Sailer on Bush’s real motivations

In a long article, Steve Sailer explains President Bush’s apparently senseless immigration proposal as resulting from two factors: Bush’s own intellectual emptiness, and his close personal ties with Mexicans, particularly the corrupt and criminal Mexican elite. Sailer makes some very large assertions here on the basis of what seems to me to be spotty evidence. Yet the article is intriguing, disturbing, and worth reading. Most chilling is this quote from Bush’s proudly racialist, half-Mexican nephew George P. Bush: “Our biggest challenge will be to separate my uncle from the rest of the Republican Party.” My gosh, isn’t that exactly what Bush has done with his legalize-the-illegals proposal? Sailer remarks:
This, then, could be why George W. has spent so much effort promoting a wedge issue that can only split his own party. He thinks the long-run fate of his dynasty demands a new, improved Republican Party—and a new, debased America.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 12, 2004 05:29 PM | Send

For a shocking report on how police in major cities are forbidden to report even the most violent felon illegal aliens to federal authorities for deportation, see

Posted by: thucydides on January 12, 2004 6:02 PM

Good to see City Journal, which I have thought of as being fairly neocon in its views, publishing something as honest about the illegal alien invasion as the MacDonald article Thucydides links to. HRS

Posted by: Howard Sutherland on January 12, 2004 6:33 PM

The Heather MacDonald article is chilling indeed. It underlines many of the points made by Michelle Malkin in her book “Invasion.” How has it come to pass that illegals caught in gross felonies are given all of these layers of due process? One outrage piled on top of another.

Posted by: Carl on January 12, 2004 6:51 PM

I want to underscore the aptness of Sailer’s line about Bush’s using a wedge issue _against his own party_.

Also, Sailer has many sharp observations about the Bush plan at his website, Read the commentary running down the yellow column on the right.

Posted by: Lawrence Auster on January 13, 2004 1:36 AM
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