Skip to comments.Wake Up! (Republican Elite Pushing Immigration Bill)
Posted on 06/11/2013 9:36:48 AM PDT by mojito
In 2007, John McCains comprehensive immigrant-legalization bill failed after opponents flooded the Senate with calls, shutting down the switchboard. Despite considerable press hype, the bill didnt even muster a majority on the crucial cloture vote.
It wont be that easy this time. For one thing, they have a better switchboard, Im told. For another, the Republican consultantse.g. Gillespie, Rovewho helped Mitt Romney lose the 2012 election have taken their own failure as an excuse to push what theyve wanted all alonga business-pleasing immigration policy guaranteeing a supply of inexpensive labor from abroad and a stream of campaign donations to pay Republican consultants. It beats rethinking the rest of the GOP agenda.
In fact, despite all the talk of polarization and Citizens United, the big money in the immigration fight almost unanimously favors a bipartisan, legalization-first bill. Kochs included. The GOP donor class is asserting itself....Its spotted what it thinks is an intersection of crude self-interest, high-minded tolerance, partisan strategy and libertarian philosophy.
One of the more influential members of this donorist class is Rupert Murdoch, which means that FOX News has for all intents and purposes switched sides, giving immigration comprehensivists a monopoly in the MSMfive networks to none. As goes Murdoch, so goes Hannity.
If you are a Republican who worries that a flood of low-skilled immigrants would drive down wages and make America an uglier place, where the rich have cheap servants but even diligent unskilled work doesnt afford a life of dignitywell, were sorry. Weve booked our Republican for the panel this weekSenator McCain!
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
We’re in a Fascist Oligarchy. No one should be surprised.
Put up the switchboard number for all to see and act on....please.
I despise these traitorous bastards.
Kraus as always OUT OF THE PARK!!!
Response: Of course.
These elitists want to rule over this country, but they don’t seem to realize, there won’t be a country left to rule. It will go down in flames.
I called Ayotte and Shaheen this morning. They’re not listening.
Ayotte sent me email saying that current immigration law is “broken”.
Here is my reply.
Hon. Senator Ayotte,
Please consider this.
I do not believe our immigration law is broken, per se. My parents immigrated with existing law, and the children I adopted overseas immigrated with existing law. As far as I can tell, the law works just fine.
Existing immigration law is broken BY people entering our country illegally.
It is broken BY government officials who have violated their oaths of office and are guilty of MALFEASANCE by ordering Law Enforcement agencies NOT TO ENFORCE the existing law.
It is broken BY mayors of “sanctuary cities” that refuse to enforce the very laws they swore to uphold.
What makes you think that these flagrant lawbreakers will suddenly obey a new immigration law? Where are the teeth in this law?
Does this new immigration law provide for the arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of mayors of “sanctuary cities” who refuse to enforce it? Does it provide REAL penalties for government officials who order law enforcement agencies NOT to
enforce it? Does it allow border states to use their state militia and national guard units to vigorously protect their borders with lethal force?
The answer I’m getting is, “No, it does not.”
None of the lawbreaking culprits in government has any intention of enforcing any of the so-called “enforcement” provisions of this new immigration law.
You are cratering your very short political career for a silly ruse.
The Capitol switchboard is 202 224-3121.
These elitists want to rule over this country, but they dont seem to realize, there wont be a country left to rule. It will go down in flames.
You’re exactly right. But they seem to think themselves immune to the disaster they’re bring upon us. Evil is a great deceiver.
Bought and paid for. Traitors, all.
It’s not an “Immigration Bill” because it has nothing to do with immigration (ie people in their own countries wanting to legally apply for a VISA to visit or work or live in the United States.
This bill deals with those who have illegally crossed into our country or have over-stayed their VISA. That’s not immigration it’s Amnesty.
The Capitol switchboard is 202 224-3121.
The democrats have 54 out of 100 senators because the IRS rigged the election of 2012
So now theyll pass Amnesty with an IRS rigged congress
This bill has chain immigration , 100 million more immigrants from the 3rd world. this is an invasion of 3rd world socialist scum.
call congress to stop this bill
stop the Amnesty bill .its not a conservative bill as those lying ads say. what conservative is for this?
Bump, we are totally screwed. Big Corporations in bed with big government to enrich themselves and impoverish us. Our rulers want to turn the USA into Mexico where the elites get everything and us peasants get nothing. They have largely succeeded. Bringing in another 30 million or so third worlders will finish the job. Good-Bye US Constitution hello ruling elites.
You are exactly right.
We have a Soviet style “Nomenclatura”.
