Thursday, June 27, 2019


A lot of Latino voters were kind of creeped out by three of the Democratic candidates' calculated use of Spanish in their debate statements. Not only were Cory Booker, Julian Castro, and Beto O'Rourke observably poor Spanish speakers, their use of the Spanish language to appeal to the Latino voters was just a little too cute on the pandering front. And that doesn't even get into the matter of their Hugo Chavez-style socialist promises for them. For many Latino voters, been there, done that.  
I would have loved to have seen the fluently Spanish-speaking moderator test Castro, who reputedly speaks very little Spanish with a Spanish-language question. Meanwhile, the most fluent Spanish speaker on the floor, the Sandinista- and Cuban-trained Bill De Blasio, didn't join the panderfest. Maybe he didn't want anyone to ask him how he got so good at it.
The big problem, though, was that they seemed to be running for president of some country other than the United States.
Here's how bad it was:

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Beto O'Rourke gave a long monologue in Spanish. And Cory Booker, not to be outdone, also answered a question in Spanish.

And the full stop in Julián Castro's closing statement was his "Adios" to President Donald Trump

Here are a few Latino reactions:

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Robert Francis O'Rourke may have the fake Spanish name, but Cory Booker really stepped it up tonight with his fake... well, Spanish.

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My biggest pet peeve is people trying to speak Spanish just to pander to Hispanics like we only understand Spanish!

What the hell is going! So offensive!

And that's just the real Spanish speakers, who, if they vote, very likely are going to also be English speakers.
What do we have going on here? Have we ever seen this before in a presidential debate, where candidates fall over themselves to speak a language that isn't the language of this country? There was even a moment when Booker showed ashocked face at O'Rourke's Spanish skills, apparently upset that he didn't get to speak it first. This is something different.
Number one, these Democrats shut out the non-Spanish speakers with their stunt (none of them translated their remarks) from their debate presentations, which after all, is supposed to be aimed at winning over U.S. voters. Every Spanish statement to non-Spanish-speaking voters is an insult to their attention. And the idea that every immigrant voter is a Spanish-speaking immigrant voter is kind of insulting too. Favoritism, anyone?
Don't get me wrong, I love speaking and reading Spanish myself, it's a really wonderful language to learn and I encourage everyone to learn it, given its usefulness around our hemisphere and beyond.
But it's also a foreign language here and if the only language you speak is Spanish, your future is in the Home Depot parking lot, maybe not even that. English, to immigrants, including my own Polish grandmother in her Depression-era letters to her sister, is the language of making it in America, a point of pride for immigrants for mastering. 
They seem to be trying to change this. The message being sent now is that they'd like to change the entire U.S. language or turn the U.S. into a salad bowl of competing languages, or better still, keep Latino migrants speaking only Spanish. In shifting to Spanish, however unready they are to speak it properly, these pandering Democrats seem to be rebuking the idea that English is the language that naturally assimilates people or helps people succeed. 
Which raises questions about what they are really after - are they trying to erase the U.S. as it is, and remake it into something more like a third-world country? Are they looking to keep Spanish speakers speaking only Spanish in a bid to ensure they remain dependent on Democrats for government services? Are they trying to create a helot underclass to keep under their thumbs to ensure their permanent California-style power? Are they looking for the actual illegal alien vote to pad their numbers or else keep the Democratic congressional seat numbers high?
The fact that they focused so much attention on goodies for these millions of foreigners living in the U.S. illegally supports this troubling picture. They promised amnesty, decriminalization of illegal border crossing, a repeal ofArticle 1325 (which is the baseline of U.S. immigration law) all to pander for the votes of foreign nationals living illegally in the U.S., and services galore, such as health care for illegals, which up until now had only been confined to U.S. citizens and legal residents. 
By contrast, they didn't promise anything to Americans, other than to take away their health care and kill off their corporate jobs. The people they most wanted to hand free stuff to were all non-citizens.
Incredibly, they're running for the presidency of the U.S. Yet they sound like they might just be running for the presidency of Honduras, given the content of their promises and of course, fealty to the language. Their tactic is exactly identical to that of Honduran communist Hugo Chavez acolyte Mel Zelaya (or Chavez himself) which was to try to institutionalize poverty and non-assimilation, creating the finest of loyal voting blocs.
Do they know which country they're running to be president of? A little ethnic spice is always a welcome thing in politics, but what we are seeing here is an entire candidate base going overboard, promoting socialism and coming uncomfortably close to promoting Hugo Chavezism. Even the Americans of Latino descent are noticing and they aren't amused. No wonder Trump is making such inroads with Latino voters. 
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Leading 2020 Democrats Unified on Amnesty for Illegals Ahead of Debate

naturalization ceremony in L.A.
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Ahead of the first debate for 2020 Democrat presidential primary contenders, the leading Democrats among the pack of 24 candidates all effectively share the same views on immigration as they demand amnesty for all illegal aliens and more legal immigration to the U.S. to satisfy the needs of big business.

