Erick Erickson over at RedState sums up the latest on the Republicans and amnesty beautifully:
News reports indicate that the House GOP plans to surrender to the President and avoid taking a stand against his unconstitutional executive amnesty. Even leftwing media outlets agree that the plan is a unilateral surrender. According to Politico, they will vote on a “symbolic” bill opposing the President’s executive action that the “Senate will likely ignore”, then pass a massive omnibus spending bill that stays silent on amnesty.
For crying out loud, even Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) supports it. We can now call this the Boehner-Reid Amnesty Authorization Act:
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)11% (D-Nev.) on Tuesday signaled that he will accept a House Republican plan to pass an omnibus spending bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security for only a few months.
Reid, who has made passing an omnibus spending bill one of his top priorities of the lame-duck session, said he would consider House passage of the “cromnibus” a policy win.
“That would be a big accomplishment if we could get a bill over here that would fund all the appropriations subcommittees except for one,” Reid told reporters. “I think it’s kind of unfortunate that they’re talking about not doing Homeland Security but that’s the way it is.”
Folks, this Boehner-Reid plan should have been laughed out of the room. Instead, House Republicans are embracing it. They still don’t seem to have learned that in negotiations, they should start with their best offer, not their worst. The best offer is clear: the House must pass a funding bill that stops the President’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. Period. This is made even easier by the fact that conservatives already did their homework for them and wrote ironclad language that would stop the President.
Passing a funding bill that stops the President’s unconstitutional executive amnesty puts the ball in the Senate’s court, and there’s reason to believe that Sen. Harry Reid could have a difficult time handling it. That’s why he’s supporting the Boehner-Reid plan.
This sounds suspiciously like the same tactic used on us with ObamaCare. *Don’t worry. We’ll get it later.* Folks, when you get the wheels of the appropriation process rolling in DC, they are nearly impossible to stop.
What is so scary about a government shutdown? We did in in 2013. The GOP increased its numbers on the Hill in 2014. The voters said loud and clear they wanted Obama stopped. Everyone campaigned on stopping amnesty. Yet, here they are ready to follow Boehner and McConnell in a march to surrender before the fight has even begun.
A measure expressing disapproval of amnesty on one hand while coupling it with a bill to fund everything in the other? (*Hey, look! A shiny object!) I disapprove of taxes, but I am still coughing them up to Uncle Sam.
We hate to say ‘We told you so.’ But .…
Paying back campaign donors is a big deal to DC politicians. The Chamber of Commerce wants amnesty. They shelled out big bucks to a lot of people who won their races. The Chamber expects a return on their investment. The future of the country and those little people back home be damned.
If you want to call DC, knock yourself out. Here is a list of North Carolina’s delegation members (Coble, McIntyre and Hagan are gone). You can call the switchboard at 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121.
If this doesn’t convince you that the struggle is between the Ruling Class and THE REST OF US, I don’t know what will.