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Monday, April 21, 2014

White Nationalists Annoyed That Republicans Are Stealing Their Ideas

Posted by on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Miranda Blue at Right Wing Watch says the white nationalists at VDARE are complaining, again, about anti-immigration Republicans stealing their ideas:

Now, another VDARE writer is upset that more and more immigration reform opponents are pushing another VDARE argument without giving the white nationalists credit. This time, the argument is that steady or increased legal immigration – with or without a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrations – will ruin the Republican party because immigrants are inherently liberal.

When bigots start arguing that you're stealing their ideas, you know you've got a shitty idea. And this is definitely a shitty idea: Anti-immigration Republicans are basically arguing that white people need to coalesce under the Republican Party, and that the Republicans should give up on trying to win the votes of people of color. The 2012 presidential contest proved that those numbers simply aren't there anymore—that white people alone can't control the outcome of an election. Arguing for credit on this idea is like trying to take credit for filling the Hindenburg with hydrogen. But then, what else do white nationalists have to do with their time? They're politically powerless and rapidly going extinct; it stands to reason that any attention from the greater political sphere would be immensely gratifying for them.


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In the Tea party/Rand Paul/Ted Cruz era of republicans, its impossibly hard to see a difference between casual white nationalist/supremacists and the modern GOP.

The party is entirely fueled by racism, xenophobia, identity politics and good amounts of sexism and homophobia. Sure, there are nonwhite republicans, female republicans and even gay republican, but the party is a political organization FOR white, straight, christian men. Anyone can join, so long as they adhere to the caste system the Republicans propagate.]

What worst, is that as the GOP has moved clearly into the fringe right, the democrats (with Obama at the helm) have moved squarely into the center right, and become the ideological equivolent of 1980s reaganite republicans.
Posted by araucania on April 21, 2014 at 3:24 PM · Report this
"white people alone can't control the outcome of an election"

I think you need to show your work or start qualifying the WTF out of your assertion here, Paul; it may be increasingly difficult for white people to control the outcome of a presidential election, but I think you're selling entrenched interests extremely short, especially in off-years or gerrymandered districts.
Posted by The Presidency Is Checked And Balanced Out on April 21, 2014 at 3:42 PM · Report this
This won't help presidential elections but it may help congressional and senate elections where an overwhelmingly white vote can win. With the House and possibly the Senate controlled by Rs for the next 2-8 years it can severely slow/stop any positive change.
Posted by kitaj on April 21, 2014 at 3:51 PM · Report this
The rest of us are annoyed that the Republicans are stealing their ideas, too.
Posted by Jenkitty on April 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM · Report this
fletc3her 5
So has it ever been with dog whistle politics.
Posted by fletc3her on April 21, 2014 at 4:27 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 6
White nationalists and republicans aren't the same people?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on April 21, 2014 at 4:40 PM · Report this

Let's invade Mexico like Putin would and turn them all into US citizens!

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on April 21, 2014 at 5:09 PM · Report this

If a majority of Mexicans identified as Americans and voted to join America, then your analogy would be correct.
Posted by araucania on April 21, 2014 at 6:19 PM · Report this

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