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On Electing A New People, Comment Sections Provide Not Only Outrage But Insights
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June 18, 2015, 05:55 AM
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VDARE.com's Patrick Cleburne (here) and James Kirkpatrick (here) have recently reminded us of the importance of online comments from readers as gauges of widespread sentiment on The National Question.

So consider a blog post yesterday (Enforcement?  What Enforcement?) at National Review Online by Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies that includes this:

The first [item] is information pried out of [the Department of Homeland Security] by Senators Grassley and Sessions:

One hundred twenty-one convicted criminals who faced deportation orders between 2010 and 2014 were never removed from the country and now face murder charges, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Just to be clear, these were convicted criminals, in ICE custody, who had been ordered deported but were instead released back into U.S. communities, and then went on to murder Americans.

[link in original]

Outrageous but no surprise: Another day, another immigration-related outrage foisted upon us by our criminally-feckless government.  Appropriately, the handful of readers' comments (only about 20 as I write this) mostly express anger and/or disgust.

But one bitter gem stands out among these remarks.  Commenter "Lamprey Wrangler" wrote:

It's just a more extreme version of "replacing the electorate you have, with the electorate you want." Rather than just bringing in the new, they're actively helping to eliminate the old (one voter at a time, apparently). It works twice as fast that way. Do the Democrats provide them extra "Dream" benefits for that?

Lamprey Wrangler, whether or not a VDARE.com reader, has obviously encountered the notion of 'electing a new people.'