Skip to comments.House Conservatives Plot Takedown of GOP Leaders' Amnesty Plans
Posted on 01/23/2014 10:24:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
As House Republican leaders prepare an immigration proposal that could go much further towards amnesty than their prior public stances, conservative lawmakers are quietly plotting to push back. Aides from over a dozen House offices secretly convened today on the Senate side of the Capitol at a meeting organized by Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, a top immigration hawk who has recently involved himself more aggressively in the affairs of the lower chamber.
Over here in the Senate working for Senator Sessions, we learned a lot last year about the strategies employed by the powerful forces pushing bad immigration policies--and how to counter them, reads a copy of the invitation to the meeting provided to Breitbart News by a House staffer.
Officials close to the matter say conservative critics of Speaker John Boehner's planned immigration push are working to issue their own rival immigration principles to vie with the document Boehner is drafting.
There is definitely a growing mood of confusion and aggravation among conservatives in the House over the immigration issue right now, one House GOP aide said in an email to Breitbart News, adding that many on the right find the political logic of riling up the party's base so close to a low-turnout midterm election baffling.
Do we really want to just give up the midterms like this? the aide asked.
The building backlash could create for a tumultuous three-day retreat next week as Republicans gather in Maryland to plan the party's future. Upping the pressure, a key outside conservative today requested access to the retreat to brief lawmakers on the issue.
Top GOP officials, meanwhile, are becoming bolder in their embrace of immigration reform....
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Voting out the cying man from his speakership will speak volumes.
More power to the young conservatives!
Steve King has been to more immigration judiciary hearings than all of leadership. Maybe Lamar Smith has been on more than King and he is also a hawk. The leadership doesn’t even know what the hell they are talking about like with Rand Paul.
Someone should leak the names of 20,30,40 or 50 most hardcore or most blase amnesty supporters and burn their phonelines.
Some of the 2006 Democrats who won helped kill the amnesty in the senate.
I sense that the Magic Race Ball is shaking.
The Treason Lobby owns the Democrats and the GOPe.
Not too surprising since some polling at the time was 80% of Americans opposed to shamnesty.
Have I said how I love Senator Jeff Sessions (R-ALA) lately?
This is very exciting news. Thanks very much for posting!
We needed some good news. Keep calling your representatives and senators:
Phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate or House office you request.
The only person who is stupid enough to attack him is Grover Norquist. All the RINOs seem to leave him alone or steal his ideas like Ayotte. Cornyn and Mitch are in big trouble. Jeff Sessions is the safe incumbent Republican Senator.
The only reasonable explanation for the surrender of Repub leadership to Obama is a final effort to destroy conservatives in the party. This is a grandstand play by Boehner and his team to fulfill the progressive agenda.
Thank you for informing us about the secret meeting. ;-)
Defeating him in the primary or the general election should be Priority Number 1.
Indeed...sacrifice the seat if necessary!
I know Jeff personally. He is a great man and not afraid to speak the truth. I do kid him about not opposing Eric Holder’s confirmation as AG. Other than that he is solid.
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
This is my amnesty plan: Kick all Illegals out and tell Mexico that if they don’t do anything about ILLEGALS, we will invade 2 miles in Mexico and put LANDMINES there, then a 25 foot high fence with barbed wire and a moat filled with sharks. Also, we should tell companies if they hire ILLEGALS, they will be fined.
Backs immigration and has done nothing that a Charity does Habitat for Humanity and meet 16 Ambassadors.
I will support anyone who runs against him and hope someone does this District is one of the Countries most Conservative in the Country.
I want the RINO’s NAMES!!
I need to know who the traitors ARE.
I envy you knowing Sessions. He is a kind man and i believe academically very smart, able to dice up a bill into coherency, lay open the motivations behind the dang thing and give a crystal clear account of the outcomes.
ALL this without calling names, or going ballistic. An amazing gentleman, who would make a brilliant president.
If all our senators and representatives were like Jeff, we wouldn’t be in this mess. He is smart, kind, and tough.
Sadly, the machine quashes gentlemen and scholars of the old school. I believe the civil tone and sharp intellect of Cruz is somewhat similar, though Cruz has a willingness to flare his attributes on a more politic stage, which naturally draws more fire. What do you think?
Sessions keeps his nose down and strictly on the business at hand popping up in formal channels only, like floor debate and in committee, quite armed and ready. This meeting with House staffers is definitly outside the box for this brilliant statesman.
This is something Cruz has done, but didn’t this time, which is kind of curious. It could mean many things, but one is that Jeff is low key with brains and may not draw the media fire, which distracts from a plan for action.
Just pondering here, because this could be big. Or, not.
They need to stop the GOPers from destroying the GOP.
Cruz is first class. Scares the dems and the rinos. I like his style his brains and his wit. I think Ted will help more conservative old school Republicans break rank from the rinos. I’ll stand with Ted all the way. My other senator Shelby is a little right of the rinos but not anywhere near as solid as Sessions. We will survive this but recovery will take a long time.
You are very optimistic and I am an awful cynic.
To me it almost seems there was some kind of Rohrsbacher Test imposed on Americans, similar to Pavlov’s dogs, that signaled to the Marxists that 2008 was the time to strike, that the American voter was finally shaped and dumbed down enough to accept the imposition of “fundamental change” to America and every single institution—to collapse, basically.
I certainly hope you are right and recovery is even possible at this hour. Thx, CG.
I am an optimist because I believe in God, I believe in the American People, and I believe in me. I wish Boehner and McConnell had the fortitude to slow the damage but they have less resolve than my 5 grandchildren, (all of them are pre-schoolers), but already smarter than a RINO or a DEM. Be strong and realistic and be positive. Don’t give up and don’t be a one issue voter in the mid-terms or the national elections. Vote for the best candidate no matter the party, but don’t stay home. Burn up the phone lines, donate what you can to any candidates you like even if you can’t vote for them because they are running for congress in another state. Do what you have to do to get the good guys elected. I donated more to out of state candidates in 2012, than I did to in state candidates. I did not donate to Romney because he was weak. But I did vote for him. I never stay home because it is my responsibility to vote or to shutup. I do not shut up. It’s 17.4 degrees in central Alabama.
Godspeed to these guys. The GOPe sees dollar signs at the expense of the country. Bastards.
Very nice post. Thanks, I will keep it in mind.
And enjoy winter(?) in ALABAMA! :) Rita
I need some global warming. I feel like I am back at McConnell AFB in the early 70s.