camp in the near term and most likely will be a Trojan Horse that will swell Democratic voter rolls in the future as these newly legalized immigrants and/or their offspring will predictably and eventually be granted citizenship and the right to vote. Regardless what the House leadership says, amnesty for today’s illegal immigrants will eventually,  in 5, 10, or maybe even 20 year, lead to citizenship for today’s illegal’s.

This political pivot that this change in strategy represents is not only stupid; it is destined to be a failed political strategy for the Republicans.   The Crusty Conservative, in a post last June, discussed the fact that immigration reform was not a significant enough of an  issue among Hispanic voters to cause them to vote Republican. Additionally, I pointed out statistical studies that provide evidence showing on a national basis that Republicans would have to garner over 70% of the Hispanic vote (an almost impossible task) for that alone to effect the outcome of a presidential election.

 Click  to Read The Crusty Conservative’s June 2013 Post re immigration reform

If the Republicans are serious about maintaining the House, re-taking the Senate in 2014 and laying the groundwork for a 2016 Presidential victory, they should:

#1  – Forget about immigration reform and amnesty. That issue will lose them more votes among their conservative base, tea party members and independents than they could ever hope to gain from Hispanic voters because of their support for this issue and

#2  – Instead aim every available electoral weapon at ObamaCare and the Democrats who voted for it.

ObamaCare is the one issue that a majority of grassroots voters, Republicans and Democrats alike, care about. It is a popular issue that the Republicans can use to gain House and Senate seats in the Fall. Republicans, please don’t throw away a once in a lifetime opportunity to win by trying to appease a voting bloc that will never vote Republican simply because of its stand on immigration.

It is time for the leadership in the US House of Representatives to fulfill their constitutional duty and Represent The People. As the late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley once said –

 

“There go my people. I am their leader. So, therefore I must follow them.”

Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley 1955 - 1976

Chicago Mayor
Richard J. Daley
1955 – 1976

Pretty sage political advice –

from a man who was elected mayor five times in the rough and tumble world of Chicago politics.

The Crusty Conservative

February 3, 2014

PostScript Since the above was written and first  published early this week, House Speaker Boehner has responded to pressure from his conservative  base and heeded Mayor Daley’s advice and is now saying that there will be no immigration reform in this Congress.     ff

The Crusty Conservative

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

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Immigration Reform –

Are Republicans in Congress about to do the

Wrong Thing for the Wrong Reason?

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Illegals scale U.S. Border fence

As the Republican Senators and Members of Congress move toward a vote on immigration reform (aka amnesty), they would do well to consider if they are doing “the wrong thing for the wrong reason”

Since the debacle that was the 2012 presidential election for the Republican Party, many party leaders and pundits including Marco Rubio, Karl Rove, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Rielly and even party chairman Reince Priebus  have embraced and evangelized the myth that the Republicans must support so called immigration reform – read Amnesty – to win future elections. As pointed out in two recently published articles- nothing could be further from the truth.

In the first article published in the Washington Times, syndicated columnist Jeff Kuhner handily disproves the myth that support of amnesty will win over large numbers of Hispanic voters to the GOP.

Kuhner points out that among Hispanic voters “…amnesty is not a magic bullet; rather, it could ricochet and slay the GOP elephant. Exit polls have consistently shown most Hispanic voters do not rank immigration reform as a high priority. It is not even a top-five issue. If it was, then President Reagan’s amnesty should have brought millions of Hispanics into the Republican big tent. It didn’t. In fact, for the past 25 years, the trend has been in the opposite direction. Hispanics in increasing numbers are backing Democrats. The reason is simple: They want big-government liberalism.”

Continuing, he states that “…The 2012 exit polls clearly revealed Hispanics voted Democrat owing to Obamacare. This was (and remains) their No. 1 issue. An overwhelming majority of Hispanics embrace government-run health care because they support a lavish entitlement state, subsidized housing, free education, Pell Grants, long-term unemployment benefits, welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, Social Security and disability insurance. In other words, most Hispanics are natural Democrats. They prefer statism and higher taxes to small-government conservatism. They are not “values” voters. They vote their pocketbook.”

Kuhner concludes “Amnesty is a poisoned chalice; Republicans drink it at their peril. By allowing a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, theGOP is paving the way for permanent Democratic rule.”

In a separate article in the Washington Examiner, syndicated columnist Byron York asks a very relevant question. “…how many Hispanic voters do Republicans need to attract before the party can again win the White House?”

York uses  an interactive tool  (created by the New York Times’ Nate Silver) with which one can look at the presidential election results and calculate what would have happened if the racial and ethnic mix of voters had been different. The tool also allows one to project future results based on any number of scenarios in which the country’s demographic profile and voting patterns change.

“In 2012, President Obama famously won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote to Mitt Romney’s 27 percent. If all other factors remained the same, how large a percentage of the Hispanic vote would Romney have had to win to capture the White House?”, York asks.

Looking at various scenarios, York concludes that even if Romney had won 60 percent of the Hispanic vote. he would have lost by the same margin, 283 electoral votes to 255. According to the Times’ calculator, Romney would have had to win 73 percent of the Hispanic vote to prevail in 2012. Which suggests that Romney, and Republicans, had bigger problems than Hispanic voters.

York concludes that “the most serious of those problems was that Romney was not able to connect with white voters who were so turned off by the campaign that they abandoned the GOP and in many cases stayed away from the polls altogether. Recent reports suggest as many as 5 million white voters simply stayed home on Election Day. If they had voted at the same rate they did in 2004, even with the demographic changes since then, Romney would have won. Likewise, the white vote is so large that an improvement of 4 points — going from 60 percent to 64 percent of those whites who did vote — would have won the race for Romney.”

These two articles challenge the basic motivation of the pro-amnesty Republicans to bring more Hispanic voters to the GOP. Kuhner shows that amnesty alone will not bring in more Hispanic voters but will, instead, more likely significantly increase the size of the Democratic Hispanic voting bloc in years to come. At the same time York theorizes that even if amnesty were a core issue among Hispanic voters, Republican support of the passage of so-called comprehensive immigration reform will not in itself convert sufficient Hispanic voters to elect a Republican President.

The Crusty Conservative feels that our current immigration system is broken and needs reform. However he also feels that if the Republicans in congress end up supporting any form of amnesty for illegal immigrants that they will be doing so at their own risk and will be…

Doing The Wrong Thing For The Wrong Reason.

(Click Here To Read Jeff Kuhner’s Article)

(Click Here To Read Byron York’s Article)

June 2013

The Crusty Conservative

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

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