Lion of the Blogosphere

Republican suicide in Politico

In an article by Emily Schultheis at Politco:

The immigration proposal pending in Congress would transform the nation’s political landscape for a generation or more — pumping as many as 11 million new Hispanic voters into the electorate a decade from now in ways that, if current trends hold, would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and cripple Republican prospects in many states they now win easily.

Funny how Republican leaders, themselves, are too stupid go get that.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

Posted in Immigration, Politics

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  1. I don’t know if you call it suicide, but it’s kind of a slow poison. Eleven million new hispanic voters are not 11 million people who will all vote. Some fraction will vote Republican, and only a certain fraction of the remaining will actually go and vote on election day. I believe someone has already done this calculation. Admittedly, the numbers are certainly not helpful.

    What I am amazed by is the stupidity of Republicans and their advisers. I mean are there no modern-day Lee Atwater types? They seem to have taken the Democrat’s strategies and appended no abortion and hate gays or something. Democrats’ perceived stregth is their weakness. For example, the interests of transgendered and feminists can be in conflict. The interest of male gay parents who want children and feminists/women are in conflict. The interests of blacks and new immigrants are in conflict. Why aren’t these being exploited? Attack them for being hypocrites because their children most certainly do not go to a “diverse” school with >60% minority. There is an endless amount of material to be mined.

    ASF

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

    • I have never understood the lameness of the Republicans on Education. Public school education has been 100% in the hands of the Left for 50 years now, and it’s been a complete disaster. Yet the right seems to get very little out of the issue.

      steve@steve.com

      April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

      • It hasn’t been a complete disaster at all. Public school education may be bad for certain minorities and people who live in poor neighborhoods,but for the rest of us it’s fine. My public high school in New Hampshire was pretty good – dollar for dollar better value than most private schools, and also less liberal politically. I’ve also noticed that most parents you talk to will complain about American schools in general, but of course the school they send their kids to is almost always “excellent, an exception”. Whether it’s true or not doesn’t matter, if the parents believe their kids’ school is fine it’s hard to make political capital out of that issue.

        Peter the Shark

        April 25, 2013 at EDT am

  2. The Republican party isn’t called “The Stupid Party” for nothing.

    We might as well get used to living in a steadily declining, one-party crony capitalist banana republic from here on out.

    Edward Gibbon

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

  3. Once brown people become “successful,” they will start to vote Republican. Right.

    FWG

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are pretty successful, and they vote Democratic.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

      • I know, I was being sarcastic. But even at upper-middle class successful, I don’t see them voting for the GOP in droves.

        FWG

        April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

      • That’s the game, or didn’t you know that?

        The minority poor and the elite vote the same way, both effectively pursuing elimination of the intelligent (ie: non-affirmative action) middle class that serves as the competition for the upper classes. The intelligent middle class has the ability to move to the upper class over a couple of generations and with some hard work and strategy. Therefore, a strong middle class threatens the upper classes both economically and politically (if the upper class evolves to have politically divergent goals than do they – which is almost always the case today).

        Of course, the poor don’t really know the consequences of their politics beyond shallow talking points and propaganda. They believe they are acting in their self interest, which they are economically in the short term, but not socially nor economically in the long term. The social sphere is the heart, mind and soul of all politics. Everything politically significant occurs in the social sphere. Economy is just a distraction from that, although it can be manipulated to influence the social politics of groups. Politics are deep water and I rarely read or speak to anyone who truly gets it. Of course, some do, and when they grasp it they switch to the right immediately unless they have a personal interest in undermining the political solidarity and strength of the majority for personal or group gain.

        The upper and lower class convergence of political interest, as manifested through the ‘Democratic’ (Communist) party, assures an ever widening chasm of intelligence and capital between those at the socioeconomic top and everyone else, effectively making it near impossible for those at the bottom (or non-existent middle) to ever encroach on the profits of those at the top. The democratic party works toward a slave state wherein those at the bottom are as different from those at the top as animals are different from humans.

