Wednesday, May 23, 2007


When political bases ally: Black people hate illegal immigration

The current immigration bill has hit a rough patch if not a fatal collision with the bases of both parties. A bill that is this sweeping and which is such a hot button issue depends on momentum. The feeling that it is inevitable and the electorate should just take its medicine. That momentum has stalled. Illegal immigration has always been an issue that breaks more along class lines than party lines. This helps explain why Senators of both parties think they can get away with passing this nation-defining law with little debate or input from the people.

I am sure that those who read this blog are already familiar with the conservative critique of illegal immigration. What you might not know is that the Democratic parties base is much more, how to put this politely, racist when it comes to dicussing illegals.

How long before the Spics here gang up and get this new black principal fired ? They got the black male principal fired because he would not allow the school to get overcrowed and was turning away Mexicans. The new black female principal was then hired, she took in way too many kids for the size of the school and now the Spics are fighting everyday.

Are these people worth the trouble they cause just because they mow lawns, make beds in hotel rooms, bus tables in restaurants and hang drywall ?

The Democratic base does not like illegal immigration and they are very unhappy that African-American politicians are, in their opinion, selling them out.

What was the point in Wesley South calling in on the immigration debate? Black folks ain't buying the same-ol same-ol from Jesse Jackson, Sharpton, and a whole bunch of others.

I am also perplexed why those who advocate for mexicans with the "this was once their land" seem to forget it didn't extend to Chicago Ill. There are a whole bunch of Native American tribes who would have went to war with the folks coming here today.
Hardcore Democrats and Republicans are surprisingly united in their desire to see our borders secure (see #7 of Dean Barnett's analysis of the politics of this bill). What the political leaders of both parties have failed to realize is the unanimity of belief that illegal immigrants have broken the law and that any special treatment rankles the people who are directly affected by the millions who have crossed our borders and driven down their wages. The Democrats realize what a boon letting millions of potential Democratic voters become citizens will be but they are acutely aware that the most consistent of Democratic voters hate this idea. So it isn't just the Republican base that is revolting against this bill.

And so this bill will die because the Democrats will not play the race card when it is their own base that is the most xenophobic. The conservative blogosphere deserves a lot of credit for publicizing this bill but they should not get to carried away with back patting when it dies. Our "leaders" might have gotten away with this if the Democrats were united. Not a very nice thought. The silver lining being this hurts all the right people.


Via HotAir:

"The 1980-2000 immigrant influx, therefore, generally ‘explains' about 20 to 60 percent of the decline in wages, 25 percent of the decline in employment, and about 10 percent of the rise in incarceration rates among blacks with a high school education or less," they write.

Neil Munro on the politics of illegal immigration and black Americans.



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