Skip to comments.Tea Party groups ramp up fight against immigration bill, as August recess looms
Posted on 07/04/2013 12:08:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
After spending weeks dealing with the fallout from the IRS targeting scandal, Tea Party groups are starting to focus their energy on the immigration bill -- a development that could imperil President Obama's hopes for a speedy approval.
Before adjourning for the Fourth of July holiday break, the Senate easily approved its version of the legislation. The bill now rests with the House, where Republicans say they will take up their own version. Obama, during his Africa trip, called on the House to "get this done" before the August recess.
But House lawmakers already are hearing conservative calls to slow things down. And if the debate leaks into August -- when Congress takes a nearly month-long recess -- the prospects could get even more wobbly. The Tea Party, during the 2009 August recess, famously helped stall ObamaCare by storming town hall meetings and other events.
Tea Party groups may be preparing to again mount demonstrations during the summer break. And even if the House passes a bill this month, it's unlikely the two chambers would be able to agree on a unified piece of legislation by August -- leaving the work unfinished going into recess.
While Tea Partiers await that opening, they're already beginning to stir the pot.
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The Tea Party has yet to stop any piece of the Obama agenda.
I wonder if this will be it.
Probably not, but I wonder.
No one else is even trying.
Prayers up for our country.
I’m thankful that the America haters on Capitol Hill weren’t able to pull this off by Independence Day, as they had planned, in order to punch America in the face. It looks like the Mexican government is going to have to wait for the buffoons on Capitol Hill to give amnesty to them as a Christmas present.
Hey numbnuts! My rep doesn't work for you!
It’s all about amnesty, chain migration, big business and dem voter domination. All else is BS and window dressing.
Obama’s delay of Obamacare provisions should doom immigration. How could anyone trust Obama to implement?
My prayers are added to yours’-—God have mercy on this once proud land.
Thank goodness we have Ted Cruz and Mike Lee on our side!
Only chance to stop the Amnesty bill is for the House not to consider any immigration related bill at all.
Michelle Bachman explained it. ANY House bill no matter if it promises all the border security in the world will be a trojan horse.NO bill at all must come out of the House because it will be merged with the Senate Amnesty and trojan horse bill. Call congress.
Tell them to stop all Amnesty or immigration bills.they are all trojan horse bills. some will promise border security that will never be enforced anyway.
Bachmann explained it . The House will write a border security bill only . then in conference the senate will add the virus and then bring it back to the house. then the conservatives wont vote for it but democrats will all vote for it so then they only need 10% of republicans to pass Amnesty and the virus that will destroy America. so any bill at all will be added the virus . so best thing is for Boner to not let any immigration bill at all come out of the House. that is the only hope . call boner and the members of the House.
Tom Tancredo echos what Michelle Bachmann said.
call congress . no bill at all from the House
and of course boner must not bring the Senate bill for the House to vote on. no senate bill, no border security bill from the House .nothing.
I was just listening to a Laura Ingraham replay in which she said she is giving serious thought to moving to S.C, to run against Lindsey Graham next year. That would be something all Tea Party supporters should be able to get behind ...that and dumping Rubio.
Just a few horrors is this horrible Amnesty bill:
1. Amnesty for 30 million illegals
2. those 30 million new citizens will be allowed to bring in their extended family members from the 3rd world = 50 million more NEW 3rd world immigrants.
3. Amnesty forever to any 3rd world liar who claims political asylum (any Muslim). Michelle Bachman said this alone could bring in another 50 million 3rd world immigrants. total count 130 million new democrat voters so they can turn the USA into a socialist state.
4. all these new citizens will have more rights than Americans. a $5000 penalty for employers if they hire An American over an amnestied 3rd world immigrant
5. democrats import All these 130 million new democrat voters from the 3rd world so that democrats can turn the USA into a socialist/communist state where they will give all your property and money to these immigrants
6. a massive increase in work visas for many many occupations in many fields ,even professional ones
7. The democrats know if they can destroy liberty in the USA then the rest of the world will follow. this is the plan to destroy liberty in the world and install communism worldwide
8. Massive amounts of $ to community organizations to register these immigrants as democrats
9 .A 1200 page obamacare like bill doling out billions to democrat organizations
10. big brother crap
There are many more but I dont have time to post them all
what are these Senators thinking voting for 1200 pages of communist evil?
Why arent we out in the street protesting this bill or at least melting the phone lines?
That would be awesome! Graham is a tool!
Exactly, which is why any Congress critter who waxes eloquent about how much tougher and better his bill will be than Senate’s version is taking us for fools.
We’re sure going to try our best here, beginning with an active push tomorrow to contact all of our US Representatives and Speaker Boehner to tell each to KILL the Senate’s Bill.
