Tue May 22, 2012, 10:13 AM
luckyleftyme2 (3,854 posts)
oh if this is true-sure seems it!
I can't wait till the right wing snoop reads this and passes it on to his followers!
Many people are under the mistaken impression that the recent wave of mass immigration was the handiwork of the Democrats. Not at all. It was a Republican president, Ronald Reagan, who signed the 1986 immigration amnesty. That act called for enhanced enforcement, in addition to amnesty.
Unfortunately, the enforcement was left mostly to presidents named Bush. In the time that law has been in effect, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush controlled the White House for longer than Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Those Democrats had an excuse for not enforcing immigration regulations. (Ignoring the fact that Obama has enforced immigration regulations much more effectively than Reagan or either Bush.) The new immigrants could be expected to eventually form the party base in key states. As for both Bushes, what was their excuse?
The second President Bush represents the fulfillment of a prophecy: “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” That prediction by H.L. Mencken certainly came true with the 2000 election. Bush’s failure to act on immigration was only one-half of his effort to destroy his party’s prospects.
The other half was his implementation of Rove’s effort to remake the Republican Party, so that the base consisted of White Anglo-Saxon Protestant voters in the red states — exactly the same voters he was busy consigning to demographic irrelevance.
These demographic trends have not taken full effect in the rest of the country yet. So there’s still a good chance Mitt Romney will win in November (let's hope NJ.com is wrong about that!). Assuming he does, though, Romney will inherit a party that appeals mainly to an aging white population that will soon be replaced by a surging minority population.
I hope Obama gets re-elected and everyone e-mails this post to bonher (aka boneya) and mcconnell(aka mitch the alec bitch) because they have stalled the public works bill which would have increased employment and saved existing jobs!
now lets hope Obama adds show some of this info to fire up the base! to get our independent friends back on our side! to stiffle that lard ass who makes 40 million or more a year cutting up democrats! you know our resident convicted druggie "Rush"
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