And I For One Welcome Our New Overlords...
Tom Bevan of Real Clear Politics has an op-ed piece titled "Immigration: Gold Rush or Fool's Gold?" out today. In it he details whether an enforcement first approach is truly a successful election strategy.
Very interesting stuff. After everyone - including the media and, apparently, pro-immigration groups - ingested the conventional wisdom that immigration was dead until at least after the November election, pro-comprehensive reform forces are suddenly being routed on the Hill by the security-firsters.He then quotes Tamara Jacoby and refers to her as the "the notoriously pro-immigration Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute." She says...
If immigration does give a victory to the GOP hard-liners, it would be the first time a get-tough approach has been such a powerful force in a federal election, a Washington, D.C.-based policy analyst says.Bevans responds...
"In the past 10 years, a lot of politicians have looked at polling and said, 'Here's this big pocket of voters who don't like immigration,' " said Tamar Jacoby, a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute.
"It has turned out in every instance to be fool's gold (as a campaign issue)," she said.
The fact is, amnesty is a dirty word, and House Republicans have done a good job of framing "comprehensive reform" as amnesty, and also of linking illegal immigration to concerns about national security. My feeling is that this makes the House-led approach more like a gold mine - at least in the short term and the coming election.Now to the title of this piece, Bevans continues...
The fear of some, however, is that tough measures by the GOP now will turn out to be fool's gold in the end, if they alienate a big chunk of the fast-growing bloc of Hispanic voters in the future.So, our poiticians are selling us out to keep happy a group of people that for the most part forced their way into this country, were given citizenship for all the wrong reasons, and now, in a fit of biparisan cowardice must be placated lest we piss off a majority that we never asked for or agreed to?
I truly love how this is presented as though it were a natural occurence, when it's anything but. The looming Hispanic majority was created in an evil partnership between amoral businesses and their paid lackey's in Congress and the White House. And now that it's hitting a critical mass it is explained to us that we'd better not piss off our new overlords?
Here's what I believe, citizenship is more than a matter of papers, dogs have papers. Citizenship is a thing of the head and the heart. If your citizenship serves no other purpose than to fill this country with people who look like you? To wrest the reins of power so you can wrench the doors off our immigration policy turning this country into something unrecognizable?
You, sir or ma'am, are no American.
Of course, to be "Hispanic Voters" one must vote, and this doesn't appear to be changing any time soon.
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