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The Incredible Weakness of Senator Kelly Ayotte and the Apology She Owes Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

GOP Senate Mob Leader goes after Ted Cruz and Mike Lee behind closed doors.

Things have come to a head between the grassroots and the GOP establishment behind the scenes. It was bound to occur. We have penetrated their bubble and they are feeling the pinch. Thanks to courageous Senators like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, and the steadfast patriotism of Sarah Palin, Rinos are being exposed for who they are:  greedy sellouts who only care about themselves.

We finally know who was behind the vicious attacks at recent meetings on ObamaCare, at least we know who started them.  Mike Lee mentioned it on Friday without naming names, but he said the truth would come out eventually.

“It was an all-out attack against Ted Cruz and me,” he continued. “It was unflattering. It was unfair. It was demeaning. It was demeaning to Sen. Cruz and me, but more than anything, it was demeaning to those who engaged in the attack.” Lee said a number of senators had risen to speak against him and Cruz — “enough that I lost count.”

It did today.  And it is explosive!  For those who voted for Kelly Ayotte in 2010, you are owed an apology.  She agreed to stand on conservative principles and she has disappointed, to say the least.  According to this account in the American Spectator, she was angry that he didn’t have a strategy.  She was furious and demanding, asking Mr. Cruz to explain his strategy.  (By the way, who died and made her leader of the Senate?)

And she was not alone. Guess who joined her in the criticism?  Mr. Ron Johnson, Mr. Dan Coats and surprise, surprise, the snooty, sneaky snake, Senator Mitch McConnell whose comments I may cover in another article altogether. There is so much infection it’s hard to keep up with the disease of Rinoceritis.

This is what Mike Lee said on the Hugh Hewitt show on Friday: that the attacks were unwarrented and unfair, and that normally there is an unspoken rule that what goes on in these meetings is not leaked.  He said, though, that they were leaked with wrong information so he was setting the record straight. (audio at the bottom of the article in references)

“[N]ormally, I don’t comment at all on closed-door meetings between Republican senators,” Lee said. “It’s a pretty strict rule we follow. But one exception I’ll make is circumstances like this, where contents of the meeting were leaked deliberately by several of my colleagues and leaked in a very one-sided way. I’m happy to tell you about it here.”

“I have to ask the question — why weren’t those who leaked this and leaked it in an unflattering and unfavorable way —why were they not willing to attach their names to those quotes?” he said. “You know, Ted Cruz and I spoke after the meeting and you know, we would both be fine with the American people seeing and hearing what we said in that meeting. Butwe’re pretty sure most of our colleagues would be very uncomfortable and downright embarrassed if their constituents saw the way they were behaving.”

The author of the article believes consultants have the money to persuade the GOP of a false notion that they have to appeal to Independent voters, so they come out and bash the base. It is unfortunate that Senators would not stick to principle instead, and try to help those who are trying to make a difference by standing on those very principles they promised to keep when they campaigned. Money seems to be at the root of all this, but no one who his following what is going on can deny that something really huge is happening in this country, and that this type of corruption in D.C. is becoming easier to see each day.

Let’s go back to good times when Kelly won a primary because of Sarah Palin’s endorsement.

While she narrowly beat a candidate who was seen as a Tea Party favorite, Ayotte herself campaigned as a conservative, and Sarah Palin happily endorsed Ayotte as a “Granite Grizzly” and a “true conservative.”

Sarah’s endorsements have raised awareness on the candidates she has chosen.  They are scrutinized as they have a higher calling. At least that is so to us Conservatives. It is such a coveted title to add to your campaign. Who could think of betraying the confidence she so carefully and diligently place in you?

When Sarah called her out along with Marco Rubio, everyone took notice.

“Every politician should be held accountable for breaking their campaign promises,” Ms. Palin said, on Fox News radio. Mr. Rubio touted in his 2010 primary against Charlie Crist that “border security would come first,” and he would never vote for “legalization of illegal immigrants” and amnesty, Ms. Palin said. And Ms. Ayotte pledged on her campaign website in 2010 a “no excuses” mantra about border security — and also vowed to vote against amnesty.

