Schlafly told PolicyMic she believes that Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election because "his drop-off from white voters was tremendous" and the GOP doesn't "know how to relate to grassroots Americans." ...No, she did not say that whiteness is monolithic or that it characterizes grassroots Americans. About 40% of whites voted for Obama in 2012. They were not monolithic. If he is a grassroots American, then he is just confirming that the Republican party does not relate to him.
Where Schlafly errs, however, is in her assumption that "whiteness" is somehow monolithic and that it characterizes "grassroots Americans." Lots of us white folks are just as revolted by the ... policies of today's GOP ...
Leftist cartoonist Ted Rall writes:
Unemployment is sky-high. Sustained long-term unemployment is at record levels. So why the hell are we importing foreign workers?Ralls shows a better understanding of the needs of grassroots American. He is right that passing a special law to import foreign labor at a time of high unemployment is an American betrayal.
The immigration reform bill moving through Congress will throw open the door to millions of new foreigners — people who aren’t here yet — to enter the United States to work. And we’re not talking about crappy fruit-picking gigs Americans supposedly don’t want (more on that below).
“American” (you have to wonder about their loyalties) lawmakers want foreigner nationals to fill America’s high-paying tech jobs. While Americans are out of work.
At the risk of sounding like Pat Buchanan: WTF?
For at least 20 years, the U.S. economy has been replacing good manufacturing jobs with bad service jobs. Salaries have fallen. Which has depressed demand. As things stand, there’s one bright spot: the potential for the IT sector to lift us out of the rut. To paraphrase George Orwell’s “1984?: If there is hope for America’s unemployed, it lies with tech.
Make that: “lied.” Because America’s tech companies — which makes most of its money selling its crap to Americans — are hell-bent on hiring just about anyone who is not an American citizen.