Skip to comments.GOP Leadership Plotting to Pass Amnesty in August, May Put AZ, TX in Play for Dems
Posted on 04/27/2014 8:04:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the House GOP Conference Chair, said that amnesty legislation could come to the floor by August.
Her comments come after multiple House Republicans have ramped up support for amnesty legislation and discussed bills they plan to introduce in the coming months.
I believe there is a path that we get a bill on the floor by August, McMorris Rodgers said, according to the Spokesman-Review. Were going to have to push that this is a legal status, not amnesty, she said.
According to NBC 5, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) "will soon introduce a bill that will establish a path to citizenship for the minor children of illegal immigrants and a guest worker program."
"If the only illegal act they committed was coming into the country without proper documentation we'd put them on a path to legalization," Barton said.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) said the Republican leadership is "as close as we have ever been" and, though "it is still a big, big, heavy lift... I think were going to get there.(continued)
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Get out there and vote GOP no matter what folks. It’s a lesser evil. The dems are worse.
GOP, bring back American companies, to do American jobs.
Stop sending American jobs to China.
Bring them home. Now.
Basically all of our elected people are POS whores. That’s our evolved system. Go & vote if it makes you feel worthy. For me it’s an insult.
Also, so long as the posters exist blaming me for not voting romney last election (as if I had any decent choice) and still have posting privilege; not one cent for me (and yup, I gave a whole lotta years before getting banned by one of JimRob's uppity mods). Figure it out on your own Robinson whilst allowing your site infected...
The GOP has joined the Democrats in declaring war on the American people.
The Republicans and the Democrats are two sides of the same coin.
It just gets worse and worse, the never ending betrayal.
Because massively increasing the number of Democrat voters is the top priority of leading Republican politicians.
Folks, if you are still fighting the gop dem battle folks, it is over. They are an amalgamation of the same.
Well come they did.. well at least they left Haiti. Many died trying to get here!
Clinton had to announce that he was cracking down and illegal immigrants from Haiti would no longer be allowed to stay. The deaths stopped.
Don't the ones promising amnesty see what they are doing -- how hype about amnesty have people dying to get here?
Whatever they are doing, their reasons are convoluted and certainly not for the betterment of the illegals.
Whatever they are doing, their reasons are convoluted and certainly not for the betterment of the illegals.
The stupid party won’t just put Tx and Az in play, it could put the House
in play, as well. It is possible that if the GOP passes amnesty, millions
and millions of conservatives will stay home and not turn out in 2014 in
protest. This could put many house races, which were once safe into play.
Does the GOP really want to risk the power they now have in the house
to satisfy the chamber of Commerence?
It appears they are willing to roll the dice.
Once again, the GOP is poised to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
study Minn and frankin and put that on a national scale...
My question is why do the (apparent) true conservatives in the GOP stay there, knowing full well what the Republican party's true colors are.
But Norm, we have to vote for the lessor evil. There is bad evil and very bad evil. There is a difference in bad evil and very bad evil. You know bad evil is better than very bad evil. Not much better but somewhat better. And you know bad evil is less than very bad evil.
I strongly agree with you on this.
The Tea Party badly needs to strike out, on its own.
Now. Maybe it will be as a splinter group, loyal to the GOP. Or maybe it will be as an entire new party.
But the Tea Party’s time has come.
Let me call her tomorrow.
I do not know. But I do know that my enthusiasm for even the couple we have been able to rely on thusfar wanes by the day.
% at most cannot change it from within. It is a fools erand. They need to leave and LEAD, not stay and be minimized by the rest.
People that continue, in light of the last few years, to elect more RINOs deserve the scorn they get. They liberalized the party by accepting liberal Republicans. fortunately many more by the day realize they were wrong and took responsibility by speaking against continuing to do it.
We are not the majority of the supposedly conservative wing. Here on FR and elsewhere. Ignore us and lose.
With leaders like those ‘leaders’ in Washington, who needs followers. We need leaders who will lead, including deporting ILLEGALS!!
Hey, Obama is worse than Hillary. Lets all vote for her cuZ she’s the lesser evil!
/Republican sycophant logic
And topics such as Benghazi will be real important to them. Princess Hillary in 2016 for $500, Alex.
GRRR...NOW the majority...NOW...
Sorry about that folks.
We don’t need a Third Party.
We need a SECOND PARTY!
Indeed! Right now we have Democrats and folks who call themselves conservatives but who will do their best to pass democrat legislation. I supposedly have two Republican Senators...John McCain and Jeff McFlake! I’m not sure how that differs from having two democrat senators.
Yup. the whining by the excuse brigade did not then and will not today explain how having an R behind ones names absolves them from identical democrat actions.
If we want liberals, lets vote for liberals. Why hide what we really want? Lets cut the crap and vote for open Democrats. Gays came out. The liberal Republicans in conservatism should too.
but if they did that they wouldn’t be here to disrupt us and keep us from coalescing behind a conservative that COULD beat them like a rented ‘donkey’ (that they are)
It appears that the GOP is conspiring with the Mexicans to turn the southwest over to Mexico. I see another Alamo in my future.