Yup! Kill the bill!
Accept no alternatives!!
KILL THE BILL!!
Best tactic - keep the House from approving anything... The liberal leaners in the House and Senate would push for stuffing the Senate Bill (full in tact) into the House Bill and all would be lost.
The best overall tactic is the Speaker Hastert approach. In 2006 Speaker Hastert just held hearings in D.C. and across the nation and basically Stalled the whole thing out. I suggest Hammering Boehner - plus Ryan and Cantor and all the others ... make them understand that immigration / Amnesty passed means loss of Conservative votes and will give rise to cries for a Third Party... In other words - We’ve had it and Amnesty will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back...
See my reply just above.
These rotten POS that allegedly “REPRESENT” our interests as Republicans are in the game as Professional Politicians for what they can get for themselves, and to Hell with the country.
As I’ve said too many times perhaps it’s long past time to pull the chain, and flush the Congressional bowl clean of the debris we have currently soiling the Capitol as well throughout the political systems right down to Dog Catcher.
America needs to wake up, and realize that stench is Democrats.
I’ve noticed that businessmen are weak on this issue.
Since they’re businessmen, driven by need for profits, they hire illegal aliens for seasonal work, whether it be agriculture or construction, then ignore the social and government costs when those workers do not have jobs. All they’re interested in is making the greatest amount of money and paying out the least amount of wages.
It is imperative when in business to have a strong moral compass, just as in politics.
Communists/Progressives recognize that fact, and use it as bait. Dare call it greed? That is what it is.
That’s actually right dead on the money!!!
Post of the day award!!!
who is voting for the Bill and who is up for re-election. politicians are interested in saving their political career ONLY Not what is Right for the country. If they go in to reconcilation I doubt they will get those 14 republican votes now
Due to past contributions, I constantly receive emails and letters from the Republican Party requesting money.
I always respond “I am not giving any money until the “comprehensive” immigration bills are dropped. If they are not dropped, I am never giving money again.”
Many things that should happen don't. But I hope enough people will notice (the media is not going to tell them) Obama's treachery (with GOP help of course) this time.
Congresscritters are aware of what happened in 2009, and to me it looks like many of them will try to avoid meeting the public this time. When I called my Rep's office to ask when he will appear in public they said, for security reasons, they could not reveal his schedule.
I hope they put the RINO’s back right up against the wall. There is very little hope left except for the Tea Party.
I think any Republican who truly stands up against an immigration sell-out right now, will have a Presidential contest spot.
What they do with that, is another matter. But I believe it is that simple:
Stand against an immigration sell-out, means a Presidential candidacy.
I Binged my Reps name and my town name. It gave me a couple of dates/events he’s scheduled to be attending.
Thank you so much and you’re so right.
GOP Amnesty Groups are trying to BUY Amnesty votes!
I’m hoping Tom Tancredo runs again.
“The word nobody wants to use, but you see if you are here illegally, that’s the punishment, deportation.”
Have known a couple of those Republican illegal immigrant employers myself. Not all are big business. They are just thinking of themselves and their profit line. Company and community be damned. Our most powerful weapon really is to stop all business with these illegal immigrant slavers. If you see a lot of immigrants on your work site, fire the company. Report all companies that employ illegals. Boycott em and shut em down.
The most important one has been stopped. Gun control. That means we still have all the power.
Should read illegal immigrants
It is real easy to tell a legal immigrant from an illegal immigrant. Just ask them who their favorite football team is.
I see a lot of illegals at Home Depot and Leows. the law enforcement never bothers them but If Americans don’t have a seat belt on then they are all them or if Americans are conservatives then big sis and Lois lerner say these are the terrorists (middle America).
Thanks, that didn’t work for me.
BTTT! We can stop this. We must stop this. With Obamacare, it was party line votes but not this time.
KILL THE BILL!
The real horrors of this amnesty bill are the republicans in the senate who voted for it. Wanna try something fun? - See if you can find any mention of who they are are. We all know about Rubio, McCain and Graham, but can you name the other 13?
The media is working hard to shield them in every story I’ve found.
The Tea Party and Palin are the only influences that can salvage 2014 as far as I’m concerned.
Most of the people who backed, voted for and supported Obamacare are still in office.
If the Tea Party stopped gun control in the Senate, why didn’t they stop Amnesty?
Is she the blonde Fox news commentator? If so, I think she’s an intelligent, no nonsense, real deal conservative. I’ve seen her get frustrated with O’Reilly (I am too that’s why I haven’t watched his show in years.)
The process must not slow, it must stop.
If Boehner gets a bill out of the House, Obama will end up signing amnesty after the legislative process is over.
NO HOUSE BILL ON IMMIGRATION WHATSOVER OR ELSE......