Why then act differently once in office?  The term “bipartisan” should also be a red flag to voters who want principled conservatives as leaders.

Both Palin and NR, made the case for abandonment of well-stated conservative principle on immigration in the name of “bipartisanship” — a word specifically cited by Buckley as “the most alarming single danger to the American political system.”

Ayotte announced her support for The Gang of Eight Immigration Bill on Face the Nation:

Senator Kelly Ayotte called it a “thoughtful, bipartisan solution to a tough problem.”

Her article in National Review expressed her new views. NR even pointed out she didn’t acknowledge the reasons given by the opposition for the bill.  With Sarah Palin and NR both criticizing her, alarm bells rang.

The most alarming single danger to the American political system lies in the fact that an identifiable team of Fabian operators is bent on controlling both our major political parties (under the sanction of such fatuous and unreasoned slogans as “national unity”, “middle-of-the-road,” “progressivism,” and“bipartisanship.”)

Kelly Ayotte did attack Ted Cruz at the meeting and she did badmouth him over lunch with other Senators; but she also solicited his attendance at a New Hampshire fundraiser at one time. So how did she turn into “Senator Dearest”?

The story is all too drearily familiar. A new senator or congressman with conservative credentials comes to Washington and, as the saying goes, “grows in office.” (Hat tip to Tom Bethell who began noting here in The American Spectator as far back as 1982 that when a conservative went bad the liberal media began saying they had “grown in office.”)

Kelly Ayotte has now officially “grown in office.” Once she wanted Ted Cruz in New Hampshire to star at a New Hampshire GOP fundraiser, an event at which Cruz praised her lavishly — as seen here.

So what are we to make of Ms. Ayotte? She was mad at Ted Cruz for all the attacks on her from Conservatives I should know, I was one who spent two weeks tweeting Ms. Ayotte about her indecisions on Syria, her whiny questions and fears about a government shutdown and her vote on Amnesty.

This is not the thin-skinned type of candidates we want to send to Washington in 2014, so how can we tell WHO is right for the job?  We get burnt so many times. It is not Sarah Palin’s fault they stray or falter.

Sarah has her vision and reasons for choosing supposed conservatives.  Maybe there are really only a few good men, like they say. As politicians, they sure do know how to say the right things to win. I resent them for using Sarah to advance themselves, but I guess you have to elect them to know what’s in them. 

You could read the rest of the article linked below, but it basically concludes that Kelly Ayotte is about Kelly Ayotte, and it gives us food for thought and a greater window of insight into what goes on in a RINO’s mind and why we eventually lose. Ayotte has officially represented the Me My Mine Establishment, and Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and those who have supported them, represent the We Our US America.

I believe in redemption, but to be able to redeem yourself you have to admit you have to identify your issue. If Ms. Ayotte agrees she is part of the problem in D.C., one that plagues us, and apologizes to the voters, Ted, and Mike, then we can start to reform our party. She and others must have the courage to confess publicly to make amends with actions to win voters again. If Ms. Ayotte prefers the attention of moderate-progressive-seeking, conservative-bashing consultants instead, then her fate will be sealed when she runs for re-election because voters will not forget. And the bed she makes will be hers to sleep in.

For days on Twitter she repeatedly said was afraid of a government shutdown, but never let on she was so vehemently against Ted Cruz’s efforts or the fight to defund ObamaCare. Now that I know what makes her tick, I cannot even believe the small mindedness of her concern.. the country can go to heck in a handbasket, who cares about the voters.  She just wants to be “liked”.  Go to 3:22 min for a trip down memory lane. (Maybe the insecure Kelly was watching that night):

References:

Kelly Ayotte’s Lynch Mob

By on 10.8.13 @ 6:09AM

http://spectator.org/archives/2013/10/08/kelly-ayottes-lynch-mob/4

MIKE LEE on HUGH HEWITT:
(Start at 5:32 minutes)

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Warpath: After Senate Amnesty Vote Sarah Palin Questions Legitimacy of BOTH Political Parties

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By Gary P Jackson

In the wake of the treasonous Senate amnesty vote, Governor Sarah Palin has been on the warpath. Like Governor Palin, I support LEGAL immigration fully.

