Better Horses in the Era of Automobiles

16 09 2015

Washington, D.C.

Breitbart’s take.

Note that Jeb!, Jr. (John Ellis Bush, Jr., the 31-year old son of Jeb! the candidate), is on this outfit’s Board of Directors, and of course the outfit gets a lot of money from Soros.  This group is basically a subset of the Beltway mini-cabal of sock puppet “evangelical Christians” who are trying to meld social conservatism with mass immigration and open borders.  Which begs the question:  When did George Soros start caring about social conservatism, when everyone knows he hates both the agenda and its advocates and practitioners?  The answer is also the answer the paradox of why the same RINOs who are telling us to ditch the social issues are the same ones demanding open borders because Hispanics supposedly support social issue conservatism.

In trying to formulate a response to this ad, I could have done what Katie McHugh did, which would have been redundant, or I could note that it makes no sense to attack Ted Cruz and Scott Walker for being evil immigration restriction hard liners, because Cruz is a squish and Walker plays both sides of the aisle depending on his immediate needs of political expediency.

But I don’t think any of that is necessary.  Because this ad is as foolish and ill-timed as buying newspaper space to advertise better horses on October 1, 1908.

The premise of this ad is:  “See, Reagan was for immigration liberalization!”  And the obvious conclusion we’re supposed to draw is that those who advocate serious immigration restriction and enforcement are violating the sacred tenets of the Patron Saint of the Republican Party post-WWII.

The problem is that they’re trying to peddle Reaganism vis-a-vis open borders when:

(1) Even today’s lamestream conservatives and all but the most die hard Reagan cultists admit that the 1986 IRCA was the worst mistake of his Presidency.

(2) Reaganism and lamestream conservatism are becoming obsolete in a world where the problems it was established to solve have long ago been solved and the social groups who either wanted those problems solved or benefited from those problems being solved don’t exercise the political, social or cultural sway that they used to.  The Summer of Trump is making that plain as day, even though the reality of that still would have been just as true even if Trump himself was getting geared up for another season of The Apprentice right now instead of running for President.

In related news, this guy demonstrates how some people, a lot of people, are living in a bubble, an alternate universe.  In his universe, the Republican field before Trump was so great, so strong, so profound, full of superstars and great thinkers and towering intellects.  They were going to give us the debate on issues that we deserved.  But then Trump showed up and upset the whole apple cart.  Here in the real world, next to nobody cared about this Republican field until Trump showed up, because it was nothing but a bunch of carnival barkers, professional resume enhancers, professional perennial candidates or the sons thereof, ideological obsessives and cultists, grifters and hustlers, and establishment sock puppets.  Even fewer people cared than otherwise would have cared because of the way the Stupid Party has in an active political sense done nothing but give Obama more power and wage war on Dixie this year, to satisfy donors, the media and the other side’s agitators more than the people who actually voted for its candidates.  When Trump showed up, he actually gave us the debate we deserved on issues that the Stupid Party either didn’t care about, wanted to sweep under the rug, or are on the wrong side of, and is doing it as the only interesting personality surrounded by wallflowers and dullards.

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92 responses

16 09 2015
David In TN

Speaking of the Ad. I read somewhere years ago that before slipping off into Alzheimer’s , Reagan admitted privately that signing the 1986 Amnesty was his worst mistake as President.

Ronald Reagan won the 1966 California Governor’s race by nearly a million votes by carrying California’s white suburbs. In 1984, this was still enough to win California (and 48 other states) by a landslide. The 1986 amnesty and open borders in general were devastating for the people who put Reagan in office.

Recently, a lamestream conservative writer (forgot the name) admitted Ronald Reagan couldn’t win state-wide office in California today or even come close.

16 09 2015
countenance

And strangely, the reason for that isn’t California’s non-whites, it’s California’s whites. It all goes back to affordable family formation.