        The Republican Party is the party of the middle class as well as America itself, from the perspective of political philosophy, because the USA was founded as a Republic. Our constitution is what defines our Republic as such, and is what differentiates us from a non-constitutional democracy. Our country was founded as a Republic for the very specific reason of protecting us from democracy and democrats. In a non-constitutional liberal democracy, or in a Republic wherein the law enforces double standards of individual and group political freedom, greater and greater splits in the country are absolutely inevitable due to its individualizing effect on groups and therefore its fractionating effect on greater society. This is accomplished socially, driven by both enforced politics and economy. Society becomes continuously split into finer political pieces until no lower or middle class group has any significant political power. When this occurs and political and, therefore, economic helplessness becomes ingrained into the psyche of the masses, they clamor for Communism. Communism is the end result of non-constitutional democracy and, therefore, a non-Republic democracy should always be viewed as communist in nature – especially when it is accompanied by liberal immigration policies that constantly pull new political interests into the country.

        For every person who speaks of the constitution as a “living document” or against the constitution in general, it is necessary to view them as a communist because communism is where a significant change in or elimination of the constitution would take us. The country was created as a Republic to protect us from non-constitutional democracy and Democrats who, by definition of their monicker, are both anti-constitution and pro-communist whether the low-information voters realize this or not.

        The Democratic party is the party of the lower class because they aren’t smart enough to figure out the liberal game that keeps them from evolving the socially conservative traits that would make them successful both economically and politically over a few generations. Social liberalism keeps them on the plantation. Humans are no different than animals when it comes to natural selection. Stress and pressure for economic success and effective group cooperation (which should be unheeded by the government, and media, if not outright fostered) needs to be ensured so that the smart, cooperative and tough evolve. Liberal principles ensure the reproduction and survival of the dumb and constitutionally weak, en masse. Dumb people without the mental, moral, or group traits and instincts to survive on their own make the best lower class. The Democratic party has its deepest roots in the slavery of the south, and those roots remain thick, deep, and strong today.

        Tom

        April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • I would prefer not to call a government “communist” for no other reason than it’s not republican (republican in the sense meant by the Constitution). But otherwise, great comment.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • “Therefore, a strong middle class threatens the upper classes both economically and politically (if the upper class evolves to have politically divergent goals than do they – which is almost always the case today)”.

        Yes, that’s why elite SWPLs don’t want Asians in their group. They vehemently disdain proles and middle class Whites, and keep them at bay by using non-Asian minorities as a buffer zone, in the name of diversity to divide and conquer the masses.

        Just Speculating

        April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Blacks vote 95% Democrat. Do you see rich blacks voting for Republicans or do they stay home with the Democrats. In California the rich Hispanics are all Democrats. In Texas, the Hispanics are Democrats even though the Republicans dominant the state.

      Does anyone believe that a demographic group where more than 50% of children are born to single mothers and less than 60% finish high school will ever vote for the more conservative party?

      jason dunavant

      April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

  4. And if the bill passes, the Ds have the next 10 years to pander to them with demands for faster citizenship, lower fees, reduced enforcement and more Obamacare benefits (all egged on by MSM sob stories), while the RINOs awkwardly squirm, give furtive glances to their prize, and wonder how they got LJBF’d yet again.

    Fiddlesticks

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

  5. The electoral system is set up so that 50% + 1 = control.

    Given that politicians want not only power but to get things done, the political systems will always gravitate to 49% vs 45%, with the remainder being low information voters. Since the American system is set up this way, the Republican Party will remain relevant, a threat to win elections, & will continue to win elections.

    The Republican Party will remain relevant because the democrat party will jettison democrats in order to get more things done (who? Blue collar union members or environmentalists is my guess but it could be anybody).

    11 million new Hispanic (Mexican) voters really means that Puritan work ethic conservatism is dead. The new Rep party will not be conservative in any sense that we recognize. It may be conservative in the communal/compassionate social justice sense. Both parties will be Latin Americanized.

    There are a lot of Republicans who like this and will be happy to go along with the attempt to elect a new people/party. There are a lot of Republicans in power who are embarrassed by their own voters & who are connected enough to remain part of the Cathedral.

    Rotten

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Yes, there will still be a party with the label “Republican” that will win elections but it won’t resemble today’s Republican party any more than the Republican party of today resembles the Republican party of Coolidge, Eisenhower or even Reagan. I understand why the Republican leadership is doing it, though. The big business wing of the Republican party that they represent sees this as a way to get cheap docile labor while the costs of the immigrants are borne by the community as a whole. It’s merely a variation of “privatize the profits and socialize the costs”. Of course, in the long run, it will be a disaster but then how many people think in the long run?

      Mark

      April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

    • I love how people keep repeating this idea while the Democrats have dominated Mass, Maryland, Illinois, and now California. Unless you can explain who in California is going to walk away from the Democratic Party, your (and others) theory does not hold.

