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03 June 2013

The Real Problem With Those 'Worst Of My Career' Votes

'Under this theory, if Rubio gets his way, he’ll have another fig leaf scared conservatives can use to rationalize their support of legalization.'

- Today's Gang of 8 Mystery, The Daily Caller, 3 June 2013

And, the obvious problem with this???

Remember last week when I said that the GOP has no one but itself to blame for Attorney General Eric Holder?


‘[A]approving Eric Holder was the worst vote I ever took in the United States Senate.’ 

- Senator Johnny Isakson, (R-GA), who has served more than eight years in the Senate

And, what has been his ‘best action’ in the Senate?

'On Laura Ingraham’s radio show this morning, the Georgia senator went on to say that the “best” action he has taken in Congress recently was writing a letter to Holder ASKING HIM TO RESIGN after the Operation Fast and Furious controversy — he said he HOPES his recommendation will eventually be followed.'

Awesome! Confirm the dishonest, radical, racialist Eric Holder, the man who secured a pardon for The Biggest Tax Cheat – $300 Million – In American History, and now that he has proven to be exactly what he was BEFORE Republicans insured his confirmation, send him a letter HOPING that he will resign?

After the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 some Progressives recognised the disaster to the country that it was:

The United States cannot regain its competitive standing in the world by importing low wage workers from other countries. On the one hand, it engenders conditions this country cannot and should not tolerate. On the other hand, in the modern age, a nation’s wealth and prosperity is secured by high worker productivity and capital investment, not by the availability of low-wage labour. 

Senator Eugene McCarthy (D-MN), 1968 Democratic Presidential nominee

'The immigration Act of 1965 changed all previous patterns, and in so doing, probably changed the future of America … [it] was noble, revolutionary – and probably the most thoughtless of many acts of the Great Society. 

- Theodore White, American political journalist, historian, and novelist, Kennedy family intimate, coiner of the term “Camelot” to describe the Kennedy Administration, America in Search of Itself: The Making of the President 1956-1980, 1982

Ronald Reagan wrote that his WORST DECISION AS PRESIDENT was signing ‘Immigration Reform’ into law.

The real problem with these ‘worst vote/decision of my [Senate career, Presidency, term, whatever]‘ is that a mere recognition of the dreadful mistake does NOTHING to correct the results of it. Fundamentally changing the country’s demographics against the will of the people, as was been done with the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, is a catastrophic mistake. The citizens of a country should have an absolute right to determine with whom they want to share it. 

It is a fatal mistake to open a country to immigrants, who do not share the fundamental premises upon which it was founded and succeeded. We are seeing the catastrophic results in the UK to massive, open immigration to Eastern Europeans, who seek both employment at a lower wage thereby cutting out the floor of the labour force, and Islamists, who do not respect democracy, the rule of law other than that prescribed by Shari’ah, and have an aversion for a government that does not rule on religious grounds. While the UK is a country founded on Judeo-Christian principles and law, the government does not function as a appendage of any religion, even the CofE, which is unlike the countries that many of these immigrants come from and desire. The fabric of society has been torn and the burden on the welfare state has been profound and is completely unsustainable.

The United States will suffer the same problems with continually opening up its borders while encouraging more and more individuals to seek benefits. It will also pay the price for not demanding assimilation – a melting pot – instead of the suicidal, multi-kulti ‘salad bowl.’ 

But, don’t worry! This time it’s gonna be different. For rrrreeeeeaaaallll!

PS:   Even With 70% of Hispanic Vote, Romney Still Would Have Lost … Winning Hispanic Vote Would Not Be Enough For GOP

In 2012, President Obama famously won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote to Mitt Romney’s 27 percent. If all other factors remained the same, how large a percentage of the Hispanic vote would Romney have had to win to capture the White House?

What if Romney had won 44 percent of the Hispanic vote, the high-water mark for Republicans achieved by George W. Bush in 2004?

As it turns out, if Romney had hit that Bush mark, he still would have lost, with 240 electoral votes to 298 for Obama.

But what if Romney had been able to make history and attract 50 percent of Hispanic voters? What then?

He still would have been beaten, 283 electoral votes to 255.

What if Romney had been able to do something absolutely astonishing for a Republican and win 60 percent of the Hispanic vote?

He would have lost by the same margin, 283 electoral votes to 255.

But what if Romney had been able to reach a mind-blowing 70 percent of the Hispanic vote? Surely that would have meant victory, right?

No, it wouldn’t.  Romney still would have lost, although by the narrowest of electoral margins, 270 to 268.

According to the [New York] Times’ calculator, Romney would have had to win 73 percent of the Hispanic vote to prevail in 2012…Which suggests that Romney, and Republicans, had bigger problems than Hispanic voters.

The most serious of those problems was that Romney was not able to connect with white voters who were so turned off by the campaign that they abandoned the GOP and in many cases stayed away from the polls altogether. Recent reports suggest as many as 5 million white voters simply stayed home on Election Day. If they had voted at the same rate they did in 2004, even with the demographic changes since then, Romney would have won.

Likewise, the white vote is so large that an improvement of 4 points — going from 60 percent to 64 percent of those whites who did vote — would have won the race for Romney.
It should also be noted that courting Hispanics, which obviously should be done as outreach to all but based on principles, not identity politics, comes with a risk.  By a very large majority, Hispanics support a bigger, more activist government that provides ‘services’ rather than merely protecting the nation’s security and the rights of the people. 

Will Republicans seek to buy off Hispanics with an EXPANSION of what the overwhelming majority of that voting bloc supports, OBAMACARE?

Related Reading:

Immigration Reform: If The Past Is Prologue...

The Truth At Last! Peter Mandelson Admits Labour 'Sent Out Search Parties' To Bring Migrants Here After Losing The Votes Of The Working Class 


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