Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) accepts that the GOP is “tone-deaf.” And no, amnesty is not the solution; in fact, it’s part of the problem. It’s the economy, stupid:
The elites are failing America…the Republican Party needs to sever itself from this elite consensus.
Addressing the Tea Party Patriots in Washington Thursday night, Sessions called for a Republican Party that doesn’t overlook the average American worker in favor of Wall Street: succinctly, an economy concerned with “national interest, not special interest.”
Sessions’ slogan isn’t Occupy noise. Like most Republicans, he preaches fiscal sanity: He understands that business, both small and big, suffers from excessive regulations and that spending is out of control.
But fiscal policy doesn’t comprise all of economics. Even so, economics don’t comprise the whole of the nation. Corporate benefits and popular interest can conflict, and Sessions has two instances in mind: immigration reform and free trade.