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Posts by Aetius

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  • Normandy Priest Slaughter: Europe Teeters On The Brink

    07/27/2016 7:14:18 AM PDT · 31 of 33
    Aetius to Wallace T.

    The National Origins Quota, signed into law by the great Calvin Coolidge, are entirely defensible. As you say, it merely sought to maintain the existing ethnic balance at the time. Of course today defending this law will get you called a racist, but it was a good law, and a successful one that helped assimilate the preceding mass wave of immigrants from Europe.

    While it’s almost inconceivable that a similar law would be passed today, we should at least aim for the repeal of 1965’s Hart-Cellar, and replace it with something that ends chain migration and caps immigration at levels like we had between 1924 and 1965.

  • Australia goes two years without illegal boat arrival

    07/27/2016 4:53:54 AM PDT · 20 of 21
    Aetius to naturalman1975

    The United States and Europe should take note. A no compromise policy against illegal immigration is the only way to stop it, or at least seriously reduce it.

  • Normandy Priest Slaughter: Europe Teeters On The Brink

    07/27/2016 4:35:25 AM PDT · 10 of 33
    Aetius to Netz

    I agree that it will, sadly and tragically, take more terror attacks before Europe really wakes up and does what is necessary to save itself. But I’m not sure about Britain being in the clear now.

    Brexit was a good start, though of course it will mean nothing if post-Brexit they still accept free movement from the EU in exchange for access to the common market. But even if they do stop mass immigration from the EU, they still allow way too much immigration from third world nations like Pakistan and Nigeria, and that is more of a threat than Polish immigrants.

  • The great Brexit immigration LIE: Like Cameron before her, May has made a foolish promise

    07/26/2016 9:00:12 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    Aetius to Krosan

    That’s not surprising. It seems to be a common practice of the media throughout the West.

  • The great Brexit immigration LIE: Like Cameron before her, May has made a foolish promise

    07/26/2016 4:06:05 AM PDT · 8 of 11
    Aetius to Berlin_Freeper

    So Britain needed Pakistanis and Nigerians? I guess running rape gangs in Rotherham and murdering a British soldier in broad day light in London were jobs native Britons were unwilling to do?

    Does Britain still need to import hundreds of thousands from the third world, or can they finally let go of colonial guilt now?

  • The great Brexit immigration LIE: Like Cameron before her, May has made a foolish promise

    07/26/2016 3:58:23 AM PDT · 7 of 11
    Aetius to Krosan

    It is a good question though; why didn’t Cameron and his government cut back on Commonwealth immigration? Why doesn’t the current government do it?

    I’m glad Brexit passed, and I’d like to see other nations leave the EU, but it seems mass immigration from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nigeria are much bigger long-term demographic threats than immigration from Poland and Eastern Europe.

  • The Long March to the Western Battlefield

    07/25/2016 2:10:42 PM PDT · 2 of 5
    Aetius to jfd1776

    Of course Obama has made it worse, but there is a lot of blame to spread around. The seeds were planted with the 1965 Hart-Cellar Act which was passed behind a series of false promises, and unleashed mass immigration after decades of low-moderate levels. The results were clear by the 1980s that the bill was doing exactly what it’s sponsors said it wouldn’t do, but that was an era of GOP landslides, so maybe the threat was ignored.

    The first President Bush made matters worse with another Ted Kennedy backed reform in 1990 that expanded immigration even more, in part by creating the absurd Diversity Lottery visas, which serve to kick off more chain migration.

    In the mid-90s there was an attempt at conservative comprehensive immigration reform, complete with a significant reduction in legal immigration via a clamp down on chain migration. Who knows if Clinton would have signed an intact Smith-Simpson bill because it was undermined by liberal-on-immigration Republicans like Sam Brownback, Dick Armey, Spence Abraham, and a staffer named Paul Ryan. It never made it to Clinton to sign or veto.

    After 9-11, the second Bush could have pursued conservative immigration reform, but instead he tried to pass amnesty and a massive increase in legal immigration. Some Republican supporters of those bills said they would have ended chain migration, but only after an enormous decades long increase to ‘clear the backlog’. And needless to say, Bush made no effort to reduce the amount of refugee/asylum admissions, even though law gives the President a lot of authority in setting annual numbers.

