Heritage Immigration Study Under Assault

Rush Limbaugh, May 9, 2013


RUSH: There’s also a move out there–understandably in the Democrat Party, but within certain elements of the Republican Party–to go after, discredit, and basically blow up the Heritage Foundation study on immigration and the cost of amnesty. {snip}{snip} Well, all kinds of people–predictably from the Democrat Party, but some in the Republican Party now–are coming out to discredit this whole thing. {snip}{snip}Now, USA Today in a story here by Alan Gomez.  “One of the authors of a Heritage Foundation report that panned a Senate plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws argued in his doctoral dissertation that immigrants generally have lower IQs than the ‘native white population’ of the United States.” Uh-oh.  Uh, uh, uh, uh, oh. You see now, the long knives are out for anybody at Heritage who had anything to do with this.


So now it’s trash the messenger time. There is no argument in this piece about whether or not Mr. Richwine’s doctoral dissertation is right.  They don’t even raise that question. They are attempting to discredit Mr. Richwine and the Heritage report by pointing out that this guy, in his doctoral dissertation, suggested that immigrants to America have lower IQs than native Americans and that the difference is likely to persist over several generations. And it’s something that we ought to consider when analyzing and coming up with immigration policy. You’re not supposed to bring that kind of stuff up. You’re just not supposed to talk about it.  That’s not politically correct. Even if it’s true, you are not supposed to bring it up.

So the entire Heritage report on immigration that disagreed with the Senate Gang of Eight plan is under assault now, because one of the authors in his doctoral dissertation wrote that immigrants have lower IQs than native Americans. They don’t dispute that in the USA piece, as far as I read, they don’t dispute that. Snerdley is asking, “If it’s true, shouldn’t it have an impact?” Well, maybe in a different era, yeah. But not today. It mighta mattered policy-wise in a different era, but today, no. You’re not even supposed to talk about this. We’re supposed to reach out. In fact, the lower the IQ, the more welcoming we are to be to show how good we are and compassionate and how understanding. The lower the IQ, the more welcoming we should be.


So Heritage says, “Whatever he wrote his doctoral thesis on had nothing to do with our report. Our report’s about money. The IQ of arriving immigrants is not part of our study. It’s not part of our report.” Doesn’t matter. His doctoral thesis was written about this, and as such, he’s automatically discredited as a bigot and a racist and whatever else, and therefore the entire Heritage report is disqualified. That’s what’s underway in the Drive-By Media.


[Editor’s Note: Mr. Limbaugh defended Dr. Richwine once more on his show. That transcript is available here.]

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  • dd121

    Just another reason why conservatives have weak-kneed support for the Republicans.

  • Puggg

    I heard this. Did Rush untie the other half of his brain?

    And yes, IQ differences should play into the immigration debate.

    • The__Bobster

      Not if it results in a flood of non-Whites who will undercut the salaries of STEM workers.

      • Jane Johnson

        There’s another problem with IQ as an immigration criterion; who devises and administers the tests? ICE? Dept. of Education? Or yet another giant bureaucracy full of AA hires?

  • Okay, Rush is broaching THE TABOO. Count the days until he no longer has a radio show.

    • Nathanwartooth

      Oh please. The only way that would happen is if advertisers pull out. He has 20 million listeners, they aren’t that stupid.

      I’ve actually been hearing more talk about how bad amnesty is going to be on talk radio. Makes me pretty happy.

      • Perhaps I’m being hyperbolic. But if some of his advertisers ran away when he called a slut a slut, what do you think is going to happen if he hints around racial differences in IQ for any extended length of time?

        • Stentorian_Commentator

          I think Rush survives, but I’ve been wrong before. I know a lot of alt rightists puss on Rush, but I think his heart is in the right place. That, and the patent absurdity of the left is just too juicy a target for him not to make sport of it.
          Not that I give money to the Heritage Foundation, but if they ever send me a flyer requesting donations, I’ll send it back with, Rehire Richwine, and I’ll think about it.

        • The__Bobster

          There was a shift in the quality of the ads after the Fluke fluke. Now you hear more boner pill type of ads, which aren’t as bad as the new lying Rubio ads.

