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Ann Coulter on Dave Brat’s defeat of Eric Cantor:

[Cantor's] crushing defeat reinforces a central point: Whenever the voters know an election is about immigration, they will always vote against more immigration — especially amnesty.

Cantor spent more than $5 million on his campaign. Brat spent less than $150,000. But Brat made the election about Cantor’s support for amnesty, so he won.

The pro-amnesty crowd — i.e., everyone except the American people — promptly lost its collective mind. The amnesty shills went on the attack, insisting that Cantor’s historic defeat had nothing to do amnesty. Brat’s triumph was touted as simply a victory for the “tea party.”

Of course, these are the same people who also try to persuade us that amnesty isn’t “amnesty,” illegal aliens aren’t “illegal aliens” (they’re “undocumented workers”!), and that there are 30 million jobs Americans won’t do at any price.
In fact, however, the tea party had nothing to do with Brat’s victory. Only the small, local tea party groups stand for anything anymore, but they’re as different from the media-recognized “tea party” as lay Catholics are from the Catholic bishops.

National tea party groups did not contribute dime one to Brat. Not Freedom Works, not Club for Growth, not the Tea Party Express, not Tea Party Patriots. They were too busy denouncing Sen. Mitch McConnell — who has consistently voted against amnesty.

As I have been warning you, the big, national tea party groups are mostly shysters and con-men raising money for their own self-aggrandizement. (Today, they’re blast-faxing “media availability” notices to television networks claiming credit for Brat’s victory.)

The Tea Party Express, for example, “represents” the views of ordinary Americans by supporting Chamber of Commerce demands for cheap labor through amnesty.

As Eric Hoffer said, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”

Nonetheless, the claim that Brat’s victory was a win for the tea party is everywhere — pushed with suspicious insistence by people who do not usually wish the Republican Party well. … Liberals apparently want Brat’s victory to be seen as a win for the tea party, and not a defeat for amnesty.

At least acknowledging the obvious — Brat’s victory was about amnesty — New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer said: “Cantor’s defeat does not change the fundamental fact that Republicans will become a minority party if they don’t address our broken immigration system.”

And if anyone has the Republican Party’s best interests at heart, it’s gotta be Chuck Schumer!

Is Schumer’s harangue enough to convince the bubbleheads in the GOP to say: Let’s take it to the Democrats on this issue! They could start by asking Schumer: “How come we don’t get to have the same immigration policy that Israel does?”

I like Israel’s immigration policy: instant, unapologetic, unsentimental deportation of illegal aliens. Schumer obviously supports that policy, too. It’s one of many Israeli policies we might try here at home, if only Schumer would let us.

Could it be that Schumer cares more about the survival of Israel than he does about the survival of the Republican Party? …

Still not convinced Brat’s victory was about amnesty? Then tell me why The New York Times ran this headline on Wednesday: “Why Did Cantor Lose? Not Easy to Explain.”

 
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  1. The Tea Party Express, for example, “represents” the views of ordinary Americans by supporting Chamber of Commerce demands for cheap labor through amnesty.

    Ann Coulter calls out the key evil force of “immigration reform,” the Chamber of Commerce. That’s where the financial support comes from. All your chain restaurants, construction companies, etc. provide the financing for this nonsense and they are the most vulnerable to economic action. Stop eating at a restaurant with a kitchen full of Mexicans. We put clauses in our contracts to prevent offshoring, I’m trying to get something in there to force contractors to verify immigration status of their workforce. If they want to do business with us, they’ll need to do it with a legal workforce.

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  2. SFG says:

    I actually doubt Schumer would defend Israel’s immigration policy if you buttonholed him (is there any evidence he supports it?), but it is a good point. Keep going, Ms. Coulter. You can’t send ‘em back, but you can hold the line.

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  3. “Chuck Schumer said: “Cantor’s defeat does not change the fundamental fact that Republicans will become a minority party if they don’t address our broken immigration system”

    Well, that’s certainly true. Unless the Republicans end the mass immigration of Democrat voters, the US will become a one-party State like South Africa.

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  4. Seneka says:

    Ann is rocking it big time… Not a regular reader of her. I am a more of fan of Sailer and some of the other writers at Taki Mag like Goad, Derbyshire, McGiness, and of course PB. But Holy Smokes…Ann is blowing the doors off of this one…wow just wow.

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  5. Priss Factor [AKA "Cloudcastler"] says:

    “Whenever the voters know an election is about immigration, they will always vote against more immigration — especially amnesty.”

