Monday, January 26, 2009

Immigration and the GOP

A panel discussion is planned Thursday in D.C.:
Bay Buchanan, Jim Pinkerton, Peter Brimelow, and Marcus Epstein discuss how immigration control is vital to future Republican Success. . . .
"Immigration and the 2008 Republican Defeat," will be released by The American Cause on January 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The study is a detailed analysis of every single Republican seat lost in the 2008 House Race, that shows in virtually every race the Republican supported amnesty or the Democrat supported tough border security.
I plan to go check it out.


  1. Make sure to ask Peter if astrology-based policy positioning should work in 2009. It worked for stocks in '08, after all!

    Seriously, his reporting on stock newsletters for Marketwatch is insanely addictive.

  2. This will probably have no impact whatsoever. Those who support them already are basically on their side. Those who oppose them are paid too much to switch.

    What someone needs to do is attack the other side. That's something that's incredibly easy, it's just that no one is willing to do it (or those who try don't do how to do things effectively).

    For just one tiny example, the money spent on the press conference could have been used to send someone to go ask the ACLU these questions on video a la Jesse Watters; their response could then be uploaded to Youtube.

    Showing "liberals" that the policies espoused by the ACLU will lead to additional deaths on the border would be a terrific way to undercut a large part of the opponents arguments. Too bad I'm apparently the only person in the U.S. who's figured that out.