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Opinion Patrick Buchanan: How The GOP Lost Middle America OpEd
The Albany Tribune ^ | January 30, 2014 | Patrick J Buchanan

Posted on 01/31/2014 4:11:14 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo

Out of the Republican retreat on Maryland’s Eastern shore comes word that the House leadership is raising the white flag of surrender on immigration.

The GOP will agree to halt the deportation of 12 million illegal aliens, and sign on to a blanket amnesty. It only asks that the 12 million not be put on a path to citizenship.

Sorry, but losers do not dictate terms. Rich Trumka of the AFL-CIO says amnesty is no longer enough. Illegal aliens must be put on a path to citizenship and given green cards to work — and join unions.

Rep. Paul Ryan and the Wall Street Journal are for throwing in the towel. Legalize them all and start them on the path to citizenship.

A full and final capitulation. Let’s get it over with.

To understand why and how the Republican Party lost Middle America, and faces demographic death, we need to go back to Bush I.

At the Cold War’s end, the GOP reached a fork in the road. The determination of Middle Americans to preserve the country they grew up in, suddenly collided with the profit motive of Corporate America.

The Fortune 500 wanted to close factories in the USA and ship production abroad — where unions did not exist, regulations were light, taxes were low, and wages were a fraction of what they were here in America.

Corporate America was going global and wanted to be rid of its American work force, the best paid on earth, and replace it with cheap foreign labor.

While manufacturing sought to move production abroad, hotels, motels, bars, restaurants, farms and construction companies that could not move abroad also wanted to replace their expensive American workers.

Thanks to the Republican Party, Corporate America got it all.

U.S. factories in the scores of thousands were shut down, shedding their American workers. Foreign-made goods poured in, filling U.S. stores and killing the manufacturers who had stayed behind, loyal to their U.S. workers.

The Reagan prosperity was exported to Asia and China by the Bush Republicans. And the Reagan Democrats reciprocated by deserting the Bush Republican Party and going home. But this was not the end of what this writer described in his 1998 book, “The Great Betrayal.”

As those hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, fast-food shops, car washes, groceries and other service industries also relished the rewards of cheap foreign labor, they got government assistance in replacing their American workers.

Since 1990, some 30 to 40 million immigrants, legal and illegal, have entered the country.

This huge increase in the labor force, at the same time the U.S. was shipping factories abroad, brought massive downward pressure on wages. The real wages of Middle Americans have stagnated for decades.

What was wildly wonderful for Corporate America was hell on Middle America. But the Republican Party had made its choice. It had sold its soul to the multinationals. And as it went along with NAFTA, GATT, fast track and mass immigration, to appease Corporate America, it lost Middle America.

The party went with the folks who paid for their campaigns, only to lose the folks who had given them their landslides.

When Republicans accede to the demand for amnesty, and immigration without end, it does not take a political genius to see what is going to happen. For it is happening now.

Almost all of those breaking our laws, crossing the border, and overstaying their visas are young, poor or working class. Between 80 and 90 percent are from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

They are Third World peoples. They believe in government action and government programs that provide their families with free education, health care, housing, food, and income subsidies. They are not Bob Taft or Barry Goldwater conservatives.

Perhaps 85 percent of all immigrants, legal and illegal, more than a million a year now, are people of color. And while over 70 percent of Hispanics and Asians voted Democratic for Obama, among voters of African descent, the Obama vote was well above 90 percent.

Four of every five U.S. citizens of Asian, African and Hispanic descent vote Democratic in presidential elections. And it is their numbers that are growing. Already they are well over a third of the U.S. population.

As has been observed often, America, demographically, is going to look like California. And while Nixon won California all five times he was on a national ticket, and Reagan won California in landslides all four times he ran, California has not gone Republican in six straight presidential elections.

Democrats outnumber Republicans there by more than two-to-one in the Congressional delegation and in the state assembly, and not a single Republican holds statewide office.

If Bush I had built that border fence back in 1992 and declared a moratorium on legal immigration that fall, as many implored him to do, the party of the Bushes would not be facing its demise well before midcentury.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; americafirster; patbuchanan
Protectionism, of the border and our domestic industries, looks better every day.
1 posted on 01/31/2014 4:11:14 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Not passing NAFTA/GATT would not have resulted in protectionism. Those systems are managed trade, not free trade. Our prosperity and economic liberty have been managed away by design.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 4:16:33 AM PST by oblomov
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Interesting point of view from Mr. Buchanan, but it fails to take into account that we only have one party, the uniparty.


