The Big News: Proposition 200 Wins In Arizona

Nyah, nyah, Wall Street Journal Editorial Page!
Despite its

claim
that support for

Proposition 200
was “plummeting,” Arizonans
have voted

heavily
for the ballot initiative that aims to stop
illegal aliens from receiving involuntary taxpayer
subsidies, voting in elections etc.

Proposition 200`s grassroots triumph in the teeth of the
united opposition of the entire political establishment
and its media mouthpieces is, as with California`s
similar

Proposition 18
7 ten years ago, a further
illustration of the extraordinary power of the
immigration issue. 

That the political establishment`s opposition remains
absolute—typically, on election night, CBS News` Dan
Rather never even mentioned Proposition 200 in his
interview with Arizona`s Senator John McCain—is further
evidence of the irrepressible seismic conflict that mass
immigration is causing to build up under the surface of
American political life.

President Bush is to be congratulated on his
re-election. But his effort appears to have been
markedly less impressive that the re-election victories
of Presidents Clinton, Reagan, and Nixon. Of course,
this will not prevent White House triumphalism. At
VDARE.COM, we fully expect that President Bush will now
renew his nation-liquidating

illegal alien amnesty and temporary worker scheme
.
We will be waiting for him.

We will be reviewing Congressional races in more detail,
but it`s worth noting that, in one

closely-watched contest
, a strong immigration
reformer, Pete Sessions,

defeated
an immigration enthusiast, Martin Frost, in
Texas.

Peter Brimelow, editor of

VDARE.COM
and author of the much-denounced



Alien Nation: Common Sense About America`s Immigration
Disaster
(Random House –
1995) and


The Worm in the Apple
(HarperCollins – 2003)