Sunday, May 20, 2012
Quote of the Day
"It is not a good thing. The immigrants do not share American values, so it is a good bet that they will not be voting Republican when they start voting in large numbers."
-- Conservative group "The Eagle Forum," founded by prudish spinster cliché and right-wing crusader O.G. Phyllis Schlafly, on the encroaching immigrant threat to our way of life
Cesca posted this a little while ago and I just had to pop it up here. Never mind the repugnant -- though not the least bit unexpected -- way this group paints all immigrants with the same shit-brown brush and basically dubs them all a bunch of shiftless criminals who are nothing but a parasitic burden on real Americans. What's most interesting about the above quote is that it acknowledges something I've been harping on for quite a while now, namely the fact that the Republican party in its current state is doomed; the changing demographic makeup of the country is going to push it to the brink of extinction, ironically because of the kind of thinking -- the demonizing of anyone who isn't white and Christian -- espoused by the Eagle Forum. Understanding full-well that the rising tide of immigrant political power is going to change this country in striking and irrevocable ways, what do conservatives do? They double-down on the xenophobic rhetoric, try to slam the doors shut and generally tighten their grip on the kind of country they believe is now slipping through their fingers. None of it matters, though. They're eventually going to lose. That's not a matter of opinion -- it's math.