I’m a Texan, man we have people here from everywhere. It’s a great tapestry of life. I doubt you’ll find a more diverse society as you will in Texas. These people not only make Texas great, they make America great. But they came her legally.

A lot has been written about Governor Palin in the past week, including some who are freaking out about Governor Palin’s answer to a question about the possibility of starting a third party. As you can imagine, most Conservatives are open to the idea, but the “good old boys” in the GOP are less than enthused!

Those of us who have followed Governor Palin’s career for many years know, that while she’s always run as a Republican, and supported Republican candidates, she has never had a problem going after corrupt Republicans, nor has she EVER put party over principle. That is the reason why Governor Palin has such a strong and loyal following of supporters. She says what she means, and means what she says. Refreshing, to say the least!

Governor Palin has always been for “border security FIRST, then we’ll talk about what to do with all the illegals.” A reasonable stance.

Remember, while many so-called “name brand” politicians were either hiding, or denouncing Arizona’s law to curb illegals, basically doing the job the Obama regime is refusing to do, Governor Palin flew to Arizona and stood by Governor Jan Brewer’s side as she signed the legislation into law. She also cut a few commercials in support of Arizona’s law.

The treasonous Senate vote was a given, but that didn’t stop Governor Palin from weighing in, starting June 23rd, when she called out Marco Rubio, who ran as an anti-amnesty, rock-ribbed Conservative. Of course, Rubio lied.

Politicians wonder why we can’t trust them? Campaign flip-flops like this and carve-out bribes in the Amnesty Bill for politicians like Begich & Murkowski to exempt AK seafood workers.

Sarah also included a link to Townhall that reminds America what CANDIDATE Marco Rubio said. [in order to get elected]

If we are to believe candidate Marco Rubio’s comments during an Oct. 24, 2010 debate, it seems the Florida senator’s views on immigration reform have ‘evolved’ quite a bit since taking office.

During a debate with opponents Rep. Kendrick Meek and Gov. Charlie Crist, candidate Rubio argued that giving illegal immigrants an “earned path to citizenship,” which Crist, Sen. John McCain and former President George W. Bush had advocated, is basically amnesty.

First of all, earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty. It’s what they call it,” Rubio said. “And the reality of it is this: This has to do with the bottom line that America cannot be the only country in the world that does not enforce its immigration laws. It is unfair to the people that have legally entered this country to create an alternative pathway for individuals who entered illegally and knowingly did so.

If you do that, you will never have a legal immigration system that works,” he continued. “No one is going to follow the law if there is an easier way to do it.

Let’s go to the video:

On the 24th Governor Palin wrote:

Holes in the Border As Big As the Holes in Their Amnesty Bill

Just like they did with Obamacare, some in Congress intend to “Pelosi” the amnesty bill. They’ll pass it in order to find out what’s in it. And just like the unpopular, unaffordable Obamacare disaster, this pandering, rewarding-the-rule-breakers, still-no-border-security, special-interests-ridden, 24-lb disaster of a bill is not supported by informed Americans.

I am an ardent supporter of legal immigration. I’m proud that our country is so desirable that it has been a melting pot making a diverse people united as the most exceptional nation on earth for over two centuries. But I join every American with an ounce of common sense insisting that any discussion about immigration must center on a secure border. The amnesty bill before the Senate is completely toothless on border security.

It’s beyond disingenuous for anyone to claim that a vote for this bill is a vote for security. Look no further than the fact that Senator Rubio and amnesty supporters nixed Senator Thune’s amendment that required the feds to finally build part of a needed security fence before moving forward on the status of illegal immigrants who’ve already broken the law to be here. And if shooting down the border fence wasn’t proof enough, they blew another chance by killing Senator Paul’s “Trust But Verify” amendment which required the completion of a fence in five years and required Congress to vote on whether the border is actually secure before furthering any immigration measures. And then they blew it yet again, nixing Senator Cornyn’s “Results” amendment, which also required border enforcement standards. Now the Senate’s pro-amnesty crowd is offering a fig leaf to security via the Corker-Hoeven Amendment, but this is really nothing more than empty promises. It’s amnesty right now and border security… eh, well, someday.

