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Oh, Let Us Not See the Simple Truth!

June 15th, 2014 - 9:36 am
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I don’t always agree with Ann Coulter — though I always pretend to because I’m afraid she’ll hurt me. But I have to say, she is so obviously right about Dave Brat’s victory over Eric Cantor in the Virginia primary last week, and virtually every other commentator is so obviously dead wrong, that I can only think we are observing a collective act of denial from both the left and the right, a willful blindness to the simple truth.

The first ever defeat of a House majority leader in a primary was so unexpected that it was variously described by commentators as “stunning,” “stunning,” “an earthquake,” “stunning,” “a stunning earthquake,” and “an earthquake that was stunning.” And to sum up the explanations that followed from the best and brightest of our political minds: “It wasn’t about illegal immigration. It was about anything except illegal immigration. It was about the Tea Party, it was about politics-as-usual in Washington, it was about Cantor’s arrogance, it was about anti-semitism, it was about Boehner’s tan, I don’t know what it was about, no one could possibly say what it was about, it was because the dog ate my homework, it was because — look, a squirrel! But whatever it was about, it sure wasn’t about illegal immigration!”

Here’s Ann:  ”Economics professor Dave Brat crushed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary Tuesday night, in a campaign that was mostly about Cantor’s supporting amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens….  His crushing defeat reinforces a central point: Whenever the voters know an election is about immigration, they will always vote against more immigration — especially amnesty.”

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The impressive thing is that voters far from the border understand what is at stake.

Of course, Cantor's loss was mainly about giving amnesty to illegals; an intention so atrociously irresponsible that every politician that speaks favorably about it should lose his or her next election. Politicians won’t do anything about the debt bomb until it goes off, but when it does we at least still have a country that we can fix; if the demographic bomb goes off the country as we have known it is over.

Giving amnesty to illegals here will ONLY encourage more to come and it will never fix what THEY have caused.
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The immigration issue is a big deal and it is the real reason that Dave Brat beat Cantor. However another aspect of the defeat is the correct perception that Cantor and his ilk are unwilling to mount a serious opposition to a lawless president and government. Who is protecting American citizens from the attacks coming from the Obama administration from all sides. A tidal wave of lawless immigrants is already coming and the media has yet to ask HOW DID 250,000 CHILDREN GET TO THE USA FROM CENTRAL AMERICAN WITHOUT THEIR PARENTS????? No one is looking at this and we the taxpayers now have to be "parents" to every illegal immigrant child in the world. Now we have refugee camps on the border and illigeal immigrant criminals being released to make room for them. The President orchestrated this with his attorney general and no one bats and eye. I say we throw every one of these btards out of office until they start doing something to oppose this lawless president.
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From where I'm sitting, the Democrat strategy seems to be; flood the US with immigrants, make sure they vote Democrat, rinse and repeat. Its such an effective strategy the GOP want in on the action (never mind its too late to change the dynamic). This is exactly the same problem that Europe has only at an earlier stage of development. Soon the USA will probably have a huge Muslim population too. We are all in this together.

This is also a social justice issue. Mass immigration keeps the low income earners poor by deflating wages whilst giving the rich lower labour costs. If we want to help immigrants we need to limit immigration.
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I'll bet there are plenty of technically qualified American citizens. But companies don't want to pay American salaries.
26 weeks ago
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Actually companies pay the salaries just fine. It's Americans who think they are worth more then the market dictates, that are the problem.
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Yeah, I read Ann Coulter's article and thought she proved her case conclusively, and I wondered about our other pundits' blindness. And I love the guys, too.
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the media elite who reported on this should be cited for plagiarism. no wonder they are called talking heads. idiots and lemmings.
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Mind bendingly insightful? JC, man! What you quoted was like the chocolate M&M in the #50 sack of M&M's. Everybody thinks that on the right. I'll give you a Mulligan, this time. Ann plowed no new ground either.
Here's something new except I've been writing this in commemts for a while. The R's are plotting a stealthy power sharing arrangement with the D's with the primary purpose of flanking and neutering the burgeoning movement towards originalists/textualists constitutionalists.
Immigration is but one plank in that effort. They lost this one battle. Gird for more.
26 weeks ago
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Except she's been saying it over and over for quite some time.
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It is not impossible to deport millions of people. After securing the border --something that should have been done after the Mexican War methinks-- all one has to do is streamline the process to resemble the procedure followed at airports" (1) Do you have a visa (2) Is it valid (3) if NO to 1 or 2 (3) Board the bus please. There is no need to consider ANYTHING ELSE.

If we could put millions of American soldiers in Europe in the 1940's we can put millions in Mexico (India, Pakistan, Philippines, etc.) without a problem.
26 weeks ago
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So someone could just pull me off the street and deport me because I have no ID?
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Step 1 - enforce the border
Step 2 - enforce / modify the current immigration laws
Step 3 - figure out WHO has the skills needed to fill the jobs that citizens either CAN'T (no qualifications / training) or WON'T (back-breaking hard labor) and sort them from the criminals / gang members / La Raza (but I repeat myself)
Step 4 - ...but why go on, when the present administration REFUSES to comply with Step 1!!
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When people say "we have no qualified ...." what they mean is "we have no qualified .... that will work for what we want to pay them".
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On the Cantor thing being just about amnesty, maybe, but even then it's about the arrogance of the ruling class and their disconnect from the voters, democracy, and America.

On Myron Muttonchops, not so much, he's this much wrong - unlimited immigration even of the more desireable, invites a race to the bottom. You can have too much even of a good thing. I vote against it.
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Amnesty is racism, pure and simple! Employers would much rather deal with Mexicans than overentitled blacks. Commie (that is to say, democrat) politicians have already purchased black voters and their leaders while Mexicans represent "new" servants.
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Part of why illegal immigration went up so much was the destruction of the working visa system. It was badly abused by agribusiness to keep migrant workers in virtual slavery to retain their visas. So, instead of trying to fix that problem, we simply stopped it. If we gave out 5-10 million working visas -- you can stay if you have a job -- as well as securing the border and stepping up deportations for those who fail to find work, we'd have a potential solution. Of course, we'd also have to make sure they don't start letting them vote anyway, but it's better than, "let's makle 'em all citizens!"
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He doesn't need a crisis to create a catastrophe
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