June 14, 2007

The return of the acccursed undead: Mickey Kaus writes: "Fox is reporting an imminent agreement -- significantly including Sen. Reid -- to grease the skids for passage of the Senate immigration bill via a Fool-the-Yahoos addition of $4.4 billion in enforcement spending."

ABC reports:

"The officials who described the emerging plan did so on condition of anonymity, saying the negotiations had been conducted in private."

Well, that's a huge surprise!

By the way, ABC's caption reads:

Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., second from left, discusses immigration reform legislation during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 14 2007. From left are, Los Angeles radio host Eddie "El Piolin" Sotelo, Kennedy, Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., and Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif.


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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am astounded that the Washington establishment is not just opposed to the public, but is actually *fighting!* the 80% of the American public.

I am not aware of DC trying to force through legislation this universally unpopular in US history.

Oh well, it is all to the good that the multiracialist fanatics are coming out into the open to fight America.

The evil genius of the 1965 immigration act was that the frog gets boiled slowly over a period of decades so that the frog doesn't realize what is going on until it is too late.

Bush has foolishly tried to accelerate the demographic alteration of the US the 1965 act set in motion, thus alerting the public that the open borders nutjobs are up to no good.

Bring them on!

Old Right

Anonymous said...

What that photo illustrates is how identity politics are driving this thing, and Teddy plus the La Raza folks means by definition exclusion of Anglos, Blacks, Asians, anyone who is NOT La Raza.

If people think politics are polarized NOW, wait until Whites are forced out of jobs, universities, and neighborhoods by the tidal wave of 40 million Mexicans.

It's a guarantee of constant political warfare and worse. A disaster on all quarters. But one that Dems and Reps seem intent on making.

Oh well, I can guarantee those pictures of Teddy and the backslapping Reps with him will be put to good use in Primary Season.

Peewee said...

Losing every political battle since I was old enough to pay attention has made me a pessimist. Unlike Old Right, I don't think the public has any power to resist immigration and that the transformation of the USA into a democracy whose major parties are all divided along ethnic lines is inevitable. We are almost there --- race affects every major issue that politicians can talk about, and white people from the richest to the poorest are all afraid to stand up for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Funny how the same day the bill is "revived," several caravans of Hispanics leave CA for DC in a sub-Ghandian plea for media attention. I wonder who co-ordinated which event with whom! Two of the guys behind the caravans (Sotelo and Coello) are the radio hosts who also helped organize last year's the "foreigners clog our streets to demand citizenship" events. These guys are quickly become La Raza's version of Sharpton and Jackson: someone needs to scrutinize them some. Steve?

http://www.ledger-dispatch.com/news/
newsview.asp?c=217078

(combine lines above to follow link)

JSBolton said...

The driving force behind this is the lack of convincing arguments as to why officials should have more power.
Smears, ethnic hostility and general
dishonesty have to be used, nothing better being available.
Make democracy unworkable by turning every issue into a racial/ethnic struggle for power or prestige, then you get to do away with democracy.
Just by assisting mass immigration of the kind which maximizes conflict, officials get to win the dictatorship itself.
Not that they know what they're doing very often, but some do. A clue is the backstairs methods which are being used.
They do not have confidence in the morality or rationality of what they're trying for, but proceed in a macchiavellian manner, as would be expected if power-greed were the primary consideration.

Mark said...

I am astounded that the Washington establishment is not just opposed to the public, but is actually *fighting!* the 80% of the American public...I am not aware of DC trying to force through legislation this universally unpopular in US history...The evil genius of the 1965 immigration act was that the frog gets boiled slowly...

In business they would call this "locking in your gains."

We've got 12-20 million illegals in this country. So grant them citizenship or legal status and they can never be deported. What's more, once they're citizens it'll be well nigh impossible for the voters to force Congress to secure the borders or reduce legal immigration. Some politicians are already afraid to do so because Hispanics are a whopping 7% of the voters. After the amnesty it could swiftly rise over the next decade to 15% or more.

By the time America's ready to deal with immigration reform again - by the time we realize the 2007 effort has failed - it'll be mathematically all but impossible to do anything about it, and business will have the open borders they've always dreamed of.

Right now the bill supposedly doesn't let illegals become citizens for at least 8 years.

Prediction: by the time it winds its way through the process, that number will be shortened - perhaps even dramatically - so that they can alter the voter demographic as quickly as possible. And Bush will be more than happy to sign.

JSBolton said...

Remember also that the media presents each of these underhanded maneuvers as a done deal, when alertness in the electorate can still cry foul, and undo the dirty deal.

Anonymous said...

I just dont get Ted Kennedy, at ALL.

That one man has done untold harm to this republic. Has he ever written a book? What is his version of an "utopia"? What would he do if he were ever defeated for re-election?

What a strange man this is. Why on earth would someone like Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell back something like this that is so universally unpopular amongst whites and blacks. What is their REAL aim here?

