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Memo From Middle America | Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Tell Americans One Thing—Spanish-Speakers Another
Both candidates in the race for Texas Governor, Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis, are bowing to racial Balkanization. Both are running Spanish language ads that suggest Texas Hispanics have different collective interests than Anglos. Whoever wins the election, a critical point has been conceded: Texas is supposedly just a collection of racial tribes, rather than a real community.
A quick look at the websites of both candidates (here for Abbott and here for Davis) reveals that each has a Spanish-language parallel site (here for Abbott and here for Davis). That’s not unusual these days. But it’s already difficult enough keeping up with the lies of politicians in one language—how are we to keep up with them in two?
Wendy Davis’s Spanish-language ads appeal to the Hispanics’ sense of impending takeover. This includes her October 23 ad entitled “Our Moment”. The “our” here refers to Texas Hispanics—not Texans as a whole. The ad tells viewers that Wendy Davis is a champion of “nuestra comunidad” because she too derives from “humble roots”. Davis completes the ad by speaking in Spanish, assuring viewers that “Somos familia, y como familia, logramos mas” ("We are family, and as family, we achieve more.”)
How about Greg Abbott’s bifurcated website? The English site has a picture of Abbott aiming a firearm, with an entry beneath entitled “Protecting the 2nd Amendment”. On the Spanish side though, the title is “Creando Escuelas Mas Seguras”—“Creating Safer Schools.”
Sure enough, polling indicates that most Hispanics do support gun control—meaning that Abbott has to tell Hispanics one thing and Anglos another.
And that’s just one example.
Compare the featured videos on Abbott’s website. On the English-language side of the house, the most recent videos...
When Eric Holder was in Ferguson in August, he said "I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man."
As it stands today, Republicans will add seats in the House and recapture the Senate on Tuesday.
However, the near-certainty is that those elections will be swiftly eclipsed by issues of war, peace, immigration and race, all of which will be moved front and center this November.
Should that happen, militant voices are already threatening, "All hell will break loose." Police in the city and 90-some municipalities in St. Louis County, as well as the state police, are preparing for major violence.
Yesterday, Holder said it is "pretty clear" that there is a "need for wholesale change" in the Ferguson police department.
But, Holder notwithstanding, that is not at all "clear."
Should the grand jury decide that Wilson fired in self-defense in a struggle with Brown over his gun, and fired again when the 6'4" 300-pound teenager charged him, what would justify a purge of the Ferguson police department or the dismissal of Chief Thomas Jackson?
What exactly have the Ferguson cops done to deserve the remorseless vilification they have received?
Reince Priebus--this is the finger he's giving voters now...
Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), was on a conference call this past Monday evening, which was sponsored by TheTeaParty.net and attended by hundreds of Tea Party activists. During the conference call, a Tea Party activist asked him about President Barack Obama’s plans for executive amnesty. Priebus replied, “It’s unconstitutional, illegal, and we don’t support it.”
Breitbart.com covered the story. “‘While I can’t speak for the legislature, I’m very confident we will stop that,’ Priebus said. ‘We will do everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen: Defunding, going to court, injunction. You name it. It’s wrong. It's illegal. And for so many reasons, and just the basic fabric of this country, we can’t allow it to happen and we won’t let it happen. I don’t know how to be any stronger than that. I’m telling you, everything we can do to stop it we will.’”
Breitbart goes on to quote Priebus,
“‘I have said repeatedly on immigration that the first thing is border security and the second thing is upholding the law that’s in place today. What ever happened to the border fence that was promised by Congress in 2006? It never happened. What about these sanctuary cities out there that take federal money and they’re not even upholding the law that we have in place? So somehow or another what can’t get lost in any of this conversation is the importance of border security and making sure that any sort of immigration reform talk doesn’t even begin without taking that first step.’”
Priebus’ promise that, should the GOP capture the U.S. Senate, they will stop Obama’s executive amnesty is just so much hot air. I guess he thinks that we have all forgotten then Speaker of The House Newt Gingrich’s “Contract With America.”
During the congressional elections of 1994, Gingrich promised...
