David Frum`s Gingrich/Immigration Denunciation Analyzed
November 29, 2011, 06:02 PM
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As a supplement to our David Frum piece today, over at Youth for Western Civilization John Anderson, whose work I have applauded before has published David Frum`s Scathing Critique of Newt Gingrich

"It`s a pretty tough task for a Republican to be so liberal as to be `attacked from the right` by David Frum. Yet, `conservative` Newt Gingrich has managed to accomplish this difficult task. David Frum is so liberal he has basically left the GOP with the demise of George Bush`s big-government neoconservative `compassionate conservatism`. Still, Newt Gingrich has gone so far into Pelosi-Obama-land that David Frum felt obliged to pen a column criticising his insane proposals on immigration."

The Frum piece is worth reading: Why Gingrich`s immigration plan is unworkable CNN.com Mon November 28, 2011. Anderson correctly highlights three eminently correct quotes:

  • "Border security is the policy you endorse if you don`t want to impinge on employers…"
  • "Guest working is the policy you endorse if your labor market priority is a cheaper and more pliable work force."
  • "Were illegal aliens to gain the franchise, they`d likely vote overwhelmingly Democratic. Even in the Republican year 2004, the Democrats swept voters with incomes of less than $15,000 by a 63% to 36% margin, and voters with family incomes of $15,000-$30,000 by a 57% to 42% margin."

Frum concludes by endorsing Mitt Romney’s immigration proposals. Hmmm.

Anderson concludes with:

"Being so far to the left of David Frum that he actually feels the need to write a column attacking you from the right is something unthinkable for just about any Republican. Congratulations Newt Gingrich, you`ve just accomplished this difficult feat with your insane proposals on immigration."

The fact remains Gingrich is now the MSM`s favorite Republican.