Why is "turning America into Western Europe" such a bad thing? I mean, really, what's so terrible about Europe? I don't think anyone will be forced to wear silly French berets and striped shirts and listen to accordians. They've got higher standards of living in just about every category than we do. What's the freakin' problem?
Much of the Republican Party propaganda involves suckering stupid people in trailer parks that they are somehow wealthy and the envy of the world. It's such a rediculously stupid scam, and yet the trailer park crowd falls for it every time. See: Joe the Plummer.