The Weekly Standard’s blog headlines a 3-page article titled “84 House Republicans Support Legalizing Undocumented Workers.”
Author Maria Santos notes on Page Two that among this “Full List” of representatives, “some may have since changed their minds, but all spoke positively of legalizing immigrants within the last year.” Check out numbers 3, 4, 5, and 6 on the list of 84. They are all names familiar to Arizona Republicans.
Twenty other GOP U.S. Reps, listed as “The Maybes” have said they would be willing to consider amnesty. The word amnesty is actually never used. The smooth members of congress know how to play word games better than Pat Sajak and Vanna White combined. Sajak is likely more reliable than many of the folks on the list — as evidenced by the numerous articles he has written for the conservative magazine Human Events.
The words of Texas Rep. Ted Poe illustrates the erudite-sounding and carefully massaged turn of phrase of which we should all beware: “We should start a documentation process…Documentation does not mean citizenship and all of the rights that the term bestows. It means a type of legal status, either temporary or permanent, for some that are here, and it also means a pathway home for those who are here to commit crimes.”
It’s time to turn up the heat again…before Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Bob Goodlatte, et al (including the Arizonans named in this article) sell us out. It’s clear the effort is underway.
Our earlier post today “Shutdown? GOP U.S. Reps still working to backdoor amnesty,” meshes well with the Weekly Standard article. The WS does a great job of naming the names and citing their disturbing quotes.
Read them. Then do something.