Monday, June 17, 2013

Immigration Versus Obliteration

The Republican Party is about to be split on immigration for good.  The Lindsey Graham/Marco Rubio/Chris Christie corporate wing of the party believes that without immigration reform, the combination of Latinos, African-Americans, and LGBTQ voters will put victory for the GOP permanently out of reach.  The problem is, the Louie Gohmert/Steve King/Michele Bachmann God-botherers believe that passing immigration will amount to the same thing.

Both of them can't be right.  Both of them believe the other will destroy the party forever.

Long knives are out, people.

“If we don’t pass immigration reform , if we don’t get it off the table in a reasonable, practical way, it doesn’t matter who you run in 2016,” Graham warned during on appearance Sunday on NBC’s Meet The Press. “We’re in a demographic death spiral as a party, and the only way we can get back in good graces with the Hispanic community, in my view, is pass comprehensive immigration reform. If you don’t do that, it really doesn’t matter who will run, in my view.”

"Demographic death spiral" is right.  The party of old, rich, white privilege is dying.  Unfortunately, it looks like they are going to go down burning instead of trying to fix the error of their ways, and if the last six weeks are any indication, they're going to try to take out the rest of America along with them.  If they can't run the country, then we won't have a country left to run.

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