          • Now that Sodastream hustle is one of his advertisers. Yes, it’s a hustle. You hear 25 cents a serving and you think it’s a good deal, but simple math and extrapolation: That works to $1.41 for two liters. Anything less than that for a 2L bottle and you’ve beaten Sodastream’s game.

          • Nathanwartooth

            “Make your own soda” has been around forever. They are just putting a tiny different spin on it.

      • IanJMacDonald

        I’ve always thought that if Rush Limbaugh ever interviewed Jared Taylor, the great bulk of his listeners would simply nod in agreement and think, “Yeah, I pretty much new this all along.” His advertisers would of course freak out as some very powerful people plugged into the corporate-state nexus are absolutely committed to remaking America, destroying the old republic and effectively abolishing its constitution. Democrats see “comprehensive immigration reform” aka amnesty for the 10 – 30 million illegal aliens as a means of altering the balance of political power, further diluting the electorate since they and their descendants will overwhelmingly vote for the Democrats. In the background, business interests with their dollar-dripping fingers in the coffers of both parties, simply see more worker bees.

        The globalist plutocrats do not want white Americans understanding the science of human bio-diversity. There must be no talk of average group differences, and anyone who does must be punished and made an example of. In Europe, they use “hate speech” laws whereas in the US they are a bit more subtle. They can exercise sufficient political power behind the scenes that they can economically punish transgressors against the intellectual taboo of racial differences.

        • Tucker

          I live in a state that has two Democrat Senators, both of whom are hard core Communists – although one of these rats has tried to keep at least one of his feet in the closet, at least until recently.

          Somehow, and this makes me highly suspicious of the NRA – this guy was given an ‘A’ rating by the NRA. Now, however, this rat and his fellow openly Communist Senator are hell-bent to push this ‘universal background check’ sneaky maneuver, which is really the long sought after and extremely dangerous ‘gun registration database’ that these gun grabbing, Communist cockroaches have been lusting to establish – so, they can have the means by which to start their gun confiscation tyranny as we are now seeing the Communist Democrats doing in California, New York, Connecticut, and I believe, Massachusetts.

          Anyway, we all need to remember that this immigration battle we are fighting cannot be separated from our fight to preserve the Second Amendment rights for law abiding White Americans. Hispanics, according to recent polling data, are vastly and overwhelmingly in favor of gun control – and, if these alien and hostile invaders are allowed to take this nation away from White European people and become the new ruling majority, they will most certainly seek to abolish our Second Amendment and disarm the ‘gringos’ who’s nation they stole – to make sure we can never rise up and take it back. If you think this isn’t possible, try to imagine a U.S. Supreme Court with 5 or more Hispanics on it.

          Thus, on these two issues: gun control and immigration, these Communists (Ds and Rinos) who’ve been partially in the closet and who’ve been able to fool their constituents by pretending to adopt a few ‘conservative’ positions on a handful of relatively unimportant issues – these two issues are forcing these actors to drop their masks and reveal their true faces.

          In both instances, gun control (disarming White Americans) and flooding America with millions and millions of non-Whites – these assaults are part of the Cultural Marxist driven, openly declared war of racial and cultural subjugation and deliberate genocide against White Americans. And, the dumber and less talented the non-white aliens are who the left can flood our nation with, the easier it will be to achieve both of these objectives.

    • I think we will soon very racially targeted advertising toward white people based on sales (the way the companies are that advertise on BET) and those companies just won’t care.
      What percentage of the market for high-end dog food do you think blacks are?
      Clif Bars.
      Small California wineries.
      Small independent bourbon and whiskey distilleries.
      Ammunition and gun manufacturers.
      Brush mowers.
      Camping equiptment.
      Survival gear.
      Only problem is getting companies like this to not fear the loss of sales to liberals.

      • Nathanwartooth

        Add pet insurance. It’s one of the only industries that keeps it’s call center in the US to have native english speakers man the phones. Why? Because older Whites are the ones who buy it and they wont buy it from some Philippino.

        • MikeofAges

          “Filipino” is the correct word. The street pejorative is “flip”.

          • Nathanwartooth

            Ugh sorry. My spell check wouldn’t give me the correct spelling so I just guessed, lol.

        • I came up with the idea for pet insurance in the 1990s, I told a few people about it, they said it wouldn’t work. A year later it was being advertised on TV.