16 09 2015
16 09 2015
Hard Right

Second stringers about to start. Pro-Immigration Ad starring Ronald Reagan just ran.

Club for Growth?

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Wolf Blitzed just claimed FioRINO is moving up the 3d place.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Whopping crowd of 500 people :)

16 09 2015
16 09 2015
Hard Right

You’d think the Stupid Party could afford a decent singer for the National Anthem.

16 09 2015
countenance

Truthfully I could have done without ythe weave head who sang the anthem at Trump’s Dallas rally.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

I didn’t pay much attention to Dallas. He’s been giving pretty much the same speech every time.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

This about covers it

16 09 2015
Hard Right

I didn’t know the Pink Palmetto Princess was in the Air Force.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Jindal flaming Trump. Tough guy when Trump’s not there.

16 09 2015
countenance

The Donald is so scared of Piyush.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

WaPo compares Trump’s immigration plan to eugenics

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2572151/

16 09 2015
countenance

Nazi Week gets a second wind?

16 09 2015
Hard Right

It never ends.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Santorum, “We’re all in favor of amnesty at some time”

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Hadji getting tough. Wants to lock up mayors of sanctuary cities.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Ok, we can end the debate now. The anchor baby is anti-immigration. The “Americans” are pro-immigration.

Pataki and Santorum are clueless.

Graham wants to invade Syria and Iran at the same time.

Next.

16 09 2015
countenance

Remember, Trump being in the field is depriving us of the really wonderful debate we need such as this. Because of Trump, we are not hearing such pearls of wisdom.

The only thing amazing to me now is why Trump isn’t at 50% already.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

I suspect he’s close to 50 percent of likely voters from both parties.

I hear the poll giving Carson 23 percent had a margin of error of six percent.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

16 09 2015
David In TN

And remember South Carolina’s “conservative” voters fall over themselves to send Graham back to Washington every time.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Ok, Moslem Clock Kid is over. On to Kim Davis.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

#GOPDebate more interesting than real thing

Santorum invokes MLK

Pataki copycats

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Graham surprisingly good at self-deprecating humor

16 09 2015
JRM

Jon Gabriel sure had a rosy view of what the debate might have been like: “We aren’t discussing America’s $18.4 trillion national debt and our insolvent social programs.”

Yes they would have discussed the hell out of it. And if one of them won, we could expect zero change from status quo.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Santorum wants to increase minimum wage

16 09 2015
Hard Right

How to handle Putin after the break…

Another anti-Trump commercial featuring Reagan

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Why is an anti-Bloomberg commercial running????

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Performance-wise, Graham won, but they all suck.

16 09 2015
countenance

He might rocket to 10% in South Carolina after this.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

I’m starting to figure out how he keeps winning. He’s got that Good Ol’ Boy act down pat.

I’m amazed. Media also thinks Graham won.

16 09 2015
countenance

Graham keeps on winning because the low country loves the military goodies he can bring back.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Hadn’t thought about that. I was thinking it probably had a lot to do with his relationships with county chairmen and local donors.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Van Jones is a commentator on CNN???

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Cucks still pushing Carly

16 09 2015
Hard Right

¡Yeb! did his introduction in English!

16 09 2015
countenance

I’m livetweeting: @countenanceblog

16 09 2015
Hard Right

I don’t actually have a Twitter account, but I’ll check it out. Should be easier to keep up with than #GOPDebate. Plus, no leftists on your tl :)

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Darn it. Carly didn’t go after Trump. Maybe she’s a little smarter than I thought she was.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Rand, “Trump’s being mean!”

16 09 2015
Hard Right

I’m inclined to turn it off, too, but not because of the flame wars.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Yeah, you got real good results at HP, cupcake.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Ben Carson is oratorically boring.

He’s no Alan Keyes

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Trump made ¡Yeb! look like a little boy.

Making good sense on foreign policy.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Where you getting the money for all that, darlin’?