From slogans like “Diversity is our strength” to claims that the U.S. is a “nation of immigrants,” the top three Democrat candidates largely agree on wanting to expand rights to all illegal aliens, driving more legal immigration to the country beyond the current annual total of about 1.2 million, and denouncing President Trump’s high-wage, low-immigration economic model.
Here, Breitbart News breaks down the immigration stances among former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) before they hit the debate stage this week:
Joe Biden
In a Miami Herald op-ed this week, Biden released his blueprint for America’s immigration system which begins by declaring that the 3.5 million illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program “are Americans.”
“We are a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants … that starts by recognizing that DREAMers are Americans, and Congress needs to make it official,” Biden wrote. ‘The millions of undocumented people in the United States can only be brought out of the shadows through fair treatment, not ugly threats.”
Aside from giving amnesty to all illegal aliens, Biden said it is the “obligation” of Americans to provide all illegal aliens with free healthcare.
Biden has also supported the President George W. Bush-era policy that states “any willing worker” should be allowed to come to the U.S. to compete against America’s working and middle class for jobs.
“Instead of sending [foreign graduates] home, we should be a stamping a green card on their diploma as they walk across the stage,” Biden said in 2013. “Literally, I mean this literally, not figuratively, literally … we’ve also proposed adding additional H-1B visas so that American employers can hire the best and the brightest no matter where they come from if they can’t be found here.”
At the U.S.-Mexico border, Biden opposes building a wall to stop illegal immigration. Instead, Biden has said, the southern border should be secured using “smart investments in border technology.” These same “border technology” initiatives were implemented by former President Bush and failed so much that the Obama administration halted thementirely.
Bernie Sanders
Though Sanders has touted his plans to increase the minimum wage for America’s working and middle class, his immigration platform increases the foreign competition that Americans would be subjected to in the labor market.
Biden, through the years, has raised concerns with mass immigration and its depressing impact on Americans’ wages and job prospects, but in May he called for amnesty for all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens, according to the Las Vegas Sun:
As it stands, Sanders said, the 1.8 million so-called Dreamers would “immediately” gain permanent legal status, and the rest of the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally would be able to “come out of the shadow,” he said. There would also be a “path to citizenship.” [Emphasis added]
Since 2013, Sanders has voted to increase legal immigration levels and foreign worker visa programs, including the process known as “chain migration” whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country.
Sanders has advocated for increasing detention space at the U.S.-Mexico border to create adequate space for federal immigration officials to hold illegal aliens, but he also railed against the deportation of illegal aliens who have final orders for removal.
Sanders, like many Democrats running for president, supports giving free health care to all illegal aliens, which American taxpayers would fund.
Elizabeth Warren
Warren has proposed a robust plan founded in “economic patriotism” similar to that of Trump’s, but her plan is undermined by her broadly open borders worldview.
This week, Warren announced that she was joining the likes of fellow Democrat primary candidate Julián Castro — known for his mass immigration stances — by announcing that if she were to become president, she would decriminalize illegal immigration, thus making it not a criminal offense for foreign nationals to cross into the U.S.
“We should not be criminalizing mamas and babies trying to flee violence at home or trying to build a better future,” Warren said.
Like Biden and Sanders, Warren has proposed legalizing all illegal aliens living in the U.S., giving them a pathway to become American citizens, and providing taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens.
“We must pass comprehensive immigration reform that is in line with our values, creates a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants including our DREAMers, and protects our borders,” Warren said.
Warren has favored expanding chain migration that would increase legal immigration levels; has vowed that she will not build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, calling it a “monument to hate and division”; and has said she will end all private detention of border crossers and illegal aliens.
Democrats are expected to continue attacking Trump’s immigration policies during their scheduled debates this week, despite the administration’s “Hire American” initiative leading to increased wages for America’s working and blue collar class, along with more disenfranchised Americans entering the labor market.
The 2020 Democrat presidential primary debates air on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo on June 26 and June 27.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder



 “According to the Centers for Immigration Studies, April '11, at least 70% of Mexican illegal alien families receive some type of welfare in the US!!!”

