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

loadstar Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:06 AM
Something that gets totally missed about poor immigrants... While it was true that back in the 19th Century some like Andrew Carnegie could arrive here poor, even uneducated, and aspire to make good, we are now what economists call an "advanced service economy." What this means is that one REALLY needs education and communication skills to get ahead in TODAY'S America. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs might have dropped out of college, but that is an academic point-- neither was ignorant or culturally disparate. But the myriad, fecund (prone to procreate) Hispanic poor who predominate among ILLEGAL aliens almost NEVER fit this matrix. Naturalizing poor, ignorant Hispanics simply accelerates our devolution into becoming a Third World Country.

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...