January 28, 2009

Latinos, Immigration, and the GOP

Our friend Marcus Epstein has organized what looks to be a very exciting event at the National Press Club. Anyone in the DC area should definitely check it out. 


As the Republican National Committee meets to decide the future direction for the party, panelists will argue that opposition to amnesty and support for border security is crucial if the GOP wishes to remain a majority party.  Despite the claims by pro-amnesty advocates and the mainstream media that immigration control cost the GOP in the 2008 elections, in virtually every single lost the seat, the Republican supported amnesty and/or the Democrat supported border security according to a new study.

“Immigration and the 2008 Republican Defeat,” will be released by Pat Buchanan’s The American Cause tomorrow, January 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The study is a detailed analysis of every single Republican seat lost in the 2008 House Race, shows in virtually every race the Republican supported amnesty or the Democrat supported tough border security.

In addition to discussing this study, panelists will argue
Despite years of pandering, the GOP never won the Hispanic Vote; and past success was overstated
More Hispanic voters oppose amnesty and support border control than vote for pro-amnesty candidates like John McCain
Whatever gains, if any, pandering to Hispanics gives is greatly outweighed by loss of the White Vote, which is more important.
The Demographic changes made by mass immigration have been disastrous to Republicans and will be fatal if not halted.
Support for border security, national sovereignty, and immigration control rallies the GOP and brings Reagan Democrats back into the GOP
Bay Buchanan—the president of the American Cause, chairman of Team America PAC, and a commentator for CNN. She served as treasurer for Ronald Reagan’s ‘76 and ‘80 presidential campaigns and then as U.S. Treasurer in his first administration.  Buchanan chaired all three of her brother Pat’s presidential campaigns. This election cycle she was a senior adviser to Tom Tancredo and then Mitt Romney.

Peter Brimelow—a columnist for Dow Jones Marketwatch and editor of the immigration reform website VDARE.com. Previously an editor at National Review and Forbes, he is the author of the bestseller Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster.

Jim Pinkerton—a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and commentator for Fox News. He is a contributing editor for the American Conservative and and writes regularly The Huffington Post, and The Politico. Pinkerton served on the editorial board of USA Today, in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush White House, and as a senior adviser to Mike Huckabee in 2008.

Marcus Epstein—executive director of the American Cause and Team America PAC and president of the Robert Taft Club. His writings appear in a variety of publications including, Human Events, American Conservative and the Washington Examiner.

Event: Study and symposium on Immigration Control and the GOP
Who: Bay Buchanan, Jim Pinkerton, Peter Brimelow, and Marcus Epstein
When: Thursday January 29, 12:30-2:30 PM
Where: The National Press Club; 529 14th St., NW, Washington DC 20045

Organization:—The American Cause is a non profit educational research foundation founded Patrick Buchanan to promote the ideas of limited government, traditional values, and national sovereignty. For more information see

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