Kimberly Weeks, a survivor of violent crime, is standing up to anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg and his gun control efforts. Listen to her call Michael Bloomberg out on his hypocrisy and say, “Mr. Bloomberg you do not have the right to tell me how to defend myself.“
Nasty New York Times editorial writer David Firestone [Email him] pretends to care about campaign scare-mongering. But what he and his elitist ilk really fear are independent-thinking women who have dared to exercise their First Amendment powers to defend their Second Amendment rights.
This week, Firestone took aim at "attack ads" sponsored by the National Rifle Association. The "worst commercial," he says, "features a rape victim describing her assault and accusing" former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg "of wanting to take away her right to defend herself." [The N.R.A.’s Instant Classic Attack Ads, October 28, 2014]
That rape victim has a name and a story Firestone couldn't even bother to mention. She is Kimberly Weeks, a brave and fierce Colorado woman who testified against the Bloomberg-backed gun-control measures that beleaguered Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper now admits he passed "without basic facts" and concedes were ineffective from the get-go.
Weeks was brutally raped as a college junior at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. As she recounted last year, "I will never know if I would have been able to stop my rape if I had owned a firearm. I can tell you that any fear I had of guns evaporated as soon as I got a second chance at living my life. Had I been armed, I very well could have changed my circumstances and possibly prevented another attack on myself or the next victim."
Firestone dismissed Weeks' response to Bloomberg's gun-grabbing efforts by asserting that "the former mayor is not trying to take away anyone's legal handgun, and neither is any Democrat." Never mind that Colorado Democrats, goaded by Bloomberg and lobbied by Vice President Joe Biden, were contemplating a radical ban on concealed carry on college campuses.
Victims of sexual assault in Colorado...
A recent academic study suggests that as many as three million non-citizens may vote in next week’s election. But why are Republicans so afraid to challenge this and other obvious voter fraud in nonwhite neighborhoods, even when it costs them elections? Beyond simple cowardice, there is a legal rationale and a history behind the Stupid Party’s habitual incompetence. That history began in 1981 in New Jersey with The Ballot Security Task Force.
Tom Kean was running for Governor and I was a small cog in his campaign. Kean was and is a liberal Republican with a much-touted soft spot in his heart for black Americans. He was also a hands-off kind of candidate, rarely visiting headquarters. Still, he was the recipient of help from the Republican National Committee—and those RNC people of 1981 reflected the less liberal, more activist spirit of the Reagan years.
A leading concern of the campaign was how to prevent New Jersey’s deeply corrupt urban political machines from simply stealing the election. The solution was what we called the Ballot Security Task Force, which I was a part of.
The way we identified fraud was by creating mailing lists based off of voter rolls with dubious voting patterns, to which we then mailed postcards. When many of the postcards were predictably returned as undeliverable, we went to the addresses. We often found simply empty lots or warehouses.
Now that we had proof of fraud, we needed a mechanism to forestall these ghost voters from flooding the polls with their bogus ballots. We recruited a group of off-duty cops to put up signs stating;
This area is being patrolled by the National Ballot Security Taskforce.
It is a crime to falsify a ballot or to violate election laws.
We also had our team wearing armbands identifying them as part of the taskforce. They did nothing but stand around looking conscientious.
This was enough for many urban voters to decide to stay away from the polls. If it meant crossing paths with the police, they preferred to stay home rather than vote. Care to guess why?
Tom Kean was elected Governor by less than 1800 votes. If the Democratic machines of Newark, Paterson, etc. hadn’t been stymied by our efforts, Kean would never have become Governor.
But that’s not the end of the story.
NBC News' Brian Williams opened his broadcast last Friday announcing that the Obama administration was trying "to restrain the Ebola panic."
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow complained that the "hysteria" over Ebola was getting "stupider."
I haven't noticed any panic. If you want panic, review media coverage of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. That hair-on-fire coverage was based entirely, it turns out, on the media's gullibly swallowing inaccurate accounts of the incident.
For decades liberals have terrified soccer moms about a slew of imaginary terrors: global warming, Alar on apples, breast implants, heterosexual AIDS, nuclear war, and Republicans taking away their birth control.
Nannies rushed to grade schools to yank apples out of little children's hands, elderly married couples got tested for AIDS, and students at Ivy League colleges demanded that their health departments stock cyanide pills in case of nuclear attack. (Because the Russkies were definitely hitting Ithaca, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island, first.)
