Skip to comments.FITTON: Don’t Be Fooled By ‘Bipartisan’ Approach to Amnesty
Posted on 02/18/2013 7:59:18 AM PST by kristinn
More than a few Republicans in the United States Senate seem to have contracted a severe case of what Harry Truman called Potomac Fever (wanting to go along to get along in Washington). Apparently still trembling from the recent election debacle, they have cobbled together a deceptive and destructive bipartisan compromise on illegal alien amnesty.
Now, of course, the Senate Republicans arent calling their legislative legerdemain instant legalization as conservative journalist Charles Krauthammer properly characterized it. They know (as Judicial Watch demonstrated in its Election Day poll) that most Americans, including a good number of Hispanics, want the immigration laws enforced. So instead, in typical politispeak, youll hear senators use words like pathway to citizenship and doing it for the children.
Unfortunately, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, clearly casting an eye to the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, has bought into the amnesty lie and is being used by the left to provide cover for their open borders proposal...
There is no question that the Senate plan is unjust. Illegal aliens have broken our laws, and they shouldnt be rewarded with amnesty and immediate legalization. Heres something else: Simply talking about providing a pathway to citizenship is only going to worsen the already out-of-control illegal immigration crisis by inducing greater numbers of illegal aliens to flood across the border to take advantage of the program. How do we know this?
Back in 2005, Judicial Watch uncovered a Border Patrol survey conducted by the Bush administration in 2004 to determine what impact amnesty would have on illegal immigration. Want to take a guess at the outcome? Even the rumor of Mr. Bushs amnesty program led to a sharp spike in illegal immigration.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Apparently I’m not the only one to notice that Rubio’s slightly less offensive pro amnesty stance is being portrayed as the voice of opposition.
There is already a pathway to citizenship. It begins in the home country of the petitioner. There is really nothing unfair about requiring a prospective citizen to seek permission before coming here. There is also nothing reasonable about allowing an alien to sneak into this country and squeeze out a human to find out that person is suddenly an American.
What’s the attraction? Who IS he?
Of course he acted silly on live National TV. He’s silly.
Perhaps ‘twould be interesting to start a poll to see whether amnesty or gun control will precipitate CW-II.
We must remember that people are free when our legislators are scared, and we are most certainly not free when our legislators are cocky.
“So instead, in typical politispeak, youll hear senators use words like pathway to citizenship and doing it for the children.
Tom sounds like a freeper!
When a congress critter—regardless of his/her political stripe—says: “We need a pathway to citizenship!” s/he’s being disingenuous.
We already have a `pathway to citizenship’:
Here’s the problem: The above law assumes that would-be Americans are playing by the rules. Our rules.
We have crowd of people who have `bulled’ their way or crept to the head of the line at the movie theater and stand there demanding to be allowed inside. Furthermore they see no need to buy tickets while their friends and allies urge them on and abuse those who have been waiting and those inside, objecting to the line-jumping.
That common sense analysis that leads to the article statement: “that most Americans, including a good number of Hispanics, want the immigration laws enforced.”
Most critters see that the basement is flooded, but their proposal to ameliorate the problem is—not to plug the holes and bail—but to declare the fact that we’re `up to our keisters in alligators’ ... acceptable.
It’s kinda like their failure to pass a budget in 4 years!
So the problem further defined: Unfortunately we now happen to be a nation of men and not laws. Maybe they’re doing it “for the children”? Yeah, kick both these cans down the road, Congress.
“That’th dethpicable!” Daffy Duck
I want amnesty. From paying taxes, from Obamacare, from any number of things. Oh wait i haven’t broken any laws and i’m not some potential voter pool so i don’t count.
Any talk of “amnesty” or a “path to citizenship” is a publicly announced conspiracy of high treason.
Imho, Rubio has always been less than firm regarding the issue of amnesty. He has a history of making blanket statements against amnesty, while still opposing laws that attempt to reduce illegal immigration, and at the same time supporting laws that would reward illegals. He's also very ambitious, and it seems that the GOP is eyeing him as their next presidential nominee.
Marco Rubio regarding immigration:
Leave immigration to feds; 50 sets of laws is worse. (Jun 2012)
English is de facto official language; let's recognize that. (Jun 2012)
AZ ant-immigrant law demands papers like "police state". (Jun 2012)
OpEd: Claimed falsely that parents fled Castro in 1959. (Jun 2012)
Legal status, but not citizenship, to migrant's children. (Jun 2012)
GOP DREAM Act: visas for going to college or military. (Apr 2012)
AZ law may unreasonably single out some citizens. (Apr 2010)
Don't count illegal immigrants in the 2010 census. (Apr 2010)
Allow children of illegals to pay in-state college tuition. (Mar 2010)
No amnesty in any form, not even back-of-the-line. (Mar 2010)
Oppose amnesty in any reform. (Feb 2010)
Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2010)
Supports full implementation of current border security laws. (Sep 2010)
Source: "Marco Rubio on the issues"
The GOP doesn't want to go along to get along. They get along with the Democrats because they agree with them wholeheartedly. Saying they are the Stupid Party, that they drink the water in D.C., or that they get Potomac Fever is just providing them cover like they aren't aware of their actions and they would come around eventually if they just had the courage.
The rank-n-file Republicans that have this thinking remind me of the low-level die hard Communists in Soviet Russian that end up in gulag. They think their imprisonment must be a mistake since they are good little Commies and if only Comrade Stalin knew of their predicament then they would be released immediately. They can't believe that their "leaders" would stab them in the back even when its happening right in front of them.