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HERE‘s another chapter in the ongoing drama we call “Demography Is Destiny”:
Sen. Lindsey Graham [above] — one of the Republican co-sponsors of an immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11.1 million undocumented immigrations — told fellow Republicans that the GOP will fail to exist if reform does not become law.
Like most Americans, I don’t know much about how my ancestors came to these shores. I don’t know if they were legals who came through Ellis Island (above) or illegals who somehow sneaked into this country.
Timothy Egan says HERE that he is similarly unsure about his own ancestors:
When I had tried to retrace the steps of my own Irish Catholic forebears, I found that the first American on my father’s side had most likely slipped over a porous border from Canada into Michigan, without official sanction. He was the imperfect immigrant. Today, you would call him illegal, and …
HERE‘s a novel theory, if there ever was one:
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Thursday that President Obama would not be president if it weren’t for the 1986 amnesty bill that Ronald Reagan signed into law.
King is a leading GOP critic of efforts to pass an immigration reform bill, and has often said on the House floor that Republicans are overreacting to the 2012 election, which some Republicans saw as a sign that the GOP needs to get behind a reform bill.
What is it about today’s Republicans that makes them think of Ronald Reagan’s presidency in terms that are completely at odds with the reality of it?
Over the past five years, more than a few of this blog’s posts have dealt with the persistent mythology among 21st century Republicans about the record of our 40th president. It’s hard to tell whether these current GOPers are intentionally peddling what they know to be nonsense — simply to mislead their dimwitted constituents — or whether they’re just as dimwitted themselves.
The story is HERE:
During an appearance on a local radio station Thursday morning, Texas Senator John Cornyn [above] claimed that people from all over the world are now entering the country illegally through Texas and insisted that any Congressional effort to reform the immigration system must invest in border security.
“You gotta stop the flow of people coming across and my friends and your friends Edd who have places in South Texas tell me, as a matter a fact a guy told me last night, he said we’ve got people coming across our place speaking Chinese, French and …