Will Democrats Lose Voters to Socialist Mexico?

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

A blogger at the American Thinker suggests that a socialist Mexico will be a disaster for Democrats.

The new President ran on a platform of socialist Mexico. He also claimed that immigration was a universal human right. But how much immigration will he inspire if he gives Mexicans all the state benefits he has promised? Before it implodes like Venezuela did, Mexicans might return to their native country rather than stay in the United States.

What if the statements about immigration are meant to distract Democrats from the likelihood that they’re about to lose voters?

Monica Showalter writes at the American Thinker, “The biggest losers in Mexico’s election? The Democrats.

It turns out their political fortunes were built on getting as many indigent Mexicans out of the country as possible. Their governments benefited from their absence, both from remittances and in the way they lowered social costs for the Mexican government in terms of housing them, educating them, and providing them with income and health care among other things. For a conservative government focused on fiscal discipline, it was most certainly in their interest to drive as many of Mexico’s poor to El Norte, the better to get the gringo to pay, an old Mexican custom dating from the war of 1848.

Democrats in the U.S., in turn, lapped up the new migrants, with California’s Democratic gov. Jerry Brown announcing “you’re all welcome here.” His party benefited, and the more, the better. The Catholic bishops also benefited, hence Steve Bannon’s admittedly harsh analysis that the Church was all in for illegals even as it claimed to believe in the rule of law, because of its interest in “filling the pews.”

Now comes AMLO [Andrés Manuel López-Obrador], whose big plan is to enact social welfare programs in Mexico, a move that is sure to draw many Mexicans back to their home country. It makes sense from his point of view and the viewpoint of his national interest, given that Mexico can no longer afford to lose people. Demographically, the median age is rising there, the population growth has gone flat, and incomes have passed the $7,000-a-year threshold, below which is said to trigger illegal immigration.

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AMLO, if you look carefully at his words, seems cognizant of Democrats recognizing this and maybe getting angry about it, thus he has offered up to his ideological coevals in the States the “human right” of illegal immigration to the U.S. as a sop, using other people’s countries instead of his own.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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