Immigration group: Opposing amnesty is part of the “war on women” or something

posted at 7:21 pm on February 19, 2014 by Allahpundit

I feel like we’re on the cusp of a political golden age in which literally every issue can and will be reduced to some form of identity politics, no matter how far-fetched. And that includes issues like comprehensive immigration reform which, for the left, are already framed as a different form of identity politics.

Give it a few more years and lefties will be attacking fracking for being anti-gay somehow.

A coalition of advocacy groups wants to make the next front in the “war on women” all about immigration reform…

“Unless we actually have action from House leadership … to move a bill forward … we will continue to push and push and push and make sure that women voters in November understand exactly who has blocked immigration reform,” said Pramila Jayapal, chairwoman of We Belong Together, a coalition of women’s groups aimed at mobilizing women in favor of immigration reform.

The women’s strategy is threefold: A series of protests and fasts involving more than 5,000 women nationwide timed to International Women’s Day on March 8; mobilizing female voters to the polls in the midterm elections; and building a base of female activists among immigrant and nonimmigrant women alike…

Among the more than 60 organizations involved in this effort are YWCA USA, the Gamaliel Foundation, the Service Employees International Union, and the Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

Accusing Republicans of hating Latinos isn’t demagogic enough, so they’re going to apply some extra pressure towards breaking the logjam in Congress by accusing them of hating women too. If you’re wondering what the peg is for the argument that this is somehow, uniquely, a “women’s issue,” Politico points to this NBC poll from last fall showing that 67 percent of women support a path to citizenship, a number that rises to 78 percent if you specify conditions (back taxes, learning English, etc). Left unmentioned: The same poll shows support among men at 60 and 74 percent, respectively. To put that last number in perspective, there’s more of a gap between women and men in how much they prefer dogs to cats than there is on whether they support citizenship for illegals with some prerequisites. Is America’s relative coolness towards cats as pets part of the war on women too?

And incidentally, this tactic really isn’t “new,” just as amnesty groups switching their tactics to anger and confrontation isn’t new either. The group spearheading it, We Belong Together, is an initiative put together by organizations that promote domestic workers; most domestic workers are women, ergo immigration reform must necessarily be a Women’s Issue. They’ve been pushing the “war on women” angle for at least three months, replete with some pro forma supporting blather from Gloria Steinem this past winter. Could be that Democrats had this on the backburner while they were waiting for Boehner to make up his mind on whether to proceed with a bill, but now that it looks like he’s backing away, they’ve decided it’s time to double the identity-politics pressure. Won’t work — the “war on women” is mostly code for reproductive policy differences, not stuff like this with only tangential gender politics involved — but a little extra demagoguery never hurt Democrats.


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This meme is so stupid only Obama could have come up with it.

ConstantineXI on February 19, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Shame on any so-called conservative who supports any kind of illegal alien amnesty!

I will not vote for any pro-amnesty candidates.

bluegill on February 19, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Liberalism is a War of Women. Have you seen how buttfaced those broads get once they go Progressive?

Its like Faces of Meth.

Spliff Menendez on February 19, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Beaners broke the law & now want recognition. Unlike the Reagen amnesty, these people have adopted a sense of entitlement.

RdLake on February 19, 2014 at 7:35 PM

The Path to Citizenship is the concrete sidewalk leading up to the door of the Immigration Office.

Hardly seems like anything concerning women has anything to do with that.

TimBuk3 on February 19, 2014 at 7:35 PM

fracking for being anti-gay somehow.

No, no, no. The Second Amendment is anti-gay, fracking is anti-Latino. Do keep up AllahPundit.

rbj on February 19, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Liberalism is a War of Women. Have you seen how buttfaced those broads get once they go Progressive?

Its like Faces of Meth.

Spliff Menendez on February 19, 2014 at 7:32 PM

“Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.”

-Rush Limbaugh, Undeniable Truth of Life #24, 1987

ConstantineXI on February 19, 2014 at 7:37 PM

I hope the dems spend a fortune this election cycle on trying to punish Republicans for not supporting amnesty. Of course if the RINO leadership pushes something through after the primary season then that money can be used to attack Republicans on something else.

Wigglesworth on February 19, 2014 at 7:42 PM

How ’bout we just go and take Mexico?

M240H on February 19, 2014 at 7:43 PM

So if I oppose amnesty then I’m xenophobic and sexist at the same time? Sweet!

sadsushi on February 19, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Illegal aliens murder over a thousand American women a year. Since 9/11 that would be over 10,000 American women murdered by illegal aliens.

VorDaj on February 19, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Unless you hate American women you must be for, one way or another, removing all illegal aliens from America.