    It’d be great if support and opposition to mass immigration split evenly down party lines, because then there could be a true battle over it. But while the Democrats have become uniformly in favor of mass immigration because of it’s importation of future voters, the GOP has been and remains divided. For every Senator Sessions, there is a loathsome creature like Senator Graham.

  • Trump bounces into the lead

    07/25/2016 5:38:42 AM PDT · 48 of 70
    Aetius to jsanders2001

    I don’t disagree, but unfortunately plenty of whites don’t see it that way. I think things would have to get much worse before whites ever consolidated to the 70% or more level.

  • Trump bounces into the lead

    07/25/2016 5:26:03 AM PDT · 45 of 70
    Aetius to BobL

    I agree that if Trump manages to win 65% of the white vote then he is going to win the Presidency, and it won’t be a stay up late to see who wins affair like it was with Bush in 2004.

    I don’t think he’ll win 65%, but I hope I’m wrong. If he wins, I think it’ll be close, with him winning 62-63% of the white vote, holding all of Romney’s states, and flipping a few of Obama’s, resulting in a close electoral college win.

    But I’d love to be proven wrong and see Hillary beaten soundly like she so justly deserves.

  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    07/25/2016 5:10:26 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    Aetius to Enchante

    I understand that, as a (soon-to-be-former) member of the EU and the free movement of people from other member nations, Britain had no real control over immigration levels. But what about immigration from non-EU nations, like those peaceful Pakistanis who ran/run the rape ring in Rotherham?

    Has Britain done anything to cut immigration from Asia, and Africa, or from non-EU nations in general? Culturally, non-EU immigration is a much bigger threat than Eastern Europeans. Of course, with Muslims flooding into Europe, and with Turkey on the verge of being made a member, it was still a good choice for Brits to vote for Brexit.

  • Trump bounces into the lead

    07/25/2016 4:54:08 AM PDT · 29 of 70
    Aetius to BobL

    The numbers are encouraging, but there is no way Trump will win 70% or more of the overall white vote. That’s not really a knock on Trump, as no Republican could pull that off. I believe the record is Nixon in 1972 when he won 67%, and after that Reagan in 1984 with 64%.

    Winning 70% of whites overall should be within reach for the GOP considering how the Democrats champion explicitly anti-white policies like racial preferences and disparate impact. But there are too many self-loathing, guilt-ridden white liberals, plus those whites you speak of who are conservative on social issues, immigration, and trade, but who have been put off by the donor-class ownership of the GOP. And then we also have the more ‘moderate’ suburban type of white, who we are told are put off by appeals to poor and working class whites. That doesn’t need to be the case, but the media will sure do its part to equate any Republican outreach to poor and working class whites based around immigration, crime, etc, is seen the darkest light possible.

  • WaPo: Why Republicans should vote for Hillary Clinton

    07/22/2016 6:57:21 AM PDT · 58 of 74
    Aetius to Zakeet

    What an absurd article. Yes, Republicans could call for fair and impartial judges. And yes, Hillary would nominate judges who she and her media acolytes claim are fair and impartial. Republicans like Lindsay Graham will agree. But in reality they’ll be far-left activist judges just like Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan.

  • Spot the difference: Diverse Democrat Capitol Hill intern pic is a far cry from Paul Ryan's selfie

    07/21/2016 4:20:24 AM PDT · 14 of 18
    Aetius to MinorityRepublican

    Being the liberal on immigration that he is, with a Kempian delusion about the appeal of conservatism to non-white voters, Ryan will probably be stung by such criticism.


    07/13/2016 2:05:15 PM PDT · 49 of 54
    Aetius to C19fan

    The author should indeed question whether Rubin is a conservative, because on perhaps the biggest, most important, most consequential issue of all - immigration - Rubin is an extreme leftist.

    And since mass immigration is altering the demography of the nation and pushing us ever more towards the left, any ‘conservative’ who holds liberal views on immigration (like Rubin) undermines their conservative credibility on any other issue where they might actually hold conservative views.

  • US and Mexico agree to improve asylum access for tens of thousands of refugees

    07/12/2016 11:03:18 AM PDT · 8 of 20
    Aetius to Ray76

    In other words, the importation of future Democrats just increased even more.

  • Three Things Trump Needs to Do to Win in November

    07/12/2016 11:00:15 AM PDT · 25 of 61
    Aetius to CommerceComet

    Much of it is due to decades of Democrat-importing mass legal immigration. If you import millions of natural Democrats each decade, then there should be no surprise when the national map gets harder for the GOP and easier for the Democrats.

