Christian Right...WAKE UP! Ralph Reed is an AMNESTY/Norquist disciple!
Sound familiar...YEP! It's the same Norquist/Conda propaganda they've been using by insisting the 'tea party' supports this fiasco! Truth is, as tangled as all the 'non-profits' are between Rove, Norquist, Ralph Reed and a few others, the entire thing resembles more of a money laundering scheme than not. One thing you can be sure of, these GOP operatives support amnesty because it will profit THEM!
TheTownCrier has been preaching for decades that the GOP uses the faithful just like the Democrats use blacks, Latinos and gays to do their bidding. Are you going to fall for it again??
Group of conservatives backs action on immigration
Associated Press Posted: 05/09/2013
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than two dozen conservative leaders have signed on to a statement supporting action to overhaul the nation's immigration laws and calling legislation pending in the Senate an "important starting point." In a statement being released Thursday, the officials say: "Simply opposing immigration reform should not be the conservative response to this problem. We believe conservatives should be leading the way on this issue by supporting legislation that upholds conservative principles."
Signers include Fred Malek, chairman of the American Action Forum; Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition; Paul Wolfowitz, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; Mat Staver, president and founder of Liberty Counsel; and Lawson Bader, president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
The statement was organized by Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union. Many of those signing the declaration took part in a meeting Tuesday with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., an author of the immigration bill who's trying to sell it to conservatives. Rubio solicited their support in part by assuring them that the bill could change as it moved forward......Not all of those who attended the meeting with Rubio signed on to the statement of support. Several tea party-affiliated officials were in the meeting but not on the statement.
Teaparty.net heard from you and backed out of this one! SO FAR! ALL the others mentioned above have always been amnesty pushers AND FRIENDS OF GROVER.
The Fast Rise and Steep Fall of Jack Abramoff
How a Well-Connected Lobbyist Became the Center of a Far-Reaching Corruption Scandal
Thursday, December 29, 2005; Page A01
[snip] A quarter of a century ago, Abramoff and anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist were fellow Young Turks of the Reagan revolution. They organized Massachusetts college campuses in the 1980 election -- They moved to Washington, maneuvered to take over the College Republicans -- at the time a sleepy establishment organization -- and transformed it into a right-wing activist group. They were joined by Ralph Reed, an ambitious Georgian whose later Christian conversion would fuel his rise to national political prominence.....Famous graduates of the Youth Leadership School include Karl Rove..... Senator Mitch McConnell, (R-KY); and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist.
[snip ABC April, 2013]AND another THING!!
Ralph Reed has emerged as one of the leading religious advocates for immigration reform, and he's taking sides on thorny policy questions, such as whether undocumented immigrants can become citizens.
Reed, the founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, has joined other figures on the religious right in endorsing immigration reform. On Tuesday, he officially joined with the Partnership for a New American Economy, a group co-founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to push Congress to pass reform at a press conference in Miami.
The efforts of the religious right have helped get social conservatives on board with the immigration effort, which may encourage Republicans on the fence to ultimately vote yes.
Reed's advocacy may give conservative members of Congress political cover to back immigration reform and his recommendations could provide policy guidelines for some conservatives to latch onto.
Reed said that he has sent copies of his full plan to every congressional office and has met with leaders in both chambers, including Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a member of the Senate "Gang of Eight" crafting a bill.
Judiciary Committee defeats security-first amendment Graham and Flake bad votes.
Judiciary Committee defeats security-first amendment, 12-6. All Dems plus Graham and Flake vote against security first.