There is no better time to give up that dead end career wearing a paper hat and stuffing French fries in bags. Finally, criminals are going to be rewarded for making a worthwhile life choice. They won’t have to worry about the will of the people being heard in Washington and getting in the way of causing pain, property loss, suffering, and death.
We just witnessed a pivotal moment of revenge in our democracy, a mass withdrawal of the consent of the governed. Don’t confuse Tuesday’s rout with what happened in 2010. This wasn’t about lapping up a conservative agenda. There was no Pledge to America this time. In fact, the only real agenda was the one pushed by the losers and rejected by voters.
We like to think that the GOP and conservatives are one, but there is a lot of ground between some of the Republican hypocrites calling the shots and the conservative voters they rely on. Eric Cantor just found out what happens when you step over the line. Was the majority leader a hypocrite? That was an issue for Virginia to decide.
When you heard about John Boehner’s poorly considered denunciation of House Republicans over immigration reform, did you wonder how the speaker went from a tea party-backed victory to coming out in favor of something many Republicans hate the very idea of?
Boehner has a bad habit of waffling on the issues (see: Boehner’s Doublespeak Proves We Have No Conservative Party).
The only political issues Republicans should be concerned about this year have to do with bad government in all its guises (see: Bad Government, Bad Deals, and Failed Bills). Why are conservative politicians making headlines this week with two losing issues they should have the good sense to leave alone?
Topping the list of damaging political issues for Republicans:
Of all the political issues Republicans have to navigate before midterms, immigration is the one to avoid.
Listening to the four Republican candidates for governor of Illinois one can’t help but feel sad. They seem earnest. They are saying what we expect Republican candidates to say. They sound hopeful for Illinois’ future. They are, in all likelihood, on a fool’s errand. They have nothing to sell, or at least nothing enough voters will buy to put them in office.
The political principles you were taught in school don’t matter anymore. Democrats murdered them. Republicans helped.
Limited government is dead. The rule of law has been shredded for the sake of quashing immigration, voter ID, marriage, labor, and other laws. Popular sovereignty means nothing (see: Does Our Take on Popular Sovereignty Defile American Democracy?). Did we the governed consent to what is happening in Washington?
Citizenship will be the biggest immigration fraud yet if Democrats strike a bargain with sellout Republicans. When the president talked about living up to responsibilities and restoring opportunity for everyone in yesterday’s weekly address, who do you think he was talking about? Not the long-term unemployed. We washed our hands of them long ago. If we really cared about unemployed citizens we wouldn’t be thinking about flooding the economy with cheap labor by legalizing the underground job market and boosting the minimum wage.