VorDaj on February 19, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Just wait until they work in how opposition to amnesty causes climate change.*

*If they haven’t already.

Left Coast Right Mind on February 19, 2014 at 7:54 PM

So if I oppose amnesty then I’m xenophobic and sexist at the same time? Sweet!

sadsushi on February 19, 2014 at 7:46 PM

No, you are a defender of American women, unlike Obama, McCain, Graham, Rubio, Flake, Boehner, Ryan and Cantor who want as many as possible dead.

VorDaj on February 19, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Fair (it ain’t) or not (it’s not), it has worked to earn them the votes of single women who see government as the only husband they may ever get.

Meanwhile, Republican politicians mainly lie supine, refusing to fight back.

If you don’t counter it, it sticks. Simple. FIGHT BACK!!!

xNavigator on February 19, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Personally, I used to like fast women. Many of today’s women should go on a 2 year fast – might bring’em back within the healthy realm. Obviously, the LGBT ilk are involved in this, too as, “We Belong Together”. Frankly, it’s probably true that ’67%’ of women are for a ‘path to citizenship’ because they don’t have a clue what citizenship means and are fearful they’d be left out. Men, too, apparently. Steinam won her ‘war’ years ago, as she now has the look of an aborted…oh, well, nevermind.

vnvet on February 19, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Opposing amnesty is part of the “war on women” or something

It will work, AP.

With Mrs. Smarty Pants Suit 2016 ©, ‘war on women’ will be the new ‘racist.’

locomotivebreath1901 on February 19, 2014 at 7:57 PM

…round the protesters up…put them on a bus…and force them all… to go….South of the Border!

KOOLAID2 on February 19, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Seriously?!?!?

I have to get a new crown tomorrow…that is a war on women!!!!

ladyingray on February 19, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I feel like we’re on the cusp of a political golden age in which literally every issue can and will be reduced to some form of identity politics, no matter how far-fetched

The national socialist left is making up their lies as they go along.

It’s like throwing dung up against a wall and seeing if it’ll stick.

DinaRehn on February 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM

we will continue to push and push and push

And I wish you the same success you had in 2006 and 2007 and 2008 and 2009 and 2010 and 2011 and 2012 and 2013.

CJ on February 19, 2014 at 8:02 PM

THIS woman supports putting border jumpers (and their anchor babies and ALL ‘dreamers’) on a bus/plane headed back to from whence they came.
ILLEGALS. DESERVE. NOTHING!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I can’t keep up with all the groups I’m supposed to hate. I think I need a scorecard.

307wolverine on February 19, 2014 at 8:07 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 8:04 PM

…let them get wet…swimming back south… across the river!
(:->)
memories!

KOOLAID2 on February 19, 2014 at 8:08 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 19, 2014 at 8:08 PM
*winks back*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 19, 2014 at 8:20 PM

COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM WILL STOP GLOBAL WARMING!!!

GarandFan on February 19, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I whole-heartedly agree with this stand! I’m tired of traveling for puta!

predator on February 19, 2014 at 8:26 PM

This is like climate change is the root cause of all bad weather. If that is true, what would the weather be if we eliminate it? Will it be 70 degrees and sunny every day? If so, then will we have drought? I am so confused.

Techster64 on February 19, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I feel like we’re on the cusp of a political golden age in which literally every issue can and will be reduced to some form of identity politics, no matter how far-fetched.

I think we’re past the cusp already.

Circling the drain.

There Goes the Neighborhood on February 19, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Politico points to this NBC poll from last fall showing that 67 percent of women support a path to citizenship, a number that rises to 78 percent if you specify conditions (back taxes, learning English, etc). Left unmentioned: The same poll shows support among men at 60 and 74 percent, respectively.

Also left unmentioned (and apparently unnoticed by the stupid women who support amnesty): the amnesty always happens; the conditions (back taxes, learning English, etc.) never happen.

AZCoyote on February 19, 2014 at 8:34 PM

So if I oppose amnesty then I’m xenophobic and sexist at the same time? Sweet!

sadsushi on February 19, 2014 at 7:46 PM

I’m pretty sure you score the trifecta. You’re a racist too.

Happy Nomad on February 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM

So if I oppose amnesty then I’m xenophobic and sexist at the same time? Sweet!

sadsushi on February 19, 2014 at 7:46 PM

I’m pretty sure you score the trifecta. You’re a racist too.

Happy Nomad on February 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Notice that only white males can score a trifecta — must be that white male privilege thing again.

CJ on February 19, 2014 at 9:05 PM

These illegals are free to go pound sand, in their own country, preferably.

rennyangel2 on February 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM