As discussed here, several GOP (U.S.) Senators have been holding meetings to discuss how to come up with a “comprehensive immigration reform” bill. Others in the meetings include Michael Chertoff of the DHS and Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez. There’s no word on what exactly they’re discussing, but those listed as involved are:
* John Cornyn (R-TX)
* Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
* Arlen Specter (R-PA)
* Mel Martinez (R-FL)
* Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
* Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
* John Ensign (R-NV)
There are apparently a few more, but they aren’t listed.
And, from the comments section, someone notes that when attempting to contact Senator Martinez from outside the state of Florida, they were told that Martinez “only takes calls from constituents.” Someone else suggested that they call back and tell Martinez’ office they were an illegal alien and their call might be taken seriously.
And here I thought Mel Martinez was supposedly co-representing the GOP. I disagreed with his naming to co-chair the GOP a few months ago and I now do more than ever.
By this point, I think the reality has sunk in for most of us Republicans that there are two heads to the politics along with the Party.
There’s the pro-amnesty head (Martinez, Bush, Guiliani, Bloomberg, Brownback, Graham, Cornyn, Specter, Kyl, McCain, almost probably Romney and many others) (and “comprehensive immigration reform” means amnesty by various convoluted program stitches and no one’s being fooled by the “I don’t mean amnesty” statements because that is misleadment if not outright deceit by those who make that pronouncement — President Bush, Martinez and McCain especially).
And then there’s the rest of us who are Conservatives and oppose illegal immigration, who ask that our U.S. Constitution be upheld and enforced (deportation is the penalty for being in the U.S. illegally and just because the Constitutional penalty is inconvenient and/or “not practical” does not mean anyone who has sworn to uphold the Constitution can sidestep their duties — President Bush, specifically) and disagree with the vast array of fraud and dishonesty and lack of ethics inherent in illegal immigration and those who both traffic and profit from it.
Contact these GOP wigglers and see what they say. If it’s: “I don’t support amnesty” ask each one of them to explain how that is, specifically. Scratch the surface of “immigration reform” and you’ll get “amnesty” by various other nested names.
Don’t be misled: “comprehensive immigration reform” means amnesty because we have here one-side of the Party who thinks it’s “just not practical” to enforce our United States Constitution.
lonewacko is a tremendous blog providing extensive and ongoing coverage of illegal immigration and U.S. political intrigues that have and continue to encourage it — please read lonewacko.com if you are not already doing so.