Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Elections have consequences.
I have hammered away at that theme for almost four months now. In some parts of the country, restrictionists have gained ground on immigration. Specifically, I have drawn attention to Utah, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Iowa, and Wisconsin. These Heartland states and several others like them are expected to pass (or at least try to pass) Arizona-style immigration reform in 2011.
Elsewhere in America, but particularly in the Blue State citadels in New England and the Left Coast, we have lost ground on immigration. A quick review of the most prominent anti-White websites like Imagine2050, TimWise.org, DailyKos, and Racism Review is sufficient to reveal that these self-described “progressives” are 100 percent in the tank for the Democratic Party.
The Democratic Party is the anti-White party. It is the party of blacks, Jews, Hispanics, Asians, and SWPL progressives. The cancer is concentrated in the Democratic caucus. The overwhelming majority of votes that are cast against restrictionist immigration reform come from Democrats. The handful of Democrats who are NumbersUSA “true reformers” on immigration (among them Walter Minnick of Idaho and Gene Taylor of Mississippi) lost their races in the 2010 midterm elections.
The Republican Party is slowly becoming the White Party. Virtually all the votes that are cast for restrictionist immigration reform are made by Republicans. Within the Republican Party, there are two competing factions on immigration, but the restrictionists now have the upper hand, and business interests have been thwarted for now. Without a doubt, the cancer also exists within Republican ranks (look no further than the Chamber of Commerce and Lindsey Graham), but it is objectively weaker on that side of the aisle.
Those who claim there are no real differences between “system politicians” are misrepresenting the immigration debate. There is a big difference between Jan Brewer and Janet Napolitano. There was a big difference between Pete Wilson and Gray Davis on Prop 187. There would have been an even bigger difference between Tom Tancredo and John Hickenlooper. The reality of the matter is that restrictionists at the state and federal level are concentrated in the Republican Party.
The states where restrictionist immigration reform is moving forward are Red States like Arizona with Republican governors and state legislatures. The states where amnesty and expanding legal immigration is advancing are Blue States with Democratic governors and state legislatures.
If you live in a Blue State, prepare yourself, “worse is better” is probably coming to your community. The fantasists have got their way.
In the 2010 midterm elections, Governor Deval Patrick (a negro) won reelection in Massachusetts, defeating his Republican challenger 48 percent to 42 percent, with 8 percent going to an Independent candidate. The Republican Charles Baker and the Independent Tim Cahill were both supporters of a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration. The consequences of the Democratic victory in the Massachusetts Governor race will soon be felt on immigration policy.
Patrick has agreed to push for all 131 proposals in a controversial report that would weaken the restrictionist position in Massachusetts. This includes driver’s licenses, in-state tuition, access to public services (including complete healthcare coverage) for illegal aliens, new “civil rights protections,” and the rest of the La Raza comprehensive amnesty wish list.
“The spirit of human kindness and compassion will flourish in this commonwealth. We will do what we can. I know that embracing newcomers is out of fashion these days. The concern over illegal immigration has become so shrill that all immigrants get swept up in that emotion. I want you to know that you are welcome here in this commonwealth. This is your commonwealth. This is your home.”
Unlike Nathan Deal of Georgia, Gov. Deval Patrick has promised Massachusetts voters that he will not be signing an Arizona-style immigration law, “I just don’t think an Arizona-type law is right for us, and as long as I have anything to say, it won’t be.”
In a statement released Tuesday, Massachusetts House Minority Leader Brad Jones said in-state tuition for illegal aliens had failed before and would again:
“I am confident speaking on behalf of the entire Republican Caucus in saying Governor Patrick’s plan to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates is not only a ridiculous idea but also a slap in the face to all Massachusetts taxpayers who expect state government to be focusing on stimulating the economy and putting people back to work. Providing in-state tuition to illegal immigrants should not be a priority of Governor Patrick and the fact that it is does not shock me, but it certainly disappoints me.”
In the Massachusetts House, Republicans doubled their numbers in the 2010 midterm elections. A number of freshmen restrictionists were elected to office. Earlier this year, Republican lawmakers in Massachusetts pushed for sweeping crackdowns on illegal immigration, but both measures failed in the Massachusetts House due to Democratic opposition.
