Skip to comments.Zuckerberg Spends $350K Touting Immigration Reform in Paul Ryan's District
Posted on 08/09/2013 6:27:12 AM PDT by Qbert
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerbergs lobbying outfit has launched a $350,000 ad buy to defend House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) amid his push for comprehensive immigration reform. Politico reports that Zuckerbergs FWD.us-run group, Americans for a Conservative Direction, has bought up $350,000 worth of television ad airtime targeted at Ryans district.
"The spot from the FWD.us affiliate begins with a picture of Ryan and says, Amnesty? Not a chance, and goes on to say the House budget chairman is looking at a conservative solution to the issue of immigration, Politico wrote on Thursday. It then focuses on more muscular pieces of the reform effort such as increased border security, E-verify and items like back taxes charged to illegal immigrants already in the country. The buy runs from Friday through Sept. 3 on cable and broadcast networks.
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I dont understand why giving law breakers citizenship is the right thing to do. It just baffles me.
More on Paul Ryan and amnesty
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
I wonder how someone writes a check for “30 pieces of silver”?
Ryan evidently had his price.
Ryan absolutely has to be defeated in 2014. Vote against him in the primary, then vote for the Democrat if he survives the primary.
... and yet supposedly conservatives will flock to FB today and post away.
Bigger issue to be cognizant of here is how the gop wing of the uniparty is drawing more of its funding from select corporate interests. Whether your average conservative contributes to the rnc is irrelevant: they’ll still get the money.
That’s entirely because Zuckerbergs local amazon packaging plants need LOTS and LOTS of low-skilled workers.
Claiming libertarianism allows him to say government should just leave him alone and let him get who he wants to work for him.
He ignores that the US is a nation, that there are borders, and that there is such a thing as a citizen.
What’s the connection between Zucky and Amazon?
Is he a big holder of Amazon stock?
There are a lot of leftists around who are single-issue "libertarians." These are people who adopt the hardline, leftwing statist attitude when it comes to laws that inconvenience others. But they're suddenly "libertarian" defenders of freedom when they want to smoke dope or get cheap third world immigrant labor.
It's just damn depressing.
He’s a prostitute. I wonder how much an hour cost Zuckerberg.
“... and yet supposedly conservatives will flock to FB today and post away.”
As someone pointed out here a day or two ago - why are FReepers doing the fed surveillance lackeys work for them? At least send your political jokes, opinions etc. through your email instead of making it easy to add your name to the oblamer enemies list by using FB.
Every click also enriches uber liberale zuckerburg.
There is none. I confused him with Bezos and WaPo. Sorry. Apparently, my brain keeps getting older day by day. Bezos is libertarian, so that is probably the source of the brain cramp.
and foreign lawbreakers at that
“... and yet supposedly conservatives will flock to FB today and post away.”
Sad, but true - especially because there are centralized alternatives available that better protect your privacy.
Me, I’m gathering a group of fellow Linux enthusiasts to set up an instance of Friendica. It’s an alternative social network, but it has plugins that interact with Facebook and Twitter so you don’t have to completely leave behind everybody else who won’t switch.
If we can’t even get people to try something like that, we’re in trouble.
“Sad, but true - especially because there are centralized alternatives available that better protect your privacy.”
Ah, that’s DE-centralized, not centralized.
So Zuckerburg is an expert on immigration. And “he” spent $350,000. Sure he did. Right after FB stock mysteriously went back up to the original offering price.
Anyone else catch this piece of ULTIMATE cognitive dissonance/neurolinguistic programmic/screaming hypocrisy/blatant political manipulation?
When Ryan seemed to be a thrifty budget wonk we loved him. This position on the illegal amnesty/open borders immigration bill shows he is really a big government, big business toady who can’t be trusted. Most of the GOP has failed conservatives, we need to form a third party.
When that stock was tanking last year, I was praying for it to go to zero and take that POS Zuckerburg with it.
I dont know if it is a good idea for the illegal aliens and Zuckerberg to be doing this. If they kept their mouths shut all these townhalls would be about the NSA and Obamacare.
I think part of Steve King’s strategy was to out RINOs and make it a recess issue.
King was saying calls from Iowa callers at the peak of the Calves comment were majority positive. From outside Iowa there were 2 negative calls for every 1 positive call. Steve King talking to the Sioux Editorial board in the video. He talks about how he could just go to congress and vote in the interests of his district or he could look to advance a conservative message to a national audience.
Ryan is an impressionable fool.
It's good to see the liberals and the rinos working together to defeat their common enemy of the Conservatives and TEA Party folks.
Washington, DC may as well be another planet.
It has been totally bought and paid for on both sides of the aisle.
Reid just tossed the unions overboard today with ObamaCare.
The entire government has gone corporate.
I would prefer a third party candidate to vote for than a Democrat.
NO VOTES FOR RYAN AND OTHER RINO’S EVER AGAIN AND THAT INCLUDES 90 PERCENT PLUS OF CURRENT ELECTED REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS.
I agree. But a third party candidate might not materialize, and it remains essential that Ryan be turfed.
Could someone explain to me why it is that we need immigration reform now? Why the rush to do something at this time versus really thinking this thing through to assure that in 10-20 years the same thing doesn’t happen again?
Also, if the goal is the secure a grape harvesting, etc. work force, etc. isn’t it a fact that those picking the grapes will not want their children doing the same thing, so we’ll end up with a ‘need’ for more worker bees just a few years down the road? There’s a pattern here that has got to stop - it involves continually securing the services of an under-class to make beds, pick grapes, etc. primarily for big business. We all end up paying a huge price for schools, welfare, etc. to support this pattern.
No wonder Mittens wanted Ryan. Now we know. Ryan may be under the spell of his Democrat in-laws.
What we have today is a symbiotic relationship between big finance and big government. The left pays lip service to criticizing the former while the right pays lip service to criticizing the latter, conveniently ignoring that the two have increasingly become a single entity, ever since TARP under Bush and the bailouts/stimulus package under Obama.
If big government were so bad for the money bags on Wall Street, they wouldn't have flooded the Obama campaign with donations in 2012. The fact is, they made out pretty well, and they'll be rewarded even more with trade agreements that favor outsourcing and immigration policies that bring in cheap third world labor.
[am-nuh-stee] noun, plural am·nes·ties, verb, am·nes·tied, am·nes·ty·ing.
1. a general pardon for offenses, especially political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction.
2. Law. an act of forgiveness for past offenses, especially to a class of persons as a whole.
3.a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense.
Amnesty? Hell, yes.