Republicans to Rescue Dems, Betray the Nation

Thomas Sowell, WND, February 3, 2014

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The latest bright idea among Republicans inside the Beltway is a new version of amnesty that is virtually certain to lose votes among the Republican base and is unlikely to gain many votes among the Hispanics the Republican leadership is courting.

One of the enduring political mysteries is how the Republicans can be so successful in winning governorships and control of state legislatures, while failing to make much headway in Washington. Maybe there are just too many clever GOP consultants inside the Beltway.

When it comes to national elections, just what principles do the Republicans stand for? It is hard to think of any, other than their hoping to win elections by converting themselves into Democrats lite. But voters who want what the Democrats offer can vote for the real thing, rather than Johnny-come-lately imitations.

Listening to discussions of immigration laws and proposals to reform them is like listening to something out of “Alice in Wonderland.”

Immigration laws are the only laws that are discussed in terms of how to help people who break them. One of the big problems that those who are pushing “comprehensive immigration reform” want solved is how to help people who came here illegally and are now “living in the shadows” as a result.

What about embezzlers or burglars who are “living in the shadows” in fear that someone will discover their crimes? Why not “reform” the laws against embezzlement or burglary, so that such people can also come out of the shadows?

Almost everyone seems to think that we need to solve the problem of the children of illegal immigrants, because these children are here “through no fault of their own.” Do people who say that have any idea how many millions of children are living in dire poverty in India, Africa or other places “through no fault of their own,” and would be better off living in the United States?

Do all children have some inherent right to live in America if they have done nothing wrong? If not, then why should the children of illegal immigrants have such a right?

More fundamentally, why do the American people not have a right to the protection that immigration laws provide people in other countries around the world–including Mexico, where illegal immigrants from other countries get no such special treatment as Mexico and its American supporters are demanding for illegal immigrants in the United States?

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The new Republican proposal is to have some border-control criteria whose fulfillment will automatically serve as a “trigger” to let the legalizing of illegal immigrants proceed. But why set up some automatic triggering device to signal that the borders are secure, when the Obama administration is virtually guaranteed to game the system, so that amnesty can proceed?

What in the world is wrong with Congress taking up border security first, as a separate issue, and later taking responsibility in a congressional vote on whether the border has become secure? Congress at least should come out of the shadows.

The Republican plan for granting legalization up front, while withholding citizenship, is too clever by half. It is like saying that you can slide halfway down a slippery slope.

Republicans may yet rescue the Democrats, while demoralizing their own supporters and utterly failing the country.

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  • The Republicans are caving? I’m shocked! /sarc

  • Speaking of, Phyllis Schlafly’s immigration report that Ann Coulter referenced last week has been released:

    www dot eagleforum dot org/immigration.html

    I figured that I’d have a problem with it, and when I actually read it, I was right. Just not the one I thought I’d have.

    The fundamental assumption in the minds of those who wrote it, (and since Phyllis Schlafly is almost 90, though a really cogent and on-the-ball 90, she probably had a lot of help in writing this), is that the most important things in human civilization are conservative American hobby horse issues. Now, in terms of the political battle conditions on the ground, that’s a feature, not a bug, because it’s written with the assumption that elected Republicans and grass roots conservatives will read it, and the purpose of the document in light of that is begging both groups not to let RINO mendacity and Roverrated/Zuckerbutt deceitful media buys targeted at them fool them into signing on to their own suicide.

    However, that’s not my chief concern. I’m concerned with it for the negative effects it will have on white people, especially non-rich white people. I would have liked to have seen Phyllis Schlafly write something more like Jared Taylor would write. But we know that will never happen. To me, worrying about which ideologies are helped or harmed by mass non-white uncontrolled immigration is as silly as worrying about which vegetables will be consumed more or less as a result of it. Don’t forget, even among white people, ideologies have come and gone, and will always come and go. But race is forever; if we lose the white race, we lose everything and forever.

    However, the hard cold current political reality is that amnesty and open borders, which is bad for white people qua white people, is only going to get stopped here in the mid-2010s time frame if lamer cons and hobby horse cons don’t buckle. Sure, the liberal analogue to Phyllis Schlafly could write a very similar report that amnesty and open borders hurts leftist hobby horse issues, except such a report will fall on blind eyes and deaf ears, because the sine qua non of the political left today is being against and hating white people, aka sniffing the KKKrazy Glue. The hobby horse left is fully on board with wiping out the borders, because they presume that the new Democrat voters will help them in their quest to implement their hobby horse leftist issues. And temporarily, they would be right. Just not in the long run.

