Ann Coulter’s Prediction on Immigration, and Her Prescription

Ann Coulter makes a prediction:

At the current accelerated rate of immigration–1.1 million new immigrants every year–Republicans will be a fringe party in about a decade.

I think her prediction is basically accurate if the GOP does not adjust to the new reality.

But I think it will adjust, becoming more user friendly to non-whites, women, and Millenials. How can it not do this? Of course it has to do this (or permanently become a predominately white and Southern party).

But Coulter wants to double-down by resisting the demographic “browning” and “Millenializing” of America:

Republicans have no obligation to assist the Democrats as they change the country in a way that favors them electorally, particularly when it does great harm to the people already here.

In other words, Coulter wants Republicans to resist immigration reform.

The smartest thing Republicans can do is believe Coulter’s prediction, but not take her advice. Because America is changing. It’s here. In democratic politics, the first rule of success is: love the voters, don’t eat them.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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