Via. memeorandum this morning I came across a rambling leftist tired in WaPo that relates the recent call for repeal of the 14th amendment by GOP leaders to racism, the confederacy, endorsement of the racist Arizona law, racism and racism. Never mind that senator Lindsey Grahmnesty himself is a chief architect in pushing the 14th amendment line (just to throw a bone to the conservative base that he hates and loathes). And if something is fishy in politics - then something is fishy.
So I thought it would be an ample excuse, instead to post some excerpts from John Galt writing for RobbingAmerica in which he rationally tackles some of the issues of 14th amendment repeal.
Full disclosure - John Galt isn not in favor of 14th amendment repeal and I don't necessarily agree with his opinion. But that is what we do here at the Left Coast Rebel and Rational Nation - we hear out reasoned debate on both sides (unlike lamestream press collectivist types) and let the best side win hearts and minds!
It has been known in the recent past that Republicans are prone to do just that - shoot themselves in the foot - and end up with loses that could had been avoided. The proposal instigated by Senator Graham, SC, for the repeal of the 14th amendment that guarantees American citizenship to all those born in the United States, is one of those cases. It really does not surprise us that somebody as prone to harebrain ideas and an unstable conservative record as Senator Graham’s, would come up with such a distractive and potentially destructive idea for Republicans in the middle of an unresolved immigration debate.
The immigration problem can not be resolved by a bilateral agreement simply because each side is basically talking about different things and have different definitions. When one encounters an immigrant that is illegally in the United States, a Republican sees a "Law-breaker", a Democrat sees a "Voter". The "Law-breaker" vision is becoming a catch 22 for the Republican Party – damn if you stand for law and order and damn if you show any practical and comprehensive approach.
Do not listen to Senator “Harebrain” Graham and go and get a consultant in Political Strategy that does not need to get re-elected.To the Tea Party: you have a new target.Republican goal at the end of the day: to get out of the Immigration debate alive without abandoning the Law-and-Order Americans and without permanently losing more that 55% of the future Hispanic population.
Read the entire piece at RobbingAmerica. Cross posted to Left Coast Rebel.