New RNC Chair Pro-Amnesty Advocate for Illegal Immigrants

19 01 2007

Cross posted from   Liberally Conservative

Brendan Miniter writes at OpinionJournal’s Political Diary about the Senator Mel Martinez (R-Fl) who is likely the new RNC chairman:

Florida Sen. Mel Martinez will almost certainly be elected today as the new Republican National Committee chairman, but the vote will be far from unanimous. RNC members from Texas, South Carolina and perhaps other states plan to cast ballots against him.

One of the dissenters, Texas Rep. Denise McNamara, makes plain that the reason for her rebellion is the president’s stand on immigration. “Choosing an RNC chairman who supports amnesty [for illegal aliens] is tantamount to telling the conservative majority of Americans that they do not matter,” she told the Washington Times.

Mr. Martinez is a protégé of President Bush and White House aide Karl Rove, who picked him from near obscurity to serve as Mr. Bush’s first HUD secretary and later to run for an open Florida Senate seat. Last year, the president surprised many by picking him to replace outgoing RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman in order to put a pro-immigration face on the Republican Party.

Grassroots activists have vented their frustration on the Internet and in conservative publications like Human Events, saying voters didn’t endorse an “amnesty” for illegal aliens in the Midterm elections. But Messrs. Bush and Rove are clearly worried that the fallout from last year’s immigration battles, including defeat of the White House’s guest-worker proposals, will result in Hispanic voters abandoning the Republican Party.

Hispanics are the fastest growing minority in America. Lesson: In the future, the White House is unlikely to be reachable for the GOP unless it can command a sizeable allegiance among voters of Latin descent.

Fastest growing because Hispanics are flowing across the borders in droves, avoiding detection while the “pro-amnesty” crowd wishes to provide a “free pass” to citizenship. The Bush policy is strictly a political one, pushing aside law enforcement and the rule of law for everyone.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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