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Rubio's Risk

loadstar Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 9:16 AM
Something that gets totally missed about poor, typically ignorant, Hispanic 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, prolific Hispanic poor who predominate among ILLEGAL aliens almost NEVER fit this matrix. Naturalizing poor Hispanics simply accelerates our devolution into becoming a Third World Country.
loadstar Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 8:49 PM
But we already have PLENTY of lesser-skilled/manual labor types to do the manual labor jobs.

The jobs that allow you to have rising expectations call for education and communications skills...the BLS says so. It is in some of the more technical jobs that we have demand/openings.
Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 4:35 PM
It isn't the radical left that keep putting forward the "Reconquista" rabblerousers; they do it themselves as part of their machismo culture. The good people are kept from progressing by prejudice, and greed by business owners the same way white planters kept negro slaves. It is so hard for the moral people to fight the prejudice--the last hired, first fired due to skin color and ethnicity.
Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 4:32 PM
The first generation doesn't mind doing manual labor, but often their children don't want to do that, they will stay in school in hopes of not having to do what their parents did. I don't think it is fair to paint all illegals with the same brush, saying they are sub-human ignoramuses. It isn't true. It is culture shock that keeps them in their own communities, just like the Irish and Germans and Scandinavians who first came here who did have gangs in the large cities like New York. English descent thugs used to harass the Irish and the "hunkies", etc.
Mountain Rose Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 12:15 PM
I find most Latino workers to be religious, hard working, and decent.

The radical Left keep putting forward Marxist rabblerousers and criminal gang members in front of our faces to drive a wedge between conservatives and the larger body of Latinos, who share our traditional values and who are just as appalled at the toxic cultural influence on their children.
R.3 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 11:03 AM
I"m not sure about the need for education and communication skills to get ahead. I believe many illegals have gotten ahead just by coming here and getting a job. The low-education jobs, where manual skills like shingling roofs or finishing concrete, pay for output not intellect. No matter how "advanced" our society becomes we will always need these types of workers. They learn enough English to do what they have to do and, for the most part, remain in a transplanted Hispanic community, so to speak.

A friend of mine, Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak, tweeted on Tuesday night that if immigration reform goes through Congress this year "it will almost solely be due to" Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

To which I replied: "you break it, you buy it."

There are two different conservative narratives about Rubio's dalliance with John McAmnesty and the other bi-partisan group of senators on board with his plan. The first is the glowing words coming from Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and now Rush Limbaugh. Just one day after Limbaugh made national news by trashing Rubio's plan, he praised the senator effusively...