This week’s podcast is mainly concerned with U.S. politics. I note inter alia the wellnigh imperial authority a Democratic President has over his own party in Congress when the National Question comes up.
I just went to the NumbersUSA website and looked up the immigration score cards for congresscritters from both parties. NumbersUSA gives every congressperson a grade, from A+ down to F-, on immigration issues. Among Republican House members, 69 percent — I’m going to work with percentages here, if you don’t mind — 69 percent of GOP Representatives got graded A or A+, while 28 percent were F or F-. Got that? 69 percent firm immigration patriots, 28 percent total open borders. That’s the House. Among Republican Senators, 59 percent were A or A+, eight percent were F or F-. See what I mean? Diversity!The full Radio Derb playbill:
Now the Democrats, once again in percentages. Democratic House members: A or A+, zero percent; F or F-, 99 percent. In fact it’s worse than that: two Representatives were not graded, having no voting record on immigration. Of the others, every single one was graded F-! For Democrat Senators the unity was even more solid: 100 percent, every single one, was graded F-.
Where congressional Democrats are concerned, we’re not even in the U.S.A. any more: this might as well be the Supreme Soviet. The President doesn’t have to work these guys; he just has to stroll into the House chamber once a year and bask in the applause.
I don’t see how you could want any more conclusive evidence that U.S. immigration policy is just a farm system for future Democratic voters. The incredible thing is that so many GOP legislators — 28 percent in the House, including the Speaker, eight percent in the Senate, including the Majority Leader — are just fine with it. These turkeys go gobbling into the division lobbies on every immigration issue and vote for Thanksgiving.