How do we even cut through the noise to talk about the issues that really matter?
With a public that gets more invested in American Idol or The Bachelor than political programming, is there a way to talk about the ‘big issues’ of the day that can get beyond the official talking points?
Maybe the solution to the problem is buried right there in the question. What if we borrowed the language of pop culture to talk about the big issues? It just might be crazy enough to work.
Let’s give it a shot.
If Immigration Were A Reality Dating Show
Posted by The Republicanuck on Monday, March 26, 2018
Immigration is one of those ‘dead horse’ topics where everybody has been talking so much that there can’t possibly be anything more to say, right?
Not really. It only seems like that because we never get down to the big issues. We hear the same talking points over and over again, but no substance.
Let’s try a new approach.
Since those dating shows are so popular, let’s put the issue in those terms.
Suppose your good friend was the star of the show. It really doesn’t matter if we’re talking about a man or a woman, but let’s just call him a guy. But, hey, feel free to reverse the genders if it helps — the example can work either way.
We’ve come to the final round, narrowed it down to two contestants. And the rules of this program have the contestants spending a day with friends and family of the show’s star.
Which means, you get to know the two contestants fairly well.
Imagine the following scenario:
Contestant One rolls up to wherever everyone is meeting, and you are introduced. It doesn’t take long for you to see she’s absolutely head-over-heels with the guy. She’s already picked up on a lot of the ‘little things’ that make him uniquely ‘him’, and she brightens at the very mention of his name. You get her talking and she’s starting to imagine that white picket fence, and a couple of ankle-biters running around underfoot.
Next day, you meet Contestant Two. It’s a different scene. About a half hour after being introduced, she slides her hand up your thigh with a sly smile. She spends the time there swiping left and right on Tinder. You ask about future, it’s very Me-driven about how she will benefit from the status upgrade. Big house, fancy clothes, exotic vacation, flashy car. She even gets his name wrong a couple of times.
Third day, the star meets up with you and asks your impressions of the two girls.
He’s hesitating between them both. Who should he choose? It’s a tough choice for him.
This should be the most simple and obvious question in the world, but it is exactly the point they go off the rails on with immigration.
So what if she’s a disloyal gold-digger? Who are you to call her a crappy girlfriend? Don’t you judge her, you bigot! She’s been hurt before, are you going to tell him to dump her, and force her to be single, heartbroken and alone? You monster!
What you will NEVER hear from the Left is this: a call for a simplified Immigration System.One that doesn’t leave honest people in legal limbo for 10, 20, 30 years or more. A system that REWARDS people who play by the rules, not those who bypass them.
Have you not noticed how many LEGAL immigrants have strong — very strong — opinions about curbing illegal immigration?
But the Left doesn’t mind flooding the country with Contestant Two.
Have you wondered why? It should be obvious.
They claim to be the friend to the Star (America, her laws, and her people) but secretly, their loyalties are with Contestant 2, as well as that metaphorical hand on their thigh.
Just like Contestant 2 is happy to USE the star for her selfish reasons, the open borders ‘dreamers’ are not an act of altruism on the left’s part, however much they paint themselves as ‘saviors’ to the downtrodden.
Quite the opposite.
Palmieri let the cat out of the bag:
“The fight to protect Dreamers is not only a moral imperative, it is also a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success,” the memo read.
It finished, “If Democrats don’t try to do everything in their power to defend Dreamers, that will jeopardize Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018 and beyond.”
Wes Walker is the Author of A Blueprint For Government That Doesn’t Suck
First, you’d need to wrap your head around what government might look like if it weren’t so dysfunctional. Only then would you have a sense of what needs fixing.
In A Blueprint for Government that Doesn’t Suck, Wes Walker takes you through seven deceptively simple questions in the ultimate experiment of thought.
What are the competing ideologies and why are they so diametrically opposed to one another? What do YOU believe? Can you defend your views? If you read this basic primer on government with courage and with honesty, even a teen will undoubtedly come out the other side as a better, more thoughtful and well-informed citizen.