Conservatism Inc. Great Cham George Will has a list of what the Republicans should do with their victory, even if it results in a “blizzard of presidential vetoes”. National Review Online currently has it linked on its front page headed Majority Action Plan and inside NRO What Republicans Must Do Now | Six measures the Republican Congress should pursue, even if they result in a string of vetoes.
Don’t get your hopes up! They are six incredibly boring things that no one cares about. Briefly:
Are you still awake? I reduced that to 57 words, and I’m almost asleep myself.
Even if these were good ideas, they're not what the Republicans ran on (see Mickey Kaus On The Message Of The Election–Amnesty Lost!) and they're not worth expending political capital on.
The first thing a GOP that wants to stay in office needs to do is fight back on immigration. George Will has been an immigration enthusiast in recent years (he did offer to blurb or write a column about Peter Brimelow’s Alien Nationback in 1995—Random House foolishly chose the column, on which Will then reneged). So it’s not surprising Will missed—or is refusing to see—the main point of this election.
This is what we’ve said about George Will in the past:
Will also touted Indian-American California Republican Neel Kashkari as a new Barry Goldwater [Washington Post, July 23, 2014] and said on Fox News that the United States should tell the Border Surge kids “Welcome to America.”
We are told, over and over, that we can’t deport all 11, 20 or however many millions of illegals there are. But a GOP majority could pass a bill mandating goals of deporting some of them, say one million, an entirely achievable goal. (Obama, if he wanted to, could already do this without passing any laws.)
Mandating actually building a fence—one that works, and voting the funds for it. Previous fences have been mandated, but then Congress cut the funding, like Senator Cruz tried to do with Obamacare—see Defund Obamacare? The Border Fence Was, by Patrick Cleburne .
Outside of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the official language of the United States is English, and while governmental entities may choose to communicate in foreign languages, they can’t be required to. They might also put in a “Civil Rights For English Speakers” Clause which says that employers can’t require American workers to speak Spanish—the kind of rights that the Government of Quebec insists on for Quebecois workers.
While we’re waiting for all those people to be deported, we need to freeze legal immigration. (Last night, Ed Rubenstein reminded us that “although Main Stream Media commentary never mentions it, monthly job creation must be set against approximately 90,000 new workers who arrive every month under current policy.”)
Congress probably can’t actually order troops to the border—the current Commander in Chief, after all, is on the other side—but they can officially recognize that the Army has a role in defending the border—as it does in Mexico—because civilian agencies who’ve been doing this seem to have let millions and millions of illegals past, and there’s a crisis.
These are all things that President Obama is likely to veto—he's got "a pen and a phone", and the Democratic minority, controlled as it is by minority Democrats, would refuse to override his veto.
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