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 Sessions Unloads: ‘The Same Recycled Talking Points — Crafted, It Would Appear, with the Help of the Same Consultants and Special Interests’
By NRO Staff
January 30, 2014 7:03 PM

Senator Sessions is out with this statement on the House immigration “principles”:

    Once again, we have  the same recycled talking points—crafted, it would appear, with the help of the same consultants and special interests. Each time, the talking points are followed by legislation that fails to match the promises—legislation that, at bottom, ensures only the amnesty and not the enforcement. The leadership talking points look like an attempted repackaging of the tired Gang-of-Eight-style formula that has been proposed, rejected, and re-proposed for years. It is no surprise then that Senator Schumer and former Speaker Pelosi are so encouraged by these developments. But while Democrat leaders and interest groups appear satisfied, this document was not voted upon by the GOP conference and clearly does not represent the consensus of Republican members. Is it not time we pushed aside the stale proposals stitched together in concert with the same lobbyists, and asked what is in the best interests of the hardworking American citizen—and the nation?

    In three fundamental respects, the House leaders’ emerging immigration proposal appears to resemble the Senate plan: it provides the initial grant of amnesty before enforcement; it would surge the already unprecedented level of legal lesser-skilled immigration to the U.S. that is reducing wages and increasing unemployment; and it would offer eventual citizenship to a large number of illegal immigrants and visa overstays.

    Rank-and-file House Republicans are the last line of defense for working Americans. Now is the time for rank-and-file House Republicans to claim the leadership mantle and to say, firmly: our goal is to transition millions of struggling Americans from welfare and joblessness to work and rising wages. The President has not only dismantled enforcement but has delivered for a small group of special interests and CEOs by forcing through the Senate legislation that drastically surges the future flow of new immigrant workers competing against unemployed Americans. There is a reason why these increases are never mentioned in the slick ads and radio spots: the American people reject them. Americans earning under $30,000 prefer a reduction to an increase in current record immigration levels by a 3-1 margin. Republicans have the chance to be the one party giving voice to the real-world concerns of the everyday worker whose wages have been flat or falling for more than 10 years.

    House leaders should support—not ignore—the immigration officers pleading for help. They should stand with—not against—unemployed American workers. And they should expose—not join—the President’s campaign to pass an immigration plan that will hollow out our shrinking middle class.


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At least Obama lies for his own side.  Boehner, Ryan and the rest lie for their own personal interests and against the people who put them in power.
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GOP Establishment Plan To Keep 2014 Election Focus on Obamacare: Let’s Do Immigration!
By Andrew C. McCarthy

January 30, 2014 6:50 PM

Let’s see if we can dial in to Republican establishment logic:

(a) An effort to use the Republican-controlled House’s constitutional prerogative not to fund Obamacare (a program Republicans claim to want to repeal) that prompts President Obama and congressional Democrats to shut down the government rather than negotiate concessions (notwithstanding that Obama is simultaneously and unconstitutionally ordering concessions by executive fiat) is a reckless, counterproductive strategy because riveting the public’s attention to the harm that will be done by Obamacare somehow detracted the public’s attention from the disastrous roll-out of Obamacare.

However …

(b) Now, with the Obamacare debacle getting worse by the day and teeing up as the defining issue of the 2014 midterm elections, Republican leadership has decided this is the perfect time to roll out an immigration reform proposal (i) that has nothing to do with Obamacare and is certain to detract attention from its failure; (ii) that fraudulently proclaims “enforcement first” while actually prioritizing legal status for law-breakers, thereby encouraging more law-breaking and ensuring that enforcement never happens; (iii) that depends for enforcement on a president who has demonstrated that he will not enforce the immigration laws; and (iv) that will be deeply offensive to the GOP’s already disgruntled conservative base, ensuring that droves of them will sit out the 2014 midterms.

Sheer genius.
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Jeff Sessions is one of the VERY few in Washington that I trust!
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Jeff Sessions is one of the VERY few in Washington that I trust!

It is too short a list.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776


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