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Will Republicans Doom Themselves with Amnesty?
RightWingPatriot.com ^ | January 31, 2014 | RightWingPatriot

Posted on 01/31/2014 7:54:54 PM PST by rightwingerpatriot

This week, Republicans in the House had a closed-door immigration meeting to discuss whether or not to push immigration reform in the coming year. From what we've learned, three factions squared off to discuss the issue. The first faction is opposed to any new legislation as the current legislation isn't being enforced by the Obama administration. A second faction wants to bring immigration reform to the House floor for voting now, while a third faction supports new legislation but believes that this is the wrong time to do it as the midterm elections of 2014 are almost upon us. I find it quite disheartening, but not surprising, that the Republican Party is willing to shoot itself in the foot with immigration reform when ObamaCare is a sweet pitch hanging over that plate that's just begging to be hit out of the ballpark.

Fortunately to some extent, it seems that the pro-reform crowd, such as John Boehner, are lukewarm about bringing up such legislation in an election year. It appears that such legislation over illegal aliens and amnesty are off the table, but we've thought that before only to be brought up by the establishment Republicans. There are still those, such as Paul Ryan, who are pushing amnesty and are not letting go. Apparently the majority of those present in the meeting (some say as high as eighty percent) were against moving forward on illegal immigration reform. This is both good and bad.

The good is that the Republicans should be focusing their energy upon ObamaCare and the economy and putting out a coherent, cohesive message to that effect. There's no surer way to piss off the conservative base by pushing forward amnesty and such an act just plays into the hands of the liberal Democrats. The bad is that many fake conservatives will tout their tough-on-amnesty views while running for election, but will immediately rejoin the establishment flock and work to undermine the country by opening the floodgates to illegals. It's astounding to think that they believe they can increase the percentage of Latinos that vote Republican by doing so when all evidence suggests otherwise.

One of the big problems is that big business is pushing amnesty as they want cheap foreign labor. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook handed out documents to the group promoting the amnesty agenda. Establishment Republicans are very cozy with big business and don't give a damn for the average working stiff. We're constantly being told that amnesty for illegal aliens will boost our economy, but even the Congressional Budget Office has exploded that lie. We have millions of Americans out of work, but somehow flooding the market with even more labor, which will be cheaper, will somehow get Americans back to work? Sheer lunacy.

What's incredibly frustrating is that we have a golden opportunity to take back the Senate and expand the majority in the House in order to roll back the damage done by Obama. We had a similar opportunity in 2012, but the establishment Republicans worked against conservative Tea Party candidates and pushed establishment types such as Romney. The result was that we lost. Yet they're doing the same thing again, but this time on a bigger scale.

If Republicans would just focus on job creation, energy, and replacing ObamaCare, the upcoming midterm election would be a slam dunk. Yet they muddy the waters by constantly bringing up illegal immigration and fighting against the base of the party. I wish that Republicans cared more about the country than about being popular in DC.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; boehner; illegalimmigration

1 posted on 01/31/2014 7:54:54 PM PST by rightwingerpatriot
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To: rightwingerpatriot

YEP!


2 posted on 01/31/2014 7:55:38 PM PST by doc1019
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Yes they will.


3 posted on 01/31/2014 7:57:55 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: doc1019

Affirmative. With the best possibility of capturing both houses of Congress within their grasp.....they will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. GOP=Losers. Stick a fork in them.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 7:58:46 PM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot
That's the way I'm betting. They never miss a chance to miss chance.

/johnny

5 posted on 01/31/2014 7:59:31 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Are they known as the stupid party?


6 posted on 01/31/2014 8:03:18 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: DannyTN
Are they known as the stupid party?

Yes they are, and yes they will.

7 posted on 01/31/2014 8:11:21 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Freepers seem to have really short memories.

AMNESTY is the ACORN-orchestrated big hammer that drew millions of Hispanics into the streets in 2006, and handed Nancy Pelosi the Speaker of the House. It began the economic slide that culminated in the financial crisis, and the crapstorm we find ourselves in today.

I have been warning for a YEAR that SEIU/ACORN/COI/OFA have been organizing to use Amnesty again in 2014 to retake the House, and the Minimum wage push is a big part of that.

Do you think that 100’s of Orgs, all devoted to Min Wage AND Amnesty just pop up overnight??

