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August 08, 2013

Here We Go: Some Republican House Members Now Pro-Amnesty

Via Hot Air, there are only so many times one can say "I'm quitting this party and will henceforth only support third party candidates."

Well, I have said it. Many of us have. We mean it. And it's over.

Go ahead and do what you like, GOP. The divorce is final.

Done.

Members of Congress have been on recess for only a few days, but it already seems the time away from Washington means more support for a pathway to citizenship among some Republicans.

In the past few days, two Republican members of the House of Representatives — Daniel Webster in Florida, Aaron Schock in Illinois — have expressed preliminary support for a way to legalize undocumented immigrants and allow them to eventually earn full citizenship. Even the House GOP whip, Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), announced support for legal status, although he stopped just short of supporting full citizenship.

Meanwhile, in more Donzo news, Chuck Shumer says he doesn't mind the Republicans' piecemeal strategy (passing small separate bills on immigration), because he intends just to collect them all up into a single bill which will be "conferenced" with the Senate, and then he'll deliver amnesty just as the Gang of Eight has long plotted.

I guess this is why I'm not terribly political anymore, or it seems as if I don't care as much. I don't. I knew this was coming, I knew there was nothing to stop it.

There will be a third party and there will be a 20 year period of Democratic dominance.

It is unavoidable.

So I have retreated into a sort of philosophical take on it all. Politics isn't fun when you always lose and worse yet your team plays to lose, because secretly they have a great deal of affection for and allegiance to the other side.

There's no point plotting this move and that move; all moves are failures and result in the same dismal outcome. I don't know if it is an effective strategy to just retreat into the completely impractical/philosophical, but I do know I have no interest in playing a ludicrous game in which there is only one set of permissible moves and only one permitted outcome.

I don't want to play this pretend-game. There is no point to this pretend-game, except to snooker people into thinking they have some input into the system, which they do not.

For those of us who are done: You may have our acquiesensce but you will no longer have our votes.

Gerbil Out Party: I wrote this to rockmom:

rockmom, they are determined to do this.

It's like I say about gerbils. Gerbils will always get out of their cages because all they do is plot 14 hours per day how to get out of the cage. They have no other thoughts. They have no other goals.

You cannot control something that is plotting every waking hour to escape the cage.

The Republican Gerbils want this, they will never stop wanting it, they will never stop, period.

I'm tired of fighting with them. At some point, you just accept that the Gerbil wants to be free to be eaten by the cat. And you let him go.

Because you have better things to do with your time than minding a Gerbil all day long.

You know, all these months that Mickey Kaus has been saying "Hey, don't go to sleep, we have to fight amensty," I've been thinking one thing: What's the point? It's kabuki. It's nothing but a never-ending string of "breakthroughs" and "dramatic compromises" and "billions of new dollars for border security" all with the exact same goal, to con us into acquiescence.

It's always the same deal, they just try to think of somewhat different ways to say it. Like a very bad tv show. Which it all actually is, in a very real way.

But I don't want to watch this crap. And I've said so continuously.

So I'm done.

Gerbil Credit: Steve_in_hb wants credit as he first explained the Gerbil Principle to me. Except he said Hamsters. I changed it to gerbils "to make it my own."


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