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I don’t mean to brag, but this Trifecta might have the best ending ever.

Ever.

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Something that would help is if the reactionaries -which include social cons- stop wetting their pants at the idea of a Republican who tolerates gay marriage/civil unions, or is open to discussion on abortion. As opposed to "NO, NO, NEVER! NEVER! NO!!!"

Another reactionary issue is illegal immigration. Remember how much flak both Governor Perry and ex-Governor Romney both got for not mindlessly following the party line on grinding all illegals up for dogmeat? They didn't propose any sort of "comprehensive" approach, but still got roasted because they strayed from the reservation.
1 year ago
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That's probably what happened to Charles Johnson.
1 year ago
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I think there are a couple of issues at play with Rubio.

The first, and most general, is that successful politicians are, by definition, people who are well-liked. And people who are well-liked tend to be people who like being liked, such that they devote resources to developing the skills to get people to like them. When such people are put into the cultural environment of DC, their natural tendencies work toward bringing them in line with the collective. Someone like me would have no trouble telling Ried, McConnell, or Boehner to pound sand. I'm also slightly less likely to be elected to Congress than an inanimate carbon rod.

The second issue is that Rubio, as the son of refugees, sees the immigration issue through the lens of his own experience. He thinks that every illegal immigrant is fleeing despotism like his parents did. He might not be far wrong. What he ignores is the follow-on effects of his proposed policies. Yes, the vast majority of illegal immigrants are simply trying to make life better for their families, but they have unintended consequences in enabling the dysfunctional policies of their home countries, and bringing those policies here. I agree with Mr. Ott, we should scrap our entire immigration system and start over from first principles.
1 year ago
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I'm not generally a fan of "comprehensive" anything, because SCoaMF has made it a dirty word.

But you -- and Scott -- are absolutely right.
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