Marco Rubio: Judas Goat

For a couple of years now we’ve been hearing how Marco Rubio is the “new face of conservatism” that the GOP seems to be pinning its hopes on for a resurgence in electoral victories at the national level.

th[1]He’s a “person of color” (to use the socialists’ terminology) with truly “conservative” chops, we’re told.

Then why is he the GOP point man on yet another round of amnesty for illegal aliens?

We’ve been down this road before. This is just a rerun of the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli debacle in which we were promised all kinds of things — “border security”, employment checks, etc. — in return for a “one time, never to be repeated” amnesty. It was going to cure ALL our illegal alien problems.

Well, the only thing we EVER got was the amnesty for over 3 MILLION illegal aliens. And here we are, once again, 27 years later with over THREE TIMES AS MANY illegal aliens as we had then.

Reagan later regretted signing it into law as one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency.

Are we going to be stupid enough to repeat history? “Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it” – Santayana.

Yet here we are, once again, hearing the same old same old. SSDD. Rubio is standing there as the face of the “Gang of Eight” – yet another “gang” that nobody elected to anything – supposedly “negotiating” a gargantuan public policy without any public input or debate. Who elected these eight guys to decide how the entire country is going to treat the problem of our invasion by illegal aliens?

According to Rubio, the illegal aliens will have to face some minor bureaucratic requirements and pay a $2000 “penalty”, after which they can be “legalized”, get green cards, and ultimately apply for full citizenship. Which means voting rights.

Oh, brother… $2000 in “penalties”?… That’s IT????????

Hell, here in Commiefornia you can get fined more than that for a traffic offense. This is total bullpuckey. And, of course, the same old empty promises about the “border security” that not only never happens, but can’t even be defined by any measurable standard anymore, thanks to the amnesty apologists from both parties currently (and previously) in office.

th[6]The Republicans who keep trying to foist this nonsense upon us keep claiming that this horde of under-skilled uneducated people is somehow going to magically turn into future conservative/GOP voters if we simply show some sympathy and “understanding” and let them “come out of the shadows”. What planet are these fools living on?

This group is EXACTLY the demographic of future Democrat/socialist voters by a HUGE margin: scofflaws, unskilled, uneducated, high crime rate, high illegitimate birth rate, low income, many (if not most) of them from ethnic minorities. Prime Democrat subjects. Please… THESE are future conservatives?

Which brings us back to our title, “Marco Rubio, Judas Goat”. Any self-professed “conservative” who stands for amnesty – under whatever guise or alias – is a Judas Goat, frankly, for exactly the reasons I’ve delineated above. Just like the animal Judas Goat who leads his fellow goats into the abattoir to slaughter, Rubio and fellow “conservatives” who promote amnesty for illegal aliens are leading this entire country to destruction.

As far as Rubio ever getting elected President: fuggeddaboudit. His career as a “conservative” is over. That’s proved to be a complete lie. He’s no more “conservative” than that turncoat “maverick” McCain.

ANYTHING that “legalizes” illegal aliens is amnesty. Period. And any purported “conservative” who supports it is no true conservative at all.

© Brian Baker 2013

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Confessions Of A Member Of The “Far-Right Fringe”

I confess.

I believe in God, and I’m a Christian. I believe in the Second Amendment as the Founders meant it, and that as a law-abiding citizen I’m a member of the “militia” as defined under the US Code Title 10. I love guns; I own guns, including “assault weapons”; I shoot my guns regularly. I’m a veteran. I’m against granting amnesty, under whatever name, to illegal aliens. I think abortion is wrong, and is not solely just “a woman’s right to choose”. I consider myself a member of the Tea Party.

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Guilty as charged. Mea culpa.

And because of my views and beliefs, I’ve been castigated and excoriated by Democrats and their fellow socialists in this country for decades. It’s reached the point where if I state my views and I don’t hear insults in return, I have to wonder if I’m actually speaking clearly, or have made some other mistake in communication. Did I garble my sentences? Speak in tongues? Have a “cerebral incident”? What?

My political opponents on the Left have called me a “radical”, a reactionary, a fanatic, a zealot, an “extremist”… and that’s when they’re in a good mood and feeling polite. Early in his first term Commissar Obama’s Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano branded small-government gun-owning veterans who are pro-life (that would be me) “potential terrorists”.

All well and good. The sun is in the sky and things are right with the world.

But wait! What’s that I hear?

