When “Gang of Eight” Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) faced a tough re-election campaign back in 2010, he found an issue that gave him an edge over his Republican primary challenger at a time when anti-incumbent sentiment was running high.
McCain asks, “Have we got the right plan?”
Without skipping a beat, Sheriff Babeu answers, “The plan’s perfect. You bring troops, state, county and local law enforcement together.” With a look of determination, McCain adds, “And complete that danged fence.” The Sheriff concludes with, “Senator, you’re one of us.”
During a candidates’ debate that same year in Florida, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’s Republican primary challenger, Gov. Charlie Crist, asserted that an earned path to citizenship for illegal immigrants would require them to “get in the back of the line, pay a fine if necessary, [pay] their back taxes, and be able to become productive members of the American economy,” said Crist.
Three years after voters elected two Senate Republican candidates who pledged to secure America’s southern border, McCain and Rubio voted to pass S. 744–an “earned path to citizenship” that “is basically code for amnesty.” What accounts for their dramatic about-face?
According to the Washington Post, it’s money. “The major donors of the [Republican] party who serve as the bundlers of presidential campaigns and the funders of super PACs…have a very clear preference: They want a [immigration] deal done,” said the Post.
With campaign bundlers able to buy so much political influence, what is to stop them from pressuring the passage of an amnesty bill with mountains of cash to fill many a campaign war chest ahead of the 2014-midterm elections? The short answer is–you.
The following link allows you to find your House member by typing your Zip code into the search window: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.
When your Representatives’s information pops up, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the telephone number to his or her Washington office. Call and urge them not to pass any immigration bill.
You can add further pressure on your elected representatives by joining the Black Leadership Alliance in Washington, DC on July 15. We, along with an exciting line up of speakers like Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Former Congressman Allen West and others will be gathering at 9:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza to oppose amnesty at the DC March For Jobs.
You can register for the march at: http://www.dcmarchforjobs.com/ .
Breitbart News will telecast the entire event live on monday from 11am EDT to 4pm EDT.