Tom Tancredo – America`s MVP?
I believe that,
during this decade, Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) has
been America`s MVP:
Think about it.
The President of
the United States has had two main goals over the last
Establishment had some qualms about the former. But they
gave him the green light anyway. And, despite
catastrophe in Iraq, they may nevertheless let him start
another war –
this time with Iran.
In contrast, our
elites have strongly supported the Presidents` obsession
with opening the borders even further. Miraculously, it
More than any other
individual, Rep. Tancredo, who founded the
Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus back in
1999, has stood athwart history, yelling "Stop."
organized opposition in the House, the President and
Senate surely would have saddled us with legislation at
least as bad as last May`s Hagel-Martinez bill.
Now, Rep. Tancredo
has formed a committee to explore running for President
in 2008. Having repeatedly explained in the past that
fat, too short and too bald" to run for
President, Tancredo has his work cut out to break out
above the level of, say, fellow potential Presidential
Ron Paul, the Texas libertarian Republican who seems
too principled to have any chance of making a splash in
And Tancredo will
have to be ready to put up with the mindless hatred that
any patriot concerned about America`s future must
Tancredo has been exposed to cheap shots from both the
American Spectator [Tancredo`s
Dubious Allies, by The Prowler, January 17,
2007] robustly answered by
readers` mail and the original London Spectator.
man who would bomb Mecca, by James Forsyth,
January 29, 2007]
is so much more articulate than American journalism that
we easily-impressed colonials can overlook its tendency
toward laziness leading to downright ignorance. Yet, in
this Age of Google, the Brit writer`s penchant for
pounding out 500 words of off-the-top-of-the-head
smugness before heading out to a liquid lunch really
doesn`t cut it anymore.
James Forsyth`s take on the dangers of Tancredo`s
candidacy to the Emerging Hispanic Republican Majority
sounds like something Michael Barone was publishing in
2001 after getting the inside word from
Karl "The Genius" Rove. (Funny how nobody
calls Rove a genius anymore …)
Last week, I explained why the Los Angeles school
board`s decision to require students to pass Algebra II
to graduate from high school was absurd. Nonetheless, I
do think that insisting pundits show they understand,
oh, 6th grade arithmetic would be right – and fitting.
The Bush-Rove Plan
rests on the theory that, while the GOP would lose
ground for every new immigrant voter imported, it would
make up for it on volume.
this logic has proven instantly persuasive to most
So here`s a number
even they might be able to understand:
Hispanic Business, among "Hispanic elected
officials affiliated with a party, 92 percent are
Democrats and 8 percent Republicans…"
Boosting the number
of Hispanic voters creates wildly more Democratic than
Republican leaders. And leaders tend to have followers.
Democratic skew among Latino politicians stems in part
from the Voting Rights Act, which
mandates the gerrymandering of so many
"minority-majority" districts that are safe
If you are a
politically ambitious young Hispanic, it makes all the
sense in the world to sign up as a Democrat because your
chance of getting elected to a starter office such as
state assemblyman as a Republican is very small if
you run in a heavily Hispanic district.
When these kind of
unpleasant realities about immigration are explained to
Establishment Republicans, you always hear the reply:
"Well, then, the problem isn`t immigration. It just
means that all we have to do is repeal the
Voting Rights Act."
Of course, you hear
this kind of pie-in-the-sky response all the time. If
you point out that America is importing lots of bad
students who are dragging down the public school system,
the automatic reply you get back is: "All we have to
do is fix the schools so that no child is left behind".
As if anybody knows
how to do that.
In fact, America
has a lot of problems that we have no clue how to solve.
We do, however,
know one simple way to stop making many of our
difficulties worse: cut back on immigration.
understands that. Do any of the other candidates?