A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
The Republican Party is set to reap a virtual bumper crop of votes from the “Obamasick” electorate in November increasing their numbers in the US House of Representatives and securing control of the US Senate … unless … they push through an Amnesty for Illegal Aliens bill known as Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Look. You can slice it and dice it, twist it and turn it, and it STILL means amnesty.
I have no degree from the ivy covered ivory towers of academia, but I have enough smarts to know that for the GOP to go after the Hispanic vote is a lost cause. It is wasted time, effort and money … and conservative voters who will stay home again in November IF the GOP insists on passing an Amnesty for Illegal Aliens bill.
If the GOP passes the immigration bill, it will be the end of the GOP … period. All those undocumented aliens are, in fact, undocumented democrats.
Look. The democrats are not concerned for those poor immigrants. No. They’re looking at 12 million-plus democrat voters! They are looking at enlarging their party and locking up control of the US government as far into the future as the eye can see.
The democrats have sent armies of “helpers” into the field to register “new” voters from among those whose livelihood depends on the government check they receive the first of each month. And it worked! Now, add to those legions the millions of illegal aliens who will be voting for the democrat/socialists as soon as the Comprehensive Immigration Bill becomes effective and you and I will be overruled at the ballot box in perpetuity.
Back in 2013 I wrote: We have said all along the problem with illegal immigration across our southern border could be fixed, almost immediately, if the government wanted it fixed. Now we know for certain that they do not want the southern border sealed. See, those are democratic voters coming across that invisible line headed north into the land of milk and honey and along side them on their northward trek is cheap labor!
Basically, Americans STILL want the border closed and sealed FIRST! It is common sense to stop the leak before bailing. Once the border is closed and sealed then taking care of those aliens here illegally can begin and mass deportations can begin.
Like you, I have heard all the arguments from the government that they cannot find all those 12 million, or so, illegal aliens who have integrated into our society in order to deport them. I don’t buy it, not for one second. If the government was serious about finding them all they’d have to do is enlist the help of American citizens and you would have convoys of school buses, filled to capacity with illegal aliens, headed south to the border to be deported. Maybe the government doesn’t know where they are, but you can bet your bottom dollar American citizens know where they are – or can find them – post haste.
Yes, Americans ARE angry with the illegal alien mess and the numerous attempts by our government to offer them amnesty, which would, in time, offer them citizenship. But, as Rasmussen learned when doing their survey, Americans are not mad at the illegal aliens. No! They/we are mad at our government for allowing this to happen in the first place!
Those of you who support open borders do not, I repeat, do not try to beat us about the head and shoulders with the old saw that says America is a nation of immigrants. See, we already know that because our ancestors were immigrants, too. Mine came into the country, legally, in 1789 through what was then Charleston Harbor and were assigned a place in the 96th precinct of the state of South Carolina. Notice – they came into this country LEGALLY! That is all we expect of any who wants to immigrate to America. Do it legally and we will welcome you with open arms. Do it illegally and we want you caught and deported forthwith!
It is becoming ever more clear, everyday, that America’s biggest problem with illegal immigration is not with those who illegally break into our country and help to bleed it dry, but with our government which refuses to uphold the laws already on the books. Had those laws been enforced we would not be in the situation we find ourselves today. Plus, the problem of what to do with these 12-plus million illegal aliens would not be a problem, at all, IF the government would simply follow the laws on the books today.
Those illegal aliens are natural democrats. Even Ann Coulter said recently:
“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?” —
So, if the democrats are for amnesty, and the republicans are for amnesty — whose against it? The people of the country are against it, that’s who!
How is it that Washington cannot feel the anger of the average US citizen toward any relaxing of the immigration laws, especially toward the Hispanics who are flooding our country and bringing our health services, and educational services, and welfare services, to the breaking point?
Or — do they just not care?
Sadly, I believe it to be the latter. They just don’t care. The dems are on a power trip and the repubs are running scared, in a panic, that Mainstream Media might say something unflattering about them!
Do you know the largest political party in America today? It’s Independents. Well, they’re not a party, that’s true, but there ARE more registered Independents in America than there either Democrats or Republicans. And now you know why.
The GOP is headed for the fringes of American politics. It’s as though they have a self-destruct switch stuck in the “on” position.
Conservatives are near to washing their hands of the GOP. If that happens, it, too, will spell the doom of the Republican Party.
So near and yet so far. For conservative republicans these days, it sort of like being Tántalos. If you remember your Greek mythology, Tántalos was a Greek mythological figure, most famous for his eternal punishment in Tartarus. He was made to stand in a pool of water beneath a fruit tree with low branches, with the fruit ever eluding his grasp, and the water always receding before he could take a drink. Sound familiar?
The GOP needs to wake up and get a grip on reality. And they need to do it quickly.
J. D. Longstreet