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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GOP Uses Priebus Head Fake To Deceive Voters

Here's the Nonsense:  If the GOP is voted into control of the Senate in next week's midterms it will assure Americans that there will be no amnesty for illegals.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Don't ever take what the establishment GOP says at face value.  Their words are always to be carefully analyzed or they will deceive you just like the Democrats.

The good ol' establishment GOP is trying to deceive their base again.  Breitbart is reporting that RNC chairman Reince Priebus, when speaking of President Obama's plan to issue an Executive Order for amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants said, “We will do everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen: Defunding, going to court, injunction. You name it. It’s wrong. It's illegal. And for so many reasons, and just the basic fabric of this country, we can’t allow it to happen and we won’t let it happen. I don’t know how to be any stronger than that. I’m telling you, everything we can do to stop it we will.” 

Don't think for a minute that this means the GOP plans to stand against amnesty, that's NOT what Priebus said.

This is typical of those involved in the politics of Washington.  They tell you something and say it in such a way that they can claim it's true, but you have to look below the surface to understand what they really mean.  The GOP is controlled by establishment Republicans of the Karl Rove type.  And they fully support amnesty for illegals.  All Priebus is saying is that they don't support the President doing it on his own through Executive Order.  

Priebus is correct when he says it is illegal for the president to do that, but the establishment GOP wants to stop the president from issuing an Executive Order, not stop amnesty.  They simply want it to go through the legal channels that lets Congress decide.

But Priebus said what he did hoping this will rally the base behind the GOP to get out to vote next week, not to say they stand against amnesty altogether. 

A good example was pointed out by Laura Ingraham, also reported by Breitbart, when she pointed out that the GOP pulled support of Scott Brown when he's against amnesty.  Let's face it folks, Brown is about as far left as they get in the GOP and yet even that wasn't good enough for the establishment.  His position against amnesty speaks right to the heart of what voters want, but against what the establishment controlling the GOP want.

Yes, I do support the Republicans running in next week's midterm elections.  Registered voters need to vote for every one of them.  Don't get me wrong, we need the Republican Party if there's any hope to save this country, but not as it's run today.  While I believe we must vote every Republican running in next week's election into office to replace or stand firm against the Democrats, we cannot lose sight of who most of them really are.  If they win big we will still have to hold them accountable or they will take America down a path that will result in the same place the Democrats have our nation headed... it will just take a little longer to get there.

The difference between the Republicans and Democrats in Congress is that the Democrats couldn't care less what the people of America want while the Republicans can still be pushed to do the right thing.  The Republicans are scared to death of the voters when they rise up en masse.  If voters keep pressure on them, consistently reminding them on each issue that they must do the people's will or they will be thrown out of office, they will do what they are told.  That is critical for voters to remember as they are, hopefully, swept into control of the Senate next week. 

Americans cannot rest, even if Republicans take over the Senate.  Pressure must continue to be brought on politicians while working hard to replace those in the establishment over time with solid conservatives. 

Don't take their words at face value, because they will never clearly tell you what they mean.  Their efforts are always to make you think they stand with you, but in reality they often do not.