Via Breitbart’s Tony Lee, it appears the GOP is more determined than ever to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in November. Every time beltway Republicans seemingly come to the realization that dividing the party from its base before a hugely important election is a recipe for disaster, they do a 180 and double down on stupid. If Boehner and company remain “hellbent” on giving the Democrat Party this gift, you can forget about the GOP retaking the Senate this year. They may not even be able to hold on to the House. What possible reason would conservatives have for supporting a party whose leaders mock our principles and flout the rule of law? If the Republican establishment is trying to blow what should be a good, if not great, midterm election for the GOP, they’re certainly going about it the right way.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who co-wrote the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill that passed last year, said he believes Congress will pass amnesty legislation in “June or July” of this year for President Barack Obama to sign.
“I want to let you in on a little secret. We are going to pass that bill and sign it into law this year,” Schumer said, according to the New York Daily News at an immigration call-in event the publication co-sponsored. “I believe, hopefully June or July, we will have an immigration bill – it may not be exactly the Senate bill – on the floor of the House. They will pass it. We will come to an agreement. They will put that bill on the President’s desk for President Obama to sign into law.”
Last week, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the GOP Conference Chair, said she hoped to get amnesty legislation to the House floor by August.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who told donors that he was “hellbent” on passing amnesty legislation, mocked amnesty opponents in Congress last week. According to NBC 5 in Texas, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) “will soon introduce a bill that will establish a path to citizenship for the minor children of illegal immigrants and a guest worker program,” and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) told Roll Call that Republicans are “as close as we have ever been” in getting amnesty legislation and that they believe they “finally have the policy right.”
I don’t blame the Democrats for this. They’re simply doing what Democrats do: Ignore the law or rewrite it where ever and whenever they see an electoral advantage in doing so. Why GOP party “leaders” want to help them in this endeavor while flipping the bird to those conservatives whose full-throated support they’ll need in November is beyond comprehension. Stupid party, indeed. Read Tony Lee’s entire article here.