You gonna get tough like Hillary? Get our Southern and Midwestern boys killed?

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Ok, Don, this is a good time to keep quiet. Let your opponents say something stupid.

16 09 2015
countenance

My take exactly. Trump not saying much in this debate helps Trump.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Yes, he’s shown considerable restraint It couldn’t have been easy telling Carly that she’s beautiful.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Bad move, Cruz. Right wing opposed to unnecessary war.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

¿El Caudillo?

16 09 2015
Hard Right

SHUT IT DOWN!!!!

16 09 2015
Hard Right

SHUT IT ALL DOWN!!!!

16 09 2015
Hard Right

LOL at Cliff Clavin

16 09 2015
Hard Right

That’s nice, sweetheart. My first call would be to the Pentagon, ordering troops to the Mexican border.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Why the hell is the Government funding any private organization?

16 09 2015
Hard Right

How beta, Don.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Yeah, Common Core is real funny, ¡Yeb!

I wouldn’t try arguing finance with Trump, doofus.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Somebody teach that ditz how to amend the Constitution.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Is that why HP closed up 7 percent the day you were fired?

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Didn’t know about Lucent. I wouldn’t let her run a paper route.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

They sure are ignoring Cuckabee.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

The best way to increase wages is to stop letting in Mestizos, you morons!

16 09 2015
Hard Right

I’m not sure I can take much more….

16 09 2015
Hard Right

How about we move our troops to the Mexican border where they belong?

16 09 2015
Hard Right

A lot of bloggers get death threats

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Hell, back in the early 90’s, I had neo–Pagans threaten me with their voodoo dolls :)

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Here’s a thought…How about keeping Moslems out of the United States?

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Shut up and make me a sandwich.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Then stop destroying Western Civilization, you cuck!

16 09 2015
Hard Right

No, we need to start restricting jurisdiction and impeaching judges.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

I’m guessing that the “social media” questions won’t be coming from #nrx, #cuckservative, #gopsmartset, or #nrorevolt.

16 09 2015
countenance

Weed. Of course.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Like wow, man. Who’s your favorite Kardashian?

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Rich kids who smoke pot don’t rob banks, stupid.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Now we know why your daughter is a druggie.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

I hate agreeing with that cuck. The Feds weren’t supposed to have the police power.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

How many of those prisoners are illegal aliens, babydoll?

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Spreading out vaccines sounds reasonable.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Bruce Jenner?

16 09 2015
Hard Right

I can’t help but like Carson, but he has no business running for President.

Wow! I actually agreed with something Carly said. Leave our monopoly money alone!

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Maybe we should have supported our ally Batista, anchor baby.

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Ok, which man wrote your speech?

16 09 2015
Hard Right

cuck cuck, kasich

16 09 2015
Hard Right

Nobody screwed up, nobody stood out, no change.

¡Yeb! did better. Why do they keep cucking for Carly?

16 09 2015
MajorSeventh

Carson’s mom was one of 24 children? Jesus on a pogo stick.

I don’t get it with him besides his magic negro persona. Dreadful speaker, can’t improvise, fumbles around, less charisma even than Jeb.

16 09 2015
Alex the Goon

That’s all it is. Magic Negro, version R.1 (or R.2, or 3. How many magical negroes are we up to now?)

17 09 2015
JRM

Blogmeister, do we get a post-mortem wrap-up? Jumped on the computer first thing this a.m. to see what you thought about the debate….

I winced when Trump called “Carly” beautiful, but I guess he did what he had to do. I missed the second half of the debate because my computer connection failed me. Uncle Ben was functioning as a soporific, Carly was high on testosterone. Christie was playing populist, Kasich was the “pragmatist”. It’s nice when you can get a room full of accomplished people together determined that something can’t be done (the wall with Meh-he-co).

17 09 2015
countenance

Later today, but it won’t be long.

17 09 2015
Hard Right

It’d have to be short as boring as it was.

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