We sat down with Congressional candidate Larry Kobrovsky last week to talk about momentum he was seeing in the difficult, nine-person GOP primary race.
We didn’t have space in the printed issue to get to our talk on the issues, but it’s important to look at Kobrosky’s priorities.
First, take a look at the “issues” page on his campaign website:
• Balance the budget and freeze government spending.
• Wage and win the War on Terror.
• Treat our enemies like enemies.
• End illegal immigration.
• No new taxes.
• Set term limits.
• Oppose ObamaCare.
• Join the new Republican majority.
If there’s something you think is missing on that list, it’s likely on purpose. Kobrovsky is for a small, small government limited solely to the ideals presented in the Constitution. I should say first that Kobrovsky is very sincere about his politics. He’s not a fairweather conservative.
But it’s also important to note the language presented here. He’s talking about ending illegal immigration, not fixing the problem of undocumented workers already here. His goal is to take amnesty off the table. But that ignores the real motivation for illegal workers coming to this country: work. This doesn’t get rid of the jobs these people are filling. As long as their is a paycheck here, they’ll keep coming.
Pressed further, Kobrovsky says that he’ll be working to make life uncomfortable for illegals to live here. Removing their children from schools, ending bilingual programs, and creating English-only public documents.
“Oppose ObamaCare” is another example. When we asked what he’d do to address rising healthcare costs, Kobrovsky said frankly that it’s not an issue that the federal government should be addressing. At best, he supports federal intervention regarding insurance plans extended across state lines.
Without a doubt, there is an audience for this kind of rhetoric — you’re not going to find a lot of shade between Kobrovsky and his GOP contemporaries.