By Rick Oltman, June 14, 2018
The term “The Stupid Party” has been used frequently in our county’s history. Several people have used that expression over the years with reference to the Republican Party. Those of us in the immigration reform movement best remember the late Sam Francis (1947-2005) using that term.
In an article from November of 2015 called “The Stupid Party Elevates Paul Ryan,” before Donald Trump became the Republican Party’s nominee, the point was made that:
Donald Trump is resonating with the flyover base, much to the chagrin of the Establishment and their lackeys in the “conservative” punditocracy, on two issues in particular, immigration and trade. Both are near and dear to the heart of the base because both address two of the main things that have caused middle class fortunes to stagnate, economic globalization and the mass importation of cheap labor, both illegal and legal.
The immigration issue resonated with many voters, due in large part to the tireless work done over the years by many in the immigration reform movement to educate the public and elected officials about the damage being done to our country, our culture, and individual Americans who were being maimed or killed by everything from illegal alien drunk drivers to vicious illegal alien criminals.
And yet with the victory of a pro-immigration law enforcement presidential candidate, and poll after poll showing support for securing the border and building a wall to keep out illegal aliens, the Republicans in the House of Representatives are toying with bringing, not one but up to four, immigration bills to the floor where there is a possibility of them passing.
With the Discharge Petition pending, and all the talk about legalizing some illegal aliens, the same old encouraging message is being sent to the world, which will lead to even great numbers of people trying to sneak into our country to take advantage of any amnesty that is approved.
So is this a return, at least in part, to the days of the Stupid Party? I don’t think so, but then I have been frequently criticized over the years for thinking that the swamp creatures are smarter than they really are.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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