Election Views and News
In Virginia, the Congressional Delegation to Congress remains unchanged. That is good news and especially for Thelma Drake who was in a very tight race. Texas is strongly Republican. The good news in Texas is that, while the citizens of Hispanic ancestry out-number the so-called Anglos, the men and women of Hispanic ancestry whether in Texas or Florida tend to be conservative and tend to vote Republican. We have even more incentive to demand tighter border control, more enforcement of the laws against hiring illegals. I know the President's comprehensive amnesty bill will pass now and we will have about 12 - 20 million new citizens, rather quickly. Approximately 50-65% of those new citizens will have come here from Mexico. Now that the election is over, I can be more candid in saying that President Bush seems to have always supported "fast track citizenship" for folks from Mexico as it will make the realization of the "Mexico-US-Canada" nation come about more quickly. Also, this increase in Mexican citizenship will strengthen the changes of his nephew, George P. Bush, when he runs for president in a decade or so. Right now, it is fashionable in the United States to "kick whitey" to the curb. And that is just fine as a sentiment as far as it goes. But I'll go way out on a limb here and suggest we keep an eye on the closer ties that will emerge between former Mexican citizens - our new American citizens - and what is called our "white" population. As this shift becomes more prominent, I'll predict that there will be a lessening of the "ties that bind" within the Progressive Caucus in DC. People of Hispanic ancestry and folks of European ancestry have a common bond. For one thing, they are caucasians (racially), for another they all fought against Islamic Imperialism historically, and they are predominately Christian. Except for the rabid radicals in California, the citizens of Hispanic ancestry have not pitted themselves against their citizens of European ancestry. And I don't see the citizens of Hispanic ancestry jumping on the Islam bandwagon. Nationally, as a voting bloc, I see the leaverage of the "black" vote slipping over time; once gone, it will be gone for good with the exception of local elections. Don't go there on calling me a racist. I'm not looking at that. I'm looking at demographics and the writing is on the wall. A funny thing happened today when I when to my hair stylist. She is American Christian of Lebanese ancestry. She had a question for me: Why is it that everyone in America can have ethnic pride except for white people? Her question, not mine. Good question though. Why is that I wonder?