3 posted on 01/31/2014 4:22:39 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Sorry, but losers do not dictate terms....

No truer statement was ever made. The GOP is, in fact, a sorry bunch of losers who have let their second-tier power and lifestyle of ease and appeasement rot their brains.

They are in the midst of a surrender that will sell the sovereignty of my country down the crapper. If they think there will be no repercussions, then they are indeed as clueless as they seem. It will be a cold day in hell before I ever vote for one of them again.

4 posted on 01/31/2014 4:25:15 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

A little bit of hyperbole since middle America primarily votes Republican. But he brings up some good historical points.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 4:35:34 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
American businesses were uncompetitive. Unions were strangling one industry after another with the help of the government regulations.

The clothing industry, the steel industry and many other manufacturing industries went out of business in America in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The auto industry survives but had to be bailed out by taxpayers.

Jobs went overseas long before the presidency of Bush I. The only question was whether American corporations could survive or would be gradually destroyed along with the manufacturing in the U.S.

NAFTA had many flaws but it was not the problem.

Today illegals have more rights than most Americans. They drive without insurance. They commit crimes. They get many fraudulent identities and are never prosecuted. They go to emergency rooms and get free medical care.

The politicians have betrayed America. The elections are fraudulent. The middle class is being slowly forced out of existence.

6 posted on 01/31/2014 4:37:38 AM PST by detective
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

ummmm... none of that happened until NAFTA and the clintons... which was catalyzed by the death of Sam Walton, which opened then door to walmart replacing the American made goods to chinese made goods. this was all put into motion while HRClinton was on the board of directors at walmart. once they took office, they cemented the trade status of china and the push to offshore manufacturing began.

now, i’m no fan of anyone pushing for bigger govt and one world order (the biggest govt)... but let’s try to keep the facts straight.


7 posted on 01/31/2014 4:44:24 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Pat is of course right, but he has been soundly rejected by the little uninformed Republican primary voters, who never seem to get much right.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 4:59:01 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: detective

All true, but the American people are too unformed to understand any of this.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 5:00:19 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I disagree with some of the underlying points in this article. For one thing, the off-shoring of American industry was almost a "natural" turn of events. Most American manufacturing workers were going to lose their jobs one way or another -- through automation or outsourcing. Ironically, the U.S. has become more attractive to manufacturers today because labor costs and energy costs in Asia make an automated facility in the U.S. a more cost-effective way to manufacture than an automated facility in Asia.

Secondly, the discussion of this topic changes once you realize that these immigrants aren't being brought to the U.S. not as cheap labor, but as new customers. For most leaders in corporate America, it doesn't matter if they are productive citizens, or even if they are employed at all. A welfare queen is a huge business opportunity for many industries, including the largest industry of all here in the U.S. -- government.

"Middle America" spent the last 40 years aborting a huge portion of its next generation away. It's no coincidence that the number of immigrants (illegal or not) in the U.S. since then is almost identical to the number of our own progeny who have been eradicated since Roe v. Wade.

10 posted on 01/31/2014 5:07:00 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“The party went with the folks who paid for their campaigns, only to lose the folks who had given them their landslides.”

Pat nails it here.

And to think the GOPe is considering to run Romney again in 2016...unbelievable but not surprising knowing the base has stopped contributing leaving only the mega millionare mega egos like Romney to feast on the carcass of the GOP.

Is it really only about who has the money and desire?

But then Ted Cruz has money behind him and a desire. Why won’t the GOPe get behind him?

Obviously there are aspects of ideology and membership that reflect GOPe decisions made behind the scenes. Bush and the NWO crowd are symbols of what drive the GOPe. This is what underlies the real partition between the ruling class and the country class.

And with the Axis of Soros supporting the takeover of State Secretaries of State and county election offices, the ‘folks’ who have made past landslides possible, that is to say the grassroots voters, become IRRELEVANT in the margins of critical urban county battle sites.

And that’s not all.

