Conservatives should not be swayed by theatrics. whether they are born in the bowels of a Rove operation, or inside the Obama administration. Open collusion with Republicans on “comprehensive immigration reform” isn’t necessary, and in fact, it’s not desirable. Obama understands that to get Sen. Marco Rubio’s proposal through the Senate, and also the House, it will be a matter of positioning. It’s not as though the two proposals are substantially different, but that conservatives around the country will be treated to the few ways in which they are dissimilar as the critical differences that have caused Senator Rubio to come out and call the President’s leaked proposal “dead on arrival.” If you ever fall for the belief that there’s no bipartisanship in Washington DC, think again, because the two parties are quite capable of coordinating, not for the good of the American people, but strictly against them.
According to Charles Krauthammer, the only substantive difference between the proposals is when the alleged “enforcement” provisions kick in, but the truth is that enforcement will never arrive if either is enacted. You’re being set up, and that’s all there really is to that. These proposals are simple reiterations of the Simpson-Mazzoli Act of 1986, when Ronald Reagan was deceived by pro-amnesty sorts in his own party. Just as with that Act, either of these two proposals will provide for a virtual Day One legalization of illegals already in the US. It’s made cosmetically more acceptable by pretending the legalization consists of two steps, but the fact remains that a legal status to remain in the country is conferred on the first day. There will be no enforcement of any law against the scoff-laws already in the country, with only a legislative head-fake in that direction.
If conservatives were fully aware of the details of Senator Rubio’s bill, they would flee from him as though from a leper colony, but the whole point of the Obama administration’s leak of their own plan is to present one against which conservatives can rally, so that Rubio’s will be seen as the more conservative bill. It’s funny to hear news analysts contend that Obama getting into the middle of this is a mistake because he’s such a polarizing figure, and that his involvement will poison the well of “good faith efforts” being made by Rubio and others. That too is a misdirection, and a false narrative you’re supposed to swallow, hook, line and sinker. If either of these plans makes it through, Washington DC and the Democrats win, as well as a handful of GOP establishment types.
You see, the thinking in Washington DC goes that anytime they wish to put something over on us, they must make a big show of the fight between them, so that we’re tricked into believing every one involved made their best efforts, and that whatever the result, somebody was fighting the good fight on our behalf. Nonsense! In fact, in Washington DC, the only thing that happens to the benefit of your best interests is when the Congress goes out on recess, and the President takes off for some foreign destination, because these are the only times they may not be acting from a legal footing to harm you.
Senator Rubio’s proposal is a sham and a lie because of the provisions that create an amnesty, but they intend to give us a good show and stuff it down our throats. If Rubio’s plan passes rhe Senate and the House, going on to be signed into law by the President, you can bet he will happily sign it. Much like the maneuvering over the debt ceiling in 2011, the deal has been done for some time, and all that remains is to put it over on you in such a way as to prevent conservatives from discovering that they have been had. Be prepared for some last-minute wrangling that will lead to the ultimate bait-and-switch in which Obama’s plan winds up being the one to go forward, though in real terms, it makes damnably little difference.
Obama’s slightly more radical plan is intended to make Rubio’s plan more palatable. There will be much apparent gnashing of teeth, as Republicans attack the President’s proposal, but in the end, they will be duped into supporting Rubio’s bill as the lesser among evils. If you think that’s a stretch, ask yourself how many times the opaque Obama administration has ever leaked anything to its actual detriment. How frequently does the media report on leaks detrimental to the Obama administration’s agenda? Isn’t it stunning that the typically flat-footed Republicans had in place a ready response in the person of their State of the Union responder whose big issue is currently “comprehensive immigration reform?”
If we are to believe these are coincidences, and that Marco Rubio wasn’t waiting for the leaked story he knew would come, I think we may have problems with what might be termed “excess gullibility.” In short, we’d need to be suckers. Just as with the debt ceiling, and the deficit, it’s understood in Washington DC that the Republicans alone cannot pass the bill, so that in order to get something in front of the President, a piece of legislation will need bipartisan support in both Houses of Congress. Washington DC intends to win this round, and they’ll play upon the partisan reflexes of the grass roots, when the truth of the matter is that both plans are abominable. Conservatives should begin assailing both plans now, focusing their efforts on House members as well as Senators. The real fight will be in the House, if there’s to be a fight at all, and only the House stands even a slim chance of stopping this. They’re doing it to us again, but this time, we have no excuses to pretend we hadn’t seen it coming.