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2. Make a video campaign ad! This helped in 2007. Then, as now, the idea–from an alert reader, J.R.–was not to convince voters.
Here's a good essay from Victor Davis Hanson in National Review:
Princeton University and NBER
We already know that the Gang of Eight amnesty bill contains a full trough of goodies for foreign job thieves.
It isn’t enough for Obama and his amnesty cronies in the Gang of Eight to endanger public safety and flood the jobs market with millions of excess workers, the President has also decided to admit thousands of Syrian refugees, potentially putting national security at risk.
The decision is not a complete surprise. A big hint was dropped a week ago that thousands of Syrians would be permitted entrance.
U.S. considers taking in Syrian refugees, Los Angeles Times, June 9, 2013
WASHINGTON — Two years into a civil war that shows no signs of ending, the Obama administration is considering resettling refugees who have fled Syria, part of an international effort that could bring thousands of Syrians to American cities and towns. [. . .]
Homeland security officials require careful vetting of refugees, with multiple interviews and background checks before they are allowed to enter the country. Under normal circumstances, the screening process can take a year or longer. [. . .]
A few years ago, thousands of Iraqi refugees had been admitted on a do-gooder whim, with little investigation. After a couple were found to be jihadist enemies of America (later tried and imprisoned), the 58,000 Iraqi refugees residing in the United States had to be rescreened.
Now the government intends to make the same dangerous mistake again with more Muslims who have no reason to accept western values. Many of the Syrian insurgents are Al Qaeda affiliated. How does this policy not imperil the American people?
Obama allows more Syrian refugees to settle in US, The Hill, June 17, 2013
How common and unpunished are drunk driving illegal aliens in America? One measure: the uncle of the President is one (pictured), and Omar Onyango is doing just fine, back at his liquor store job and in possession of his driver’s license, after a mere 45 days without it after a drunk-driving bust.
Today’s lawbreaking topic is the failure of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to criticize the Senate’s criminal-friendly amnesty bill, specifically on its drunk-driving permissiveness.
I investigated MADD for a 2008 VDARE.com article, Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Successful Reformers—Or Hypocrites from Hell?. After initial success in raising the issue and changing behavior, the organization began to see itself as more educator to wrongdoers than protector of innocents. The attitude has become, “Welcome new drunk drivers! Please sign up for our program.”
Hispanics’ cultural preference for drinking mass quantities of alcohol guarantees a long and profitable future for MADD. (Even NPR has noted, “Latinos are responsible for a disproportionate number of DWI arrests and alcohol-related car accidents.”) A fat pipeline of diverse clients from abroad is advantageous for MADD’s bottom line.
As a result of self-interest, MADD says, “No problema” to the multi-million amnesty.
MADD OK with Illegals with DUIs Staying on America’s Roads, Breitbart.com, June 18, 2013
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is refusing to fight to prevent the Senate “Gang of Eight” from allowing illegal aliens convicted of drunk driving from being granted legalized status, or amnesty.
The New York Times' "public editor" writes a little piece that asks an interesting question in the title:
By MARGARET SULLIVAN
For a lot of organizations, the threat of lawsuits over child sex abuse in the past are a potentially devastating threat that can turn into a feeding frenzy, as happened to the Catholic Church. For example, if the impression I've gotten from reading the memoirs of famous upper crust Englishmen isn't wholly wrong, distinguished boarding schools like Eton and Harrow might be in for a world of civil suit hurt if the atmosphere suddenly changed and they were targeted. But, it's all very contingent.
RedState’s Daniel Horowitz is probably the brightest new star in the patriotic immigration writer firmament: I have been extremely impressed with his work since he proposed challenging the Obama Administrative Amnesty on Constitutional grounds a year ago.
Now he has reached another VDAREish conclusion in The Veiled Anti-American Sentiment of Open Borders Politicians RedState June 17th, 2013
…the open borders “right” has adopted the parlance, tactics, and ad hominem attacks that traditionally emanate from the left. They impugn the motives of those who desire strong border security and orderly/gradual immigration as racist. However, in recent days, it is they who have been exposed as individuals who harbor deep-rooted prejudges…against native (born) Americans.
This essay, which deserves reading in full and which includes a useful quotation from Calvin Coolidge ending
"As a nation, our first duty must be those who are already our inhabitants, whether native or immigrants."
What is really driving this indefatigable
Word is getting around that Mexico is becoming more middle class (with 39 percent of Mexicans now so estimated), despite the grifter nation’s attempts to keep that information secret from the United States. Mexican elites would prefer that clueless Washington think of the crackhouse next door as poor relations, needing a continuing handout of free stuff and the nearly open border now being negotiated. There are seven million illegal alien Mexicans residing here who would benefit from the amnesty and those still in Mexico could look forward to the increased flow included in the “reform” scam.
One example of severe stupid: in 2011, the US gave wealthy Mexico $411 million in foreign aid. Meanwhile, Mexico currently ranks #14 for GDP among nations — it’s rich! Forbes’ March 2013 list of billionaires counted 11 from Mexico.
Even with economic improvements however, Mexican pols are addicted to the cushion of easy-money remittances from their expats ($24 billion in 2012).
I’ve been writing since 2003 that Mexico is a very wealthy country and didn’t need transnational welfare from Uncle Sucker. The country has had a big population living in poverty but also has the financial resources to improve the well being of its citizens by investing
Want to know what's actually in the fantastically awful immigration "reform" bill that the U.S. Senate—the "world's greatest deliberative body"—is grinding through these days?
For most of us laypeople, actually reading the bill isn't the way to go. One quickly gets lost in the labyrinth, especially where the bill references and slightly tweaks existing law.
H/T One Old Vet
The profoundly unpleasant Mayor Michael Bloomberg is rather a favorite here at VDARE.com because of the refreshingly direct way in which he expresses his hatred and contempt for his fellow Americans and the abrasive selfishness of his lust for accelerated immigration.
All of this was on display this weekend at the Stanford University Commencement: Bloomberg advises grads on immigration reform SF Gate Sunday, June 16, 2013
Standing before a packed Stanford Stadium on Sunday, Bloomberg noted that about 30 percent of the university's 5,000 graduates had attended Stanford on student visas, but that many of them without a way to work legally here would return to their home countries
Anyone familiar with even moderately fashionable Colleges is aware that an astonishingly large number of places have gone in recent years to the children
Sarah Palin pushed back against Jeb Bush’s argument that decreased fertility rates in the United States meant that immigration reform was necessary.