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.
I have to disagree. The GOPe is NOT losing. The GOPe wants largely the same things as the Democrats, and they’re working together to achieve those things, like amnesty. Granted. The GOPe might prefer to be the majority party, but most of them are quite content to go along with the Democrats. After all, someone like McCain only needs to briefly play a conservative every six years, then it’s back to DC in his role as a senator, aka aristocrat, for life. As far as he’s concerned, President Obama and Harry Reid are probably easier to work with than the conservatives in his own party.
Michelle is, as usual, not guilty.
The rnc called me AGAIN today begging for money... I laughed hard into the phone... thanked him for calling and then hung up on him.
RE :”I knew this SOB traitor was warming up for this.”
More on the way I think
What if Saturday Night Live did a piece about an RNC chairman from Uranus. This alien would not have a good feel for what a normal name should be. They would need a bombastic, funny name. How about Reince, son of Prieblus?
Granted. The GOPe might prefer to be the majority party,
I doubt it. In fact, Id even say the GOPe actually prefers to be the minority party. It takes nothing away from their wealth and status, but spares them the need to propose any new plans and take the lead on anything. That suits the spineless and unprincipled GOPe just fine, not to mention they can easily blame their failures on their minority status.
Those who are not familiar with our Alma Mater will not understand why it is important. For one thing, it has taught us a great deal about those who embrace the cloudborne fantasy that passes for "analysis" in Leftist circles.
No the RNC is not really cut from the same cloth. They are not "Obie Liberals"; but in many respects, they might as well be. Let me outline, why they end up in the same "La La Land," down the rabbit hole with Alice & the Mad Hatter:
1. Most of the major Corporate contributors are overly focused on the immediate boost to sales from an increase in the number of consuming bodies within our borders. This focus on quarter by quarter benefits, largely ignores the slightly slower to accelerate, but enormous social costs (including Welfare & Medical costs, that will result from those additional bodies.
2. These same big donors like the downward pressure on wages, which will also result from having more bodies to fill what job openings there may be. (There will not be, as some propagandists have falsely claimed, any remotely like a one for one increase in available jobs, for each new body.)
3. In addition to ignoring the more readily observed social & governmental costs from the increased bodies within our borders, there are less immediately obvious costs, which are ultimately more significant, but often overlooked by the myopic immediate focus of the Corporate contributors, such as the over-crowding in our cities; the need for extra security; the loss of a reflective, spiritually rewarding ambiance in our parks & open spaces; the deterioration in our schools--already evident in the most afflicted areas, etc., etc. (Form your own list.)
4. Finally consider why--besides pure avarice--that the Corporate types refuse to focus on anything but the short term benefits to their businesses; why they even overlook the fact that the newcomers will pay less taxes towards the new costs, than those business men themselves--a trend likely to accelerate, as the Congress moves further Left as the new bodies get the vote.
You may call it being "politically correct." But the Corporate business community have been conditioned like Pavlovian dogs, to consider just about anything, before they consider an ethnic factor in any way that any extreme activist on the Left or in Government, might be able to view as anti-egalitarian.
The Jesse Jacksons & Al Sharptons, the Justice Department, a host of other agencies, including State & local, have a chilling reputation for being on the prowel. There are few things more frightening to Corporate management, today, than the thought that they might be targeted with a "Civil Rights" Complaint. Few will even send an email, today, which might offer the slightest hint of an intent to discriminate in any way on any forbidden basis--or even the awareness of a problem in a frightening area.
Now, have I suggested anything here, that does not fit with anybody else's observations?
He needs to rinse his prepuce.
Very well reasoned explanation of where we are, regarding the business community, and amnesty .Also, how they are literally puchasing Republican politicians to do their dirty work.
When will Americans wake up to the fact that the whole ideological underpinnings of the Left are compulsion driven, not reason driven? (See Compassion Or Compulsion?) We, not they, represent the moral high ground!
