Skip to comments.Karl Rove, 100+ GOP Donors Send Letter to Republicans Urging Immigration Reform
Posted on 07/30/2013 7:20:47 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Karl Rove, 100+ GOP Donors Send Letter to Republicans Urging Immigration Reform
by Tony Lee 30 Jul 2013, 6:18 AM PDT post a comment
Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria.
Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.
The letter begins: We write to urge you to take action to fix our broken immigration system. According to the New York Times, those who have signed include Rove; "former Vice President Dan Quayle; Tom Stemberg, a founder of Staples; and Frank VanderSloot, the founder of Melaleuca Inc." Romney campaign finance director Spencer Zwick was also signed the letter.
The Times reports that Carlos Gutierrez, former Commerce Secretary for President George W. Bush and a founder of the Republicans for Immigration Reform super PAC, organized the effort. Gutierrez, who has said in the past that English should not be the official language of government, said the letter was "the beginning of a campaign to lobby Republican lawmakers in favor of a broad immigration bill as they return to their districts for the August break."
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Karl Rove has gone batsht crazy.
The choice is theirs. Money or votes.
If they get the money but no votes they lose access to the money.
The question is who is really behind the money. Must be those that want R's to LOSE the votes. Forever. And... ever.
Better get to sendin’em’at money then there, you 100 donors, because they are certainly going to need it, especially with the architect of Obama’s two term presidency trying to drive, again.
Maybe the DNC wrote these letters using the stuff they’ve gleaned from conservative web sites.
It’s easy with today’s technology to fake a hundred letters..
Typical RINO, destroying Conservatisism by running his sick ideological thought through the media and the GOP. Rove needs to move to the third world.
Boy would I love to get this guy in a room and give him a lecture.
If he thinks these 100 donors are tough, he hasn’t seen tough.
..... 100 plus donors eh? I don't know what the ratio is that that represents .... And I don't know about you but isn't that kind of a low number? Heck ..... If Rove figures that is a significant number I wonder what his reaction would be to tens or even hundreds of thousands of letters saying they are against Immigration reform?
We don’t care who they vote for.
Just keep that cheap labor rolling across the border.
The GOP deludes themselves that participating in any amnesty bill will gain them Hispanic votes. These illegals will vote 90% Democrat no matter what and the Dems will give them all sorts of freebies to get them on the plantation just like they have for the Blacks.
Why am I even still voting? I used to think think people were nuts when they’d say ‘all these guys are the same’. I think except for maybe the abortion issue they are the same. Just one big happy cabal swimming in their nonsense.
Where are all the “Rove - you magnificent bastard!” FReepers now? He’s a snake and a sell-out who wants to preserve his insider status with the GOP-e at the expense of our freedom.
Choose the money and lose elections for the next generation, not just the base, but the 50+ Million new demonicrat voters. Rove and Co. would finish the working middleclass, who would find themselves jobless when a new cheaper labor force invades the market.
They sent me a very wordy “survey” with carefully worded questions that a real conservative would say yes to. Then the hit for donation.
I filled out the survey, sent it back on their dime and commented to them on the form to:
1. Quit giving lip service to the legitimate issues they bring up in their survey.
2. Adopt the Tea Party agenda and favored candidates or no money ever.
3. Say NO to any immigration reform scheme, enforce the laws and the Constitution.
4. Aggressively investigate the various scandals in full.
5. Absolutely defund obamacare in full and do it now.
6. Grow some balls and stop treating democrats as if they are friends, they are not; stop supporting Graham, McCain, the Bushes, and the rest of the spineless losers they have been promoting.
Now I don’t believe they care what I wrote and if there is no money involved they will probably not consider any of my responses but at least they gave me the chance to flame their worthless asses.
100 people who write big checks are for amnesty.
Hundreds of millions of American Voters are against it.
Clear to see who has the upper hand in this battle.
Or is it?
This is good, this is good.....it gets the names out there for all to see.
And Romney’s money is behind it as well....shows what kind of President he would have made.
There should be a network map of the entire GOPe that puts names, faces and business names as labels. This entire cabal of infiltrators needs to be suspended if not expelled from the rank and file of the GOP, else the GOP can die while a third party takes root.
Our immigration system has never been “broken” (which is Libspeak), it’s been unenforced.
