NC-02: Ellmers THE ONLY NCGOPer to back welfare for illegal immigrants

Renee EllmersRenee Ellmers is the luckiest broad in the Milky Way galaxy.  She would be little more than a political footnote if not for this video.  In 2012, redistricting lagged for so long that she avoided a substantial primary opponent.  In 2014, a deep pocketed potential challenger backed out at the last minute due to family concerns.  She was left with a primary foe who was basically damaged goods before the campaign got going.

Ellmers’ 2014 challenger made amnesty for illegal aliens a central focus of his campaign.  But, he had little money to trumpet his support for securing the borders and point out Ellmers’ blatant support for amnesty.  Despite this blow-up on national radio and this testy meeting with constituents that went viral, Ellmers won renomination with 59 percent of the vote. 

Her buddy, House Majority leader Eric Cantor, lost his primary this week — thanks largely to Tea Party outrage over Cantor’s amnesty advocacy.  His little-known opponent was aided by news reports about an illegal alien surge at the Arizona border.   Ellmers may have met a fate similar to Cantor’s if the North Carolina primary had been held THIS month.

Safely past the primary, and with Clay Aiken her only obstacle to another two years in DC,  Ellmers is back to her inside-the-beltway sycophancy: 

Many Republican supporters of loose borders, along with quite a few Democrats, vehemently deny that they support amnesty. They contend that merely asking illegal aliens to pay a fine and back-taxes in return for legal status is not amnesty. Fox News’s Brit Hume passionately denounced those who refer to some of the immigration proposals in Congress as amnesty.

But amnesty means “an act of forgiveness for past offenses, especially to a class of persons as a whole.” What else would you call granting legal status, let alone the privilege of full blown citizenship, to millions of people who came to the U.S. illegally?

Even beyond amnesty itself, Congress seems to trip over itself providing benefits to people who came to the U.S. illegally. Just look at the inability of the GOP-controlled House to deny aliens welfare and benefits even before they are granted legal status.wall

On Tuesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) offered an amendment to the FY 2015 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill (H.R. 4745) to cut off Section 8 housing for those here in the country illegally. Gohmert cited a 2009 HUD study which showed that 0.4% of spending for housing programs go towards subsidizing illegal immigrants. His amendment would have cut the Public Housing Capital Fund by $7.1 Million and the Public Housing Operating Fund by $17.6 million, which is commensurate to the 0.4% share of the overall budget steered towards housing subsidies for illegal aliens.

In a time when some American citizens can’t get the housing they need it is unacceptable that those ineligible are stealing from them. This amendment would help encourage HUD to look into this problem and make corrections in their oversight and enforcement of the laws that should govern the way they run the federal housing assistance programs,” said Gohmert.

Amazingly, 70 Republican House members joined with almost every Democrat to defeat Gohmert’s amendment. Among those who voted to keep the subsidies for illegals were Eric Cantor and Renee Ellmers, two Republicans who were challenged on their support for amnesty. Ironically, Cantor was defeated in a stunning upset on that very day by Dave Brat who criticized Cantor for promoting policies that have attracted more illegal immigration.

Check out the roll call vote.  Ellmers was THE ONLY Republican from North Carolina to oppose this no-brainer of an amendment.  Seriously, folks.  AT WHAT POINT do we tell this woman that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?


Democrats and establishment Republicans will continue to vociferously deny their support for amnesty, but their refusal to take legalization and welfare benefits off the table even before securing the border speaks for itself. Call it amnesty, lawlessness, open borders, a convoluted version of immigration reform, or just plain doubling down on failure, but one thing is clear: it is wrong for America. It places the interests of foreign citizens over those of native Americans and legal immigrants. If the continued border surge (engendered by the magnets of endless subsidies and care), coupled with Cantor’s defeat, do not serve as a wake-up call, some of these politicians might have to learn the hard way.


14 thoughts on “NC-02: Ellmers THE ONLY NCGOPer to back welfare for illegal immigrants

  1. This sucks, but I have a different question for you.

    This site always attacks Renee. I assume that this site is also part of a Tea party network, if that is a correct way of referring to it.