Pass amnesty and in three to five years pass it again for the newest illegal immigrants, repeat as often as necessary, and soon enough kiss our freedoms goodbye permanently. The majority of the world’s people do not believe that common men can govern themselves, or that human rights come from God. But, they do believe that government exists to pass out the material necessities of life for free.
Honestly? If we keep voting for our own demise like this, there is proof that we cannot govern ourselves and prefer living on our knees (not ‘us’ but the majority).
We SHOULD ALL be able to do just fine. We have a roadmap given to us 200+ years ago showing the way. But over half the country proved it cant or doesn’t want to govern itself in the last 2 elections and another chunk is ready to prove it again. This time with the Uniparty.
Serious question. If I say to you “Shoot your child or hang her”, do you do that or ignore me and save her?
you have a choice. Have the courage to make the choice to NOT vote for evil.
I think it is time to move to create a third party.
If we succeed in this effort, we can attempt to influence the larger Republican Party, to throw out these people who want to act exactly like Democrats.
If that does not succeed, we can oppose the GOP.
It is time.
Imagine if only this were done in 2008, how far along would we be now?
Which is why a few of us pushed for it a while back and took massive flack for it. But people had to feel enough pain.
Now they have. Lets hope it isn’t too late.
I stress however, my first point.
We should initially work to change the GOP.
However there is a very strong segment of the GOP which is now completely the opposite, of what it should be.
If they don’t change, then we will.
But we need to start on this.
They win if people get fed up and stop voting. Vote for the best conservative. Vote to destroy the RINO. If you lose, at least you tried. That’s better than giving up. Sometimes I honestly think the RINOs want us to get frustrated and walk away so that they can win the primaries. Don’t like the crap we face in November, i.e. Democrat versus Democrat-lite, then vote like your life depends on it!
I’ll go so far to say that it’s better to lose a couple seats in the House by voting against incumbent RINOs. If that is the only way to get rid of the likes of Boehner, so be it. However, you can’t do that if you waste your votes or don’t vote at all! In fact, the BEST time to vote is during primary elections when turn out is generally much lighter. That is the first, big shot at getting rid of RINOs.
If it comes down to the general election, the RINO has won the primary, and the RINO is doing grave damage to our causes, do whatever is necessary to defeat him. If that means a weak Democrat gets elected for one term to the House, it might be worth it, but you have to vote.
Tried it, it didn't work.
If he thinks anything will put Texas in play for the Dems this year, he hasn’t been to Texas and hasn’t talked to Texans.
Meanwhile, let’s concentrate on doing a little more housecleaning in the runoff - voting starts May 19. Time to retire Dewhurst.
Put the GOPe on suicide watch. They’ve Whigged out.
We have never tried that, from the standpoint of a new party forming.
That is credibility.
We need a voice. We currently do not have it, so we continue to argue with people who should be on our own side.
This is what I mean. We start our own party now.
Once this is done, then from the standpoint of a new party we approach the GOP and say we want to work WITH THEM.
It could be, at that point they listen to us because we’ve shown we are ready to go our own way.
It could however be, we need to ... go our own way.
What we need to do right now however, is start at the beginning. We need to start that process.
We need to initiate all the rest of what (may or may not) happen, by initiating a new party.
Right now. I am tired of these people so badly misrepresenting what I want them to say, and support.
Always they are wrong, anymore.
I see this particular discussion (voting for the lesser evil) as one similar to doctrine conflicts in churches. What’s the Bible say about those? It says we’re supposed to agree to disagree on issues that aren’t essential to salvation. Some Christians think it’s OK to have a beer. Others don’t. I’m in the former group, but I wouldn’t make fun of a Christian that abstained entirely from alcohol. In fact, I’d not touch the stuff at all if it hindered his walk.
So what does this have to do with voting? Conservatives who vote for the lesser of two evils are not any less conservative than those who don’t vote on principle. Each side should respect their fellow conservatives on the other side as meaning well. We are aligned on ideology, and we both want to make the country better. Our approaches differ, but we are on the same team.
Bottom line: People should probably carefully consider voting or not voting and do what they feel is best for the USA.
Im sure they will push towards amnesty but Cathy, Mario and Joe are not representative of the rank and file GOP. Cathy has promised amnesty before, Mario votes for every amnesty and Joe seems to think he is going to get the rank and file on board with Boehner-Schumer principles.
Just in time for the Nov 2014 vote.
The fear of communism from the 40s and 50s was real, and now controls the political class. Our republic is in the balance. Pray for America.
Obama is bullying these losers...us would have lost ww2 if cowards like this woman had any power...he has their nsa files
So illegal Mexicans and high tech visa workers can have jobs. LOL.
Agree....just wish it wasn't between Dewberry and Dan Patrick :(
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