The taxpayer is becoming IRRELEVANT. The Federal Reserve is now an international body that participates in trading platforms with CIA as a contractor. I know it sounds strange to many and it is difficult to understand, but the Fed is propping up the US federal government which in turn props up state governments. The Fed also props up other nation states; the USA is no exception. The US taxpayer is becoming lost in the noise.

The Tax code exists only to cut the grass; translation: keep certain types of grassroot blades from getting all uppity like Ted Cruz and his Tea Party terrorists.

All of above reflects a willingness by the GOPe to gravitate away from its base and towards international power and money. In other words, they are sellouts.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 5:19:58 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Alberta's Child

“I disagree with some of the underlying points in this article. For one thing, the off-shoring of American industry was almost a “natural” turn of events.”

Unions and crazy environmental regs DROVE business out of the US and how does Buccannan propose to have stopped them? Also the markets overseas are HUGE and could not be ignored. Everyone in the US has cars, radios, appliances, etc. but there are literally billions of people in developing nations with none of these things. There is no way they could afford a washing machine made by union thugs in the US, so those goods had to be made by cheaper labor. All this was a no brainer from a business point of view. IMO the GOP did lose middle america, it was STOLEN from them by the RAT-media alliance who continually portays them as monsters and is answered by a deafening silence from the GOP.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 5:25:11 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Abortion or not, we still have a lot more citizens not working that could be. The work participation levels are way too low to be allowing more folks dependent on tax-subsidization into the country.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 5:31:00 AM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If the GOP thinks they can get away with voting for an Amnesty for these illegal alians they had better think again.

Just because the Democrats have this country so screwed up doesn’t mean the Repulicans will be a shoe-in in 2016.

If they vote to dilute my constitutional rights by giving them to 2000000 illegals I’ll stay home.Afterall my vote will mean nothing anyway.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 5:31:00 AM PST by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; All

Free Trade doesn’t work. No evidence it does.

In fact, the biggest supporters of Illegal Alien Amnesty are the biggest supporters of Free Trade

I’d rather pay tariffs than welfare checks and govt programs. It costs a lot less in the long run. Unfortunately Free Traders prefer Income Taxes


15 posted on 01/31/2014 6:25:09 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Pat Buchanan sometimes crosses the line, and can be objectionable.

This is NOT one of those times.

Pat Buchanan completely, nails it in this article. He is 100% right.

Completely.

We have sold American success.

American success, has been sold to of all places ... COMMUNIST CHINA.

American businesses need to wake up, and stop selling out their very own success.

Bring back American jobs. I’m completely series.

Now.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 6:32:07 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Actually, most of those manufacturing jobs shipped to Communist China and Drug Cartel Mexico were jobs located in Southern non union right to work states...especially our textile and clothing manufacturing

All thru the South there are empty clothing and textile factories...many of those jobs are now govt checks

It was more than just union jobs lost...most manufacturing lost was non union

Free Trade has been a boon for the expanded govt crowd. We had jobs when we had less Free Trade


17 posted on 01/31/2014 6:33:52 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Alberta's Child
Secondly, the discussion of this topic changes once you realize that these immigrants aren't being brought to the U.S. not as cheap labor, but as new customers.

BINGO! We have a winner! In the long run, American/illegal/legal doesn't matter to the businesses - they are slowly automating out of business MOST workers.

BUT, the need for more customers is ever growing. Americans, in general, have MOST of their basic needs - more so than most third world citizens - so those who arrive here are not needed to work. They are needed to SPEND money.

Both the companies nor the US Government, really CARE how the customer gets that money: illegal work, welfare, cash jobs, whatever - but they NEED and WANT them to keep priming that GDP pump so that companies collect profits and the government collects taxes!

All the touchy-feelly, bring them out of the shadows, second-tier citizen crap is just a means to sell this BULLSHIT sandwich!
18 posted on 01/31/2014 7:06:06 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Protectionism, of the border and our domestic industries, looks better every day.

Wow, we agree on something.

19 posted on 01/31/2014 7:14:38 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Hostage

I like your cynicism. Excellent post.


