Skip to comments.Reality Is Crashing Down On GOP Leaders' Amnesty Plan
Posted on 01/27/2014 4:07:33 PM PST by jimbo123
Immigration: Anti-amnesty Republicans prepare for an intra-party war, while wiser voices tell House Speaker John Boehner to drop immigration for 2014. Disunity going into this year's elections would be inexcusable.
Thanks to the ObamaCare debacle and the IRS, Benghazi and other scandals, Republicans will almost surely drub the Democrats in this year's midterm elections. They'll hold on to the House of Representatives and maybe even win control of the Senate.
So why spoil it all by fighting a bloody internecine battle on immigration?
"If there's one thing that could blow up GOP chances for a good 2014," warns the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, not known as an anti-amnesty firebrand, "it would be an explosive debate over immigration in the House."
Covering much the same ground we covered earlier last week, Kristol writes: "The only sure way to avoid such a debate is not to let anything onto the floor in the first place" because "there really is no need to act this year on immigration" anyway.
Otherwise, the result will be "a circular GOP firing squad, instead of a nicely lined-up one shooting together and in unison at ObamaCare and other horrors of big government liberalism."
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Sor0s funds McCain...it’s a fact.
McCain isn’t the only McCain, i.e., is a sell-out traitor who builds his castle, digs his moat and expects us to serve him. And, the McCains, of which, Boehner, Cantor, Graham, McConnel are examples, make $$$ by CHOOSING to be in the minority...yes, the minority. They make more $$$ making deals and selling out then by fighting for the Constitution and the republic.
Yep, it is too much work to try to win, and, you don’t make as much $$$. That, is why.
There ya go.
Comprehensive border controls.
I want a comprehensive fence and a comprehensive bounty on invasion forces.
John ‘LaRaza’ Boehner is looking increasingly stoop-id, now even outside of the party base, who were the very first to have had many a laugh at his expense, for a very long time.
The last time Bill made any sense was when he told Juan McLame to pick Sarah Palin over his buddy Joe Lieberman as a running mate back in 2008. In six more years will he come out for the flat tax or the Tea Party?
I'm taking bets.
If I even have a hint that one of my Reps or other candidates for ANY office is even thinking about jumping in the AMNESTY bandwagon, they are through as far as I am concerned.
John Cornyn is already there.
Any immigration bill passed out of the House is a Trojan Horse for the Dems. The bill will go to conference and be matched with the Gang of 8 bill.
And the GOP House border security bill put forth by Chairman McCaul is a disaster full of holes. No bill is better than any immigration bill coming out of the House.
stoop-id or working for the other side to make sure that the Republicans lose in 2014.
WAY less than Comprehensive.
Don't count on it. The GOPe excels at snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory.
What Sweet Krystol does not say is millions of conservatives have walked
away from the GOP already and TENS of millions more conservatives will
walk away from the GOP too if amnesty is passed.
If anything, this illustrates the utter stupidity and tone deafness of the current GOP leadership in the House and Senate.
To even consider anything to do with immigration in this election year is beyond idiocy.
The general public does not regard this issue important at all.
The GOPe had better get it’s collective head out of the ass of the corporatist lobby and decide who the hell it is they are supposed to be serving.
>> Thanks to the ObamaCare debacle and the IRS, Benghazi and other scandals, Republicans will almost surely drub the Democrats in this year’s midterm elections.
It should be EASY. But the LaRaza Republicans will not hear of it. They are going to sink the Republicans FOREVER.
Three weeks after the 1994 elections, Soros announced that he intended to do something about the distortion of our electoral process by the excessive use of TV advertising.2 That something would be campaign-finance reform.
Starting in 1994, Soros’s Open Society Institute (OSI) and a few other leftist foundations began bankrolling front groups and so-called experts whose aim was to persuade Congress to swallow the fiction that millions of Americans were clamoring for campaign-finance reform.
The stated purpose of McCain-Feingold was to purge politics of corruption by: (a) putting restrictions on paid advertising during the weeks just prior to political elections, and (b) tightly regulating the amount of money that political parties and candidates could accept from donors.
