Quotes From Some Conservatives Of Note On The Senate Amnesty Bill

“I promised the President today that I wouldn’t say anything bad about … this piece of sh*t bill.” — John Boehner

“Observing the Senate last week, and looking over the latest figures from the Census Bureau, America is now risking national suicide.

Last week, senators meeting in secret produced a bill to legalize our 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens. If a path to citizenship becomes law, nothing will stop the next invasion.” — Patrick Buchanan

“We fought a civil war to force Democrats to give up on slavery 150 years ago. They’ve become so desperate for servants that now they’re importing an underclass to wash their clothes and pick their vegetables. This vast class of unskilled immigrants is the left’s new form of slavery.

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What do they care if their servants are made citizens eligible to vote and collect government benefits? Aren’t the fabulously rich happy in Venezuela? Oops, wrong example. Brazil? No, no, let me try again. Mexico! … Well, no matter. What could go wrong?” — Ann Coulter

“As you might imagine, I am not a fan of the immigration compromise that recently passed the senate. In point of fact, I’m decidedly opposed to this poorly crafted and wrong headed piece of bipartisan sellout legislation.” — Tom DeLay

“This rewards people who broke the law with permanent legal status, and puts them ahead of millions of law-abiding immigrants waiting to come to America. I don’t care how you try to spin it, this is amnesty.” — Jim DeMint

“With the immigration * compromise * in the Senate, President Bush and the Senators have detonated the slow-motion trigger on a Republican debacle in 2008.” — David Frum

“The announcement last week that the White House and a group of senators have reached an agreement on “comprehensive immigration reform” should have the same effect that the word “iceberg” had on the passengers and crew of the Titanic.

This proposed agreement is a disaster of the first order, and it will severely cripple America for the foreseeable future.” — Newt Gingrich

“I vow to oppose this legislation supported by Senators Edward Kennedy and John McCain. It provides a vast new immigration benefit to millions of illegal aliens who have broken our laws to live in the United States. I opposed the 1986 amnesty act because of this same reason. It proved to be the draw that we predicted it would be. I am deeply disappointed to see history repeating itself.” — Duncan Hunter

“The “restrictionist wing” of the GOP is called the conservative movement. We believe in things like the Constitution, which is full of restrictions. I thought our friends at the Journal editorial page believed that the size and growth of entitlements should be restricted. I guess not, since Robert Rector at The Heritage Foundation points out that this deal will destroy Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid even faster than projected.” — Mark Levin

“The almost-stealth immigration bill light-speeding its way through Congress represents all that is wrong with politics and an elitist political class that is too far removed from its constituencies.

There is so much wrong with this bill procedurally, and substantively, that one can barely scratch the surface in a short column…. Just say “no” to this legislation.” — David Limbaugh

“We are going to import so many people who will be, by their economic necessity, they’re going to be pursued and they’re going to be tied up, they’re going to become Democrat voters, and this brings about, in these great numbers, were this to happen, a genuine threat to the viability of a conservative movement in this country as having any practical reason to exist. It would be so small. This is the thing the Republicans don’t see. This is precisely why the Democrats are for this. If you look at it the way they look at things, they look at this like they look at everything else, through the prism of politics and how it can best benefit them, secure their power, and keep it, for many, many, many moons — a little Indian lingo there.

The point of this is to make it just impossible for the conservative movement to have any practical reason to exist in terms of a majority movement in this country.” — Rush Limbaugh

“So, open-borders sellout John McCain cursed out Sen. John Cornyn. Yawn.

I didn’t get all worked up about it. You know why?

Because when it comes to “F**k yous!,” no obscene utterance compares to the George W. Bush-backed, RNC-backed, Kennedy-conspired, fantasy-based amnesty profanity unleashed on conservatives and the country.” — Michelle Malkin

“I strongly oppose today’s bill going through the Senate. It is the wrong approach. Any legislation that allows illegal immigrants to stay in the country indefinitely, as the new ‘Z-Visa’ does, is a form of amnesty.” — Mitt Romney

“Nothing is more common than political “solutions” to immediate problems which create much bigger problems down the road. The current immigration bill in the Senate is a classic example.” — Thomas Sowell

“The Senate bill is a disaster….I hope (Americans) are threatening Republicans with primaries and telling the NRCC that they won’t send them a penny because this is the only things that will actually get the attention of incumbents and the party itself. This bill is an amnesty for 12-20 million people. Don’t let anybody tell you differently….I hope any Republican who votes for this pays the price.” — Tom Tancredo

“I wish I could believe the president and those senators who claim their agreement on immigration legislation will “fix” the problems of open borders and illegal aliens. I can’t, because the public has had no input into the measure; the last time Congress “fixed” the problem, it got worse; and it appears Democrats and Republicans care more about harvesting votes for their respective parties than doing what’s best for their fellow citizens.

…The stakes are enormous, for the country and for the future of the Republican Party. It’s not worth passing this measure just so both sides can claim “victory,” if the victory is a Pyrrhic one.” — Cal Thomas

“With this bill, the American people are going to think they are being sold the same bill of goods as before on border security. We should scrap this bill and the whole debate until we can convince the American people that we have secured the borders or at least have made great headway.” — Fred Thompson

“The bipartisan immigration “reform” legislation pushed by Sens. Edward M. Kennedy and Jon Kyl and others, applauded by Michael Chertoff, the secretary of Homeland Security, and Carlos Gutierrez, the secretary of Commerce, is a disaster in the making. That is not so slowly becoming abundantly clear.” — The Washington Times

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