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Saturday, Jan 24 2015

MEMO: GOP Candidates Paying Steve King’s Ransom for Primary?

Jan 24, 2015

TO: Interested Parties
FR: Brad Woodhouse, American Bridge
SU: GOP Candidates Paying Steve King’s Ransom for Primary?

It goes to show just how sharply the Republican party has moved to the right that serious presidential hopefuls are spending today kissing Steve King’s ring.

Chris Christie calls anti-immigrant crusader King “a very good friend” but he hasn’t said if he supports the federal DREAM Act, and he hasn’t said if he’d repeal the president’s executive action on immigration.  And Scott Walker?  Silent on the federal DREAM Act as well.

But even without answering those questions their actions are going to have consequences, because general election voters also happen to have eyes and ears.

American Bridge is going to hold these candidates accountable all election cycle, and after appearing on the stump with people that say things like this, it will be crystal clear to voters where they stand:

Steve King (and remember– he’s keeping a list of Republicans that cross him!):  “For [every illegal immigrant] who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

Rick Santorum:  “So when people tell me the problem is just illegal immigration, they’re wrong. They’re wrong… Part of the reason is that we’re bringing floods of legal, not illegal, legal immigrants into the country.”

Ted Cruz (doing Cicero on the Senate floor): “When, President Obama, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us…What shall we, who are the Senate, tolerate President Obama, openly desirous to destroy the Constitution and this Republic?”

Rick Perry:  “We either have an incredibly inept administration, or they’re in on this somehow or another…I mean I hate to be conspiratorial, but I mean how do you move that many people from Central America across Mexico and then into the United States without there being a fairly coordinated effort?”

Ben Carson:  “You have to reverse the polarity of the magnet that is attracting people here…All the goodies, you just turn those off. Then, you seal the border.”

Sarah Palin: “[President Obama’s] unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, “no mas.” Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate…It’s time to impeach…”

As you might expect, in addition to live C-SPAN coverage all day, American Bridge trackers will be in attendance.

Published: Jan 24, 2015

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