Saturday, December 12, 2015

Kudlow adopts the new conservative position on visas...

via National Interest.
know this is not my usual position. But this is a war. Therefore I have come to believe there should be no immigration or visa waivers until the U.S. adopts a completely new system to stop radical Islamic terrorists from entering the country. A wartime lockdown. And a big change in my thinking. ISIS and related Islamic terrorists are already here. More are coming. We must stop them. Until FBI director James Comey gives us the green light, I say seal the borders. Here’s what we must do: Completely reform the vetting process for immigrants and foreign visitors. Change the screening process. Come up with a new visa-application review process. Stop this nonsense of marriage-visa fraud. And in the meantime, seal the borders. I agree with Jessica Vaughn, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, who argued many of these points in excellent detail on the National Review website on Friday. Again, why am I taking this hardline position? In the past I have been an immigration reformer, not a restrictionist. But we are at war. That changes everything. Let me emphasize that my support for wartime immigration restrictions is not based on religion. I think Donald Trump made a big mistake here. Instead, I agree with this Rupert Murdoch tweet: “Complete refugee pause to fix vetting makes sense.”
Kudlow is a immigration booster, free trade enthusiast and a big part of the Republican political elite that has been pushing to expand H-1B visas (have you noticed that almost all our news broadcasters suddenly have Brit accents?).

I don't buy this conversion...or change.  I don't buy it one bit.

I do believe that he sees where the party is and knows that unless he changes his stance then he'll no longer have a seat in leadership.  This is why I believe that Bush, and the other "preferred candidates" for president are going to fail this year.

People remember the stance these folks took on immigration, free trade and now on the ISIS/Visa issue.  They played it safe and now they're no longer relevant.

Much to my surprise the only viable Republican presidential candidates in the environment that we find ourselves in is Trump and Cruz.  Even the party leader's fallback candidate, Rubio, is no longer viable.

This is going to be an interesting election.  As of this moment I'm thinking Cruz will probably take it.  Oh and for those that are thinking Hillary, I just don't see the Democrat coalition holding together.  A coalition formed of competing interests rarely lasts and if Rahms troubles in Chicago are any indication then its already splintering.

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