Money at the Root of GOP’s Amnesty Push
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Okay, so Lindsey Graham on Meet the Press yesterday talking about the Gang of Eight bill said that the Republican Party’s in a “demographic death spiral” as a party, and the only way we can get back in the good graces with the Hispanic community is to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Now, there are two things going on here. And my entirely uninformed, wild guess opinion is that at the root of this is money.
I think a number of elected Republicans are taking a look at their donors, and are listening to their consultants, and they are seeing that people that are donating big amounts of money to them want amnesty. That’s number one. Do not make the mistake of deemphasizing or not placing enough emphasis on this, because it is true in this instance. A lot of people about would like to believe that all this is about ideas and consequences.
My friends, there is a growing phenomenon in this country of crony capitalism taking place. For example, there’s an old wives’ tale, an old myth that basically holds that big money, moneyed interests always support Republicans. And that just isn’t the case anymore. Big money supports government. Major American corporations, corporate America doesn’t criticize big government at all. Have you noticed? I have over many recent years.
I forget when I first noticed this but I remember the first time the realization hit me, I was genuinely surprised. Because I used to be a believer in this old wives’ tale. Wall Street, big money CEOs were Republicans, because they wanted government out of their way. That used to be true. When it first started registering on me that that’s out the window and that major corporate interests now get in bed with government…