    Are you sure that the Tea Party is opposed to amnesty for illegals? I ask for 2 reasons.

    1) A tea party US Rep, Labrador, has decided to challenge Kevin McCarthy to replace Cantor. But Labrador is a bigger supported of amnesty than Cantor is? I was hoping for Pete Sessioms, but that didn’t materialize.

    2) Our local tea party group has endorsed Mark Walker for congress. I have lots of friends supporting both candidates but whenever I ask the ones that support Walker why they support him even though he refuses to pledge to repeal Obamacare and he even CAMPAIGNED on establishing a pathway to CITIZENSHIP for illegals and had it on his website (saw it with my own eyes before he took it down), their response is usually some variation of “Well, he is my friend”. Big ffing deal.

    It the tea party supports people like Labrador and Walker, they owe every establishment GOPer an apology.

    1. Labrador may fool some, but you are absolutely right. He supports amnesty/legalization/path to citizenship. But, he’s smart and has figured out how to finesse the topic better than most…..certainly better than amnesty-bot Ellmers. I have a close friend in Idaho who has been very active writing letters to the editor ‘outing’ Labrador on his statements and positions on immigration since he came into office. He backed away from the House gang that was crafting an amnesty bill last year when it got too hot. From the get-go, he was supported by such lobbying groups as the Dairyman’s Association, a big proponent of amnesty and unlimited cheap foreign labor.

  2. It’s not my district, but I wouldnt be crying any if Aiken wins.

    Yes, he’d suck, but that’s already a given with that seat already, and nothing is really going to change that. Might as well also attempt to send another message to the GOP leadership – at least we could salvage “some” good from the train wreck that is Ellmers and that office. 🙂

  3. Elmers is not only stupid, but she is also dishonest. It is a travesty that she represents the conservative Second District. We would be better off with Aiken. In 2016 we need to run a solid conservative and get rid of this GOP flake for good. People have no idea had really bad this woman is.

    1. I will gladly vote for Aiken over Ellmers. He is not yet a proven liar, nor is he conniving and actively working behind the scenes to help leadership pass some form of amnesty. As far as I know, he has not yet voted to hand taxpayer dollars over to illegal aliens.

  4. These idiots need not only to be watching what happened to Cantor, but also what happened to lots of tradtional political parties across Europe in their recent elections. The grassroots on both sides of the pond are sick and tired of the politicians who are soft on immigration.

  5. Ellmers will work with Tillis to tax the worker bees to death to pay for the fair distribution of Obama’s refugees. The Tea Party is not a political party. We need to form a Constitutional Conservative party.

  6. Renee Ellmers quickly showed the only person she really represents in Renee Ellmers. It will catch up with her.

  7. I see my rep in NC07 Mike McIntyre crossed the “border” to vote for continuing benefits for illegals. He claims to be against ANY form of amnesty. Guess he thought no one would notice this vote. He is wrong. He is retiring in November. Guess his true colors are showing now.

    1. Watch out for that guy that Cantor came to your district and campaigned for it the primary. He is a former K Street lobbyist who once lobbied in favor of illegal immigration. Why does our party keep coming up with these duds?

      1. You must mean Rouzer? We are onto his positions on immigration don’t worry. Doubt he’ll listen to us though even though we were able to get him on record denying he will support amnesty. He’s won. He won’t care what we the people have to say on the issue. Same as Tillis. WTP forced him to comment on the issue saying he is against amnesty. Words have no meaning to a politician running for offfice.

        1. Watch out for these undocumented Democrat types. They speak in an Orwellian language. To them amnesty is not amnesty. For example they say it is not amnesty if they have to pay a small fine. What crap.

          It is better to get them on record using the language of the left. Are they or are they not for ”a pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens? Do they or do they not support any preferences whatsoever for illegal aliens now in the country over those who have applied legally and been denied. Allowing them to stay in the country under any circumstances is such a preference.

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