Former Alaska Gov. and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin ripped into the immigration bill currently before the Senate early Monday, saying it’s “disingenuous” for anyone to claim a vote for the bill is a vote for border security.
“I’m proud that our country is so desirable that it has been a melting pot making a diverse people united as the most exceptional nation on earth for over two centuries,” Mrs. Pailin wrote on her Facebook page. “But I join every American with an ounce of common sense insisting that any discussion about immigration must center on a secure border. The amnesty bill before the Senate is completely toothless on border security.”
Mrs. Palin also may be the first person to use the name of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, as a verb.
“Just like they did with Obamacare, some in Congress intend to ‘Pelosi’ the amnesty bill. They’ll pass it in order to find out what’s in it,” Mrs. Palin wrote, referring to a widely quoted statement from Mrs. Pelosi during the health care debate.
Still, legislation looks poised to advance after Republican Sens. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Bob Corker of Tennessee proposed a so-called “border surge” amendment that would add potentially 350 miles of fencing along the southern border and provide an additional 20,000 Border Patrol agents. The amendment appears to be palatable to some senators who may have concerns about the border security aspects to the bill.
But Mrs. Palin urges the public to join fellow “mama grizzlies” in opposition to the bill, and gives shout-outs to three female conservative personalities: Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter.
But even Mrs. Palin appears to acknowledge that the measure is likely to clear the Senate as the chamber prepares to take a procedural vote Monday afternoon.
“[T]he only bright spot in this travesty is the rallying revolution we can look forward to,” she concluded. “For just as opposition to Obamacare became a rallying cry for the 2010 midterm elections, opposition to this fundamentally transforming amnesty bill will galvanize the grassroots in next year’s elections. And 2014 is just around the corner.”