Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Still Crazy After All These Years

Paul Simon’s 1975 song is an appropriate message for the old guard GOP as they advise Mitt Romney on how to win the Hispanic vote.  The likes of Jeb Bush, Alberto Gonzalez and Karl Rove (you can’t get more RINO than that) are telling Mitt through the media that he needs to soften up on immigration enforcement.

It is always a puzzle that these has-beens have to advise the candidate by telling the reporters what he needs to do.  Why not pick up the phone and have a private conversation about it?  Or send him a letter?  Or talk to one of his strategists?  Why muddy the waters by criticizing the candidate openly?

Jeb Bush’s advice to Romney, given through reporters at GHWB’s birthday bash, “Don’t just talk about Hispanics and say immediately we must have controlled borders,” said Bush, who has endorsed Romney and is a member of the candidate’s Hispanic Steering Committee. “It’s kind of insulting when you think about it. Change the tone would be the first thing. Second, on immigration, I think we need to have a broader approach.

Gonzalez says Romney needs to polish up the DREAM Act and dangle that in front of Latinos.

And Karl Rove keeps telling us that Mitt needs to tone things down…like John McCain did.  Well, after throwing the party platform under the bus in 2008, John McCain got a whopping 36% of the Latino vote.  Was it worth it?

Since Obama made the gaffe last week that the economy is “doing just fine,” everyone has been pointing out how out-of-touch he really is.  But look in the mirror, folks.  Jeb, Alberto and Karl are really out-of-touch with the GOP voters.  They trot out their ultra-conservative, Tea Party labels to marginalize the sentiment, but they are wrong.

The GOP platform gives a rational sentiment of the Republican voter.  Why must they second-guess the party itself?  Because they are RINO hacks that have led us down the garden path by ignoring conservative principles.

Why do we listen to them?

Sure, Romney could pull a GWB and talk about amnesty, but that isn’t in the best interest of the United States.  Cheap votes are easy to come by, but that’s not leadership.

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