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Rubio's Amnesty: A Path to Oblivion for the GOP

Johnnyp Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:07 AM
And it is not a anti-Hispanic racist thing. If the Italian, Irish, Norwegian, German... migration waves happened when there was a generous welfare state, huge percentages of those immigrants and their descendants would have gotten sucked into the corrosive trap of government assistance. Previous waves of immigrants (before the welfare state) took 2 or 3 generations for the immigrants to blend into society and become economically identical to the people of English colonial decent. Who knows how long it will take, if ever, for immigrants to overcome government assistance and become economically assimilated? How will large numbers of people dependent on government assistance vote (scary)?

Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term.

In the mirror image of all the 2012 post-election analyses, the Democrats were said to be finished, out of ideas, hopelessly unpopular. It's like watching MSNBC, with the word "Democrats" replaced with "Republicans."

Democrats had thrown everything they had into beating Bush, crushing the Howard Dean wing of...