Cross posted from Bear Creak Ledger
In my small slice of the Republican Party (Republican Women of Williamson County), most of the women are very angry about the “Immigration” reform bill (s.1348). They are tired of the Republican National Party promoting what we consider to be RINO’s. Most of us stopped donating to “The Party” and only donate to the candidate. But I do believe we are the face of the Republican base who used to be the stalwart of under $50 donation support for Republicans and I might say the grunts on the ground for the Republican Party around election time.
From The Washington Times we read about the RNC firing or eliminating it’s phone banks attributing the reason to obsolete phone bank equipment. But the staffers cite different reasons:
Faced with an estimated 40 percent fall-off in small-donor contributions and aging phone-bank equipment that the RNC said would cost too much to update, Anne Hathaway, the committee’s chief of staff, summoned the solicitations staff last week and told them they were out of work, effective immediately, the fired staffers told The Times.
snip…There has been a sharp decline in contributions from RNC phone solicitations, another fired staffer said, reporting that many former donors flatly refuse to give more money to the national party if Mr. Bush and the Senate Republicans insist on supporting what these angry contributors call “amnesty” for illegal aliens.
“Everyone donor in 50 states we reached has been angry, especially in the last month and a half, and for 99 percent of them immigration is the No. 1 issue,” said the former employee.
Course the RNC states there is no decline in donations, but doesn’t say if that’s with the small dollar donors! Could be just another twist of words.
Bush defends immigration plan from My Country My View
An Open Letter To President Bush from Violence Worker – I’m cross posting this letter since I think this expresses the thoughts of many of us out there:
Dear Mr. President,
Sir, I’ve supported you these past 6 years through thick and thin and I have to tell you, that’s is hard to do living in the People’s Republik of Washington. People hate you out here. They get a hangnail out here and they somehow figure out some way to blame you for it.
I’m afraid, sir, that you’ve lost my political support. You lost me, not over the war in Iraq or the greater war on terror, but on the domestic issue of immigration. Your remarks over this travesty of an immigration package were uncalled for. This is where we part ways. From this moment on, you can place me in that polling statistic that no longer supports you.
Mr. President, you can call it what you want. You can wrap it in nuance and political doublespeak, but this bill is amnesty and laden with more loopholes then the tax code.
Honestly sir, can you really look me in the eye and tell me that any bill that Teddy Kennedy supports is good for America?
We need to control our borders first! Then we need to work on dealing with those illegal immigrants that are already here. We need to address local government and their idiotic policies of “sanctuary”.
Mr. President, you and most liberals have it wrong. We are NOT a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of Americans. I’m not an immigrant, you aren’t an immigrant and most people here today are not immigrants. There was a time in our history when we could take in the world’s huddled masses, but times have changed.
So good-bye, Mr. President. If you had any political capital at all, it’s now gone. You are now truly a lame duck. Amnesty is your legacy.
**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 stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.