20 posted on 01/31/2014 7:17:34 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
Well it worked. Union participation rate in the USA manufacturing sector is declining every year. It is now at 10% and falling. Currently 90% of manufacturing workers are non union. So have we won the war against ourselves yet?
21 posted on 01/31/2014 7:19:37 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Unfortunately Free Traders prefer Income Taxes

Good comment that is worth re posting.

22 posted on 01/31/2014 7:21:07 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: wardaddy; Kenny Bunk; MeganC

bttt


23 posted on 01/31/2014 7:27:57 AM PST by Pelham (Obamacare, the vanguard of Obammunism)
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To: central_va; wideawake
You do realize, do you not, that the ante-bellum South and the Confederacy were pro-free trade and that the Federalist/Whig North was protectionist? One of the reasons the South seceded was their objection to a protectionist tariff.

After the Civil War, the Democrats were free traders and the ee-vil Republicans were protectionists--just as the Whigs, the Federalists, and George Washington were before them.

24 posted on 01/31/2014 7:44:21 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Theodore R.; Colonel Kangaroo; wideawake
Pat is of course right, but he has been soundly rejected by the little uninformed Republican primary voters, who never seem to get much right.

Pat is actually right about several things. But most Heartland Republicans are "Bible-thumpers" (as their enemies call them) and they will never vote for someone who is anti-Israel.

Even leaving aside the Objective Truth of the Torah and the Jewish G-d (which is really all that matters in the long run), consider that American Protestantism has no ancient history to look back on other than Biblical Israel. Biblical Israel is the only (lehavdil) "chrstendom" it has never known. European chrstians have two thousand years of history and heroes--American chrstians have Saul, David, and Solomon (among any number of other Hebrew names).

The "palaeo" Right may rant and rave about "the rooted people," but unlike in Europe, Middle America's religious roots are in 'Eretz Yisra'el. They don't allegorize it or turn it into chrstological parables the way Europeans do. Jerusalem means Jerusalem--it does not mean Rome or Berlin or Washington DC.

Another of Pat's problems is a common one among "palaeos": his religion is civilizational. Civilizational religion is not fundamentalist religion. It is pragmatic and utilitarian, considered merely a glue that holds together an ethnic group or civilization and ties them to their land. However right wing the politics of civilizationists might be, they are atheists at heart. Like liberals, their moral/ethical system is based on something other than the Decrees of G-d. And however much the positions of "palaeos" may appeal to Middle America, there is the stench of brimstone about them for just this reason.

25 posted on 01/31/2014 7:55:36 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
You do realize, do you not, that the ante-bellum South and the Confederacy were pro-free trade and that the Federalist/Whig North was protectionist? One of the reasons the South seceded was their objection to a protectionist tariff.

Yes I realize that, what is your point?

The first civil war was about states rights, not slavery or tariffs. I happen to think the South would have benefited form protectionism, but that doesn't mean I don't believe in states rights. If my fellow state citizens vote to secede then I secede too. Once the die is cast the reasons for a state to secede seem to take a back seat to ongoing events.

26 posted on 01/31/2014 8:06:00 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
The first civil war was about states rights, not slavery or tariffs. I happen to think the South would have benefited form protectionism

In that case I have no quarrel with you on this issue.

Many neo-Confederates hypocritically adopt very non-Southern, non-Confederate positions (such as Federalist protectionism or Midwestern Germanophilic non-interventionism) just to stay "politically correct" with "palaeo-conservatives." I admire people like you who are consistent, however much I may disagree with some of your other positions.

PS: Even Federalists ultimately believe in the right to secede. Every hear of the Essex Junto or Hartford Convention?

27 posted on 01/31/2014 8:11:04 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Pat is correct.

There is nothing wrong with trade reciprocity.

28 posted on 01/31/2014 8:13:58 AM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Thanks, interesting read.


29 posted on 01/31/2014 8:18:52 AM PST by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

screw free trade!!


30 posted on 01/31/2014 8:37:09 AM PST by dennisw
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To: sten

Perot was right about NAFTA and that giant sucking sound. We are becoming a service nation. That does not build wealth. We are going to have to get manufacturing back in the USA and get rid of the unions so we can compete.

No nation can absorb the entire underclass of another nation and that is what Mexico is asking us to do.


