Memo to Harry Reid: The Koch Brothers are Bankrolling Pro-Amnesty Lobby Effort

Your vote has value to the Koch BrothersThe Democrats’ entire 2014 campaign strategy seems to be based on demonizing the Koch brothers – which is a pretty sure sign they think they’re in big trouble in November.

The effectiveness of that strategy remains to be seen. But, in the meantime, Roll Call reports that the party is going all-in on running against the Koch brothers and their behind-the-scenes efforts to influence a broad range of policy issues.

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank notes that, “More than 100 times on the Senate floor in the past few months, the Senate’s top Democrat has invoked Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who have pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into conservative causes and campaigns.”

According to Reid, the Koch brothers “are about as un-American as anyone I can imagine” and are attempting to “buy America.” Well, if it is true and what these billionaires are truly engaged in a diabolical plot to undermine the country, then Reid must count himself as one of their prime accomplices.

Guess who is putting up lots of money to pressure House Republicans to pass a massive amnesty and immigration increase bill similar to the one Reid championed in the Senate? That would be none other than the Brothers Koch.

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    Strange that Harry Reid called the Koch brothers “un-American.” Reid is the most un-American person I know. He constantly calls for amnesty for lawbreakers who will replace US citizens in the workplace and anywhere else they can. Harry and Nancy need to give it a rest.

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    You give these illegal immigrants amnesty again and they will just keep coming over our border. They will think that we don’t obey our own immigration laws, which we don’t. We need a government that will obey all our laws, not just the ones they choose.

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    Doc Layton on

    They throw their money around where it will come back 4 times as much as spent. Greed and the almighty Dollar are driving this country to kill itself with an AMNESTY WILL MAKE AMERICA BETTER, SAME OLD **** DIFFERENT YEAR. REMEMBER 1986, THEY WERE GOING TO SECURE THE BORDER AND ENFORCE THE LAWS THEN, TOO FING LIARS.

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    To quote the unscrupulous Captain Renault from the movie Casablanca “I go in the direction of the political winds…” Gov. Rick Scott of Florida was originally opposed to granted in state tuition to illegal aliens at Florida state colleges and just now pushed through a bill through the Florida legislature granting such in state tuition rates to illegals.

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    John Perot on

    By all means this is not Amnesty at all………..and the immigration Bill has never been given an opportunity by the GOP in the House just like Romney/Republican Care A.K.A Obama care…………..instead of improving it they tried to shoot it down 41 times……….but anybody that supports the 41 time effort GOP activity is a clown and an APE….instead to improving it by making it non-mandatory and in 100 years a full solid system…same thing about immigration….

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      If I told you a defense bill was for reserch and development; you’d believe me?

      Just because they craft a bill and call it Immigration Reform, doesn’t make the Bill giving those who snuck into America illegally and giving them citiizenship; amnesty? You need to take a Political Science 101 course.

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    When is everyone going to wake up. Its time for a Third, Fourth or Fifth party!

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      Zod another thought…………..may be most people if not all think that :

      “other parties’ = independent

      and our individualism stops us from realizing a third party is needed badly in Congress……..

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    The Open Border Magician Tricks To Deceive Americans is Getting Old

    A lot of Americans don’t believe the deceptions anymore and their trickery to pretend there’s two party differences on amnesty overpopulation destroying the economy is becoming a VERY bad act…

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    You mean Harry is a hypocrite? Of course, he’s the same guy who years ago wanted to outlaw birthright citizenship for children of illegals, but then the demographics of Nevada changed. Reid and Chuck Schumer are also 2 of the biggest pushers of more H1B visas for Indian tech companies, at the expense of American workers.

    Mass immigration and guest workers are what business wants, and the Senate gang of 8 bill would provide massive increases in both, again at the expense of the American worker. You can’t be pro worker and back those things. So yes, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, big business, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the Koch brothers, birds of a feather, flocking together.

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      Confusing to everyone re: Koch Bros.
      Are they backing conservatives to get them to vote Yes to Amnesty to all illegals?
      ….while supporting liberals too?