Quote of the week—and the trouble with Rubio
This election is nothing less than a referendum on our identity as a nation and as a people, [a historic moment] when people were pushed to the brink.(But see the bad news about Rubio, below.)
And another powerful quote, from the same article:
Senior Democrats are reluctantly concluding that it’s time to hit the panic button. They understand that it’s not a characteristic of a tsunami to make a U-turn, and the hour is growing late.I understand that Pruden is only reporting what is happening and what the politicos themselves are saying. But I strongly feel that one should not live on predictions and hopes, which could very likely be dashed. The election will take place when it takes place.
Also, I never felt it was realistic to believe that the Republicans could win the Senate, so I’m not particularly invested in that outcome. The GOP establishment types, such as Karl Rove and John Hinderaker, were deeply invested in it, which was why they were so upset when Chistine O’Donnell defeated the liberal Republican Michael Castle. As Tim W. explained in an illuminating comment, the elites want Republican rule for the sake of Republican rule, even if that means giving Republican “moderates” effective sway over the course of political events. True conservatives would just as soon wait until they can have a true conservative majority.
I heard Rubio at some speaking engagement or another; I believe it was a clip on one of the many blog sites I go to.LA replies:
I’ve prevously had the concern about Rubio that he was very fluid at putting forth a conservative message, but then the message would turn neocon and America is just a big universal idea.LA adds:
There was, however, one Cuban I very much wanted to stay in the U.S., and whose forcible return to Cuba was a terrible stain on our country—Elian Gonzalez. I was the only right-wing immigration restrictionist who sided with Elian and his U.S. relatives against the Clinton administration and the Castro government who wanted to return him to Cuba. This was not an immigration issue, it was a moral issue.James P. writes:
You wrote:Mark Jaws writes:
I am still high on Rubio, and I am still high on Cuban Americans. The ones I have met, are real conservatives. We divide and conquer Hispanics through welfare, by posing the question to Hispanic conservatives and moderates, “Are you with us, the producers, or with them, the welfare mongering parasites, whom we can no longer afford to support and tolerate?” The fault line is the pocketbook, and color.JC from Houston writes:
LA is right to be skeptical of Cuban-Americans. The so called conservative Republican Cuban-American representatives in Florida have always been pro open borders and amnesty. Congresspersons Lincoln Diaz-Balart (the nephew of Fidel Castro’s first wife) and Ilena Ros-Lehtinen, not to mention retiring senator Mel Martinez are all amnesty open borders hacks. They have only been Republican all these years because of their hatred of Fidel Castro. It’s interesting to note that the only Cuban-American in the Senate is Robert Menendez, a left wing Democrat whose parents fled the Cuba of Fulgencio Batista (not Castro) in the early 1950s. As for Mark’s suggestion that we should try to separate the Hispanic producers from the takers I can only say, what planet is he living on? This vast Mexican-Central American underclass has an average educational level of 6th grade. They are much happer taking. Damn few of them are producers.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 24, 2010 08:27 AM | Send