Jan Brewer: This Gang of Eight bill is a victory for Arizona

posted at 3:21 pm on June 24, 2013 by Allahpundit

Ready for the kicker?

Stupidity or something worse? Border security doesn’t “come first” in the Gang of Eight bill, of course; it comes before green-card eligibility but after probationary legalization, which is why Rand Paul, for instance, can’t support it. Illegals are granted a legal claim to staying here before anything happens on the border. Which leaves three possibilities. One: Brewer’s confused about what the bill says. That seems … doubtful. She’s the governor of a border state; almost no one is more interested in finding out precisely what the bill says than she is. Two: Brewer’s deliberately misleading the public at the behest of national Republicans who need prominent so-called “border hawks” like her to reassure low-information (a.k.a. dumb) GOPers that the bill is awesome. That seems likelier, although I believe Brewer’s term-limited as governor and therefore doesn’t really need anything from the national leadership. She could go her own way if she wanted to. Which brings us to number three: She supports the bill on the merits because, like Marco Rubio, she’s not as much of a border hawk as she pretended to be when running for office three years ago. By the same token, how many conservatives who voted for her thought she’d be a fan of ObamaCare? We have, it seems, been misled. Again.

Which brings me to the larger point. I honestly can’t believe how many Republican pols backing the bill lied, and lied brazenly, about being stalwart border hawks as candidates in order to get elected. Rubio, Dean Heller, Kelly Ayotte, Jan Brewer — hell, even McCain ran, ridiculously, as some sort of immigration hard-ass to get back to the Senate in 2010. Before the party tears itself apart over immigration reform in the House, can we have a moment of unity at least over the fact that immigration moderates shouldn’t lie about their moderation as candidates? Right? Respect your constituents enough to give them a fully informed choice in the booth by stating your opinion about a momentous issue of policy honestly. As it is, we’re being asked to believe that somehow every one of these people, from Rubio on down, has had precisely the same epiphany about what needs to be done on immigration, and in each case it was only after being safely elected that they had it. That’s some coincidence. No one but no one on the GOP side ever sees the virtue of “legalization first” policies and “comprehensive” reform in the middle of the campaign; only afterward, when they’ve gained incumbency and the support of monied national Republican interests, do they somehow attain enlightenment. Virtually no one talks about the status quo being “de facto amnesty” until after they’ve made it to Washington; as candidates, you’re much more likely to hear them say that an “earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty,” as Marco Rubio once infamously did. If you take these very conveniently timed reversals at face value (which you shouldn’t), then at best it means the people now leading the GOP effort on reform simply didn’t think deeply or at any length about this subject as candidates. Candidate Rubio thought earned citizenship equalled amnesty, but that’s only because he cared so little about the nuts and bolts of the issue that he didn’t spend 10 minutes thinking hard on it until he got elected, whereupon he suddenly discovered that amnesty is actually what we have now. This is the guy we’re supposed to follow on this issue?

These people lie to you, shamelessly, to get elected, and then betray your interests while in office to stay elected. They have the sheerest contempt for your opinion. Keep that in mind when the champagne corks are popping on the Hill today after the big Senate vote.

Update: Imagine the phone calls her office must have been getting since this Fox segment to prompt this:


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Genuine still lives in obama’s azz. All that Beluga is intoxicating.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Quisling!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Welcome Back indeed!!

bluefox on June 24, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Akzed on June 24, 2013 at 4:26 PM
LoL
And every comment is on a time-delay for now.
It is what it is.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 4:29 PM

You are right on , Allah. They shouldn’t lie to us before an election. It’s too bad that the LoFos don’t pay attention – It makes it hard to make the moderates pay for their lies.