    But would Brat have won in a Liberal district?

    Why did Obama win twice even though he was loudly for amnesty?

    Why did white college students cheer loudly when Clinton said whites will become a minority?

    Whites are dummies. Their minds have been toyed with.

    If a people can be led to believe ‘gay marriage’ is real marriage, they can be made to believe illegal aliens are ‘undocumented immigrants’. Their minds are nothing but claydo to the UGLE.

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  6. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Ghost-written by S. Sailer?

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  7. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I wish this were true. But the past flame-outs of Tom Tancredo have left me a little pessimistic.

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  8. WhatEvvs [AKA "Cookies"] says:

    Gosh, when Annie hits it, she truly hits it out of the park. She’s the pundit equivalent of the slugger who is always swinging for the fences – lots of misses along with the hits. She still thinks Amanda Knox is guilty.

    Anyway, glad to see that she is in fine form here, and I love the stuff about Schumer. As a pro-immigration restriction Jew (I even believe we should stop legal immigration) I just love it. I want this to come into the mainstream. Wasn’t it Frankfurter who said that the best disinfectant is sunlight?

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  9. Could it be that Schumer cares more about the survival of Israel than he does about the survival of the Republican Party? …

    “Not Easy to Explain.”

    Call me Captain Obvious,but from now on not easy to explain should be used as a catchphrase for NYT’s increasingly slimming capability to spin & splain.

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  10. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    “Could it be that Schumer cares more about the survival of Israel than he does about the survival of the Republican Party? …”

    Ann finally starts to get it.

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  11. Ms. Coulter asks, “Still not convinced Brat’s victory was about amnesty?”

    Take a look at the five minute YouTube video of PBS’s interview with former House member Tom Davis (R, VA) and Adam Brandon of Freedom Works. Watch ‘em squirm and dissemble as the host asks three times(!) about immigration’s role in the Kantor upset.

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  12. Wilkey says:

    “Cantor’s] crushing defeat reinforces a central point: Whenever the voters know an election is about immigration, they will always vote against more immigration — especially amnesty.”

    Not exactly. The candidate has to be a) sincere and b) articulate. David Brat had clearly thought the issue through, and understood why amnesty is bad for Americans. He wasn’t just shouting “illegal means illegal.”

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  13. Trumped says:

    http://www.mises.org/journals/jls/11_1/11_1_1.pdf

    Anyone who is interested in what the founder of the modern day libertarian movmement had to say about immigration should check this out. Hint: Murray Rothbard was against open borders, and did not want immigrants to even have the right to vote.

    Too many leftists and Koch backed sissy boys calling themselves libertarians say that libertarianism means open borders. The next time some effeminate Cato guy says that, respond with this link!

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  14. Priss Factor [AKA "ramones"] says:

    beat on the brat, beat on the brat, beat on the brat with a baseball bat, oh yeah

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  15. Priss Factor [AKA "Skyislander"] says: • Website

    “Could it be that Schumer cares more about the survival of Israel than he does about the survival of the Republican Party? …”

    “Ann finally starts to get it.”

    She knew it all along but was afraid to say it.

    But after the 2012 election, something snapped in her. She’s sort of into the Lady Kaeda mode in RAN.

    She is one pissed woman.

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  16. From what little there is I have concluded Brat may be pretty strange in some of his beliefs. He may have a strange idea that Christianity and capitalism are the same thing. He may be against evolution. He may be what some call a racist but in my view it is never racist to tell the truth. He may turn out to be as pro-Israeli as Cantor since he may be an evangelical; they are just as dangerous for American interests as Zionists.

    But the shakeup in the GOP could be good. But it could be bad in the next election if our virtuous American public, poorly educated and easily misled, decides the GOP doesn’t know what it is doing.

    Those who complain constantly about our elites mean well, but they misunderstand one thing. Most Americans are stupid, uneducated about history and civics, interested only in booze, drugs, and sports. We need our elites and need to have them reeducated in pro-American values. Don’t rely on the unwashed masses.

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  17. WhatEvvs [AKA "Cookies"] says:

    “Not exactly. The candidate has to be a) sincere and b) articulate. David Brat had clearly thought the issue through, and understood why amnesty is bad for Americans. He wasn’t just shouting “illegal means illegal.””

    But that’s always the case. A legitimate cause needs 1) an effective spokesman, and 2) that spokesman has to come about at the right time. What’s tragic is when the time is ripe but there is no leader, all dissent is squelched.

    Brat is #1, and the times are #2. Now, let’s move on.