      The idea that people swing between two parties only works for white voters. AS more voters are non-white there will easily be a situation where more than 50% of the voters are automatic Democratic Party voters.

      jason dunavant

      April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

    • But Republicans continue to exist nonetheless and have won elections like NYC mayor, Mass Gov, Cal Gov., etc.

      Here is a hypothetical: Amnesty happens and 11 million illegals start voting Democrat because Dem politicians promise free welfare. they bring their families and start having kids and suddenly the Democrats have 20 million new voters.

      At this point the Democrats no longer NEED the support of traditional allies like ACLU civil libertarians (poor Alan Dershowitz has to go on newsmax these days because the MSM networks wouldn’t talk to him anymore). These civil libertarians were the backbone of the party in the 1980s and were prominent as recently as Dick Cheney. And what of industrial unionized labor? As taxpayers and cartelizers of labor their interests do not coincide with the needs of the more important more numerous new voters. And what of Environmentalists? This group punches way above its weight class in politics, appealing only to rich SWPLs who aren’t going anywhere if they want to keep power. What if the govt wants oil revenue from ANWR to pay for its new greater welfare state? There is a reason that communist/Marxist governments have terrible environmental records.

      So as the Democrats grow more powerful, somebody currently in the Democrat coalition will be told to deal, which will put national votes into competition. But the Republican Party will have to change, and like Bloomberg it only be anything today’s Republicans will recognize as one of their own.

      Rotten

      April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • As whites become a minority, I see them as voting as a solid voting bloc. The racial animosity of minorities toward whites has been subdued while they were in the minority but will become more obvious when they become the majority and it will drive whites out of a minority controlled Democrat party. This will include the SWPL types and the white environmentalists but especially the middle class single white females. They vote heavily Democrat now but when the affirmative action government jobs and the welfare all start to be directed on the basis of race instead of sex then you’ll see a change in their voting habits.

        Mark

        April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • rotten wrote:
        “The Republican Party will remain relevant because the democrat party will jettison democrats in order to get more things done (who? Blue collar union members or environmentalists is my guess but it could be anybody)…So as the Democrats grow more powerful, somebody currently in the Democrat coalition will be told to deal, which will put national votes into competition.”

        Black people. More immigrants means more unemployed black people (mostly men), which leads to blacks staying prole, which leads to crime, which leads to collapsing communities. And the DNC supports more immigration. Environmentalists have already been forced to stop talking about population growth. Asians are the biggest victims of affirmative action wrt education.

        aki (@DSGNTD_PLYR)

        April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • Related, Coulter kicked Grover Norquist’s ass on immigration. Norquist, btw, Breitbart.com is collaborating with the idiot Libertarian Koch brothers to pass amnesty, because, naturally, low-IQ non-white immigrants will surely become Ayn Rand reading libertarian nerds:

        http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/13/coulter-norquist-spar-over-immigration-reform/

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

      • Libertarian policies will only survive in the presence of pro-white demographic policies because only white people are both orderly and individualistic enough to support libertarian policies.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 26, 2013 at EDT pm

  6. I am totally flabbergasted at the Republican support for amnesty. If they thought it was good public policy regardless of the political consequences that would be one thing, but they never seem to support it in terms of public policy, they cite politics. From the article, Steven Schmidt, former McCain adviser and MSNBC analyst, If Republicans do nothing to repair their relationships with current and future Latino voters, “we certainly won’t be a national political party anymore,”

    Of course Steve Schmidt has been trying to sabotage the Republican Party since he ran McCain’s campaign.

    But the Republican Party won’t be a national party any more if amnesty is passed, as is likely. And it’s terrible public policy. We tried in an 1986, and it was a failure in every way. Even if it’s not Republican suicide in the short run, it will be in the long run.

    Mike

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

  7. Opposing amnesty is “racist.” Supporting amnesty is suicidal.
    In our society, being suicidal is much more acceptable than being racist.

    Blog Raju

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

    • This ^^ is a hard hitting simple truth.

      Tom

      April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

  8. quote:
    Once brown people become “successful,” they will start to vote Republican.

    and when is that going to happen?

    Ode

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

  9. So what exactly should the Republican position be?

    Claim the status quo is just fine and we don’t need any change?

    A self deportation solution of some kind?

