Posted on May 27, 2022

Democrats Are Massive Hypocrites on So-Called ‘Great Replacement Theory’

Pedro Gonzalez, Newsweek, May 23, 2022

The mass shooting on May 14 in Buffalo, New York, was an atrocity. {snip}

The suspect left behind a 180-page document outlining a schizophrenic worldview. {snip} More importantly, it also described the so-called “great replacement,” the idea that, as conservative commentator Michael Knowles put it, “Democrats are using immigration policy to change the demographics of the United States in a way that would seem to help them politically.”

Biden and company latched onto that part of the murderer’s incoherent screed to pin the shooting on their political opponents, from Fox News to the GOP. {snip}

But there’s a small problem: Democrats and progressive activists, based on their own rhetoric over the years, subscribe to “replacement theory” more than anyone else. As vice president, Biden himself said that a “constant” and “unrelenting” stream of immigration would reduce Americans of “white European stock” to an “absolute minority,” and that this was “a source of our strength.”


{snip} This is not a conspiracy theory; it “happens to be the same demographic argument Ruy Teixiera made in The Emerging Democratic Majority,” as conservative commentator Ben Shapiro noted.


Teixeira published The Emerging Democratic Majority in 2004. That book argued, in his words, that Democrats should exploit “economic and demographic changes, including the growth of minority communities and cultural shifts among college graduates.” And simply put, the “growth” of those communities has been due to policies that have facilitated mass migration. {snip}

In 2013, Politico concluded that amnesty for millions of illegal aliens “would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and cripple Republican prospects in many states they now win easily.” The following year, James G. Gimpel, a professor of government at the University of Maryland, College Park, published a study that found the “flow of legal immigrants into the country—29.5 million from 1980 to 2012—has remade and continues to remake the nation’s electorate in favor of the Democratic Party.”

comprehensive report by the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution and the Center for American Progress came to a similar conclusion in 2016: In the long run, demography favors the Democrats. And in 2018, CNN host Michael Smerconish discussed with demographer Rogelio Saenz, over a chyron that read, “THE VANISHING WHITE AMERICAN,” that demographic trends connected to immigration spell doom for the GOP.


Looking back on Trump’s election, New York Times opinion columnist Charles Blow reduced Trump’s victory to “white extinction anxiety.” He cheered that the 2020 Census showed “the browning of America, the shrinking of the white population and the explosion of the nonwhite.” Jennifer Rubin, an opinion columnist for The Washington Post, echoed Blow, tweeting that the census results heralded “a more diverse, more inclusive society. She added: “[T]his is fabulous news. [N]ow we need to prevent minority White rule.” {snip}