With the shifting demographics in America and Obama’s landslide victory amongst Hispanics, a sane portion of the GOP has realized that appealing to only white people is no longer a winning strategy for national elections and is seeking to reach out to minority populations. Other portions of the GOP? Still fucking that chicken:
Recently, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told CBS’s Face the Nation that he believes it is time for “comprehensive immigration reform” — labeled otherwise by some as “amnesty.”
One of those is William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC). He believes Graham needs to go.
“He is up for re-election in 2014,” he notes. “And we are going to launch an activist effort in South Carolina to find a very strong Republican candidate to defeat Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary.”
Gheen says he also believes it is time to replace House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who in the wake of the Republican election defeats also said it was time to address immigration policy.
“We are calling on our 140 endorsed members of Congress to oppose Boehner as speaker,” he tells OneNewsNow. “We need a new speaker who will meet with his caucus and represent the majority wishes, opposing the amnesty, instead of doing things as John Boehner has done.”
Which really strikes to the heart of one of the GOP’s greatest current challenges. Act moderate in any way, face a primary challenge from the far right. If the moderate loses the primary, then the far right GOP nominee either gets beat in the general election, or wins and drags the national GOP farther from the views of the majority of the Nation.
And yes, I realize that the ALIPAC is a laughable PAC. But they aren’t the only ones on the right who want to keep right on fornicating with fowl.