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Patrick J. Buchanan: Democracy Is On the Way Down, Tribalism On The Way Up

"The Western democratic system is hailed by the developed world as near perfect and the most superior political system to run a country," mocked China's official new agency.

"However, what's happening in the United States today will make more people worldwide reflect on the viability and legitimacy of such a Read more >>

Tactical Triumph For Trump On Government Shutdown. Real Showdown Ahead. Has GOP Learned?





President Donald Trump starts 2018 with a political win, as Chuck Schumer’s gambit to shut down the government to defend illegal aliens has collapsed [ Schumer: We’re reopening government with commitment to vote on DACA if deal isn’t reached by February 8th , by Ian Hanchett, Breitbart, January 22, 2018]. The Democrats did win a supposed “commitment” for an up and down vote on DACA in early February, but it is unclear what that actually means in practice. Besides, the Democrats can’t do much if the GOP doesn’t give them the kind of vote they want: the threat of a government shutdown has now been exposed as hollow.

The optics of the showdown were terrible for the Democrats. Securing the border is one of the few things the federal government is actually supposed to do. It’s was therefore immensely clarifying that the Democrat Part shut down the government to ensure that illegal immigrants are allowed to remain in the U.S. in defiance of American laws.

Indeed, the Democrats chose this hill to die on even as new reports reveal there are millions more so-called “DREAMers” squatting in our country than was commonly believed [ There are 3.6 M ‘DREAMers’ – a number far greater than commonly known , by Alan Gomez, USA Today, January 18, 2018].

Far from cucking, President Trump and the Republicans actually went on the offensive against the Democrats on the immigration issue, accusing them (accurately) of being “complicit” in crimes committed by illegals. Read more >>

Hell Freezes Over—In Shutdown Fight, Congressional GOP Stands With Americans Against Illegal Aliens



Hell must have frozen over last week. As of Sunday afternoon, Congressional Republicans are still standing firm in refusing to give Amnesty to illegal aliens without significant immigration patriot gains in return. And they’re even deploying smart messaging to argue for their resolute position.

The federal government officially shut down early Saturday after the Senate failed to agree on a spending bill, which Democrats insisted must include permanent legalization for a subset of illegal aliens who came to the U.S. as minors (and are now young adults).

Republican and Democratic leaders have gone back and forth on a legislative “fix” for the soon-to-be-defunct Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program ever since Congress came back for the New Year. But nearly every “bipartisan” proposal has proven to be terrible for immigration patriots. Read more >>

Thing Is, We’re Supposed To BELIEVE This BLACK PANTHER Black Power Fantasy



President Trump’s alleged comments about not wanting immigrants from “sh*thole” countries like Haiti caused hyperventilation in the Main Stream Media: No Leftist reporters want Americans knowing about the reality of life in the Third World that these immigrants will bring with them. Right on cue, America is about to get a dose of lying fantasy in the form of the much-touted upcoming Black Panther movie, when the science fiction black country of “Wakanda” comes to the screen February 16, just in time for Black History Month. [ I Swear, ‘Black Panther’ is about to make every month Black History Month , by Dawn Burkes, Guide Live, January 4, 2018]

Black Panther is a black power fantasy in which the mythical African kingdom boasts the most advanced technology in the world. Of course, actually creating the fictional realm of Wakanda falls to the mostly white companies involved in special effects, including Industrial Light & Magic [ Black Panther , by Vincent Frei, Art of VFX, January 9, 2018]. But the people on the screen and behind the camera who will garner the glory are overwhelmingly black.

Disney’s first Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie of the year will boast an almost all-black cast, a black director, a budget well north of $100 million, and storyline replete with black power and “Afrofuturism.” Marvel studio head Kevin Feige bragged “90 percent of the cast is either African or African American”. [ Black Panther: Majority of Cast Will Be ‘African or African-American,’ by Molly Freeman, Screen Rant, May 13, 2016]
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John Derbyshire: “Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are!” Merit-Based Immigration Just Cheap Labor Racket, DREAMers...



As I go to pixel, the congresscritters are still fighting over whether to close down the federal government in the name of 800,000 illegal aliens. I'll leave you to find out the result in tomorrow morning's news.

As I noted last week, the standard of debate over immigration is higher than it used to be—better for sure than it was in the previous recent attempts at immigration legislation in 2006, 2007, and 2013. I'd like to think that we here at VDARE.com have had something to do with that.

But the so-called Gang of Six bill, the attempted Senate solution, was still advertised brightly as "bipartisan." Uh-oh.

The "six" in "Gang of Six" are six senators, three Republicans and three Democrats. To be precise they are Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Jeff Flake (AZ), Cory Gardner (CO), and Democratic Senators Dick Durbin (IL), Michael Bennet (CO) and Robert Menendez (NJ). [ New Gang of Six ‘Bipartisan Deal’ on DACA Amnesty Is Not Serious, By Jessica Vaughan, CNS, January 15, 2018] As is my habit I shall just read off to you the NumbersUSA grades for those senators on immigration votes in the Senate, 2015-2018: F-minus, C-minus, D-minus, F, F-minus, F. The median grade there is F.

What did it propose to do, this Gang of Six bill? Executive summary: It offered the same bait-and-switch as the old Gang of Eight Rubio-Schumer effort five years ago. Permanent residency leading to citizenship for Dreamers, temporary—and we know what "temporary" means in an immigration context, don't we?—temporary status for their parents, promises of improvements to border security … Read more >>
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