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Are Republicans Headed For The Boneyard?

by Patrick Buchanan | After its second defeat at the hands of Barack Obama, under whom unemployment has never been lower than the day George W. Bush left office, the Republican Party has at last awakened to its existential crisis.

Eighteen states have voted Democratic in six straight elections. Among the six are four of our most populous: New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California. And Obama has now won two of the three remaining mega-states, Ohio and Florida, twice.

Only Texas remains secure—for now.

At the presidential level, the Republican Party is at death’s door.

Yet one already sees the same physicians writing prescriptions for the same drugs that have been killing the GOP since W’s dad got the smallest share of the vote by a Republican candidate since William Howard Taft in 1912.

In ascertaining the cause of the GOP’s critical condition, let us use Occam’s razor — the principle that the simplest explanation is often the right one.

Would the GOP wipeout in those heavily Catholic, ethnic, socially conservative, blue-collar bastions of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, which Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan swept, have anything to do with the fact that the United States since 2000 has lost 6 million manufacturing jobs and 55,000 factories?

Where did all those jobs and factories go? We know where.

They were outsourced. And in the deindustrialization of America, the Republican Party has been a culpable co-conspirator.

Unlike family patriarch Sen. Prescott Bush, who voted with Barry Goldwater and Strom Thurmond against JFK’s free-trade deal, Bush I and II pumped for NAFTA, GATT, the WTO and opening America’s borders to all goods made by our new friends in the People’s Republic of China.

Swiftly, U.S. multinationals shut factories here, laid off workers, outsourced production to Asia and China, and brought their finished goods back, tax-free, to sell in the U.S.A.

Profits soared, as did the salaries of the outsourcing executives.

And their former workers? They headed for the service sector, along with their wives, to keep up on the mortgage payment, keep the kids in Catholic school and pay for the health insurance the family had lost.

Tuesday, these ex-Reagan Democrats came out to vote against some guy from Bain Capital they had been told in ads all summer was a big-time outsourcer who wrote in 2008, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt!”

Yes, the simplest explanation is often the right one.

Republicans are also falling all over one another to express a love of Hispanics, after Mitt won only 27 percent of a Hispanic vote that is now 10 percent of the national vote.

We face demographic disaster, they are wailing. We must win a larger share of the Hispanic vote or we are doomed.

And what is the proposed solution to the GOP’s Hispanic problem, coming even from those supposedly on the realistic right?

Amnesty for the illegals! Stop talking about a border fence and self-deportation. Drop the employer sanctions. Make the GOP a welcoming party.

And what might be problematic about following this advice?

First, it will enrage populist conservatives who supported the GOP because they believed the party’s pledges to oppose amnesty, secure the border and stop illegals from taking jobs from Americans.

And in return for double-crossing these folks and losing their votes, what would be gained by amnesty for, say, 10 million illegal aliens?

Assume in a decade all 10 million became citizens and voted like the Hispanics, black folks and Asians already here. The best the GOP could expect—the Bush share in 2004—would be 40 percent, or 4 million of those votes.

But if Tuesday’s percentages held, Democrats would get not just 6 million, but 7 million new votes to the GOP’s less than 3 million.

Thus, if we assume the percentages of the last three elections hold, the Democratic Party would eventually gain from an amnesty a net of between 2 and 4 million new voters.

Easy to understand why Democrats are for this. But why would a Republican Party that is not suicidally inclined favor it?

Still, the GOP crisis is not so much illegal as legal immigration. Forty million legal immigrants have arrived in recent decades. Some 85 percent come from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Most arrived lacking the academic, language and labor skills to compete for high-paying jobs.

What does government do for them?

Subsidizes their housing and provides free education for their kids from Head Start through K-12, plus food stamps and school lunches, Pell Grants and student loans for college, Medicaid if they are sick, earned income tax credits if they work and 99 weeks of unemployment checks if they lose their job.

These are people who depend upon government.

Why would they vote for a party that is going to cut taxes they do not pay, but take away government benefits they do receive?

Again it needs be said. When the country looks like California demographically, it will look like California politically. Republicans are not whistling past the graveyard. They are right at the entrance.

[After losing this election, the GOP is considering ways to reach out to Hispanics. This won’t work. They need to become the party for the White American voter majority. But the GOP will not do that. The only party who represents White America’s interests and issues is the American Third Position party. We need your support too.]

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  1. AcrossThePond says:


    Over the years I've been watching the methods of Euro white nationalists and they
    seem to have gained some success with the methods you describe. Especially
    in the former Soviet nations.

    Here in the USA the situation is different. We ostensibly have freedom of speech yet few whites will even get off the sofa. In the USA I've never seen more than 100 white nationalists
    in the same spot. A few weeks ago in Poland we saw 20,000 WNs marching through
    Warsaw. The week before there were 20,000 Russian WNs marching.

    The way we're going to win here in the USA is with little digital media boxes that stream
    pro-white programming. The pay-TV industry is in decline due to what are known as
    "cord cutters." Next year expect to see a Google DVR that will give internet-based content
    some serious power of proliferation (GoogleTV).

    WNs would be foolish not to capitalize on this new trend.

  2. frederickdixon says:

    I'm a foreigner (English), so forgive me for commenting on affairs which are really none of my business – or are they my business? It is surely a fact that the loss to the third world of the greatest white, English speaking power of the 20th century will have social, cultural, political, intellectual, economic and defence consequences which are incalculable, but are unlikely to be favourable particularly to other parts of the white English speaking world whose concerns are intimately entwined with those of the USA.

    So my suggestion, quite simply, is that you need a civil rights movement – "Rights for Whites" – which will go head to head with "affirmative action" and all the other injustices heaped on whites. It should do so through a noisy, eye catching campaign which, nevertheless and crucially, will be founded entirely on truth and reason so that its arguments stand up under the unrelenting hostile examination which they will certainly receive. You will then begin to attract those whites abandoned by the Republican Party.

  3. Help says:

    I agree with this.

    Also, the Republican party has another problem. How do they reach out to these people without pandering or becoming the Democrat party's little tail?

    I've already read some prominent conservatives say the Republicans need to find a way to fix the immigration problem by legalizing then closing the border, just as Reagan had done – except for the closing the border part which he failed to do.

    Had Republicans done what Eisenhower did and really closed the border back in the 70s/80s, whites would still constitute at least 75% or more of the population in 2012.

    Look at it this way: I am guessing that 60% of all Asians, more then half of all Hispanics, and a limited number of black immigrants would not be here (or born) in America, and the birth rates for the Hispanics already living here would have started falling faster to catch up to the rates of others. Just look at how fast the Hispanic birth rate has fallen over the past few years with zero immigration.

    If they went even further in the 1970s/1980s and reintroduced the immigration policies of pre-1965 America and only allowed certain whites here then we might have even been able reverse our downward percentage considering that thousands of whites still come here legally and could have gave us a little boost.

    But, the Republicans have not wanted to do that and still don't. Some Republican leaders feel it would be better to betray their voters openly (which they already do) and start pandering to the pro-immigrant crowd.

    McCain, Romney, and Bush are from the same ideological camp within the Republican party as someone like Lindsey Graham who also believes in amnesty . These are elitist and they're willing to betray whites. I thought Romney was the better of the 3 last Republican candidates, but the fact was he still pandered and rendered himself a vehicle to those within the party that believe moderates are the answer.

    Look at California and tell me how well moderates are doing. The Republican party of California has become a bastion of the moderate-wing, or rather the Lindsey Graham type. It has not served them well.