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A Losing Immigration Strategy

Rock Strongo Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 8:22 AM
That's a great idea! While we're at it, we should just end our opposition to abortion and start handing out free condoms--you know, to get the women vote. We need to pick up more of the gay vote, so I think we should just start supporting gay marriage. We took a beating with blacks, so let's support affirmative action and reparations and start handing out free cell phones in the inner cities. The youth vote went solidly against us, so maybe we should just start forgiving student loans--or better yet, just declare college a "right." Did I miss anyone? I smell victory in 2016!
RickeyB Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 1:37 PM
I appreciate your sarcasm, now let me try:
RickeyB Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 2:41 PM
OOPS! Can't hit the Enter key???

It may be a better idea than you realize.

Perhaps instead of instead of ending our opposition to abortion we should enthusiastically endorse and support it for economic and political reasons.

Economically, it must cost several orders of magnitude more to pay a woman child support (WIC, etc) and alimony (welfare benefits) to raise a child she doesn't want in the first place than to pay for an abortion. I think we could save a ton of money if we provide free, on-demand, abortion to any female who requests it. No questions asked. We could actually out-liberal the Progressive communists.

Politically, that position would attract the female vote we need and enable us to defeat the Progressive...
RickeyB Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 2:49 PM
Uh-oh, didn't get it all in.
Politically, that position would attract the female vote we need and enable us to defeat the Progressives. It might also signify a more realistic viewpoint to other voting blocks and attract votes from them.

Personally, I'm Pro-Life. I can't think of any excuse for killing a healthy baby. Pregnancy is not an infection, and a fetus is not a parasite. If a woman is pregnant and doesn't want a baby all she has to do is to offer it for adoption.
Geronimo1958 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 8:44 AM
We are already doing this. It didn't help.
Everyone in Washington is showing new interest in immigration reform. President Barack Obama needs to do something to cement the loyalty of Hispanics, who did so much to re-elect him. Republicans seem to grasp that they had better soften their hard line unless they want to forfeit any hope with Latinos and Asian-Americans.

Both sides also agree that a balanced, two-part approach is in order: stricter enforcement and improved border security on one hand and a pathway to legalization on the other. It's an excellent plan -- except for that first part.

To say we need more enforcement to seal the border is...