A black president, showing mercy towards illegal immigrants. It's the worst nightmare for the "Redneck Vote". So, they'll vote Republican, and effectively vote to kill their own futures.
Republican politicians are outraged. Oh, they’re not REALLY “outraged”, they’re “outraged” as only Republicans can be, a completely fake, manufactured form of “outrage.” It’s the same kind of fake “outrage” they express every time Obama or any other Democrat opens their mouth. So what has Republican politicians “outraged” this time? Obama’s statements this week that the administration’s policy will be not to pursue deportation of young illegal immigrants.
The policy is basically an executive order with elements of the “Dream Act”. Illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children, who haven’t run into any legal trouble, won’t actively be pursued and deported. Republicans of course are screaming “AMNESTY!!!” at the top of their lungs, as if it’s somehow EVIL to treat young people who have spent most of their lives in the U.S. as, well…people…as AMERICANS, with the same hopes, dreams, and ambitions as the rest of us.
Republicans don’t screw around. They don’t worry about facts, figures, or trying to get Americans up to speed on policy issues. No, they seemingly have one, and only one, strategy…to pander to the basic primeval emotions and instincts of people. Bigotry…Fear…Hatred…THESE are the foundations of the Republican party platform. The economy? The environment? Foreign policy? Irrelevant!! They hear Obama showing COMPASSION to a group of AMERICANS (for all intents and purposes, other than legal standing)…and immediately they see an opening. They see a way to, once again, ignore all the issues that REALLY should matter to Americans, and instead capitalize on and exploit the bigotry and hatred that is present in far too many Americans.
I’m amazed at how clouded peoples’ vision is, with regard to what truly benefits them, and how they behave. Republicans have mastered the art of convincing Americans to vote AGAINST their own best interests. GREED, corruption, and inadequate oversight of Wall Street and corporate America have played a huge role in where our economy is today…yet just a few short years after Republicans and their Wall Street friends drove the economy off a cliff, they’ve managed to convince the ignorant electorate that Wall Street and Corporate America aren’t the problem, that it’s government that’s the problem. For those people who AREN’T stupid enough to buy that…they fall back on their strategy of tapping into the internal bigotry and hatred of people.
So…the poor working class stiffs who CONTINUE to lose their opportunity to achieve the American dream, who CONTINUE to see their “share of the pie” go to an ever-increasingly rich 1%…ALSO are the same complete idiots who continue to vote Republican. They hear Republican politicians bitch and moan about illegal immigrants, and they are manipulated into blaming illegal immigrants for the economy, for their own crappy lives, for…well…everything. Republicans continue to tap into the inner BIGOTRY of Americans, and that same ignorant group of Americans continually give their vote away to Republicans, in return for…in return for what?
What the HELL do Republicans do to help the working class American? Oh yes, that’s right…tax cuts for the rich and policies tilted completely towards benefiting those who need the least amount of help. But yet they’ve completely locked down the “redneck vote”…those who vote based on their own bigotry and hatred, despite the implications for how their vote really affects their own lives.
I guess if it didn’t impact the rest of us, it would actually be some kind of sweet justice, where those who live their lives based on HATRED end up being punished in the end for their own ignorance and biases. But it’s hard to laugh at how the redneck-voter ends up screwing themselves, when in the end, they end up screwing all of us.