RIP, The Stupid Party, 1854-2013
James Kirkpatrick laments how Republicans are self-hypnotizing themselves into the notion that surrendering on amnesty for illegal aliens will win Hispanic votes. Demography, claim the Neocons who've taken over the Republican Party, such as Charles Krauthammer and Bobby Jindal, isn't an issue any more. Sure it isn't. Let's think about what they're saying. It's a mistake for the Republicans to appeal to "white working class voters" because Hispanics are in the ascendancy. But the only reason their numbers are increasing is because we're not enforcing existing immigration laws - that's why we have 20 million illegal aliens in this country. With increasing fervor, the Republican Einsteins are assuring the faithful that conservatism is just another idea, like socialism, that can be sold to anyone. Hispanics, they're told, are natural conservatives. As Charles Krauthammer says in the Kirkpatrick article, “I don't believe in the demographic theories.” But if demographics don't matter in post-racial America, why is it assumed that Hispanics have certain stands on certain issues? Why don't Whites? In fact, Hispanics do have a pro-Hispanic agenda, from the DREAM Act, in which Americans help pay for their own dispossession, to amnesty for the illegal Hispanics already here, to increased immigration from Latin America. Everyone knows that it's Hispanic ethnic loyalty driving those issues. But it would be wrong for Americans to want to keep their country majority White. Why is that?