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The Republican Party of Amnesty

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The Republicans represent the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce wants Amnesty. Eric Canter and John Boehner want nothing more than to work with the President to ensure between 10 and 15 million illegal immigrants are granted legal status. The Republican Party knows that they can’t just pass an amnesty bill. So they are going to break up Amnesty into several bills.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, delivered an upbeat message about legislative prospects during a recent trip to Silicon Valley, said Carl Guardino, chief executive of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, who hosted his visit.

He said Mr. Goodlatte told him action in 2014 was “entirely possible,” likely in the form of votes this summer on five to seven immigration bills.

So, will we vote for a Republican Party that aggressively supports amnesty and the Chamber of Commerce? Or will we decide to stay home on election day? I’m perfectly willing to vote in the primaries where a staunch incumbent of the GOP is being challenged by a constitutionalist, conservative, or libertarian. But if the choice is between an establishment Republican and Democrat, I’m staying home, or if there is a Libertarian on the ballot, I might pull that lever (not that I’m very happy with my Libertarian Party right now either).

So Eric Canter and Bob Goodlatte are big government, pro-amnesty, corporatists. They represent Virginia. Does this mean that the folks voting Republican in Virginia are big government, pro-amnesty, corporatists? It must. Otherwise why are republicans in Virginia electing these folks?

Seriously, what is going on? Either this is what Virginia Republicans support, or else people aren’t putting their representatives on notice that they will vote against them in primaries or not at all in the generals if they continue down this path.

Forget all of that. It’s too late. They’ve already shown their cards and we know what they are now. It’s time to get Canter and Goodlatte and Whittman out of office. Clearly Goodlatte represents Silicon Valley, not you and I. So lets retire him and he can move to California to deal with the kind of mess he intends to create here.

About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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