Skip to comments.Top GOP donors tell party to legalize illegal immigrants
Posted on 07/30/2013 11:11:46 AM PDT by markomalley
Nearly a hundred top Republican officials sent a letter to the House GOP on Tuesday urging lawmakers to pass a bill that legalizes illegal immigrants, arguing that the current system is already allowing them to stay and so it makes sense to register them and bring them into the system.
The donors, led by former Bush administration Cabinet officials Carlos Gutierrez and Spencer Abraham, also said that immigrants are potential Republican voters who can be won over if the party can be seen as welcoming to immigrants.
Doing nothing is de facto amnesty. We need to take control of whom we let in our country and we need to make sure everybody plays by the same rules, the donors said in their letter.
They aimed their pitch at House Republicans, who are trying to figure out a way forward and find themselves trapped between angry rank-and-file voters who say legalizing illegal immigrants amounts to amnesty, and party elites and donors who say the GOP cannot survive nationally without embracing legalization as part of a strategy to win over Hispanic voters.
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Your voters walk (and form a third party)
” The donors, led by former Bush administration Cabinet officials Carlos Gutierrez and Spencer Abraham,”
Bush.......the gift that keeps on giving.
The big donors don’t control a lot of votes. Will those big donors donate enough money to gather not only a majority of illegals’ votes but the votes lost due to the lowering of economic opportunities and violation of rule-of-law that would drive away any sane conservative? The answer is a resounding NO!
Do these big donors realize that making illegals legal will raise the cost of those illegal workers?
Perhaps those big donors are mostly Democrats and this article overlooks that?
These are the corporatists who also want government health care.
“The donors, led by former Bush administration Cabinet officials Carlos Gutierrez and Spencer Abraham.”
Not surprised to hear that a Bush or Bushies is/are a part of this amensty push. They just can’t rest until the country is even more overrun with third world cheap labor and, as an added bonus, muslims.
Doing nothing is de facto amnesty.” One of Liar Rubio’s punchlines when he was acting as spokesmouth for Zuckerberg et al. Yes, Rubio, we can follow the money from the fat cat Republican lobbyists to your pockets.
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We need to know which exact companies they represent and boycott the hell out of them.
Yes, the old “we already have defacto amnesty so lets legalize them” argument. Even RAND PAUL has made that argument. Rubio swears (or at least swore) by it.
That may be so, but it was wanton neglect and greedy need for cheap, ignorant labor that put on those opaque ‘defacto’ sunglasses.
I don’t give a damn who you are; if you are one of these equivocators and I find out about it, I’ll drop you like a hot potato. I’ll boycott, speak out, condemn and not vote for any candidate you’ve bought with your blood money.
You ‘rich’ donors are traitors. You should be ashamed and slink on off to whatever haven you’ve built because your dead to me.
Sigh . . . it’s a shame there’s no opposition party in Washington, D.C.
You nailed it.
Immigration may just force the decision
The votes that money controls are the ones that make the Laws, or decide not to Enforce the Constitution OR Laws they don't like. Big money controls the votes in Government, and the Candidates that We The People are "given" to vote for....without the $$$$ and State-Run-Media, you get what the GOP-E (via the Donors' choices) and the Progressives (via their Donors' choices) to further enrich and reward their Companies and Executives with the Legislation and Rules they decide to provide them.
This is THE issue for me.
If the GOP takes this step then I am gone, gone, GONE. I suspect I am not alone.
I suspect not having any association will be a relief, since I will no longer feel I have stake in what the IDIOTS that run the party are doing.
Are these the same “big donors” who brought us two Bushes, Dole, McCain and Romney?
Elevenscore and seventeen years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great reverse auction, in which the political parties compete to see who can hand out citizenship in that nation most cheaply.
After I pick myself up off the floor from laughing my ass off...
I tell the young lady (always a lady) that when the GOPe stops targeting TEA Party candidates in primaries and start acting and voting like conservatives I won't send them a thin dime...
They tell me then Obama wins...I sadly inform them he is winning anyway because the GOPe is craven, gutless, spineless spork weasels
How naive can you get?
The attraction of the socialists (Dems)to voters is;
Vote for me I will get you someone else's money.
The Republican party doesn't offer that to voters like the socialists (Dems) do. I would expect over 90% of the legalized illegals to vote for the Dems (Socialists).
Also it shows a cynical disregard for our sovereignty - Tom
If I were looking for new family members to adopt, I don’t think those who broke into my house would be at the top of the list.
I couldn’t care less about a party, the GOP or any other. I care about PRINCIPLES. I care about the CONSTITUTION. I care about Personal responsibility and authority. I care about States Rights.
The GOP top donors can go do their business in a gay steam bath in Denmark where they should be doing it.