Can we imagine a different outcome if they asked about "border control"? The latest ABC/Washington Post poll found 83 percent say yes to "stricter border control to try and reduce illegal immigration." Again, it is the Democrats, not the Republicans, who are out of sync.
NPR loved this game, too. On the Feb. 11 "All Things Considered," they brought on Sam Tanenhaus, editor of The New York Times Book Review and author of the completely discredited 2009 tome, "The Death of Conservatism," published 14 months before the conservative victories of 2010. Tanenhaus remains impervious to facts and has now written a slimy article for The New Republic proclaiming, "Why the GOP Is and Will Continue to be the Party of White People."
NPR anchor Robert Siegel never mentioned the silly book title and failed to notice that the New Republic is now owned by the social media director of the 2008 Obama-Biden machine. Siegel did mention that there were a few non-white GOP stars with names like Jindal, Rubio, Cruz and Haley. Tanenhaus said none of that mattered. Conservatism is death.
"What the country has seen throughout Barack Obama's presidency so far is a handful of extremely conservative Republicans in the House who oppose everything he does. There seems to be a kind of disrespect or indifference to the notion of majority rule." This now goes beyond silly. Is Tanenhaus unaware that the Republicans rule a majority of the House?
He continued: "And until the moment comes when the party itself, not just by presenting attractive (minority) candidates, but until they stop portraying the federal government as this invasive, predatory force, they're going to continue to alienate large segments of this population, many of whom are people of color who've profited from government or who found government to be helpful and useful in their lives."
Republicans have to stop portraying the government as invasive and predatory -- like the divisive language written by those white conservative losers who signed the Declaration of Independence and ratified the Constitution.
As usual, our media, like Obama, sees an inevitably socialist America in our future. To accomplish this, they must first crush the conservative movement. Game on.