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How Stupid Are Republicans That They Didn’t Get the Message? In particular about Immigration Reform?
Posted in "John Hively", Economics, Economics, recession, free trade, immigration, income redistribution, Uncategorized, war, wealth redistribution, tagged Democrats, economy, Free trade, hispanics, immigration reform, privatization, Republicans, Ron Wyden, Wall Street, war on Jpm1000000pmWed, 30 Jan 2013 14:11:36 +000013 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Republican Party leaders are stupid enough to believe they don’t appeal to Hispanics because of the party’s position on illegal immigration and opposition to comprehensive immigration reform. Apparently, the Republican leadership believes that if they help to pass some form of immigration reform, Hispanics will vote for more jobs destroying, middle class exploding, tax breaks for the rich. They must believe that Hispanics will vote for more war, privatizing public schools, the military and other government services; that they will vote for destroying Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, shipping more jobs overseas and redistributing more income from the 99 to the 1 percent. Somehow, the Republican leadership believes Hispanics will vote for people who deny science if it happens to present bad news for corporate profits, like global warming; and that they’ll vote for nut jobs who believe in “legitimate rape.”
Here’s how stupid the Republican leadership is. Before the November 2012 election, a Fox Latino poll found that only 6 percent of Hispanics listed immigration reform as their number one priority, compared to 45 percent who listed the economy as their number one issue. A Latino Decisions election eve poll found 53 percent of the respondents thought the economy was their number one priority, compared to 35 percent who thought immigration reform should be number one. On a national level, Republicans tend to get between 17 and 35 percent of the Hispanic vote. Helping on immigration reform isn’t likely to change that.
In other words, the economy is the number one priority for most US Hispanics. They generally tend to vote Democratic, and there’s nothing the Republicans can do about this, since the positions espoused by the Republicans are aimed primarily at destroying the middle class.
In fairness to the vast majority of Republican politicians, the bulk of the national Democratic establishment has the middle class in their cross hairs, as well. Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden is classic example.
Maybe the Republicans should stop nominating far right, and ultra-right politicians for national offices. Maybe they should oppose the Democrats in their income redistribution plans, rather than aid and abet it. Maybe the Republicans should nominate people to national office with a platform for aiding the middle class, rather than redistributing middle class income to the rich. Maybe that would get more Hispanics to vote for the GOP.
Click below for more on this story from the Guardian of the UK.
Click below for another lesson the Republicans didn’t learn from the election of 2012.
President Obama came to Portland Oregon on Tuesday, fundraising, of course. There were protesters outside the Convention Center where Obama held his fundraiser. They were protesting the free trade treaties that are redistributing income and democracy from the 99 to the 1 percent. Click the link below to see the news report.
The corporate media of the one percent has been painting the rulers of Iran as a bunch of war mongering, insane crazies willing to attack the United States, thereby committing suicide. That’s nonsense. Always has been. Iran has been made out to be something it is not by the US corporate propaganda networks so as to give the 99 percent a boogie man to fear. The one percent owns those companies. Here’s something the US media of the one percent never mentions. Iran hasn’t attacked another nation in hundreds of years, and it’s government is anti-Al Queda. Our government officials are the crazies to fear in their eyes. Think about George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and the illegal and unwarranted invasion of Iraq and you get the picture.
Now the Iranians are saying something nice about President Obama that the US media doesn’t want us to hear. So click on the story below and you’ll notice it’s not from the mainstream US media. Notice I used the word “mainstream.”
My dentist says that Obama intends to be a war president. That’s the easiest way for Obama to win reelection. So why not attack our arch enemy Iran. Besides, they have a ton of oil. So first you paint their leaders as warlike crazies, even if the Iranians haven’t attacked another nation in maybe a thousand years. Then you get US intelligence agencies to suggest the Iranians are going to manufacture nuclear bombs and that they’re going to attack the United States. And why wouldn’t the Iranians want to launch a nuclear strike against the US? Well, I’ll play devil’s advocate here. Perhaps the Iranians don’t want to attack the US because they don’t have the capabilities, and maybe they don’t want to commit mass suicide. But they are crazy. Therefore, logic shouldn’t apply here since crazy people don’t have any. Okay, the idea that the Iranians will attack us is complete nonsense.