A lot of people believe in the silly notion that both political parties are the same. While that’s obviously absurd for the most part, there are some areas where that belief holds water. Immigration is one such area lately.
President Obama’s senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, who in 2012 promised that after Obama won re-election, it would be “payback time” and there would be “hell to pay” for all those who opposed them, told the audience at the annual SkyBridge Alternatives Conference that Speaker John Boehner was going to help Obama push amnesty sometime this summer.
“I think we have a window this summer, between now and August, to get something done. We have a commitment from Speaker Boehner, who’s very frustrated with his caucus.”
From Breitbart News:
Boehner, who hired Sen. John McCain’s top amnesty adviser at the end of the last year, has previously told fundraisers in Las Vegas that he was “hell-bent” on getting amnesty legislation done this year and then mocked conservative opponents of amnesty at an event in his Ohio district.
So Jarrett wan’t exactly bluffing.
GOP Conference Chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, once a contender to be Gov. Mitt Romney’s running-mate in 2012, has also suggested passing amnesty by August, and Sen. Marco Rubio recently promised that if he and his Republican colleagues fail to pass amnesty this summer, and if the GOP takes back Congress this November, they will “absolutely” try passing amnesty next year.
Which leads me to a quote from another Breitbart article:
Conservatives who believe that winning back control of the Senate will destroy any chance of amnesty legislation passing are sorely mistaken. In fact, a Republican-controlled Congress may make it easier to provide a path to citizenship for all of the country’s illegal immigrants if this Congress fails to do so.
Why would we want a Republican-controlled Congress if they’re just going to sign laws that will ultimately guarantee nobody on the Right ever has any influence in this country again?
For instance, the most important issue to me personally has always been abortion (ending it, specifically). But voting for candidates based solely on their stance on abortion won’t actually do anything for that issue if there are other issues out there that, when ignored, will feed the abortion industry. Immigration, for example.
The majority of the people who immigrate to this country are from Central America. While most of them are self-proclaimed Christians and Catholics who personally oppose abortion, they still consistently vote for bigger government. Freebies are more important to them than their Christian values. That means they vote for Democrats, and abortion is one of the Democrats’ sacred cows.
We can vote for anti-abortion candidates all we want to make ourselves feel better, but until immigration is stopped, abortion will continue unabated (as will all the entitlement programs).
Therefore, if your number-one issue is abortion—and even if your number-one issue is Obamacare or the deficit or the debt—your true number-one issue should be immigration. It will ultimately be more helpful toward the cause of ending abortion, shrinking the government, and ending Obamacare by voting for a candidate who is pro-abortion, pro-big-government, pro-Obamacare, but anti-immigration than it would be to vote for a candidate who is anti-abortion, anti-big-government, anti-Obamacare, but pro-immigration.
A candidate who supports abortion and Obamacare but unequivocally opposes immigration will be more of an asset to the anti-abortion, anti-Obamcare movement than any candidate who opposes abortion and Obamacare but supports immigration .
Keep that in mind in the coming months as you vote in primary elections and in November.