Children could govern better than this

Some things are not complicated.  But the GOP seems determined to make the simple complex, and the obvious obscure.

Case in point: Congressman Paul Ryan is mouthing off about immigration reform.  Or, excuse me, to be more accurate: constructive immigration reform.  Ryan used the word twice in a single sentence, so it must be important.  (Sarcasm off.)

Hello?  We want the border secured.  And we want the government to enforce the law.  It’s really that simple.

And yet the GOP seems determined to compromise and pander to the left – even after winning major victories across the country on Tuesday.  And even after the American people made it crystal-clear they want the border secured, and they don’t want amnesty.

Why should anyone – elected official or otherwise – feel an ounce of pressure from people who came to the United States illegally?

“AMNESTY NOW!!!!”

Really?  Where do those screaming for amnesty get the right to demand anything or assume they have one iota of power and influence in a country where they illegally reside?

Oh, now I remember.  Because our vice president, in his inimitable wisdom, declared that they are “already Americans.”

Even if he hadn’t made that ridiculously foolish and offensive remark, the American people have been told we’re supposed to be concerned about how hard life is “living in the shadows.”  Well, I’m sorry.  If life is so hard in the shadows, as it were, illegal invaders can always head back to whence they came.

And none of this discussion even touches on the threat of terrorists entering the United States thanks to our porous border.

But for all that – law-breakers making demands and threats to our national security, and (actual) Americans making their voices unequivocally heard on the subject – the GOP seems determined to attend to the needs, wants, wishes, requests, and demands of illegal invaders while ignoring the needs, wants, wishes, requests, and demands of American citizens.

Something is wrong with this picture.

We need to be hounding our elected officials about this (among many other urgent things).  Please contact your elected officials and as many GOP senators as you can (see list below).

The GOP is already on the move (and not in a good way), meeting with the Democrats and spouting off outrageous things, as when Mitch McConnell, fresh on the heels of Tuesday’s victory, announced there would be no government shutdown.  In one fell swoop he (1) usurped the will of the people by singlehandedly making this decision and (2) gave away Congress’s leverage via the power of the purse.

We need to get out in front of immigration reform (“constructive” or otherwise) and amnesty.  And we must not relent.  (For a terrific list of additional issues the GOP should attend to immediately, please read Ben Shapiro’s excellent article here.)

AK

Lisa Murkowski

(202) 224-6665


AL

Jeff Sessions

(202) 224-4124


AL

Richard Shelby

(202) 224-5744


AR

John Boozman

(202) 224-4843


AZ

Jeff Flake

(202) 224-4521

John McCain

(202) 224-2235


FL

Marco Rubio

(202) 224-3041


GA

Saxby Chambliss

(202) 224-3521

Johnny Isakson

(202) 224-3643


IA

Chuck Grassley

(202) 224-3744

ID

Mike Crapo

(202) 224-6142
James Risch

(202) 224-2752

IL

Mark Kirk

(202) 224-2854


IN

Daniel Coats

(202) 224-5623


KS

Jerry Moran

(202) 224-6521

Pat Roberts

(202) 224-4774

 

KY

Mitch McConnell

(202) 224-2541
Rand Paul

(202) 224-4343


LA

David Vitter

(202) 224-4623


ME

Susan Collins

(202) 224-2523


MO

Roy Blunt

(202) 224-5721


MS

Thad Cochran

(202) 224-5054

Roger Wicker

(202) 224-6253


NC

Richard Burr

(202) 224-3154


NE

Deb Fischer

(202) 224-6551
Mike Johanns

(202) 224-4224


ND

John Hoven

(202) 224-2551


NH

Kelly Ayotte

(202) 22 4-3324


NV

Dean Heller

(202) 224-6244


OK

Tom Coburn

(202) 224-5754

James Inhofe

(202) 224-4721


OH

Rob Portman

(202) 224-3353
 

PA

Patrick Toomey

(202) 224-4254
 

SC

Lindsey Graham

(202) 224-5972

Tim Scott

(202) 224-6121
 

SD

John Thune

(202) 224-2321
 

TN

Lamar Alexander

(202) 224-4944

Bob Corker

(202) 224-3344
 

TX

John Cornyn

(202) 224-2934

Ted Cruz

(202) 224-5922
 

UT

Orrin Hatch

(202) 224-5251

Mike Lee

(202) 224-5444
 

WI

Ron Johnson

(202) 224-5323
 

WY

John Barrasso

(202) 224-6441
Mike Enzi

(202) 224-3424

Some things are not complicated.  But the GOP seems determined to make the simple complex, and the obvious obscure.