    I do think that Paul Craig Roberts is justified in warning us that the Israeli Lobby will try to destroy Brat. If they can’t find anything, they’ll make something up. Assuming he has the brains and the guts to survive this – and I think he does – I wonder if Brat is willing to go past Amnesty to the real issues, which are corporate control of the entire culture, and all immigration, legal and illegal.

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  18. gdpbull says:

    “Too many leftists and Koch backed sissy boys calling themselves libertarians say that libertarianism means open borders. ”

    Its another example of people with an ideology not recognizing reality. As a libertarian myself, I get the concept of free movement of labor, even across political boundaries. But the only remote chance that be a good thing was if there was free movement in and out of any and all countries, and no welfare programs in any country. So if you have a country that had only high tech jobs available, unskilled workers would not come, because they would starve. As it is, people shop for the best welfare. But even with no welfare programs, there would still be major problems with free-flow immigration.

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  19. I sent a note to the Republican challenger for Oregon’s senate seat pointing out Ann’s article.

    Time will tell if she heeds the advice. It doesn’t look good though. She’s proudly pro-H1B and an MD (ie. oblivious to the screw job tech workers’ get from big businesses). She’s made anti-Obamacare center-piece of her campaign. Meh. The costs are all backend loaded in 2014. Right now it’s still the honeymoon “mend it, don’t end it,” and liberals in Portland still love the concept even if they are mad about the rocky roll-out.

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  20. Those who complain constantly about our elites mean well, but they misunderstand one thing. Most Americans are stupid, uneducated about history and civics, interested only in booze, drugs, and sports. We need our elites and need to have them reeducated in pro-American values. Don’t rely on the unwashed masses.

    And that’s why it’s crucial that the Left has hijacked the universities. In a healthy nation, the core curriculum at every university would emphasize things like Salter’s concept of EGI, and the elite would act stewards of their nation’s interests.

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  21. Trumped says:

    Gdbull,

    I am a libertarian as well, have attended mises related events and been an austrian for over a decade, and the people talking about free trade and free immigration always make me cringe. The article I linked to shows Rothbard explaining that in a totally free society without a state that immigration would be closed – only if someone is invited by a private property owner and whatever equivalent of a homeowner’s agreement that the private community has. These are essentially the same arguments Hoppe makes, as he has picked up the Rothbard mantle better than anyone.

    So why should it be open with the nation state? Especially with a welfare state and voting making it possible to increase the theft of private property of the actual producers in the county. I liked the points Rothbard made about watching Russians being encouraged to mass migrate to smaller nations to destroy their culture and Russianize it after the fall of the Soviet Union – sort of like Mexicans are doing now.

    I really like the idea of not allowing immigrants the right to vote, as Rothbard pointed out approvingly that Switzerland does – which is why their culture has not really changed and the govt is really small and weak by western standards.

    Another fun fact: Rothbard actually came up with the Cato institute name in his brief stint with the Koch brothers before they fired him and took his stock. Rothbard quickly picked up on what weasels the Koch brothers were and publicly criticized them for compromising and selling out their values.

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  22. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    For what it’s worth, Schumer doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Israel’s immigration policies. If it were a priority of the Obama administration, he would happily demand that Israel admit any African “refugee” who wants in. That is more or less the position of the anti-Zionist Israeli Supreme Court and the anti-Zionist Israeli left.

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  23. Wilkey says:

    “As a libertarian myself, I get the concept of free movement of labor, even across political boundaries.”

    The problem with most libertarians is that, while they think themselves iconoclasts, they are in fact very much brainwashed on the definition of their only sacred cow, private property.

    To them, “private property” is the sort of stuff you have title to – a car, a home, a boat, a business; the sort of stuff that you, personally, can buy and sell. But a nation is also a form of private property. Governments in the United States – federal, state, and local – control a huge share of this country’s total wealth. It probably has to be that way, even under the best of circumstances, and it almost certainly always will be that way.

    That wealth belongs to the citizens, and by letting in massive numbers of immigrants you effectively disinherit those to whom it belongs – American citizens.

    I live in a semi-arid Southwestern state. I’ve had a lawn for as long as I’ve lived here, but I’m quite certain that, thanks to insanely high immigration rates, at some point in the next decade my government is going to force me to replace my grass with gravel or “xeriscaping” or whatever the hell they call it – just so that Mark Fuckerberg and the Marriott brothers can keep propping up their zillion dollar fortunes with cheap, servile labor.

