Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, February 11, 2020
Joe Scarborough is a former Republican congressman who works at MSNBC. Like Jennifer Rubin, he’s made it clear he’s not conservative or even a Republican anymore. He has supported efforts to expose President Trump’s donors because “if your business funds Trump’s campaign, then you are supporting white supremacy.” He also compared federal immigration officials to Nazis.
Yesterday, Mr. Scarborough tweeted:
Democrats have won the popular vote 6 of the last 7 elections.
They won a record landslide in 2018. Demographics are a freight train carrying them into the future. The GOPs actions will accelerate their collapse. The future belongs to Democrats if they work hard & focus on 2020. https://t.co/Rrvm39xi4n
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) February 10, 2020
It’s the same old shell game: Demographic change mean political transformation, but if someone says that’s a bad thing, demographic change suddenly doesn’t matter or isn’t even happening.
In August 2018, Laura Ingraham said that “the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore” because immigration has brought “massive demographic changes.” Mr. Scarborough was so scandalized that his “Morning Joe” program opened with the hosts and guests blasting Miss Ingraham. Mr. Scarborough’s co-host (and now wife) Mika Brzezinski said it was “very trashy, very ugly, and very sad.”
Mr. Scarborough then got sentimental over a clip from Ronald Reagan saying anyone from anywhere can become an American, and quoted Bush II’s CIA director general Michael Hayden on immigrants and the Constitution:
“You read the document, you understand the document, you pledge allegiance to the document, and we shake your hand and you are every bit as much of an American as me and other people who have been here for 400 years,” Mr. Scarborough. “Just like that, that’s the magic of America.”
If this is true, American identity is virtually meaningless. Amusingly, Mr. Scarborough also said that identitarian alchemy doesn’t work in France or Germany. These days, an implicit acknowledgement that French and German identities are ethnic might get him fined country for far-right hate speech.
Ronald Reagan signed the 1986 amnesty for illegals because he thought “it’s high time we regained control of our borders, and this bill will let us do it.” He thought there would be no more border hopping. He was fooled.
Today’s Third World California would never elect Ronald Reagan governor. After a few more decades of mass immigration and racial radicalization, the Ronald Reagan ranch in Santa Barbara might look like the tomb of Suleyman Shah, a monument to a faded empire in a now-foreign land.
Non-white activists have already removed a statue of President McKinley from California so the Reagan Ranch could share the fate of monuments to Confederate generals, especially considering Ronald Reagan’s private comments about African leaders and his opinion of Martin Luther King Jr. Mr. Scarborough has said he never heard Donald Trump utter anything “racially insensitive” even behind closed doors. In fact, we now know Reagan was probably more “racist” than Donald Trump.
Joe Scarborough may believe his own baloney that anyone can become an American, but we know from today’s tweet that he understands the long-term consequences of immigration: The GOP will become irrelevant. He looks forward to that. Now, we just need to get white conservatives to stop being naive and start taking their opponents at their word.