How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration

–SNIP–A decade ago, liberals publicly questioned immigration in ways that would shock many progressives today.

In 2005, a left-leaning blogger wrote, “Illegal immigration wreaks havoc economically, socially, and culturally; makes a mockery of the rule of law; and is disgraceful just on basic fairness grounds alone.” In 2006, a liberal columnist wrote that “immigration reduces the wages of domestic workers who compete with immigrants” and that “the fiscal burden of low-wage immigrants is also pretty clear.” His conclusion: “We’ll need to reduce the inflow of low-skill immigrants.” That same year, a Democratic senator wrote, “When I see Mexican flags waved at proimmigration demonstrations, I sometimes feel a flush of patriotic resentment. When I’m forced to use a translator to communicate with the guy fixing my car, I feel a certain frustration.”

The blogger was Glenn Greenwald. The columnist was Paul Krugman. The senator was Barack Obama.

Read more by Peter Beinart at theAtlantic.com

Elbert Guillory: “Why I Am a Republican”

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Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party. He discusses the history of the Republican Party, founded as an Abolitionist Movement in 1854. Guillory talks about how the welfare state is only a mechanism for politicians to control the black community.

In 1920, Republican Party member James Weldon Johnson becomes leader of the NAACP.

During his tenure, he investigated conditions in Haiti, fought for young black authors to get published during the Harlem Renaissance and supported the Republicans’ Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill of 1921, which the Democrats defeated.

Born: June 17, 1871
Died: June 26, 1938


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Black Chicago Pastor: Dems ‘Failing’ Us

A pastor on the South Side is asking Republicans to talk to his flock after what he says are 50 years of disappointment from the other party.

CHICAGO — It is difficult to imagine a less likely GOP presidential campaign stop than O Block.

After all, it’s the most dangerous stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Chicago and one of the toughest territories in the city.

But if Republicans stand a chance of chipping away at Democrats’ dominance over the black vote in this city and elsewhere, it might be something to consider.

“African-Americans have been loyal to the Democratic Party,” Pastor Corey Brooks said. “But there is a group of African-Americans that feel like the Democratic Party has not been loyal to us.”

Read more by at TheDailyBeast.com

Scott Walker: Against Protests, Republicans Must Stand Strong

Over the last few weeks, angry voters have greeted Republican congressmen in districts around the country. As someone who has confronted similar crowds before — and lived to tell about it — I have a simple message for those lawmakers: It’s put-up or shut-up time.

Those are the exact words I told my fellow Republicans in the State Legislature in 2010, after we made big promises on the campaign trail. It was time to govern, and we did just that by taking on public-sector unions that had too much control over the government. In response, 100,000 protesters descended on the Capitol, while others protested at the executive residence and even my house.

Despite the intimidation, we stood strong in our fight for taxpayers. It paid off, and today the budget is balanced, taxes are down and more people in the state are working than ever.

Read more by Gov. Scott Walker at NYtimes.com

Here Are The Top Ten Lawmakers Holding Town Halls By Party

Cong. Jim Sensenbrenner is #1!

That’s right, the top ten congressmen that are holding the most town halls in order for their constituents to speak to them are exclusively Republican.

Not only that, according to the site Legistorm, 24 of the 28 who have held the most town halls are Republican as well.

Read more at redstate.com

Swarming crowds and hostile questions are the new normal at GOP town halls

Republicans in deep-red congressional districts spent the week navigating massive crowds and hostile questions at their town hall meetings — an early indication of how progressive opposition movements are mobilizing against the agenda of the GOP and President Trump.

Read more by Kelsey Snell, Paul Schwartzman, Steve Friess and David Weigel at washingtonpost.com