If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It (and If You Haven’t Tried It, How Do You Know It’s Even Broke?)

First off, we were off reading Hot Air’s “Quotes of the Day” as they provide us with much fodder in our quest to root out Idiotarianism wherever it may be found.

After face-palming ourself through the first third or so, it’s amazing what levels of stupidity allegedly “smart” people are quite happily putting on display for all to mock (and even more amazing how few recognize the stupidity for what it is), when we came across this:

Passing a bad immigration reform bill could politically damage the GOP, one prominent Hispanic Republican said Sunday morning.

“If we don’t do it right, politically it’s going to be the death of the Republican Party,” Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), a leading GOP voice on immigration reform, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”…

“Oh great, here we go again with the ‘if we don’t try to out-Hispander the Hispandering Democrat Socialists, the GOP will never ever get that juicy 20% of the illegal immigrant vote’ nonsense. Utterly ignoring, of course, the brutal math of who those other 80% are going to vote for, but we digress. Math is not something that is taught in law school, obviously, or else it’s beaten out of the students’ heads before graduation (except for how to bend clients over a barrel through creative billing methods).

But we were wrong, and very happy to be so:

“If we do it right I think it’s going to be good for us,” Labrador said on Meet the Press.

That’s debatable, but it depends of course on what you mean by “doing it right.” But do go on, sir.

“But if we don’t do it right what’s going to happen is we’re going to lose our base because we’re still going to have a large number of illegal immigrants coming into the United States, and the Hispanic community is not going to listen to us because they’re going to always listen at this point to the people that are offering more, that are offering a faster pathway to citizenship.

Imperial version: “If we fuck up again, the people we lied to during the election, the people who actually bother to work for us during those elections beyond maybe hauling their arses down to do the whole vote thing, and sans border enforcement we’re going to have the same mess we have now. Further, you can’t out-Hispander the Hispanderers of the Democrat Socialists.”

By Jove, we think he’s got it! And best of luck marginalizing him as a racist whackobird out of touch Hispanic-Hater, Sens. McStain and Lindsay “Sexy Eyes” Lohan, sorry, Graham.

Our kudos to Rep. Labrador for understanding that you have to dance with the one what brung you and that you can’t out-socialist a socialist without being an even worse socialist yourself.

But throughout all of this endless nonsense about how we “have to fix our broken immigration system” (by passing more laws) that we’ve been treated to for months now, there is one thing that we find ourself consistently scratching our Imperial Head over:

How does anybody even know that our current system is “broken?” It’s not like any of the laws already on have actually ever been enforced. Deportation? Ha. Apprehension? You have GOT to be kidding us! Because even thinking about checking somebody’s immigration status is racist, Nazi, a crime against humanity or something like that. Not that it makes a difference, because ruining your career over apprehending an illegal immigrant who will be released into the wild five minutes later is really not, you know, worth it. Sanctuary cities, King Ogabe ordering the non-enforcement of laws and the mass release of criminals (something we weren’t aware that a president had the authority to do), lawsuits against states who even try to enforce the law of the land, you name it.

Yet we’re supposed to believe that we absolutely must pass a whole new mountain of incomprehensible, hideously expensive legalese chock full of bribes, earmarks and loopholes because the previous, never enforced, mountain of incomprehensible, hideously expensive legalese chock full of… you get the drift, never “worked?”

You haven’t even put the fucking key in the damn ignition, much less cranked the engine, yet you’re already determined that the American taxpayers need to be on the hook for a new car for you because the one you’ve never even taken for a spin “isn’t working?”

Well, ahem… Is that so? Why don’t you bloody well sod off, you wankers, and the next time you want a car, pay for the bloody thing your bloody selves for a change.

Thatisall.

14 comments

  1. 1
    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    Ah, yes, the insane GOP doing the same thing over and over… :em08:

  2. 2
    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    The conservative position to take on immigration, in my estimation, would be this:

    1. No other first-world country allows its borders to be so poorly controlled and its immigration laws to be so poorly enforced. Secure the border. First. Now. Good fences make good neighbors.

