Before building utopia atop its ruins, liberals first have to destroy America. One of their main strategies for achieving this objective is to balkanize the population into identity groups that can be played off against people who see themselves primarily as Americans. The problem is, each of these special interest groups expects to get whatever it wants at the expense not only of marginalized normal Americans, but of everyone, including the other privileged “victim” groups. By attempting to pander not only to illegal aliens but also to militant homosexuals, Democrats may bring their own amnesty bill crashing down:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has told advocates that he will offer an amendment during the bill markup next week allowing gay Americans to sponsor their foreign-born partners for green cards, just as heterosexual couples can. The measure is likely to pass because Democrats face pressure from gay rights advocates to deal with it in committee, rather than on the Senate floor, where the odds of passage are far less favorable.
But by doing so, Republicans warn that Democrats will tank the whole bill.
“It will virtually guarantee that it won’t pass,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a member of the Gang of Eight negotiating group, told POLITICO in a brief interview. “This issue is a difficult enough issue as it is. I respect everyone’s views on it. But ultimately, if that issue is injected into this bill, the bill will fail and the coalition that helped put it together will fall apart.”
Let’s hope for Rubio’s sake that it falls apart quickly enough for conservatives to forget he was the face of the Gang of Eight Quislings, and for our own sake that he rediscovers conservativism.
On a tip from Clingtomyguns.