Scamnesty Hall of Shame; GOP liberals
0 comment Friday, September 12, 2014 |
23 of 55 Republicans voted yes on S 2611, the amnesty bill:
Republicans who voted Yes (23):
Bennett (R-UT)
Brownback (R-KS)
Chafee (R-RI)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Craig (R-ID)
DeWine (R-OH)
Domenici (R-NM)
Frist (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)
Think about this: members of the political party which has the reputation of being 'conservative', and which constantly claims to be the 'patriotic' party, voted for this abomination of a bill which would utterly transform America as we have known it.
How can members of a party which claims to be fiscally responsible vote in favor of a plan which is guaranteed to cost billions of dollars, minimum, vote for this proposal?
How can a party which claims to care about 'the American people' and to stand for the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and the founding principles of this country, support in any way a measure which would defy the will of the American people, undermine the rule of law, and fly in the face of the principles of our Founding Fathers?
We completely expect the Democrats to be in favor of radical measures, since they style themselves 'progressive' or 'liberal', and they unfailingly side with special-interest groups against the American majority. And they, of course, have traditionally been the party which believes in big government and in a paternalistic government which saves the downtrodden of the world. So their support for open borders and amnesty is a given.
But what is wrong with Republicans? The only possible conclusion is that they are just what their opponents caricature them to be: the capitalist's party, the party of the rich and the privileged, the party of exploitation. Many people who agree with many of the Republican positions on various issues are driven away because they have heard that the GOP is not for the 'common man' or the 'little guy' , and for Republicans to side with illegal immigrants supports the impression that they are simply enabling exploitive employers to have plenty of cheap labor.
Another explanation for the illogical votes of these Republican traitors is that they are to some extent captives of Political Correctness.
Again, traditionally the Democrats have been the promoters and enforcers ot the Pharisaical code of Political Correctness; it's they who usually race-bait, and bully everyone who does not toe the liberal line, accusing them of 'racism', 'bigotry', 'hate', and lately, of 'xenophobia' and 'nativism' if they dare to oppose the PC open-borders dogma.
But now the PC plague has become endemic on the so-called 'right', also; we have no shortage of Republicans who have become fluent in the cant of Political Correctness, and who publicly denounce those who deviate from the PC pieties. Case in point: Condoleezza Rice and President Bush calling skeptics of democratization in Iraq 'racist'. Or, more recently, John McCain and his race-baiting remarks on the immigration issue.
Even those who are considered farther to the right than these admittedly liberal-leaning Republicans are guilty of toeing the PC line. Just read any column by a conservative pundit or commentator, or any 'conservative' message board online: many Republicans and independent conservatives are unthinkingly repeating the PC party line; it is seeping into our discourse on the right end of the political spectrum. Look and listen; liberalism and its various dogmas are now the dominant ideas in our society, even among those who style themselves conservatives. It has now reached the point where varying shades of liberalism are the only 'respectable' opinions in our public sphere. Anyone who is a conservative of a more traditional stripe is discredited as an 'extremist'.
Some of this liberalizing tendency is simply osmosis; we are so inundated with liberal/leftist ideas that we absorb them without realizing it. But some of this liberalizing is engineered. There is a widespread campaign by GOP political operatives on the internet, for example, to marginalize old-fashioned conservatism (not just 'paleoconservatives', so-called, but traditionalists as well). There is an effort to spread the liberalized variety of 'conservatism', and to contain the debate within acceptable liberal standards.
But the backlash from this latest travesty in the Senate, which is coming from people of both parties and both ends of the spectrum, reflects an awakening of many otherwise apathetic people. Many of us are now suddenly aware of how disconnected our 'representatives' and elected officials are from the average citizen's point of view. We are newly awake to the fact that though they purport to represent us, they in fact do not; they are serving other masters. And we are aware, painfully so, that traditional America as we have known it is now 'Politically Incorrect' according to the liberal dogmas which both Democrats and Republicans seem to embrace.
Our treasonous officials apparently have pledged their allegiance to this borderless world, and to some kind of abstract universalism which has nothing in common with the America our ancestors created and passed down to us.
If our representative system of government is to survive, and to truly align with the will of the majority as it was intended to, then we need a whole new set of leaders who share our beliefs and our views, and who have our interests at heart. This present crop of opportunists and venal sellouts must be replaced. The political parties as they now stand should also be replaced, because they both appear to be tainted, not only by the corruption and the lobbying scandals which are now in the news. but because they are frauds; they are simply two sides of the same liberal coin. There is little real choice between them.

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