Mitch McConnell’s minions on K Street and at the NRSC have been accusing us of helping elect Democrats by challenging liberal Republicans in primaries. Even though their elected Republicans are consistently giving aid and comfort to the Democrats, they scandalously claim that we are the ones helping Democrats because we want to remove the Democrat-oriented Republicans. Yes, my head hurts as well.
Now take a look at this story from the New York Times about FWD, the pro-amnesty Republican group backed by Zuckerberg, running attack ads against Republicans.
A new, 60-second ad aimed squarely at Republican lawmakers seeks to compel them to push through a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. Adopting a sharper tone, the ad blames House Republicans for holding up the immigration legislation that has currently stalled in Congress.
“No one debates we need to fix our broken immigration system,” the narrator says. “Republican leaders know it. They’ve even said so time and again. So why are House Republicans cooling, retreating, and even privately saying they’d rather do nothing this year?”
The spot is the work of the Council for American Job Growth, an affiliate of FWD.us, the nonprofit advocacy group created by Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and others to push for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. The council is spending roughly $500,000 on airtime for the commercial, which begins running Monday nationally and is expected to appear in all 50 states for about two weeks.
Let’s take a step back for a moment. A group run by former GOP operatives are attacking House Republicans during an election year for not passing amnesty – the biggest legislative priority of the Democrat Party!
And guess who works for FWD?
Billy Piper, a former McConnell Chief of Staff lobbies for FWD.
Rob Jesmer, a former NRSC executive director, now works for FWD, and is in charge of putting out the lying ads.
So the next time McConnell and his disciples accuse you of helping elect Democrats by fighting for conservative principles tell them to look in the mirror and reflect on their own profit for perfidy scandal.