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  24. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Who first said something like “And if anyone has the Republican Party’s best interests at heart, it’s gotta be [Democrats]” ?

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  25. #2 :“I actually doubt Schumer would defend Israel’s immigration policy if you buttonholed him (is there any evidence he supports it?)”

    Not Easy to Explain… Spengler, Strangler, or Bender.

    Let’s see Chucky’s record;

    -staunch secularist and anti-traditionalist, yet tribal observant and apparently moonlighting as a-by the divine force navigated – bouncer,

    -jolly good rainbow flag promoter albeit simultaneously endorsing particular old school of spiritual heavy-hitters who prescribe stoning as a remedy for a particular life stile choices,

    -strident defender of mid-class (peddling S.S. Ponzi & Medicare) although heavily by the Wall Street mammonized for the last three decades,

    -weaselly liberalish and sans-frontiers melting pot happy regarding some nearby geopolitical entities, but in the same time, über passionate separation-barrier enforcer and barbed wired ethnocentric fetishist towards some territories in the galaxies far away.

    So, let’s cynically pretend that his apathetic patriotism and lack of interest for the preservation of the national values are somehow absolved since the future of our culture has been already announced by Oswald Spengler long time ago.

    But how come than that when it comes to his reeeeeeal (Tatooine?) district Charles Elis suddenly reeks of Brooklyn Strangler?

    After all,DNA niche would confirm that Senator looked for an inspiration in Ostap Bender.

    BTW,what do you think what’s Schumer’s position on the overseas mandatory-blood-cell-count legislative effort?

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  26. meh says:

    @Skyislander: did someone mention Lady Kaeda?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEsPqJOKmiQ

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  27. Portlander wrote:

    “I sent a note to the Republican challenger for Oregon’s senate seat pointing out Ann’s article.”

    What a waste of time. Merkley, or any generic Democrap, is a lock in Oregon west of the Cascades. I’m amazed that Merkley has gone full negative against Wehby in his TV ads — doesn’t he know he’s can’t lose?

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  28. Trumped says:

    Actually wilkey, true private property rights would solve that problem. The issue is lack of private property rights – which is why the government can invite in millions of illegals, and the govt can ban racial discrimination via neighborhood contracts which also is an attack on private property.

    Despite your accusations of brain washing, it is the very lack of respect for private property that causes the problems you are complaining about.

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  29. I actually doubt Schumer would defend Israel’s immigration policy if you buttonholed him (is there any evidence he supports it?), but it is a good point.

    Well, he of course wouldn’t defend Israel’s immigration policy (or possibly any other policy of Israel), he would probably say things like “I disagree with Israel’s immigration policy and its handling of its Palestinian subjects in the »territories«”, but then he would use this opinion to go back fighting for mass immigration to America, and also keep lobbying for Israel, no matter what.

    I know many people like that: in the abstract highly critical of Israel, but never doing anything about the situation in Israel, actually helping Israel against the Arabs and against the BDS movement, and at the same time supporting all the policies to increase mass immigration to the US and Europe.

    “Not supporting Israel” or even “being critical of Israel” is just a fig leaf for them to keep their double standards under the radar.

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  30. Anon87 says:

    The left always likes to push immigration sob stories on us, turnabout is fair play. More stories like this and hopefully there will be more Cantor-like flameouts.

    This IT worker had to train an H-1B replacement

    And getting Facebook friend requested by your replacement is a double slap to the face, knowing where Zuckerberg stands.

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  31. “From what little there is I have concluded Brat may be pretty strange in some of his beliefs. He may have a strange idea that Christianity and capitalism are the same thing.”

    On the contrary, he seems to be anti-capitalism and pro free enterprise. As were most of the best economists in history.

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  32. ogunsiron says:

    @neoconned #14:

    modern day libertarian movmement had to say about immigration should check this out. Hint: Murray Rothbard was against open borders, and did not want immigrants to even have the right to vote.

    Too many leftists and Koch backed sissy boys calling themselves libertarians say that libertarianism means open borders. The next time some effeminate Cato guy says that, respond with this link!

    ======
    Bryan Caplan is known for his enthusiasm for open borders, his distaste of democracy and his distaste of his fellow americans. If you cobble together his views you get that he wants to live in a bubble of rich people exactly like him, having at their disposal unfathomably deep pools of cheap labor made up of hundred of millions of Bangladeshis, proverbial Haitians, Guatemalans and the multicolored remains of what once was the american people. The rabble of course doesn’t vote and whatever justice and order it can afford is provided for by private justice companies etc.

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