Why… the same criticisms coming at me from my other flank! Power players in the Republican Party seem to have gulped the Democrat Kool-Aid and decided that we people who believe in these principles actually are part of the political “fringe”! Hold on a sec… aren’t these the exact same principles the GOP claims to represent?

roveWell, according to Karl Rove, among others in the Establishment GOP, apparently not. It seems that actual principles are okay, as long as they don’t interfere with just winning elections, and those who actually believe that elections are about advancing actual principles really are members of the extremist “fringe”, an inconvenient group that must be ignored if not outright shunned.We saw it in practice after the 2010 election, when new House Speaker John Boehner completely marginalized the Tea Party-backed conservatives who were newly elected to their seats in the House, giving the GOP the majority status there. “Thank you, now go sit in the corner and shut up” was the message then.

Rove and his cohorts have formalized that message with the formation of a couple of PACs (Link) whose goal will be to influence elections, starting with the primary process, with the aim of having “the most electable” candidates win. The problem is, of course, what their definition of “electable” means.

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Rove and the others are the same people who backed Bush’s two attempts at amnesty for illegal aliens; who backed Bush’s TARP and “bailout”, as well as his expansion of Medicare; who are now talking about “sensible, common sense” gun control; who supported Charlie Crist (who later defected to the Democrats) over Marco Rubio; who backed Arlen Specter (who also later defected to the Dems) over Toomey; and who constantly and reliably disparage the Tea Party and other traditionally conservative factions of the electorate.

In other words, these are the self-anointed geniuses who regularly spit in the eyes of what would reasonably be considered their “base” – the very voters they actually need in order to win – and then turn around and scratch their heads and wonder why they end up losing elections, especially at the national level.

One of Rove’s group’s goals is to “… protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate.” In other words, party uber alles, principles be damned.

But what does that really mean? Abandoning core principles the GOP has traditionally claimed to represent, in the hopes of stealing some of the Democrats’ reliable base? Then what’s the point, if all they want to be is a modified form of Democrat, the Dem-Lite Party? Why would anyone vote for them at all? And why are they intent – whether by design or not – on redefining the political spectrum leftward? And how did the Tea Party – whose main issues are fiscal prudence and limited power in government – become defined as “far right”? Isn’t that a fundamental principle, and “centrist” by definition?

Rove, Boehner, and the rest of the Establishment GOP hacks are exactly the reason why in 2008, when the GOP nominated that idiot McCain, I quit my GOP registration of almost 40 years and re-registered as an Independent. I’d had a bellyful of that party of clowns who didn’t care one bit about principles. Their entire raison d’être is simply to “win” elections, though they’ve completely lost any sense of purpose as to WHY that win could actually be important as anything other than a simple power grab.

A  complete disconnect from any sense of real purpose or underlying ideology or philosophy, coupled with an uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, all wrapped in a cloak of sanctimony and hypocrisy.

© Brian Baker 2013

Now I Know How Alice Felt In Wonderland

Well, Hillary Clinton finally “recovered” from her head trauma injury or whatever, and deigned to appear in Congress to testify on BenghaziGate. She put on quite the show, too, with much wailing and tears and shouting and gnashing of teeth and table pounding.

It reminded me of the old law school adage that goes: “When the fact are on your side, pound on the facts. When the law is on your side, pound on the law. When neither the facts nor the law are on your side, pound on the table”.

Well, that she did. If we see her wearing an Ace bandage in upcoming pictures, we’ll all know why.

clintonAt one point in her histrionics, when asked about why she and others were busy blaming the slaughter on that silly video that no one had seen, she screamed: “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

Well… of course, THAT’S not the right question. The RIGHT question to ask is what difference it made at the time. At the time, Obama was trying to take the credit for killing bin Laden and solving all our problems in the Middle East with his dazzling diplomacy and military brilliance. The idea that BenghaziGate was due to al Quaida loyalists attacking our diplomatic mission would have destroyed that narrative, betrayed him as the incompetent fool he is, and endangered his chances at re-election. So we, the people, were lied to.

As to what difference it makes “at this point”: well, Nixon was undergoing impeachment proceedings NOT for the Watergate break-in… but for lying about it after the fact, Miss Self-Righteous Sanctimony. As was your own husband, Mr. Bill “I Never Had Sex With That Woman” Clinton, who was impeached NOT for “not having sex” with Monica Lewinsky, but for lying about it after the fact, and in fact committing perjury.

THAT’S why it matters “at this point”, Hillary, you nitwit.

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In other news…. In my last essay I published an email exchange between my congressman and me highlighting his – and the GOP’s – failure on the issue of the debt ceiling.

Weeellll… the hits just keep on a’coming.

This last week or so, the GOP in all its continuing idiocy seems to have decided to really gulp the socialist’s Kool-Aid and not only jump on the scamnesty for illegal aliens bandwagon (known as “comprehensive immigration reform”), but hitch up the horses, polish the woodwork, play all the instruments, and lead the parade.