If this bill was genuinely concerned with border security, it might include practical solutions for those states that live with the problem every single day. Pass-through grants could be given to border states to actually build a fence. The most responsive and responsible level of government is the most local, and since governors accept pass-throughs all the time, this is a workable solution. We could also free up more federal lands along the border to be privatized. The farmers and ranchers would have a clear incentive to keep their private property secure from the flow of illegal immigrants and/or other illegal activities trafficked across the border onto land they’d cultivate. There are plenty of other commonsense solutions, but this bill isn’t about fixing problems; it’s about amnesty at all costs.

When every commonsense, concrete, and verifiable measure to secure the border is stripped away, despite politicians’ promises, what are we supposed to rely on to ensure that our currently unsecured border will be fixed in the future? If D.C. expects us to just sit back and “trust” them despite our permanent political class and Washington bureaucrats proving themselves so very untrustworthy, then I have a bridge to somewhere in Alaska to sell them. Our government is awash in one scandal after another involving blatant lies and violations of our basic liberties, and the leader of the pack ventures out on one road trip after another to avoid accountability.

Just like they did for Obamacare, the permanent political class is sugaring this bill with one goody after another to entice certain senators to vote for it. Look no further than page 983 of the bill, which contains a special visa exemption for foreign seafood workers in the 49th state despite huge unemployment numbers in the American workforce. This is obviously a hidden favor designed to buy the votes of Alaska Senators Murkowski and Begich.

And just like Obamacare, this amnesty bill fails on every level of economic sanity and sane reform. It offers no solutions. It will barely slow the flow of illegal immigration, which means we can expect millions and millions of new illegal aliens in coming years. Sort of what happened when we passed amnesty in 1986 without securing our borders first.

According to the CBO, the bill won’t stop illegal immigration, but it will drive down wages for average hardworking Americans. These would be the same blue-collar working class voters of every ethnicity who chose to sit home in 2012 instead of turning out to vote in the swing states we needed to carry in order to stop Barack Obama’s promised “fundamental transformation” of America. I note this just as a helpful reminder to those who believe the hyperventilated new hype claiming that conservatives need to support this bill in order to win future elections. That’s 100% wrong. The crony capitalists in D.C. and their corporatist friends on Wall Street might think this amnesty boondoggle is a great idea, but the average American worker in our middle class who’ll soon see lower wages is the one left out in the cold, along with those hard working immigrants who followed the rules and are working here legally.

Passing this bill with an unsecured border and within a growing welfare state under Barack Obama is economic insanity. Have people already forgotten that our bankrupt government is running up massive unsustainable deficits every year? We can’t afford to pay the piper now, much less the trillions of dollars more in welfare and entitlements for the millions who are here illegally today that will be granted this bill’s benefits. According to the Heritage Foundation, the bill provides only a temporary delay in granting illegal immigrants eligibility for all U.S. welfare and entitlement programs. We’re looking at an explosion of costs in the very near future. There is no way to pay for the added untold millions of new enrollees in these growing government programs. Pass this, Congress, and Obama will have succeeded in fundamentally transforming America.

Again, I am supportive of legal immigration and am as sympathetic as the next person to the aspirations of people who come here to work hard and live a better life than the poverty and unfree environments they left behind. So many are drawn here because we are an exceptional nation where freedom provides an equal opportunity for everyone to work hard and make something of themselves. But a key part of American exceptionalism is the rule of law. Border security is fundamental to the rule of law, as is incentivizing those who follow the legal path to citizenship instead of punishing them by promoting lawbreakers. This is non-negotiable.

It’s time our lawmakers remember that we are a sovereign nation of laws. This bill ignores that, and ignores the will of the people. The continued porous border goes against what politicians assured us was in this mountain-high bill, and in typical D.C. style it flies in the face of what many politicians campaigned on. I heard their campaign promises. You heard them, too.