  • Luca

    Soon there will be Leftist voice saying: “Criminal records should have no impact and make no difference on immigration eligibility, whatever happened in the past is past, so I ask you: What difference -at this point, what difference does it make?”

    • Jefferson

      Leftists also believe having a criminal record should not stop someone from joining law enforcement, since that is the only way they can make law enforcement more racially diverse.

      Yes lets legally give a badge and a gun to a Black or Mestizo who robbed a South Central Los Angeles liquor store at gun point a few years ago.

      • http://fox2now.com/2013/05/10/east-st-louis-detective-orlando-ward-busted-for-drugs/

        “But he was one of the most respected detectives on the force!”

        Being one of the most respected detectives on the East St. Louis PD is like being the biggest minnow in the puddle.

        • Jefferson

          I bet East St. Louis police department is either 100 percent Black or very close to it.

          I would not be surprised if at least half the East St. Louis police department sells drugs on the side to make some extra income.

          That is what happens when a U.S city does not have a heavy presence of White people to maintain law and order.

          • KingKenton

            I bet East St. Louis police department is either 100 percent Black or very close to it.

            Now that’s scary…

          • Let me try to explain ESL to everyone.

            You’ve heard of the metaphor of crabs in a bucket?

            ESL is the kind of place populated with the kind of crabs that are simultaneously too lazy to climb out of the bucket themselves and too unambitious to prevent other crabs from climbing out of the bucket.

          • Puggg

            “East St. Louis is full of people too lazy to leave East St. Louis” — My father

            And as you know, my maternal grandmother lived there most of her life, but those were the days when it was heavily white and most of the whites were Eastern European ethnics (Ukranian, in the case of my DNA).

          • Believe it or not, for about a year a few years ago, ESL had a white police chief. The local news said that he was the only white on the force.

            You figure: What kind of person would want to be an ESL cop? Answer? A black who is looking to abuse his power and do business with the wrong crowd, which in ESL, is most of the town.

          • Jefferson

            Why don’t liberals complain that East St. Louis is way too Black, the same way they complain that Portland, Oregon for example is way too White.

            Why aren’t liberals calling for the Gentrification of East St. Louis ?

        • Luca

          Or the biggest turd in the toilet.

        • IBWHITE

          I was involved in law enforcement around the ESL area for several years and just recently retired. We once apprehended a Black male who had just stolen the ESL mayors automobile. Once in custody the man was found to have just a few dollars on him and tested positive only for alcohol. However, during a search of the vehicle a kilo of cocaine was found in the trunk of the car. The car thief swore up and down the coke wasn’t his – and I believed him. I was also told later on that he passed a polygraph. ESL is a stinking, festering $**thole where elected officials are no better than your common garden variety gang-banger.

          • I would have believed him, too. Ghetto blacks don’t steal cars to run dope, they’re basically undocumented public transportation. And ghetto blacks, the kind that steal cars, aren’t the big time dope runners anyway. Factoring that out, this means that almost 100% likely the dope was already in the car when he stole the car. Which means the Mayor of ESL was trafficking coke.

            Care to say or hint around which mayor? The one with the initials AP? Or maybe CO?

            ESL is another city that needs to cut out the redundancy and just build a prison-style fence around it.

          • IBWHITE

            The initials CO come to mind.

      • Jane Johnson

        Needed the $$$ for “dental ornaments”.

    • I believe they already are.

    • KingKenton

      Didn’t we just have an article on Amren that made this exact point? I believe the article was about the immigration reform / amnesty bill and the provisions in it which allow past criminal convictions to be ignored.

  • a multiracial individual

    He’s not as dumb as I thought.

  • Bobbala

    I bet he wants to scream that the emperor has no clothes, so bad. He just can’t .

    “… There is no argument in this piece about whether or not Mr. Richwine’s doctoral dissertation is right. They don’t even raise that question …”

  • Flaxen-headed Strumpet

    Now I get it. William Shockley was a purveyor of racist ideas unfit for polite society, ergo, so let’s invalidate the transistor and its microelectronic spawn thus disabling low cost, low hassle moneygrams to Mexico.

  • Whiffle

    Rush Limbaugh is controlled opposition. Give your side just enough to make them think there’s a bigger world out there, then go back to approved conservithink (TM).

