GOP Support for Amnesty Bill Drying Up

desertGOP support for the amnesty bill is drying up like a wad of spit on the sand along the southern border of the United States.

From Politico:

Congressional Republicans say the opposition from their activist base to the Senate plan is only growing, making it easier for GOP senators to oppose the Senate bill — particularly if the border security provisions remain largely unchanged.

“If you listen to the number of calls, the emails that our offices are getting right now, the bombardment is pretty one-sided,” said South Dakota Sen. John Thune, No. 3 in GOP leadership. “That’s just the way it is.”

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who was once viewed as a gettable vote, said, “There’s no great groundswell of Republicans telling me to vote for this.”

Good work folks! Keep those calls and emails going. (Wouldn’t it be nice if ALL Republicans got the message and quit flirting with supporting Democrat policy positions?)

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Interestingly, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), who was backed by the Tea Party when he was elected, has not only pushed this turd of an amnesty bill with the worst of them (like Demagogue Senator Chuck Schumer), but voted against securing the border today.

No wonder the buzz is building about a Rubio primary challenge, and talk that former Congressman Allen West might rise to the challenge.

I’ve been hoping Rubio would walk away from this bad dog before he completely ruins his credibility with real Republicans (and anyone concerned with border security and the rule of law), but given that he has a history of being on the wrong side of this issue, and is still fighting real reform efforts, it’s not looking good for him.


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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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