“We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It’s difficult to figure out the Republican Party. On one hand, you have men and women who have years, and sometimes decades, of experience. On the other hand, those same men and women often times act in ways that suggest they posses next to no experience. It cannot be that the experiences these politicians have had have left them without a deep understanding of the way the machine works. I won’t accept that.
According to Tony Lee:
“Frank Sharry, the executive director of America’s Voice…said the GOP would ‘head over the demographic cliff and won’t be able to compete in presidential and senate elections’ if they do not support amnesty. He added if amnesty legislation does not pass Congress, ‘we’re going to insist on President Obama to take immediate action.’ Matos, echoing the talking points of the GOP establishment, offered the party some unsolicited advice, saying the GOP should care more about Republicans in purple districts than in conservative red districts, even though voters from a party’s base turn out more in midterm elections.”
So, the director of America’s Voice—an organization whose ambition is to “…work in partnership with progressive, faith-based, labor, civil rights, and grassroots groups, networks and leaders to enact federal legislation that puts 11 million Americans-in-waiting on the road to full citizenship.”–is giving advice to Republicans? Why? Why would someone who would clearly side with Democrats offer unsolicited advice to the opposing Party? Perhaps they just want everyone to get along, but I doubt it. The only reason I can see for Frank Sharry to offer advice to Republicans is because he wants them to follow it, and lose big in 2014.
But what I don’t understand is why Republicans would take this advice. They must know that amnesty would end the Party as we know it, and would lead to massive election losses down the road. It cannot be otherwise. So, why would Republicans go for amnesty? There are several possible answers, but the one that sticks in my mind is this: the belief that those who push amnesty with the Democrats will be rewarded. They actually believe that they will get special treatment for siding with the Left. They want so badly to keep their positions of power, and they’re terrified that they’ll lose. It’s like a sick little minion who secretly provides the enemy with sensitive information with the hope of being appreciated. He thinks he’s important, but he’s no more than a traitor. He will not be appreciated, he will not be rewarded. He will be tossed aside like so much trash.
The Republican Party is dying, mostly because of people like the little minion. He gave his life away to be important, and no one will remember him at all.