    This guy knows there are lines not to cross. And he won’t cross them, because he would lose $$$. Plus, he has proven in the past that he doesn’t have the fortitude to go face to face with the dragons we are at war with.

    If you want pro-White radio with no nuttiness, try the Political Cesspool.

    • No; Rush is just wealthy and lazy and an ex-drug addict.

    • JohnEngelman

      When Rush Limbaugh was getting his start in Sacramento, California he said on the air, “I am one word from losing my job here.”

  • StillModerated

    Rush Limbaugh used to be a nothing out in Sacramento, but in Washington a gentleman named Peter Waldron ran a conservative talk show over the lunch hour from some 1000 watt toilet Christian radio station — WABS. Everybody on Capitol Hill tuned in. The show was a smash with no sponsors other than charity. A liberal called Ed McLaughlin tuned in and figured he could profit from this right-wing phenomenon, so he put Limbaugh on 52 stations in August 1988. The rest is history. The last I heard Waldron had knocked up an employee, and was running guns in deepest, darkest Africa.

  • Snowhitey

    I don’t care if they’re low IQ or high IQ, I don’t want any Hispanics, Asians, blacks or other! WHITES ONLY, PLEASE!

    The high IQ whites need to step up to the plate and take care of the low IQ whites. We need to educate them and support them and stop giving our money to other groups especially whites that don’t agree with this line of thinking because in my book those are the whites I don’t want in this country! The traitors, sellouts, and suicidal altruistic only to the outgroups whites!

    • Tucker

      What if most of these low IQ whites are obama voters?

      Personally, I have a zero tolerance for whites who are race traitors.

      • Michael Ryan

        what if they are or even low IQ blacks anyone we can get to oppose massive immigration forestalls whites being a minority voting block in America. if anyone can be convinced of the simple and true concept of supply and demand applying to wages they should be.

        • If blacks could be brought along to the immigration patriot cause, they would have been there a long time ago. Almost 100% of their votes goes to open borders politicians. To the extent that a few express frustration at immigration and job competition therein, I can’t take their rhetoric seriously, because their actions belie it.

          • They (blacks) don’t understand that pro-black plus pro-immigration representation does not in any case equal jobs for blacks.

    • A Reader

      I disagree with you.

      I hope that what you wanted to say was that high IQ should not be the only qualification for admission of immigrants into the U.S. Here are some others:

      – hereditary loyalty of the prospective immigrant to the U.S. and its people as they were before 1965 INA.

      – hereditary decency and work ethics

      – unconditional acceptance of our Constitution and the law

      – demonstrated willingness and ability to assimilate.

      The “whites only” restriction, although may look appealing to some, is not going to work well. In addition to keeping out many talented non-whites whose only dream is to become like whites, it would allow all the Russian socialists and revolutionaries (they are arguably white) into the U.S. And those of Russian ancestry, many of whom with IQ way above Mexican average, are inflicting the most serious damage to our country as we speak.

      • Ralph

        Whites only is the way for our survival and expansion. I don’t want non-Whites to assimilate–that means blend in with Whites genetically–this is genocide of our White genotype.

        The “Russians” you speak of in a negative way are actually Jewish. They are not White Russians.

  • Michael Ryan

    Hispanics don’t have lower IQs than native Americans they have the same IQ as native Americans just 15 points lower than European Americans.

  • Paleoconn

    Every time I read a story like this that depresses me to no end, I look to the Thomas Jefferson quote at the top of this site, and it gives me courage.

  • TheAntidote

    Limbaugh is an entertainer. Hannity is an entertainer. Savage is an entertainer. O’Reilly AKA “the leprechaun” is an entertainer. They all make their $ from show biz.

    What any one of them truly believes, and how each votes will remain unknown. Savage is probably ultra liberal; O’Reilly seems like a closet Democrat; Limbaugh is likely apolitical—but I don’t know.
    In any case they all support and broadcast day after day the fundamental doctrines of the establishment:
    Racial equality
    Race replacement

    The colour blind society
    Zionism-Israel first policy
    Perpetual Wars
    Nobody can step off the reservation either; look what happened to Bob Grant years ago. Remember Limbaugh’s Donovan MacNabb brush with death?