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Mr. Antle correctly portrays McLame’s predicament on immigration. He’s placed himself on the horns of a dilemma from which he cannot climb down.
One horn is the conservative base, which (rightly) understands that he has absolutely no interest in truly securing our borders. His only interest is in “doing the right thing,” as he sees it, by legalizing 20 million illegal aliens. He is so dedicated to this proposition that there is nothing, anywhere, that will dissuade him. Unfortunately for conservatives, we have no attractive alternative, so we are placed in a position of having to vote for a RINO who we know in advance is going to knife us in the back on this issue.
The other horn is the Democrat party, which is enthusiastic in supporting an open southern border, with NO border enforcement. What they see is the potential for 40 or 50 million new Democrat voters, something that could insure their stay in power far into the foreseeable future.
On this issue, McLame cannot win. He can’t outbid the Dems, who are more than willing to go “all in” on this one and he cannot persuade conservatives who know that he is no different from the Dems on immigration.
The real loser is what used to be known as the culture of America. These new resident aliens are not assimilating and they have no interest in becoming Americans. They want to retain their cultural distinctives and/or change American culture. The folks at La Raza and LULAC are actively opposed to assimilation. “Assimilation” to them equals racism. If you think 40 or 50 million unassimilated aliens won’t fundamentally alter life in this country, you haven’t been paying attention.p>But, in his speech to La Raza, McLame assured them he was going to “work hard to win their votes.” Translation: “I’m willing to sell this country down the river in order to get elected President.” br> — Keith Kunzler /p>
Obama runs hard left then feints right. McCain shifts left and goes for the center. Is this a broken field run for the goal line or do these men even have core beliefs? Maybe some day politicians will realize the general public can tell the difference between making subtle and nuanced realignments of policies because they are not sustainable in the real world and blatant pandering. That may be the day after the shiftless, ethics-free, pork slinging pols are held accountable. Sadly, come November 5th, one panderer or the other will probably be elected. (Sorry, Mr. Barr, even the most die hard Libertarians see you taking this one all-the-way.)p>If the voting public doesn’t get this one right, America might just become something much worse than a busted play; it could end up a broken dream. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?