    It would be straight forward to expand e-verify to all employers over the next 5 years or so, making it almost impossible for illegals, even with forged green cards, to work in the USA. It would cost a lot of money to expand the system and clean up the data bases so the error rate was near zero, but it would be doable.

    Everybody in Congress knows this is the only other way to address the problem of the large number of illegal immigrants. Business doesn’t want this for many reasons. They don’t like the paper work. They like the cheap wages they can pay illegals. Libertarians and people concerned about government data bases worry about how e-verify could be misused.

    Instead of implementing mandatory e-verify, Congress throws money at boarder fences, drones and more boarder patrol officers. By most estimates almost half the illegals in the country entered the USA legally and just overstayed their visas. Building a replica of the Berlin wall a long the whole Mexican boarder will do nothing to stop people overstaying their visas.

    Today much of the agriculture, construction, meat packing, food service industries in the USA are heavily dependent on illegal workers. In my view that is a intolerable situation. We need to either legalize these workers or implement mandatory e-verify.

    mikeca

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Implement e-verify.

      Stronger sanctions on businesses that hire illegals.

      Boost the minimum wage (Ron Unz sneaky idea)

      Kiwiguy

      April 24, 2013 at EDT am

      • kiwiguy’s right, it’s cheaper to do enforcement that doesn’t involve building a border. so go after employers, donk off welfare access for non-citizens, and cut down on legal immigration (see boston bombers and their asylum fraud); maybe 1 visa for every 2 people deported until unemployment’s below 6%.

        aki (@DSGNTD_PLYR)

        April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

    • The Republican position should be to not change their principles nor party no matter how much change is required to retain power or influence.

      Even if the country turns into a full-blown liberal fiasco for 3 more generations, which it is admittedly in some stage of, liberal power will will work to unify and temper republicans into a group that will wield more power and influence than their size would suggest. Some liberals will eventually see the folly of liberal society, as it cannot be hidden, and will then only notice the Republicans by their contrast. The more Republicans moderate their positions, the more we resemble the things that we do not want and the less likely it is that we shall ever recover any power in the future. Why should a discontented liberal become a Republican when Republicans don’t embrace the values that would be obviously needed for change? Further Republican moderation will put a band-aid on the problem but destroy the party in the long run. The only way that Republicans will survive is by reflecting the values of their constituents and maintaining what we will need to correct liberal malfeasance when society snaps back after the commie revolution proves to be a bust.

      Tom

      April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

  10. They’re not too stupid to understand. Politics is like the marketplace. If businesses won’t do what they need to sell their goods and services they’ll lose market share to those who will. Similarly, If politicians don’t do what they need to get reelected then they won’t be. Just like business is a delicate balance of financial reality vs customer demand so, too, is politics. Politicians need the votes but they also need the big donations to fund their campaigns. And the big money wants amnesty. An amnesty will push the electorate to the left on everything from entitlements to social issues while wrecking the economy, blowing up the national debt and driving down wages. But establishment politicians don’t care. They’ll just move to the left, too. The winners will be big business and illegals. The losers will be Americans workers and American taxpayers.

    destructure

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

  11. I’m shocked the Lion doesn’t have faith in the immigration system and law enforcement to weed out “undesirables” from the illegal immigrant population. Wonder what could have shaken his confidence in, bwhahaha!

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

  12. 11 million new Hispanic (Mexican) voters really means that Puritan work ethic conservatism is dead. —————— Well said. We’ve let down our forefathers and thrown away all they built. We should be ashamed.

    curle

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

  13. Tamerlan may have murdered two of his friends. Fortunately, our ever watchful FBI never used the murder to deport Tamerlan. These government agencies who let the homicidal Tamerlan roam free to destroy Boston at will, will also be the same ones to “screen” the 11 million illegal immigrants plus the millions of third world heart surgeons and engineers the Senate bill will allow in.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 23, 2013 at EDT pm

  14. I’m a fan of immigration reform. The faster living standards can race to the bottom the faster white people will decide it’s okay to protect their interests and the faster the republican mainstream will grow the hell up and realize that big business worship and the Walmartization of America aren’t the way forward.

    By the way, environmentalists will be the next group kicked out of the rainbow coalition.

    cannibal

    April 24, 2013 at EDT am

  15. The Republican Party is dying off anyway – the Republicans skew much older than Democrats. Since their voting pool is shrinking, the Republicans are trying to replace them with new ones. Remember – political parties, like any organization, don’t really care about ideology, they care about perpetuating their own existence. 150 years ago Republicans were more liberal than Democrats, times change. I assume Republican strategists believe that at some point tensions between Hispanics and Blacks will grow strong enough that Republicans can become the voice of the Hispanics since the Democrats will always be the Black party.

