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Monday, March 2, 2015

Immigration: A Tip Of The Iceberg Of GOP Racism

"The audacity of this president to think he can completely destroy the rule of law with the stroke of a pen is unfathomable to me," said GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa, an outspoken opponent of relaxing U.S. immigration law. "It is unconstitutional, it is cynical, and it violates the will of the American people."

Prescient Obama's humane and rational Immigration Executive Order  has become the ObamaCare battle of 2014/2015. The GOP and conservative America to the man (and woman) are literally deranged as if the president proposed new Civil Rights Laws or utter a whisper about raising taxes on the nation's top income earners.

When it comes to consideration of any moderation of immigration laws, the GOP digs deeper into a conservative psyche that has an undercurrent of racism.

The undercurrent is impossible to ignore. Moreover, the more virulent in the party harbor deep rooted racial animus regarding Obama and immigration of brown skinned people.

Immigration and amnesty are not Obama an phenomena. The issue has roots in the GOP similar to the single payer healthcares roots in the GOP. Yet, longstanding issues found to be palatable within America's conservative base seems to take on a different perspective with the current US president.

It doesn't take much research to find irrefutable evidence of policy and mindset influenced by Obama

Republicans Introduced Reagan’s Amnesty Act for 3 Million ‘Illegals’ Six Months Before 1986 Midterm Elections

[In] 1986, Ronald Reagan signed a sweeping immigration reform bill into law. It was sold as a crackdown: There would be tighter security at the Mexican border, and employers would face strict penalties for hiring undocumented workers. 
But the bill also made any immigrant who’d entered the country before 1982 eligible for amnesty … The law granted amnesty to nearly 3 million illegal immigrants, yet was largely considered unsuccessful because the strict sanctions on employers were stripped out of the bill for passage.

In a 1984, televised debate Ronald Reagan stated the following:
"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally," he said.
While know the GOP has metastasized into a veritable seething cesspool of bigotry and racism, the extent to which many in the party (and conservative America) have devolved since the Father of Modern Conservatism left office is astounding. 

Actually, the party on the Right is dangling national Security in the face of those who will harm the nation, to resist any moderation of policy regarding "brown people" from south of the US Border.


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Palin Outed At Fox, Drivels To Briebart News

Gimme Shelter 2010 - Live (Linked)
There is a bit to this screed, so enjoy the Stones and replay it a few times as you finish the piece.  Also, Sympathy for the Devil (Linked)

"Short term: I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism." (Merriam Webster, exceptionalism the condition of being different from the norm).

The word "exceptionalism" rolling out of Palin's mouth sounds great to many of the nation's conservatives. We posit America is no more "exceptional" than most of the rest of nations. Our governance and conservative social paradigms have shown evidence that in some ways we are less exceptional than many other nations.

Sarah Palin out at Fox News but up for major 'money' grabs going forward.
The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz, published what appears as inside details about Sarah Palin's 'flame-out' at Fox News. (linked below)

After the McCain/Palin electoral loss in 2008, roger Ailes quickly grabbed-up the hot commodity and rolled-out the spurned vice presidential candidate with a nice $1 million per year contract. The contract ultimately provided Palin with earnings somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 million dollars over three years.  Three million dollars over three years is "chicken feed" as one considers the ROI (Return on Investment). Ailes would do whatever it took to feed his mis-information loving viewers.  

Huffington Post - Media ran a piece in October 2011, in which Ailes indicated why he hired Palin.  His reason were straight forward and as simple as the mental capacities of his trophy hire.
From the start, Ailes has steadfastly denied any such political bias or agenda on the part of his network. Politics, schmolitics: "I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings," he declares.
Ailes strategy worked to perfection for the first couple of years. Her infrequent host-led interviews fed Fox News viewers as thoroughly as Limbaugh fed (feeds) his flocking hordes of "ditto heads."  Palin was good for the millions ($) even during her completely ill-fated, revealing and eventually cancelled bus tour.  

As I wrote in a piece yesterday morning, I predicted Palin's Fox News demise for January 2012.  My prediction was a clear example of why I have no luck in guessing the twice per week Powerball numbers.  I underestimated Ailes willingness to pay an additional million ($) for Palin's anti-Obama demagoguery as a critical spoke in the wheel of his networks role as the GOP propaganda and public relations television media.

Palin remained on Fox News through the Romney loss in November 2012 through contract end this month.  Kurtz reports Ailes offered the inimitable Palin a fractionally lesser contract that led to a 'reported' mutual agreement to part company. Wouldn't you know, Palin could not even part company from her $3 million dollar gift with a degree of class and professionalism  If that surprises you, well no comment.

Those who have watched  since 2009 in disbelief as the GOP  Frankenstein Monster roamed America, are not surprised at her next move.  

A brief digression.

If you know the fabled story of Dr. Frankenstein and his patched together monster, you will better understand why we use the beast to metaphorically depict former Governor Palin.  We have no interest in our appearance or features. She was the public creation of misguided GOP campaign strategy to capture disgruntled voters after Hillary Clinton's 2007 Primary loss to candidate Barack Obama. 

"Its alive" (26 seconds)

If you know the story, you know how it ends. Such creations never end well.  The 2008 monster killed its creator (the GOP campaign) from the inside out. Thus, the GOP was as responsible for the McCain loss to Obama as voter dissonance of eight years of Bush/Cheney.

End digression.

After the "outing" at Fox News Palin wasted no time in seeking opportunity to replace the now departed million dollar contract. It took Palin less than 48 hours to secure an interview with the (being facetious here) "very credible" Brietbart News. She appears with typical rambling rhetoric as the lone crusader of the GOP Circa 2013. Breitbart News interview: "We have not yet begun to fight."

Since Palin ran through her perceptions of the Obama second term, we feel the right to dissect her remarks.

Breitbart News
2. Where do you think the country stands at the beginning of the President's 2nd term?
“We know what we will get from a second Obama term. We will get the same failed policies. We will get Obamacare locked into law. We will get a debt crisis. We will get more inflation and higher gas prices. We will get tax increases. We will get fewer jobs. We will get more small businesses collapsing under the weight of higher taxes and unfair regulation. We will get more corruption and crony capitalism favoring the Obama administration’s friends. We will get less domestic energy development and increased dependence on terrorist sponsoring foreign regimes for our energy needs. We will get a 'blame America first' foreign policy that bows to our enemies and snubs our friends like Israel and leaves America and the world less safe. We will get less opportunity and security for ourselves and for our children.” 
"We will get the same failed policies."
I. Employment: Chart I; Chart II 
II. Housing: Chart 
III. Comprehensive Chart 
IV. Obama Vs. Bush Infographic  (May 2012)
V. BRUCE YANDLE George Mason University (Linked)
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