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May 11, 2018

Some House Republicans Are Conspiring to Make Open Borders the Law in America

Fred Bauer has the details.

The Democrats are seeking a discharge petition which would force a floor vote on some DACA plan without Ryan's approval. They need 25 Republicans to join them to do this; already they have seventeen.

Here's what makes this poison pill especially poisonous: The plan is to make this a "Queen of the Hill" vote, which apparently means that they will offer some number of bills (four is the number mentioned), and whichever bill gets the most votes -- not even a majority of the House! -- becomes the House bill.

Now, it doesn't take a genius to realize that the Democrats will all vote for the Democrat version, which is Open Borders, and that Republicans will probably split between several possibilities varying in leniency for illegal immigrants.

So House Republicans are -- if you can believe this; I know they've never done this before -- setting up a new production of Failure Theater, where they'll later claim they were against the Democrat Open Borders version of the DACA bill but, goshdarnit!, the structural mechanism they used for voting guaranteed that that version would become the House bill.

Like they did with the Iran deal. Like they did with the debt ceiling.

Once the Open Borders bill passes the House, it's up to the Senate to stop it -- and with a one-vote Senate majority, which includes Open Borders Senators like Graham and McCain -- do you trust the Senate to block this?

It's enraging.

It's time to tell them to stop this obvious sham vote. If they want to vote for Open Borders, they should do so openly, not create some backdoor bullshit where they vote to make it impossible to stop the Open Borders bill and then pretend to vote against it, when they know their vote is merely cosmetic.

We've seen this game before, and we will not stand for it any longer.

Do Open Borders Liberal Republicans want more Trump? Because this is how they'll guarantee they'll get a lot more Trump.

BTW: Now that I think about it, part of the reason I'm so afraid of this is that I completely do not trust Trump to veto a bill that has passed the House and Senate. Hell, I'm not even sure I trust him to read it.

So I have to note that I don't trust that guy, either.

But I'm especially angry at Republican congressmen who continue to run the Failure Theater con on the Deplorable Rubes and continue to think they can get away with it with no consequences.

There must be consequences. You can't betray your voters every damn year and keep your office.



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