Recently, our friend Matt Boyle of Breitbart asked us what we thought the prospects are for the new Congress actually taking up the fight against Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. We will share our answer, but first a little background.
We have noted ever since Speaker Boehner and soon-to-be-former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid cut a deal to pass the CRomnibus, and continue funding the federal government at or above Obama levels for the nine month of this fiscal year, that we were skeptical that the new Republican congressional leaders would actually fight, let alone stop, Obama’s unconstitutional attempt to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.
As we observed yesterday in our article “Sen. Johnson Provides Evidence Capitol Hill GOP Leaders OK With Obama’s Amnesty” there’s plenty of evidence that the GOP establishment has no intention of fighting, let alone stopping, Obama’s amnesty.
In that article we pointed to the statements of Wisconsin’s Big Business Republican Senator Ron Johnson, who said, “By and large, the Democrats got what they have been looking for on their part of the bargain.”
Revealingly left unsaid was what was in the Capitol Hill Republican half of the bargain, but Senator Johnson nowhere mentioned stopping or rolling back Obama’s unconstitutional attempt to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.
And we’re not the only ones who see things this way.
Conservative Review’s senior editor Daniel Horowitz has also been reading the trail signs and is skeptical that the new Capitol Hill Republican leadership have any commitment to fighting, let alone stopping, Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty for illegal aliens.
In his article “5 Reasons We Can't Wait to Fight Obama's Amnesty” Horowitz reminds us that, “Not only do Boehner and McConnell oppose any form of defund on any issue for risk of a shutdown, on immigration they downright support Obama’s action. They all support amnesty. Boehner told his conference that he told Obama “do what you gotta do.” Valerie Jarrett said that Boehner told Obama to simply wait until after the primaries were over to enact amnesty. If you believe that Boehner will effectively fight this next year, you shouldn’t be serving in Congress…” (Link to this excellent article at the end of this piece.)
Now for what we told Matt Boyle.
Boyle laid out a scenario in which the Capitol Hill Republican leadership engages in the same kind of three part strategy they have used in the past to try to cover their tracks on other issues where they shared Obama’s goals.
First, a show vote purporting to defund or block Obama’s amnesty.
Second, stripping the defunding from the bill in the name of passing other legislation that they know Obama will never implement and they will never act to enforce, such as enhanced border security.
Third, rewarding their corporate paymasters in the cheap labor wing of the US Chamber of Commerce with more spending, visas for foreign “techno-coolies” and agricultural workers, and relaxing the penalties for immigration violations.
To that scenario our response to Matt Boyle was “Looking at what the Republican Party’s Capitol Hill leaders did in the CRomnibus it’s hard for conservatives to figure out who’s worse: Obama or the GOP leaders who apparently plan to overturn the results of the 2014 midterms by allowing the president’s unconstitutional amnesty to stand and, adding insult to injury, passing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wishlist of more spending and more visas to displace American workers.”
The new Congress will be sworn in on January 6, 2015, we urge you to call your Representative and Senators that morning to tell them to stop Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty. The Capitol Switchboard number is 1-866-220-0044, we urge you not to let up for one day in the push to stop Obama’s amnesty and what we see is the growing likelihood of a Republican leadership cave-in.
Click this link to read Matt Boyle’s 'Rain Dance': GOP Leadership May Be Developing Plan To Solidify Obama's Executive Amnesty.
Click this link to read “5 Reasons We Can't Wait to Fight Obama's Amnesty” by Conservative Review’s senior editor Daniel Horowitz.