#1 Marco Rubio Endorsement Brings Trey Gowdy’s Radical History on Immigration Into Spotlight by algernonpj 02.01.2016 10:36


Her's one for those who enjoy trashing GOwdy, the duplicitous little p*tz.

Marco Rubio Endorsement Brings Trey Gowdy’s Radical History on Immigration Into Spotlight
by Julia Hahn29 Dec 2015Washington D.C.8,673

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)'s endorsement of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) may shine an unwanted spotlight on the South Carolinian’s record of past radical statements on immigration and his aggressive support for donor class policies embraced by Sen. Rubio.

Gowdy’s extreme immigration declarations come in addition to his long-standing support for donor-class Republican lawmakers. For instance, in a closed-door GOP leadership election in November of 2014, Gowdy seconded Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’s nomination as House Speaker. Similarly, Gowdy was the Congressman who nominated Paul Ryan for Speaker. According to Politico, Boehner “secretly urged Gowdy to run” for House Majority Leader.

At the height of the Rubio-Ryan amnesty push in 2013 — in the aftermath of President Obama’s profoundly controversial 2012 executive amnesty for DREAMers and at a time when illegal minors were continuing to pour across the border — Gowdy delivered a blanket pardon to the world’s alien youth to enter the country illegally. Gowdy declared: “When children wander into neighborhood yards, we don’t call that trespassing.” Gowdy elaborated on his position, stating:

What I prefer to do is look at the 11 million in natural subgroups. You have what are called the DREAM children. I would think most people would advocate for an accelerated path to citizenship for children who, through no fault of their own, were brought here at an early age. I would have a shortened path to citizenship for those who serve in our armed services. And then you can have a sliding scale [to determine which illegals get citizenship] based on your years in the country and contributions you made to society.

Gowdy’s prior statements on immigration won him effusive praise from Congressional open borders advocate, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)

. “What I think Trey has is a fundamental sense of fairness,” Gutierrez said, “Bigotry and hate are an affront to his core values. Once you can set that aside, vis-a-vis immigration, you can devise a world of justice and fairness. It’s clear he has a set of values.”

Gowdy has been equally effusive of Gutierrez in return. “If you listen to Luis, he sounds like a prosecutor, talking about respect for the rule of law and how to balance the compassion with the respect for the rule of law,” Gowdy said. While Gutierrez has previously declared, “I have only one loyalty… and that’s to the immigrant community,” Gowdy has said, “Luis is impossible not to like.”

Despite historic immigration highs, Gowdy has asserted that businesses—including prominent manufacturers—are suffering crippling labor shortages, even as record numbers of Americans are not working.

Gowdy has similarly aligned himself with Rubio-Ryan donor class Republicans by giving his full-throated support for granting President Obama fast-track trade authority.

Yet the absence of this deep well of prior Gowdy statements from establishment media’s coverage of his endorsement of Rubio, seems consistent with the media’s larger failure to grasp the full meaning of the narrative underpinning the 2016 election.

The running theme of the 2016 election has been the deep divide splitting the Republican Party. This divide emerges between a base that opposes large-scale immigration and internationalist trade deals, and a governing elite that is determined to continue and expand the mass importation of cheap foreign labor and cheap foreign imports.

Gowdy’s recent endorsement of Rubio seems to underscore that conventional labels of “conservative” vs. “moderate” are increasingly ill-suited to describe the divisions within the Party. Instead those divisions are better understood as a conflagration between populist nation-state Republicans and globalist donor-class Republicans.

For instance, Gowdy’s endorsement struck the media as a cross-over endorsement for Senator Rubio (i.e. a less “conservative” presidential candidate snagging the endorsement of more “conservative” lawmaker). This false dichotomy—in which Gowdy represents a cross-over “conservative” endorsement—is only possible when one either ignores or is unaware of Gowdy’s lengthy record of statements supporting donor-class immigration policies, which make him and Rubio a near perfect ideological pair.

Among those treating Gowdy’s endorsement through the prism of “conservative” vs. “moderate” is Fox News contributor and Townhall’s political editor Guy Benson. Benson writes:

Gowdy—widely admired as a principled fighter among many grassroots conservatives—will join Sen. Marco Rubio on the campaign trail in Iowa next week… This is a good get for Team Rubio. Gowdy is well regarded by the base… Rubio must be pleased to have secured the conservative Congressman’s backing, and to have boxed out his presidential competitors for Gowdy’s semi-splashy, potentially-impactful endorsement.

Yet Benson fails to disclose to his readers that Gowdy has made a series of immigration statements that places him firmly in the donor-class camp.

A review of Gowdy’s prior statements on immigration and trade suggests that he and Rubio are near ideological soul mates.


#2 RE: Marco Rubio Endorsement Brings Trey Gowdy’s Radical History on Immigration Into Spotlight by Cincinnatus 02.01.2016 17:03


What have Trey's Congressional investigations yielded? Any indictments? Any serious impediments to the lawlessness of the Obama regime?

Nope, pretty much nada beyond sound bites and posturing.

Hate to say it about Trey, but we've been had again.

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