Gordo skewers the latest anti-immigration stupidity so that you don’t have to.
For racists like Pat Buchanan, it’s about preserving the genetic purity of America.
Folks like Dobbs, who represent the “reasonable” wing of the anti-immigrant faction, claim that they want to defend America’s language and culture. Never mind the fact that our culture is something that they condemn when they’re not too busy bashing immigrants. Let’s take a look at their claim that our culture is at risk.
More than 98% of immigrants’ children are fluent in English, so the lingual integrity of America is safe. And while most immigrants practice patriarchal religions like Roman Catholicism, there is considerable evidence that they become more secular as they embrace American culture.
All data indicate that immigrants, in particular immigrants from Mexico, quickly become fully assimilated, loyal Americans. In fact, Mexican-Americans now make up a growing percentage of our military forces.
Note to spineless Democrats (and this category includes Democratic bloggers like Kos and Armstrong): immigration is a winning issue. Unlike cultural issues predominantly affecting blacks, who are segregated and therefore less likely to attract white sympathy, cultural issues predominantly affecting Hispanics drive a wedge into American conservatism rather than American liberalism.