    Two slight knit picks I have with the the report from a factual basis:

    While it dubiously claims that (white) legal European immigrants are just as liberal as non-white legal immigrants, that’s like worrying about causing a flood on the floor of the desert with an eye dropper full of water dripping out one drop at a time. There are hardly any legal white European immigrants anyway.

    About Asians — It may not be that changing kinds of Asian immigration has changed their voting habits from Republican in the 1980s to Democrat today. Asian-Americans, especially East Asian-Americans, almost always take their political and voting cues from people that surround them. What this means is that they don’t actually move the political needle, they just watch which way that other forces are moving it and then eke it along in that same direction a little bit. If Asians voted Republican in the ’80s, it means that they were surrounded by Republicans, and if they vote Democrat today, it means that they’re now surrounded by Democrats. Other factors caused the political constitution of the people that surround Asians to change, but Asians did not cause those things.

    That said, I think the reason that so many of today’s Asians are on the left side of the hobby horse conservative issues, according to polls, is because they’re surrounded by people who have those opinions, not because they have those opinions themselves.

    • Puggg

      Like I said to you on your own blog earlier today about this very thing:

      If flooding the country with non-whites didn’t hurt “conservative hobby horse issues,” as you call them, does this mean that flooding the country with non-whites would be okay, or there would be no problem with it?

      It would still be bad.

      It’s just that “hobby horse conservatives” would be of no help in trying to stop it.

    • AutomaticSlim

      “That said, I think the reason that so many of today’s Asians are on the
      left side of the hobby horse conservative issues, according to polls, is
      because they’re surrounded by people who have those opinions, not
      because they have those opinions themselves.”

      Also, many of their kids go to VERY liberal colleges, like Columbia & NYU here in NY, Berkley, Stanford, UCLA, Ivy League schools…

      Most colleges are liberal, but the “top tier” schools take it to another level.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    They are such morons. If they rallied and stood their ground on this…
    They MIGHT get enough White vote to WIN IN 16 and NEVER have to kiss a parasitic brown butt ever again!
    I hated the Republicans before my racial epiphany. I hate them even more now…

    • So CAL Snowman

      Democrats have the decency to stab you in the heart while looking you in the eye, Republicans stab you in the back. Either way you bleed to death.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    As a tool for exposing GOP leadership (at least their staffers) to their own folly, this Thomas Sowell column may have a potential akin to that of Pat Buchanan’s “Immigration: How the GOP Lost Middle America” of a few days ago.

    My concise, ellipsis-adjusted in-a-nutshell Buchanan quote:

    “At the Cold War’s end . . . The Fortune 500 wanted to close factories in the USA and ship production abroad—where . . . wages were a fraction of what they were here in America . . . While manufacturing sought to move production abroad, hotels, motels, bars, restaurants, farms and construction companies . . . also wanted to replace their expensive American workers. Thanks to the Republican Party, Corporate America got it all.”

    Sowell’s column has like potential.

    • Manaphy

      Sowell’s views are no different than any other like-minded conservative columnist. The reason he gets an unproportional amount of attention, though, is because he is black. If a white person wrote this article, then not as many nominal conservatives would promote it. Pat Buchanan has better things to say. Kurt Shlichter has better things to say. David Limbaugh has better things to say. I can name many more. Kind of reminds me of a Joke:
      Q: What do you call a black guy at a Republican conference?
      A: The keynote speaker!

      • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

        “If a white person wrote this article, then not as many nominal conservatives would promote it.”
        ===
        If a white person in the MSM wrote this column he’d be out of job.

      • Daniel Schmuhl

        Some of his books are decent, but he’s a partisan hack and cultural Marxist when it comes to racial differences. Race realists should note that he wrote a decent book criticizing affirmative action though.

        • silviosilver

          I think his books are really rather good. His “Vision of the Anointed” helped me make sense of the way leftist liberals saw the world when I first began trying to figure out why so many of them seemed so insane. I had no idea he was black at the time and my opinion of the book didn’t change any when I learned he was. Since then I’ve found out there is a whole lot more to the story than Sowell lets on, but in this he’s no different to any other mainstream writer.

