They’re Not Anchor Babies if They’re Legal Immigrants

by Jonah Goldberg

The Daily Beast has a really pathetic slideshow on famous “anchor babies” like Colin Powell and Nikki Haley. It’s a lazy attempt to mock Republicans like Michele Bachmann for speaking out against anchor babies. The only problem: as far as I can tell none of them are anchor babies, because their parents came here legally.

Micky Kaus has it right: “Note that this is the classic insulated New York liberal mistake: Assuming those Republicans out there in the rest of America — the ones who rail against anchor babies, etc. — are so crazy and dumb we can mock them without even thinking.”