Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin denounced the Senate’s immigration bill in an exclusive opinion piece for Breitbart News. One week before that, though, Palin laid out a promise and a warning to her own party in a speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C. She said Americans do not deserve the exceptional country its founding fathers left them if they do not keep faith with the working class. And she said that that faith would be lost if the the Gang of Eight’s bill, passed by the Senate on Thursday, became law.
Her words are especially important as the immigration fight heads to the House, where Republican leaders have signaled they want “action” even if they do not take up the Senate bill.
At the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Palin said the voices of those in America’s working class “can reach millions of other patriots of all races, color, and creed who also value the dignity and opportunity of freedom.”
“They are the brave, having kept faith with everything we love about this land of the free,” Palin said. “And we will have no hope of reclaiming this country and we will deserve it even less if we fail to keep faith with them.”
Palin warned, “That is the message our leaders, especially those leaders in the GOP, need to understand…You do not marginalize, you do not discredit and dismiss everyday, average hard-working Americans.”
Not even 24 hours after Palin spoke, Ryan Lizza, a reporter for the liberal New Yorker magazine, revealed on June 16 that staff for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the leading face behind the push for “comprehensive immigration reform,” denigrated American workers, adopting the mentality of the donors and chamber of commerce fervently backing the immigration bill.

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