The good old “Gang of Eight,” those Republican and Democrat senators who have declared war on the American taxpayer, are hoping this is the week an immigration bill can be hammered out.

Though the Associated Press will no longer call them “illegal immigrants” – Jay Leno put it best when he said they would be called “undocumented Democrats” – the Gang of Eight is bound and determined to set in motion an amnesty that will remake all of America into just another version of the failed state of California.

But the Gang of Eight will go down on the “right side of history” by doing this charitable act, won’t they? Liberal academics will applaud the brave stance these statesmen, these architects of a more open and tolerant America took in opening the floodgates of cheap labor for businesses to instantly increase their profit margins.

All at the expense of the American worker, the American middle class and, worse, those Americans currently taking out student loans to pay for a college education that no longer offers a ticket to acquiring the so-called American Dream.

Consider that recent reports indicate a huge influx of “undocumented Democrats” flooding across the Mexico/Arizona border, with some even having the temerity to ask, “Where do we go to get our amnesty?”

It wasn’t but a few years ago that Sen. John McCain, one of the heavyweights behind the bipartisan Gang of Eight was in a re-election battle for his Senate seat with challenger J.D. Hayworth.

Back in April of 2010, “McCain joined with fellow Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl to introduce a 10-point plan to secure the border.”

The proposal included sending 3,000 National Guard troops to the border, but said nothing about a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.

McCain even acknowledged the change of heart on the issue, telling Bill O’Reilly on April 19, 2010: “I changed [my mind] over a year ago, as you know. The violence on the border is incredible.”

What happened to McCain since he told O’Reilly the violence on the Arizona/Mexico border was so incredible it caused him to change his mind on the immigration issue?

Well, he won an election, ensuring him six more years as a senator from the state of Arizona.

Now, he wants to ensure his legacy as a great man of compassion, who had a vision of turning all of America into not another bankrupt state of California but one where the “violence on the border is incredible,” is no longer only a burden for Arizona to shoulder alone.

That’s not how the liberal academics and the Mainstream Media will portray the moment when the Gang of Eight emerges victorious in their quest to unify the Democratic Party with the “respectable members” of the Republican Party into one-party rule over an increasingly disjointed nation.

They will be lauded, showered with praise for allowing reason and compassion to triumph over the nativism and bigotry that kept these “undocumented Democrats” from coming out of the shadows, while the American taxpayer will see entitlement spending – already growing exponentially under President Obama – increase dramatically.

To the tune of “trillions“:

“‘According to what has been publicly reported about the Gang of Eight’s forthcoming immigration bill, there appears to be a major flaw that could allow millions of illegal immigrants to access federal welfare benefits and poverty programs,’ the GOP Budget Committee staff wrote in a statement to media.”

At a time when unemployment rates are still high, when large numbers of Americans are so discouraged in their job search they are dropping out of the labor market and when families are having to find every shortcut in their monthly budgets just to provide basic necessities to put food on the table, the Gang of Eight is prepared to give each and every one of the aforementioned groups the middle finger and say they’d rather have permanent cheap labor then help out Americans in need.

Who needs a middle class anyway, right, when increased profit margins due to decreased labor costs equal higher stock valuations?

So you no longer have a country, but your portfolio has never been better!

Were a smart Republican (or even a Democrat in a heavily blue-collar state like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, or Iowa) to survey the Gang of Eight push for amnesty and realize that these senators are proposing a traitorous piece of legislation that will flood the labor force and forever change the definition of “middle class” in this nation, they’d instantly position themselves to the right of this monstrous legislation.

No, not just to the right, but on the side of the American people.

  • They would then call for not just increased border security, but deportation of illegal aliens currently being held in our jails (at the taxpayers expense). Along with the deportation, they’d also send a bill to each nation where the offender originated from and demand remuneration for being held in our prison system.
  • They would push for a bill similar to Arizona SB 1070to be passed in their state.
  • They would side with recent college graduates in the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), who find themselves saddled with student loans and searching for jobs in an industry where businesses find using H-1B visas a cheaper alternative. They’d side with them by calling for an end to the H-1B scam.
  • More to the point, they’d reach out to the important under-30 vote by calling for student loan forgiveness. What’s worse – student loan forgiveness or amnesty for 11 million “undocumented Democrats”? Instead of paying interest toward a loan for a degree many can’t even use, why not let young college graduates save their income and invest it into the economy (or better yet, use it to help fund their own entrepreneurial efforts?)
  • They’d call for a five-year moratorium on legal immigration as well. America can be a melting pot again, but like any nation we have the duty to look after our people first.

The American people are going to need bold leadership to save this nation. That doesn’t mean the type of bold ideas that get you positive press and accolades from the radical left, liberal academics and the MSM, but the kind of bold ideas that work to help make life better for the American people.

That’s the true role of a statesmen.

And that’s what the American people need right now.


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