    2. Enforce the laws that are in place now. Here illegally? Bad choice. Real citizenship cannot be based upon a crime. There are legal avenues for immigration. Use them. And this is not about Hispanics. If South Koreans lived on the other side of our southern border, Americans would be pissed off at them instead. Realize this is not an issue of racism, and that our anger should be properly focused on the politicians who have been demagoguing this issue for decades. And we let them do it.

    3. Reform immigration, improving the process for those with qualities, resources and capabilities that will add value to the economy and the society, to make their immigration process easier and faster. Screen out those with criminal backgrounds and other clear threats to society. We don’t allow strangers to enter our homes when they choose to do so. We decide who may come in, and when. Our nation is no different.

    4. Eliminate any and all federal aid programs for illegal aliens. Immediately. We are broke, and it is a perverse incentive attracting those unwilling to see to their own needs.

    5. Announce a 12-month schedule to the full and complete enforcement of the existing immigration laws. Give companies an opportunity to cease breaking the law, and illegals an opportunity to escape ahead of strict enforcement. Drop the hammer in 365 days.

    This position is constructed from several age-old principles of conservatism, namely our belief in the idea that we must earn what we receive, our belief in and support for American exceptionalism, the right to the quiet enjoyment of our personal liberty, the right to possess our private property, and the strict limits placed upon government by our Constitution.

    So, since we can detect almost no trace of any of this kind of thinking in the Republican position on the issue of immigration, we are left to draw the conclusion that conservatives are having no effect on the Republican position on immigration.

    This is because, for all intents and purposes, the Republican party has ceased to exist. The two-party system is a sham. There are only a handful of people who call themselves Republicans who could be called true conservatives. The rest, however well-intentioned they may have once been, are enslaved by the corruption that is destroying the political process in this country. It should be very clear by now that the political class are taking control over every part of our nation’s affairs, and it follows that no organized component of this process will stand in the way of the full realization of the power within their grasp. The People are on their own.

  3. 3
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Way I see it, the Peckerheads are saying, “Well, since WE BROKE this thing, it’s BROKEN, see? now we have to FIX it.”

    Pure Genius.

    Half the Republican precincts in the country are vacant. If patriotic conservatives want to, we can move in and take them over: then we’d have 75% of the precincts — that’s what I call a controlling majority. Best of all, the apparatus is already there — get in the abandoned car and drive.

  4. 4
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Paul Ryan, who was making loud noises about being the Marco Rubio in the house, has gone strangely silent on the issue. He was probably told by his constituents that he might want to update his resume of he continued.

    The immigration system is broken, but it’s a three phased rebuild to fix it.

    1) Secure the borders. (Land mines, machine gun towers and open season, no limit might be one way)
    2) Scrap and rebuild the process by which people who want to immigrate legally can. The current one is trashed. (My wife is an immigrant so I know)
    3) Round up and deport all in this country illegally. no court cases, nothing. Exception for underage children who were brought here by their parents AND have assimilated. This will be case by case. (And the only time a review will be allowed.
    4) End the birthright nonsense. This may involve amending the Constitution. Basically, if your mother is foreign born, (And here legally), and has not gotten her citizenship you will have to declare your choice on your 18th birthday. You will be able to hold the office of president. (Perhaps, if proven that the father is American AND supporting his child, that my do as well)

    Just my ideas

  5. 5
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    On another note, Diplomad has taken his ask off and identified himself to the world. :em01:

    You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger . . . Until Now

  6. 6
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    “If we do it right I think it’s going to be good for us,” Labrador said on Meet the Press

    .

    That’s debatable, but it depends of course on what you mean by “doing it right.” But do go on, sir.

    Respectfully, you’re focusing on the wrong “us”. The pols know “immigration reform” will screw the populace; however, they also know that it will allow them to import a new population that doesn’t mind near-total government control of society and that is perfectly comfortable with a patronage system. Therefore, the benefit to the political class “us” is significant. The political class is far happier dispensing free things to a captive population than they are allowing a restive population to have rights.

  7. 7
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC SecondMouse @ #:

    We don’t allow strangers to enter our homes when they choose to do so. We decide who may come in, and when. Our nation is no different.

    Our nation, through its elected leaders, has decided who may come in and when – that’s the core of the problem.