BoxHead1 on June 24, 2013 at 4:29 PM

I don’t think I would quantify Jan Brewer (my Gov) as stupid… but incredibly short sighted and a political wind chaser. She just supported the Medicaid expansion in AZ despite (some) Republican opposition… which is part of her pattern or MO: She takes any money the gov’t throws in our direction no matter what strings are attached or what the long term impact is (actually that’s a problem with a considerable number of politicians). Maybe she figures she’ll be out of office by the time the SHTF.
John_G on June 24, 2013 at 4:14 PM

No, that’s what they ALL do. And then the ones who rely on “conservative” voters for their elections/re-elections go on to pretend to decry the very same thing.

Like Rick Perry complaining about federal expenditures, while taking every single dollar he can possibly bring to Texas and throwing a ringtail fit anytime he’s thought it wasn’t enough or didn’t get there fast enough.

Just like Paul Ryan writing to Joe Biden asking for stimulus funds and talking about how much they’d help his state after complaining about the bill itself for months.

Jan Brewer will condemn folks out of one side of her mouth, because that’s what YOU need to hear in order to vote for her, and then politely ask for more out of the other side when she thinks you’re not looking.

Hypocrites. All of them. Any single one you think is different, look deeper and you’ll find it. They can’t get where they are without it.

Alas, our shining beacon on the hill.

Genuine on June 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM

This is what happens to people who spend too much time in the hot AZ sun without adequate protection for their head.

AZCoyote on June 24, 2013 at 4:05 PM

MontanaMmmm on June 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnZwpQL-hhg

MontanaMmmm on June 24, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Jan Brewer is awesome.

Gang of Eight is awesome.

Akzed on June 24, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Genuine still lives in obama’s azz. All that Beluga is intoxicating.
Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Schad, do you ever actually attempt to make a point, or is this just like some kind of therapy for you. Your daily release of inner 10 year old Schad.

I imagine in real life you’re much more controlled and capable of understanding and comprehending the results of your actions and statements and therefor don’t make such an ass of yourself cause you don’t want to be view for real, how you know you would be viewed if you tried it.

Gotta get it out somewhere though I guess. Release that built up childish naive outrage! Release it Son!!

;)

Genuine on June 24, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Wait, it’s a “Victory for Arizona” but she’s not backing it?

You know, when I buy a product, I like to know what I’m getting. That’s why I check out the reviews, what people say about it, any testing that’s been done, that sort of thing.

Why can’t politicians be like that. The label on the box always seems to be pasted over something else underneath.

IndieDogg on June 24, 2013 at 4:39 PM

“What we’re seeing take place in the Senate is a victory”

Holy Cow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I seriously believe that we need to replace every. single. member. of Congress – just to be safe.

That would send the message that we’re not screwing around.

faraway on June 24, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Apparently, Ms. Brewer has not read the bill either…

Marcus Traianus on June 24, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Brewer better hope that she never has the need to raise funds or support nationally. Because she’ll get nothing from the base, she’s on her own. Neither will the RNC or RNSC.

obladioblada on June 24, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Genuine on June 24, 2013 at 4:35 PM

You’re still around? I guess Hot Air forgot the 2000 Flushes tablet.

MadisonConservative on June 24, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Genuine on June 24, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Proving over and over that you are genuinely naive and obtuse. Quit pretenting to be libertarian.

The Cs around here know that big business/Romney and cohorts and the Utopian libs, financed by the lobbyists, who’re financed by the fat cats run the country. It’s not like you just invented that.

Only obama having stuff on Brewer made her transition from the AZ immigration law/s to this latest claim and her pro-obama’care’ signature and fight.

That tarmac conversation is one for the ages, for all who comprehend.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 4:44 PM

When did the pod people get her?

Seriously though, she’s just another Lisa Murcowsky (sp on purpose) whose true colors are shining through because she’s not running for office again. True filth and she betrayed her constituents.

njrob on June 24, 2013 at 4:44 PM

And yet we keep sending them back time and time again. We are Einstein’s definition of insane.

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Yep.

Re-elect no one ever. One and done. Will we possibly lose one, two, three, ten good pols in the process? Sure. However, THIS garbage needs to stop, and a VERY clear message needs to be sent. The electorate MUST take control away from these elected tormentors.

There are only four boxes with which to secure liberty. Waaay past time for “We, the people” to get a firmer grip on the first three. IYKWIMAITYD.

asideofbacon on June 24, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Don’t forget to add Flake to those that flat out lied.

I wonder if Brewer has her eye on McCain’s Senate seat and she’s trying to get the blessing of GOP big wigs.

Arizona had their chance to replace McCain with Hayworth, but they chose to keep him. McCain was lying in 2010, but anyone with a little common sense should have known that. Brewer and Flake are another story. They are stabbing their constituents in the back. I came close to giving money to Flake last year. I’m glad I didn’t.

McCain must have a little cat blood in him. How many terrible bills has he pushed over the years? And he still gets elected? McCain/Feingold comes to mind. Then there’s the amnesty bill of 2007, and he gets the republican nomination in 2008. I had conversations with friends in late 2007 that McCain would never get the republican nomination because of his support of the 2007 amnesty bill. After the terrible 2008 campaign he gets re-elected as senator in 2010. Now he’s pushing this bill. Rubio may have a political career still if he follows the same path as McCain.

ritewhit on June 24, 2013 at 4:46 PM

The only thing that makes me giddy with schadenfreude is that the Chinese and Putin have him in theirs.Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Heh… Someone also forgot to read this Scripture: ….”the borrower is servant to the lender.”

Oh yes, I’ve been praying for Senator Cruz and if there are any others in Congress that represent the American Citizens & what is in the best interest of our Country.

bluefox on June 24, 2013 at 4:46 PM

True filth and she betrayed her constituents.

njrob on June 24, 2013 at 4:44 PM

10% bet

90% that obama owns her, via NSA – think tarmac embrace.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 4:47 PM

bluefox on June 24, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Not to worry, I didn’t forget.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Jan Brewer is awesome.

Gang of Eight is awesome.

Akzed on June 24, 2013 at 4:34 PM

You forgot to add: I love Harry Reid

RickB on June 24, 2013 at 4:49 PM

“What we’re seeing take place in the Senate is a victory”

Holy Cow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I seriously believe that we need to replace every. single. member. of Congress – just to be safe.

That would send the message that we’re not screwing around.

faraway on June 24, 2013 at 4:40 PM

This.

asideofbacon on June 24, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Does the zero have video of her diddling a ten year old or what?

Between this obamination of an amnesty bill and her strong arming through the obamacare exchanges she might as well change parties.

MaaddMaaxx on June 24, 2013 at 4:50 PM

90% that obama owns her, via NSA – think tarmac embrace.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 4:47 PM

She’s a politician that’s ‘evolved’ in the exact opposite direction of her campaign promises. I don’t give her the benefit of the doubt.

njrob on June 24, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Laugh it up, Rubio! You’ll be crying soon!

tomshup on June 24, 2013 at 4:57 PM

bluefox on June 24, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Not to worry, I didn’t forget.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Oh, I didn’t mean you! I meant the person in the W.H.

bluefox on June 24, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Is somebody got the Goodson her?
After is going on here?
Recall her damnit.

losarkos on June 24, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Oh, I didn’t mean you! I meant the person in the W.H.

bluefox on June 24, 2013 at 4:57 PM

:)

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Before Brewer became a border hawk, she was rated one of the most liberal Republicans in the country and was on shaky ground for reelection. Now she doesn’t even have the border. She was never a conservative.

I just called four numbers to complain about this bill. Marco’s phone message box is full. Please make all these guys message boxes full.

KMav on June 24, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Her change on the issue is from blackmail received from the NSA spying.

Bank on it.

portlandon on June 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Is it really that easy, and what are they all doing that it’s so easy to blackmail them on? I know I’ve read and viewed some things online my mother would be ashamed of, but if someone tried to blackmail me with it, I’d be like ‘so what? I’m human’. I mean seriously folks. Teh gheys are celebrated everywhere we look, 14 yr old girls are absolute sluts and celebrated for it–so who gives a crap about the whole “dead girl / live boy” horror anymore?

Nutstuyu on June 24, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Before Brewer became a border hawk, she was rated one of the most liberal Republicans in the country and was on shaky ground for reelection. Now she doesn’t even have the border. She was never a conservative.

I just called four numbers to complain about this bill. Marco’s phone message box is full. Please make all these guys message boxes full.

KMav on June 24, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Send snail mail. If some stupid mass marketing firm can send me the same stupid envelope four times a week, so can we.

Nutstuyu on June 24, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Either the CIA arranged for someone to continually dope her food / drink OR the Big Money guys told her that she was a corpse (maybe literally) if she didn’t start to make peace with Obama.

This “Chicago Way” intimidation stuff is really starting to effect the conduct of certain politicians.

babylonandon on June 24, 2013 at 5:14 PM

“What we’re seeing take place in the Senate is a victory”

Holy Cow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I seriously believe that we need to replace every. single. member. of Congress – just to be safe.

That would send the message that we’re not screwing around.

faraway on June 24, 2013 at 4:40 PM

This.

asideofbacon on June 24, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Paging all Japanese airline pilots. Have your read your Tom Clancy today?

Nutstuyu on June 24, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Does the zero have video of her diddling a ten year old or what?

Between this obamination of an amnesty bill and her strong arming through the obamacare exchanges she might as well change parties.

MaaddMaaxx on June 24, 2013 at 4:50 PM

As long as it was a 10yr old girl–no problems…you know same-sex normalcy and all that.

Nutstuyu on June 24, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Brewer………if you can’t defend this nations borders what are you????

These filthy lying politicians should be made to explain to every single unemployed person in the black community why the illegals will get the jobs……and they’ll be still looking for a job!!!!

LIARS!!!!!!

PappyD61 on June 24, 2013 at 5:19 PM

This is the kind of thing a massive surveillance state invariably creates: A political class of yes-men and yes-women.

I think what we are witnessing in real time, right now, from Rubio to Christie to Brewer to O’Reilly to you-name-the-RINO, is the effect of Obama’s “massive database on everyone” that Waters was bragging about.

Welcome to the People’s Banana Republic of Amehico.

bobcalco on June 24, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I just called four numbers to complain about this bill. Marco’s phone message box is full. Please make all these guys message boxes full.

KMav on June 24, 2013 at 5:07 PM

When that happens, call their District Offices. They most always answer the phones.

Best site: http://www.congressmerge.com/ Click on the Tab Congress.

bluefox on June 24, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Quisling!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Wha . … What? ALT is . . . BACK???

All Riiiiight!

Hey, what color is the moon in BanLand?

BigAlSouth on June 24, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Someone must have evidence of a BIG f-ing skeleton in Brewer’s closet.

Brewer, Roberts… This is how politics works from here on out, perhaps.

Midas on June 24, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Brewer is part of The Borg.

workingclass artist on June 24, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Keep going Rubio, Flake, et al., too late to reel this one in especially after you lied to us Marco. You too Flake, the Tea Party Express had better give us a good excuse as to why we invested our cash into you Amigo because if they don’t, they’re going to have to generate twice what they need to counter what we’re going to do here with Mr. Flake.

Tangerinesong on June 24, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Quisling!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Watch it. The use of Q words is ban-worthy.

Nutstuyu on June 24, 2013 at 5:50 PM

The amount of high-profile people changing their minds is very odd. There has to be something going on.

tomas on June 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM

powerpickle on June 24, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Don’t do that. In the 2010 Arizona senate election I voted for an independent conservative and the same for 2012. I won’t vote for moderate repubs that will screw us but I also won’t vote for democrats period.

chemman on June 24, 2013 at 6:10 PM

These people lie to you, shamelessly, to get elected, and then betray your interests while in office to stay elected. They have the sheerest contempt for your opinion. Keep that in mind when the champagne corks are popping on the Hill today after the big Senate vote.

AllahPundit on June 24, 2013 at 3:21 PM

I will not support a party that lies to me, and has no interest in being the opposition party to Obama’s agenda. And I have made that unequivocally clear in several phone calls to my Senators and Congressional leadership today.

As a matter of fact, the NRCC called me about 10 minutes ago, and I told them that all future financial support from me to all GOP organizations was contingent on S744 being defeated in the Senate.

Chris of Rights on June 24, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Quisling!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Watch it. The use of Q words is ban-worthy.

Nutstuyu on June 24, 2013 at 5:50 PM

The bannable words change at random and we’re not told. It’s kind of a reverse lottery.

slickwillie2001 on June 24, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Which brings us to number three: She supports the bill on the merits because, like Marco Rubio, she’s not as much of a border hawk as she pretended to be when running for office three years ago.

There has to be some sort of character-absence in people who are drawn to and then make careers out of political offices. They seem to be people who literally say and do anything that they deem is reaping them more “votes” or faulty, vain popularity, without regard for what they’re saying. Sincerity is just a suit of clothes they can’t be bothered to wear, or, sometimes wear when they think it’s what will “make them look nicest” to whoever their own self-promotional motives needs to use for the latest leg-up.

Seriously, here, I now think that all people in political offices are not to be trusted, even when they’re very appealing and saying all that is most supportable. I just don’t think these types have it in them to be sincere, genuine, loyal and sensible, gotta’ be something missing in their natures such that they’re drawn to politics…and likely drawn to politics because they can’t make it elsewhere.

I think ole Jan is playing a game with Rubio, Jeb, McCain, Obama, people like that, and it’s quite repulsive to behold.

Lourdes on June 24, 2013 at 6:29 PM

These people lie to you, shamelessly, to get elected, and then betray your interests while in office to stay elected. They have the sheerest contempt for your opinion. Keep that in mind when the champagne corks are popping on the Hill today after the big Senate vote.

AllahPundit on June 24, 2013 at 3:21 PM

OK, what AP wrote there, that’s my point, also, from Lourdes on June 24, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Lourdes on June 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM

And, boy-o-boy, hasn’t Marco Rubio come forth as a gen-you-ine snake?

Lourdes on June 24, 2013 at 6:31 PM

It is not an enemy who taunts me –
then I could bear it;
it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me –
then I could hide from him.
But it is you, my equal,
my companion, my familiar friend.
We used to hold sweet converse together;
within God’s house we walked in fellowship.
Let death come upon them;
let them go down to Sheol alive;
let them go away in terror into their graves.

Psalms 55: 12-15

Cleombrotus on June 24, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Good for Arizona? In what way is it ‘Good for Arizona’ Governor Brewer? Might you mention FIVE SPECIFIC examples/reasons for your position? NOW!
Without question, she’s NOT the sharpest tool in the shed.
Scorpions for Breakfast, geezus what a pathetic read, at least Rose Mofford was congenial.
Madam Brewer, did you learn EVERYTHING from Janet Napolitano? Cause she is just SO competent running the Department of Homeland Security and a two-faced twerp. WE are so phucked.

And welcome back ALT … Have you been practicing your ‘presentation’ and your Double-Tap technique?

Missilengr on June 24, 2013 at 6:40 PM

You forgot #4, she got scooped up in PRISM.

AH_C on June 24, 2013 at 6:46 PM

((((Time-delayed Twerp))))

Fallon on June 24, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Hypocrites. All of them. Any single one you think is different, look deeper and you’ll find it. They can’t get where they are without it.

There’s only three that I can think of nationally -and I may have missed something- and that’s Paul (Rand), Cruz and Walker (Scott).

Alas, our shining beacon on the hill.

Genuine on June 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Indeed.

98ZJUSMC on June 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM

We are doomed….

SPGuy on June 24, 2013 at 7:10 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Welcome back twerp ! *hugs*

cableguy615 on June 24, 2013 at 7:12 PM

There are a lot of special interest loopholes in this amendment and some of them are going to cost states dearly. Get ready for a money grab by the regime like you’ve never seen before.

Kissmygrits on June 24, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Bribery or blackmail.

claudius on June 24, 2013 at 7:51 PM

There was an Arizona State Senator on the Roger Hedgecock show an hour or so ago saying that Brewer formed a coalition between herself, all of the democrat legislators and the *DIABLOs, to prevent any likely ‘nay’ votes from conservatives to even read the 0bamacare Expansion Bill before the vote was taken.

He is spearheading a drive to bring the bill up for a vote by the electorate in general. (There is a procedure to do that in the Arizona Constitution)

*DIABLO = Democrats In All But Label Only.

(Conservatives are the real RINOs anymore.)

LegendHasIt on June 24, 2013 at 8:53 PM

LegendHasIt on June 24, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Call her Jan Brewer Pelosi

LegendHasIt on June 24, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Chris of Rights on June 24, 2013 at 6:23 PM

You, sir are numbered with the Patriots, kudos!

bluefox on June 24, 2013 at 9:18 PM

He is spearheading a drive to bring the bill up for a vote by the electorate in general. (There is a procedure to do that in the Arizona Constitution)

LegendHasIt on June 24, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I hope the people are successful.

“Civil servants” are neither any more.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 9:19 PM

We have, it seems, been misled. Again.

A perfect epitaph for the conservative movement.

Myron Falwell on June 24, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Brewer subsequent sent out an email to her supporters. Follows is what she wrote:

Dear Friends,

Since Arizona is the main recipient of the problems of illegal immigration, let me be clear. My citizens demand a secure border and I demand a secure border. It’s as simple as that.

I understand there is anticipation for me to take a position either endorsing or opposing the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill. I have not endorsed or opposed the bill because I know it remains a work in progress. I have faith that House Republicans will improve the bill by making securing our border the top priority.

Recent additions to the Senate plan are encouraging. For example, I have long advocated for additional Border Patrol agents, completion of the border fence and further use of unmanned aircraft and other technology, as well as workplace enforcement. However, supporting these provisions does not equate to an endorsement of the overall legislation. There are still too many unknowns. Specifically, Congress must require that the border-security provisions are mandated on the front end rather than forgotten on the back end.

Our nation’s immigration system is broken and has been for decades. Congress must get it right this time. America cannot again repeat the failure of the 1986 immigration reform. The federal government must begin keeping its promises when it comes to border security.

We’ve been down this path before, and the federal government has failed to keep its promises – whether in 1986 or as recently as 2006, when the federal government promised to build a border fence and then failed to fund it. We need assurances of a secured border that is fully funded. Also, the federal government needs to do its job and allow States to work in partnership – through the existing 287g program – to address illegal immigration.

I know there is skepticism regarding this latest attempt by Congress to fix our immigration system. The federal government has a multi-decade record of failure on immigration and has passed along the costs to states like Arizona. The Obama administration, especially, does not instill faith among conservatives like myself. However, conservatives must remain in the conversation to ensure that the security provisions are as strong as possible. We cannot address our priorities if we walk away from the debate.

Thank you for your time.

Best,

That written, her interview on FOX News this morning gives one pause. She completely f*cked the message.

Furthermore, the last time I heard Paul Ryan on Mark Levin’s show, he said that the Senate bill was DOA.

Sadly, he is also talking about amnesty before border security.

The simple reality is that none of the House or Senate Republicans have a mandate from their electors to proceed with comprehensive immigration reform.

Furthermore a number of the Senators who voted for this bill were elected on a platform to stop pushing through massive legislation, which few have read and even fewer understand.

Why move ahead with an item that is on the Obama administration’s wish list?

The general public is not crying out for immigration reform. There is no urgency. No deadline to meet. Why the rush?

If the Obama administration and the Democrats want amnesty, the position should be straight forward and simple, secure the border first and then we can have a discussion.

In moving forward with this legislation, those Republicans who voted for the bill not only betrayed their electors, they also betrayed the American worker.

With the massive influx of new workers into the labor force, this bill will lead to lower wages and higher unemployment, while putting special interests ahead of the American interest.

john.frank on June 24, 2013 at 9:36 PM

john.frank on June 24, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Let’s condense it all for everyone to understand.

The 2012 election shell-shocked the GOPe so much that they are willing to say and do anything in an attempt to curry favor with the enemy. In between the pathetic name-calling of opponents, of course. (The stupid “low-information voters” card is a shameful attempt to lower oneself amidst the Dems.)

Bottom line, the conservative movement is dying alongside a rotting corpse that is the GOPe. No one is able to lead it, and false prophets like Brewer and Rubio revealing their colors right now is hardly a surprise.

This country is 100% bound for one-party Socialist rule for generations to come. Nothing can stop it now.

Myron Falwell on June 24, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I can’t understand why the “Black Caucus” would support this. Do they hate the poor blacks that this will effect? They have zero jobs. now.

alanstern on June 24, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Maybe drugs.

claudius on June 24, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Jan Brewer

…she’s become a whoring hag!

KOOLAID2 on June 24, 2013 at 10:12 PM

RE: Paul Ryan…………and all the other gop scum that rewards lawbreaking illegals.

They are either Idiots or there is video of them with a goat with a NSA watermark on the film.

I’m guessing “Bbbaaaaaaahhhhhhh”

PappyD61 on June 24, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Like Rick Perry complaining about federal expenditures, while taking every single dollar he can possibly bring to Texas and throwing a ringtail fit anytime he’s thought it wasn’t enough or didn’t get there fast enough.

Just like Paul Ryan writing to Joe Biden asking for stimulus funds and talking about how much they’d help his state after complaining about the bill itself for months.

* * *

Genuine on June 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I have no problem with a governor or congressperson fighting against expenditures and then, if the expenditures are voted in, to try to get as much as possible for his or her constituents. (I’m not completely happy with how Paul Ryan expressed his desires to Biden.) Think of it as a sort of reverse Cloward-Piven tactic. Suck up all the expenditures so until the lefties realize that the “free” resources are not there or free.

Ira on June 25, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Our whole list of repub hopefuls don’t inspire much hope anymore.

It’s pretty GD bad.

Sherman1864 on June 25, 2013 at 2:05 AM

Heritage sent me an email with the pros and cons, and so many of the things we want are in the bill, but we cannot trust the dem Senate not to spoil it with things we don’t want, and we cannot trust the Administration to enforce the bill in a republican reading.

This is not a bill to rush thru the process, it should be read and modified or not passed at all. We don’t want comprehensive bills with pork in it, we want single issue bills, and we don’t want anything made hash of in committee behind closed doors.

http://blog.heritage.org/2013/06/24/morning-bell-10-problems-with-the-gang-of-eight-immigration-bill/?roi=echo3-16058835015-13347261-9460a4e3b74f8534869c437914c6edde&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell

Fleuries on June 25, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Someone must have evidence of a BIG f-ing skeleton in Brewer’s closet.

Brewer, Roberts… This is how politics works from here on out, perhaps.

Midas on June 24, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Midas, you beat me to it. All of the NSA snooping kinda convinces me the O can blackmail any pol into doing his bidding. John Roberts, in his case, should be removed from the bench immediately, even if it means Laurence Tribe gets appointed.

Lothar on June 25, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Her decisions on AHCCCS (Medicaid) expansion and this, along with the two bozo Repube Senators we have are some of the reasons I quit the Repube Party yesterday. They ONLY way I’ll vote Republican again is if I can fully trust them to deliver on what they campaigned on. Given their track record since 1988, that ain’t too likely.

rotorjoe on June 25, 2013 at 11:27 AM

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