First things . . . Richard Falknor on 02 Mar 2015
Decisive Week To Keep House GOP From Buying Obama Amnesty; 63% Of VA GOP Members Stood Firm Friday But MD’s Harris Folded
“If Obama would threaten a veto and potential shutdown unless GOP members walk around naked, theyd oblige bec. ‘they’d get blamed 4 shutdown'” –Daniel Horowitz Tweet
World Net Daily’s Drew Zahn captures Friday’s House of Representatives floor drama in his “Republican rebels stand fast against Boehner, amnesty: ‘If it’s illegal, it’s illegal,’ declares member of GOP resistance”–
“In the contentious voting over a Homeland Security funding bill Friday night, nearly 50 mostly conservative Republicans openly defied House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio – not once, but twice.”
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“Later in the evening, the proposal was put forward to pass a bill funding the DHS for just one week, and this time, 55 Republicans voted against the measure. Pelosi, however, rallied Democrats to switch their votes and agree to what she called ‘a 7-day patch.’ ‘Your vote tonight,’ Pelosi wrote in a letter to fellow Democrats, ‘will assure that we will vote for full funding next week.’”
Kudos to the five Virginia House GOP members who voted Friday here and here to hold fast on denying money for the president’s illegal executive amnesty: Robert Hurt; Morgan Griffith; Robert Wittman; Randy Forbes; Dave Brat.
The unanswered question is whether the Speaker plans to bring to the House floor this week (and pass with Democratic votes) a bill to bankroll the Department of Homeland Security through September 30 with no restrictions on the Constitution-breaking Obama executive amnesty.
National Journal’s Alex Brown reports “Democrats: Boehner Promised Us a Vote on a Clean DHS Bill Next Week”–
“House conservatives were told a shutdown-averting vote last night bought them a week reprieve to strategize a new fight against President Obama’s immigration orders. Democrats believe they’ve been promised a vote on a full-year funding bill by next Friday. A week from now, one of those groups is going to be very disappointed—and likely irate at the deception of its own leadership.”
The Fatal Consequences of Allowing Obama’s Amnesty Plans
We are talking about much more than cheap (unskilled and skilled) labor for Giant Business. Their campaign donations drive the Republican Establishment, as senator Jeff Sessions pointed out in his “Don’t Give the Masters of the Universe Their Amnesty”–
“So who are these so-called expert advocates and business leaders? They are not the law-enforcement officers; they are not our ICE officers; they are not our Border Patrol officers; they are not the American working man and woman; they are not unemployed Americans. They weren’t in the room. You can be sure of that. Their opinions weren’t sought. No, White House officials are meeting with the world’s most powerful corporate and immigration lobbyists and activists who think border controls are for the little people.
The administration is meeting with the elite, the cosmopolitan set, who scorn and mock the concerns of everyday Americans who are concerned about their schools, jobs, wages, communities, and hospitals. These great and powerful citizens of the world don’t care much about old-fashioned things like national boundaries, national sovereignty, and immigration control — let alone the constitutional separation of powers.” (Highlighting Forum’s.)
The End of Assimilation?
We now learn about the “Obama Task Force on New Americans: Changing America by ‘seeding’ migrants in towns everywhere.”
Ann Corcoran rounds up the background and current revelations about the immigration agenda of the Militant Left–
“Obama is changing America by changing the people! You might even say he is ‘colonizing’ America!
And, they are doing it by changing the language as well!
Yesterday several readers directed me to a segment of the Mark Levin radio program where Levin interviewed “Sue” from Maryland.
Sue had been wise enough to get on recent conference calls with the White House Task Force on New Americans, we mentioned the Task Force here and here.
In our first post we told you who was in charge and that they were not ‘assimilating’ immigrants. They are ‘integrating’ them. The word ‘assimilate’ is verboten in the Open Border circles.
The task force was created in November, here it is. Now they are getting to work under the guidance of none-other than former La Raza (‘the race’) agitator
In that second post, we copied verbatim the Task Force on New Americans instructions for getting on the call. Note that they wanted to keep whatever was said from the press:
‘Note to the media: This engagement is not for press purposes.’
After hearing Sue’s description of what she heard, it is no wonder they didn’t want the press to know what was being said!
You can listen to Sue’s report to Levin by going to the Podcast of Levin’s February 26th show. Go here and find the February 26th show. Start listening at 91:12 (on my version of the podcast).
***Update*** Reader Caroline sent us this link to WCBM (Baltimore) where Sue is identified as Sue Payne co-host of the Pat McDonough Radio Show.”
Main Street America is threatened not just with the importation of cheap labor by the so-called Right, but — even more dangerously — with the displacement of our civic and cultural order by the Very Hard Left as they seek to import a replacement people.
Will The Sky Fall If The Department of Homeland Security Funds Lapse?
“in the most recent government shutdown, ’87 percent of DHS employees kept right on working thanks to being classified as essential, while only 13 percent were sent home…under current law the reality is that a shutdown will have no noticeable effect on the important duties of the Department of Homeland Security.”
Tony Lee adds–
“But Obama’s executive amnesty is, according to Dorfman, ‘a step toward two things that will do billions of dollars in damage to our economy’–hurting American workers and imposing more costs on state and local governments:” (Highlighting Forum’s.)
Here is Dorfman’s entire article in Forbes.
What About The Costs of Implementing Amnesty?
Appropriations expert (and recovering Congressman) Ernest Istook warns in the Washington Times, “Millions spent illegally on Obama amnesty plan; so who is going to prison? Bureaucrats obey Obama instead of following federal spending controls.” Istook declares–
“The White House claims that the massive expenses of amnesty processing will be covered by fees charged to applicants, but that fails the laugh test because: 1) expenses are already massive, but zero fees have been collected to date; 2) there have been no calculations released to match expenses with fees; and 3) the Constitution forbids spending any money unless it first is approved by Congress.”
Congressional friends of Federal employees might draw their attention to former House member Istook’s warning about “personal risk” to those working on implementing amnesty–
“It’s illegal to spend federal money on purposes never approved by Congress. Yet Mr. Obama has bureaucrats going full-speed ahead to create the mechanism that would process amnesty for millions, even while a court injunction requires that actual processing cannot yet begin.
Preparations are proceeding ‘full-throttle,’ according to Judicial Watch, which works to make government accountable. The group has uncovered details about some of the tens of millions of dollars already being spent to launch Mr. Obama’s amnesty plan and called for a full investigation. Billions more in tax dollars are also on the line.
“However, there is personal risk for all who do Mr. Obama’s bidding rather than obey the laws that govern federal payments. Each person who violates what’s called the Anti-Deficiency Act (31 U.S. Code Sec. 1341) could be fined $5,000, sent to prison for two years, lose their job, or all of these. That law makes no exceptions for those who claim they merely obeyed orders from superiors, including the president.”
This Week’s Message to Your House GOP Members:
Don’t Become An Amnesty Poodle!
Heavy GOP Establishment political pressure– think US Chamber of Commerce – is likely coming down on House GOP members to capitulate this week: to give the president money to replace American workers and to dilute the votes of Americans through the president’s lawless actions.
- So first, be sure to thank the 55 House GOP members who stood firm last Friday.
- Remind amnesty-backsliding House GOP members to put the Constitution ahead of the Bipartisan Establishment.
- And explain to all your GOP friends that we also face Obama’s scheme of seeding migrants in towns everywhere.