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Thursday, June 29, 2006

National Review Writer Uses Jenna Bush for Cheap Points and Alienates Latinos All at The Same Time- Priceless

Thanks to one my readers for alerting me to this

Well the most bizarre and stupid pieces are coming out again of what was once the Vatican of Conservative Thought. Yes the National review, and their hyeractive little blog on ritalin called The Corner. The National Review is where I was first introduced to great conservative articles. At times the articles were quite edgy. However, there has been a subtle Change at NR. It has rapidily become nothing more than the vast echo chamber I have been talking about. Instead of leading it has just been following. I have noticed this trend accelerate the past year. I plead to NR stop and return to your rightful place in Conservative thought. To the Corner blog, get off the Ritlain and try prozac.

There latest piece of wisdom on their blog is entitled, The Bush Family Project and the GOP. This post manages to be not only shortsighted, and incorrect but manages to also alienate and be condescending to all Latinos.
Jenna Bush is leaving DC for a taching job in Latin America, it says here
It also says: "Last week marked her final day at the Mount Pleasant charter school where she taught for a year and a half ... Jenna and a fellow instructor oversaw a class of third-graders being taught in both English and Spanish."
So yet another link in the Bush-Hispanic chain is about to be forged. The chain goes all the way back to Poppy Bush's, er,
business arrangement with Jorge Diaz Serrano in the early 1960s.
It's an odd thing—a paradox, really—that our last Democratic President showed little interest in Latin America and seems to have had no friendships or business ties there. Chelsea was sent to Oxford, and I think you could make a case that the Democratic Party as a whole, in its thinking, is more Euro-centric than Latin-American-centric. And yet Hispanic voters in the U.S. are solidly Democratic. All the main appeals of the current Democratic Party—big-govt. populism, a zero-sum racial spoils system, victimology, open borders, etc.—are much more attractive to Hispanics, and (except for the open borders) much more in line with Latin American political traditions, that the GOP's appeals to self-support, low taxation, etc.
So the decades-long Bush family project to bond with Latin America has not brought, and so far as I can see is not likely to bring, any political advantage to the GOP. It's a strange thing. Anyone got explanations?Posted at
12:41 PM

WTF?
Good grief, where to start. First off let me congratulate Mr Derbyshire in using the First Daughter's private life to make a political point ,and to try ,in a very transparent way, to stir up a hornets nest of controversy. We all know that bilingual education is one of those hot button issues. BTW, go read the Wash Post article he links. Kudos to Jenna, that seems to be doing good work while living her life in a bubble. It used to be the political left just made points at her expense now it appears the right is doing so.

Now, on to Mr Derbyshire , you English Yahoo. Its time to come to grips with a reality. Hispanics at this point are the largest American minority in the United States. Most importantly they are Americans. Your post is not helpful in gaining Latino support to the GOP. Also your post makes no sense.
"Democratic Party as a whole, in its thinking, is more Euro-centric than Latin-American-centric. And yet Hispanic voters in the U.S. are solidly Democratic. All the main appeals of the current Democratic Party—big-govt. populism, a zero-sum racial spoils system, victimology, open borders, etc.—are much more attractive to Hispanics, and (except for the open borders) much more in line with Latin American political traditions, that the GOP's appeals to self-support, low taxation, etc"
Mr Derbyshire what alternative universe did you wake up in this morning? The last time I looked it seemed to me that Europe is the poster child for Big Government, victimology, and all sort of insane ideas. Mr Derbyshire there is a whole new level of Intrusive Govt being formed over there called the EU check it out. In the EU , PRo Life Catholics can't be President of this confederation because well they are against abortion. In fact in the World of the EU, Catholic Teachings are off the wall. Of course in the EU, all doctors are going to have to perform abortions .Shall I go on about the high taxes, the liberal welfare state, and all the kookiness that goes on there. Perhaps this site will be helpful that details all the nanny state stuff that is happening in your England. But hey lets be Euro Centric. Mr Derbyshire perhaps there is a reason why Democrats are Euro Centric hmmm. Please go here and read and learn. Its seems like Democrat Nivernia to me. Give me Costa Rica any day over that balderdash.

Also Mr Derbyshire, the people of beloved Europe are birth controlling themselves out of existance over their. Please read this to jump start the thinking process. Soon besides the Moslem population that appears to be well on to be the majority there in 30 years, we won't have much to trade with. I suspect Budweiser is not going to be a big hit there if demographics continue
So the decades-long Bush family project to bond with Latin America has not brought, and so far as I can see is not likely to bring, any political advantage to the GOP. It's a strange thing. Anyone got explanations.

Well Mr Derbyshire your post has not helped. Its does do a service though to show the nasty underbelly of this whole immigration debate. First off John, getting latino votes takes more than just appearing at a parade and saying I like Mexicans. It has to been gone after. You have to engage it in a real way. Politicians like Jeb Bush, President Bush(as well as when he was Governor), Senator Brownback, and even Governor Huckabee are examples of how the Latino community responds to when they are engaged. Some folks call this under the very nice term Hispandering. I call it not being arrogant and actually asking people to vote for you through words and deeds.

Latin America trade is about to explode. The smart leaders in this Country are already preparing for it. I suggest Mr NR that you go to cities like Houston, Dallas, Miami, etc that are great examples of that now. Forgive me if I am not overwhelmed by the Danish and French investment and commerce in areas I visit.

Next week, The National Review talks about Jeb Bush's Mexican wife and Also Derbyshire being taken off White House Christmas party invite List.

Update 1- I am aware that Derbyshire became an American Citizen in 2002. (Psst don't tell Tancredo or his friends at FAIR.) I just wanted to use the term English Yahoo to this dedicated Anglophobe.

Update 2- Jonah taking the role of the Chivilarous Knight comes to poor Jenna Defense

Update 3- Derbyshire will be very busy. Today he is also having to defend himself after bashing Mormons yestersay and blaming them for the Cannon win. BY the way any Mormon readers. We welcome you to what was only a Catholic Church Conspiracy as to immigration. Come on in the water is fine

Update 4- Derby thinks Jonah is being waspish,
Re: Bush Family Project [John Derbyshire]

Strewth, that was a bit waspish, wasn't it, Jonah? I was only observing the oddity of the fact that

(a) The Bushes, from Poppy on down, are far more Hispano-friendly than the last two Dem presidents, or for that matter than any prominent Dem I can think of, and yet

(b) U.S. Hispanics are, and always will be so far as I can see, a solid lock for the Dem vote.

I thought it was interesting, that's all.

Posted at 3:17 PM


Yeah, try to talk yourself out of this Mr Latinos are all victimology, racial spoil system while Europe is the Mecca of goodness. This was transparent and you know it.
For more of this back and forth please vist todays Corner

2 Comments:

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SEE:
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