Because Republicans are obsessed with immigration you wonder where they’re going with the issue. Traditional politics dictates there be an end game afoot, but I’m mystified as to what that might be. The Republican dominated House doesn’t even seem to know.
In a huge embarrassment for the Republican leadership, the House has withdrawn a bill that would deal with the southern border crisis…
On Thursday, the House leadership cancelled a vote on a supplemental budget for border security to deal with the tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American minors who have entered the U.S. illegally this year.
The Cruz-ites upended the bill because it didn’t target Obama’s executive-ordered DACA, the effort to give immigrants who came here as children, and have been here for years – some for decades – a little extra time before being deported. Other than presenting themselves as the Marquis de Sades of immigration it’s difficult to see what the GOP’s ultimate goal is.
…National Journal’s Ron Fournier…told Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday that “the fastest growing voting bloc in this country thinks the Republican Party hates them. This party, your party, cannot be the party of the future beyond November if you’re seen as the party of white people.”
Even politics bog denizen Ron Fournier is roughly aware of the demographics of the United States. Many current voters came here as immigrants. Which is to say it’s an issue rich with electoral politics, so there’s plenty at stake. What should be the Republican strategy on immigration? Rep. Brooks has an idea.
“This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else,” [Mo Brooks (R-AL)] said during an interview Monday with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.
He will call the mostly anti-immigrant Democrats a bunch of racists. A bunch of anti-white racists – which is a surprising accusation to have arisen out of a discussion about Central Americans. It’s almost as if Brooks sees the issue as a controversy over the mixing of races. And, in his head, as if the white race only naturally lines up on one side of the matter. Wait – praise the SAINTS – Rep. Brooks, by way of rigorous intellectual work and post-racial politics, has just weighed in on that same side. I don’t suppose I really need to google which Democrats claimed that “whites hate everybody else,” I’m pretty sure I know where the sentiment came from.
“It’s part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well that’s not true.”
Not true. Because I speak for white people, and we’re just not that way. This idea would be more convincing if Mo Brooks were an ambassador from some remote white planet, sent to us on a trans-galactic mission of goodwill. But he’s only an Earth-bound Republican, so it’s less believable than that.