It’s time for concerned Americans to flood our legislators’ phone lines with the input they need to hear from We the People. Join the mama grizzlies who are rearing up tirelessly to swat away false claims that amnesty is a good thing. Michelle Malkin rightly said the issue is not secure the border first, it’s “secure the border. Period.” Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter have also offered superb warnings on amnesty’s economic impacts to the middle class.

As the Senate moves to pass amnesty, the only bright spot in this travesty is the rallying revolution we can look forward to. For just as opposition to Obamacare became a rallying cry for the 2010 midterm elections, opposition to this fundamentally transforming amnesty bill will galvanize the grassroots in next year’s elections. And 2014 is just around the corner.

~ Sarah Palin

As always, Governor Palin reminds corrupt politicians that there isn’t anything a good old fashioned election can’t fix!

She also offers up some common sense solutions to the problem at hand.

In that vein, on June 25th, Governor Palin appeared on the John Gibson radio show. Though it’s a wide ranging interview, Sarah makes no bones about the fact that both Marco Rubio and Kelly Ayotte betrayed the American people, and need to face a strong primary challenge when they are next up for election. Video courtesy SarahNET:

Some have asked why Governor Palin called out Rubio and Ayotte specifically, and not others, by name. It’s obvious that both Rubio and Ayotte absolutely lied to their constituents in order to get elected.

Of course, as she points out, every politician should have a contested primary, every election, if for no other reason, than to keep them honest. I wholeheartedly agree.

The Governor again offers some common sense solutions to the illegal immigration problem.

On June 28th, after the treasonous vote, Governor Palin simply said:

Great job, GOP establishment…

and posted this: [click on photo to enlarge]

Sarah Palin Good Job GOP Establishment

Governor Palin followed this up the same day with a scathing piece in which she threatens the GOP, by reminding them that many of us are barely holding on to our Republican “papers“. Of course, the Governor also notes many are ready to abandon the democrat party as well, for the exact same reasons.

Full disclosure, though I vote GOP [what else is there, really] I threw my “papers” away years ago and refuse to send the party a dime!

[emphasis mine]

Please take a look at the article linked below to understand how the amnesty bill the Senate passed yesterday is a sad betrayal of working class Americans of every ethnicity who will see their wages lowered and their upward mobility lowered too. And yet we still do not have a secured border. This Senate-approved amnesty bill rewards lawbreakers and won’t solve any problems – as the CBO report notes that millions of more illegal immigrants will continue to flood the U.S. in coming years.

Great job, GOP establishment. You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill, and we needed them to “enlarge that tent” of which you so often speak. It’s depressing to consider that the House of Representatives is threatening to pass some version of this nonsensical bill in the coming weeks.

Once again, I’ll point out the obvious to you: it was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not the Hispanic vote. Legal immigrants respect the rule of law and can see how self-centered a politician must be to fill this amnesty bill with favors, earmarks, and crony capitalists’ pork, and call it good. You disrespect Hispanics with your assumption that they desire ignoring the rule of law.

Folks like me are barely hanging on to our enlistment papers in any political party – and it’s precisely because flip-flopping political actions like amnesty force us to ask how much more bull from both the elephants in the Republican Party and the jackasses in the Democrat Party we have to swallow before these political machines totally abandon the average commonsense hardworking American. Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new “bi-partisan” hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us. It will then be time to show our parties’ hierarchies what we think of being members of either one of these out-of-touch, arrogant, and dysfunctional political machines.
~ Sarah Palin

Here is the article referenced above: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/25/Palin-Defend-American-Workers” target=”_blank”>http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/25/Palin-Defend-American-Workers

Then came Governor Palin’s appearance with Uma Pemmaraju. At the end, Uma asked Sarah a question from fellow Texan Josh Painter, about starting the “Freedom Party.” That has been driving the left wing Republicans insane, and making Conservatives smile:

Stacy has more on the hate filled Republicans at RedState who attacked Governor Palin in the nastiest of ways, here.

