Skip to comments.Chamber Prez: GOP Has No Chance In 2016 If It Blocks Immigration Reform
Posted on 05/12/2014 4:46:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has strongly supported Republican candidates and priorities in recent years. So it was notable when its leader on Monday said the GOP shouldn't even bother to field a presidential nominee in 2016 if it doesn't pass immigration reform.
"If the Republicans don't do it they shouldn't bother to run a candidate in 2016. I mean, think about that. Think about who the voters are," Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue said at a Washington, D.C. panel about the economy and infrastructure.
Donohue said he believes immigration reform is still doable in 2014 even though it's an election year. The Republican-led House has signaled it won't act.
The Chamber supported the Senate-passed immigration bill and has called for visa reforms that make it easier for businesses to hire and retain skilled foreign workers.
I have backspaced several times on my comment. Sometimes, their idiocy just defies comment.
The chamber prez can take his little chamber maidens and shove them up his arse.
All of this is meant to demoralize.
Steady in the ranks!
Pass amnesty and it will no longer matter who of if the GOP runs anybody.
Reform immigration..........seal the BORDER!
He didn’t say that the have less chance if they do pass it.
Someone needs to tell the Chamber Prez that the GOP has no hope if they DO pass immigration reform that includes any sort of amnesty, path to citizenship, or grant of family privilege.
Right and Proper Immigration Reform:
1. Secure the Border.
2. See #1, above.
3. Deport illegals from wherever they are found.
4. Arrest and prosecute employers who knowingly hire them.
The GOP has no chance if it passes immigration reform. In fact, it probably has no chance period since the Immigration Act of 1965 and the 1986 amnesty have already made the Dems the permanent majority party.
We’re just about there as it is.
5. Reduce LEGAL IMMIGRATION to 250,000 a year or less.
Why have it at all if everyone sneaking in doesn't have to worry about deportation?
Oh wait, that would cause a lot of government parasites to lose their jobs. My bad.
I can’t seem to find a single new chamber of commerce backed candidate who has the stones to even mention immigration.
Who gives a crap what the President of the CoC says?
Maybe the chamber of commerce, and the GOP-e should pack up and move on down to mexico, seeing as how they just love the way they run things down there. They would get along just fine with the coyotes, drug traffickers, drug cartels, sweatshops, corrupt police, corrupt military, and money-launderers, and would be a good fit in the oligarchy mexican government.
If that’s true it’s time to break up the country and start again.
America is not a welfare state.
Engaging in newspeak?
No, Mr. Donohue. GOP Has NO chance if it passes Immigration Reform.
The GOP has at best a single-digit % chance of winning in 2016, so there’s NO payoff in submitting to the amnesty craze. Let the dems own that one.
Exactly. We don’t have to like it, but that’s the reality we face. Concentrate on the still-winnable down-ticket races.
This presents me with a real dilemma. What is more important to me? A bunch of Republican politicians or the destruction of American freedom and culture by allowing it to be overrun by a bunch of foreign freeloaders who are too cowardly to fight for their own countries?
I wonder why the Chamber of Commerce is so down on American workers. I guess we suck.
“4. Arrest and prosecute employers who knowingly hire them.”
You obviously don’t live in an area with a high concentration of illegal aliens or you never have to hire anybody.
The government will not police the border. That doesn’t mean I have to, or that I’m even allowed to.
The government will not police the interior and verify whether someone is legally in the country. Why does that mean I have to?
How does the government get to involuntarily deputize me to perform law enforcement functions?
I freely admit I am not QUALIFIED to look at someone’s passport and determine if it’s a fake. And I don’t want to. IT’S NOT MY JOB.
But if I refuse to take on this involuntary irrational outsourcing of law enforcement functions, or if I make a mistake, then I go to jail?
You need to rethink this.
Let's not kid ourselves. The COC will back Hitlery over a true conservative anyway. They want to be able to screw illegals by paying them $2 an hour and they want a Romney-ish RINO in the White House, but they will gladly play ball with the Clintoons rather than have a Tea Party conservative at the wheel. Let's institutionalize a conservative Congress and it won't matter which libtard they fraudulently put into the White House.
Most of the illegals in my neighborhood have much nicer cars than I do.
The only thing in the “Chamber” is a bullet aimed right at liberty.