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    Amnesty embrace would change everything for GOP

    Amnesty embrace would change everything for GOP

    So, promise amnesty right up front. Secure the border with guaranteed legalization to follow on the day the four border-state governors affirm that illegal immigration has slowed to a trickle.

    Imagine Marco Rubio advancing such a policy on the road to 2016. It would transform the landscape. He’d win the Hispanic vote. Yes, win it. A problem fixable with a single policy initiative is not structural. It is solvable.
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    They lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.

    The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics. They should be a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented and socially conservative (on abortion, for example).

    The principal reason they go Democratic is the issue of illegal immigrants. In securing the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney made the strategic error of (unnecessarily) going to the right of Rick Perry.

    For the party in general, however, the problem is hardly structural. It requires but a single policy change: Border fence plus amnesty. Yes, amnesty. Use the word. Shock and awe — full legal normalization (just short of citizenship) in return for full border enforcement.

    I’ve always been of the “enforcement first” school, with the subsequent promise of legalization. I still think it’s the better policy. But many Hispanics fear that there will be nothing beyond enforcement. So, promise amnesty right up front. Secure the border with guaranteed legalization to follow on the day the four border-state governors affirm that illegal immigration has slowed to a trickle.

    Imagine Marco Rubio advancing such a policy on the road to 2016. It would transform the landscape. He’d win the Hispanic vote. Yes, win it. A problem fixable with a single policy initiative is not structural. It is solvable.

    The other part of the current lament is that the Republican Party consistently trails among blacks, young people and unmarried women. But this is not for reasons of culture, identity or even affinity. It is because these constituencies tend to be more politically liberal — and Republicans are the conservative party.

    The country doesn’t need two liberal parties. Yes, Republicans need to weed out candidates who talk like morons about rape. But this doesn’t mean the country needs two pro-choice parties either. In fact, more women are pro-life than are pro-choice. The problem here for Republicans is not policy but delicacy — speaking about culturally sensitive and philosophically complex issues with reflection and prudence.
    Additionally, warn the doomsayers, Republicans must change not just ethnically but ideologically. Back to the center. Moderation above all!

    More nonsense. Tuesday’s exit polls showed that by an eight-point margin (51-43), Americans believe that government does too much. And Republicans are the party of smaller government. Moreover, onrushing economic exigencies — crushing debt, unsustainable entitlements — will make the argument for smaller government increasingly unassailable.

    So, why give it up? Republicans lost the election not because they advanced a bad argument but because they advanced a good argument not well enough. Romney ran a solid campaign, but he is by nature a Northeastern moderate.

    More Ford ‘76 than Reagan ‘80, Romney is a transitional figure, both generationally and ideologically. Behind him, the party has an extraordinarily strong bench. In Congress — Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Kelly Ayotte, (the incoming) Ted Cruz and others. And the governors — Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, Nikki Haley, plus former Gov. Jeb Bush and the soon retiring Mitch Daniels. (Chris Christie is currently in rehab.)

    They were all either a little too young or just not personally prepared to run in 2012. No longer. There may not be a Reagan among them, but this generation of rising leaders is philosophically rooted and politically fluent in the new constitutional conservatism.

    Ignore the trimmers. There’s no need for radical change. The other party thinks it owns the demographic future — counter that in one stroke by fixing the Latino problem. Do not, however, abandon the party’s philosophical anchor. In a world where European social democracy is imploding before our eyes, the party of smaller, more modernized government owns the ideological future.


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    U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!

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    Let me get this straight... the GOP / RNC CHASED OFF 6-7 Million hard core Ron Paul Supporter's, 11 - 13 million followers, Beat them in some cases, threw the constitution out the door to vote for a man that wanted to DOUBLE Obama's defense spending from 1.2 Trillion to 2.3 Trillion for a Nation that is already OVER the fiscal cliff

    and NOW wants to replace those 6-7 Million hard core Ron Paul Supporter's, 11 - 13 million followers that they chased off with Illegal Aliens that may NOT vote for a Republican unless he is Progressive and gives them trinkets

    this Party needs to collapse from the magnatude of stupidity the leaders in the GOP / RNC bring's to the table

    Like I said I have had it... I am done with this corruption and the GOP and RNC are the ones that released me
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    Amnesty for 11 million will increase debt by $6.3 trillion And that doesn't count costs of 22 million additional legal immigrants in just 10 years!
    A Nation of of 3rd World Broke A@@es "AmeriKa" cannot afford an Invasion of Broke A@@es from the 3rd World

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    U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALIPAC View Post
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    IMO it'd be better to place him on the Idiots List. Hispanic voters have the same concerns as do all other voters. Jobs and the economy are at the top of their list. Hispanics vote Demo for the same reasons that others do: support for a large safety net and a perception that the Republican party is the party of the rich.

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    U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!

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