          Yes, he falls far short of the mark when it comes to race (and for fairly obvious reasons), but if you absolutely had to have a mass multiracial society it would be better for it to be run by people influenced by Thomas Sowell than by people influenced by, say, Cornel West. Of course, the central theme uniting readers of this site is that whatever supposed benefits there might to be mass multiracialism they do not even begin to compensate for the terrible costs exacted and therefore mass multiracialism should be dismantled to the fullest extent possible. A Thomas Sowell cannot really be of much use here, but he could perhaps be prevailed upon to take a stand against the anti-white cultural climate which, you figure, would be a necessary step in any serious white racial reaction.

        • NoMosqueHere

          Thomas Sowell is in his 80s. His voice will be missed when he sheds his mortal coil, but he has had zero impact on his people. Blacks see him as a traitor.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        Exactly. Thomas Sowell is to economics what Neil deGrasse Tyson is to astrophysics. It’s about skin color privilege when it comes to blacks in high places.

      • saxonsun

        What do you call a black physicist millionaire…a ni**er.

  • dd121

    Republicans: Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  • MekongDelta69

    Q. How many major political parties are there in America?

    A.

    • Katherine McChesney

      One. The Democrats and their affiliate, the GOP.

    • Erasmus

      Now that the GOP is officially the democrat-lite party, the rules of the game haven’t simply changed, it’s now an entirely new game and smart people who once supported the GOP are rethinking their strategies.

      If both parties are not going to sell us out, the time to play with our cards to our chests and cynically is here. It’s now time for us to begin asking our “leaders” not simply that they govern according the law and principles but “What’s in it for me?”

      And when “What’s in it for me?” becomes the guiding principle of all America’s citizens, why ever would the GOP’s erstwhile supporters continue to play in the pee-wee league with the GOP when they can play in the big league with the democrats?

      (I wish Boehner, Cantor, Graham, McCain and Ryan would do the country a favor and all commit seppuku.)

    • Alexandra1973

      Would a duopoly count as one?

  • D.B. Cooper

    Get this thing out of office, NOW!

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Line up some martinis that eventually lead him to a pack of feral Bantus engaged in a knockout game.

      • Lewis33

        You mean his son-in-law?

        • bilderbuster

          That’s the happy “Father of the Bride” right there.

  • jackryanvb

    I always liked Dr. Thomas Sowell.

    He won’t save us any more than some nice, decent Black Christian man in formerly Rhodeisia.

    But, it’s just right to honor good, solid, decent Black people.

    God bless them.

    God help us.

    • Puggg

      I can overlook the real dark tan at least for a moment if he’s saying right things about immigration.

    • Nathanwartooth

      Blacks should be the ones most against immigration. It will hurt their employment opportunities, strangle their handouts, reduce their political power, reduce their victim status and not to mention that the mestizos hate their guts.

  • antiquesunlight

    I love Thomas Sowell.

  • Spartacus

    A gr0id writes something that makes sense, and all of you start fainting of excitement…

    • Alfred the Great

      He’s an exception to the rule. But if we were able to send them all somewhere else, he’d have to go too.

    • So CAL Snowman

      A black man who is married to a White woman. . .

    • antiquesunlight

      I don’t have a problem with black people because they’re black, I have a problem with black people because they act like idiots. Sowell makes a lot of sense, so I like him. It’s that simple.

  • John Frum

    They’ll give these people amnesty somehow.But see what happens if you don’t pay the ticket for your broken taillight.There are 3 or 4 systems of justice in this country now.

  • Alfred the Great

    In a word, the answer to Mr. Sowell’s question is globalism. And the republicans are just as much to blame as the democrats.

    • Romulus

      With apologies to the rest of the commentators on this thread, yours is exactly correct.
      In order for both growth economics (repub model) and wealth redistribution for the lower tiers ( leftist commie socialist model), capitalizing on GLOBAL markets and trade is what the right believes will deliver stability to the nation.
      YOU CAN NOT SOCIALIZE ( share/redistribute) , WHAT YOU CAN’T CAPITALIZE ON!
      With the arrival of the the tumultuous 60’s, the 65 immigration act, 54 million babies in the trash,feminization, filth(lust/porn) and homosexuality there isn’t enough labor in this service economy to both grow (jobs) and pay for the 65-70 million baby boomer generations retirement entitlements.
      The commie/socialists will redistribute wealth to all corners of America to prop up the gigantic industrial complex while the repubs will try more global capitalism.
      At the end of the day America is STILL 17 TRILLION IN DEBT AND RISING.

      Finally, whites are caught in the crosshairs paying for all of it!