In the Massachusetts 10 congressional race, the restrictionist Jeff Perry was defeated by Bill Keating in Cape Cod, 46.9 percent to 42.4 percent, with another 11 percent of the vote being wasted on Independent candidates.
More famously, Scott Brown won the Massachusetts Senate race in a special election in January. He replaced Ted Kennedy who used that seat to advance every piece of destructive immigration legislation to go through Congress from the Immigration Act of 1965 to the McCain-Kennedy amnesty of 2006.
In Massachusetts, “worse is better” kept Ted Kennedy in office for over forty years. After half a century of “worse is better,” which ceded large parts of the American Southwest to Hispanic illegal aliens, the Governor of Massachusetts is Deval Patrick, a negro, who wants to legislate the biggest amnesty of all time for illegal aliens in that state.
Let his words sink in: “This is your commonwealth. This is your home.”
Rhode Island is another Blue State in New England. A recent Gallup poll found that Rhode Island has the highest number of self identified liberals in America: 32 percent. Even in capitol of Blue America, the liberal advantage in Rhode Island is negated by the fact that 36 percent of residents are “moderates” and 29 percent are “conservatives.”
If conservatives and moderates team up in Rhode Island, they can defeat liberals with a winning coalition. In 2002, Republican Don Carcieri was elected Governor of Rhode Island. In 2008, Carcieri used his office to sign an executive order which instructed Rhode Island state police to check the immigration status of people who are arrested and when there is a “reasonable suspicion” they are illegal aliens.
In essence, Rhode Island had adopted Arizona-style immigration reform by executive order. That executive order also required the Rhode Island state government and state contractors to use the E-Verify system which requires employers to check the immigration status all new employees.
Unfortunately, the infamous RINO Lincoln Chafee is now Governor-elect of Rhode Island. He defeated Republican John Robitaille in a three way race as an Independent candidate. Chafee squeaked out a victory in Rhode Island with 36.1 percent of the vote. Robitaille, a “system politician,” had 33.6 percent.
In the last Rhode Island gubernatorial debate, John Robitaille stridently defended Carcieri’s executive order on immigration:
“Robitaille also offered the most strident support for an executive order issued by Carcieri that cracked down on illegal immigration. He said he strongly supported the state’s use of the E-Verify database to check the legal status of new hires of state agencies and vendors — Block and Caprio also say they support it — and opposed offering in-state college tuition to illegal immigrant students.
“If you’re not here legally, you need to leave,” Robitaille said.”
That was the stark choice facing voters in Rhode Island. They chose Lincoln Chafee over John Robitaille. Yesterday, Chafee repeated his pledge to rescind Carcieri’s executive order.
So instead of having Arizona-style immigration reform and E-Verify in force in Rhode Island, among one of the few states in the nation to be that fortunate, the Ocean State will now become an attractive destination for the illegal aliens who are about to be ejected from the Red States that are about to pass tough new immigration laws.
The losses in New England are hard to swallow.
In Massachusetts, Whites had the opportunity to elect a Republican governor and state legislature that would have passed new restrictionist immigration laws. Negro Deval Patrick and Jew Barney Frank were vulnerable to defeat. There was also a chance of picking up a House seat for restrictionists in Cape Cod that was narrowly lost. Now, Governor Patrick will push harder to make comprehensive amnesty a reality in the Bay State.
In Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee won the Governor race and will rescind Governor Carcieri’s executive order mandating E-Verify and Arizona-style checks of the immigration status of suspected illegal aliens. If John Robitaille had won, with a fraction of the vote swaying in his direction, we would have had the opportunity to build upon the foundation already in place and go on offense even further. The goal posts will now be moved in just the opposite direction.
Elections have consequences.
In Massachusetts and Rhode Island, “worse is better” triumphed over “moving the goal posts.” As in California, our enemies are exuberant, will attempt to solidify their victories, and Whites will be left worse off than they were before. We missed a historical opportunity to score points deep in Blue territory.
Alabama is moving in the opposite direction. In my next post, I will return to the South, and throw some more light on how the ground game on restrictionist immigration reform is moving forward in this region.