Thanks for Pandering, Guys

denver_adsThe illegal alien lobby’s pitch to Republicans has been: Support mass amnesty and fall into our warm embrace. Amnesty is the only thing standing between you and millions of voters.

Amazingly, quite a few Republicans have been willing to drink the Kool-Aid. Among them are two Colorado Republican House members, Representatives Mike Coffman and Cory Gardner (who is seeking a seat in the Senate). Both have come out in favor of amnesty as a cornerstone component of “comprehensive immigration reform.”

But supporting mass amnesty is apparently not enough. Coffman and Gardner refuse to subvert the Constitution and support the Obama administration’s moves to implement amnesties that were never enacted, or unilateral decisions to suspend deportation mandated by existing statutes. As their reward, the George Soros-supported group, America’s Voice, purchased all of the ad space on Friday on the Denver Post’s homepage attacking Coffman and Gardner.

The banner ad, asks, “What are Rep. Cory Gardner & Mike Coffman doing to pass immigration reform? Nothing.” Another ad encourages the paper’s online readers to, “Call Rep. Mike Coffman and Rep. Cory Gardner and tell them to stop blocking immigration reform!” A third charges that, “Republicans like Rep. Mike Coffman and Rep. Cory Gardner are blocking immigration reform and voting to deport DREAMers.

As if that weren’t thanks enough for their efforts, another Soros-backed group, We Belong Together, Gardner and Nevada Republican Mark Amodei, another amnesty supporter, had their offices taken over by protestors.

Instead of feeling like they have fallen into the warm embrace of the amnesty lobby, perhaps these guys are starting to wonder whether they have fallen into the clutches of the amnesty mafia.

About Author


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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    Let us not forget the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas wealthy like Mr. Sheldon A., conservatives pouring in money to back open borders and lower wages. Than we have our wealthy Texans, like the late builder Mr. Perry who fight attempts to make it the law, to check the legal status of employees.

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    Do those “republicans” falling into line with the liberals thinking about so called “immigration reform really think that by going along with allowing those from other countries to assault our borders and then be allowed to stay and collect those “entitlements” that they will then be more likely to be re-elected?? I would think that the more reasonable thinking would be that for any “liberal vote” that they picked up they would lose more votes from the conservatives that put them there in the first place. I know that politician would then lose my vote….

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    Obama promised fundamental change and the democrats willingly elected him twice,well in order to fundamentally change something you must destroy what is already there;who knew so many democrats were unhappy with the US of A.A nation can be destroyed only two ways ;one is by conquest the other is by debt.It is not just spending but overloading the welfare,education,medical ,financial,energy,manufacturing systems ,etc. that puts a nation so in the hole that it ceases to be viable.That is what you are witnessing our “Imperial President” doing.Portugal is the posterchild for alternate energy ;it is also the basketcase of Europe followed closely by Greece For every job provided by “alternate energy” they lost 31/2 jobs in other industries.Obama has done that to us with his “phone and pen” .WAKE UP AMERICA we can come back but only through capitalism not socialism.PEACE

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    As someone mentioned, we need to look closely at the pictures of these children – and the many adults in the groups who are ignored by the MSM – and see children who have not just trekked across several countries. Has anyone wondered how four year olds could walk that far? I’m willing to bet that they were brought to the border, or just out of eyesight of the BP, on buses. They are not dirty or unkempt. Their clothes are presentable, certainly not outfits that have withstood weeks, possibly months of foot travel. Then think how this mass exodus came about. Could it be our own government footing the bill, courtesy of the US taxpayer? I think there is more to this than meets the eye. I won’t be surprised if it all comes out soon. Of course, this could be the next scandal to make us forget all the others gone before it.

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      I agree. I never thought about it until I heard some of the speakers on t.v. that it was organized and part of a network. Where did it come from? Not just a rumor, Some type of organization set up a thread to be followed from this country
      to Southern Borders or Vice versa. Write you Congressman and ask them to bring up an investigation. Did it start from someone in the Obama Administration, some of the Pro Amnesty Groups, the Catholic Church (well?). This may be
      a fine scandal -but if we don’t write or call and let D>C>, know our concern – it will just drop until the next flocking of the masses.

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    Unless and until chain migration is stopped, along with birthright citizenship, it’s all over. The kids and their parents may as well keep flooding in.

    America’s future will much be much more like Brazil. It is what it is.

    Oh, and let’s not forget about the Oxford report on the future of automation. There simply aren’t enough jobs for everyone now. What will it be like in 50? Amazing.

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    From a story over the weekend by Cindy Carcamo of Tribune Newspapers:

    “The fact that so many parents with children have been freed to travel within the US has sent rumors flying through Central American nations that parents will not be detained in the US if they arrive with a child..”. “ICE officials said they couldn’t guarantee that they would pursue all cases in which immigrants do not show up for follow-up appointments, but would examine each case to determine priorities.”

    The American media may be clueless but the illegals are not. The fact that “so many parents with children have been freed to travel within the US” means that message is hardly a “rumor” and it immediately gets back home.

    And here we go again with the same old “examine each case to determine priorities”. Unless these people arrived with a kilo of drugs the government is not going to “pursue” them. It’s what they do now, they “administratively close” cases unless the person hasn’t “committed a crime”, failing to acknowledge that crossing the border illegally and ignoring orders to report within 15 days of arriving at your destination in this country ARE crimes.

    Could YOU ignore an order from the government to report somewhere? The fact that this administration refuses to reveal how many are actually registering within the 15 days is proof that most aren’t doing it. Because as usual, there are no penalties for ignoring our immigration laws, only rewards. We have open borders in all aspects.