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300,000 new, taxation-friendly citizens in California, thanks to the GOP helping the Dems import new voters

Teresa Watanabe of the Los Angeles Times offers "Naturalized citizens are poised to reshape California's political landscape" (link):

More than 1 million immigrants became U.S. citizens last year, the largest surge in history, hastening the ethnic transformation of California's political landscape with more Latinos and Asians now eligible to vote... Leading the wave, California's 300,000 new citizens accounted for nearly one-third of the nation's total and represented a near-doubling over 2006... The new citizens are reshaping California's electorate and are likely to reorder the state's policy priorities, some political analysts predict. Several polls show that Latinos and Asians are more supportive than whites of public investments and broad services, even if they require higher taxes...

If you're a fiscal conservative and taxation is your issue, perhaps allowing the Democrats to import hundreds of thousands of new Democratic voters isn't such a good idea. Needless to say, the leaders of the GOP can't figure that out or are too corrupt to care. On the state level, that translates into Allan Hoffenblum offering a quote similar to those he's offered for countless other LAT articles over the years:

"The reason the Republican Party is in such dire straits is its inability to successfully reach out and change its image among Latinos and Asians... The image is too shrill on immigration. It's an image of an intolerant cult."

"Changing its image" consists of doing the same thing the GOP leadership has in fact been doing: allowing the Dems to import new voters. Maybe the rest of the GOP shouldn't listen to those who got them into this situation in the first place.

Mon, 05/11/2009 - 09:33 · Importance: 4

Mon, 05/11/2009 - 16:47
eh

Except for the fact that it's in the LAT -- which I guess is where you'd expect to see it -- it's absurd that the political influence of these just-off-the-boat (non-)Americans is touted. _...hastening the ethnic transformation of California's political landscape with more Latinos and Asians now eligible to vote..._ Of course if Whites notice this they're called names, but don't hold your breath waiting for the same to happen when Latinos and/or Asians make it clear they intend to use their growing numbers to obtain political power by electing some of their own. _Leading the wave, California's 300,000 new citizens accounted for nearly one-third of the nation's total..._ An absolutely ghastly statistic.

Wed, 05/13/2009 - 00:10
Adam Villani

Actually, eh, since they're eligible voters, by definition they ARE Americans. And they're also not just-off-the-boat if they've been here long enough to become citizens. _they intend to use their growing numbers to obtain political power by electing some of their own_ Umm, you do know that this has already been happening for several decades in California now, right?

Wed, 05/13/2009 - 03:35
Mary

Not just California ..Menendez and Guitterez, and many other hispanic legislators do their best to import their own. In that case anyone here objject if I invite the entire country of Ireland to come on in???? How about the many who are leaving Britain since they allowed that country to be taken over by invaders? If it is good for the gander....

Wed, 05/13/2009 - 11:13
eh

Hey Adam, I'm not interested in definitions. They're foreigners, plain and simple -- they have that 'look and feel'. And in many cases they know next to nothing about America and its history/traditions. After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for a few decades, I ought to know -- the 2000 census showed that 1/3 of the adults there were born in another country. And the fact is that many of them do not speak English well enough to vote in English -- that's why they print ballots in foreign languages. So in more cases than you'd probably care to admit, they are, for many practical purposes, just-off-the-boat, exactly as I said. And yeah I do know that -- it's one reason I left. But it's spreading now as non-whites gain in numbers in more areas.

Wed, 05/13/2009 - 18:58
Fred Dawes
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