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GOP CRAFTS PLAN TO WRECK THE COUNTRY, LOSE VOTERS
January 29, 2014




As House Republicans prepare to sell out the country on immigration this week, Phyllis Schlafly has produced a stunning report on how immigration is changing the country. The report is still embargoed, but someone slipped me a copy, and it's too important to wait.

Leave aside the harm cheap labor being dumped on the country does to the millions of unemployed Americans. What does it mean for the Republican Party?

Citing surveys from the Pew Research Center, the Pew Hispanic Center, Gallup, NBC News, Harris polling, the Annenberg Policy Center, Latino Decisions, the Center for Immigration Studies and the Hudson Institute, Schlafly's report overwhelmingly demonstrates that merely continuing our current immigration policies spells doom for the Republican Party.

Immigrants -- all immigrants -- have always been the bulwark of the Democratic Party. For one thing, recent arrivals tend to be poor and in need of government assistance. Also, they're coming from societies that are far more left-wing than our own. History shows that, rather than fleeing those policies, they bring their cultures with them. (Look at what New Yorkers did to Vermont.)

This is not a secret. For at least a century, there's never been a period when a majority of immigrants weren't Democrats.

At the current accelerated rate of immigration -- 1.1 million new immigrants every year -- Republicans will be a fringe party in about a decade.

Thanks to endless polling, we have a pretty good idea of what most immigrants believe.

According to a Harris poll, 81 percent of native-born citizens think the schools should teach students to be proud of being American. Only 50 percent of naturalized U.S. citizens do.

While 67 percent of native-born Americans believe our Constitution is a higher legal authority than international law, only 37 percent of naturalized citizens agree.

No wonder they vote 2-1 for the Democrats.


The two largest immigrant groups, Hispanics and Asians, have little in common economically, culturally or historically. But they both overwhelmingly support big government, Obamacare, affirmative action and gun control.

According the 2012 National Asian American Survey, as well as a Kaiser Foundation poll, only 40 percent of the general public holds a favorable opinion of Obamacare, 42 percent unfavorable. Meanwhile, 51 percent of Asians have a favorable opinion of Obamacare, 18 percent an unfavorable one. Even Koreans support Obamacare by 57 percent to 17 percent.

Overall, 69 percent of immigrants like Obamacare, according to a 2010 Cooperative Congressional Election Study.

That same survey showed that only 35 percent of native-born Americans support affirmative action, compared to 58 percent of immigrants, including -- amazingly -- 64 percent of Asians (suggesting they may not be as smart as everyone thinks).

Also surprising, a Pew Research Center poll of all Hispanics, immigrant and citizen alike, found that Hispanics take a dimmer view of capitalism than even people who describe themselves as "liberal Democrats." While 47 percent of self-described "liberal Democrats" hold a negative view of capitalism, 55 percent of Hispanics do.

Pew also found that only 27 percent of Hispanics support gun rights, compared to 57 percent of non-Hispanic whites. According to Latino Decisions, large majorities of Hispanics favor a national database of gun owners, limiting the capacity of magazines and a ban on semiautomatic weapons.

Seventy-five percent of Hispanic immigrants and 55 percent of Asian immigrants support bigger government -- also according to Pew. Even after three generations in America, Hispanics still support bigger government 55 percent to 36 percent, compared to the general public, which opposes bigger government 48 percent to 41 percent.

How are Republicans going to square that circle? It's not their position on amnesty that immigrants don't like; it's Republicans' support for small government, gun rights, patriotism, the Constitution and capitalism.

Reading these statistics, does anyone wonder why Democrats think vastly increasing immigration should be the nation's No. 1 priority?

It would be one thing if the people with these views already lived here. Republicans would have no right to say, "You can't vote." But why on Earth are they bringing in people sworn to their political destruction?

Republicans have no obligation to assist the Democrats as they change the country in a way that favors them electorally, particularly when it does great harm to the people already here.

Yes, it's great for the most powerful Americans to have lots of cheap, unskilled labor. Immigration definitely solves the rich's "servant problem."

