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Is Paul Ryan Joining Marco Rubio In Committing Amnesty Political Suicide?

Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio
We are still astonished and disappointed in how Florida Senator Marco Rubio squandered his conservative and Tea Party movement base by becoming the face of S. 744 – the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” amnesty for illegal aliens legislation.

Any “comprehensive” immigration bill, like S. 744 that gets the enthusiastic support of partisan Democrats, like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, New York Senator Charles Schumer, Illinois Senator Richard Durbin and President Barack Obama is almost by definition bad for Republicans and contrary to conservative principles.

Otherwise it wouldn’t be supported by Obama, Reid, Schumer, Durbin and the like – for evidence of the truth of that analysis witness the common sense amendments sponsored by Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Jeff Sessions that were shot down in the Democratic controlled Senate because they took a principled conservative approach to solving our nation’s illegal immigration problem.

Now it looks like another promising Republican, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, is about to follow Rubio down the plank and over the side into the shark-infested waters of granting amnesty to illegal immigrants.

Ryan, who has many fine personal qualities and conservative instincts, should be smarter than to get sucked-into supporting anything remotely resembling the corrupt pork and special interest favor bloated Senate bill.

The conservative-leaning voters who opposed S. 744 are not “anti-immigrant” and are prepared to have an honest and forthright conversation about how to secure our borders, deal humanely with the millions of illegal aliens already in the country and ensure that the flow of illegal immigrants is stopped once and for all.

What they are not prepared to do is dole out millions of dollars in slush funds to radical Hispanic political organizations like La Raza, grant vast new powers to the federal executive branch, insulate it from Congressional direction and oversight, bring millions of new clients for the welfare state from illegal and ineligible for benefits status to legal and eligible for benefits status and grant blanket amnesty to illegal immigrants who are in jail – and that’s just the beginning of conservatives’ factual analysis of why S. 744 is contrary to conservative principles, bad for Republicans and bad for our country in general.

We think Pat Buchanan made a great point when he wrote in a recent column, “For a generation, when forced to choose between Middle America and corporate America, on NAFTA, most-favored nation for China, and free trade, the GOP establishment opted to go with the Fortune 500. In the GOP the corporate conservative rides up front; the social, cultural and patriotic conservatives in the back of the bus…”

Unfortunately, along with Paul Ryan’s fine personal qualities comes a penchant for granting the kind of deference to the interests of the establishment Republican Party’s corporate paymasters that Pat Buchanan decried.

The shills for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the cheap labor opportunists and the inside-the-Beltway party hacks of the “buy the Hispanic vote” wing of the Republican Party did their best to neutralize and discredit the outraged conservative base during the Senate’s hurried deliberations on S. 744.

Yet, as far as we can tell, despite the millions spent to sell it, no one out in real “outside-the-Beltway America” was convinced that S. 744 – with its corruption, pork and special interest favors – is a good bill.

But it certainly destroyed trust in Marco Rubio and eliminated him as a conservative leader – witness his plummet in the presidential straw polls from number one or two to not even in the top ten in our own CHQ poll and down at number five in an important Iowa poll.

Conservatives, like Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Jeff Sessions had the right ideas on how to deal with our illegal immigration problem. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Committee members Steve King, Louie Gohmert and Lamar Smith have been on the right track in opposing anything remotely resembling S. 744.

We welcome Paul Ryan to the debate on how best to apply conservative principles to immigration reform – something that eluded Senator Rubio.

However, if Paul Ryan wants to avoid Marco Rubio’s fate he must begin by publicly and forcefully rejecting the corruption, pork and special interest favors of Rubio's Gang of Eight bill..

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Rubio and Ryan

What do they know that we don't?

Do they hold some study by some contractor which shows the base coming back because they won't have a choice?

This is amazing, R&R seem to have been taken over, quite suddenly, by some alien force, that somehow changes their thinking.

Perhaps BO threatened them. Perhaps BO forced them both to drink Kool-Aid.

Whatever it is, guess what, I am DONE with these two and WILL NEVER VOTE FOR THEM!

They have less chance to win a national election than even Chris Christie.

Good riddens, R&R.

Paul Ryan on Amnesty

It has been said over and over again that those who fail to study history and learn from it are doomed to repeat it. It appears as if Paul Ryan did not study or learn from the total wreckage Marco Rubio made of his political ambitions in the Republican Party by supporting the amnesty bill. He had better wake up and learn from Rubio's "Titanic" or he will be just as dead in the Republican Party. If he supports the amnesty bill, as Rubio did, he will no longer be a factor in any nationwide political races as a Republican candidate. That is virtually guaranteed.

Ryan like Rubio lose the

Ryan like Rubio lose the trust factor among the Conservative Base, the Independent Conservatives (like myself) and the Libertarian. Ryan lose it many moons ago when he joined Boehner in purging the Conservatives in their Position from the Party.

Ryan is establishment

Don't let him fool you. Ryan is as esablishment as they come. What,it anything,has he accomplished. He talks a good game but always votes big governement. I don't see a strong conservative here.

thought he was a good catholic

If he is as good of a catholic as he says he is he needs to come clean and be a leader and admit
that the bill that obama and his cohearts are trying to push thru is a death sentence for AMERICA
and his future.
If he is the person ye thinks he is,he better think about what these OBAMA tactics means to the future of his children and future generations

What does it mean

Hey No. 78.1931,

What is this death sentence you're talking about and just what about these Obama tactics, what in your opinion do they mean to future generations.

Such generalities are rather vague I can;t make sense of it when you say; "Death" who is going to die and why. Please enlighten us as to the fate of future generations what's awaiting for them.