Congresscritter Renee Ellmers (NC-2): We preferred Michelle Bachmann
H/T Neil Munro for a classic piece of Patriotic Journalism – outing Congresscritter Renee Ellmers (R-NC 2) as a Treason/Cheap Labor Lobby Asset. The only thing to be said for her is that she is easier on the eye than nearby skunk Mike Mulvaney (SC-5)
Employers tell Rep. Ellmers they want immigrants, not her constituents Neil Munro The Daily Caller 02/27/2014 is quite funny because it has a video (which for technical reason we can’t poach) of employers at a seminar Ellmers keynoted
The political risks to the GOP of immigration were highlighted in Cary, N.C., last week, when a PR. event hosted by GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers quickly descended into an extended complaint by business leaders about supposedly uneducated, untalented and unmotivated Americans.
The videotaped session was arranged by business leaders to applaud Ellmer’s support for a proposed immigration rewrite that would increase the current annual inflow of 650,000 guest workers and 1 million immigrants into the overflowing U.S. labor pool.
My immediate reaction watching this clip is that the illustration I chose for 2013's Immigration Push Not Just Amnesty: Slave Power Wants Open Borders Too! was absolutely appropriate: They are Pigs.
All Old Amnesty War Hands really need to know is
Tamar Jacoby, the president of ImmigrationWorks USA, which organized the Feb. 19 event, also declined to talk to TheDC.
The definitive word on Tamar Jacoby is the late Larry Auster’s:
Tamar Jacoby, whom I used to think of as a bird-brain for open borders, has evolved into a stone-cold, Soviet-style liar for open borders…Jacoby and her open-borders allies are leftists. Leftists are driven by spiritual greed -the greed to transform and control society. They hate the society that actually and historically exists and they lust for the day when it will have become something unrecognizable from what it now is and once was. They will say anything to advance their purposes.
Munro, amazingly professionally, has offset this with a quote from the wonderful Jan Ting
The employers’ dismissal of U.S. workers is offensive, Jan Ting, a former immigration official in President George H. W. Bush’s administration, told The Daily Caller.
“I don’t think there’s any job that is too difficult, hard or dirty to do — they just want to be paid a decent wage,”
The meeting gave lots of ammunition to her primary opponent, Frank Roche, who is running radio ads that highlight his opposition to amnesty.
“Rep. Ellmers voluntarily doubled down on her immigration position… more amnesty, more legal immigration, more unsecured borders, more multiculturalism,” Roche said in statement. “It is clear unemployed and economically challenged citizens are not excited about her position.”
“There is a chance [immigration] could screw her in the primary,” said Ron Woodard, a former sales executive an international high-tech firm, who runs a state-wide immigration reform group, NC Listen, which opposes illegal immigration.
NCListen’s web site is here.
Munro concludes with
Ellmers is a great messenger, Jacoby said, because … she’s from that young radical conservative congressional generation, but she’s smart about immigration.”
“She’s out front with Speaker [of the House John] Boehner and with leadership arguing that Republicans need to do immigration reform,”