As James Fulford noted, after much fanfare the New York Daily News finally posted a correction of the falsehoods in their smear of me. Initially the piece by Dolores Prida (email her) claimed.
"Driving immigrants out and sealing the border are the best arguments to win future elections among the "more important" white voters, according to a report issued by the group American Cause and authored by Marcus Epstein. These "more important" voters get, in large numbers, their world view from conservative talk radio and Internet publications, where hate-mongering thrives, unchecked and unchallenged.
Taking the terms "white vote" out of context deceptive, but changing it to "white voters" is completely false. Furthermore, nowhere in my report do I actually discuss "white voters," "white votes" or anything to do with electoral politics. They got this bright idea from the press release that stated:
In addition to discussing this study, panelists will argue
* Despite years of pandering, the GOP never won the Hispanic Vote;and past success was overstated
* More Hispanic voters oppose amnesty and support border controlthan vote for pro-amnesty candidates like John McCain
* Immigration is not a major factor for Hispanic voters
* Whatever gains, if any, pandering to Hispanics gives is greatly outweighed by loss of the White Vote, which is more important.
* The Demographic changes made by mass immigration have been disastrous to Republicans and fatal if not halted. *
Support for border security, national sovereignty, and immigration control rallies the GOP and brings Reagan Democrats back into the GOP
The "in addition to this study" prepositional phrase should be a pretty clear sign that these statement are not in the study. Below is my letter to the editor, which will most likely not get printed.
Dolores Prida's column, "Assimilate This" attacks me because my report "Immigration and the 2008 Republican Defeat" supposedly claimed that white voters are "more important." This is simply untrue. My report does not even cover voters, it discusses the views of candidates. The word ”important' does not even appear in the report, nor does the word "white" except when it is someone's last name. When I have written ethnic voting patters in the past, I stated, "a white vote is just as important as a Hispanic vote."
After spending much of her column attacking me for something I didn't write, she then says I am guilty of "ignorant speech" if not "hate speech" for failing to "assimilate" that "There's no one American ”dominant' culture. There never has been."
This would be news to our Founders. In the Federalist Papers #2 "Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence" John Jay wrote, "Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people – a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs..."
Ms. Prida is entitled to her views on immigration and assimilation. In the future, though, I suggest she reads what I've written before she attacks me, and learn a little American History before telling me what our country "never has been."