    Peter the Shark

    April 24, 2013 at EDT am

    • Either the republican party will become more libertarian or the Libertarian party will start to gain momentum in this decade.

      Bobo

      April 24, 2013 at EDT am

      • Unlikely as the Libertarians support full on amnesty. Bringing in millions of statist-minded voters will make sure the Libertarians become even more insignificant than they already are.

        Mike

        April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • The libertarians? Have you actually been paying attention? These are the kind of sites that attract libertarians and the economic shift leftward has been extremely noticeable on them.

        cannibal

        April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • Like Mike said, Libertarianism has no long term future. However I agree with you that its time is coming. I see it peaking around 2018 or 2020. Libertarians might even win the presidency in the candidacy of Rand Paul. However after 2020 libertarianism will decline and then die.

        T

        April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

      • The Republican Party has become steadily more libertarian for the past 30 years, and gotten steadily weaker. It is already impossible for paleocons to have a voice, and your average social conservative is pandered to, but ignored. I don’t see the GOP elite putting up much of a real fight on any social issue the base cares about – gay marriage, abortion, women in the military, immigration, etc. – you can pretty much count on the GOP to make noise and then roll over. The only issues, other than expanding our national security state, that the GOP actually fights for these days are libertarian – defending the 2nd amendment, lower taxes, and free trade. That’s pretty much the GOP program. And it hasn’t won them votes.

        Peter the Shark

        April 25, 2013 at EDT am

    • In 100 to 200 years, blacks and Hispanics will not be races that can be differentiated to any great extent in the USA – especially in terms of ethnicity. The Blacks are going to blend into the Hispanic masses ethnically and politically. Sure, there will be some random different skin tones, but not enough to form strong differentiated ethnic enclaves. Think Brazil.

      Tom

      April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

  16. Unchecked immigration will also lead to large swaths of crummy hoods and tiny pockets of expensive nabes like in Los Angeles. Expect a rise in domestic violence and assaults on homosexuals. Also expect certain crime stats to drop, but not because of lowered crime but because of fewer people reporting crimes. Funny that those who complain most about the lowered educational standards and the dumbification of US are often the one’s for unchecked immigration.

    Bobo

    April 24, 2013 at EDT am

  17. Bobo’s are condescending mofos. They often brag about staying hotels/hostels that were formerly prisons, as if they’ve done something so out there and audacious. If I were a former prisoner and a bobo boasted about staying at a former prison hotel, I’d verbally assault them to the extent allowable by law.

    Bobo

    April 24, 2013 at EDT am

  18. At worst, the Republicans will continue to be a force in off-year elections for quite a long time.

    At best, the Democratic coalition will start to fray in many ways starting immediately. There will be a lot less buzz when the Democratic Party has to start running regular old white Democrats for office again.

    Camlost

    April 24, 2013 at EDT am

  19. Another commenter made the point that politics is a business. Well, if that’s the case, then the GOP – the supposed business-friendly party – are pretty poor business people. Here is what I mean: amnesty is going to disgust and/or demoralize so large a number of GOP voters that those votes may be lost to the party permanently. Those people are not going to vote Democrat, but they will either stay home or vote 3rd party. In what business model do you purposely piss off your best customers in pursuit of customers who think your brand is uncool and will never buy?

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    April 24, 2013 at EDT am

    • They don’t care. They’re going to throw them under the bus the same way the Dems did. Dems used to be the white prole party. They’ve been hemorrhaging white proles to the GOP for more than a generation. The unions were the last to switch but even union members are starting to jump ship. As for the GOP losing votes — where are they going to go? A third party? Big effing deal. You’re not getting it.
      THEY! DON’T! CARE!

      destructure

      April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

  20. Maybe the Republicans have decided to go quickly instead of wait for the end to come more slowly?

    Who knows.

    I do know Republicans are cooked either way, so maybe this move is the Republicans’ way of giving their corporate whore masters what they want before the GOP fades into irrelevance.

    Jay

    April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

  21. If the GOP has a long-term strategy, it’s that conservatism is relative rather than absolute. Thus, even if politics drift left with the demographics, roughly half of the electorate will be “conservative” and will vote Republican.

