Haha. Oh. You're one of those people who thinks moderate regulation and requiring the top tier of wealth holders to pay their own way is tantamount to Teh Communizum.
Wow, I love how liberals have to play the "conservatives are evil" card. People who do that are ignorant and have nothing to really bring to the table.
I have no problem with paying my fair share and most of the wealthy don't have a problem with paying what they feel is fair when it comes to taxes. The issue is that Obama and his liberal ilk seem to want to punish success. If I see someone that busted their ass and made it in this country, I want to say, "Good job out of them." I have much respect for guys like Warren Buffett, Donald Trump, etc...but all liberals see is "How much can we take from them and spread among the poor?" My line of thinking is that if you didn't earn it, you're not entitled to it. Taking other people's wealth and giving it to someone that didn't earn it is socialism.
Having had a chance to think about it, I think I have found a way for conservatives to change the message and have the immigration and religious issues come along with them.
Seeing as how marriage is really a religious issue and the government only issues marriage licenses for tax purposes, you have the government stop issuing marriage licenses altogether. In appreciation for the separation of church and state, you let the churches decide who gets married and who does not. Most of the established churches will automatically deny same-sex marriages, some will allow them. You let the established, legitimate religious faiths to decide the issue on their own.
Issues like drug legitimacy are going to boil down to state's rights anyway. Some issues are that way also. For example, here in Iowa fireworks are illegal, they are legal however in Missouri and South Dakota. Nevada and Rhode Island make prostitution legal, everywhere else is banned. Let the states decide for themselves whether or not to allow marijuana possession and use.
I'll have to make one thing clear...for the majority of people in this nation, amnesty for illegals will NEVER, EVER...EEEEEVERRRR...be acceptable. Put that thought away, it will never happen and will not be allowed. However, there is a path to citizenship that you can make and hold people accountable. Here's how I'd do it.
I give all illegals in this country a timeframe of 1 year. Within that year, you turn yourself in to the authorities. You end up paying a fine and made to go to the back of the line behind those that are here legally. However, you are then permitted to gain green cards/work visas/whatever, and are then on the road to becoming a legal citizen of the United States. If, after that 1 year, they have chosen not to turn themselves in or don't do what is required of them, they are shut off from health care, schools, etc. They are immediately deported if caught and banned from returning.
Then, you put fences up on the borders and enforce the immigration laws of this country. For other nations that complain, tell them that this is how it will be, especially Mexico where naturalized citizens there can't even own property or vote. In addition, you make English the official language of the United States. Of course, I would overhaul and reform the INS and make ESL classes readily available.
What I thought was funny that during the Clinton years, he was readily involved throughout the world with the United States and our interests. People screamed about us being the selfish superpower who can't stay out of other's business. When George W. Bush took over, he originally intended to be involved less and deal with our own interests at home first. Those same people then screamed about us being the selfish superpower that doesn't give a shit about anyone but ourselves. We can't win.
Therefore, I ask, why even try to win? I appreciate we want to help the hungry and destitute throughout the world, but we have people in this country that are starving and need our help. To be a stronger country, we should be helping them first. Then, we can focus outward. WWJD? In fact, Jesus said, "If you offer to remove a speck from your brother's eye in spite of the log in your own, that makes you a hypocrite. Take care of your own eye first, then help your brother." I am more than happy to put America first, and that's not a bad thing.
We have many nations whose people want nothing to do with us. I'm fine with that, we cut off all assistance to them, and that includes financial aid. We can put that money to use to help the hungry and desperate here.