There are many who think the GOP needs to go the way of the Whigs, yours truly included, but most also know that is kind of the last option, if we can’t get the corrupt Republicans to shape up.

One thing about it, if the House passes an amnesty bill, the Republican Party will be as dead as dead can be.

When Ronald Reagan became a Republican, he famously said he didn’t leave the democrat party, the democrat party left him. There may come a day we all say something similar regarding the Republican Party. Sarah Palin’s many conversations in the past week is a warning, and she speaks for millions.

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The Corker-Hoeven Amendment and Fifteen Traitorous GOP Senators Who Deserve to be Rebuked!

In addition to Sarah Palin’s warning last night about the Corker-Hoeven Amendment, the United States Citizens and Immigrations Services President released a statement today regarding the 1200-page Substitute Immigration Bill. It is from the American Federation of Employees Council, an affiliate of the AFL/CIO, warning against the effects of this bill on hardworking union workers. Senator Jeff Sessions included this document in one of his posts today.

 “EVEN WORSE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, NATIONAL SECURITY”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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WASHINGTON-Kenneth Palinkas, President of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, the union representing 12,000 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adjudications officers and staff, issued a statement today urging lawmakers to oppose the Corker-Hoeven substitute immigration bill, which was released Friday, before a weekend where members would be away and not able to  see or rear the bill before voting for it – something Ted Cruz pointed out tonight on Hannity. The statement reads:

The amended 1,200-page Corker-Hoeven immigration bill, if passed, will exacerbate USCIS concerns about threats to national security and public safety. It will further expose the USCIS agency as inept with an already proposed massive increase in case flow that the agency is ill prepared to handle. The bill does not address the needs of the USCIS workforce as it fails to fix the institutional problems in our agency, such as the need for newly hired permanent employees versus term employees to perform the work, and the lack of training and manpower and manageable time to adjudicate for its current staff.

The Corker-Hoeven substitute proposal, like the original proposal, will lead to the rubber stamping of millions of applications for both amnesty and future admissions. In its current draft, any worker in the country on a legal work visa for 10 years can get a green card, even if they overstay their visa.

It will allow immigrants to break the law in the future and still be eligible for citizenship, as it absolves prospective behavior, not simply past mistakes. It will do away with the applicability of certain grounds of inadmissibility as contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act. It will wipe away the enforcement process that compels law breakers who overstay their visas to return to their home country and restart the immigration process.

This bill rewards immigrants who break the law, more so than the prior bill proposed by the Gang of Eight. The proposal goes out of its way to provide legalization for criminal offenders while making it more difficult for Adjudications Officers to identify threats to the nations security in our ongoing war against terrorism. It was deliberately designed to undermine the integrity of our lawful Immigration system.

This bill should be opposed and reforms should be offered based on consultation with the USCIS adjudicators who actually have to implement it. Hopefully, lawmakers will read the bill before casting their votes. I say put a cork in it.

Here are the 15 GOP Senators who did not heed those warnings and who voted for a bill they probably did not read:

Alexander ~ Corker ~ Ayotte ~ Chiesa ~ Collins 

  Flake  ~ Graham ~ Hatch ~ Heller ~ Hoeven 

Kirk ~ McCain ~ Murkowski ~ Rubio ~ Wicker

sessionsSenator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) who has been on the right side of this issue from day one, said:

The Gang of Eight and their allies revealed their true tactics tonight. They shut down debate and blocked amendments to a 1,200-page immigration bill that no one has read. It was anything but the open and fair process that they had promised.”

He added: “The sponsors of the Corker-Hoeven substitute fell short of the votes they expected tonight to advance what they had erroneously billed to other Senators as a strong border security amendment. Failure to capture the votes they anticipated for this motion demonstrates the building unease this 1,200-page legislative… monstrosity has created.

I expect that unease will increase as Senators learn more about what’s really inside this proposal. What we know for absolute certain is that this bill guarantees three things: instantaneous amnesty, permanent lawlessness, and a massive expansion in legal immigration that will reduce wages for working Americans. This legislation is a crushing blow to the working people of this country, a surrender to illegality, and a capitulation to special interests over the interests of the citizens we pledged to represent.”

