Barack Obama’s agenda consists of the following:
1. Amnesty for illegal aliens
2. Unlimited borrowing and spending by the federal government
3. Throttling economic growth to combat globull “warming”
And, in recent weeks,
4. Gun control
The Republican-controlled House does not, of course, have to co-operate. Mitt Romney actually won a majority of House districts, thanks to gerrymandering; so most Republican House members have to worry about primary challengers more than general election opponents.
But, given a sufficient wave, the House could go Democrat.
That’s Obama’s goal in 2014: He’ll demagogue against Congress, help elect a Democrat House, and accelerate the Californication of America. Given how talented a demagogue he’s proven himself to be, Obama might well succeed.
So the House should keep in mind that it’s actions now could well put the Democrats in charge in 2015.
The House should work out compromises with the Senate and White House on issues where demagoguery could actually work, and simply sit on bills where the voters would not punish the House for inaction.
Specifically, the House should let the following legislation wither on the vine:
Nobody cares about this, other than brown-rice-eating Obama voters. They’ll turn out in force for Democrats no matter what; so there’s no political benefit in passing any bill on this issue. Rather, Republicans can use it against Democrats in states like West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia.
Amnesty for illegals
The much-hyped Latino vote constituted just 10 percent of the vote in 2012, an election year. This is a constituency that voted Democrat 71-27, so it’s already lost. Plus the Latino turnout is likely to be much lower in 2014, a midterm election.
Adding tens of millions of poor, low-skilled, under-educated, non-English-speaking, leftwing Third-Worlders to the voter rolls would have such a terrible permanent impact on America’s future that no Republican Congress should acquiesce to it.
The majority of voters oppose amnesty. So Obama will have a hard time demagoguing amnesty for illegal aliens.
Californication is well underway, and the future is bleak. But we can at least slow down the pace of ruin.
But the other two issues – gun control and fiscal deadlines – are such ripe candidates for demagoguery that Republicans must find some way to negotiate with the House and White House to find compromises. Of course, our opening position could be that we won’t negotiate. But following through on that position will probably result in a Democrat House in 2015, which would make much, much worse decisions on these issues and others.
So a poll for you: