Theodore's World: Total Idiots! GOP Leadership Plotting to Pass Amnesty in August, May Put AZ, TX in Play for Dems

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April 28, 2014

Total Idiots! GOP Leadership Plotting to Pass Amnesty in August, May Put AZ, TX in Play for Dems

GOP Leadership Plotting to Pass Amnesty in August, May Put AZ, TX in Play for Dems

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the House GOP Conference Chair, said that amnesty legislation could come to the floor by August.

Her comments come after multiple House Republicans have ramped up support for amnesty legislation and discussed bills they plan to introduce in the coming months.

“I believe there is a path that we get a bill on the floor by August,” McMorris Rodgers said, according to the Spokesman-Review. “We’re going to have to push that this is a legal status, not amnesty,” she said.

According to NBC 5, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) "will soon introduce a bill that will establish a path to citizenship for the minor children of illegal immigrants and a guest worker program."

"If the only illegal act they committed was coming into the country without proper documentation we'd put them on a path to legalization," Barton said.

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) said the Republican leadership is "as close as we have ever been" and, though "it is still a big, big, heavy lift... I think we’re going to get there.”

“I think we finally have the policy right,” Diaz-Balart told Roll Call. "And what we’re finding is more and more people out there as they’re seeing it, different aspects of the policy, are starting to say, ‘Hey, that is something that makes sense.’”

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) wrote to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who has said he was "hellbent" on passing amnesty and mocked conservative opponents who opposed it, to let him know that he would support amnesty legislation because it would help the party.

“It would be in our country’s national interest as well as the interest of our party if this could be achieved and I want to assure you of my support as this effort goes forward,” King wrote to Boehner.

But studies and polls suggest that amnesty legislation, in addition to lowering the wages of American workers, would go against the political interest of Republicans, contrary to the claims made by amnesty proponents.

According to a Washington Post report, amnesty legislation could put states like Arizona and Texas in play for Democrats.

In addition, two national polls, conducting by NBC News/Wall Street Journal and ABC News/Washington Post, have also found that a plurality of Americans are less likely to vote for candidates who support amnesty legislation.

And when Republicans like Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) promote granting work visas to all of the country's illegal immigrants and allowing them to remain in the country, he is promptly greeted the next day by Hispanic leaders in Wisconsin who call him "offensive."

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who recently said not passing amnesty is "a stain on America's honor," said last year that amnesty proponents would make a final push for legislation after the GOP primaries, many of which are in May and June, are done. Prominent Democrats like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) have said that this year is the last chance to pass sweeping amnesty legislation.

And though momentum for amnesty legislation has stalled after Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted the GOP leadership's "immigration principles," as amnesty, the Republican leadership seems intent on making that final push for amnesty legislation during this Congress.

Wild Thing's comment..............

It won’t just put Tx and Az in play, it could put the House in play, as well. It is possible that if the GOP passes amnesty, millions and millions of conservatives will stay home and not turn out in 2014 in
protest. This could put many house races, which were once safe into play.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 28, 2014 12:55 AM


When I was blessed to discover Wild Thing & Sir Nick & Theodore Nation during the W administration, the fact is that the GOPhers had the Oval Office, House of Reps & US Senate from 2001 - 2004 and laid down! They turned the other cheek and got socially and politically sodomized!! They did NOT secure the borders... Now it's all about ignoring the US Constitution and BUYING / POSTURING for VOTES!!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at April 28, 2014 08:51 AM

This is spitting in the face of the thousands of people throughout the world who are waiting to legally immigrate to America. Because of votes, they're telling these law abiding folks they don't matter because they want to court the criminal element.

Jeb Bush says that illegals who come here do so out of an act of love. The sad thing is that Rick Perry agreed with him.

Posted by: BobF at April 28, 2014 09:19 AM

Patriot Bob, Frau Vader is from West Germany and she fulfilled the LEGAL process to become / EARN American citizenship! WE THE PEOPLE have been spat upon and crapped on LONG ENOUGH by GOPhers and Libtards... YES I am PROUD not to be politically correct...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at April 28, 2014 12:19 PM

I am getting damn fed up with Repubs. They are becoming more like Dems. If Perry runs and he supports amnesty then he may not get my vote. In fact I am so fed up with Repubs I may start looking at Libertarians. If they are also screwed up I may just not vote. The lesser of two evils seems to just get us more evil.

The Repubs held the White House and both houses of Congress from 2000-2006. They blew it. I don't really expect them to have that chance again in my remaining lifetime. Most of their leadership was of the presnt day Boehner ilk. Compromisers and reachers across the aisle. To hell with them.

Hey Darth, where ya been? Welcome back.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at April 28, 2014 01:00 PM

The socialist moonbats from the planet Uranus held me captive but I made a great escape (Nick was my wingman).... I have concluded that in today's $17 trillion Black Hole of DEBT we only have two political entities: CONSERVATIVE and LIBERAL - period...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at April 29, 2014 12:37 PM