A Democrat’s wet dream is for the entire country to become California, a one-party state where Republicans have been driven not just to minority status but to near non-existence physically and to a total absence of any political significance. Democrats have the governorship forever in California and it appears their supermajority in both houses of the legislature is also going to be permanent. If any Democrat in California has any opposition it is only from another Democrat, never a Republican. They simply don’t count. Democrats don’t have to deal with Republicans in California. They don’t need to even acknowledge their existence. For all intents and purposes, the few Republicans that still exist are simply invisible. Unseen, unheard, and unknown. This all took place for one simple reason: illegal immigration. Millions of illegal residents who the Democrats made sure would also become illegal voters is the root cause of the demise of the Republican party in California.
Part of the explanation, perhaps the biggest part, is the nature of the illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central and South America. They are largely low-skilled and uneducated. That alone would make them perfect Democrat voters, but there is another factor that reinforces their natural adherence to the Democrat party. They are unsophisticated politically and they see government as the only source of prosperity for them. They aren’t stupid by any means. They want a better life for themselves. But they are naturally inclined to the Big Government party because they believe, falsely, that government is where any prosperity for them is going to come from. The small government message of the Republicans is completely lost on them. The failure of Republicans to articulate a message that capitalism is the source of wealth for all and that thug socialism is the source of wealth for the few and poverty for the masses is one of the saddest tales in Western culture today.
That is especially sad because the Democrats which the illegals see as their salvation are simply going to guarantee that they will never rise above whatever economic prosperity they may achieve with unskilled labor and welfare benefits. This result is great for Democrat politicians and their cronies, and no one else.
California is about to happen again, this time nationally.
The Gang of Eight in Congress are about to cast the Republican party into that same status on the national level with the amnesty bill that begins debate in the Senate today. The Republicans who have teamed up with Democrats include Marco Rubio who was once thought to be a rising star for Conservatism. He will now be remembered as perhaps the biggest mistake Conservatives ever made.
Apparently, it takes a Democrat to see clearly what the Republicans are about to do to themselves. Mickey Kause, a Democrat and a self-described liberal, is one of only two intellectually honest liberals in America. [The other one is Nat Hentoff, who turned 88 yesterday.] Kause hit the Republicans in the guts with a piece today at the Daily Caller:
If the conservative public were paying attention, the flaws and crude deceptions of the Schumer-Rubio bill would be common knowledge. They are so obvious, especially in the border enforcement area, that even Sen. Rubio pretends to be dissatisfied with his own bill. Byron York reports that many conservatives are shocked when they learn that Rubio’s bill doesn’t secure the border before legalization. It doesn’t! ”First comes the legalization,” as Rubio boasted yesterday. That’s been obvious for months, but now it’s news. (The border security requirements, themselves evanescent, would only prevent legalized illegals from moving to upgrade from legal status to getting green cards and citizenship.)
It’s time to wake up! Conservatives–while you are (rightly) excited about NSA snooping and partisan IRS corruption, the Congress is about to change America in a more profound, permanent way right under your noses. In the process it will hand President Obama the major second term achievement that will help him overcome the very scandals that are distracting you–or, rather, make his survival or re-ascendance unimportant. He will have won. Democrats will have shaped the future electorate to their own liking. They’ll have transformed what America is.
Hello, out there. Anybody listening?
UPDATE: I wonder if any Republican remembers that the 1987 amnesty bill, which was supported by Republicans and President Reagan, did nothing good for Republicans? George H.W. Bush received substantially fewer Hispanic votes in 1988 than Reagan got in 1984. John McCain has acknowledged that the current amnesty bill will not gain a single new Republican voter. So why does he support it? Just because he’s John McCain, I guess.