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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Immigration Amnesty and the Contraception Mandate

The contraception mandate may have been inserted into the "Affordable" Care Act in order to provoke opposition. The game plan was quite simple:

  1. Tell low-information voters that Republicans hate s*x.
  2. Add a preposterous mandate for something used while doing you-know-what.
  3. Wait for Republicans to oppose it.
  4. Claim that opposition is evidence for Step 1.
  5. Get re-elected.
Alternative possibility:
  1. Tell low-information voters that Republicans hate s*x.
  2. Add a preposterous mandate for something used while doing you-know-what.
  3. Wait for Republicans to go along with it.
  4. Let the Republican base get disgusted enough to stay home.
  5. Get re-elected.
Both of these were avoided when Republicans backed over-the-counter birth control. It was in accordance with current Republican principles and disproved the initial claim.

The immigration amnesty might be an attempt at the same strategy:

  1. Tell low-information voters that Republicans are racists.
  2. Issue an executive decree of dubious constitutionality.
  3. Wait for Republicans to oppose it.
  4. Claim that opposition is evidence for Step 1.
  5. Get re-elected.
Alternative possibility:
  1. Tell low-information voters that Republicans are racists.
  2. Issue an executive decree of dubious constitutionality.
  3. Wait for Republicans to go along with it.
  4. Let the Republican base get disgusted enough to stay home.
  5. Get re-elected.
The Republicans will have to come up with a plan that is in accordance with current Republican principles and disproves the initial claim. One suggestion: Charge admission to the US. Hand over $1000 (is that a reasonable amount?) and you're on the way to citizenship.

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