So when cities across the country declare that they will NOT be sanctuary, guess where ALL the illegals, criminals, gang members fleeing ICE will go???? straight to your welcoming city. So ironically the people fighting for sanctuary city status, may have an unprecedented crime wave to deal with along with the additional expense.
$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
$12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English.
$22 billion is spent on (AFDC) welfare to illegal aliens each year.
$2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as (SNAP) food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Does not include local jails and State Prisons.
2012 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.
$200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.

With crime soaring, rampant homelessness, sanctuary state status attracting the highest illegal immigrant population in the country and its “worst state in the U.S. to do business” ranking for more than a decade, California and its expansive, debt-ridden, progressive government is devolving into a third-world country. JANET LEVY

With crime soaring, rampant homelessness, sanctuary state status attracting the highest illegal immigrant population in the country and its “worst state in the U.S. to do business” ranking for more than a decade, California and its expansive, debt-ridden, progressive government is devolving into a third-world country. JANET LEVY

"This is how they will destroy America from within.  The leftist billionaires who orchestrate these plans are wealthy. Those tasked with representing us in Congress will never be exposed to the cost of the invasion of millions of migrants.  They have nothing but contempt for those of us who must endure the consequences of our communities being intruded upon by gang members, drug dealers and human traffickers.  These people have no intention of becoming Americans; like the Democrats who welcome them, they have contempt for us." PATRICIA McCARTHY

"Most Californians, who have seen their taxes increase while public services deteriorate, already know the impact that mass illegal immigration is having on their communities, but even they may be shocked when they learn just how much of a drain illegal immigration has become." FAIR President Dan Stein

We must warn illegal aliens

I think Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have an excellent point about how badly the illegal aliens in detention centers are being treated.  They aren't being given everything they want or need, and the accommodations are worse than what they enjoyed in their home countries.  I wouldn't be at all surprised if many of them regret coming here after all.  Yet the evil white people in Congress are arguing about setting aside money to improve their conditions and buy their toiletries.  Now employees at capitalist business Wayfair are protesting that their employer is willing to sell the government beds for illegal aliens, because apparently sleeping on concrete or on a mattress on top of concrete is morally superior.  Didn't Santa Alexandria say it was more important to be morally right than factually correct?   Surely, the patron saint of bartending has a deeper understanding of morality than the rest of us, especially us engineers.
Ilhan Omar has pointed out that America doesn't live up to its reputation as a land of milk and honey.  The streets are not paved with gold, and not everyone is a millionaire.  All those poor immigrants were fooled as she was into bringing their unskilled labor and criminal talents here to improve the country.  You know the human-smuggling cartels are not going to give them their money back.
It seems there is but one thing to do.  The American government should make commercials with Spanish (and other) narration, showing America as it really is.  Show the horrible detention centers.  Show the homeless people encamped on the streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco.  (I think Tucker Carlson has some videos he might be willing to share.)  Show the videos of urban youth pillaging stores in downtown areas.  Show pictures of abortion centers, too.  Potential immigrants need to be able to make informed decisions about whether to violate our immigration laws.
Illegally resident aliens sacrifice a lot to come here and sponge off the American taxpayer, so we can feel wonderfully virtuous as our taxes are increased to support them.  The poor people who are citizens of our country often own their own homes and have air conditioning, televisions, and computers.  It's hard to motivate the citizenry to accept higher taxes so the money can be redistributed to others who are not particularly needy.  But illegals come here with just the designer clothes on their backs, with someone's sick and dirty child or children in tow.  And after hundreds or thousands of miles dealing with no beds and sniveling brats, we fail to hand them the keys to even the sanctuary cities.  They have no concept of the suffering that still awaits them.  Oh, the humanity!
They have to be warned, for pity's sake.  And if warning them cannot be funded by the elected officers in Congress who enjoy their derived feelings of virtue from having something to complain about, then it will serve us all right if the illegals start packing up and going back to wherever they came from.  They can make their home countries great instead!  Their brilliant innovations are more than we deserve to benefit from, failing as we do in our promises.  The agonies of losing them will be richly appropriate punishment.
My only concern is that citizens who want to be paid reparations for their ancestors' enslavement will also start packing and abandoning the United States, to move to their ancestral homelands and apply their talents on behalf of those countries.  How can we maintain our superpower status if everyone who thinks he is getting a raw deal packs up and goes elsewhere?  We are nothing without our global moral superiority.
Well, we would be one thing: better off.
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