Ann Coulter – February 18, 2015 – GOP DOUBLE-CROSSING TRAITORS


Now that a federal judge has held Obama’s illegal

executive amnesty unconstitutional, perhaps U.S. senators will remember

that they swore to uphold the Constitution, too.

Back when they needed our votes before the last election,

Republicans were hairy-chested warriors, vowing to block Obama’s

unconstitutional “executive amnesty” — if only voters gave them a

Senate majority. The resulting Republican landslide suggested some

opposition to amnesty.

Heading into the election, college professor Dave Brat took out

the sitting House majority leader and amnesty supporter Eric Cantor in a

primary, despite being outspent 40-1. It was the greatest upset in

history since the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” at the Lake Placid Olympics:

Never before has a House majority leader been defeated in a primary. And

Brat did it by an astonishing 55.5 percent to 45.5 percent.

Again, the voters seemed to be expressing disquiet with amnesty.

After that, even amnesty-supporting Sen. Lamar Alexander,

R-Tenn., was denouncing Obama’s executive amnesty. “If the president

were to do that,” he said, “and we have a Republican majority in the

United States Senate, why, we have a number of options that we don’t now

have to remind him to read Article I of the Constitution.”

Poll after poll showed Americans ranking illegal immigration as

the No. 1 most important problem facing the nation. We haven’t changed

our minds. Last week, an Associated Press-Gfk poll showed that Obama’s

single most unpopular policy is his position on illegal immigration.

In other words, Obamacare is more popular than amnesty. That’s like losing a popularity contest to Ted Bundy.

Since at least 2006, voters have insistently told pollsters they

don’t want amnesty. Seemingly bulletproof Republican congressmen have

lost their seats over amnesty. President Bush lost the entire House of

Representatives over amnesty. What else do we have to do to convince you

we don’t want amnesty, Republicans? Make it a host on “The View”?

Before the election, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

complained that Obama’s decision to delay his executive amnesty until

after the election was a ploy to prevent Americans from “hold(ing) his

party accountable in the November elections.”

But voters went ahead and held Obama accountable! Now McConnell

is Senate majority leader — and he claims his hands are tied.

McConnell’s spokesman at the National Republican Senatorial

Committee, Brad Dayspring, predicted that Obama’s amnesty threat would

drive voters to “elect a new Senate (that) will stand up to the


Check! Mission accomplished! Done and done! Officially off our

bucket list. OK, guys, your turn. When do you start standing up to the

president? Hello? Hell-oooo?

To gin up votes, “Republican insiders” told the Washington

Examiner last fall that “the results of the midterm elections” would

determine how “aggressive” the GOP would be in fighting Obama’s amnesty.

Voters gave you a blow-out victory, Republicans. You cleaned

their clocks. (Have you seen Harry Reid lately?) Where’s that promised

aggression on amnesty?

Republicans and George Will tell us they can’t stand up to Obama’s executive amnesty because the media are unfair.

Oh, well, in that case … never mind.

This is news to them? They didn’t know the media were unfair

when they were promising to block Obama’s illegal amnesty before the

elections? The media have blamed the GOP for every failure of

Republicans and Democrats to reach an agreement since the Hoover

administration. This isn’t a surprise development.

Why don’t Republicans attack the media? People hate the media!

Their power is eroding — and it would erode a lot faster if Congress

would challenge them. Instead of submitting to the media’s blackmail, my

suggestion is, take their gun away.

Tell voters what the media won’t: that Obama’s “amnesty” will

give illegal aliens Social Security cards and three years of

back-payments through the Earned Income Tax Credit, even though they

never paid taxes in the first place.

Could we get a poll on that: Should the government issue work

permits to illegal aliens and give them each $25,000 in U.S. taxpayer

money? I promise you, Obama would lose that vote by at least 80-20. Even

people vaguely supportive of not hounding illegal aliens out of the

country didn’t sign up to open the U.S. Treasury to them.

Tell voters that the media are refusing to report that, for the

past two weeks, Senate Democrats have been filibustering a bill that

would defund Obama’s illegal amnesty.

Whether or not the Democrats continue to filibuster the bill

containing the amnesty defund, the government won’t shut down —

contrary to hysterical claims by the media and George Will. The

government is funded. Only the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

will be “defunded.”

Which means, wait … I’m counting on my fingers … yes, that’s right: NOTHING.

Nearly all DHS employees are “essential” personnel required to

stay on the job even if the department is defunded — the Secret

Service, the Transportation Security Administration, the Federal

Emergency Management Agency, Customs and Border Protection and the Coast


Approximately 200,000 of DHS’s 230,000 employees will keep working.

By “government shutdown,” the media mean: “some secretaries will not go to work.”

Why don’t Republicans spend all their airtime attacking the

media for lying about what Obama’s amnesty does and what the Democrats

are doing? It’s hard to avoid concluding that Republicans aren’t trying

to make the right arguments. In fact, it kind of looks like they’re

intentionally throwing the fight on amnesty.

If a Republican majority in both houses of Congress can’t stop

Obama from issuing illegal immigrants Social Security cards and years of

back welfare payments, there is no reason to vote Republican ever






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