Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 February 2013
Posted on 02/17/2013 4:36:24 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
February 17th, 2013
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; former Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss.; Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.; Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, D.C.
THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.
One's politics are almost inherited like one's religion. People vote for their interests and especially their pocketbook.
I agree we need to have a universal message, but lower taxes and smaller government doesn't resonate with people who aren't paying taxes and receiving a government check. Hispanics are joining blacks as part of a permanent underclass. They want more government and to increase taxes on the "rich" to pay for them.
The Democrats have used the rapidly changing demographics of this country, the product of immigration, to stampede many Republican politicians and elites to conclude that the party must adapt or die as Michael Barone stated on the issue of immigration. The leaders of extremist Hispanic ethnic groups trumpet their growing political power and cite the Bureau of Census projections that by 2050, one in 3 residents of this country will be Hispanic. The problem is that if the Republican Party does adapt to become more like the Democrat Party, it will die.
The Democrats created the artificial category of Hispanics in the 1970s as a way to create another class of victims, which they could imbue with special rights and privileges, including affirmative action and minority business set asides. The result is another minority group that votes Democrat. It doesnt matter that, according to the Census Bureau, 53 percent of Hispanics self-identify themselves as white. The Census Bureau has even created the phony category of non-Hispanic whites, which are now 66 percent of the population and will be 50 percent in 2042. The reality is that whites will still be more than 70 percent of the population in 2042.
In 2008, if John McCain had received 60 percent [vice 55 percent] of the white vote, he would have won even if Barack Obama had received the entire Hispanic vote. Credible surveys indicate that the major policy concerns of Hispanics/Latinos were no different than the concerns of non-Hispanics/Latinos. The economy and jobs topped the list. There is little evidence that immigration policy was an influential factor in Hispanics/Latinos choice between the two candidates once basic party predispositions are taken into account. The size of the Latino voting population should be kept in perspective alongside other subsets of the electorate. An estimated 11.8 million voters were of Latino ancestry, compared with 17 million African Americans, 19.7 million veterans, 23.6 million young people, 45 million conservatives, and 34 million born-again white Christians.
Republicans are deluded if they believe that altering their views on immigration and amnesty will win them more Hispanic votes. Ronald Reagan signed a one-time amnesty in 1986, but that did not change the fact that the majority of Hispanics still vote Democrat. The reality is that historically the majority of immigrants, not only Hispanics, vote Democrat. Unless the Republican Party can slow down the immigration numbers, it will be the permanent minority party or become just another wing of the Democrat Party.
The Democrats want to be known as the party of minorities. They cultivate that image. But it can be a two-edged sword given the changing demographics in this country. With our first black President and the fact that by 2019, just 7 years from now, half of the children 18 and under will be classified as minorities, it will become harder and harder to defend affirmative action and minority business set asides, especially among young, non-Hispanic white Democrats. The absurdity of these programs will become readily apparent.
The Republicans need to expose the Democrats as the real racists and bigots who provide people, including newly arrived immigrants, with special rights and privileges based on race, ethnicity, and gender. The definitions of Hispanic and Asian under Virginia law are ludicrous. They make no sense. What do Japanese, Chinese, Indians, and Filipinos have in common except being from the same geographic region of the globe? Similarly, Hispanics encompass all of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, i.e., the former colonialists. These types of classifications are reminiscent of those under apartheid in South Africa, which had four main groups with a number of sub-groups and even honorary whites. Republicans should take the lead in abolishing these discriminatory programs in post-racial America and use immigration as an example of the unfairness of these laws.
There are other significant demographic changes that transcend race and ethnicity. The Republican Party should focus on those changes rather than its quixotic outreach programs. By 2030 one in every 5 residents of this country will be 65 and overtwice what it is now. The vast majority of these people will be on fixed incomes with Social Security being the sole or a major portion of their retirement income. As a result, taxes will become more and more of a concern among older voters. State and local taxes will have to fund much of the education and social welfare costs for immigrants and their children as the U.S. population continues to increase. Since the federal government only funds about 13 percent of the education costs with state and local governments funding the rest through mainly property taxes, an aging population on fixed incomes will balk at increased rates of taxation. And senior citizens vote at a higher percentage than younger voters. Even immigrants grow old and will vote their pocketbook.
And then there are younger voters who must bear the brunt of the out of control federal spending that will balloon the current debt servicing costs, which consume $200 billion annually of the federal budget. With entitlement programs increasing to more than half of the federal budget, it will leave declining amounts of money for discretionary items, including defense. In 1950, there were 16 workers for every retiree, today it is 3.3, and by 2030 it will be 2 workers for every retiree.
As a result, the young will also become increasingly concerned about taxes and the costs of mass immigration that will require huge amounts of money for increased infrastructure requirements, higher energy needs, schools, hospitals, water treatment and sewage plants, etc. that will be needed for a nation approaching half a billion people and is the worlds biggest debtor nation.
The Republican message of limited government and lower taxes will then resonate with the young and old alike.
Ronald Reagan said, A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers. I do not believe I have proposed anything that is contrary to what has been considered Republican principle. It is at the same time the very basis of conservatism. It is time to reassert that principle and raise it to full view. And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way.
We had the WH and Congress under Bush and he pushed for amnesty against the wishes of his own party.
I think Obama wants the issue more than getting something done. He hopes immigration reform is defeated so it can be used in the 2014 midterms to defeat the Reps and gain control back over the House. Then it is clear sailing for the Dems for perhaps generations. I have no doubt that the Dems will win the WH in 2016.
