A new PAC, Haphak America, wants the Republican Party to go the way of the Whigs. The PAC was founded by Cesar Ruiz whose bio on the PAC website said he “resides and works in the Mortgage Banking Industry as an Underwriter servicing major banking institutions.”
A press release from Haphak said:
“Haphak America is committed to stop voter suppression, intentional repression of government worker negotiation rights and the use of special interest funds that are focusing the Republican Party in a direction that is contrary to the rights and interests of American citizens.”
Polls consistently show Americans may have political differences, but most support requiring voter identification to cast a vote, especially in an age where tight margins are common and the Obama administration decided to overturn federal laws on immigration without Congressional approval.
Even a poll taken by The Washington Post in July found that 75 percent of those surveyed support requiring voter identification to cast a vote. The poll was not widely reported despite the fact there was not even an inkling of bias—the newspaper is certainly not a conservative publication.
Haphak mentioned “internal repression of government worker negotiation rights”—PAC-speak for unionized government workers of all stripes. Even conservatives often acknowledge the benefits of unions for policemen and firefighters, but question the wisdom of unionizing office workers and bureaucrats who push paper.
The taxpayer has no advocate or representative in the government employee bargaining process—those who bargain and make decisions work for or gain livelihood via government.
The term haphak apparently stems from Hebrew; there’s an interesting essay on the word at the Institute for Creation Research.
If the new PAC is using the term in the sense of “overturn,” that would also align with Leftist principles to reshape America into a socialist system. Much work has already been accomplished in that regard, with government taking over insuring mortgage lending, the auto industry, the energy sector, healthcare sector and the education corpocracy.
The taxpayer pays for the takeovers and the failed programs like the GM bailout and Solyndra.
The result of expanding socialism within the U.S. is a deterioration in middle class wealth, with most benefits accruing to the political class and the lower socioeconomic class. Small businesses are and will continue to be disadvantaged under socialist systems. For instance, after Bill Clinton’s botched efforts at healthcare reform, independent pharmacies disappeared.
Haphak joins a very influential voice in Leftist politicos who aim to decimate the GOP and by extension, the free market.
Markos Moulitsas, who founded an iconic Leftist blog and an annual convention that draws top Democrats, wrote about destroying conservatives and Republicans in 2008. Moulitsas said:
“Remember, we want them broken, their ranks thinned, their treasury in heavy debt, their morale in the gutter, void of any leadership, discredited in the eyes of the public…A key component of this effort is to destroy their most beloved leaders…”
Thus far, the effort has been unsuccessful, considering the impact of the 2010 Midterm Elections. However, with little of substance to run on and their signature ObamaCare tax bill unpopular, Democrats have little choice other than to launch personal and ideological attacks.
An economist at the Libertarian magazine Reason turned Haphak’s claims upside down when it comes to those who want to improve their American dream:
[T]hings look rosier at the bottom of income distribution, too. The same Tax Foundation analysis showed that about 60 percent of households that were in the lowest income quintile in 1999 had moved to a higher quintile by 2007. And about one-third of those in the lowest quintile moved to the middle quintile or higher.
Media didn’t talk much about those gains under President George W. Bush.
Haphak is supporting several Democrats in the upcoming election, including an alleged American Indian, the fair-skinned blond Elizabeth Warren seeking a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts currently held by Republican Scott Brown.
Federal Election Commission documents show the anti-Republican PAC is registered in Tampa, Florida. Florida is usually noted as a swing state in the upcoming General Election.
Haphak defines its mission as seeking to halt Republicans’ “anti-Constitutional tactics.”
Haphak should study the Constitution more closely because the Obama administration entered war engagements without consulting Congress, chose to overturn federal immigration laws without legislation and enacted a mandate requiring Americans to buy health insurance or face the wrath of thousands of new IRS cops the administration plans to hire to enforce the diktat.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Aug. 24, 2012)