Why The Immigration Bill Doesn’t Matter
Rush weighs in on Marco Rubio. I guess it’s too much to ask for the GOP to field a professional team that didn’t get wrong-footed by the opposition on every play. That aside, if a majority of these would be new Hispanic citizens were going to vote for the GOP, how much effort do you think the Dems would put behind reform? None, frankly. Hell, the GOP would be pushing it, instead.
I’ll put this in a football term. They’re running the no-huddle offense on us. We don’t even have time to catch our breath. They’re running play after play after play. We don’t even know what defense we’re gonna run. We don’t get new defensive personnel on the field. We can barely keep up. But we never even end up on offense. Now, the thing about Rubio and his interview here in the busy broadcast hour, the reason he was praiseworthy and the reason I was excited about it, is it is an issue that’s going to have to be dealt with at some point, and if Rubio can solve this in the way he set forth, it would be a good thing. I don’t know what the odds are.
As for the bill itself, it’s a shell game. People will get citizenship and we’ll never see all the border enforcement that’s promised, etc… Above via Resist Cynicism About Marco Rubio – The Rush Limbaugh Show.
In any event, this is the real problem. h/t Malkin. “J. Christian Adams gets to the heart of the problem (emphasis added):”
Understand something — I have been ambivalent about the immigration issue for many years. But the vote this week was extremely racially polarized, and deliberately so. Sixty-two percent of whites voted for Romney. Ninety percent of black voters and 71% of Hispanic voters went for Obama. That’s how the race groups working for the Democrat Party want it. They are very very effective at keeping the races politically polarized.
Those numbers are frightening, and no amount of traditional “outreach” is going to change them, even a new-found acceptance of illegal immigration. Those calling for outreach to minorities are only half right. Something needs to be done, but they naively prescribe the mistakes of the past that will forever alter the demographic character of America, without altering the vote totals for the GOP. In time, the electoral percentages will actually grow worse for the GOP after concessions on immigration. More drastic and daring efforts are needed.
There is only one way to obtain the support of Hispanics and other minorities eventually. Conservatives must first confront and destroy the credibility of the racial interest groups that serve as the gatekeepers to these communities. Once-relevant and noble groups like the NAACP, and others less noble such as LULAC and MALDEF, must be exposed as the frauds that they have become in 2012. Their finances and racialist agenda must be revealed and lampooned. Their racial extortion of corporate America must be confronted. The entire political operation of these groups must be vivisected by some of the brightest investigative and journalistic conservative minds.
Otherwise, the skilled and experienced racial-antagonism operation of these racial organizations will keep the herd together, voting in solid blocks no matter how much “outreach” the GOP conducts after agreeing to amnesty.
Until the Right and the GOP effectively penetrates the latino – and other communities – with a Right-leaning and perhaps even a conservative message, immigration reform will remain the wedge issue it is and the GOP loses either way. As I’ve little confidence in the GOP’s ability, or even desire, to do that with anything other than a – we can give you everything Democrats do message, one may just as well stand on principle and oppose a shell game dressed up as a bi-partisan bill.
Unfortunately, the issues are greater than any one bill and without significant new conservative political leadership – keep your fingers crossed for 2016 – there really is no winning for conservatives with the current GOP. Admittedly, the GOP is stuck between a rock and a hard place on this and other issues. But it’s of it’s own making for failing to uphold its own alleged principles over years. I’m not in much of a mood to feel sorry for them as a result.