Aaron Brethorst

Round peg in a square hole, rabid generalist.

The Nativists Are Restless

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Last week at the National Press Club in Washington, a group seeking to speak for the future of the Republican Party declared that its November defeats in Congressional races stemmed not from having been too hard on foreigners, but too soft. The group, the American Cause, released a report arguing that anti-immigration absolutism was still the solution for the party’s deep electoral woes, actual voting results notwithstanding. Rather than “pander to pro-amnesty Hispanics and swing voters,” as President Bush and Karl Rove once tried to do, the report’s author, Marcus Epstein, urged Republicans to double down on their efforts to run on schemes to seal the border and drive immigrants out.

Sure, they were born in this country. But, where were their parents, grandparents, or great grandparents born? Fucking idiots.

via Editorial - The Nativists Are Restless - NYTimes.com.

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