H/T One Old Vet
H/T One Old Vet for alerting me to a fine column by John Nolte Five Things You Weren't Told In Politico's Immigration 'Slow Death' Report Breitbart.com 10 Jul 2013
From a VDARE.com perspective the most striking element in this essay is the open discussion of the white vote under Heading 4
4. 2012 Election Results Prove the Hispanic Vote Is Not the GOP's Problem: A study of the 2012 election results shows that Mitt Romney's biggest problem was not the Hispanic vote but his inability to excite his own base enough to turn out the white vote…If the GOP needs to pander to anyone, it is to the white voters in their own base.
2. Polls Prove a Huge Majority of Hispanics Agree with the GOP on Border Enforcement: A poll released Tuesday shows that a full 60% of registered Hispanic voters…
…support granting legal status to those already here only when the 90% goal is reached [.] … The '90% goal' … is the target of ending 90 percent of current illegal immigration through border security and interior enforcement.
and very critically,
3. For Partisan Purposes, Barack Obama Frequently Refuses to Enforce the Law: Whether it is the employer mandate in his own health care bill or — and this is important — certain immigration laws, this president frequently chooses to thumb his nose at legislation passed into law by refusing to enforce that legislation.
Because a porous border brings in new Democrats, Obama and the Democratic Party (and the media) are opposed to increasing border security. So what is to stop a president with this past history (and no fear of re-election) from refusing to enforce any new laws passed that increase border enforcement?
This is a problem VDARE.com identified early in the Obama Administration and we also identified the solution – Impeachment. Challenging Obama via this mechanism would focus America’s attention of the crude lawlessness and contempt for the Constitution which has characterized the Obamacrat regime. Nolte apparently has not got this far yet. The GOP leadership, of course, has completely defaulted.
But he has grasped an extremely important issue:
6. Passing Immigration Reform Could Hurt GOP Turnout: As I mentioned earlier, the GOP's real problem is its inability to get its own base to turn out. That was why we lost in 2012. It had nothing to do with the Hispanic vote. Passing immigration reform is unlikely to help the GOP increase its share of the Hispanic vote but may very well dampen turnout among the GOP base even more.
This is a serious understatement. The VDARE.com feedback is that going through with betraying the Patriotic component of its base would permanently cost the GOP a very broad swath of otherwise dedicated supporters. They quite correctly feel exploited and cheated. An early comment on this piece is quite representative-
I have been voting in every election since I turned 18 in …But I stayed home in 2008 and 2012 because I couldn't make myself vote for McCain or Romney. If the House Passes Immigration reform and then allows a conference with the Senate to enact the Gang of Eight Bill, I will never vote for any Republican again as long as I live.
The 2013 Amnesty/Immigration Acceleration Bill is suicide for the Republicans – and America.