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Sessions: Rank & File Must Stop GOP’s Amnesty

Via the Daily Caller:

Sessions: House must block GOP immigration proposal

Caroline May | January 30, 2014

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions slammed the House Republicans’ immigration blueprint released Thursday, saying that the task of halting the immigration reform agenda is now left to rank-and-file Republicans.

By which we suspect he means the rank and file Republicans out in the hinterlands, in addition to those in Congress. In reality this will only be stopped if the people once again use their power — the power of the phone and the pen — to tell Congress to say no to amnesty.

Which, in point of fact, has been the situation for at least the last eight years, going back to 2006. (When Bush and McCain were pushing amnesty.)

“Once again, we have the same recycled talking points —crafted, it would appear, with the help of the same consultants and special interests,” Sessions said in a statement Thursday evening. “Each time, the talking points are followed by legislation that fails to match the promises — legislation that, at bottom, ensures only the amnesty and not the enforcement. The leadership talking points look like an attempted repackaging of the tired Gang-of-Eight-style formula that has been proposed, rejected, and re-proposed for years.”

According to the Alabama senator, the principles satisfy Democrats and special interests desires, not Republicans or the American people.

In fact, this ‘immigration reform’ won’t even help the Republicans re-brand themselves, since they will just be accused to doing the bidding of big business and the Wall Street fat cats.

“In three fundamental respects, the House leaders’ emerging immigration proposal appears to resemble the Senate plan: it provides the initial grant of amnesty before enforcement; it would surge the already unprecedented level of legal lesser-skilled immigration to the U.S. that is reducing wages and increasing unemployment; and it would offer eventual citizenship to a large number of illegal immigrants and visa overstays,” he said.

In that vein, the senator said that it is now up to the “rank-and-file” GOP members to stop what he sees as an agenda that will harm American workers.

“Rank-and-file House Republicans are the last line of defense for working Americans. Now is the time for rank-and-file House Republicans to claim the leadership mantle and to say, firmly: our goal is to transition millions of struggling Americans from welfare and joblessness to work and rising wages,” Sessions said…

We complain about Obama bypassing Congress, but the GOP leadership is trying to bypass its own party, its own base. It’s insane. And suicidal.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, January 31st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Sessions: Rank & File Must Stop GOP’s Amnesty”

  1. Yeah, because that’s worked so well in the past 20+ years.

    You know what they say, if you keep doing what been doing you’ll keep geting what you’ve been getting ..

  2. “Taxation with out Representation!” will be their rallying cry!

    The Republicans think that they are going to win by restricting their right to vote for some period of time. This is not going to work! As Mexicans begin to work and pay taxes, you will hear the rallying cry “taxation with out representation”. The Supremes and the congress will race to see who can give them the vote the fastest!


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