  8. 8
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    angrywebmaster @ #:

    Round up and deport all in this country illegally. no court cases, nothing.

    So, basically ignore the Constitution, then? Like it or not, they would have to get due process, which would include a court hearing.
    I agree on deporting them, but unless we’re basically going to do away with due process (a scary precedent), immigration courts will have to be on 24-hour shifts.

  9. 9
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches @ #:

    So, basically ignore the Constitution, then? Like it or not, they would have to get due process, which would include a court hearing.

    I’m of the opinion that illegal aliens are nothing more then enemy invaders and deserve the same treatment as any other force invading the united states.

    Citizens and lawful residents have constitutional rights. Even criminals who are citizens as well as lawful (Before they became criminals) aliens have constitutional rights, if reduced by a court of law.
    (The definition of a lawful alien is one with a green card, not a visitor visa. That is a short term thing)

    Once they are sent back to the third world hell holes they came from, they can go to an embassy and appeal the decision.

    Now, those who overstay a visa, they might get a five minute hearing. It could be a matter of a simple error. Those who hop, skip or jump across the border? Nope!

    I used to work with a guy who was even more radical about this then I am. His idea for dealing with illegals was simple. $50/head, dead or alive.

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    bruce growls and barks:

    we need to repeal every immigration law from 1965 to 2013 but that will never happen any more that the commies will deport illegal aliens and their off spring.there is no such thing as anchor babies because that is something that asshole judge brennan made up.if you really want to piss your self off read the ted kennedy 1965 immigration law that restricted white immigration to America.our leaders hate America as a Christian nation under our constitution and will say and do anything to destroy us.all of them should be decorating light poles and trees.

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    angrywebmaster @ #:

    I’m of the opinion that illegal aliens are nothing more then enemy invaders and deserve the same treatment as any other force invading the united states.

    Then they would be entitled to Geneva Convention protections, and while it would make dealing with the violent offenders among their ranks somewhat easier, it would make dealing with the rest of them a lot harder. It would also bring the Genocide Convention in to play, since most are members of distinct national and ethnic groups.

    Again, I’m not against the idea of mass deportation, just pointing out that there are significant legal obstacles to it, unless the choice is instead to proceed by extra-legal means, which sets a pretty scary precedent for the future. The Collectivists are already pretty happy to do it small scale against people they don’t like – no point in giving them a clear basis to do it large scale.

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    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime. According to a Congressional report issued by Rep. Steven King’s (R-IA) office, 12 Americans are killed every single day by an illegal alien, with a total of over 40,000 Americans murdered since 9/11. These Americans are not faceless statistics to their families; consider the three New Jersey college students who were brutally attacked and shot to death by six MS-13 gangsters in 2007. The two women were raped and hacked with machetes. Rape, mutilation and murder are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of overall total crime by illegal aliens, much of the cost borne not just by families, but also by the taxpayers.

    Watch the “Guy from Boston”. Yeah, I’ll say it. I was honestly worried about him stroking out when he was yelling.

  13. 13
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Sarah Palin for the Senate? Tea Party says: Run, Sarah, Run

    WASHINGTON — The Tea Party wants former Alaska governor Sarah Palin to join their favorites in the Senate, Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.). They say she can win and they have a poll to prove it. Yikes, is America ready for a Senator Palin?

    The Tea Party Leadership Fund commissioned a Harper Poll that shows Sarah Palin leads the Republican field in Alaska for the upcoming Senate seat. It is only by 2 points (32 to 30%), but that is without her even saying she is interested.

    communities.washingtontimes.com/ neighborhood/ ad-lib/ 2013/ may/ 23/ sarah-palin-senate-tea-party-says-run-sarah-run/

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    GamerFromJump growls and barks:

    If South Koreans lived on the other side of our southern border, Americans would be pissed off at them instead.

    If South Koreans lived on on the other side of our southern border, there wouldn’t be a problem, since it would be a stable, non fucked-up democracy that would not need to offload its surplus peasants somewhere to forestall revolt against its government’s terminal misrule.

    I’d love to see what a functional people could do with all the wealth in potentia Mexico has going for it.