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  • August 9th is the anniversary of the battle of Thermopylae

    08/09/2016 4:27:01 AM PDT · 9 of 42
    Aetius to harpygoddess

    It wasn’t just the 300 Spartans who made the final stand against the Persians. Larger groups of Thespians and Thebans fought to the death with the Spartans. The total is thought to have been 1400 - 1500 Greeks making the final stand; still an exceptional episode in history.

  • It's time for W to step up. (vanity)

    08/08/2016 8:24:21 PM PDT · 56 of 73
    Aetius to Leaning Right

    W is a big proponent of unending and ever-increasing mass Democrat-importing immigration. He could have led a fight for conservative immigration reform after 9-11, but instead did the opposite. He’s worthless on the issue.

  • Trump Implosion? New Polls Signal Deep Trouble

    08/05/2016 1:59:31 PM PDT · 143 of 147
    Aetius to Biggirl

    That’s definitely true about polls. But what I’m saying is that in 2012 many were saying the polls were deliberately skewed to show an Obama lead when Romney was really ahead. The intent, it was said, was to create an air of an inevitable Obama victory, and therefore suppress support for Romney.

    As it turned out, the polls showing Obama with a modest but decisive lead were correct. Or I suppose it’s possible that the polls were indeed skewed, and they had the desired effect of influencing the outcome, but that seems unlikely.

  • Syrian refugees surge into US; Obama on track to hit target amid security concerns

    08/05/2016 12:02:53 PM PDT · 24 of 33
    Aetius to Jim Robinson

    And the flow of future Democrats into the country just continues to grow and grow, with no end in sight.

  • Trump Implosion? New Polls Signal Deep Trouble

    08/05/2016 11:58:22 AM PDT · 134 of 147
    Aetius to Biggirl

    I hope you’re right. The United States will be, in many way, done if Hillary is elected, especially considering she’d probably have a Democratic Senate as well, plus a weakened GOP House with immigration leftist Paul Ryan in charge and eager to help her complete the demographic destruction of conservatism.

    But the polls have shifted from where they were two weeks ago, and many here were pointing to them then as if they were of legitimate predictive value. Trump is down, and Hillary has risen. She’s near, at, or above 50% in several of them now. It seems unlikely that the polls were legitimate 2-3 weeks ago, but now they’re garbage. Surely you remember the whole ‘un-skewed’ poll stuff from last time don’t you, when some were the polls were skewed to prop up Obama, but that turned out not to be the case. It sounds like the same thing may be happening again this time.

    I hope that it’s bias and people simply not paying attention yet. But to the extent it’s the latter, then once they start paying attention why shouldn’t we expect them to be influenced by the former as some others clearly have been over the last week? The mainstream media isn’t as powerful as it used to be, but the constant, uniform, and maliciously negative coverage of Trump does have an impact on the voting public.

  • Trump Implosion? New Polls Signal Deep Trouble

    08/05/2016 9:07:30 AM PDT · 95 of 147
    Aetius to seastay

    Reagan won by over 15 points in 1984. It was eighteen I believe, so this Goldstein was way off on that.

    Otherwise, this article may unfortunately be true. Unless you just reject polling altogether, how could one be comforted and buoyed by the lead Trump took in the polls two weeks ago, but now reject the same polls when they show him falling and (even worse) Hillary rising?

  • Female Political Consultant Calls Trump ‘A D*ck’ On CNN

    08/04/2016 1:54:59 PM PDT · 10 of 60
    Aetius to Impala64ssa

    Liz Mair is a leftist on immigration, and has made the absurd argument (popular with a Red State moderator) that because some fringe population control guys and some labor union types were against mass immigration a long time ago, therefore immigration restriction is a liberal, non-conservative position and agenda.

    It has seemingly never occurred to Mair, and those of her ilk, that in supporting unending (and ever-increasing) mass immigration, she is aligned with the ENTIRE political and cultural Left. President Obama, pretty much every Democrat in the House and Senate, the media, Hollywood...you name it, they are all aligned with Liz Mair in supporting the never ending mass importation of natural and future Democrats.

    It was very disappointing that Ann Coulter, who was the opposing guest with Mair on the show in which I heard her make this idiotic and absurd argument, didn’t counter with this rather obvious rejoinder. She didn’t really respond at all.

    But anyway, the point is that Mair is about as bad as it gets on immigration, so she’d hate Trump even if Trump were capable of running in a disciplined fashion and could avoid shooting himself in the foot and walking into obvious traps.

  • Donald Trump Leading New Poll Averages +0.9%

    08/04/2016 12:02:05 PM PDT · 18 of 59
    Aetius to theoilpainter

    Seems like a similar thing as the ‘un-skewed’ polls from 2012, which of course turned out not to be skewed.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Gary Johnson: Clarifying my views on religious freedom, Mormons

    08/04/2016 10:13:14 AM PDT · 5 of 22
    Aetius to C19fan

    Johnson thinks the Utah ‘compromise’ is the way to go. Is there a baker example in that state yet? What does the Utah law say when a baker/photographer/florist refuses to provide their goods and services towards a gay wedding? Will the law basically, as it should, tell the malcontent plaintiffs to kick rocks, or will it allow the baker to be fined and litigated into financial ruin?

