Why Is the Gentry GOP In Such a Rush to Commit Suicide?
Bill Quick

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in part because the ‘comprehensivist’ coalition has begun to splinter, in part because it would be difficult for the GOP establishment to pass an amnesty bill in 2015 or 2016 without sinking the presidential candidacy of what may be their last, best horse in the race, Marco Rubio. But the desperation runs on both sides of the aisle–-affecting Democratic amnesty backers (including maybe Sargent) as well as GOP businessmen scared of tight labor markets, GOP strategists whose seemingly only strategy is to ‘get right’ with Latinos, and the GOP House leaders who love both groups.”

I cannot for the life of me understand why the GOP establishment is so desperate to pass scamnesty.  It’s like saying they are desperate to cut their own throats.

History teaches us that GOP support for amnesty gains them nothing.  It got nothing for Ronald Reagan or his immediate successor George H.W. Bush, despite Reagan having signed the largest illegal immigrant amnesty in history.  Nor has the GOP fared well in presidential elections since the Reagan amnesty came into effect.  Only one significant win, and two Bush squeakers.

Why do they think this will get better by adding another 12-20 million illegals to the voting rolls?

The only thing I can come up with is that the Gentry GOP doesn’t care if they become a permanent second party, as long as they are permitted to retain enough power to guarantee their own perks, and give and accept boodle to and from their business cronies.

UPDATE:

Carville: If Republicans Lose 2016 Election, GOP ‘Will Be Extinct’ | Mediaite

“Fast forward to January 2016,” Carville said. “The most likely, though not the only scenario is Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee. Everybody’s going to have a poll in the field showing how they fare against Hillary. They’re not going to not nominate somebody because of Common Core [i.e., Jeb Bush].”

“Trust me,” Carville warned. “The party knows, and I use this word advisedly, that if it loses the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party as we know it today will be extinct.”

“We heard that in 2008, too,” Laura Ingraham said.

“This will be the sixth out of seven elections in which they’ve lost the popular vote,” Carville replied. “The Republicans want to win this. That will be the biggest issue in January 2016: how can we beat Hillary Clinton?”

Snakehead Carville, one of Hillary’s innermost butt-boys, may well be right, although not in the way he thinks.  I imagine he’s assuming that the ideal GOP candidate would be a Christie type.  But if that’s what the GOP ends up running, and the party loses again, then it may well disintegrate as conservatives and other such liberty-minded folks finally realize, once and for all, that they have no party that represents them in any winnable fashion, and so finally break away to start their own party, probably energized by the need to back one of their own men on white horses without interference from the Gentry GOP.

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Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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