Immigration Bill Passes Senate; Here’s a List of GOP Senators to Primary

by Ryan on June 27, 2013

in Culture,Economy,Election 2014,Election 2016,Health Care,Immigration,Politics

With cloture invoked on Monday, the final version of the Senate’s crap sandwich “comprehensive immigration reform” bill was voted on today and passed 68-32.

Below is a list of Republicans who voted for the bill who MUST have a primary challenge in their next election.


This bill sucks, and everyone involved should already know that:

  • It gives huge discretion to the President and DHS Secretary in declaring whether or not border security benchmarks are met without any Congressional oversight — by the 2014 elections they will merely “declare” the border secure and start legalizing and extending lavish benefits we can’t afford ASAP.
  • It also gives special treatment for hiring the newly legalized using Obamacare as a weapon against citizens and those here with legal residency-status.
  • It will hurt the already struggling labor force, bringing down wages while disproportionately hurting low-skilled workers and non-Hispanic minorities.
  • Also, we have the 1986 amnesty experience fresh in our minds where border security was promised, but never delivered.
  • On top of that, we have existing law which is not being enforced — only a great big 1,000+ page new bill can fix our problems?!  Anyone who believes that, given the past behavior of this administration, should be primaried anyway.

And those are only a few of the things we know about!  Who knows what other surprises are in this labyrinethine boondoggle?

Hence, the 14 GOP senators who voted for this mess knew that they were voting against the will of their voters for a bill which was designed by Democrats to demographically destroy the GOP by sustaining a permanent Democrat voting underclass.

I completely agree with Rush that Rubio and crew were told by their potential donors to quack like a duck on this and they did.  Politicians being held hostage by their donors?  Shocking, I know, but here we are.

If voting for these kinds of Republicans means having them serve like Democrats, as well as governing against the best interest and will of their constituents, then who needs them.  If we they won’t pay attention to their own voters, then to paraphrase Ronald Reagan:  we won’t leave the Republican Party; the Republican Party will have left us.  I’d rather lose on principle than lose my soul in the process.

In sum, these are the folks who need primary challenges as soon as possible:

Lamar Alexander (TN)

Kelly Ayotte (NH)

Jeff Chiesa (NJ), Chris Christie’s puppet

Susan Collins (ME)

Bob Corker (TN)

Jeff Flake (AZ)

Lindsay Graham (SC)

Orrin Hatch (UT)

Dean Heller (NV)

John Hoeven (ND)

Mark Kirk (IL)

John McCain (AZ)

Lisa Murkowski (AK)

Marco Rubio (FL)… I’d love to see Allen West run against him in 2016!

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Mike June 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Rubio, Mayotte, and to a lesser degree, Hatch are especially disappointing here. They all campaigned as tea party outsiders committed to the rule of law. At least with the others, we at least kind of knew what we were getting.

I think Rubio saw that Romney got through the primaries being a squish and figures he can do the same and then just count on people like us to hold our noses and vote for him in the general. Gross miscalculation. I and I suspect many others, are “this” close to leaving the GOP. It isn’t even a “consequences be damned” fait accompli anymore. That’s our party’s problem; the distinctions are now without difference.


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