House GOP Rejecting Any Compromise On Immigration
Tonight, it doesn’t look like House Republicans are in a mood to cut any kind of deal on immigration. In fact, conservatives in the GOP caucus seem to be quite fine with tossing Hispanics and the Catholic Church overboard and out of the GOP’s boat.
House conservatives criticized President Bush, accused the Senate of fouling the air, said prisoners rather than illegal farm workers should pick America's crops and denounced the use of Mexican flags by protesters Thursday in a vehement attack on legislation to liberalize U.S. immigration laws.
I say let the prisoners pick the fruits," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California, one of more than a dozen Republicans who took turns condemning a Senate bill that offers an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants an opportunity for citizenship.
This from a man who supports the Taliban and has taken cash from Duke Cunningham’s bribers.
"Anybody that votes for an amnesty bill deserves to be branded with a scarlet letter A," said Rep. Steve King of Iowa, referring to a guest worker provision in the Senate measure.
Nevermind that the bill supported by Arlen Specter, John McCain, and Ted Kennedy isn’t amnesty. But that didn’t stop Steve King from suddenly getting religion about how his party is really about class warfare and the elite, while not caring a bit about those moral value voters that are used every election as tools.
"The elite class in America is becoming a ruling class and they've made enough money by hiring cheap illegal labor that they think they also have some kind of a right to cheap servants to manicure their nails and their lawn, for example.
"So this ruling class, this new ruling class of America, is expanding a servant class in America at the expense of the middle class of America, the blue collar of America that used to be able to punch a time clock, buy a modest house and raise their families. ... Those young people are cut out of this process."