CORKER-HOEVEN SUBSTITUTE AMNESTY-FIRST IMMIGRATION BILL

  •  Immediate amnesty before enforcement
  • Guts legal requirement for biometric exit-entry system
  • Millions of green cards (permanent residency) before enforcement—debunking another false claim from sponsors
  • No border surge. Agents aren’t required until 2021. It will never happen
  •  No fence requirement. DHS retains discretion in the bill that preempts the call for a fence in ten years. Litigation also provides an escape hatch to never build the fence. The fence won’t happen
  • Legalization for gang members and convicted criminals
  • Amnesty for future visa overstays (in other words, a prospective amnesty for future illegal immigrants)
  • Guaranteed welfare access for illegal immigrants
  • Undermines interior enforcement, prompting ICE officers to warn: “There is no doubt that, if passed, public safety will be endangered and massive amounts of future illegal immigration—especially visa overstays—is ensured.”
  • Expands non-merit chain migrationless than 10 percent of future flow is merit-based
  • Doubles the number of guest workers and triples the number of immigrants granted lawful permanent residency—reducing wages for U.S. workers and driving up unemployment

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MY MESSAGE TO THE GOP:

 NO TO IMMIGRATION REFORM. NO to Amnesty!  Enforce the laws. Expose Corruption, Extortion and Infiltration.

LaRaza is bad for America and GOP.  Union Thugs are bad for America and GOP. Noquist  is for America and the GOP. 

Scrap the bill!

Go after OBAMA’s treason and scandals. That is your job!

 Sarah Palin dealt a huge blow to Senator Rubio whether he wants to admit or not. She made an example of him for betraying the voters, but she did so with perfect timing. She could have chosen any other day to mention his flip-flop, but did so on the eve of today’s important vote.  If Senator Sessions is accurate, and the Gang of Eight got less votes than expected, then it can only continue to show that Sarah yields influence and power in just one Facebook post, tweet or article.  I hope the momentum continues, and that we will see more spine and more resistance on the part of the Senators who need to say no to SWEETENERS behind closed doors.  It cannot be understated that we must continue to fight, and not give up. Just because this passed to the Senate floor, doesn’t mean it was done without some struggle. WE MUST NEVER RELENT!

~This is still a call to arms! Immigration Reform is tedious and overwhelming, but it needs our attention.  More posts will come, not because I enjoy doing this, but because IT MUST BE DONE.~

Here are the numbers again to the Senators you need to contact. (all in my previous post)  https://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/a-call-from-sarah-palin-to-flood-your-representatives-phone-lines/call to calls

Final Roll Call (from Right Scoop):

Grouped By Vote Position:

YEAs —67
Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) Baldwin (D-WI) Baucus (D-MT) Begich (D-AK) Bennet (D-CO) Blumenthal (D-CT) Boxer (D-CA) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Chiesa (R-NJ) Collins (R-ME) Coons (D-DE) Corker (R-TN) Cowan (D-MA) Donnelly (D-IN) Durbin (D-IL) Feinstein (D-CA) Flake (R-AZ) Franken (D-MN) Gillibrand (D-NY) Graham (R-SC) Hagan (D-NC) Harkin (D-IA) Hatch (R-UT) Heinrich (D-NM) Heitkamp (D-ND) Heller (R-NV) Hirono (D-HI) Hoeven (R-ND) Johnson (D-SD) Kaine (D-VA) King (I-ME) Kirk (R-IL) Klobuchar (D-MN) Landrieu (D-LA) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) Manchin (D-WV) McCain (R-AZ) McCaskill (D-MO) Menendez (D-NJ) Merkley (D-OR) Mikulski (D-MD) Murkowski (R-AK) Murphy (D-CT) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Pryor (D-AR) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV) Rubio (R-FL) Sanders (I-VT) Schatz (D-HI) Schumer (D-NY) Shaheen (D-NH) Stabenow (D-MI) Tester (D-MT) Udall (D-NM) Warner (D-VA) Warren (D-MA) Whitehouse (D-RI) Wicker (R-MS) Wyden (D-OR)
NAYs —27
Barrasso (R-WY) Blunt (R-MO) Boozman (R-AR) Burr (R-NC) Coats (R-IN) Coburn (R-OK) Cochran (R-MS) Cornyn (R-TX) Crapo (R-ID) Cruz (R-TX) Fischer (R-NE) Grassley (R-IA) Inhofe (R-OK) Johanns (R-NE) Johnson (R-WI) McConnell (R-KY) Moran (R-KS) Paul (R-KY) Portman (R-OH) Risch (R-ID) Roberts (R-KS) Scott (R-SC) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Thune (R-SD) Toomey (R-PA) Vitter (R-LA)
Not Voting – 6
Brown (D-OH) Chambliss (R-GA) Enzi (R-WY) Isakson (R-GA) Lee (R-UT) Udall (D-CO)

