Like the cockroaches that they are, the Left likes to work behind the walls, “in the shadows,” or in other dark places as they do their dirty deeds. Also like cockroaches, when you shine the light on them, they scatter. Here, in this article by Michael Shear from today’s Liberal Death Star (The New York Times), they admit it, they being one of Obama’s lead apparatchiks, Cecelia Muños, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.
The hide-out has no sign on the door, but inside Dirksen 201 is a spare suite of offices the White House has transformed into its covertimmigration war room on Capitol Hill.
Strategically located down the hall from the Senate Judiciary Committee in one of the city’s massive Congressional office buildings, the work space normally reserved for the vice president is now the hub of a stealthy legislative operation run by President Obama’s staff. Their goal is to quietly secure passage of the first immigration overhaul in a quarter century.
“We are trying hard not to be heavy handed about what we are doing,”(emphasis mine) said Cecilia Muñoz, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and the president’s point person on immigration.
Six years ago President George W. Bush publicly sent cabinet secretaries to roam the Capitol building daily to try to woo Republican senators for a similar immigration bill. But this time, high-profile help from the White House is anathema to many Republicans who do not want to be seen by constituents as carrying out the will of Mr. Obama. (emphasis mine)
Kudos to Mr. Shear for calling this White House War Room what it is, a “hide out.” Please note that the Republicans participating in this outrage aren’t ashamed to be doing it. They just don’t want to be caught. There’s more:
Inside Room 201, the administration has gathered a collection of its own Congressional lobbyists, policy specialists and experts from an alphabet soup of the agencies that will have to put the immigration legislation into effect if it passes. They all moved into the vice president’s offices on June 10, setting up laptop computers and thick binders filled with proposed amendments on an oval conference table.
“We have folks who know the Senate really well, who know the players, who have been through this before so they know exactly what Senate staff needs,” Ms. Muñoz said. “We are deeply, deeply engaged.” …
On one day this week, those at the table included two representatives from the Justice Department, a homeland security official, a State Department official and someone from the Department of Labor. Throughout the day they pored through proposed amendments, offering suggestions to the staff of the senators who offered them and flagging problems that might arise.
And, as I’ve been telling you, the elites, the same ones behind the phony faux conservative ads, and their RINO allies, are not being honest with you about what’s going on. Sen. Rubio, as i asked last spring, I know you’re a smart guy, but did you really think you could hold your own against this bunch of seasoned leftist operatives?
But White House and administration officials have been in frequent touch with Republican senators as the lawmakers have to come up with dozens of amendments on tighter border security and other parts of the bill they deem insufficient. White House officials declined to name them.
Mr. Pagano’s team is planning to remain in Dirksen 201 for as long as the immigration bill remains on the Senate floor — clandestine, but not completely invisible.
“People know where to find them,” a Democratic aide said. “It’s like going to the nurse’s office. They know where it is.”
So behind closed doors, the elites from both parties try to pull a fast one the American middle class and execute a 50+ year plan to destroy the United States of America.