It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America’s working poor in front of the cameras — while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors.
Privileged Illinois Democratic representative Jan Schakowsky and others have taken to Twitter, posting photos of themselves eating tuna sandwiches and buying Ramen noodles to show how much they empathize with minimum-wage workers. On the other side of the aisle, GOP representative Paul Ryan has wrapped himself in a cloak of compassion, putting a cheesy Taylor Swift hand-heart around conservatism by proposing government “life coaches” for those in poverty.
While cynical politicians prattle on about protecting the American dream, they’re working together to destroy it. If these elected officials care so much about reducing poverty, why are they working so hard to import more of it from around the world? Leaders in both political parties have thrown struggling Americans under the bus to feed the cheap illegal-alien labor machine.
The working poor are the biggest losers in D.C.’s amnesty game. U.S. Civil Rights commissioner Peter Kirsanow has been a lonely voice warning about the impact of mass illegal immigration and perpetual amnesty on low-income black Americans. “The country’s economic woes have disproportionately harmed African Americans, especially those with little education,” he warned this spring. “The economy has a glut of low-skilled workers, not a shortage,” he said, which is driving wages down.
President Obama has already granted administrative amnesty to an estimated 2 million illegal aliens and renewed “temporary” work permits for 520,000. The administration is planning an expansion that would grant amnesties to at least 6 million more lawbreakers.
Where is the opposition? Appeasement Republicans refuse to support Texas GOP senator Ted Cruz’s on-target proposal to repeal Obama’s “DREAM” magnet and Alabama GOP senator Jeff Sessions’s clarion call to block any more executive amnesties as a precondition to border-bill negotiations. According to my sources on the Hill, the staffs of Senators McCain, Flake, and Murkowski met privately and opposed any changes to Obama’s DREAM passes for illegals — which makes them willing and suicidal accomplices in the perpetual Democratic voter-recruitment drive. On the House side, GOP House speaker John Boehner is also openly opposed to stopping the DREAM nightmare.
There are no longer two separate parties in Washington. There’s just one big Amnesty Inc. conglomerate addicted to Big Business donations and Big Government grievance politics. The Obama White House needs to buy off Hispanic voters, keep immigration lawyers employed, and secure a left-wing permanent ruling majority. Establishment Republicans need to pay off the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, pander to minority lobbyists, and curry favor with open-borders CEOs led by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.
The real crisis is not at the border. It’s being fomented inside our nation’s capital. The “border crisis” is a bipartisan D.C. catastrophe of craven politicians abandoning their constitutional duties to defend our sovereignty and put American workers first.
— Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies. Her e-mail address is [email protected]. © 2014 Creators.com