Ann Coulter: The Republican demise is all Teddy Kennedy’s fault

Ann Coulter’s column, “America nears a demographic tipping point,” has some good, if unoriginal points. Yes, we are nearing the point where pretty much all the White people will have to unite behind a candidate to win a presidential election. Even young Whites voted for Romney, with only 41% voting for Obama. This despite being brainwashed by the school system and MTV. American politics is clearly becoming ever more racialized.

And yes, the Latinos are never going to vote for a conservative candidate given their family patterns:

More than half of all babies born to Hispanic women today are illegitimate. As Heather MacDonald has shown, the birthrate of Hispanic women is twice that of the rest of the population, and their unwed birthrate is one and a half times that of blacks. That’s a lot of government dependents coming down the pike. No amount of “reaching out” to the Hispanic community, effective “messaging” or Reagan’s “optimism” is going to turn Mexico’s underclass into Republicans.

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So what is the cause of the impending collapse of the Republican Party—and White America? Why it’s Teddy Kennedy, of course.

The youth vote is a snapshot of elections to come if nothing is done to reverse the deluge of unskilled immigrants pouring into the country as a result of Ted Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act. Eighty-five percent of legal immigrants since 1968 have come from the Third World. A majority of them are in need of government assistance.

This is typical analysis of the immigration disaster one gets from mainstream conservatives. Coulter acts as if, despite all the best efforts of Republicans over the years, immigration happened anyway. And if it hadn’t been for that evil liberal Teddy Kennedy, all would be well with the Republic.

The fact is that the real force behind the 40-year campaign to overturn the 1924 Immigration Restriction law was the organized Jewish community, not the freshman senator from Massachusetts.  And it couldn’t be further from the truth that Republicans aren’t equally to blame. Republican presidents,  including the sainted Ronald Reagan, have been complicit in the immigration disaster. Reagan agreed to the huge immigration amnesty of 1986 and did nothing to curb the real problem, legal immigration. Those chickens have come home to roost.

Not that they weren’t warned. I just came across a wonderful article by Peter Brimelow and Edwin Rubenstein, “Electing a new people,” that appeared as the cover article in National Review in 1997. But conservatives ignored it: “was greeted with a resounding silence. No argument with our assumptions. Nothing.” So the Republicans got Bush elected in 2000, but 0f course he did nothing on legal immigration and even pushed for another amnesty.

Coulter then switches gears to another soft target, blaming it on big business and completely exonerating Romney:

Romney was the first Republican presidential candidate in a long time not conspiring with the elites to make America a dumping ground for the world’s welfare cases. Conservatives who denounced Romney as a “RINO” were the ones doing the bidding of the real establishment: business, which wants cheap labor and couldn’t care less if America ceases to be the land of opportunity that everyone wanted to immigrate to in the first place.

Let’s see. I don’t recall Romney making a peep about legal immigration. And he definitely softened his stand on illegal immigration once he got past the primary hurdle. I have no doubt at all that he would have been pretty much like Obama if he had actually gotten elected.

Like Coulter, he would be terrified to be called a racist by taking on legal immigration. And she would be even more horrified to mention that the organized Jewish community is a big part of the problem. The level of legal immigration by itself (>1 million annually) will doom any hope that a conservative Republican can win. The reality is that unless conservatives man up and become willing to take on legal and illegal immigration, they have no hope for victory in a national election in the long run.

It’s true that the business community is an enemy. But the business community was not a factor in enacting the 1965 law. It was controlled by the American majority until long after the 1965 immigration disaster and there is no reason why it can’t be controlled again. The majority of White Americans don’t want this displacement non-White immigration. If they began to assert themselves on this issue, they could still turn it around.

But mainstream conservatives like Coulter aren’t even willing to mention that ethnic politics may have something to do with the problem. And a result of being guided by conservatives like Coulter, a very large percentage of White voters will continue to vote for candidates that will not further their interests. When people like Coulter are looking for someone to blame for the failure of conservatism and the Republican Party, they should look in the mirror.

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