Julia Hahn at Breitbart has been doing great work in exposing the players (traitors!) behind the House Speaker campaign of Rep. Paul Ryan.
Update: Paul Ryan victory party invitations are out! See here. (Hat tip: Cathy), and Diana West reports on the role played by the Heritage Foundation (very troubling!), here. (I’ve been done with them for awhile anyway!)
The House “Freedom Caucus” (listed below) is not a group friendly to Americans looking to control immigration or to American workers.
By the way, for me, immigration is the only issue that matters. We will live or die depending on how many immigrants we admit and from where they come. Once they change the demographic make-up of America, no other issue you care about will matter.
For all of you fighting to slow refugee resettlement in South Carolina and Idaho, two members of Congress (dressed in Tea Party clothes***) in your states are working against you.
While I have written disdainfully of Rep. Trey Gowdy for dragging his feet (as Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security) on holding hearings on the Refugee Admissions Program, it turns out that fellow South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney has been working overtime on amnesty for illegal aliens and no doubt is helping push refugees into the state (likely cheered on by SC Senator Lindsey Graham who recently made it clear that he wants Syrian Muslims admitted to the US in large numbers).
And, no wonder Republican Governor Nikki Halley is toeing the line and “welcoming” refugees to SC. The state’s leading Republicans are working to promote MORE immigration to America. She is obviously too weak to buck them (if she wanted to!).
Let me be clear, while many of you reading this blog have made a distinction between LEGAL immigration and ILLEGAL, that is—‘illegal is bad’ and ‘legal is o.k. sometimes’—the other side is making no such distinction.
This is about mass migration no matter how they get here for the no borders agitators, for Obama, for the Democrat party looking for more votes, and for the big donor interests of the Republican Party (give us cheap labor!).
Here is Julia Hahn on Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) and Raul Labrador (R-ID). I’ve snipped just a bit of her investigative report, please read it all! ***Update*** Reader Robin suggests you watch the whole PBS video referenced by clicking here.
In recent days, prominent conservatives and grassroots activists have slammed the House Freedom Caucus for what they described as a “betrayal” of the Republican electorate. As Rush Limbaugh said after Ryan issued his list of demands to House lawmakers:
You would not think that the Freedom Caucus, the conservatives in the House, the Tea Party caucus, whatever you want to call them, no way would they go along with this. No way under the sun would they go along with this. … But it looks like enough of them will. … This is how we get. … I don’t want to say “played,” folks, but I’m telling you: the script is written offsite, backstage. We don’t see that. We see everybody playing their part, including the Freedom Caucus members.
However, what conservative activists describe as a “betrayal” is, for several key members of the House Freedom Caucus, the fulfillment of their long-time desire to implement amnesty and alter the demographics of their districts through expanded immigration. While the GOP electorate ejected Eric Cantor in large measure due to his support for Marco Rubio’s amnesty drive—followed by Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and current Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)—the PBS documentary reveals that one of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), embraces an even more progressive immigration agenda than Cantor himself.
The documentary, which aired on October 20, casts Mulvaney at the center of the La Raza-backed 2013 and 2014 immigration push, alongside Paul Ryan and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL).
Mulvaney told CNN that he believes his colleagues should throw their support behind Ryan’s Speakership and declared, “The bottom line is if he wants to be Speaker, he has the votes as of tonight.” With those words, Mulvaney all but ensured that the Speakership would go to the man whom NumbersUSA President Roy Beck described as “terrifying” and “the heart and soul of crony capitalism”:
He has spent his entire adulthood ideologically connected to the open borders crowd. Open Borders is in his ideological DNA. That’s the terrifying thing. He’s an ideologue and his spent his whole life working for ideologues. Open borders seeps out of every pore of his being.
Idaho resistance pay attention!
Another pro-amnesty House Freedom Caucus Member, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), echoed Mulvaney’s declaration that the Speakership was now a lock for Ryan: “We can support him and we want him to be successful,” Labrador said. Labrador was a member of the House’s Gang of Eight effort to pass amnesty until public pressure forced him to drop out of the group. As Breitbart News has previously reported, immigration experts have described Labrador as equally enthusiastic about expanding immigration as is Kevin McCarthy or Eric Cantor.
Continue reading here.
We should have all been paying attention to Patrick Cleburne writing at VDARE in 2014: ‘Treason Lobby Flaunts Control Of South Carolina GOP Via Hispandering Poodle Rep Mulvaney (SC-5)’ (hat tip: Richard at Blue Ridge Forum). By the way, Mulvaney’s district is right next door to Spartanburg and Trey Gowdy’s district.
Conservative South Carolina voters need to go to the ballet box and spare the nation those ‘Republicans’ you are sending to Congress (likely with the blessing of Senator Lindsey Graham).
***Here are the other members of the so-called “Freedom Caucus.” Most, as we learn from Hahn, are Libertarians and not true conservatives or Tea Partiers for that matter. Libertarians have long been advocates for more immigration to America.
My recommendation is, if you see your member on this list—tell them to get the h*** out of this caucus! List from wikipedia, here.
- Jim Jordan of Ohio, Chair
- Justin Amash of Michigan
- Brian Babin of Texas
- Rod Blum of Iowa
- Dave Brat of Virginia
- Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma
- Mo Brooks of Alabama
- Ken Buck of Colorado
- Curt Clawson of Florida
- Ron DeSantis of Florida
- Scott Desjarlais of Tennessee
- Jeff Duncan of South Carolina
- John Fleming of Louisiana
- Trent Franks of Arizona
- Scott Garrett of New Jersey
- Paul Gosar of Arizona
- Morgan Griffith of Virginia
- Andy Harris of Maryland
- Jody Hice of Georgia
- Tim Huelskamp of Kansas
- Raúl Labrador of Idaho
- Barry Loudermilk of Georgia
- Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming
- Mark Meadows of North Carolina
- Alex Mooney of West Virginia
- Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina
- Gary Palmer of Alabama
- Steve Pearce of New Mexico
- Scott Perry of Pennsylvania
- Ted Poe of Texas
- Bill Posey of Florida
- Keith Rothfus of Pennsylvania
- Matt Salmon of Arizona
- Mark Sanford of South Carolina
- David Schweikert of Arizona
- Marlin Stutzman of Indiana
- Randy Weber of Texas
- Ted Yoho of Florida