Skip to comments.Corker-Hoeven: Schumerís Wimp Brigade Rides to the Rescue
Posted on 06/21/2013 4:09:09 AM PDT by IbJensen
WIMP (wmp) n.
A subatomic particle that has a large mass and interacts with other matter primarily through gravitation.
1. a weak, ineffectual, timid person.
Representing a state like North Dakota and scoring a 47% from Heritage Action while working overtime to save Democrats and pass a dying amnesty bill ---------------------------------------------------------
Imagine if Democrats elected senators from blue states in the northeast who worked behind closed doors with Ted Cruz to craft national right to work legislation or a compromise plan to privatize Social Security? Thats about as likely as Lady Gaga joining the Family Research Council.
Yet, we continue to elect Republicans like John Hoeven who work behind the scenes to carry water for the progressives. They gravitate to one-sided compromises that sell out our Republic like flies on ethanol.
By now, youre probably asking, John who?
Yes, Hoeven has been awfully quiet since being coronated in 2010. Aside for the occasional noise about the Keystone Pipeline, he doesnt do much in the Senate other than vote to raise the debt ceiling, fund Obamacare, implement an internet sales tax, support earmarks, increase food stamp spending, and vote for every subsidy under the sun.
Now he has taken it upon himself to serve as the less charismatic appendix to Bob Corker in saving Schumers dying amnesty bill. After being outspent exponentially in this fight by the insidious open borders lobby, the truth that We the People have disseminated on this issue is taking its toll on Schumer and his allies. Nobody in the House wants to touch this bill with a 10-foot pole, and the pathway to 60 votes is diminishing every day.
In come Corker and Hoeven to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and negotiate a poor-mans Cornyn compromise with the Gang of 8. In their ineluctable desire to pass an amnesty bill with the requisite window dressing, the new wimp coalition is pushing yet another phony compromise. Yes, because constituents from states like Tennessee and North Dakota are flooding their offices with calls demanding give us amnesty or give us death. According to Politico, this deal would be a watered-down version of Cornyns amendment, which Erick already exposed as pathetic:
The emerging deal would soften Republican requests for a strict requirement that 90 percent of illegal border crossers be apprehended to hit a trigger toward a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, but would provide an unprecedented increase in border security funding and officers and a guarantee on finishing the fence along the Southern border, sources said.
They also say they will double the border patrol. But what good is more border agents if the administration ties their hands? Most importantly, all the triggers in this plan will occur after legalization. So somehow we are supposed to believe that they will actually implement these enforcement triggers after they already have their amnesty. Needless to say, Schumer calls their work really productive.
Folks, at some point we need to start gaming out red state Senate races far in advance in pursuit of a real Republican instead of reflexively thinking about picking up the state with just any R. It is that mentality a lazy tendency to pick the first candidate with high name recognition months in advance which has saddled us with a bunch of prairie progressives from the red states in the Great Plains.
This cycle we have opportunities to pick up seats in Nebraska and South Dakota (and maybe some other states nearby). We can easily settle for the candidates with the highest name ID without lifting a finger to change the dynamic like we did in Texas with Ted Cruz. We can easily support another progressive like Mike Rounds to run in South Dakota and have a John Hoeven clone in the Senate; another man who interacts with Schumer-matter primarily through gravitation to Democrat deal making. But whats the purpose of electing a Republican who will use his party ID as leverage to allure fellow Republicans into the Schumer trap?
If these people cant even stand strong on such a bedrock issue from a state where the people sympathize with our views, they cant be trusted on anything.
Its time to paint the Great Plains red.
Conservatives (that part of the populace who are not brain dead) in TN and ND must recognize these two spineless moderates who parade around as conservatives. Corker, the ex-mayor of Chattanooga, just likes to deal,regardless of that fact that he's dealing with Satan's disciples.
If you deal with the likes of Schumer and Menendez we know what you've allowed yourself to become a danger to the declining health of America as you're just as guilty as the progressives.
God help America, I fear she's going down for the count.
You must be a barrel of fun around your house, waking up every morning and telling your family that they’re dead.
Our Republican primary voters no longer if they ever did know and revere the Constitution; they depend on name ID to find their candidates.
Any legislation that does not deport all Illegal Aliens is Amnesty....
Most Americans realize this...politicians do not....nor do the statist multi-national corporations who want coolie labor
I am afraid you are correct....too many GOP voters go by name recognition....or which RINO GOP Talk Radio is pumping
No better example of this is Gang of Amnesty Eight member La Raza Rubio
We’re not dead, Sarge.
The nation is sick and in danger of dying. There is little to no fun, let alone a barrel of it laying around.
Our Constitution has been used as toilet paper, the Congress is filled with prancing idiots, the so-called CEO is a phony, amateur Marxist-Muslim.
Since we’re not dead we have to decide if, since the elite political class is poisoning America, it’s time to jump on a Save America bandwagon. We are a nation in desperate need of a leader, a party and a cause that will turn this ruling regime on its collective ear.
At this point, a combining of the Tea Party and the Oath Keepers seems like the best option.
Looking at your handle one has to assume that you’re either on active duty or are, like me, a veteran. Whenever that sea of white crosses overseas and at home comes to mind, we think of the hundreds of thousands of dead young Americans who gave their lives in what they believed was a future of America that would be free. They believed that one could be and do whatever he chose because the nation was unfettered by an octopus of a central socialist government.
Unfortunately, when we see the size of the monster that is that central government, we should cry for those brave but dead young Americans. Did they die so a pompous asshat could wreck America? So that our borders remain defiled and unprotected? I don’t think so.
America needs more Koch Brothers!
“America needs more Koch Brothers!’
America needs people like you to join the battle. In our community, we threw dozens of rats out of local government by recall elections. We tossed a half-dozen rat politicians and bureaucrats into state prison. We terrorized county council meetings by using the state’s open meetings law against them. We fired police chiefs. We fired county assessors.
I want to see 10 million conservatives get off their butts and start organizing.
The Koch brothers support the Rubio-Schumer bill. It is good for business.
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“in pursuit of a real Republican”
Hoeven and Corker ARE real Republicans. Someone like Ted Cruz is a “Republican in Name Only” because, unlike most of the others, he is a real conservative.
Other than this quibble, the author is exactly right. We’ve done a terrible job in most of the primaries. But the Senate Conservatives Fund and Club for Growth are trying to turn things around.