By Garth Kant
The latest Gallup poll appears to be really bad news for the right, but it omitted what three influential conservatives consider a crucial factor.
For the first time, Gallup found the number of Americans describing their views on social issues as “liberal” or “very liberal” was the same as those describing themselves as “conservative” or “very conservative,” with both sides at 31 percent.
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But, in its analysis, Gallup neglected to mention a key factor that could explain the entire apparent shift in attitudes: immigration.
“Of course, this is a result of immigration,” Ann Coulter told WND. “Liberals haven’t changed anyone’s mind. They couldn’t win elections with Americans, so they brought in ringers.”
Phyllis Schlafly told WND:
“The polls don’t reflect the ‘changing’ attitudes of Americans; the polls reflect the attitudes of our changing population.”
“Obama has admitted millions of people who simply reject traditional American social norms. All the changes reported by Gallup can be attributed to the recent unprecedented immigration.”
Michele Bachmann noted how the concept of assimilation has gone by the wayside, telling WND:
“Immigrants from Third World nations aren’t expected to learn American values norms or culture, much less the English language.”
As WND has reported, those claims are backed-up by the data in a comprehensive study done by Schlafly’s Eagle Forum that showed a recent immigration explosion unlike anything America has ever seen.
A law passed in 1965 caused immigration levels to make a U-turn from decades of steady decrease, and to begin climbing to new highs far above the historic norm, contrary to common belief.
In her latest column, Coulter charged:
“Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act was expressly designed to change the demographics of our country to be poorer and more inclined to vote Democratic. It worked! Post-1970 immigrants vote 8-2 for the Democrats.”
Indeed, the Eagle Forum study found the large majority of Hispanics, Asians, Muslims and European immigrants had views to the left of the average American voter.
“The explanation for the Gallup Poll report is that Obama has been bringing in so many foreigners who are not conservatives of any kind, who come from countries where government manages their lives, and who reject the idea of Christian values guiding our social mores,” Schlafly told WND.
Bachmann echoed that, noting, “In fact, it is severely frowned upon to suggest new immigrants join America’s predominant Christian religion.”
She also pointed to a generational shift, in which “The millennials are taking their turn at driving and leading American society, and part of that generation is made up of Americans who embrace the belief that says all cultures and values are equal. That belief says Third-World squalid conditions can’t be condemned in favor of Western norms.”
However, that doesn’t mean conservatism is dying.
“Contrary to the new Gallup poll report that Americans are becoming more liberal on social issues, in fact Americans are becoming more conservative on social issues and particularly more pro-life.”
That would explain why Democrats are increasingly turning to immigrants to increase their base.
A stunning new Rasmussen poll suggests they know they have found a gold mine in immigration.
A majority of Democrats, 53 percent, now think illegal immigrants should have the right to vote.
When asked if America is still a center-right country, Coulter merely answered, “Who knows?”
Schlafly affirmed, “America is still a center-right country despite Obama’s efforts to make us like the rest of the world.”
Are traditional values no longer an asset?“Traditional values and patriotism are still qualities that rank as political assets,” asserted Schlafly.
“They’re an asset to human beings, but not to the Democrats.”
What about American exceptionalism? Is it dead and is a social-welfare state inevitable?
“We are still a very exceptional country,” declared Schlafly. “But we won’t be much longer if Barack Obama continues to dilute our standards, our values, our constitutional system and our pro-American population.”
She told WND, “One of the biggest rackets in immigration is those admitted as refugees, such as the Boston bombers. They were welcomed as refugees from persecution and given $100,000 in welfare handouts.”
Coulter emphatically exclaimed, “No! There’s still time to save America,” and referred to her new book, due on June 1, that is precisely on this subject, titled, “Adios, America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole.”
“It’s in my book, the answer is obvious: Stop all immigration now. Take 10 or 20 years to assimilate the immigrants already here. Deport lawbreakers.”
Schlafly concurred, saying, “I recommend Ann Coulter’s newest book, ‘Adios America.’”
In the book, Coulter charges that Democrats know fully well that they can gain a permanent majority by changing the makeup of the American population.
And if they bring in 30 million new liberal voters, she maintains, conservatives will lose on more than just social issues, but foreign policy, constitutionalism and the very identity of the nation.
What can conservatives and the GOP do?
“Pretty much the opposite of everything they’re doing right now,” said Coulter, in typical deadpan. “The path to victory, based on facts and evidence, not clichéd, hack advice is at the end of my book in a couple of short, punchy chapters.”
Schlafly reflected, “Our hope is the 2016 election and the Republican primaries where we can nominate candidates who are ready to fight political battles.”
In her latest column, Coulter pointed to a startling statistic that shows just how much the country has changed: “America has already taken in one-fourth of Mexico’s entire population.
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