Actually, I think the drones are for whoever the guy who IDs the targets doesn’t like. Who are we giving the power of life and death? Some Pakistani pick pocket with an axe to grind?
You mean confirmed. There were 58 Aye votes to limit debate on his confirmation, last week. There are at least two Senators who will vote Aye the next time the opportunity comes up, McCain and Graham. That makes 60.
Mark Kelly just proves that Democrats always dance on the caskets of victims to sell their agitprop; even if the victim managed to survive.
Aw jeez, RL, why you get me started?
First, why doesn’t an elected Republican, oh I don’t know, during those interview things like McCain this morning....say this?
Why don’t our elected guys get out there and work on changing perceptions?
For Watergate was one great big whole lot of nothing, a big hoo-hah orchestrated by some lame FBI bitter passed by nothing burger.
We’ve got to start changing things.
I can’t tell you the things I’VE been fooled by....some examples...
“The Ugly American”...I thought it a great book, dear Lord building huge unused roads in Burma, man I hadda join the Peace Corps. I was 14. Not a single thing in that book was true.
“Silent Spring”...goodness I thought the birds were all dying for their fragile eggs....what a racket.
I obediently had only one child so as to only reproduce myself per the liberal command of that nutjob who demanded zero population growth lest the planet be doomed.
Man I could go on and on.
Somehow, what with the Internet and contact with everyone on the planet a distinct possibility....why can’t our guys work on the TRUTH?
Maybe they are part of the political elite and don’t want us to know?
That Comcast thing, it disappears after a while.
Comcast.....bunch of former gubmint bureaucrats don’t know how to run a business if they tried.
Husband researched....told Comcast has NO idea what is going on.
Thanks for framing the Pervert Menendez in the proper light.
He came up with some crap about when in Rome do as the Romans.
There is a U S law to deal with pediophiles who travel overseas to dally with children (i.e. Child Sex Tourism). Enforce it!
“Under the PROTECT Act of April 2003, it is a federal crime, prosecutable in the United States, for a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, to engage in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign country with a person under the age of 18, whether or not the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien intended to engage in such illicit sexual conduct prior to going abroad. For purposes of the PROTECT Act, illicit sexual conduct includes any commercial sex act in a foreign country with a person under the age of 18. The law defines a commercial sex act as any sex act, on account of which anything of value is given to or received by a person under the age of 18. Before congressional passage of the Protect Act of 2003, prosecutors had to prove that sex tourists went abroad with the intent of molesting childrensomething almost impossible to demonstrate. The Protect Act shifted the burden, making predators liable for the act itself. Penalties were doubled from 15 years in prison to 30.”
Have you checked out Mexico’s immigration laws? They don’t want non productive people. We would do well doing something similar.
I think the clown you referred to on MTP was White House chief of staff Denis McDonough. I watched this guy and wasn’t sure what to say about him. Your use of the word “Clown” to describe him really wrapped it up. I was wathching from home and I felt the need to put my hand over his wallet while he was talking; I can only imagine what he must be like in person.
I think the clown you referred to on MTP was White House chief of staff Denis McDonough. I watched this guy and wasn’t sure what to say about him. Your use of the word “Clown” to describe him really wrapped it up. I was wathching from home and I felt the need to put my hand over my wallet while he was talking; I can only imagine what he must be like in person.
Greats stuff and thanks kabar.Wisdom is hard to beat.
Lets try conservatism every time its tried we win!!
A million a month...that's all we ask.
The Mexicans and other illegal aliens are a bunch of thieves, stealing the jobs that should be filled by our domestic parasites, in exchange for their "entitlements".
Oh my it ought to be against some law make me laugh so hard. Does he really think, do those silly talking heads et al...do they all really think we don't see this?
The Lo-Fo voters.
I sure hope you are wrong. I couldn’t fathom a Hillary administration. My take on the dems and amnesty has always been that zero will try to get what he can through Congress and than just EO the rest.
Because many of the aforementioned voters speak Spanish, and I doubt we are addressing them.
Great post Bernard. But don’t worry about “his” wallet. Its yours and mine they are after. That’s the entire goal. Buying votes with “our” money.
The most offensive thing about the MSM ridicule of Rubio was the attempt by their designated comics to appear hip and knowledgeable with a contorted exaggeration of the water sip incident. Unfunny and disgusting. They were not anywhere close to being entertaining. I cringed at the really strained attempts made to squeeze a laugh from their audience who is being stage prompted to do so. The left agenda just pushes where it can, dupes are easily found for the right bucks. Rubio handled it all just fine and maybe his bottle of water will become a prominant part of all of his speaking arrangements from now on.
You have to hear it to believe it!! These commies are so slick!!
Don't look at this hand look at the other hand.The one with the dollars in it.Never ends with these guys they are so predictable.
I think they are rapidly approaching the point where fewer an fewer people will buy their nonsense.
It's now apparent the left/DBM are just desperate to get something/anything on Rubio. Anything will do!A hesitation to drink some water during a speech, any traction they can get to take him down a notch or two will work. I think the left is scared sh_tless of Marco,and they should be! We have a great candidate let's hope he goes all the way.
Sen. John Barrasso/Wyoming now on CNN with Fat Candy. Brilliant guy!! Great answers to gotcha question by the fat one.