How is the TEA Party winning the immigration fight?
Obama already won, they’re here and they are probably going to stay here and get welfare forever.
TEA Party can’t change that right now.
“How is the TEA Party winning the immigration fight?”
My view is that they wanted to get ALL these people on the voter rolls before November, to counter our votes, republican votes, whatever. And then, THE RIGHT people could get elected, now and forever.
But they will not be on the voter rolls in November, at least not LEGALLY.
They tried everything possible with this thing. In 2006, they started in the Senate, and to appease the shaky ones, they passed the Secure Fence Act separately, then for Amnesty. Well, then it failed in the House. So having not gotten Amnesty, they defunded and gutted the Secure Fence Act, probably thinking that the flood would continue and FORCE the approval of Amnesty.
Then in 2007, they tried again, this time getting it through the House FIRST. But then it failed to get through the Senate.
We all know the story about last year. In the wake of the presidents reelection and the democrats keeping the senate, they were going to force Amnesty on the House republicans, by getting “70 votes in the Senate”. And they had their whisper campaign, that republicans couldn’t ever win unless they voted for Amnesty.
But we held the line, and it wasn’t passed in the House last year. The Obamacare/Shutdown took up lots of time. And we foiled the Establishment’s plan to pass it after the primaries by taking out their head schemer, Eric Cantor.
And now the issue is TOXIC to democrats. The supposed groundswell in support of Amnesty never happened and we forced the republicans to (despite themselves) not fall into the blame trap. Politicians will now be looking over their shoulders.
So bottom line, the Tea Party is winning the immigration fight by thwarting their desired legislation. The rest, welfare, etc., we’ll have to deal with.
So if he does sign an executive order making 5-10 million illegals legal, can a new President reverse that EO? Then all these new "Obama citizens" will be rounded up by the new President and sent home? Hardly!