There’s a good chance you’re somewhere between dismayed and disgusted by the guileless, spineless cravens at the helm of our Grand Old Party. And for good reason. They’ve aided and abetted America’s bankruptcy. They’ve spent the tax revenue yet to be collected from your grandchildren. They complained publicly about the Affordable Care Act, but, procedurally, they’ve helped implement Obamacare. Most recently, our Republican leadership abandoned their duty to mind the federal purse strings. Now, President Obama can raise the debt ceiling at will. But as reckless, deficient and madcap as Republican leadership has been up to this point, all of their misdeeds are ultimately correctable. What comes next is not.
Republican leaders are planning to help Obama grant amnesty to 30 million-plus illegal immigrants. According to Pew Research, 4 percent of illegal immigrants identify with the Republican Party.
Obamacare can be repealed. We can balance our budget and pull our finances back from the brink. But amnesty is a one-way street. If Obama’s comprehensive immigration reform passes, Texas turns blue, and you’ve seen your last Republican president.
Obama needs a few dozen Republicans to pass amnesty. And he thinks he’s pretty close. As you read this, noses are being counted. Deals are being struck. Promises are being made. Eventually, he’ll hit his number. Amnesty will come up for a vote. And it will pass. There isn’t a force within Washington that will rise and stop it.
The force must come from outside.
The Republicans who may support amnesty aren’t guided by principle, and they’re certainly not looking out for the party. They’re focused on ego, personal deals and favor within the beltway. They’re considering supporting amnesty because they think they can get away with it. The noise from the tea party has died down, so they believe Republican voters have gone back to sleep.
A message needs to be sent. An example needs to be made. And a Kentucky primary could hold the key to preventing amnesty.
Mitch McConnell has undermined conservative principles and policy at every turn for years. He’s one of the biggest earmarkers on Capitol Hill. He voted to fund Obamacare. His was the clinching vote that gave Obama the power to raise the debt ceiling. He called the tea party “a bunch of bullies” and vowed to “punch them in the nose.” As minority leader in the Senate, he has mostly remained silent on amnesty – which, by itself, speaks volumes – but has said, “The status quo is not good.”
Matt Bevin is running against McConnell in a GOP primary. Aside from a glance at his website, I don’t know a thing about Bevin. I don’t know anyone working on his campaign. But one way to scare the daylights out of any wavering Washington Republicans would be to decisively end Mitch McConnell’s three decades in the US Senate. If an avalanche of cash from all across the nation landed in Matt Bevin’s coffers, it would definitely make news in the beltway and strike fear into the hearts of elected Republicans. More than presidential favors, more than popularity in Georgetown, elected leaders want to get re-elected. Their campaign promises may be unreliable, but they can be relied upon to look out for their own interests.
I just gave $100 to Matt Bevin for Senate. If you want to stop amnesty, please help start an avalanche.