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!
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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.