But Soros’s motive becomes clear when we look at the types of organizations whose fundraising activities were left unaffected by McCain-Feingold. These were 527 committees;nonprofits named after Section 527 of the IRS code ;which, unlike ordinary PACS, were not required to register with the FEC. Run mostly by special-interest groups, these 527s were technically supposed to be independent of, and unaffiliated with, any party or candidate.
Once McCain-Feingold was in place, Soros and his political allies collaborated to set up a network of 527 committees ready to receive the soft money that individual donors and big labor unions normally would have given directly to the Democratic Party.
What I do not get about all these and other similar reports, is the GOP has not proposed or even floated anything since they screwed up with the senate bill.
All I keep hearing is nothing big can or will happen as both sides are now heavily dug in on this issue.
According to The Huffington Post, in an article published during McCains 2008 presidential run, Soros funded the McCains Reform Institute, a nonpartisan 501c3 organization focused on promoting accountability and transparency in government, while the senator was still with the organization.
The Huffington Post article also referenced two Talking Points Memo reports: One indicated that Soros gave the Reform Institute $150,000; another said Soros Open Society Institute in 2002 gave $300,000 in grants to groups defending McCains campaign finance law against legal challenges to it.
With millions of people out of work, with record low “labor participation rates”, why would anyone consider legalizing 20 million illegals?
Secure the border. Enforce the law. Let the chips fall where they may.
An investigative author says George Soros used Sen. John McCain to push for limits on issue advertising by grass-roots groups because he was upset over the cataclysmic failure of Hillarycare, the all-encompassing government health-care program proposed during Bill Clintons first term as president.
The author, Richard Poe, whose earlier publications include Hillarys Secret War: The Clinton Conspiracy to Muzzle Internet Journalists, told WND that Soros later funded the senators Reform Institute because of their work together on the McCain-Feingold Act.
According to the author, Soros devised McCain-Feingold in 1994 in response to the failure of Hillarycare, the universal health-care program Hillary Clinton championed.
Hillary, Soros and other Democrats blamed the defeat of Hillarycare on television advertising and, as a result, Soros resolved to choke off access to the TV airwaves to those opponents, Poe told WND.
in their book, The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party, co-authors David Horowitz and Poe trace Soros determination to push for campaign finance reform back to a speech Soros gave at Columbia Universitys school of medicine on Nov. 30, 1994.
In their book, Horowitz and Poe argued that Soros had a covert purpose, both in supporting Hillarycare and in funding the Project on Death in America, namely, to save money by rationing health care.
Health-care rationing was the essence of Hillarys health plan in 1994, just as it is today, Poe said, when Hillary now promises to slash medical spending in America by $120 billion per year.
Poe told WND that Soros plan came to fruition with his funding of Arianna Huffingtons Shadow Conventions, which were designed to be held at the same time and in the same cities as the Republican and Democratic national nominating conventions in Philadelphia and Los Angeles in 2000.
Sen. Russ Feingold was the keynote speaker at the Los Angeles Shadow Convention during the Democratic Partys national nominating convention, while John McCain gave the keynote speech in Philadelphia during the Republican Partys national nominating convention.
An archived transcript from CNN shows McCain delivered the keynote address for Huffingtons Shadow Convention on July 30, 2000, two days before he addressed the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.
In their book The Shadow Party, Horowitz and Poe document what they call Pewgate, a successful effort by Soros Open Society Institute to get Pew Charitable Trusts to lead a group of foundations to contribute $140 million to promote campaign finance reform from 1994 to 2004.
Without funding from George Soros Open Society Institute and other Pewgate foundations, the Shadow Conventions could not and would not have occurred, any more than McCain-Feingold could eventually have passed into law, wrote Horowitz and Poe.
The Reform Institute opened its doors in July 2001, with John McCain listed as chairman on the organizations homepage and Arianna Huffington listed as a member of the Advisory Committee.
McCains Reform Institute for Campaign and Election Issues received generous funding from several Pewgate foundations, including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. Revocable Trust, and George Soros Open Society Institute, wrote Horowitz and Poe in The Shadow Party.