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Time for GOP to Sister-
Souljah Big Business

National Review Online, by Mark Krikorian

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/17/2013 8:29:09 PM

John Fonte’s excellent piece on the home page adds to the case made by Yuval Levin, Tim Carney, Douthat & Salam, and others for the GOP adopting what Senator Jeff Sessions calls “a humble and honest populism” as the antidote to the perception of conservatism and the Republican party as favoring big business at the expense of working people. Corporate support for big government cronyism, racial preferences, the sovereignty-undermining Law of the Sea treaty, and unlimited immigration (not to mention appeasement of the Soviet Union back in the day) highlight the anti-conservative and post-American nature of today’s big

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 12/17/2013 8:37:15 PM     (No. 9657929)

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: plex, 12/17/2013 8:40:05 PM     (No. 9657932)

It´s really simple. Jobs come from businesses. Big businesses have lots of jobs. You want jobs, businesses must prosper. Of course you favor businesses.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/17/2013 9:04:16 PM     (No. 9657953)

Common sense tells the Republicans that the vast majority of Hispanics are not going to change their historic voting pattern and start voting for Republicans because the Republicans caved on principle and facilitated a massive liberal Democrat amnesty that Obama will take credit for accomplishing. A huge number of Hispanics are poor people who rely on all sorts of social welfare benefits and services. They are not going to vote for Republicans who always want to diminish or do away altogether with those government payouts.

The liberal Democrat so-called immigration reform plan would grant amnesty to up to 20 million illegal aliens and allow them to bring their foreign born spouses and children here in unlimited numbers. That plan would also allow an estimated 30 million new foreign workers and their family members into the USA in the next 10 years. All those tens of millions of aliens would be given complete access to the legal US labor market where they would have the right to compete against American workers for scarce jobs across the entire US economy. Such a huge influx of cheap foreign labor is bound to displace millions of American workers from the job market simply because they are willing to work for less then most American workers can afford to do and still maintain their customary US standard of living. The Democrats will lay the blame for that on the Republicans as being their bottom line to support immigration reform. Very few of those displaced or otherwise adversely affected American workers will be voting for the Republicans who are seen as the party of big business, that is also just common sense.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: suedotsue, 12/18/2013 12:40:32 AM     (No. 9658154)

I read the Fonte article referenced and found it the best thing I´ve ever read about the GOP today (next to Codevilla´s pieces). The people running the GOP today aren´t pro business, they´re pro crony business. They passionately advocate the same things the radical left does, including increased dealings with and paying tax to the UN (in addition to billions we already pay them). If the GOP wanted to win they could easily do so by appealing to middle class and working Americans, Ross Perot voters, and Reagan democrats. Studies have shown it was the Perot voters who stayed home in 2012. The GOP won´t do it. They hate these kinds of people. The GOP wants to be permanent assistant democrats.

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