Since the results of the 2012 election came in, Speaker of the House John Boehner has shown signs of abdicating his role as a Conservative American leader.
On taxes he has said “For purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we’re willing to accept new revenue, under the right conditions.”
Where repealing Obamacare is concerned: “Well, I think the election changes that. It’s pretty clear that the president was reelected, Obamacare is the law of the land.”
What were Boehner’s remarks regarding amnesty for illegal aliens? “A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”
This is not the kind of leadership Conservative Americans deserve.
Boehner appears to be falling into the same trap Republicans have repeatedly fallen in to when dealing with “progressive” Democrats. Time after time, Republicans have agreed to “compromise”; essentially capitulating to “progressive” Democratic demands in exchange for meaningless, empty promises.
Abandoning American principles by caving in to “progressive” demands has never led to success for Republicans. Republicans have tried the surrender approach before and it has never worked. The only way Republicans ever make gains is by standing by the principles of liberty and freedom that made America great.
Passage of amnesty legislation will not help the GOP win Hispanic voters. Passing amnesty in 1986 did nothing to help Ronald Reagan and his fellow Republicans in the 1988 midterm elections. The Republicans still lost. Hispanic voters kept voting for Democrats, as they continue to do to this day.
The facts show, Republicans like Boehner who support amnesty are helping “progressive” Democrats import more Democrats.
Since becoming Speaker, Boehner has blocked voting on immigration enforcement in Congress. This includes a bill that would have freed up seven million jobs currently held by illegal aliens. Not only is Boehner apparently willing to help “progressives” import more Democrats he also holds the morally reprehensible position of allowing unemployed American workers to suffer.
Less than a week after losing a fairly close election it is understandable that the losing side feels under siege. Nevertheless, feeling under siege does not justify surrender.
The only real solution for Republicans is to employ the considerable talents of young Hispanic leaders within the Republican Party to reach out to Americans of Hispanic descent and explain to them why America’s founding principles are more in line with their values and beliefs than are “progressive” ideas.
If Republicans wish to remain a vibrant Party that seriously contends in future elections, this is the path. The sooner Republicans begin the process the better.