America’s immigration system is the worst in the entire world.
We have gone mad.
Every other nation, has borders.
Every other nation, has laws.
ENFORCE IMMIGRATION LAW.
Stop giving everything away.
No doubt these donors are folks who thrive on cheap labor. The American people know what is at stake here.
The way locals/ native texans including battlefield veterans get treated by Costco, grocery store, bookstore and movie house clerks and managers, in preferance to any Mexican - english speaking no english speaking, paing or mon paying, this is no surprise
Big business wants this
Lowes has gone to spanish language signs here and in florida at least
The kids have to defer to the Mexicans in school, filling out tests declaring their race. It is a racist system. The Latino/as get the scholarships. They all know it.
These kids’ parents drive very good vehicles. Once a montg the kids are attending some $30,000 mexican debutante ball last month it was at the four seasons
Question is why is Rove given any air time
Why so we want to be a corporation and not a country with laws and a constitution to protect
The mexicans will take over with their culture in certain sections but big sections like staes like fla, texas and more and pur kids, the children also of the roves, bushes and their anthony weiner-level list but for money. Their progeny will be left flapping in the wund with no country
Retail corporate prostitutes allowed by RINOS and libs to destroy our country
The Demonrats, who likely will be in control into the unforeseeable future, would never do any of that. Come to think of it, Republicans probably wouldn't either.
And just what percentage of donors does that really make?
Less than 1% I bet, which means this is all about him and his views and has nothing to do with the party as a whole.
I wonder how many have sent letters warning they will dump the party completely if they sign it. Come on Carl, why not show both sides of the coin here and tell us that number as well!
If the GOP caves to these people, it needs to be destroyed, not reformed.
I assume that 90%+ of GOP donors pushing “immigration reform” are knowingly hiring illegals over legal American workers.
How many are fakes? Donating to Republicans is a cheap way to buy influence.
Like the girl holding the sign saying 'Racist and proud' turning out to be a liberal... and the lesbian who carved 'hate messages' into her own skin - and blamed white conservative men. Also a fake. That side - liberals - are made up of liars... and everything they do needs to be checked out against that standard.
It's just that many of us were persuaded he was on our side.
Direct link to the enemies list:
You are far more polite than I am-I was handed a “survey” by a neighbor who volunteers sometimes for our spineless state govt rep. I wrote “an amnesty vote = no money-I’m broke already-thanks a lot”.
The GOP has officially moved from a slow-motion to a high-speed train wreck.
This is why he had Bush chasing after what he perceived as voting blocks--Soccer Moms (for Teddy Kennedy's Education Bill); Elderly Patients (for Federal Drug Coverage), etc..
Rove has never understood how to break the Leftist's hold on various groups, without trying stupidly to outbid the Democrats. There are other, principled, ways to appeal to all but the hopelessly corrupted.
The 2006 election demonstrated the absurdity of Rove's political "expertise." That he can still persuade wealthy businessmen to back his folly is sad; but it should not be allowed to mislead anyone who really cares about the American future.
No more Overstock or Carls Jr. for me. That was the only 2 I recognized that I have done any biz with.
These scum are not genuine Republicans - - how xould they be? - - and if House Republicans are cowed by these efforts then they need to be scared absolutely poopless by the calls they get from serious constituents who have a distaste for the final dissolution of America that is being promoted by Rove and those other sick scumbags.
Amen. It would effectively be suicide.
Every time I see something like this I am so ready for a new party. Something to be proud of.
It was not so much politeness as limited comment space, on purpose I’m sure.
I agree that immigration ought to be fixed. And by fixed I mean ENFORCED.
How about these 100 GOP donors write a letter to the occupant in the Oval Office telling him to ENFORCE THE LAW?
Somebody is trying to challenge McConnell in a primary in Kentucky. Apparently he is a rock solid conservative. He would do better to run as an independent. The RINO establishment will back McConnell with their connections and money and only a miracle with defeat the old bastard.
But an independent run could destroy him AND THEM and start a new movement.
The GOP elites and the liberal Rs who fund them are dead to me.
Not even twitching. They need to thrown into the dust heap of history.
The GOP has officially moved from a slow-motion to a high-speed train wreck.
That’s it in a nutshell. The Dems have gone to warp speed and the Rs are trying to catch up.
Very good points.