Friday, June 28, 2013
RNC Head Urges House To Vote For Amnesty
Yes, the head of the Republican National Committee is lobbying for a bill that will put millions of Democrat voters on the rolls. No joke:
"We need comprehensive immigration reform," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told CNN in an interview in his Capitol Hill office. "I don't think we can continue to drift along with this mess of immigration laws that we have. And a mess that in many regards has been the results of our government not even enforcing the laws that are in place. There is plenty of blame to go around for why we are in this position, but I think it's about time that we address it." [...]
Priebus said that House Speaker John Boehner is unlikely to take up the Senate bill and instead craft a package that could be approved by the House before being taken back to Senate negotiators.
"My understanding is that the House is going to draft its own version of an immigration bill that they see as either a better fix for comprehensive immigration reform, or something that is reflective of the Republican majority of the House, and then potentially go to conference, and potentially have a conclusion," he said.
"I know the leadership in the House is committed to putting something pretty comprehensive together that's going to address the issue," he said.
Oh, and then there's this:
"One thing I think is pretty clear," Priebus told CNN. "We wouldn't have been in this place without Republicans being at the table pushing for immigration reform. And I think this conversation would never be happening without Marco Rubio."
Yes, Marco Rubio...who made border security a main issue of his campaign and referred to the path to citizenship as just a cover word for amnesty.Who openly lied.
If Charlie Crist had won in 2010, would things be any different?
As for Reince Priebus, he's supposed to be the GOP's top mechanic, the one who's job it is to find and field acceptable candidates, fund them and help them strategize how to win.
Assuming he actually does know the craft of politics, riddle me this - why would you urge your own party get behind legislation that is going to legalize millions of Democrat voters, while alienating your own party's base?
I've already run those numbers myself last November, showing that the Hispanic tidal wave is a myth..a mere 3.5% of the electorate in 2012 and already mostly inhabiting Blue States like California, New York and New Jersey.Two thirds of the Hispanic electorate is either Republican or up for grabs. And as Byron York recently pointed out, Romney would have had to win a ridiculously high 70% of the Hispanic vote to win, but with only 4% more of the white vote, from 59% to 64%, he'd have won handily.
Almost 5 million white voters sat it out in 2012 because Mitt Romney didn't resonate with them and over 3 million of them were self-declared registered Republicans.
Priebus can't be so stupid as to be unable to add, so the obvious conclusion is that he's simply following the orders of the people that pay his salary. They'd prefer to alienate the GOP's base (whom they've always hated anyway) and run an approved member of the Ruling Class like Jeb Bush in 2016.
They're going to see where that gets them.