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    Tea Party Triumphs: The White Giant Is Stirring


    It`s hard not to laugh out loud while watching the ruling class`s extraordinary temper tantrum over the nomination victories of so many Tea Party candidates last night, above all that of Christine O`Donnell in Delaware. Karl Rove, who for some reason is now employed as a political commentator, complained she`s said “nutty” things and can`t be elected—this is the Karl Rove who abandoned the Reagan coalition and navigated the GOP to utter disaster? What more do O`Donnell, and many disgruntled donors around the country, need?

    At VDARE.COM, we`ve long been interested in late Reagan aide Lynn Nofziger`s argument that the arrogant refusal of both party Establishments to reduce immigration could well spark a successful Third Party. It now looks like the Tea Partiers, with their very conscious contempt for the GOP leadership, are emerging as a sort of Third Party within the Second Party. (In Colorado, of course, Tom Tancredo has circumvented the local GOP Establishment with an actual Third Party bid).

    Generally Tea Partiers say little about immigration and National Question issues, although their activists are reported to be enthusiastic and O`Donnell advocates employer sanctions for hiring illegals and English as the official language. But it`s obvious to everyone that the movement is overwhelmingly white. The Daily Beast`s Will Bunch, noticing this, attributes it to

    sweeping cultural anxiety in predominantly white, middle-class sectors of the nation about social change—the gradual march of America moving toward a non-white majority by the mid-21st century, which was so abruptly punctuated for many by the sudden arrival of a non-white president in 2008.

    The Tea Party`s True Power, September 13, 2010

    Bunch seems to think this is a bad thing. Our take: it`s a good, entirely legitimate, thing. Whites—who until the 1965 immigration disaster were called “Americans”—have interests too. They are entitled to defend them and, as immigration policy drives them into a minority, they will have to. Get used to it.

    As Jim Antle argues in the London Guardian

    The conventional wisdom is that the Tea Party movement has foisted upon the Republican party a group of ideological nominees who cannot win in November. This narrative is convenient but, for the most part, false…

    Christine O`Donnell: a Tea Party too far, September 15 2010,

    I agree, for reasons I outlined after the GOP Establishment blew NY-23 last year: After NY-23: Goldwater, Reagan, And The Mirage Of â€?Moderationâ€?, Nov 4 2009. That conventional wisdom holds that political opinion in the US is distributed in a Bell Curve, with most people in the “moderate” center. But it`s actually more like a wedge, with the thick end, almost a half, identifying as “conservatives” and the thin end, barely a fifth and mostly minorities of one sort of another, identifying as liberals.

    To put it another way, VDARE.COM has long argued that simple arithmetic indicates the GOP should focus, not on outreach to unappeasable minorities, but on what we call The Sailer Strategy“inreach” to its white base, still the giant demographic actor in American politics.

    With the Tea Party triumphs, it is clear that—blindly, confusedly, painfully, goaded by demographic and cultural insult—the white giant is stirring.

    Tea Party Triumphs: The White Giant Is Stirring



    It`s hard not to laugh out loud while watching the
    ruling class`s extraordinary



    temper tantrum


    over the nomination victories of so many Tea Party
    candidates on Tuesday night, above all that of Christine
    O`Donnell in Delaware.



    Karl Rove
    ,
    who for some reason is now employed as a political
    commentator,



    complained

    she`s said “nutty” things and can`t be
    elected—this is the



    Karl Rove who abandoned the Reagan coalition

    and navigated the GOP to



    utter disaster
    ?
    What more do O`Donnell, and many disgruntled donors
    around the country, need?


    At


    VDARE.COM
    ,
    we`ve long been interested in late Reagan aide Lynn
    Nofziger`s



    argument

    that the arrogant refusal of both party Establishments
    to reduce immigration could well spark a successful
    Third Party. It now looks like the Tea Partiers, with
    their very conscious contempt for the GOP leadership,
    are emerging as a sort of Third Party within the Second
    Party. (In Colorado, of course,



    Tom Tancredo

    has circumvented the local GOP Establishment with an



    actual Third Party bid
    ).


    Generally Tea Partiers



    say little

    about immigration and National Question issues, although
    their activists are reported to be enthusiastic and
    O`Donnell



    advocates

    employer sanctions for hiring illegals and English as
    the official language. But it`s



    obvious

    to everyone that the movement is



    overwhelmingly white
    .
    The Daily Beast`s
    Will Bunch, noticing



    this
    ,
    attributes it to



    "sweeping cultural anxiety in predominantly white,
    middle-class sectors of the nation about social
    change—the gradual march of America moving toward a
    non-white majority by the mid-21st century, which was so
    abruptly punctuated for many by the sudden arrival of a
    non-white president in 2008."





    The Tea Party`s True Power
    ,
    September 13, 2010


    Bunch seems to think this is a bad thing.



    Our take: it`s a good, entirely legitimate, thing
    .
    Whites—who until the 1965 immigration disaster were
    called “Americans”—have interests too. They are
    entitled to defend them and, as immigration policy
    drives them into a minority,



    they will have to
    .
    Get used to it.


    As



    Jim Antle

    argued in the London Guardian



    "The conventional wisdom is that the Tea Party movement
    has foisted upon the Republican party a group of
    ideological nominees who cannot win in November. This
    narrative is convenient but, for the most part, false…"





    Christine O`Donnell: a Tea Party too far
    ,
    September 15 2010,


    I agree, for reasons I outlined after the GOP
    Establishment blew NY-23 last year:



    After NY-23: Goldwater, Reagan, And The Mirage Of
    “Moderation”
    ,
    Nov 4 2009. That conventional wisdom holds that
    political opinion in the US is distributed in a Bell
    Curve, with most people in the “moderate” center.
    But it`s actually more like a wedge, with the thick end,
    almost a half, identifying as “conservatives” and
    the thin end, barely a fifth and mostly minorities of
    one sort or another, identifying as liberals.


    To put it another way, VDARE.COM has long



    argued

    that simple arithmetic indicates the GOP should focus,
    not on outreach to unappeasable minorities, but on what
    we call
    The
    Sailer Strategy
    inreach”
    to its white base, still the giant demographic actor in
    American politics.


    With the Tea Party triumphs, it is clear that—blindly,
    confusedly, painfully,



    goaded

    by



    demographic and cultural insult
    —the
    white giant is stirring.


    Peter Brimelow
    (email him) is 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)