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With Schumer… What does that tell you?

They’ve trotted out their pet “minority” apologist to sit in the driver’s seat: Marco Rubio, in the role of Judas goat. Of course, you have John McAmnesty riding shotgun, with Lindsay Graham on trombone, the Chamber of Commerce hitting the piano and drums, all while the socialist cheering section sits on the sidelines laughing their butts off.

These knuckleheads claim that we have to bring the 11 million (surely a ridiculously low estimate) illegal aliens “out of the shadows”. The first thing that popped into my mind was: are we planning on bringing all the child molesters “out of the shadows”, too, by legalizing kiddie sex? If not, why not, if that’s your big rationalization?

ANYhoooo… supposedly, we’ll get a “secured border” first, after which the illegals will get a “pathway to citizenship”. Then they’ll all magically turn into Republicans, apparently.

Really! I’m not kidding! That’s REALLY what these idiots believe!

First of all, I’m old enough to remember 1986, and the Simpson-Mazzoli amnesty which Reagan signed into law, promising amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens in return for… drum roll, please … a secured border, tighter controls, and employer sanctions for hiring illegals! Whoa! Déjà vu all over again! The same thing we’re hearing NOW!!!

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Reagan later regretted signing that bill into law, knowing he’d been bamboozled, because the only thing we ever got out of it was the amnesty. Now here we are, 27 years later, with THREE TIMES as many illegal aliens as we had before Simpson-Mazzoli, having the same damned discussion with the same damned rationalizations, excuses, and empty promises.

This is an absolutely IDIOTIC idea. Why does immigration reform have to be “comprehensive” at all? Secure the damned border FIRST. And only THEN do we even start talking about anything else.

These moronic GOPers are like a bunch of lemmings, running right over the cliff with the Dumbocrats steering the way in committing national suicide, with the deluded and stupid idea that they’re somehow going to win over minority voters. That ain’t NEVER gonna happen while the leftists can keep playing the “race card”. It just ultimately creates an even larger pool of voters dependant on government handouts. And guess who THEY’RE gonna vote for. This is just expanding that “47%” demographic that Romney was pilloried for correctly pointing out.

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© Brian Baker 2013

“It Was A Mistake”

Lately, Newt Gingrich has been surging in the polls, and into the top tier of GOP candidates for President. But he keeps having to answer awkward questions, and his response always seems to be the same: “It was a mistake”.

A couple of weeks ago on his TV show, Sean Hannity asked Gingrich why he sat on that couch with Nancy Pelosi in a TV ad, bleating about “climate change” (though Hannity didn’t ask it quite that way). Gingrich’s response? “It was a mistake”.

When asked why he called Paul Ryan’s budget proposal “right-wing social engineering”, his response? “It was a mistake”.

When asked why, back in 1995, he supported the idea of a government mandate that people buy health insurance, the equivalent of Obamacare, his response? “We were mistaken”.

His latest gaffe? In the GOP debate two days before Thanksgiving – a time when most people aren’t paying any attention to politics – he came out for, essentially, amnesty for illegal aliens. Yes, he tried to gussy it up, but there’s not enough lipstick in the world for that pig, as John McAmnesty learned three years ago.

What’s going to happen when people start paying attention to politics after the holidays, and he finds out how unpopular that position is? Is he going to admit another “mistake”?

How many “mistakes” does this guy get? How often does he get to be on the wrong side of the issues?

This is one of the big problems with Gingrich: he always thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room, and he’s arrogant enough to think that because he is, all he has to do is make a pronouncement and everyone else is going to fall in line and follow him blindly. He’s the personification of hubris. He believes his own press releases.

I’m not even going to raise the issue of his personal baggage, other than to say that if he went on a cruise, the ship would have to tow a barge behind to load it all in.

The fact that he’s polling so well illustrates one of the big weaknesses of the GOP: they always seem to fall in love – or at least lust – with whoever is the latest Stage Door Johnny with a line of patter and some snappy responses to the press … or in this case the debate moderators. Last time it was McCain the “maverick”; this time it’s Gingrich the “tough talker”.

When are they going to learn? Are they bent on being the Perpetually Stupid Party?

I take comfort in the fact that it’s still early in the race. At this time four years ago, it looked like Giuliani had it sewed up; McCain was on the verge of dropping out; Huckabee was running strong. Look how it turned out.

The GOP still has a chance to redeem itself.

Hopefully, they won’t have to say, “It was a mistake”.

 

© Brian Baker, 2011