YES, VIRGINIA, IMMIGRATION IS TURNING THE COUNTRY BLUE
The inconvenient fact about Democratsâ€™ recent electoral successes.
Hey, Republicans! Did you enjoy Election Night last week? Get ready for a lot more nights like that as immigration turns every last corner of the country blue.
When Ed Gillespie lost in Virginia, liberals crowed about how theyâ€™re winning the war of ideas. The country has thoroughly, emphatically rejected Trumpism!
Republicans, being idiots, played along, arguing only about whether Gillespieâ€™s problem was that he didnâ€™t embrace Trump enough or embraced him too much.
Gillespieâ€™s campaign was fine. No cleverer arguments, community outreach or perfectly timed mailings would have changed the result. Contrary to The New York Timesâ€™ celebratory article in last Sundayâ€™s magazine, “How the ‘Resistanceâ€™ Helped Democrats Dominate Virginia,” it wasnâ€™t Democratic operative Kathryn Sorensonâ€™s savvy use of Facebook, Google and Eventbrites that carried the day. “The Resistance” didnâ€™t win.
What happened was: Democrats brought in new voters. In 1970, only one out of every 100 Virginians was foreign-born. By 2012, one in nine Virginians was foreign-born.
The foreign-born vote overwhelmingly, by about 80 percent, for Democrats. They always have and they always will — especially now that our immigration policies aggressively discriminate in favor of the poorest, least-educated, most unskilled people on Earth. They arrive in need of a LOT of government services.
According to the Pew Research Center, 75 percent of Hispanic immigrants and 55 percent of Asian immigrants support bigger government, compared to just over 40 percent of the general public. Even third-generation Hispanics support bigger government by 58 percent.
Polls show that immigrants are far more likely to support Obamacare and affirmative action than the general public, and are far less likely to support gun rights and capitalism.
Itâ€™s one thing not to mention ethnic differences in crime statistics or welfare usage to avoid hurting anyoneâ€™s feelings, but if the GOP continues to pretend to see no difference in how different groups vote — while importing millions more foreigners to vote against them — then they should get used to a lot more elections like what happened in Virginia last week.
Itâ€™s not as if Republicans are unaware of how demographics can affect elections. They certainly notice when theyâ€™re drawing congressional boundaries. We donâ€™t see GOP congressmen saying, No, I donâ€™t mind trading that all-white town for part of a Chicago housing project. Why should I?
Currently, everyone seems to be blaming the total disappearance of the GOP in Virginia on another demographic trend: All those federal workers living in the northern part of the state.
This is a fairy tale, like the one about Proposition 187 turning California blue, or the one about the “complacency of old money” turning Connecticut blue, or the one about a disorganized Republican Party turning Illinois blue. Pay no attention to the millions of Third-Worlders weâ€™ve been dumping on the country!
In the past 40 years, upward of 50 million culturally backward, dirt-poor immigrants arrived in America, and state after state has gone blue, but weâ€™re always told states are flipping to the Democrats for some reason — any reason! — other than immigration.
True, Virginia is home to 322,198 people who are either current or retired federal employees. On the other hand, there are more than 800,000 Virginians who are foreign-born — and thatâ€™s not including the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the foreign-born who arrived in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Moreover, in Virginia, “federal employee” is not as Democratic-leaning as it sounds on account of the stateâ€™s numerous military bases. Virginia Beach, for example, the largest city in the state, has a higher percentage of federal employees in the workforce than the entire Washington, D.C., metro area. And yet, Virginia Beach still votes Republican in presidential elections and is represented by a Republican in Congress.
Almost 15 percent of Virginians speak a language other than English at home. If we double the number of Virginians who are now employed by, or have ever worked for, the federal government — and assume that none of them work on military bases — thatâ€™s still just 8 percent of the population.
The only reason Democrats want a never-ending stream of Third World immigrants is because they know immigrants will help them win elections, allowing The New York Times to write self-congratulatory editorials like this one last week: “Virginia Rejects Your Hateful Politics, Mr. Trump.”
Well, technically, millions of Third-Worlders living in Virginia rejected Trumpâ€™s “hateful politics.” But guess what? They also rejected John McCainâ€™s pusillanimous politics and Mitt Romneyâ€™s soft-spoken politics.
They were brought in to vote for the Democrats. Thatâ€™s the real job immigrants are doing that Americans just wonâ€™t do.
As Democratic consultant Patrick Reddy wrote for the Roper Center 20 years ago, the 1965 Immigration Act, bringing in “a wave of immigration from the Third World,” will go down in history as “the Kennedy familyâ€™s greatest gift to the Democratic Party.”
There isnâ€™t much time on the clock before itâ€™s lights-out for the GOP. And all Republicans can think to do is argue about how quickly to grant amnesty to so-called “Dreamers” and give the Democrats another 30 million voters.