The “cuckservative” brouhaha of the past month has drawn attention to any number of professional “conservatives” who have nothing recognizably conservative about them, yet who are employed by leftwing outlets which present them as representative of American “conservatism.” The New York Times has David Brooks, William Kristol, and Ross Douthat; the Washington Post has George Will; The Atlantic has Conor Friedersdorf; and National Review, the weekly standard, and the American Conservative have… their entire respective staffs. The purpose of these “conservatives” is apparently to fool lefties about what conservatives believe, and to make conservatives think that resistance is futile. (Postscript, 12:30 a.m.: I'd completely forgotten about TAC, and had to add it as an afterthought.)
I`m Not Even Going to Read This Conor Friedersdorf Thing Before Replying to It
By James Fulford
November 23, 2011
Conor Friedersdorf asks
“Are Illegal Immigrants People To The GOP?”
The answer is that of course illegal immigrants are people. Bad people! Criminal people. Alien people. People who are not supposed to be in the US at all.
Their presence in America, their jobs in America, their access to American jobs and tax-supported services, and the American citizenship of their children is all something they`ve stolen. The fact that they`ve stolen it for years, and will presumably miss it when it`s gone doesn`t mean they shouldn`t have to give it back.
Furthermore, the “GOP” that wants them gone is the Republican voters, regular Americans. The GOP that thinks they should stay is the Republican Leadership, people like Newt Gingrich.
In an earlier blog post, which also mentioned Conor Friedersdorf, I wrote
“So who does the Republican National Committee represent, anyway? It won`t represent the white victims of affirmative action, or the other white victims of immigration, but it also clearly doesn`t represent minorities either, since they don`t want to be represented by Republicans, and voted up 95% for Obama.N.S.: Which brings us to Donald Trump. He wants to amnesty “the good ones.” On an individual level, we all know some “good ones,” like Louis, my Mexican produce guy and his brother, Nicholas, but as far as America’s laws and national interest are concerned, there aren’t any good ones.
We have here a party, and possibly a movement, that represents nobody. How are they doing electorally? Right….”