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Here comes the cavalry: Big-money GOP groups, donors bolster pro-amnesty Republicans
HotAir ^ | Tuesday July 2, 2013

Posted on 07/02/2013 12:54:50 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Business interests want to expand the supply of cheap labor. Republican leaders want a magic bullet that’ll supposedly start to make them competitive again with Latino voters. No one but no one wants the party’s biggest young Latino star to have his presidential hopes dashed before he’s even begun to run — except of course for the handful of jerks like me who think lying bald-faced to your constituents on a key issue to get elected is a dealbreaker.

It’s time for the Republican establishment to say, “Thanks, Marco.”

Fox News viewers in Florida will see a new commercial in the coming weeks urging them to call Senator Marco Rubio. “Thank him for keeping his promise, and fighting to secure the border,” a narrator says in the ad, which is paid for by the conservative American Action Network.

Another group, Americans for a Conservative Direction, led by former Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi and other top Republicans, has been running ads in Iowa lately that implore those watching to “stand with Marco Rubio to end de facto amnesty.”…

[M]any of the most powerful and well-financed forces in the party are moving to provide cover for the Florida senator and Republicans like him who are pushing to overhaul the nation’s immigration system…

As the party assesses its chances for the 2016 presidential campaign, many Republican strategists believe that they need as robust a primary field as possible, with more than just one or two viable potential contenders.

Americans for Prosperity also made Rubio the keynote speaker at its annual conference. He’s not the only one benefiting from this PR bankroll— but Rubio’s become the face of reform and therefore has the most to lose as the grassroots backlash builds.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; bigdonors; establishment; gangof8; illegals; paulryan; randsconcerntrolls; rubio

1 posted on 07/02/2013 12:54:50 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

The big GOP money is mostly pro gay marriage, pro abortion, and pro amnesty.


2 posted on 07/02/2013 12:56:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Where’s the Fence!


3 posted on 07/02/2013 12:57:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Bigtigermike

FUMR!! TRAITOR!!


4 posted on 07/02/2013 12:57:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Bigtigermike

SMOKE THE PHONE LINES OF ALL 435 CONGRESSCRITTERS

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Repeatedly

5 posted on 07/02/2013 12:57:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Bigtigermike

” Another group, Americans for a Conservative Direction, led by former Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi and other top Republicans, has been running ads in Iowa lately that implore those watching to “stand with Marco Rubio to end de facto amnesty.”… “

I’m gonna puke for 10 straight hours!


6 posted on 07/02/2013 12:58:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: Bigtigermike

“Business interests” are in for a rude awakening. At the Amnestista fiesta there are going to be two tables. One to register all the new DemocRATS, the other to sign them up as SEIU members. Good luck with that “cheap labor” thing, GOOBs.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 12:59:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former member of the GOP useful idiot voter base.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Let them.

The source of $$$$ is not a bottomless vault!


8 posted on 07/02/2013 1:01:03 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Bigtigermike

Make a list. If at real Third Party gets off the ground its imperative to keep these Big Money Donors and their RINO puppets out or we’ll end up in the same mess.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 1:02:55 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Bigtigermike

Haley Barbour, the idiot who pardoned murderers and other criminals without notifying their victims or victims families.

That this idiot is being aided by the GOP is evidence of their stupidity.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 1:03:05 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The thing that pisses me off is the fact that we protect them from the marxists only to have them turn around and screw us by pimping amnesty.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 1:03:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bigtigermike

There’s not doubt now. They are intentionally putting a wedge between conservatives and the old-style go-along, get-along republicans who want to continue the Welfare State. The 2006 immigration reform, the 2007 immigration reform, McCain’s nomination, Romney’s nomination, now immigration reform again. The use of the IRS to dry up wallets so that only moderates or liberals win.

It’s an intentional plan to marginalize, demoralize, and demonize conservative thought. They are rebuilding the American Consensus that was shattered by Goldwater and Reagan. Long live the Thomas Deweys, the George Bushes, the Howard Bakers, the Gerald Fords the Bob Doles and all that think like them.


12 posted on 07/02/2013 1:06:57 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Bigtigermike

The real Republican Party exposed. Always ready to appease and sell out to Democrats.

They want our money and our support, but they don’t want our principles. I’m done with the GOP.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 1:07:31 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: cripplecreek

Also pro-Greenie and One World agendas and anti-2nd Amendment.


14 posted on 07/02/2013 1:07:38 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: Bigtigermike
How much longer can I allow myself to be played a sucker and keep my self respect? Reagen did the nation a disservice, although not directly his fault. Reagan restored the credibility of the Republican Party, but Reagan was an anomaly, the Republican Party of 2013 is the REAL Republican Party.

I understand abused spouse syndrome now.

15 posted on 07/02/2013 1:08:57 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: attiladhun2

I was actually just looking at the big 3 but yes some of the big money GOP donors support other liberal/progressive policies.

One of my favorite big money donors is Foster Freiss. He’s pretty solid on most of the conservative thought but gets a little weak on immigration.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 1:11:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bigtigermike

I am SO ready for the start of the Freedom Party. Screw the Gee Oh Pee.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 1:11:49 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: cripplecreek

The thing that pisses me off is the fact that we protect them from the marxists only to have them turn around and screw us by pimping amnesty.


The beltway GOP leadership are pimping out middle class america not just a bill.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 1:11:52 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: cotton1706

Regan is not the Conservative hero everyone makes him out to be. Abandoning tradional education in favor of “workforce” education, green initiatives, and the agenda 21 project were all begun under his administration. His administration was packed with one-worlders, esp. in the Dept of Ed.


