The Wonk Room has a fine round-up of Republican voices who think the attacks on the 14th Amendment are a bad idea.
Former Bush speech writer and apologist Michael Gerson said:
“That is the wisdom of the authors of the 14th Amendment: They essentially wanted to take this very difficult issue — citizenship — outside of the political realm…”
And Bush image maker and ad man Mark McKinnon said:
“The 14th Amendment is a great legacy of the Republican party. It is a shame and an embarrassment that the GOP now wants to amend it for starkly political reasons …”
There is more hand wringing about the Republican/teabagger/wingnut effort to revise the 14th Amendment so that birthright citizenship for any child born in America can be replaced with a new standard of citizenship based on mob rule, class warfare, Fox News web polls or some other yet to be decided wingnut interpretation of fairness and justice. Perhaps they will just let the reenactors in Colonial Williamsburg decide who gets to be a citizen and who gets to be the child of a ‘guest worker’ born without any rights as a curse of their second class status.
What these silly rabbits fail to realize is that the Republican Party of their imagination is gone. Lincoln, Reagan and Goldwater would all be squishes in today’s Republican Party. A candidate with any of their views and using their rhetoric would never make it out of a Republican primary.
Today the Republican Party is controlled by the Confederate Party–those rebel dead-enders who used to control the Democratic Party until the Civil Rights era. When the Democrats embraced justice the Confederates went looking for a new home. Nixon invited them into the GOP thinking he could control their extreme ideas. It was a massive fail.
Today, the Republican Party exists in name only. Scratch it and you will find a party and movement fueled by the racism and treason of the Confederacy. Of course these weasels want to go after the 14th Amendment. This has been a goal of Confederate dead-enders since Nathan Bedford Forrest came up with the idea of creating terrorist cells who rode around in sheets.
It is amusing and pathetic to see these silly rabbits try to reclaim the Party that they helped to kill.
What a bunch of useful idiots.