” In addition to my other points, both the Corporate Management types & those compliant Republican politicians, have been brainwashed in College to actually believe that people are basically interchangeable—an idea as silly as any ever accepted by otherwise rational people.”
I have witnessed this stupidity first hand in the business community.
Note to Priebus: look up the meaning of the word SOVEREIGNTY. Any nation that does not have it is no nation AT ALL! You are afraid of tuff stances on national sovereignty is hurting your PARTY? uncontrolled illegal immigration is hurting our COUNTRY you Putz!
To your post, I would add only that Big Corporate is just as terrified of negative media attention as Big RINOs are. They know immigration boycotts are much more likely to come from the Left than the Right.
Prius is just pandering in words, he doesn't set policy. He was referring to Romney.
There is something about the way he presents himself that I see as projecting weakness. Remember the Caterpillar response he made last year on the War on Wimmin theme?
This should tell you how illegals and their offspring will vote
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Rancid Prebus needs to thrown under the proverbial bus. He is indicative of the new, revised Republicrat Party that needs to be destroyed in order that a new one be built that is the complete opposite of the Democrat apparatus.
Until this nation takes control of our borders the feckless Republican Party will lose three Legal American votes for every Illegal vote they pander to. Illegal immigration hurts LEGAL hispanics just as much as Legal Anglos in subverting American wage structures and increasing the rates of crimes and drug importation.
What Rancid is basically saying is that we should all become like the Democrat enemy. Just lie and say whatever you can to get elected, then once in power do whatever you want to deport those who never should have been allowed into the country in the first place. Rancid has met the face of the enemy,,,,and has become him. We Americans of the Conservative persuasion were designed for better things. The truth will never shut up Rancid , no matter how hard you try so just walk away, build a new Conservative party and avoid it.
Reese’s Pieces is just another reason to re-register unaffiliated. I’d quit voting if I HAD to be a Democrat to get my message to the RNC, but going unaffiliated will do.
This guy makes Steele look good ...... no never mind that’s going too far.
All of which also confirms, what you already know. That we have our work cut out for us; and it is an uphill battle.
Thank you for defending the values that made America possible.
But pandering, for any reason, is the very worst way to rally people back to your party, cause or anything else. We have to regain the initiative; not offer palliatives to the enemy.
This is more of the Karl Rove idiocy, where we chase after the opposition's supporters, by parroting the oppositions abominable & unConstitutional policies. This is a result not only of lack of mettle (fortitude) but failure to understand that the high ground is the Conservative approach. It is also the strongest argument if it is really understood.
Let me be more blunt. Prius, like Rove, appears to be an out & out dolt, when it comes to analytic ability. They know how yesterday's polls & focus group samples turned out. They have no clue as to how to change those results. If not reprehensible Quislings, they are at least inadequate.
I am no Prius fan. He is way too weak,
But Steele was terrible too and now after 2012 Prius sounds alot like Steele did.
Thank you for the good writing.
” Let me be more blunt. Prius, like Rove, appears to be an out & out dolt, when it comes to analytic ability.”
I wonder if dolt or obtuse covers it. Hard to believe that they are this removed from reality, especially Rove. I believe that he is a “bought and paid for” agent of the pro-amnesty business interests.
” If not reprehensible Quislings, they are at least inadequate. “
Again,I believe Prius is a churlish dolt, and Rove is the Quisling here.
Plus if you have a job its great to have operational money to work with, he needs donations for campaigns and if the big $$$ support him then his job is fun.
Unfortunately for Mitt, Roves TV and radio ads were a lame approach compared to Os sophisticated 'get out the vote on the ground’ drive.
Rove wasnt going to beat Obama just by boasting on Hannity and Greta shows.
I liked the way he screamed at Megyn Kelly on Air for calling Ohio for Obama. And they still pay him.
Priebus has yet to explain what exactly is horrific about telling foreign rule-breakers that they shouldnt 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.
What she said.
Hey.. That is Prince Rancid to you and me.