    Something tells me the baker will come out on the bad end.

  • Kansas Republicans Rebuke Their Conservative Governor

    08/04/2016 8:22:46 AM PDT · 7 of 7
    Aetius to C19fan

    Sam Brownback was no conservative when it came to immigration. He helped torpedo the conservative Smith-Simpson bill in the mid-90s. That bill would have significantly reduced legal immigration, and perhaps preserved a demographic fighting chance for conservatism over the long run.

    Perhaps Bill Clinton would have vetoed it, but perhaps he wouldn’t have considering it was an election year and the bill would no doubt have been popular with the public. But Republicans like Brownback made sure the bill never reached his desk.

  • Dougco right to turn down federal dollars with too many strings [ Colorado]

    08/04/2016 8:16:48 AM PDT · 10 of 11
    Aetius to ConservativeMind

    Indeed, but Congress should of course defund AFFH. To no surprise the Senate wimped out and voted for a worthless Collins amendment to the HUD bill instead of the superior Lee amendment. The House has passed the much better Gossar amendment. I don’t know where it stands as far as a conference between the House and Senate goes, but I would expect Paul Ryan to cave on this very quickly.

  • Trump Says It Would Be 'Embarrassing' To Lose To Hillary Clinton

    08/04/2016 5:04:36 AM PDT · 42 of 60
    Aetius to spintreebob

    At this point there is no reason to believe Trump will run smarter if that means avoiding traps and not allowing himself to be baited. It’s a safe bet that his advisors and family have been telling him to avoid these things for months now, but still he proceeds as before. The Trump we are familiar with is the Trump that will win or lose.

  • Experts Say Trump's Muslim Ban Would Cripple Immigration System

    08/03/2016 12:15:15 PM PDT · 44 of 118
    Aetius to Hojczyk

    Maybe the media is right for once. In that case, we should take a more general approach.

    1. End chain migration by limiting family based visas to spouses and minor children only. Family from certain nations would face tougher scrutiny and have higher hurdles to clear.

    2. Abolish the Diversity Lottery Visas.

    3. Greatly reduce Asylum/Refugee visas, and disallow them completely from certain nations.

    4. Reduce H1B and similar types of visas, and disallow them from certain nations.

    Do these things and we’d see an immediate and significant reduction in Muslim immigration, as well as overall immigration. Over time the reduction would grow so long as other channels of legal immigration weren’t created and/or expanded.

  • Paul Ryan: We're in fight to 'retake the soul' of the Republican Party

    08/02/2016 4:51:37 AM PDT · 56 of 94
    Aetius to EinNYC

    On immigration at least Ryan is no turncoat, as he has always been a left winger on that issue. As a staffer in the mid 90s, he helped torpedo the conservative Smith-Simpson bill, which would have significantly reduced (Democrat-importing) legal immigration and gotten tougher on illegal immigration. Perhaps Clinton would have vetoed it, but then again, it was an election year so maybe he wouldn’t have.

    That the failure of that bill meant the continuation of mass immigration, it’d be interesting to know how many immigrants came after that and attained citizenship in time to vote against Romney/Ryan. It almost certainly wasn’t enough to be decisive in their defeat, but it no doubt made it a little easier for Obama.

  • Virginia General Election: Trump 46% (+4) Clinton 42%

    07/31/2016 10:44:17 AM PDT · 30 of 64
    Aetius to navid

    That may be, and it underscores a strength and weakness of Trump. He speaks like no other candidate, and he doesn’t back down to leftist bullies like most Republicans do. People like that, even if they are unsure about Trump overall.

    But he also steps out on the ledge on something like this when its all risk and no reward. It’s inconceivable that he didn’t discuss how to handle this situation with his inner circle, and it seems inconceivable that they advised him to say what he’s said so far.

    Of course no matter what Trump said, the democrats and their media acolytes would not let this go and they’d keep it alive as long as they could. But why Trump couldn’t have just said that he respects the son’s service, and he’s sorry for their loss, but still opposes mass Muslim immigration. He could also ask why, if the media is so eager to see policy set by anecdote and particular examples, and point out that the Khan’s would have been excluded had Trump’s plan been in effect back then, then it’s fair game to point out the terrorist acts and murders committed by Muslims that would not have occurred, and the American lives that wouldn’t have been lost had more restrictive immigration laws been in place.

    Instead he invites the Khan wife to give a second helping that the media will play up, and actually takes the bait and answers the ‘sacrifice’ question.

  • Merkel admits EU is being RAVAGED BY TERROR but says Germany should welcome MORE refugees

    07/28/2016 7:05:51 AM PDT · 28 of 40
    Aetius to Jamesmm

    All that would prove is that Germany has been allowing too many Muslims into the nation for a long time.

    The story linked to begins by saying that Merkel’s open door policy towards Middle Easterners will make Germany safer in the long run because it will show Muslims how tolerant and open Germany is towards Islam.

    That’s insane. The only way Germany will be safer is by admitting fewer Muslims and deporting the ones who can be deported. The same goes for the entire Western world.

  • 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.

  • WAPO HOUSE CONSERVATIVE: HILLARY IS THE GROWN-UP AMERICA NEEDS [Jennifer Rubin]

    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”...it’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.