Brazil (City of God folks) is NOT a nice place in reality. We will have a decidedly more black and Asiatic flavor in 30 years than Brazil, a more complicated ethnic stew. What are our elites plans for us? A police-survelliance state? Can you imagine what the average 13 year-old-middle-school white boy is going to go through at some schools in the future, outnumbered badly by all other races that are taught that HE is somehow the cause of the other race's problems and inequality here. Do white liberal politicians think that our new brown citizens are going to vote for THEM? I really dont get it at all.

Mark said...

Why on earth would someone like Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell back something like this that is so universally unpopular amongst whites and blacks. What is their REAL aim here?...We will have a decidedly more black and Asiatic flavor in 30 years than Brazil, a more complicated ethnic stew. What are our elites plans for us? A police-survelliance state? Can you imagine what the average 13 year-old-middle-school white boy is going to go through at some schools in the future, outnumbered badly by all other races that are taught that HE is somehow the cause of the other race's problems and inequality here. Do white liberal politicians think that our new brown citizens are going to vote for THEM? I really dont get it at all.

There is no way to describe or determine what motivates the elite: bribes, social acceptance, heaven knows what.

A lot of them are just looking for ways to hang onto power in the short term.

Dogmas change, but there is always one floating around, and from foot-binding to the geocentric theory of the universe, the elites buy into it - and we, in turn, buy into their right to rule.

Emily said...

I'm pretty shy and don't like to talk on the phone, so I faxed my senator via numbersusa.com to tell them my thoughts on reviving this bill and that I wouldn't vote for anyone who tied amnesty to security... And they couldn't be trusted to deliver on any security promise, period.

It's time for action.

Anonymous said...

I faxed my senator via numbersusa.com. They allow you to customize your faxes, too.

Time for action.

Anonymous said...

"Brazil (City of God folks) is NOT a nice place in reality. We will have a decidedly more black and Asiatic flavor in 30 years than Brazil, a more complicated ethnic stew."

At some point, we may have to rethink these reflexively invidious comparisons to Brazil. In the last five years, the Brazilian stock market has appreciated 350%, it's currency has appreciated 100% versus the dollar, Brazil is independent of foreign oil, it has a large trade surplus, and it has a primary budget surplus.

This isn't to say Brazil doesn't still have a raft of problems, but in some areas we could learn a few things from them.

Anonymous said...

"By the time America's ready to deal with immigration reform again - by the time we realize the 2007 effort has failed - it'll be mathematically all but impossible to do anything about it,"

The legislation is so poorly designed that it will be obvious immediately that the 2007 reform act, should it pass, will have failed.

The bill is not some obscure piece of business regulation that politicians can play games with witout 99% of the public noticing.

If they pass the legislation, the effects will be so severe, so immediately, that there is a good chance the legislation is repealed before the legalized illegals can become citizens and legal immigration will be shut down.

Passage will spark a massive anti-immigrant backlash, not only among whites, but by blacks who will be further squeezed out of jobs and welfare benefits by unskilled labor.

Whether the bill passes or not, the elites can't win with this strategy because the backlash from passing the legislation will be so gigantic.

If we stop them from passing the bill, then it gives continued momentum to the anti-immigration movement.

The PTB were much better off not touching the immigration issue and slowly waiting for the demographic changes to kick in over a period of decades than force the issue this soon.

From our perspective, it is much better to fight this battle now, than wait 20 years when the demographics will be even more problematic.

Old Right

Taylor said...

I'm sure I would be tempted to create a North American banana republic if I had any chance of becoming a member of the elite. So I keep reminding myself that Bush is just giving in to the temptation to solidfy his family's power. It's nothing personal. Certainly, in the same position of authority, I would never be more loyal to my country than to my dynasty.

Bush Doctrinal Point for the day -
Principles and ideas don't matter. Power and wealth are the only worthwhile pursuits.

jody said...

this IS like those bad horror movies where the killer will not die. we can't kill this amnesty!

Hal K said...

I'm going to the March for America tomorrow. It is in DC. They will meet near the Capitol building at 12:00 and then march to the Washington Monument.

Mark said...

Whether the bill passes or not, the elites can't win with this strategy because the backlash from passing the legislation will be so gigantic. If we stop them from passing the bill, then it gives continued momentum to the anti-immigration movement.

Actually, a bill that passes will stir up even more resentment and a greater response. The public all too easily forgets bills that die in COngress. I think you're right that the failure of the bill to solve the problem will be obvious fairly quickly - for one thing, there'll be a rush on the borders, and a surge in illegals.

Face it:

1) Whether the bill passes or not, we WILL NOT be getting any enforcement out of this Congress or a reduction in legal immigration.

2) Therefore the ONLY option is to replace a substantial number of its members, and to frighten the rest.

3) The best way to do that is to stir up the voters to throw them out of office. A passed bill aids that effort much better than a failed one.

4) The elites seem to think that by passing the bill 17 months before the next election that the voters will forget all about it come election time. That is one possibility. The other is that passing it this early allows Americans to see how bad a bill they've passed and gives primary challengers a chance to organize their campaigns and raise cash.

That's why while I am opposed to the bill I will remain perfectly calm if it passes. Americans will react. We need to keep the issue in the public mind and bust our butts helping the appropriate campaigns. If, after all that, the voters still don't seem to care, then the Republic is lost and there's nothing you or I or anyone else can do to change that.