Jim Wallis of Sojourners stabs gays in back on immigration reform
by John Aravosis, Americablog
At least we can thank Jim Wallis for confirming our worst fears, and making it official.
This legislation isn’t “comprehensive immigration reform.” It’s not intended to address the problems American families face with immigration. It’s not intended to make things more fair. It’s intended to help Republicans with their Latino problem, and the rest of America be damned.
Call it the “Rubio 2016″ Act, since apparently no one is permitted to benefit from immigration reform unless Marco Rubio is wooing their votes for his presidential run in four years. Could the Democrats be any more gullible, thinking the GOP is doing us a favor by maybe kinda sorta supporting a bill they’re actually desperate to have.
I had warned weeks ago that the fix was in, and that the professional left in town didn’t want gay Americans to benefit from immigration reform. And Jim Wallis just proved it. He didn’t go out on a limb, and repudiate decades of civil rights work, in order to help Richard Land. He did it to help the mainstream progressive groups and Democratic politicians, his silent allies in this betrayal.
It’s clear in 2013 that gay Americans are not an equal member of the Democratic coalition. We’re fools. The Democrats use us for our money, and as a foil to make Republicans look intolerant to suburban moms and youth. And it’s increasingly looking like Latino and immigration groups used us to rally our community’s support for legislation that we’re apparently too embarrassing to even be included in.
In my nearly 30 years in Washington, DC, I’ve never seen a community invited to be a partner of a coalition that finds them so utterly icky. It’s the old Groucho Marx joke in reverse: We only care to help the club that can’t stomach us.
Vote with your feet. Vote with your voice. Vote with your fingers. Vote with your eyeballs. Vote with your vote.
Vote with your money.
Punishment is the only language these assholes understand.