I hope the ignorant GOP plans on getting all that legal illegal vote in 2014 because they won’t be getting mine.
I really don’t think it matters to them anyway. They are all for the Obama agenda.
They are quite content being defunct.
I’ve done it by e mail again, might as well be peeing into the wind.
This is our Appomattox. The beltway GOP is surrendering. Giving up without a fight to the goose stepping Democratic-Marxist party.
PHONE AND EMAIL ADDRESSES TO ALL SENATE MEMBERS HERE:
FAX PETITION OPPOSING ‘GANG OF 8’ BILL HERE:
CAPITOL SWITCHBOARD NUMBER: 202 224-3121.
Contact boner at http://www.speaker.gov/Contact/
The GOP can go to hell - F them - F Rubio, McCain, Boehner, Ayotte, et al.
Ill stick w Cruz and Rand and Lee - that’s it.
F and rot in hell the rest of them.
My sentiments exactly!
” For another, the Republican consultantse.g. Gillespie, Rovewho helped Mitt Romney lose the 2012 election have taken their own failure as an excuse to push what theyve wanted all alonga business-pleasing immigration policy guaranteeing a supply of inexpensive labor from abroad and a stream of campaign donations to pay Republican consultants. It beats rethinking the rest of the GOP agenda. “
Good analysis....DEADLY accurate.
Great letter! I called her office today, though I’m not in her state. I just told her like I tell them all, they were elected by and paid by Americans to represent Americans. Not people who come here to take advantage of Americans.
” This bill has chain immigration , 100 million more immigrants from the 3rd world. this is an invasion of 3rd world socialist scum.”
Thank you for posting that info!!
“If Senators fear losing their office if a bill becoming lawand they tend to be highly risk-awareit often has a way of dying without any fingerprints on it (which is arguably what happened in 2007).”
They fear nothing. Time and again, when entrenched cancers like Juan McCain are challenged in a primary fight, the idiots in their districts, like a dog to its vomit, relect them.
In many ways this is the outcome of April 9, 1865. Probably even General Lee never imagined this.
FAX PETITION OPPOSING GANG OF 8 BILL HERE:
CAPITOL SWITCHBOARD NUMBER: 202 224-3121.
Folks, these numbers work and I have been calling in-state and out of state Senators this morning.
They voted for cloture which puts them into debate, something we prevented in 2007.
The "establishment" wants to shove National Suicide down our throats. Republicans en masse should revolt and tell them that they better think about paying illegals to register Republican because the rest of us are going to walk if this crap goes through.
Had the same thought.
Once you go down the road of unstoppable Federal power and hostility to popular will, this is the end result.
I was awake in 2001...
is anyone else on this forum awake????
Mickey Kaus, the author, is a great ally on Immigration, but he's a committed Democrat on just about everything else.
He doesn't understand why Conservatives are not energized in 2013 the same way we were in 2006 when we crushed the Bush Amnesty.
So, what's the real reason for Conservative apathy?
Conservatives are completely demoralized and exhausted by the leadership of the Republican Party.
Politically, it has been one betrayal after another for 25 years.
Millions of Conservatives are simply resigned to the fact that America will continue to move Hard Left no matter who we elect or how much we protest.
I tried but, “thanks for calling-—we’re busy.” was the response...
>Millions of Conservatives are simply resigned to the fact that America will continue to move Hard Left no matter who we elect or how much we protest.
If we give in to defeatism, we’ll lose.
I'm more "worried about the F-1'a (student Visas - who disappear regularly) and H-1B (highly specialized knowledge)
This process is akin to letting any 0va\
Our “friends” have been betraying us for 25 years.
There is no clear solution for this.
If Amnesty passes, Conservatives and Republicans will be voted out of power for generations by the new Black and Hispanic Socialist majority.
If we leave the Republican Party, both the Conservatives and the GOP will become Third Parties with even less political power.
If we stay in the Republican Party, we will have to continue to give up every principle we believe in.
I have friends and family-—my husband’s family-—who just will not get worked up about this, because if they have an “R” after their names, surely they’re doing what’s right for the country. We shouldn’t be attacking “our side.”
Do a search on Agenda 21 / Turtle Island. Then ponder all the new bunkers built under DC.
With the word “really” in the question...I am not sure of the answer....
Very well put, Westbrook. Since most appears lost at this point, even in the House, why not include a provision in the bill allowing states to enforce this and any other federal law regarding the border, immigration, guest Visas, etc. whether or not the feds do so.
If Rubio really trusts the Feds to enforce the border, he shouldn’t have a problem with this. I don’t expect such an amendment to pass, but it’s worth a shot.
Revolt is coming.
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