  • JohnEngelman

    When it comes to national elections, just what principles do the Republicans stand for?

    – Thomas Sowell, WND, February 3, 2014

    Advance the economic interests of the richest ten percent of the country.

    • WR_the_realist

      Yup, even if it means handing the electorate to the Democrats, Republicans do what their owners want them to do.

  • bigone4u

    Deportation. Operation Wetback. No compromise. You Repugnacants can be inspired by Ike. He shipped em back. So should you.

  • WR_the_realist

    Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams make more sense than 99% of the white politicians.

    When it comes to national elections, just what principles do the
    Republicans stand for? It is hard to think of any, other than their
    hoping to win elections by converting themselves into Democrats lite.
    But voters who want what the Democrats offer can vote for the real
    thing, rather than Johnny-come-lately imitations.

    My feelings exactly. As I said in another post, why vote for Republicans when you can vote for the real thing, Democrats?

  • Bossman

    Dr. Sowell has asked the question: what do Republicans stand for? The answer to that question is easy: Nothing. They just oppose all and every legislation that the other side proposes without offering any sensible alternative.

    • WR_the_realist

      I wish they’d do that. Then we’d have no new laws. Considering how awful nearly every recent law has been, that would be an improvement.

      But, no, no, Republicans believe they must do something. So they eventually capitulate to the Democrats and give them what they want.

  • John K

    They’ve been betraying us openly since Bush 41.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    “Almost everyone seems to think that we need to solve the problem of the
    children of illegal immigrants, because these children are here “through
    no fault of their own.” Do people who say that have any idea how many
    millions of children are living in dire poverty in India, Africa or
    other places “through no fault of their own,” and would be better off
    living in the United States?” [QUOTE]

    Oh no! Don’t give these bleeding heart liberals any ideas!

    • Erasmus

      Does anyone who speaks about compassion for the children of illegals stop and consider that their misguided altruism ensures that their descendants will grow up in a 3rd world country?

  • Luca

    Democrats want to kill us off immediately while Republicans advocate death by 1000 cuts. Either way we’re dying.

    • Erasmus

      …Republicans advocate death by 1000 cuts.

      Maybe that’s what Poppy Bush meant when he burbled about “a kinder, gentler America.”

  • Erasmus

    It’s not for nothing we conservatives call the GOP the stupid party.

    • bilderbuster

      Stupid implies that they do these things by accident because they don’t know any better & that isn’t the case as they are fully aware of what they are doing & the consequences.

  • negrolocaust

    another Texas attack: A video of a black mob assaulting two white guys
    in Austin. The video opens with a group of 10 black confronting three
    white people. on live leak

    As the confrontation escalates, a black person calls for help, and
    the assault begins. It ends two minutes later with one of the white
    people on the ground, surrounded by black people kicking and punching
    him in the face with the encouragement of other black people whooping
    and hollering off camera.

    • negrolocaust

      full vid on white girl bleed a lot d ot c om

  • Anna Tree

    To give amnesty to anchor children is like to let the children of a thief keep the stolen goods.

  • AutomaticSlim

    Yes, that should be said.
    The only mainstream columnist to go anywhere near that is Pat Buchanan.

  • Because she’s not a racialist.

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    Thomas Sowell seems to be lost to why they are doing this.

    Pay no attention to the dorky dweeby uber-weasel tech geek multi-billionaire behind the curtain.

  • One of the enduring political mysteries is how the Republicans can be so successful in winning governorships and control of state legislatures, while failing to make much headway in Washington.

    Not much of an enduring mystery to me.

    Two reasons:

    1. The more the media pay attention to a given political race, the less likely the Republican is to win it. They glom onto the Presidential race and Senate races, but don’t pay as much attention to Gubernatorial races, and almost none at all to state legislature races.

    2. Particularly relevant to the immigration issue, the EL CHEAPO labor lobby pours lots of money into Presidential races and Senate races, because they’re expensive, they need a lot of money, and the EL CHEAPO labor lobby has a lot of money to spend, and by buying the President and enough Senators, they can ensure that immigration enforcement and patriotic immigration reform doesn’t happen. Thanks to the wonderful Supreme Court and a lot of other factors, what state governments do in terms of patriotic immigration reform and immigration enforcement doesn’t matter, so the EL CHEAPO labor lobby doesn’t feel the need to buy Governors and state legislators. Because they know the Feds which they bought and paid for will be there to nullify.