Florida Senator Marco Rubio is a rising star in the GOP and is a darling among the Tea Party. Given his strident support of limited government and free market capitalism, Rubio deserves the praise he gets.
But as with all leaders, Rubio is imperfect, and his Achilles Heel is a nasty one: As an Hispanic immigrant from Cuba, Rubio is a vociferous supporter of legal immigration.
You might ask, “Poole, what’s wrong with supporting legal immigration but being against illegal immigration?” Your question has been answered before and will not be recycled here.
Besides, it’s not just legal immigration Rubio is crazy about. He has suggested that illegals who somehow manage to do well in school should not be deported. He’s formulated his own version of the DREAM Act even though it makes no progress whatsoever with Latinos.
As William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) explains, Rubio’s version of the DREAM Act is still amnesty:
“It’s the Republican way to pass an amnesty that leads to illegal immigrants displacing the conservative base. It’s the conservative political suicide acceptance plan.”
As brilliant as Rubio is on economics, his rhetoric on immigration is deeply concerning. Thus it should be no surprise that a left wing liberal like David Gregory quoted Rubio so approvingly in an interview with Rubio this past Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press.
Yours truly hasn’t read Rubio’s book, An American Son, but apparently this is what Rubio wrote that delighted Gregory:
“I begin to wonder if some of the people who speak so disparagingly about immigrants would be just as worked up if most of them were coming from Canada.”
Here’s the answer: No, we patriotic Americans would not be as worked up about immigration if most of them were from Canada. You want to know why? Because immigrants from Canada are of white European descent, whereas immigrants from Mexico and other Hispanic countries are of brown Mestizo descent. There, I said it. And it’s true:
Detroit is literally right on the border with Canada. Only the Detroit River and the Ambassador Bridge separate the city from Windsor, Ontario. There are multiple reasons why Detroit went from hero to zero, not the least of which is a major shift in its racial makeup.
But that brings me to the point: White immigration from Canada isn’t one of the causes of Detroit’s collapse. White immigration from Canada poses no threat whatsoever to Detroit.
Contrast this with brown immigration in the Southwestern United States, which is a corrosive cancer in all areas of life. Local schools and hospitals are being destroyed by the tsunami of both legal and illegal immigration. Crime is committed by Hispanics at a rate that dwarfs those committed by whites. As Steve Sailer concludes at VDARE:
“At the current pace of immigration, legal and illegal, the number of Hispanic criminals should exceed the current number of black criminals within a few decades.”
In light of all these facts, why should Americans be equally fed up with immigration from both Mexico and Canada? Because it’s “racist?” So what! America is not a homeland for everyone that wants to come here, and Rubio knows it, hence why he said this to Gregory about the Democrat version of the DREAM Act:
The Dream Act is too broad. I said that repeatedly during my campaign. It doesn’t just help the kids, it ultimately, in a very short order, could lead to these kids bringing in multiple relatives. It could lead to millions of other people immigrating through this process.
Rubio also lamented chain migration/family reunification to Gregory, and rightfully so:
What about the 30, 40, 50 million people that are waiting to immigrate to the U.S., whose relatives come to my offices, for example, some of them, asking for help to expedite that process? What do I tell them? “Come illegally, it’s cheaper and quicker?”
Nonetheless, Rubio’s problem is that he believes America is a creedal nation. It’s not. It was founded as a blood and soil nation and remained one all the way until 1965, when a horrible immigration law was passed that was specifically designed to displace the traditional American majority (IE, white Europeans).
It would be nice if the principles of the Declaration of Independence were accepted by all peoples of the earth. It would also be nice if we had world peace. Neither is the case, and neither will ever be the case.
Yesterday on his syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh echoed some of what Rubio said to Gregory by arguing that Hispanics are not a monolithic liberal voting bloc. Limbaugh added the caveat that he could be “dead wrong,” but that he still refuses to believe that Hispanics are hopelessly lost Progressives.
Sooner or later, conservatives like El Rushbo are going to realize that they are indeed “dead wrong” about their message appealing to Hispanics. Even Rubio admitted to Gregory:
There are also a large number of Hispanic voters in this country who happen to be liberal Democrats, who happen to be lifelong Democrats. They’re not going to change their position and decide to vote for Mitt Romney now because he will change his position on immigration or not.
Being Hispanic himself, Rubio might never let go of the creedal dream. But the traditional American majority that makes up the Republican base needs to wake up and smell the coffee. There is no hope for creating a non-white coalition, not with Hispanics, not with blacks, not with Asians, and certainly not with Arab Muslims.
Progressives think that those opposed to illegal immigration are Nazis, so what do conservatives have to lose by dropping the gloves and exclaiming, “get the hell out of our land! You are not real Americans and will never be real Americans! Depart, I say, and let us be done with you! In the name of God, go!”