19 posted on 07/02/2013 1:13:04 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: Bigtigermike

The Republic is dead, long live the Empire.


20 posted on 07/02/2013 1:13:38 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Never forget Reagan was burdened with the NWO/Rockyfeller GHWBush who is rumored to have put the hit on RR that almost killed him and certainly took a lot of steam out of his presidency. FUGB!


21 posted on 07/02/2013 1:14:04 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m convinced a genuinely conservative candidate who states his/our case clearly would defeat a wellfunded squish GOP-e,maybe Im naive but buying a conservative vote is more difficult than a liberal one. I’m a Mississippi native and can’t comprehend Barbours position at all,which runs counter to the vast majority of Mississippi Republicans. Our position won’t change, but he will line his pockets anyway win or lose


22 posted on 07/02/2013 1:14:18 PM PDT by radioactivereb ("I'm tryin' to think but nothin' happens!"-Curly Howard)
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To: Gay State Conservative

TO RUBIO, BARBOUR & CREW....GTH!


23 posted on 07/02/2013 1:16:46 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Bigtigermike

The GOP recedes in my rear-view mirror as 6 years has passed since I registered as a Republican. I still vote for conservatives when I can find them.

I’m lost as to why a conservative would stay with this party, which hasn’t thrown cons a bone in years.


24 posted on 07/02/2013 1:17:53 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: lodi90

And then there’s muslim brotherhood supporting Grover Norquist sitting out there untouched because only one woman has had the stones to take him on.


25 posted on 07/02/2013 1:19:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RginTN
Speaking of $$, here's another "GOP" amnesty group...

From Wikipedia...

Republicans for Immigration Reform is a SuperPAC which aims at pushing for immigration reform in the United States and improving the Republican Party’s standing among Hispanics.[1]

Promoted in early 2012 by former US Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez,[1] its advocates hope it will help repair the political damage left by years of anti-illegal-immigrant rhetoric that has dominated GOP primaries and alienated crucial Hispanic voters.[2] Another important supporter is Charles Spies, a member of the PAC Restore Our Future.[1] Gutierrez believes that "the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesn't belong"

26 posted on 07/02/2013 1:20:54 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Bigtigermike

The GOPe. Liberals who don’t like flag burning.


27 posted on 07/02/2013 1:20:56 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: attiladhun2

No politician is perfect. But Reagan wasn’t just conservative, he was A conservative. He was a movement conservative who, to their horror, bucked the republican establisment and the normal established way of doing things and tore them asunder.

In the long line of repulican nominees from the Depression to today (Landon, Willkie, Dewey, Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Bush, Dole, Bush, McCain, Romney), only two stand out that either shook things up or would have (Goldwater and Reagan). The rest were the same old thing.


28 posted on 07/02/2013 1:21:17 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SMARTY

Boycott those businesses if you can.


29 posted on 07/02/2013 1:21:49 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative
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To: Bigtigermike

Both Parties play the tribal skin tone game now.


30 posted on 07/02/2013 1:22:00 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
I’m lost as to why a conservative would stay with this party, which hasn’t thrown cons a bone in years.

Because the Republicans are,at worst,the lesser of two evils.The undeniable reality is that in a given election...for major offices,at least...one of those two evils will prevail.Case in point...Perot,20% of the popular vote...0.00000% of the Electoral vote.When forced to choose between painful,terminal cancer and a serious case of pneumonia I'll take the pneumonia despite the fact that I'd rather have neither of them.

31 posted on 07/02/2013 1:25:34 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: attiladhun2

You forgot to mention Reagan and his GHWB, O’Connor, Kennedy, Jas. Baker, III, it’s not as long a list as the bushes have, but it is there. The late Howard Phillips was warning about Reagan asleep at the switch as early as 1982.


32 posted on 07/02/2013 1:30:36 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: lodi90
we protect them from the marxists only to have them turn around and screw us by pimping amnesty

Similar to the "GREATEST GENERATION" going to Europe and Asia to fight socialists and then adopting socialism once they return home.

33 posted on 07/02/2013 1:33:50 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Bigtigermike

I will hold my nose and vote for them most times over a Rat, but the RepubliCommie Party will never get another red cent from me. We need a good ole fashioned populist candidate that can point fingers at the kleptocratic practices of both sides. I’m about ready to start throwing $h!+.


34 posted on 07/02/2013 1:33:54 PM PDT by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: iopscusa

The Reagan Administration was lousy with Bush operatives. His Chief of Staff was the Bush Family Consigliere James Baker for crips sake!


35 posted on 07/02/2013 1:45:19 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Bigtigermike

“Follow the money”. It’s still the truth.


36 posted on 07/02/2013 2:26:35 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Bigtigermike

This is why we’re going to lose. GOPe wants cheap workers, and the Dems want cheap votes. It’s not a country for American’s any more.


37 posted on 07/02/2013 2:30:16 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Bigtigermike
I heard a couple of these ads today.......

While listening to Rush....via 89WLS Chicago.

Sickening lies....is what I heard.

38 posted on 07/02/2013 2:40:57 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis)
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To: Bigtigermike
Here comes the cavalry: Big-money GOP groups, donors bolster pro-amnesty Republicans
Would these be the same dodnors that thought Romney was a shoe in to beat Obama?
39 posted on 07/02/2013 3:15:43 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Bigtigermike

You don’t support some troll like rubio who cares more about commie mexicans than he does his conservative base, which includes mostly white folk. Rubio is a worm, a racist and a 70 IQ moron.

Screw the RINOs. We’re taking you down...


40 posted on 07/02/2013 5:04:58 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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