31 May 2007 at 2:47 PM EST

The Immigration Irony

Posted by Mike Tate in In The News | Comments (3) | Permalink

Victor Davis Hanson once again nails it:

There is a final irony. The more Western elites ignore their own laws, allow unassimilated ethnic ghettos and profit from an exploitive labor market, the more their own nations will begin to resemble the very places immigrants fled from.

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Thought you might be interested in this recent article that was featured on Drudge today:

The Republican National Committee, hit by a grass-roots donors' rebellion over President Bush's immigration policy, has fired all 65 of its telephone solicitors, Ralph Z. Hallow will report Friday in The Washington Times.
Faced with an estimated 40 percent fall-off in small-donor contributions and aging phone-bank equipment that the RNC said would cost too much to update, Anne Hathaway, the committee's chief of staff, summoned the solicitations staff last week and told them they were out of work, effective immediately, the fired staffers told The Times.
The national committee yesterday confirmed the firings that took place more than a week ago, but denied that the move was motivated by declining donor response to phone solicitations.
"The phone-bank employees were terminated," RNC spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt wrote by e-mail in response to questions sent by The Times. "This was not an easy decision. The first and primary motivating factor was the state of the phone bank technology, which was outdated and difficult to maintain. The RNC was advised that we would soon need an entire new system to remain viable."
Fired employees acknowledged that the committee's phone equipment was outdated, but said a sharp drop-off in donations "probably" hastened the end of the RNC's in-house phone-bank operation.
"Last year, my solicitations totaled $164,000, and this year the way they were running for the first four months, they would total $100,000 by the end of 2007," said one fired phone bank solicitor who asked not to be identified.
There has been a sharp decline in contributions from RNC phone solicitations, another fired staffer said, reporting that many former donors flatly refuse to give more money to the national party if Mr. Bush and the Senate Republicans insist on supporting what these angry contributors call "amnesty" for illegal aliens.
"Everyone donor in 50 states we reached has been angry, especially in the last month and a half, and for 99 percent of them immigration is the No. 1 issue," said the former employee.
The RNC spokeswoman denied that the committee has seen any drop-off in contributions.
"Any assertion that overall donations have gone down is patently false," Miss Schmitt said. "We continue to out raise our Democrat counterpart by a substantive amount (nearly double)."

Wow! Surprise, surprise. The conservative base doesn't want to swallow this 'immigration reform' hook line and sinker. 99% claim this is their #1 issue!

Why not run as 3rd party candidate? I am a big fan of Tom Tancredo but I doubt that he has any chance of being the Republican nominee. I think this country is ready and in need of a 3rd party with a strong candidate as the Democratic and Republican parties start to blend into one unacceptable party. The vast majority of people in the United States are not being adequately represented by either party and I really think the country is looking for an alternative.

You know what really upsets me? This is the most import issue facing our country and the media is pushing Tancredo out. They are pushing Rudy, Mitt, and McCain in the front. If anyone other than Tom Tancredo makes President, you can count on more neighborhoods going down the drain! All, and I mean all of the surrounding neighborhoods, around where I live (15 miles south of DC in Alexandria) have become run down multi-family, majority hispanic, majority spanish speaking, and it sucks!

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