Skip to comments.THE RNC CHAIRíS HORRIFIC OPEN-BORDERS PANDERING (Michelle Malkin)
Posted on 08/21/2013 11:55:35 AM PDT by neverdem
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus had a message last week for outspoken conservatives who support strict immigration enforcement policies: Shut up.
Yes, the head of the RNC is more concerned about protecting the party’s Hispanic vote-pandering campaign than protecting law-abiding citizens from the devastating consequences of illegal immigration.
At the RNC’s annual summer meeting in Boston, Priebus complained that openly advocating self-deportation policies during last year’s election season was “horrific” and that rule-of-law rhetoric “hurts us.” Yes, really.
So is it OK to discuss during off-year election cycles? Leap years? Weekends? Holidays? Can the GOP sensitivity police let us in on their approved immigration discussion calendar?
Priebus has yet to explain what exactly is “horrific” about telling foreign rule-breakers that they shouldn’t wait for the government to eject them, and that the right thing for them to do would be to abide by our laws and go home on their own. This is an exceedingly and ridiculously polite policy suggestion, given how most other countries treat illegal line-jumpers, border-crossers, visa overstayers and deportation fugitives.
But Priebus treats the idea as if it were an international human rights violation.
Tellingly, the RNC chair has no response to the families of all races, classes and creeds who have raised their voices against America’s perilous deportation abyss, systematic non-enforcement and coddling of illegal alien DREAMers who have wreaked violence and havoc on their lives.
The relatives of murdered Los Angeles teen Jamiel Shaw posed a question to Priebus on Twitter after the RNC chair’s remarks at the GOP event last week touting minority outreach and diversity: “How many Americans Have U Talked To Whose Kids were Killed by illegals?”
Priebus has not answered.
As I first reported in 2008, 17-year-old Jamiel was gunned down by 19-year-old illegal alien Mexican gang member Pedro Espinoza. Young Espinoza was smuggled into the U.S. illegally when he was a toddler, just like all of the DREAMers the open-borders propagandists are always extolling in sweeping terms.
One day after he was released from jail for serving time for assault with a deadly weapon, this known illegal alien gang-banger was back on the streets. The feds failed to deport him. Local authorities failed to detain him. Espinoza celebrated his freedom by shooting star student athlete Jamiel execution-style in the head for carrying a red Spider-Man backpack, which the Latino 18th Street Gang thug mistook for gang colors. Jamiel’s mother, Army Sgt. Anita Shaw, had to travel home from serving in Iraq on her second tour of duty to join her family in burying her son.
Illegal alien teen killer Espinoza was sentenced to death last fall. Grieving parents Anita and Jamiel Sr. and their loved ones have valiantly kept Jamiel’s memory alive by supporting efforts to repeal dangerous illegal alien sanctuary laws, spotlighting lapses in detention and deportation policy, calling attention to violent illegal alien gangs targeting blacks in L.A, and opposing reckless bipartisan amnesty proposals.
As Mr. Shaw told Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle: “Just because you were brought here under no fault of your own doesn’t mean you give amnesty to everybody.” Amen. And instead of phony promises of enforcement later for blanket amnesty now, we need immediate reform of our bloodstained, loophole-ridden, under-funded and systemically sabotaged criminal alien detention and deportation system. Pronto.
Jamiel Shaw’s family members are vigilant community organizers against illegal immigration. But their activism will never be hailed by Hollywood, The New York Times op-ed page, the White House or the RNC’s elitist open-borders outreach panderers. Mr. Shaw, who testified at a House GOP panel hearing on the horrific consequences of our failed deportation policies earlier this summer, warns astutely that Republicans are “up to something” as they prepare to cut deals with open-borders Democrats in conference.
I think he’s right. I also believe it’s no coincidence that the RNC is now publicly marginalizing those who dare to challenge the rose-colored DREAMer propaganda of McCain-Graham-Rubio-Ryan-Mark Zuckerberg-La Raza — just as the forces of Amnesty Incorporated conspire behind closed doors.
Question: Why won’t Priebus acknowledge the horrific suffering of the Shaws and countless other families who have been harmed by illegal alien nightmares? The political timing is inconveeeenient. Innocent lives be damned.
Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” (Regnery 2010).
Priebus is a fool.
We do have two parties: Democrat, and Democrat-Lite.
I’ll be voting for neither.
We are no longer a nation of laws. We are a nation of triangulating, emotional, prism viewers.
We need to clean house, or the RNC RINOplex will help destroy this country.
Nobody knows the name Jamiel Shaw but everybody knows Trayvon Martin, something is terribly wrong here.
I won’t say Priebus is a fool, but I will say I vehemently disagree with him. However, it’s clear that Priebus’s view is quite common in Republican leadership circles. They are woefully out of step with their constituents if you ask me. Will the base hold leadership responsible? I hope so. I hope and pray a whole lot of Republican and Democrat incumbents are shown the door. There’s no other peaceful solution, as it’s clear both Republicans and Democrats are intent on cramming amnesty down our throats whether we like it or not. We don’t even have to get all of them. We just need to retire enough of them that the rest of them learn to put OUR, aka We the People’s, interests FIRST.
Where do these politician’s names come from? Reince Priebus. Sound like a character in a bad Sci Fi novel.
They clearly don’t respect us, and they barely fear our wrath at the ballot box. That’s why the Democrats and Republicans are so overt about amnesty these days. They’ve always wanted it, but they now think they can come out of the proverbial closet.
Until we start kicking them out of office, I have to admit there’s no rational reason for them to respect or fear us. History shows they can do pretty much whatever they want, and we’ll keep electing them. We’ll reelect a RINO that has stabbed us in the back repeatedly (and will continue to do so) out of fear of a Democrat, when in reality, they’re both pretty much our enemy.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Listen to the great Prince Rebus!
I knew this SOB traitor was warming up for this.
The best thing that can be said about Priebus is that he is ignorant. He doesn’t know what he is talking about. The border is a sieve. It is common knowledge among the shoe shiners in Tijuana that a person can be smuggled across the border in the trunk of a car for $5,000, payable upon delivery to destination in the USA.
RNC = Traitor
Yes I do..
Jamiel Shaw was about 17 a black high school student who excelled in school and did not belong to a gang...
his mother and father were married and his Mom was in the Army and stationed in Iraq while his father looked after the family and had a good job at home in LA
Jamiel was just next to his home one aftyernoon returning from the store when an illegal alien a stranger shot and murdered him ...
I was present during the House hearing in Washington a few years ago when Sgt Shaw testified to Congressman Peter King, Lamar Smith etc...
PING to ChicagoLady who was there too...
I had not read the article...
the horror and senselessness of the murder of Jamiel and the others by illegal aliens is not something you forget in a hurry..
No wonder that we can’t win elections overwhelmingly. Our so called leaders take positions all over the place, instead of the common sense positions. From my conservative perspective, it seems like many republican and conservative politicians have to mentally contort their thinking to drastic extents, in order to avoid the simple, obvious, and common sense position that’s good for America. They don’t have the consistency of thoughts. I find no fault with Michelle, ever. She is always right on target for conservatives, as she is here.
The thing that Priebus and the rest of the beltway GOP stooges don’t get when they dump on the GOP base is that they are currently LOSING. There is just less and less incentive for conservatives to follow these guys into electoral battle when they keep losing.
They might be able to get away with this amnesty crap if they were winning elections but they are not. Adopting Dem agenda and refusing to engage them is not a winning strategy for the GOP. The GOP leadership have not earned and do not deserve the benefit of the doubt on anything at this point.
Priebus can run his mouth all he wants but at this point only results matter.