Larry Kudlow notes at the Corner:
In an exhaustively researched survey of 145 precincts and 175,000 votes, Richard Nadler of America’s Majority Foundation concludes that when Republicans talk about enforcement-only, deportation, and criminalization of illegal immigrants, they get slammed politically.According to Mr. Nadler, “Policies that induce mass fear in illegal aliens induce mass anger in legal aliens because of ties of family culture and a shared media communication.”
Because of the predominant Republican party attitude of enforcement-only, the study indicates that Democrats will capture New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Florida, and Iowa in the upcoming presidential contest.
Didn’t the mainstream media report that 2006’s vast immigration rallies across the country began as a spontaneous uprising of 2 million angry Mexican-flag waving illegal immigrants demanding U.S. citizenship in Los Angeles, egged on only by a local Spanish-language radio announcer?Turns out that wasn’t what happened, either. Soros’ OSI had money-muscle there, too, through its $17 million Justice Fund. The fund lists 19 projects in 2006. One was vaguely described involvement in the immigration rallies. Another project funded illegal immigrant activist groups for subsequent court cases.
So what looked like a wildfire grassroots movement really was a manipulation from OSI’s glassy Manhattan offices. The public had no way of knowing until the release of OSI’s 2006 annual report.
Soros spent a lot of money trying to get John Kerry, his Sun Valley, Idaho neighbor, elected president in 2004. Defeating Bush was “the central focus of my life,” he said. He has continued to pour money into secretive operations intended to embarrass Bush, damage the public image of the President of the United States, and demonize traditional and conservative voices. His operations are separated from him by layers of misdirection and plausible deniability.
The immigration issue is a classic wedge issue that Soros and his agents will use to split conservatives from Hispanics and Immigrants who would otherwise have much in common with conservatives and their principles. After all, people don’t immigrate to the United States in order to live in a socialist wonderland. Conservatives need to be very careful. They need to use their conservative principles to outline a solution to the very real problem of illegal immigration while also reforming the broken legal immigration system, all while making it clear that the principles behind the reform are kindness to the immigrants and natives who are already in the US, and fairness to those who want to come to the US and work hard.
It won’t be easy. But it will be worth it. It is becoming increasingly clear that the Democrats are an unpatriotic and anti-American party. In foreign affairs their instinct is to blame America first. I believe the Democrats will self-destruct in the next ten to twenty years, just like the Whigs did during the Civil War. There is no place in American politics for a primarily anti-American political party like the Democrats. The Republicans will split into two parties, both patriotic, one conservative and one liberal, just as the Democratic Republicans became the Democratic and Republican parties when the Whigs collapsed.
The 2008 election is the most important one of my lifetime. The Democrats are a party of children. They cannot be allowed to take the Presidency by default. Soros cannot be allowed to buy the election for them with his $7 billion war chest, especially by cunning and secretive use of black propaganda and wedge issues. Full exposure is necessary.