Case in point: Congressman Paul Ryan is mouthing off about immigration reform.  Or, excuse me, to be more accurate: constructive immigration reform.  Ryan used the word twice in a single sentence, so it must be important.  (Sarcasm off.)

Hello?  We want the border secured.  And we want the government to enforce the law.  It’s really that simple.

And yet the GOP seems determined to compromise and pander to the left – even after winning major victories across the country on Tuesday.  And even after the American people made it crystal-clear they want the border secured, and they don’t want amnesty.

Why should anyone – elected official or otherwise – feel an ounce of pressure from people who came to the United States illegally?

“AMNESTY NOW!!!!”

Really?  Where do those screaming for amnesty get the right to demand anything or assume they have one iota of power and influence in a country where they illegally reside?

Oh, now I remember.  Because our vice president, in his inimitable wisdom, declared that they are “already Americans.”

Even if he hadn’t made that ridiculously foolish and offensive remark, the American people have been told we’re supposed to be concerned about how hard life is “living in the shadows.”  Well, I’m sorry.  If life is so hard in the shadows, as it were, illegal invaders can always head back to whence they came.

And none of this discussion even touches on the threat of terrorists entering the United States thanks to our porous border.

But for all that – law-breakers making demands and threats to our national security, and (actual) Americans making their voices unequivocally heard on the subject – the GOP seems determined to attend to the needs, wants, wishes, requests, and demands of illegal invaders while ignoring the needs, wants, wishes, requests, and demands of American citizens.

Something is wrong with this picture.

We need to be hounding our elected officials about this (among many other urgent things).  Please contact your elected officials and as many GOP senators as you can (see list below).

The GOP is already on the move (and not in a good way), meeting with the Democrats and spouting off outrageous things, as when Mitch McConnell, fresh on the heels of Tuesday’s victory, announced there would be no government shutdown.  In one fell swoop he (1) usurped the will of the people by singlehandedly making this decision and (2) gave away Congress’s leverage via the power of the purse.

We need to get out in front of immigration reform (“constructive” or otherwise) and amnesty.  And we must not relent.  (For a terrific list of additional issues the GOP should attend to immediately, please read Ben Shapiro’s excellent article here.)

AK

Lisa Murkowski

(202) 224-6665


AL

Jeff Sessions

(202) 224-4124


AL

Richard Shelby

(202) 224-5744


AR

John Boozman

(202) 224-4843


AZ

Jeff Flake

(202) 224-4521

John McCain

(202) 224-2235


FL

Marco Rubio

(202) 224-3041


GA

Saxby Chambliss

(202) 224-3521

Johnny Isakson

(202) 224-3643


IA

Chuck Grassley

(202) 224-3744

ID

Mike Crapo

(202) 224-6142
James Risch

(202) 224-2752

IL

Mark Kirk

(202) 224-2854


IN

Daniel Coats

(202) 224-5623


KS

Jerry Moran

(202) 224-6521

Pat Roberts

(202) 224-4774

 

KY

Mitch McConnell

(202) 224-2541
Rand Paul

(202) 224-4343


LA

David Vitter

(202) 224-4623


ME

Susan Collins

(202) 224-2523


MO

Roy Blunt

(202) 224-5721


MS

Thad Cochran

(202) 224-5054

Roger Wicker

(202) 224-6253


NC

Richard Burr

(202) 224-3154


NE

Deb Fischer

(202) 224-6551
Mike Johanns

(202) 224-4224


ND

John Hoven

(202) 224-2551


NH

Kelly Ayotte

(202) 22 4-3324


NV

Dean Heller

(202) 224-6244


OK

Tom Coburn

(202) 224-5754

James Inhofe

(202) 224-4721


OH

Rob Portman

(202) 224-3353
 

PA

Patrick Toomey

(202) 224-4254
 

SC

Lindsey Graham

(202) 224-5972

Tim Scott

(202) 224-6121
 

SD

John Thune

(202) 224-2321
 

TN

Lamar Alexander

(202) 224-4944

Bob Corker

(202) 224-3344
 

TX

John Cornyn

(202) 224-2934

Ted Cruz

(202) 224-5922
 

UT

Orrin Hatch

(202) 224-5251

Mike Lee

(202) 224-5444
 

WI

Ron Johnson

(202) 224-5323
 

WY

John Barrasso

(202) 224-6441
Mike Enzi

(202) 224-3424