Ranking right up there with the proverbial "Dog Bites Man" headline, a new opinion poll released last week by the Pew Hispanic Center finds that Latinos in the United States are most concerned about education, jobs, the state of the economy and access to affordable healthcare � just like everyone else in the country. Eleventh on the list of things that Latinos are concerned with � several notches below the vague notion of moral values � is immigration...
With the stroke of Bush's or Kerry's pen, millions of illegal aliens can be instantly transformed into guest workers or green card holders, and the man holding the pen can take credit for having "delivered" something to Latinos, even if it is only the 11th item on their wish list. Ironically, in making item No. 11 come true, the politicians who are pandering to them will make their other wishes even more difficult, if not impossible, to attain. Because neither Congress nor the president possesses the authority to repeal the law of supply and demand, amnesty for millions of illegal aliens and their families, expanded guest worker programs and still higher levels of legal immigration would only exacerbate the very problems that most Latinos (and everybody else) worry about...
My post, however, would have wondered whether the "Hisp" part of "Hispandering" is accurate or not. Are Bush's and Kerry's "outreach" to Latinos via Open Borders initiatives really intended to get the "Hispanic vote" so much as to appease those who desire cheap labor at any cost?
And, in Bush's case, could he be looking to demographically change the U.S. in order to make a presidential bid by his nephew possible?
Or, are Bush and Kerry's plans part of their general globalist, NWO agenda? (Not that I believe in any of that black helicopter, Skull & Bones, Bilderberger stuff, mind you.)
In any case, a newly-enspined John Kerry could follow up on Hillary Clinton's remarks of yesterday (see the next post). He could announce a flip-flop on the Kerry Amnesty. Rather than attempting to flood the U.S. with low-wage workers, he could decide to use immigration to America's benefit. By doing so he would enrage the "Latino" "leadership." But, where would they go? And, how many Latinos who are not a member of far-left Racial Identity groups could he attract to his campaign? And, how many disatisfied conservative voters could he bring on board? And, by pledging to increase border security and decrease illegal immigration, he could point out Bush's glaring weaknesses in those areas.
I think he'd come out ahead, all things considered. But, that would require him to show true leadership and take a risk, rather than sticking with the safe bet of playing the usual Democratic race game.
Immigration2003 · Tue, 07/27/2004 - 08:44 · Importance: 1