Repubs are trying to derail this, by trying to make amnesty their platform. I don’t have to like it, but I do understand what it is about.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 8:12:24 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

You are trying to say something... spit it out and tell us.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 8:14:52 PM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: tcrlaf
I hear what you are saying. However if Repubs push amnesty BEFORE they regain the senate, it will not matter what they propose--i.e. green cards but no path to citizenship; the Senate will redo it to give the illegals citizenship, and all that entails.

As for the demonstrations, I think enough Americans are awake to the economy and what that would do to the country to keep amnesty from passing--that is, if Boehner et al can grow a spine and man up--big, big IF!

vaudine

10 posted on 01/31/2014 8:23:52 PM PST by vaudine
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To: rightwingerpatriot

They’re not “shooting themselves in the foot”, they’re first killing the US then themselves. It’s Republican murder-suicide.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 8:24:15 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: tcrlaf
I hear what you are saying. However if Repubs push amnesty BEFORE they regain the senate, it will not matter what they propose--i.e. green cards but no path to citizenship; the Senate will redo it to give the illegals citizenship, and all that entails.

As for the demonstrations, I think enough Americans are awake to the economy and what that would do to the country to keep amnesty from passing--that is, if Boehner et al can grow a spine and man up--big, big IF!

vaudine

12 posted on 01/31/2014 8:24:24 PM PST by vaudine
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To: rightwingerpatriot

13 posted on 01/31/2014 8:31:58 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Republicans that have chosen to be Neo-Democrat RINOs on the topic of Amnesty for illegal alien invaders from Mexico will cause their base to oppose them.

Amnesty in 1986 did not work, and never should be attempted again.

With hold all donations to the RNC until Boehner is out of his position as Speaker.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 8:32:05 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Just see my tag line...

The two collectivist parties have been conning the American public for 100+ years.


15 posted on 01/31/2014 8:40:15 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

The republicans are trying their hardest in a weaselly way to destroy America with amnesty. I want to know how much money they are getting to sell us out.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 8:40:24 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: rightwingerpatriot

I guess it depends on your definition of “Republican”


17 posted on 01/31/2014 9:09:56 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Gope’ers worship at the alter of statism and crony capitalism. They are in league with progressives. They seek the destruction of the nation. They are frauds, liars and thieves same as their democrat atheist friends.


18 posted on 01/31/2014 10:13:38 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Well, DUG.


19 posted on 01/31/2014 10:56:38 PM PST by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: LaybackLenny

Well, DUH! (Slap me silly and call me fumble-fingers.)


20 posted on 01/31/2014 10:57:57 PM PST by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: rightwingerpatriot

The GOP is already doomed for giving in last October-November.


21 posted on 01/31/2014 11:09:16 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

The GOP will lose in 14 and 16 if there is not a stream of millions of Illegal Aliens streaming over the border and back into Mexico....that is a fact

The GOP needs to counter Obama and the Dems raising the minimum wage...Illegal Alien Amnesty is not going to counter it


22 posted on 02/01/2014 12:16:34 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

As far as I am concerned, the Republicans have already doomed themselves. It doesn’t matter what they do anymore.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 2:18:22 AM PST by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: rightwingerpatriot

26 years ago we passed amnesty for 2 million in exchange for a secure border which Ted Kennedy famously remarked “ So this would never happen again”

Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat mistakes.

And that is why the Dems love Low Information Voters, those who have or no little civics.


24 posted on 02/01/2014 4:45:02 AM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: minnesota_bound

“The republicans are trying their hardest in a weaselly way to destroy America with amnesty. I want to know how much money they are getting to sell us out.”

All you have to do is read the website of the US Chamber of Commerce which supports slave labor.
https://www.uschamber.com/immigration

They are so focused on amnesty even their home page shows a smiling Hispanic. It is sad that a national organization supports outright lawbreaking.


25 posted on 02/01/2014 4:50:09 AM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

The Boehner cohorts in the House think they will somehow get rich off amnesty from the C of C people who want cheap labor. I don’t understand just how it works, but as is often said, “Follow the money”. The American people can’t understand any of it.


26 posted on 02/01/2014 6:55:02 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Mike Darancette

GOP and “sellout” appear together in two out of three party headlines. But OH still likes Boehner; SC, Graham; TX, Cornball, and even MS, with Cochran.


27 posted on 02/01/2014 6:57:01 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Too late. Boener and those MFrs even entertaining the idea have doomed them. The illegals will NEVER vote conservative or republican and people like me are so disgusted at the republican leadership we won’t vote for them either.


28 posted on 02/01/2014 7:36:58 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Theodore R.

All politics is local.


29 posted on 02/01/2014 8:00:49 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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