And then, except for a few heterosexual AIDS victims—who also happened to be intravenous drug users—no American ever died from a single one of these liberal-hyped dangers. I do not recall, for example, ever hearing of a nurse acquiring AIDS from treating an AIDS patient, certainly not a nurse wearing a spacesuit, as the Ebola-infected nurses were.
Within the past few years, Rachel Maddow has been panicked about (among many, many...
While that’s unlikely, the fact that it’s even a possibility at this point testifies to the continuing inability of the Beltway Right to capitalize on Barack Obama’s unpopularity and its refusal to do what Ann Coulter suggested—make the election a referendum on the President’s efforts to boost illegal immigration.
The biggest danger sign for Republicans: their mediocre share of the white vote in many elections. While the MSM hyperventilates about the Hispanic vote and Beltway Right consultants fantasize about breaking away a chunk of the black vote, the plain fact fact is that the GOP is almost entirely dependent on the white (formerly, i.e. before 1965, known as American) vote. Which is extraordinary, considering the almost open contempt with which the Republican Party treats its base.
VDARE.com ‘s rule of thumb: the GOP has to get the 60% of the white vote that it got in the 2010 TeaParty midterms. (Less easy to gauge, it also has to get a reasonable white turn-out, which Romney failed to do in 2012). But note that, while a 60% GOP white share is OK nationally, it’s not good enough in the South, where the GOP starts at a disadvantage because of the large black populations and must compensate among whites (which it generally does—88% of Mississippi’s whites voted for Republican Mitt Romney in 2012).
This year, in the generic Congressional ballot, Republicans only have a two-point lead over the Democrats, 43% to 41%. Incredibly, the GOP has even failed to win a decisive majority of the white vote, only posting a 49% to 35% lead with 16% undecided. [Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 41% -- Full Demographic Detail, Rasmussen, October 20-26, 2014]
Nevertheless, nobody except VDARE.com seems very interested in the white vote. So here’s a breakdown of the white vote in every significant Senate race that will be decided next Tuesday.
Methodological points: The demographic details from Rasmussen polls are behind a paywall that can only be accessed after purchasing a Platinum Service subscription. You can buy such a subscription here.
Obviously, not all of these numbers add up to 100%. Though these polls include “leaners,” the figures used for comparison don’t always include undecided voters or those voting for third parties. In some cases, as in North Carolina, Libertarians are taking more votes away from the Republican and may act as spoilers. However, in most cases, third party support is negligible.
While undecided voters are critical, many of them may decide not to vote. However, if the GOP can’t poll over fifty percent of the white vote this late in the election season, it bodes ill for their chances for victory.
According to ABC, there are five races that are still a tossup with one week to go [Where Things Stand With the Senate: ABC News Election 2014 Race Ratings, by Rick Klein and Noah Weiland, ABCNews, October 27, 2014]. They include Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, and Louisiana.
Already, just the fact that states like Georgia and Kansas are up for grabs is a pretty good indicator the Republican Party is not doing as well as it should.
- Colorado: Democratic Incumbent Senator Mark Udall versus Republican Cory Gardner. VDARE.com has covered the Hispandering of Cory Gardner only a few days ago. Still, a new poll...
Wendy Russell Davis is on fire. And I don’t mean [...]
Congressman Jeb Hensarling: Would you buy a used immigration policy from this man?
Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX 5) has a great idea to pitch to patriots only days before the midterm elections—more immigration! And what’s worse, the Stupid Partyis again preparing to sell out the Historic American Nation, perhaps by installing him as the replacement for the “Ohio Orangeman,” Speaker John Boehner.
In a kind of reverse Sign of Contradiction, the Beltway Right is lining up behind Hensarling because, according to Newsmax’s Jennifer Hickey, he is “a committed free-market conservative”—always a sign that immigration patriots should be cautious.
Hensarling appears not to know or care about the harmful impact of immigration on American wages. In fact, one of the arguments now being raised in Beltway Right outlets like Newsmax is that a Republican takeover of Congress is critical because Democrats like Mitch McConnell opponent Alison Grimes, ludicrously running for cover, “is adopting an anti-immigration stance.” [GOP Control of Senate May Open Way to Immigration Reform, by Jennifer Hickey, Newsmax, October 21, 2014]
Of course, much like Texas Governor Rick Perry, Hensarling occasionally talks tough...