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Posted on 01/28/2014 1:58:43 AM PST by iowamark
Comes news that House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy has endorsed comprehensive legalization for persons unlawfully in this country, and predicts the entire House leadership team may follow suit.
Presumably, the leadership epiphany will be embodied in the immigration principles which House Speaker John Boehner will unveil at this years appropriately named Republican retreat.
Thus, this package is expected to include:
-a legalization pathway to amnesty, in which between 1.7 million and 11.5 million illegals will be brought out of the shadows and given every incentive to work day and night in order to destroy Republicans and elect Democrats;
-a GOP-backed healthcare.gov for jobs, in which every American will have to get the governments go-ahead in order to work, even in menial jobs like babysitters and gardeners;
-a delusional notion that Barack Obama can be trusted to secure the borders when its no longer in his political interest to do so; and
-specialized visas which will be nothing more than enormous amnesty loopholes.
Boehner & co. have openly publicized that they intend to do this in late spring, right after most primary filings have closed and the supposedly stupid Tea people presumably cant do anything about it.
Which raises this issue: Given that Boehners staff, on the front page of every major American newspaper, has already told us he intends to kick us in the groin, why not force GOP House members to openly embrace or reject this strategy now? If I were Senator Jeff Sessions (or an anti-amnesty leader in the House), I would circulate a letter now asking members top either repudiate this devious gambit or, by not signing, confess that this is exactly what they intend to do.
But two-step amnesty is only one of the four cornerstones of Boehners Tower of Babel. Here are the four:
PATHWAY TO AMNESTY: As bad as instant amnesty would be, its probably less bad than two-step amnesty.
Under the Boehner proposal, between 1.7 and 11.5 million illegals would be formally insulated from prosecution. And for these legalistas, the pathway to their future would become spending 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, working to elect Democrats and to maintain Harry Reids control of the Senate so that they can receive the badge of full amnesty citizenship.
Once granted citizenship, according to one poll, 88% will vote for Democrats. That number will go even higher if, in the short term, promotion from legalization to citizenship rests on electing Democrats. But, either way, the country goes the way of California and the GOP dies an ignominious self-inflicted death.
The Republican base is highly motivated to throw out Democrats and take the Senate in 2014 particularly those who hate ObamaCare and love the Second Amendment.
But the legalistas would be an even more highly-motivated counterweight that could be the one thing to dislodge Republicans from the House and speed Barack Obamas ascent to Mount Rushmore.
Remember the immigration advocates who descended on John Boehner during breakfast? Remember the chants of Obamas campaign slogan (Yes we can) from the Senate galleries? Imagine these people, multiplied by a million, freed from all inhibitions and organized as a political force.
Bottom line: If GOP congressmen wish to eat breakfast in peace and hold town hall meetings without being ambushed, they will resist the pathway to amnesty.
HEALTHCARE.GOV FOR JOBS: The good news: Given the events of the last four months, only a moron would want to condition employment on logging onto and being approved by a federal computer website.
The bad news: There are plenty of morons around.
One additional observation: We have seen, with guns, that, over time, when you condition a constitutional right on getting the go-ahead from a government database, that go-ahead is eventually denied for political purposes.
In the wake of the IRS scandal, does anyone not see the potential harm which would come from requiring the government to give its assent before you can work?
VISAS WITH BENEFITS (LOOPHOLES WAITING TO HAPPEN): There are various drafts dealing with agriculture and high-tech visas. Under some, if you can claim you were an agricultural worker over 26 weeks a year for a fixed number of years, you are on the pathway to citizenship.
TRUST-ME OBAMA: Does anyone not understand why the Senate bill does not contain objective measurements of border security from an objective arbiter as a condition for amnesty? Enough said.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE? House and Senate Republicans opposed to amnesty all of whom have read, on the front page of every American newspaper, that John Boehner intends to smother them in their sleep should begin circulating a letter now opposing Boehners principles.
For those whose secret commitment to a post-filing ambush makes them unable to sign such a letter, well, we know what to do.
...let’s just legalize everything - and when the masses rise up to protect values and responsibility - we’ll see who’s let standing...and after the great progressive purge is completed - then maybe we can get back to traditional US values that made this country great and unique without all the BS that has been eroding it over the last 4 decades!
Sanity better prevail among the Republicans or every republican voter will stay home on election day and let the traitors be eaten alive by democrats.
Electing bambi - Twice!
“...between 1.7 million and 11.5 million illegals...”
I think it’s a LOT higher than that.
“...lets just legalize everything - and when the masses rise up to protect values and responsibility - well see whos let standing.”
Do we really want to take that gamble, knowing that half the population is beholden to the fedgov largesse on which they’ve come to depend? Knowing that a great majority of the elected class has no values on which they will stand resolute?
Sure. Bring it.
If they want to stick their finger in our eye, then turn about is fair play.
The result of a dhimmi house is that the inevitable revolution happens sooner rather than later.
It will be like the walking dead!
Govt dependent welfare junkies are the most lazy and unorganized people in the world...if they weren’t killed in the first week - they would starve to death by the second...it’s the kids I worry about - they should not have to suffer the pathetic excuse of parent(s) that they were born to...
“It will be like the walking dead!”
How many government agencies now have weapons? How many local police forces now have swat teams and tanks?
Your thinking is that these agencies will turn on US Citizen - few might - but the majority will not...Obama and his socialist elite are not well liked nor are unconstitutional orders...I put my faith in the US citizen - and those cops and soldiers - are just that - US Citizens...despite a few who are operating outside of the law - there are many who are not and are waiting...
How many service members will honor their oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”?
The statist bastards have little chance without the support of a majority of the armed forces.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
If the GOP is complicit in this amnesty fiasco, either by taking up the Senate bill or through some piecemeal slight of hand with a series of House bills such as we hear are being cooked up this week, the GOP will cease to exist. It will not survive through the 2016 elections. The people will shun the over-tanned, glad-handing, backslapping quislings and look elsewhere for leaders who actually have the spine for the fight. Make no mistake - to me and many, many others, amnesty is the GOP's Rubicon. Cross it at your electoral peril.
They have been trying to secure the border since 1986 and some 28 years later it’s still not secured. I hardly think this time it will be any different.Immigration reform, is not going to keep millions of others from coming here.