(Approximately 5 million times a day, MSNBC expresses bewilderment that any Republicans oppose amnesty when it's supported by the Chamber of Commerce. Wow! So even people who profit by flooding the country with cheap labor are in favor of flooding the country with cheap labor!)

It's terrific for ethnic lobbyists whose political clout will skyrocket the more foreign-born Americans we have.

And it's fantastic for the Democrats, who are well on their way to a permanent majority, so they can completely destroy the last remnants of what was once known as "the land of the free."

The only ones opposed to our current immigration policies are the people.

But are they going to give John Boehner a job when he's no longer House speaker, as some big business lobbyist will?

Will they help Marco Rubio run for president on the claim that, as a Cuban, he can appeal to Hispanics? (Fat chance.)

Will they bundle contributions for Eric Cantor's re-election, as well-heeled donors will?

Will they be enough to re-elect Kevin McCarthy to Congress so he can keep his gold-plated government health insurance?

Will they be the ones writing Darrell Issa's flattering New York Times obituary?

Sorry, Americans. You lose.

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Re: GOP CRAFTS PLAN TO WRECK THE COUNTRY, LOSE VOTERS by ANN COULTER
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 08:28:59 PM »
Immigrants -- all immigrants -- have always been the bulwark of the Democratic Party. For one thing, recent arrivals tend to be poor and in need of government assistance. Also, they're coming from societies that are far more left-wing than our own. History shows that, rather than fleeing those policies, they bring their cultures with them. (Look at what New Yorkers did to Vermont.)


Excellent article.  These immigrants do not and will not vote for Republicans. Period. 

What is missing from this article is the CBO numbers the GOP and others are touting were based on erroneous belief that none of these immigrants will use any public assistance of any kind - no food stamps, no welfare, no medicaid...... it is typical Washington DC mathematics - they add and never subtract and then we are all surprised when we find out the numbers were not even close.... and we keep circling the drain to bankrupting this nation.
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Re: GOP CRAFTS PLAN TO WRECK THE COUNTRY, LOSE VOTERS by ANN COULTER
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 09:02:53 PM »
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It would be one thing if the people with these views already lived here. Republicans would have no right to say, "You can't vote." But why on Earth are they bringing in people sworn to their political destruction?

I'll take, "republicans pathological need to be loved by the media trumps taking a principled stand for the sake of their constituents and America" for $100, Alex.
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Re: GOP CRAFTS PLAN TO WRECK THE COUNTRY, LOSE VOTERS by ANN COULTER
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 09:30:46 PM »
The insistence of the GOP leadership continuing to want some sort of immigration reform this year is my major frustration within the party.

I do not at all see how the GOP wins at all politically.  Even if they pass it, they'll still be hammered by the Dems for opposing it in the past.
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Re: GOP CRAFTS PLAN TO WRECK THE COUNTRY, LOSE VOTERS by ANN COULTER
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 09:53:03 PM »
When Reagan signed amnesty in 1986 it was sold as a win for the GOP.. so they claimed the GOP was going to get all the votes from a grateful group of people.  In fact the next election the number of Hispanic GOP voters dropped like a rock.. by the time they got to Dole the number was pathetic and it was Dole who pushed this bill through the senate in 1986.  Like Ann says in this article, the polls all say the same thing, this is a group of people who wants big government, they neither know the founding history of this country or care about our proud history - they didn't come here for the freedoms offered by the founders, they come here to escape rampant poverty and crime and our easy money.
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Re: GOP CRAFTS PLAN TO WRECK THE COUNTRY, LOSE VOTERS by ANN COULTER
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 10:30:58 PM »
[[ That same survey showed that only 35 percent of native-born Americans support affirmative action, compared to 58 percent of immigrants, including -- amazingly -- 64 percent of Asians (suggesting they may not be as smart as everyone thinks). ]]

Northern Asians support the notion of affirmative action for the same reason as do Jews.

They have inner guilt from being blessed with racially-higher intelligence which provides their respective groups with the means for high achievement.

For them, affirmative action represents a kind of nobeisse oblige... the belief that since achivement comes so easily to them, that others "less fortunate" should share in it...


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