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Round Two In The Establishment GOP’s Phony Amnesty Fight

McCaul, Roby, Jenkins, Mullin

A couple of weeks ago we said that the Capitol Hill Republican “leadership” plan to stop President Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty was merely a ruse and that they would never actually fight to defund it in the Department of Homeland Security, let alone the rest of the federal government, where much of its implementation is already underway thanks to the “CRomnibus.”

That prediction was confirmed to us when Senator Mitch McConnell failed to quickly bring-up the House-passed bill to defund DHS amnesty-related operations.

At the Republican retreat in Hershey, Pennsylvania, McConnell told the members that he was committed totrying to get the legislation passed in the Senate but cautioned that "if we're unable to do that, then we'll let you know what comes next," according to Reuters.

“Trying” to pass a major bill, like defunding Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty, is a little like “trying” to win the Super Bowl – the team that comes and “tries” loses and the team that comes to win, wins.

And “What comes next” was already in the works before the defund bill ever went to the House Floor, and that is the McCaul Border “Security” bill.

We put “Security” in quotes because it is a bill that provides no real border security and its only function appears to be attaching House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul’s (TX-10) name to a piece of legacy legislation.

“A border security bill should do what its name suggests and this thing– the McCaul bill– still leaves enforcement in President Obama’s hands,” principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Dave Brat said in a radio interview on The John Fredericks Show— a local Virginia radio program—on Thursday. “So is that where you want to leave authority? If you read through the bill, there’s no enforcement that really draws a stark line and does anything with folks crossing the border.”

Brat joined Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the newly appointed chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on immigration, in explaining that McCaul’s bill fails to secure the border.

According to Breitbart’s Matt Boyle, Brat says that McCaul’s measure is actually part of a bigger plan by some in the Republican Party who want to use it as a fig leaf that then allows them to push amnesty through Congress.

“The most troubling aspect is this Trojan horse thing,” Brat added according to Boyle’s reporting. “If you pass a bill called ‘border security,’ then the other side is going to say, ‘Hey, look, we already did it, we passed border security, so now it’s time for step two, which is amnesty– let everyone in, legalize them, because we now have a secure border.”

Brat has read the legislation—many members of Congress don’t read bills before voting on them either way—and specifically points out holes in the language that allow President Obama to continue his open borders immigration policy.

Brat said that the money McCaul wants to throw at the border without actually securing it—or stopping illegal immigration with real interior enforcement—is a “slush fund” for Obama’s open borders policies.

“If you read the bill carefully, there’s $10 billion in a slush fund to help the status quo do what it’s doing now,” Brat said.

“Just another simple thing: there’s no mandatory E-Verify,” Brat told Matt Boyle. “That’s the key piece. It doesn’t shut down the spigot. All the incentives are still in place for folks to come here.”

Brat specifically nailed the Chamber of Commerce for backing such phony plans.

“Call up the Chamber of Commerce,” he implored listeners of the radio program according to Boyle. “They’re in favor of a lot of this cheap labor stuff going forward so have people call them to hold their feet to the fire a little bit to make sure that [the Chamber] understand[s] that they represent business, but they also represent the American people who own those businesses.”

“My job is to represent the American people, not special interests,” Brat added.

Rep. Brat is right of course.

What’s more there’s strong evidence that the Republican establishment’s Capitol Hill “leadership” never had any intention of fighting executive amnesty beyond Obama’s expected veto of a bill like the House-passed Department of Homeland Security funding bill.

In our article “Alabama Rep. Martha Roby’s Fake Bill To Defund Amnesty,” we quoted a December 26, 2014 article by The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler who quotes an anonymous “GOP committee aide” as saying that “a rollback of the executive action might initially be attached to the border bill but would have to eventually be stripped.”

“If the intent is to pass a bill I’d want this decoupled. Otherwise, it will be vetoed,” Meckler reported the staffer saying.

Here was our prediction for the ultimate outcome of Martha’s Roby’s HR 31 and the House Republican DHS defund bills.

Obama will veto the bill; Congress will pass another bill that does not have Roby’s language to defund the Department of Homeland Security amnesty plan, but has some border security measures in it -- that will be the McCaul bill. 

Obama will sign the bill, but never implement the border security measures and America’s workers will get another poke in the eye from Martha Roby and Washington DC’s Republican establishment.

Rep. Dave Brat and Senator Jeff Sessions are right, the Trojan Horse is being built around the McCaul border “security” bill, and on orders from their US Chamber of Commerce puppetmasters, establishment Republicans like Mike McCaul, Martha Roby, Lynn Jenkins and Markwayne Mullin are getting ready to roll it inside the city walls to swamp America’s hard-pressed working families with millions of newly amnestied illegal alien workers.

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Republican "Establishment"

The Republican "Establishment" will continue to thwart the will of their conservative supporters unless and until we break away from the party. Right now the "Establishment" remains in power by pretending to support conservative principles while doing just the opposite, and secure in the belief (true unless we break away) that we have no place else to go. They are obviously happy to nominate "establishment" candidates for President even when they are almost certain to lose, because they retain power through the election of Republican Representatives and Senators who are actually in agreement with the other Party, while posing as the opposition. Posing as the opposition fools just enough supporters that, coupled with the favors (paid for with our money) that they bring back to the local economy, gets them elected and reelected. (Despite the low opinion most citizens have of Congress, we continually reelect our own local Representative; check it out!) We need to make our presence and power known, not by staying home on election day, but by forming our own conservative Party, or failing that, making write-in votes (that, at least serves notice of the number of votes they have lost).

Defund Illegal Amnesty

As Cruz has told them, deliver or face the consequences. Obviously they are going to ignore the mandate and are putting up their smoke screen which is one more attempt to fool the oh so dumb constituents in their view. This border has never been secured after each and every amnesty since they began with Reagan in the 1980s. The laws are even being totally ignored these days. The DHS has been totally warped from its original agenda. Today it processes the illegal aliens for BOs agenda. It was created to deal with terror and the nations security.

Now, as the GOP lies and tries to give the constituents another focus, we all know just what this article has said. The GOP will do nothing. They are doing what BO has engineered for their own agenda. It suits their dark money handlers.

So finally the last thought I have to express on this post is when is the conservative side of this party going to form their own party? I am not for everything I hear in this part of the GOP like anti abortion, (I believe in a woman's ability to decide for herself), but on nearly every other item I agree with them. It is apparent that they are not enough of a force in the House or Senate to sway things but what exactly needs to happen to either take the GOP from the rinos or just start a serious third party. I think the conservatives might be surprised if they do not allow the very far right to control the entire agenda, kind of like the far left liberals in the democrats.

I would not be surprised with the right platform for this group that it would draw even those dems that don't like where the other party is going either. Unless you benefit from both parties these days directly why would anyone want to join either? I am totally disgusted with the snake oil salesman personas we are getting to know a lot more than in the past. It really is time to put them to the curb.