  • Three Things Trump Needs to Do to Win in November

    07/12/2016 10:55:58 AM PDT · 23 of 61
    Aetius to Kaslin

    There won’t be any cakewalks for Republicans; demographics won’t allow it anymore. We won’t see landslides like Reagan won in 1984, or even Bush in 1988.

    That’s what happens when you have decades of Democrat-importing mass immigration. The demography moves left, and it gets easier for Democrats and harder for the GOP.

    Perhaps one of the other GOP candidates would have had a better showing against Hillary than Trump, but none of them would have had a cakewalk.

  • First female Marine officers graduate artillery school

    07/12/2016 4:29:09 AM PDT · 47 of 47
    Aetius to rlmorel

    In the past the History Channel has done some pretty good stuff on ancient history, but the new Barbarian show is appalling. At least the first episode about Hannibal was; it was so bad I didn’t watch the following episodes. I lost track of how many factual errors were presented, and then there was of course some PC/Diversity nonsense, and they interviewed a host of leftist figures (Jesse Jackson) to try and make a comparison between barbarian struggles against Rome with events from modern history.

    I was really surprised at how bad it was.

  • First female Marine officers graduate artillery school

    07/11/2016 9:33:36 AM PDT · 39 of 47
    Aetius to mainestategop

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but Tacitus makes no mention of Boudicca actually engaging in physical combat during her revolt against the Romans. I mean, she can be pointed to as an example of a female leader in history who led her people against a foreign occupying power, but there is no reason to think she was cutting down Legionaries left and right in a show of physical prowess.

    I imagine the recent History Channel documentary on Barbarians vs Rome showed her engaging in combat in some absurd display, but I didn’t watch that episode because the first one about Hannibal was laughable and mistake-ridden.

  • Australian opposition concedes defeat in tight election

    07/11/2016 4:47:37 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    Aetius to Oztrich Boy

    Has he retained the sane policy of turning back illegal aliens? When I heard a while back he was more of a ‘centrist’ (i.e. left of center)I figured he may abandon that successful policy since it’s so hated by the left.

  • The tally: Who’s winning the vote? (Australian Federal Election - Hung Parliament looks likely)

    07/02/2016 4:02:27 PM PDT · 3 of 4
    Aetius to naturalman1975

    So how long before Australia abandons its sensible and successful policy of turning back illegal alien invaders?

  • The GOP plot to stop Trump is real

    07/01/2016 7:20:31 AM PDT · 50 of 83
    Aetius to V K Lee

    I voted for Cruz in the primary, but if the delegates were to dump Trump, why would they go to Cruz as a replacement?

    Yes, Cruz came in second, but that reasoning doesn’t hold up when you’re dumping the guy who came in first. Cruz is said by the conventional wisdom and elites to be the second-most unelectable Republican. So if you’re dumping Trump mostly because you think he can’t beat Hillary, then whey go with the guy who is the next least likely to beat Hillary?

  • Trump vs. Hillary latest poll: New numbers show Clinton's lead shrinking dramatically

    06/29/2016 10:38:45 AM PDT · 5 of 36
    Aetius to 2ndDivisionVet

    Wasn’t it also Quinnipiac that showed very close races in several battleground states earlier this week or last?

    But those polls and this one are contrasted with the ABC/Wash Post poll that shows Hillary up 51-39 nationally, and the new CNN battleground polls that show her way up in those states.

    The polling seems to be wildly inconsistent.

  • Game of Thrones Finale (Vanity - chime in)

    06/29/2016 7:56:50 AM PDT · 13 of 195
    Aetius to Enterprise

    Good recap, except I wouldn’t say Sansa gives LF a death stare when Jon is proclaimed King of the North. It seemed to me more like she was smiling and happy at Jon’s ascent, but then she looked at LF and a worried, almost frightened look came over her face because she knows how dangerous LF is, especially now that he’s been thwarted in his plans for the North.

  • This Is Where Whites In America Are A Minority

    06/29/2016 7:49:33 AM PDT · 24 of 64
    Aetius to Theodore R.

    That’s because the Texas electorate is a little more white than the overall population, and whites in Texas routinely vote 70+% for the GOP. That is why they dominate the state...for now. Eventually mass immigration will break the GOP hold on Texas, as the white share of the electorate falls below the point where winning 70% of them (plus the usual showing with non-whites) guarantees victory.

  • The "Nation of Immigrants" Half Truth and its Corporate Sponsors

    06/28/2016 4:46:36 AM PDT · 11 of 13
    Aetius to Benny Huang

    The GOP needs to take inspiration from Calvin Coolidge, who signed into law the National Origins Quota ending the last great wave of mass immigration. That ushered in over 40 years of low-moderate immigration, and was only undone by Ted Kennedy’s 1965 bill (which was passed behind a series of false promises). If the GOP were united behind a conservative immigration reform, which would include large reductions in legal immigration, then we likely would have ended this madness years ago and conservatism wouldn’t be facing demographic oblivion on a national level.

  • ISIS Jihadists Caught This Week in California and Indiana

    06/24/2016 11:53:29 AM PDT · 2 of 11
    Aetius to Lorianne

    “Indiana man”’d be funny if the stakes weren’t so high.

  • Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because...

    06/24/2016 11:51:03 AM PDT · 13 of 43
    Aetius to jazusamo

    The new god Diversity demands a lot of sacrifices.

  • The Supreme Court leaves undocumented immigrants in the shadows

    06/24/2016 5:26:20 AM PDT · 24 of 85
    Aetius to simpson96

    In summarizing the Gang of Eight bill, the Post continues in the tradition of deception. They pretend like the future enforcement measures and punitive actions will be carried out, and of course, they completely leave out how the bill would have massively increased (already too-high) levels of legal immigration.

    It would have at least doubled legal immigration. Yet none of the Gang members, or supporters like Obama and the media ever spoke about that aspect of the bill? What is that? Could it be that they know that polls consistently show that a majority of Americans oppose increasing legal immigration, and that often a majority or plurality favor reducing it?

  • How the Democrats Do It

    06/23/2016 1:10:27 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    Aetius to Kaslin

    Pretty good analysis from Rush, but he seems a bit confused at the end talking about legal immigration in response to the caller. The caller pretty much makes the standard ‘legal immigration - good, illegal immigration - bad’ statement in saying Obama advocates the latter but not the former. That is not true. Obama favors mass immigration of any kind, legal or illegal. And Obama’s ideal way to solve illegal immigration is the same as the WSJournal/libertarian solution; to massively increase legal immigration so that pretty much anyone who wants to come can do so legally. It’s part of why he supported the Gang of Eight bill, because it would have at least doubled legal immigration.

    Rush’s comments about legal immigration and knowing which ones will be Republican are a bit odd. Will a higher percentage of legal immigrants than illegal aliens have Republican leanings? Yes, most likely, but it’s still true that most legal immigrants are natural Democrats. After decades of new mass legal immigration and the resulting electoral effects, there is no doubt about this. It’s one of the reasons California is irretrievably blue now, and one of the reasons why other red states are now blue or purple.

    The only hope for conservatism, demographically speaking, is for legal immigration to be significantly reduced, and held at lower levels for decades to come. In other words, we need a return to the 1924-1965 levels that Rush references.

  • Trump's Anti-Interventionism - Neocons Hate It As Anti-War Left Comes Around

    06/23/2016 11:13:41 AM PDT · 42 of 45
    Aetius to Bush_Democrat

    I’ll look, but I believe it was an article posted here a year or so ago.

  • Trump's Anti-Interventionism - Neocons Hate It As Anti-War Left Comes Around

    06/23/2016 5:13:53 AM PDT · 34 of 45
    Aetius to vannrox

    Pretty good, except the one guy quoted is obviously wrong that Trump’s views on immigration are “odious”, and that Obama has been keen on deporting illegal aliens. Obama’s deportation numbers are inflated by counting those turned back at the border in a way previous administrations didn’t. His interior removals (i.e. true deportations) have plummeted.

  • Mississippi lawmakers not erasing Confederate emblem on flag

    02/23/2016 7:48:09 PM PST · 18 of 26
    Aetius to Olog-hai

    Didn’t the people of Mississippi vote overwhelmingly to keep the flag as is earlier this century? Didn’t a quarter of blacks vote to keep,it?

  • Paris Attacks May Unsettle EU’s Debate on Migration

    11/15/2015 4:29:47 AM PST · 33 of 33
    Aetius to GonzoII

    Unfortunately it will take a worse tragedy before Europe does anything to save itself.

    France may send troops to fight ISIS, but neither they or Germany, or Italy, or Britian will end Muslim immigration and deport all deportable Muslim aliens. Instead they’ll double down on the repression and prosecution of those who dare speak critically about the Religion of Peace.

  • Rick Santorum accuses Ted Cruz of supporting �amnesty� for illegal immigrants

    09/25/2015 10:45:25 PM PDT · 233 of 287
    Aetius to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

    Cruz should think again if that’s really in his mind. Cruz won his Senate seat for the same reason Republicans have been winning in Texas since the mid 90s; because whites in Texas are conservative and he won over 70% of them.

    He may have won 40% of Hispanics, which is good for a Republican, but it was still a double digit loss with that group. He likely wouldn’t do even that well in a national election.

  • The anti-Trump angst grows

    08/30/2015 8:10:35 PM PDT · 85 of 97
    Aetius to dowcaet

    Exactly. On immigration the last thing Rubin offers is a conservative perspective.

  • Must It Be the Rest Against the West?[1994]

    08/16/2015 8:28:32 PM PDT · 3 of 3
    Aetius to Theoria

    Europe seems doomed it’s sad (and tragic) to say.

  • Europe is awakening while Obama holds his country disoriented on the dangers of Islamism

    08/14/2015 7:28:38 PM PDT · 10 of 10
    Aetius to SJackson

    Europe won’t be fully awake until they stop the flood of illegal Muslims, and then stop the large legal influx of Muslims.

    I’m skepticial that they ever will.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/10/2015 6:10:25 PM PDT · 37 of 37
    Aetius to Isara

    Having a romantic, idealized vision of immigration is understandable for Cruz, but that doesn’t mean policy should be based in it. Yes, Cruz’ family came here and they have done great. They have embraced conservatism (except on immigration levels of course). But their story is not the typical one, at least when it comes to ideology and partisan preferences.

    And that’s the point. Most Hispanics are natural democrats. The same is true of Asians, to a lesser extent. The same is true of Africans, Middle Easterners, and other Latin Americans. Mass legal immigration is almost inevitably going to bring in many more natural liberals than conservatives. The Cruz’ are the exceptions, not the rule.

    The effects if this are clear. We can argue about the economics of immigration, but it’s clear how most in immigrant communities are going to vote.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/10/2015 6:01:36 PM PDT · 36 of 37
    Aetius to Principled

    It’s largely about numbers. I don’t think you can have a million (or even more if Cruz has his way) immigrants per year, even if they are all legal, and it not be made up of more natural democrats than conservatives.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/08/2015 8:34:51 PM PDT · 31 of 37
    Aetius to Isara

    Thank you for that.

    Cruz also said during the same subcommittee work (I apologize if it’s here and I missed it) that he want to double legal immigration in general. The number he gave for current levels was low (675,000 I think), but even taking his number, that means he wanted an additional 400,000+ increase outside of the 500% increase in H1Bs.

  • Legal immigration threatens our society

    08/08/2015 8:22:54 PM PDT · 11 of 24
    Aetius to ConservingFreedom


    I cringe when conservatives are vocal against illegal immigration, but then speak mindlessly about how much they support and love legal immigration, without any mention or consideration of numbers.

    It is unending mass legal immigration that is shifting the demography of the nation ever more towards the Left. If mass legal immigration is not cut off (like the great Calvin Coolidge did to the last wave), then conservatism and probably the country too are doomed.

    It reminds me of a quote I recently saw attributed to Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review. Apparently he once said that it’s not so much that we have an immigration problem, but rather that we have a problem with illegal immigration mostly from one country with Mexico.

    I was struck by how stupid that comment was, especially coming from a conservative. Even if we had no illegal immigration at all, we’d still have a million or so, mostly natural democrat immigrants per year. We’d still have the absurd Diveristy Lottery visas. We’d still have unsuitable refugee and asylum visas. We’d still have chain migration spreading its tentacles ever deeper in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and other parts of Central and South America. And if the Democrats, or Republicans like Bush, Rubio, Graham (and sadly Cruz too) get their way then that influx would be massively increased, hastening the demographic doom of conservatism.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/08/2015 8:05:04 PM PDT · 25 of 37
    Aetius to ConservingFreedom

    Ha! Good point.

