There’s been an ad playing on the radio for a few weeks now that has been making me crazy. It’s an ad that supports the “Gang of Eight” immigration “reform” bill. You can watch it here (they play the audio on the radio):
Yeah. That’s the one. It makes me crazy. So I looked into it. See at the end of the ad it states: “Paid for by Americans for Conservative Direction”? I looked into who “Americans for Conservative Direction” was. Their Board consists of:
- Haley Barbour Former Governor Haley Barbour served as the 62nd governor of Mississippi from 2004 to 2012 and served as Chairman of the Republican National Committee in the mid ’90s.
- Sally Bradshaw Sally Bradshaw worked as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s Chief of Staff from 1999-2001, and served as a Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project.
- Joel Kaplan Joel Kaplan is currently Vice President of US Public Policy at Facebook. Joel also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush.
- Dan Senor Dan Senor is former chief advisor to Representative Paul Ryan on the Romney-Ryan 2012 campaign
- Rob Jesmer Rob Jesmer worked as the former Executive Director at the National Republican Senatorial Committee from 2008 – 2012.
Don’t let the Board fool you. “Americans for Conservative Direction”, according to “Discover the Networks”:
“Americans for a Conservative Direction (ACD) was established in April 2013 by the founders of the pro-Democrat organization FWD.us—most notably Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg—to try to persuade skeptical conservative and Republican voters to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ as a remedy for the nation’s ‘broken immigration system.’ ACD is a sister group to the Council for American Job Growth, which was also formed by FWD.us to advocate for immigration reform, but to a liberal/left rather than a conservative constituency. FWD.us communications director Kate Hansen explains that ‘maintaining two separate entities … to support elected officials across the political spectrum—separately—means that we can more effectively communicate with targeted audiences of their constituents.'”
Looking into FWD.us you find this:
“Launched on April 11, 2013, and drawing its name from President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign slogan (‘Forward’), FWD.us is a pro-Democrat organization founded by thirteen tech-industry leaders to promote the passage of ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ in the United States. Assserting that America was ‘built on the ingenuity and drive of immigrants,’ FWD calls on Congress and President Obama to ‘reform the country’s archaic and broken immigration system [in order] to attract innovators and build prosperous neighborhoods with strong families and good jobs.’ In a Washington Post op ed, FWD’s leading founder, Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg, wrote that his fledgling group’s objective was to attract ‘the most talented and hardest-working people’ from around the world and thereby bolster America’s ‘knowledge economy.’ ‘We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants,’ Zuckerberg said of America, which is home to more than 20% of all the immigrants on earth. ‘And it’s a policy unfit for today’s world.'”
“To make an economic case for legalization and continued high rates of immigration (mostly from Hispanic countries), FWD maintains that ‘immigrants are critical to our economy,’ as evidenced by the fact that ‘40% of the 2010 Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children.’ Citing a report by the Democrat-affiliated Center for American Progress, a highly influential think tank with close ties to the Obama administration, FWD asserts that conferring legal status and citizenship on illegals would quickly inject hundreds of billions of new dollars into the U.S. economy.”
So what we’re seeing is FL Senator, Marco Rubio, being used by a leftist organization to further destroy America. QUESTION: Was Rubio DUPED and just being used as a naive person who has a voice people will listen to, or was he willing to sell America out in order to gain political power? Whichever, he is WRONG in supporting this bill.
Considering all of this, I wrote a little note to Sen. Rubio:
“Under the Freedom of Information Act, I request to know if ANY taxpayer dollars were used in the ad shown here: http://youtu.be/vnrb3Dd8KkM which touts a “Paid for by Americans for Conservative Direction”. Whose Board is listed here: http://www.americansforaconservativedirection.com/our_board .
“Were there ANY taxpayer dollars used for this ad?”
I want to know. Why would anyone support a bill that, as Ann Coulter says will turn us into Mexico, and were any taxpayer dollars used to support such a thing? IF any of our money was used to do so, I think that’s treason. It should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and those Senators and Representatives who are supporting it should be put in prison for treason as well. If that includes Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan, so be it.