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.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
That was my question. What will the GOP do for votes? The illegals aren't going to vote for them, and I'll never vote GOP again.
Plus Ford, Nixon, Eisenhower, Rockefeller and Dewey before them . . .
“Rampant deficit spending and criminal values don’t end at the Rio Grande.”
or something like that.
The corporations took over our government, and individual people be damned. Substandard health care, ubiquitous monitoring and invasion of privacy, lower standard of living for most and only the best for a select few.
This is all the bad parts of Capitalism (yes, there are a few) only on steroids. See, when you go too far down the coporatist path, you end up nearly with communism. Politics and economic systems are not linear, they are circular.
What good did the BIG DONORS do for us in 2012? As far as I’m concerned, if they sit out 2016, that makes it harder for some GOPe type to spend all that money attacking conservatives in the primaries.
I don’t care WHAT the big donors are represented by what lobbyists, there is NOTHING I can’t do without.
Lettuce, tomatoes, grapes, wine, chicken, citrus, I can live without ALL of it.
I like Greg Gutfeld’s idea: give them Detroit.
If illegals can make that city work, they deserve to stay.
The top donors are the RNC, I received a call for money from the RNC this morning and declined. I told them I consider myself a Republican but the party is abdoning me and the Conservatives. They said they needed money to pay for projects that would bring more Conservative voters to the party but couldn’t be more specific. I told him they just use the word conservative when talking to Conservatives when they are trying to raise money.
Tokyo Rove, rich, liberal bastards and corporate scum lobby Republican congresscritters for amnesty.
” dont care WHAT the big donors are represented by what lobbyists, there is NOTHING I cant do without.
Lettuce, tomatoes, grapes, wine, chicken, citrus, I can live without ALL of it.”
The difference in cost of one head of lettuce picked by an illegal at 8.00 an hour, and a union picker earning 15.00 an hour is 6 cents.
Dubya and Jeb are going all out once again for amnesy....its all they do.
They’re afraid they’ll lose re-election if they vote against amnesty. But they’ll lose if they vote for amnesty because all the people they give amnesty to will vote for democrats. Guess which way they’ll vote.
” Legalizing illegal aliens would damage this country extensively.”
It would destroy it, under THIS proposed amnesty. With chain migration, we will have 100 million unskilled, illiterate slobs living here.
I will be there and will fight as hard as I can... she and Levin just need to say NOW!
85% according to Gallup.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.