31 posted on 01/31/2014 8:40:59 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: oblomov
Not passing NAFTA/GATT would not have resulted in protectionism. Those systems are managed trade, not free trade. Our prosperity and economic liberty have been managed away by design.

The whole basis of the argument in favor of free trade: i.e. that each nation will produce what it's best (most efficient at) producing, assumes that capital stays in the country of origin. The alleged "benefits" of free trade disappear when you have large-scale capital flight from the first world to the third.

32 posted on 01/31/2014 9:30:09 AM PST by ek_hornbeck
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
The GOP will agree to halt the deportation of 12 million illegal aliens, and sign on to a blanket amnesty. It only asks that the 12 million not be put on a path to citizenship.

Most of the GOP was never sincere in opposing amnesty to begin with. They paid lip service to it in order to make their conservative constituents think they were actually doing something. The GOP could have fought on this issue if it wanted to - it didn't.

Sorry, but losers do not dictate terms. Rich Trumka of the AFL-CIO says amnesty is no longer enough. Illegal aliens must be put on a path to citizenship and given green cards to work — and join unions.

Trumka and other labor leaders who support amnesty for illegals are unwittingly cutting their own throats. Labor unions used to oppose illegal immigration because they realized that nothing undercuts wages like "undocumented" labor. But apparently toeing the liberal Democrat line on EVERY issue trumps their alleged concern for falling wages.

Rep. Paul Ryan and the Wall Street Journal are for throwing in the towel. Legalize them all and start them on the path to citizenship.

They aren't "throwing in the towel." They were against deportation and enforcing immigration laws from the get-go. And anybody who is stupid enough to believe the latest GOP con (i.e. "we'll give them amnesty if we get border enforcement in return") is in for a big surprise. These con artists have no more interest in keeping another wave of illegal third world immigrants out than they have in getting rid of the ones we already have.

Incidentally, have you noticed how pro-amnesty Republicans seem to hold the border enforcement issue hostage? Why should we bypass laws that are already on the books to give amnesty, and then and only then then talk about enforcing existing laws?

33 posted on 01/31/2014 9:38:05 AM PST by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqrY2F_Xz3s


34 posted on 01/31/2014 9:38:35 AM PST by oblomov
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To: Zionist Conspirator
The only two semi industrialized states in the Confederacy in 1860, GA and VA, would have been harmed by protectionism. But they did their duty as they saw it. And I agree with that.

Weird dichotomies existed then and exist now. Lee and Grant fought each other to the death on the battlefield but ironically believed in the other's cause.

35 posted on 01/31/2014 9:47:42 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
No nation can absorb the entire underclass of another nation and that is what Mexico is asking us to do.

You really can't blame the government of a nation for wanting to dump its surplus undesirable riffraff off on somebody else. Mexico's government is just pursuing its own rational self-interest in pushing for open borders. What's really unforgivable is when that "somebody else" (our government - both parties) is so happy to oblige.

36 posted on 01/31/2014 9:49:21 AM PST by ek_hornbeck
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Many neo-Confederates hypocritically adopt very non-Southern, non-Confederate positions (such as Federalist protectionism or Midwestern Germanophilic non-interventionism) just to stay "politically correct" with "palaeo-conservatives."

They would have their hearts in the right place but their mind is lagging then...

37 posted on 01/31/2014 9:52:48 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Amnesty is a line in the sand for me. I’ll just stop voting after 40+ years of voting for the most conservative republican available.


38 posted on 01/31/2014 9:55:31 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

It’s time to write/fax/email/call our US Congressmen again - they are making another attempt to harm America with amnesty & open borders!

Tell them to vote NO! on any immigration bill and that what is listed below is what we need to do ASAP to protect America and preserve her freedom from illegal aliens/criminals:

1) Secure our borders
2) Enforce existing law
3) Not allow any amnesty provisions of any kind
4) Improve our visa system
5) Prosecute and fine those businesses which knowingly employ illegal workers
6) Give law enforcement officials the necessary resources and authority to combat illegal immigration
7) Deport illegal aliens violating the law after being fingerprinted, photographed, iris scanned, charged with a felony, and their information placed in a national database.
8) Send a bill for deportation/prison costs to the embassy of the illegal immigrant’s national origin.
9) 2nd time and thereafter repeat offenses by illegal aliens should be sent to work prison camps for a maximum of 6 months - building the southern fence/wall.
10) Seize and liquidate all assets from illegal aliens and use the proceeds for our military and local law enforcement.
11) Must not give illegal immigrants government welfare benefits of any kind, including Social Security
12) Designate English as our national language
13) Change the 14th Amendment regarding birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants
14) Put pressure on the Mexican government and other nations to reduce illegal immigration to America.
15) Encourage only legal immigration and citizenship to for those wanting to become Americans.

