Friday, August 10, 2018

It's "Don't Rock The Vote"

Steve M quotes (emphasis his) Laura Ingraham in Wednesday's controversial commentary, "The Left's Effort To Remake America," in which the conservative Republican contended

Because in some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people and they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like. From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically in some ways the country has changed. Now, much of this is related to both illegal and in some cases legal immigration that of course progressives love.

Most criticism went elsewhere. Former New York Times and Washington Times reporter Heather Timmons slammed "divisive and racist words (which) could incite more hatred towards immigrants in the US. Morning Joe regular Donnie Deutsch remarked "I have a call to action to advertisers as far as to Laura Ingraham's message. Someone gets thrown off the air for saying the N-word- this is more reprehensible, you're basically saying we should be white." And S.E. Cupp maintained

To many, that sounded racist. That's because it is. She isn't complaining that the country's getting older or younger, richer or poorer, that we're having more or fewer children or moving to the suburbs. She's complaining that people who come to America from other countries -- even legally -- are making this country unrecognizable to her. Indeed, to "us."

Who "us" means is also clear: Fox News viewers, who are predominantly 65 and older and white. I know many of those viewers, and I'm sad to say that message probably resonated with a lot of them.

However, Ingraham singled out Virginia and California rather than saying "throughout the country" or specifying Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Nebraska, Iowa- other states which have seen a major influx of refugees and/or immigrants.

Those six states are either marginally, or solidly, Republican, while California is overwhelmingly Democratic and Virginia increasingly so.

The main concern of Ingraham, who has two Russian-born children, probably is voting, a message resonating with the Trump Administration, which

is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public welfare programs, including Obamacare, four sources with knowledge of the plan told NBC News.

The move, which would not need congressional approval, is part of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller's plan to limit the number of migrants who obtain legal status in the U.S. each year.

Details of the rulemaking proposal are still being finalized, but based on a recent draft seen last week and described to NBC News, immigrants living legally in the U.S. who have ever used or whose household members have ever used Obamacare, children's health insurance, food stamps and other benefits could be hindered from obtaining legal status in the U.S.

Those immigrants would not be booted from the USA but until and unless they became citizens, would not be permitted to vote. That applies to visa holders and.... what do we have here?

Despite his rhetoric that immigration hurts American workers, President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club is seeking to hire 61 foreign workers for the 2018 winter season, according to the Labor Department.

Trump’s “Winter White House” has applied to hire 21 cooks from other countries to work at the resort from October to May. The Palm Beach, Fla., club also wants to hire 40 foreigners for wait-staff positions.

The seasonal workers would be required to return to their home country once their H-2B visas expire.

Sometimes, foreigners are fine with this crowd, as long as they cannot vote.

Donald J. Trump is a Republican. Stephen Miller is a Republican. Laura Ingraham is a Republican. They may have multiple motives, even including animus to individuals based on their, well, cultural backgrounds. But what they want most is the election of Republicans.It's an obsession as old as Richard Nixon and Anna Chenault, Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush, and Kris Kobach

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