Seemingly without warning, the crisis is at hand. House Speaker John Boehner
may try to duck Sarah Palin’s call for President Obama’s impeachment over his “Children’s Crusade
” against American independence (Boehner disagrees with Palin on impeaching Obama,
By Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post,
July 9 2014) but stagnation is death for the Republican Party, the conservative movement, and the historic American nation. If impeachment is taken off the table, patriots may have to paraphrase a saying
from the Vietnam era
– we have to destroy the Republican Party, in order to save it.
Palin, the unelected leader
of the Tea Party
nation, zeroed in on the reality that, for Obama, mass illegal immigration “is his fundamental transformation
of America. It’s the only promise
he’s kept.” [Exclusive—Sarah Palin: ‘It’s Time to Impeach’ President Obama
July 8, 2014] But she still keeps slipping into the traditional soothing rhetoric of the Beltway Right, including politically correct clichés. (The “average American workers” who are victims of illegal immigrant displacement naturally include “native-born and wonderful legal immigrants of all races
, backgrounds, and political parties
".) Ultimately, both she and the great Pat Buchanan
may be making the same error—that the historic American nation still has meaningful political representation and that the Republican Party can save it.
Buchanan’s bitter experience with Richard Nixon
obviously informs his warning that “All three power centers—the bureaucracy
, the Big Media
—worked in harness to bring Nixon down
. No such powerful and hostile coalition
exists today with Obama.” Instead, he advises that the GOP should wait for next elections where they possess a “winning hand.” [Impeachment, a Bridge Too Far?
July 7, 2014]
And certainly those whose political education began more recently can remember how the Republican Congress was outmaneuvered by Bill Clinton
on issues like the government shutdown, and how impeachment actually turned into a political victory for the Democrats.
But, as Buchanan himself outlined in The Death of the West
and State of Emergency,
the demographic transformation of this country is not just another political cycle. It represents the end of the United States of America
as the political expression
of the historic American nation.
The Republican electoral coalition that elected Nixon and that gave Ronald Reagan
his overwhelming victories no longer exists—more accurately, it is being drowned. Unless something is done within the next few years, the historic American nation will be marginalized beyond recovery in the Republic that it created.
For that reason, immigration patriots are past the point
where they can play it safe
and hope for a Republican victory in the midterm elections. The current GOP leadership has waged a relentless if covert war
against their own base since President Obama’s re-election. While they are unwilling to vote for Amnesty openly,
they have clearly been hoping it will pass without them getting the blame.
In the current crisis, the Republicans, including leading “conservatives,” resemble Sherlock Holmes’s “dog that didn’t bark
,” remaining silent while Obama blatantly and publicly breaks the law. Boehner did not even mention immigration as part of his lame threat to sue the President for violating the Constitution. Senator Rand Paul’s supposed concern about a militaristic central government
doesn’t apply to federal agents being sent against the citizens of Murrieta
to impose policies resisted by the Mayor. Instead, Paul has been spending his time moral-preening with black Senator Cory Booker in order to make sure more criminals can receive welfare benefits
. [Rand Paul, Cory Booker team up for justice,
by Seung Min Kim, Politico,
July 8, 2014] (This will not prevent Paul from being called a racist
in 2016, but that’s another story.)
But while professional politicians huddle in the corner, the conservative grassroots media has exploded. Breitbart
seems almost solely focused on the immigration issue. Matt Drudge
has completely abandoned his former silence
and all but continually runs headline stories on the border crisis.
Even conservative titans like Rush Limbaugh are hammering away
(The only exception: Glenn Beck
, who seems to see the entire crisis as yet another opportunity for him to display conspicuous altruism to unsuccessfully
ward off charges of racism. He’ll be bringing food
to the border—as if these were actual refugees
—joined of course, by rabbis, pastors and various Republican politicos: ‘We Must Open Our Hearts’: Glenn Beck Announces Major Border Event in Texas,
by Erica Ritz, The Blaze,
July 8, 2014, Beck’s own website’s comment section
is overwhelmingly hostile.
The American grassroots is furious and looking for a leader. Enter Sarah Palin, who has an uncanny ability to capture, if not personify, the conservative psychein all its futile frustration and misguided militancy. Her column was a refreshing step up from parading Big Gulps at CPAC
as an example of conservative activism. She wrote, entirely correctly:
Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, “no mas.” Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate.[Exclusive—Sarah Palin: ‘It’s Time to Impeach’ President Obama, by Sarah Palin, Breitbart, July 8, 2014]
Perhaps more importantly, she says something that is practically verboten
to the Beltway Right: “Who’s looking out for the American worker?”
Despite the weaknesses noted above, this was a call by one of the historic American nation’s most important symbolic representatives
for forceful political action (“If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is”).
And, as VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow
says, it would work
Palin (and Brimelow) are right. But the Republicans probably won’t do it anyway, committed as they are to doing the bidding of their donors, even at the cost of their long term destruction. And Buchanan’s strategy, while understandable in the context of simply winning the next election, is no longer tenable for patriots. When the Establishment Right and the federal government
are on the side of the invaders, stability is our enemy.
What is the next step if impeachment doesn’t happen?
The answer: something that Sarah Palin advanced in the recent past – a Third Party
. Palin has suggested this already exists de facto
through “good guys”
like Senator Ted Cruz.[Sarah Palin pushes 3rd party of ‘good guys’
, by Jose DelReal, POLITICO.com, Sep 24, 2013]
Bur the difference now is that stopping immigration has to be seen as the foundation upon which to build a new political force, with economic populism and attacks on the left wing cultural establishment building off that
basis. This would finally connect the conservative grassroots with effective political representation at the top, and command enough attention to generate contributions and defeat the donor-driven
(but unpopular) GOP Establishment. Such an effort would not be a rightwing breakaway from Conservatism Inc.
, but a mass party that could appeal
to struggling middle and working class Americans.
But is Sarah Palin
capable of spearheading such an effort? Is Ted Cruz?
More than likely, this is just more sound and fury. And patriots are rapidly running out of time. Barack Obama is not “Electing A New People
”—he is imposing one by coup d’état
. His colonization
policy is indistinguishable from that of a foreign occupier
. Given enough time, it will be all but irreversible—short of the dissolution of the Republic.James Kirkpatrick [Email him] is a Beltway veteran and a refugee from Conservatism Inc.