Tea Partiers and other grassroots limited government types have been disappointed time and again by the Republican leaders on Capitol Hill they elected and elevated in 2010 and 2012. Spending. Taxes. Benghazi. Gays in the military. Brace yourselves. It appears ONE MORE is on the way:
[…] A new report from the Texas-based Quorum Report, published by longtime Texas journalist Harvey Kronberg, says that House Speaker John Boehner plans to push amnesty legislation through the House, after the primary filing deadline for candidates. The move would prevent Tea Party from challenging GOP lawmakers who support amnesty in 2014.
Scott Braddock reported on Tuesday that “in recent weeks, various Texas business interests have told Quorum Report that Boehner has been telling them that he will start holding immigration votes not long after the filing deadline has passed.”
Braddock noted that those business community sources spoke with him “on condition of anonymity because their conversations were held behind closed doors and they added it wasn’t made clear to them just how confidential the information was meant to be.”
“Nevertheless, what was made clear was that Boehner felt the need to protect House Republican incumbents who are otherwise seen as conservative but have expressed an openness to immigration reform that includes a robust guest worker program,” Braddock wrote, before citing three specific Texas GOP congressmen: Reps. Ted Poe (R-TX), John Carter (R-TX) and Sam Johnson (R-TX). […]
*Oh-KAY.* Let’s tie that to word that Renee Ellmers is slated to become a point-person in the “immigration reform” debate, and her speech to amnesty advocates in Randolph County last year. Let’s also keep in mind US Senate candidate Thom Tillis’ remarks to the Farm Bureau late least year.
Let’s also look at the story about Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the House judiciary committee chairman, who HAS been an opponent of amnesty. He’s apparently softened the language about amnesty on his web site BIG TIME.
Will the GOP actually kowtow to the corporate lobbyists and The US Chamber of Commerce on this issue? Will they really go along with Obama & Reid to tarnish and trash the sanctity of U.S. citizenship — just to keep the PAC money spigot wide open? If what I am reading in the media — and what I am seeing on campaign reports — is true the answer appears to be a resounding YES.
What can we do to counter this reported scheme by Boehner on the amnesty votes? Give EVERY sitting Republican on Capitol Hill a primary opponent. (They tend to pay attention to us a lot better when their job security appears threatened.) EVERY ONE. Even if you like them. Give them an opponent. A name on the ballot, and a paid filing fee. It sends the message loud and clear: If you go along with this sellout, we can bring YOU home at primary time.