The heat is already on with the politicians. The Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with a normally unlikely ally, a truly hateful organization, La Raza, to push hard for Congress to take up the Senate immigration bill and jam it through the House of Representatives. And while wishy-washy John Boehner has given a lukewarm response to both sides on the issue, you just know that he is itching to push it through to give his big business allies what they want. And even Paul Ryan, a man who is supposed to be a conservative, has quickly bought on to this travesty.
It's all about money, folks, the big money needed to run campaigns and buy off people and their principles, and since it has been obvious since he became Speaker that Boehner has limited moral values and just loves dealmaking, he leans heavily toward the money boys regardless of what the American people think and want.
And the Chamber of Commerce? Well, if you join a coalition with the "Devil" you clearly signal that you don't have any scruples and your true colors stand out. The Chamber is in it for cheap labor, period. They don't really concern themselves with the plight of the average American, millions of whom are either out of work or reduced to part-time. No, their concern is their own well being regardless of what that will ultimately lead to in the long run.
The only good news here is that there are a large number of Congressmen who are adamantly opposed to the Senate approach to immigration, a position which is nothing more than lax borders, limited enforcement, and amnesty. And since we know that Obama will do whatever he wants by enforcing only those things he chooses, the Senate bill, although a smokescreen with little to offer except amnesty, is even less restrictive than what Obama will administer. And as time has passed, even one of its principle creators, Gang of Eight member Marco Rubio, has now stated that it should be shelved. While I know he is trying to rebuild his image and that is probably the chief reason for him speaking out, I will take allies any way we can get them for this fight.
A majority of House Republicans oppose anything other than a piecemeal approach to immigration reform, but if Boehner refuses to enforce the Hastert rule, as he has done on several occasions, he may have enough RINOs who, if joined with the Democrats, can perhaps pass legislation. So it seems like things are very bleak, right?
Well, not quite so fast. You see, the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Michael McCall of Texas, announced yesterday that he has told Boehner that he, the Speaker, needs to refuse to conference with the Senate over the Senate bill. He has even gone so far as suggest that Boehner needs to make this clearly and publicly known. McCaul instead wants to see piecemeal legislation with border security taking priority in the first round. If this is the case, the House will break immigration down into individual components for consideration, an approach which could lead to a bill that has some value and meaning. By not conferencing over the Senate bill with the Senate, the odds change dramatically back toward the House. And it is incumbent on Boehner to remember that if he negotiates with Harry Reid, who merely does Obama's bidding, any agreement reached will not be honored, just like the debt ceiling. People just don't change the way they do business.
We'll just have to wait and see what this will lead to but it has the potential to slow the train wreck, the second such national issue in a short span of time. I truly believe that if you couple a bad immigration law literally opening the border to millions with the Obamacare system, America will likely implode, something a lot of liberals seem to want.
So let's see what happens in the House in the coming weeks. Follow it closely and let your representatives know of your views. Also keep your eye on the unraveling of Obamacare and speak out on it as well. If we can "gut" these two initiatives we just might begin the long process of turning America around. If not, we probably will not recognize our country in a short period of time and what a sad ending that would be to the most noble political experiment in history.
Stay strong, stay alert and stand your ground. Get involved and let your elected representatives know that you are aware of what is going on. Everyone being informed is the best weapon we have. Politicians fear you when you are armed with the truth.
God bless you all and have a great day. And God bless America.