It is beyond dispute that inexpensive labor extracted from aggrieved aliens has enriched those responsible for their importation. It is further acknowledged that these immigration arrivistes have invested substantial proceeds in rendering politicians pliant to their 9-figure plight. We may also state authoritatively that the neighbors and countrymen of wealthy planters have borne all the costs of our foreign legion, while enjoying none of the remuneration. But these people are bigots and deserving of no further mention. Yet there is one first priority focus of which all may agree: The Economy. And that’s why Paul Ryan says slavery is a matter of “when” not “if.”
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pressed the economic case for overhauling the nation’s
immigration systemThirteenth Amendment on Wednesday, saying that reform is inevitable and necessary to boost growth in the United States.
Ryan’s fellow House Republicans have largely put the kibosh on moving forward with
immigrationindenture reform this year, but some key GOP lawmakers are still lobbying their colleagues publicly and privately to tackle immigrationservitude. The 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee is among figures who have urged the GOP to embrace an overhaul.
“To me, it’s not a question of ‘if’ we fix our broken
immigrationservitude laws,” Ryan said Wednesday at a breakfast hosted by the anti-racist United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “It’s really a question of ‘when.’
Ryan called the nation’s
immigrationlabor laws “chief” among the problems that are curbing economic growth. Noting the rate of retirement among baby boomers, Ryan said reforming the system is necessary to fill future jobs.
“Please know that we understand the value of
immigrationslavery,” Ryan told the crowd. “We know its importance; we know its roots, its history here in America; and we have ideas on how to make this go forward and make it work so that we do have the rule of law, so that we do have reform, so that we’re not in the same position 15 years down the road.”
It’s certainly gratifying to learn that the Congressman is staunchly loyal to America’s roots and its historical people: Those Who Once Moved From One Place to Another and Carbohydrate Eaters. These are the distinguishing characteristics of Americans.
And though I very much like that Mr. Ryan says “Economy” often, as I have no conception of what the term means but vaguely associate it with prosperity, there’s something equally nebulous that’s disconcerting about him. Yes, now I recall: Raysis!
Paul Ryan triggered a firestorm of recrimination this week. Speaking recently on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America radio program, the Wisconsin Republican linked poverty to “this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.”
these comments elicited a quick and forceful rebuke from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who decried them as “a thinly veiled racial attack.” She explained: “[W]hen Mr. Ryan says ‘inner city,’ when he says, ‘culture,’ these are simply code words for what he really means: ‘black.’”
Ryan has since backpedaled, protesting that race was nowhere in his thoughts: “This has nothing to do whatsoever with race. It never even occurred to me. This has nothing to do with race whatsoever.”
Maybe so, but there’s a history here that the Republican Party can’t ignore—one that explains why Lee was so quick to jump on his comments, why the Congressional Black Caucus announced themselves “deeply troubled” by remarks they described as “highly offensive” and why so many others have sharply criticized Ryan.
By calling out his use of “code words,” Lee put Ryan in the company of past politicians who have blown the proverbial dog whistle—using surreptitious references to race to garner support from anxious voters. Examples of dog whistling include Barry Goldwater’s endorsement of “states’ rights”; Richard Nixon’s opposition to “forced busing”; Ronald Reagan’s blasts against “welfare queens”; and George H.W. Bush’s infamous Willie Horton ad.
These instances of racial pandering typically have been treated as disconnected eruptions, when in fact the GOP has made a concerted effort to win support through racial appeals…Five years later, his successor Michael Steele similarly acknowledged that “for the last 40-plus years we had a ‘Southern Strategy’ that alienated many minority voters by focusing on the white male vote in the South.”
* Democrats say it is the foulest evil for their opponents to appeal to their natural constituents. And republicans agree.
* Ryan attempts to placate a (not raysis) Hispanic racial advocacy group by pledging to bring down the remaining borders so they may establish hegemony in their expanding colonies.
* Ryan then assures a (not raysis) black racial advocacy group that though he is speaking to them specifically because of their blackness, race has never entered his mind. Which leads one to wonder if race never entered his mind how he ended up speaking to a representative of the congressional black caucus rather than say…a member of his local Kiwanis.
* Finally having pledged fealty to two hostile alien interest groups, Ryan will then appeal to whites for his only votes by scrupulously promising: “I will do nothing for you.” And once so assured, conservatives will troop to the poles in support.