    PA

    April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Of course, that’s what democrats bank on. However, philosophically, conservatism is not ‘relative’ but absolute.

      Tom

      April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

  22. The problem with the Republicans is that they are not the stupid party but the greedy party. Billionaire neocon donors such as Sheldon Adelson have bribed them into being pro-immigration.

    Joe Walker

    April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

    • Not just bribing them but targeting them as well. Sheldon joined a PAC to fund the OPPONENT of any Republican who opposes amnesty. A bunch of GOP billionaires did the same thing on SSM. Some Dem billionaires also threatened Dem pols who vote against gun control. It wasn’t stated but I got the impression they wouldn’t just refuse to fund them but fund their opponents as well. Now, that’s playing hardball.

      destructure

      April 25, 2013 at EDT am

  23. Sorry guys and gals your polite revolution failed.

    The only recourse left now is the old fashion kind.

    But that’s no doubt too prole and beneath you all.

    Instead pretty words give meaning to your inaction.

    Conquistador

    April 24, 2013 at EDT pm

    • I see this argument a lot on alt-right blogs. What draws me to the alt-right isn’t a concern for self-preservation, but the desire for America to have a strong, mostly homogeneous middle class. I’ll probably get by just fine no matter where demographic shifts take us as a country. I don’t vote now. Give me a real candidate to vote for and I will. That’s the extent of the “action” I’m willing to take.

      Robert

      April 25, 2013 at EDT pm

    • OWS failed for a number of reasons.

      1) It’s was mainly a group of frustrated beta males. Society doesn’t care for beta losers.

      2) Non-Asian minorities and Proles could see each other eye to eye. BS!

      3) The leaders of the OWS camps were phony SWPL turncoats. No SWPL idiot gives up their privilege to be on the side of the losers.

      Just Speculating

      April 27, 2013 at EDT am

  24. Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    The fact is not remarkable, but the discussion about party machines is instructive.

    oogenhand

    April 25, 2013 at EDT am

  25. We will have about 12-16 years of total Democrat political domination while the Republican party dies. By that time there will be a rift in the Democratic party that causes them to split in two, but even divided, each of these two factions will have more votes than the Republicans can get in total. Once that happens, the US will again be a two-party state, with the Republicans relegated to third-party irrelevance.

    Kyo

    April 25, 2013 at EDT am

  26. What’s so bad about the current immigration system? Illegal immigration is a guestworker program in all but name – what’s so bad about that? Most of illegals can’t get green cards – what’s so bad about that? Supposedly the system is “broken” but I would prefer to say that it’s machinery which kinda works but makes rattling noise because some parts are insufficiently lubricated, other parts barely fit and it’s all held together by duct tape.

    Me, I’m in favor of keeping the duct tape.

    WRB

    April 25, 2013 at EDT pm

    • You must be affluent and live nowhere near “vibrancy”.

      Conquistador

      April 25, 2013 at EDT pm

      • You must have a degree from College of Ad Hominem.

        Speaking of “vibrancy” – fixing our “broken” immigration system will produce even more “vibrancy”.

        WRB

        April 25, 2013 at EDT pm

      • Green cards? We’re way beyond that at this point.

        Entire states are being reconquered by Mexico atm.

        The status quo you “prefer” is death by a thousand cuts.

        Delaying the inevitable > death tomorrow but not by much.

        Conquistador

        April 25, 2013 at EDT pm

    • One major problem with illegal immigration is that many of these illegals end up having children in the United States who will be able to someday vote for politicians like Obama.

      Joe Walker

      April 25, 2013 at EDT pm

      • You are right, but the proposed “reform” will exacerbate this. Keeping our “broken” immigration system unchanged is better.

        WRB

        April 25, 2013 at EDT pm

  27. OT but you are not going to believe who John Boehner’s daughter is engaged to. This is just too funny for words…..

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2314818/Dominic-Lakhan-The-Jamaican-born-fianc-John-Boehners-daughter–arrested-possessing-marijuana.html

    JerseyGuy

    April 25, 2013 at EDT pm

  28. I believe my state house representative got elected because he is to dumb to fool. He’s not faking as far as I can tell. It’s a TVTROPE and a political strategy.
    “A character too dumb to fool is someone who’s completely immune to logic traps and fallacies because he ignores anything that he can’t understand in favor of what he can.”–tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TooDumbToFool

    Austin

    April 26, 2013 at EDT am


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