These ENFORCED changes would strengthen America greatly.

Any elected official (especially Republicans) who can’t see this are either incompetent, stupid, or evil - or a combination of all three - and need to be voted out ASAP and replaced with true Constitutional conservatives.


39 posted on 01/31/2014 10:04:16 AM PST by Lions Gate
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To: jwalsh07
Amnesty is a line in the sand for me. I’ll just stop voting after 40+ years of voting for the most conservative republican available.

And yet idiot GOP strategists like Karl Rove worry more about scaring off the largely imaginary pool of Mexican GOP voters than they do about repelling people like you, who actually vote(d) Republican.

40 posted on 01/31/2014 10:07:50 AM PST by ek_hornbeck
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To: Hostage

Agenda 21 is working just fine and both the GOP and Dims like it that way.


41 posted on 01/31/2014 10:59:24 AM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

“You really can’t blame the government of a nation for wanting to dump its surplus undesirable riffraff off on somebody else”

So true. Mexico does not want to have to reform their corrupt political, law enforcement and judicial system. They don’t want to have to create jobs for their own people.


42 posted on 01/31/2014 11:14:33 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

Mexico only opens the Northern Border. In the south they shoot Guatemalans.


43 posted on 01/31/2014 12:18:58 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Pelham
Thanks to the Republican Party, Corporate America got it all.

This is the nexus of the GOP, who IMNVHO, are responsible for the decayed state of the Republic. In the 1950's if not earlier, the GOP ideology gave way to an acceptance of the Democraty Party as the usual default majority party. The GOP has degenerated from the party that saved the Union and freed the slaves into a very dependably loyal sham "opposition."

In exchange for safely gerrymandered seats, the GOP cheerfully traded its place as the party of Main St. and increasingly became the Party of Wall Street. In those brief interludes when the GOP has Congressional majorities, they become confused and cynical at the same time, cooperating with the Democrats to spend the Republic into oblivion.

Safe seats means the GOP are free to work with lobbyists and fat-cat contributors, simultaneously reaching across the aisle to divvy up the pork with the Democrats in exchange for their complaisant voting. The only present reason for the existence of the GOP: to protect massive corporate givers from the outrages of the bureaucracy which runs the lives of the rest of us. I.E., the bureaucracy (and the lobbyists) who write the so-called "laws" that are the shameful product of Congress.

Safe seats means that the GOP establishment ... our RINOS ... are largely immune to any of the consequences of their actions. The RNC finances them to wins in their primaries and the constituency take the hindmost.

Result: E.G., Boehner. McConnell. Graham. Snow. Collins. Hatch. etc. ad nauseam. With Republican friends such as these, conservatives have little need of the Democrats as the enemy.

44 posted on 01/31/2014 12:40:52 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (This GOP is dead. What do we do now?)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If the GOP goes for amnesty then I’m done with the GOP because it’ll have killed itself and I don’t hang out with people who support suicide.


45 posted on 01/31/2014 3:34:36 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“Protectionism, of the border and our domestic industries, looks better every day.”

Horse-barn-empty-gone.


46 posted on 02/01/2014 8:22:10 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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47 posted on 02/01/2014 8:28:27 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kenny Bunk

When it comes to the critical congressional votes, such as on amnesty, the solidly leftist ‘Rats plus the GOPe (elite) Quisling traitors will always constitute a majority in favor of plundering the carcass of a once great and proud nation.


48 posted on 02/01/2014 8:31:05 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: jwalsh07
Mexico only opens the Northern Border. In the south they shoot Guatemalans.

...and then cry bloody murder if any American politician proposes to do a tenth of the same at our own border.

49 posted on 02/03/2014 11:58:14 AM PST by ek_hornbeck
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