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GOP Strategist Lisa Boothe Takes Down Democrats On Executive Amnesty

Lisa Boothe on Your World With Neil Cavuto


Over Labor Day weekend, Fox News’ Stuart Varney hosted a great segment on President Obama’s impending “executive amnesty” in which GOP media strategist Lisa Boothe demolished Democrat Obama apologist Jennice Fuentes and, in the process, showed the Capitol Hill GOP and Republican candidates for Congress how to handle the issue when Obama goes forward with his unilateral action on amnesty for illegal aliens.

Fuentes’ premise was that since Obama had given his demand for "comprehensive immigration reform" and amnesty for illegal aliens to Congress, and Congress had refused to comply, he was perfectly within his rights to go forward in granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

When Boothe took down that Constitutional fiction by pointing out that the House had indeed passed a border security funding bill, and Varney asked “why didn’t Obama negotiate with Congress like every other president” Fuentes really had no answer other than to fall back on the ridiculous propositions that “we need to know who these people are” and granting them amnesty was apparently the only way to “recognize their humanity.”

Now, here’s the key point and from our perspective the lesson for the GOP:  Boothe didn’t take the bait on the whole “humanitarian crisis” myth that Obama and the Democrats have woven around this summer’s invasion of our southern border.

What she said, and what we think every Republican running for Congress should memorize is “we are in this crisis because of Obama's failed policies… he sent the message to central American families that their children could stay if they got to America…” and “…the reason we are facing this current immigration crisis is because of President Obama's failed policies undermining the rule of law... we are a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation of laws.”

Lisa Boothe was right on the message with the findings of top pollster Kellyanne Conway, President & CEO of the polling company, who recently conducted a poll that found likely voters were unequivocal in their support of immigration policies that protect the American worker.

Perhaps the most important finding of Conway’s research was this data point: 75% want more enforcement of current immigration laws, including 63% of Hispanics and over 50% of Democrats (emphasis ours) meaning that the line Ms. Fuentes was selling isn’t being bought by Hispanic voters or even half of Democrats.

The problem the GOP is wrestling with today is that too many Republicans have bought the Chamber of Commerce line that Republicans are about to go extinct because they want our immigration laws enforced. Lisa Boothe and Kellyanne Conway are showing the GOP the way forward between now and November 4, 2014… if Republicans will only listen.

Click here to see Lisa Boothe with Stuart Varney on Your World With Neil Cavuto

For a copy of Kellyanne Conway’s “Friends Family Memo” on her immigration poll please click the following link:Immigration – Public Opinion Realities and Policy Political Opportunities

For a slide deck featuring Kellyanne Conway’s analysis from the study, please click here: 
Immigration – Public Opinion Realities and Policy Political Opportunities – Friends Family Memo- 08 19 2014

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