    And it is why I so often bring up Cruz’ liberalism on legal immigration. It really is an issue of unrivaled significance when you consider how it impacts all other issues. To fight for conservative goals on most issues, yet support a policy that has and will continue shifting the nation towards the Left via its importation of democrats, is crazy.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/08/2015 7:59:30 PM PDT · 22 of 37
    Aetius to Theodore R.

    I’ve seen Cruz’ liberal position on legal immigration mentioned once before in an article by a liberal, but generally I think you’re right. Most don’t know, and some of his supporters react angrily when it’s mentioned.

    I’ve been called a liar on this site by some unhinged Cruz fans for pointing out his liberal views on legal immigration. That Cruz is on record as saying these things in the Senate, and that there are YouTube videos of him stating those positions didn’t faze them. And it wasn’t that they took the Bush-WSJ line and argued that unending mass legal immigration is good, they just seemed offended that anyone dared notice Cruz’ own words.

    I still like Cruz. I think he’s good-great on most issues. I loved how he called out McConnell recently. I just hate that he’s so wrong on the one issue that has the ability to settle all other issues with its demography shaping power.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/08/2015 7:45:18 PM PDT · 20 of 37
    Aetius to South40

    That may be. I don’t trust Trump. I like that he’s spoken so bluntly about illegal immigration, but he has not articulated a vision for conservative immigration reform. His half-baked plan (which we’ve heard before from others) to deport and then allow illegal aliens back in is nonsense.

    But with Cruz it is very disappointing that he is such a supporter of unending and ever-increasing mass legal immigration. That it is and will continue importing (on net) millions of future democrats is obvious. Why can’t Cruz see that? In another 10 years or so someone like Cruz will struggle to win even in Texas, mostly because of mass legal immigration

    Otherwise Cruz is generally excellent.

  • Ted Cruz leads pack in Texas money race

    08/08/2015 7:21:11 PM PDT · 13 of 37
    Aetius to South40

    For Cruz to be the best he’d have to change his position on legal immigration, on which he is quite liberal. He is on record as supporting a 500% increase in H1B visas, and for doubling legal immigration in general. That is pretty much the same as wanting to increase the annual inflow of natural and future democrats.

    Demographics is destiny.

  • German Police Warn of De Facto No-Go Zones

    08/08/2015 7:13:59 PM PDT · 51 of 51
    Aetius to captain_dave

    It better happen soon then. Otherwise there won’t be enough young natives around to defeat and expel the Muslims.

  • Megyn Kelly: 74% of Americans support pathway to citizenship [2013]

    08/08/2015 7:03:34 PM PDT · 45 of 58
    Aetius to ObamahatesPACoal

    If Kelly is so fixated on polls, why doesn’t she ever cite the polls showing majority or plurality support for reducing legal immigration?

    Why doesn’t she ask Jeb, Rubio, and others (sadly including Cruz) about their support for massively increasing legal immigration, and contrast that with polls showing a strong majority of Americans oppose increasing legal immigration?

    That she only speaks of polls that purport to support liberal reforms, and either ignores or is unaware of polls that show support for conservatives reforms tell you all you need to know about her own views. In that, she is no different than most of the media, including ont he allegedly conservative Fox News.

  • Trump Leads Nevada Poll with Overwhelming Hispanic Support

    07/18/2015 8:29:31 PM PDT · 74 of 75
    Aetius to mtrott

    What is the conventional wisdom regarding Hispanics?

    Do you refer to the myth that Hispanics are natural conservatives/Republicans, who would flock to the party if not for ‘harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric’ of people like Trump?

    Or is it the truth, that most Hispanics favor bigger government and other leftist policies, and are therefore natural democrats.

    I agree this poll is hard to buy, unless it’s a poll of Republicans, and therefore one would expect Republican Hispanics to be more conservative than Hispanics overall. There is a sizable chunk of Hispanics who really are conservative and don’t need to be pandered too. But we should be under no illusions about the size of that group; 20-30% max.

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Cheers Deaths of 9-11 Rescuers, David Brooks Apologizes For Being White

    07/18/2015 6:15:09 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    Aetius to Kaslin

    Brooks is a loathsome, guilt-ridden creature of the left. In other words, he possesses the traits necessary to be the NYT’s token “conservative.”