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President Obama and GOP: Don’t Underestimate the Wisdom of Women

by Whitney Pitcher

On Fox and Friends earlier this week, Governor Palin spoke about the Obama administration’s contraception mandate which requires religious institutions, or any employers for that matter, to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives, even if it violates their consciences. Governor Palin responds with a perspective that few other politicians provide (emphasis added) Click here for video:

[President Obama is] underestimating the wisdom of women. Because women understand there is access to preventative care and contraception out there, and we don’t need government to tell our employers that they must provide that for us.

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Truly, it is a war on our religious liberties and that violation of conscience that he would mandate that is un-American because it violates our First Amendment in our Constitution.

Governor Palin is indeed right. A recent CNN poll shows that approval of President Obama’s contraception mandate among women is only at 47% (46% of women opposed it, 7% have no opinion). While there is a 1% difference between approval and disapproval, this is within the 4.5% margin of error. In other words, not even a majority of women approve of the mandate, even though 85% surveyed in the poll approve  of the use of contraception.The issue is not contraception; it’s the mandate. Governor Palin, who is not opposed to the use of contraception, recognizes the real issue at stake is individual liberty. Is it any wonder that our Founders not only placed the freedom of religion in the first amendment, they listed it first among the rights described in the first amendment? Would it not seem ludicrous if the federal government began to mandate Muslim grocers to sell pork or orthodox Jews to sell food that wasn’t kosher? Yet, this is the same principle that is being applied to the Catholic Church. President Obama’s supposed compromise puts the burden on insurance companies if an institution is opposed to contraception, but it is unsure how this affects many Catholic hospitals that self-insure. The head of the Catholic hospital system that governs the Catholic hospital in Springfield, Illinois has still “questions and concerns” about how this “compromise” will work.

The Independent Women’s Forum notes, if this mandate were to be overturned, it would change nothing from how things currently operate where employers have the freedom to choose insurance plan options for their employees. As I argued earlier this week, if we had a health insurance system divorced from employment and based on the free market, it would provide the vehicle for individual freedom in general and religious freedom specifically. Is it any wonder why Governor Palin has been recently juxtaposing the 2012 political debate as one between the party of freedom vs. the party of government?

Governor Palin is not the only conservative politician who realizes what is truly at stake. Last week, Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to the mandate:

Today, during the Congressional hearing regarding the mandate, Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle noted:

“I really find it so objectionable,” Buerkle said at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “This is a fundamental assault on all religions. It is an affront to each and every American…This is a fundamental assault on our First Amendment rights.”

Contrary to Nancy Pelosi’s false assertions, there were female panelists who appeared during this hearing. What the GOP needs to realize is that they are winning the ideological battle, but they are struggling to win the messaging battle. Governor Palin has artfully framed the debate as a battle between freedom and government. Senator Ayotte and Rep. Buerkle have also realized the freedoms that is at stake. The Republican party would do well to realize that President Obama indeed does not recognize the wisdom of women, but a few ladies in their party are quite wise and should serve as messengers of freedom.

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