Now, I'm not going to go over anything Drew says there. Read the whole thing, it's worth it.
So what we have here is the GOP, once again, trying to have their cake and eat it, too. The Chamber of Commerce really likes Amnesty. They've made no attempt to hide that fact. The Chamber of Commerce is a big Republican donor. No one has tried to hide that fact, either.
So when the SCOAMT enacted Executive Amnesty, the CoC and the Republican establishment were jubilant (in private, anyway). The CoC gets what it wants (amnesty) and Republicans get to pretend that they had nothing to do with it and no way to stop it.
Except then November 2014 comes along, and Republicans retake the Senate- largely on promises to stop ObamaCare (how's that going?) and Executive Amnesty, so the GOP is in a bind. If they actually act on their promise, they tick off the CoC and lose donation money. If they do nothing, they tick off the base and become the minority party again.
So rather than showing some moral fiber, making a decision, and explaining it like men, they hide behind this pathetic move attempting to be seen as trying to do something, while their actions actually make it impossible for anything to be done.
A commenter at the HQ summed it up like this:
"Or to paraphrase Rudy Giuliani, 'They do not love the American people.'"
This is correct.
The rest of this post goes out to the few Republicans who *do* love the American people.
Please join us. Various pundits, bloggers, and commenters have mentioned a 3rd party. The Republican party is going the way of the Whigs- they care too much for their privilege and "unity" than they do doing what is right.
It is time for a 3rd party. It is a time for you, you remnant of the Conservative Right, to stand up and say "No more." While you support Mitch McConnel and John Boehner even simply by wearing the same party label, you are supporting people who are willing to sacrifice the American People to their privilege.
You must disassociate with them. You must form your own bloc, your own Party. If you lead, there are countless Conservatives who will follow. You will be amazed at the support.
If you love this country- if you love her people- you will stand for what is right, even though the cost will be high. The cost will be so much higher if you do not.