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Dick Armey Stuns His Tea Partiers With Open-Borders Advocacy (see his immigration record here)
NumbersUsa ^ | Mar. 15, 2010 | Roy Beck

Posted on 03/16/2010 7:46:01 AM PDT by Duke C.

For weeks, various grassroots leaders of tea parties have been asking NumbersUSA if there is anything to the rumors that former Congressman Dick Armey is soft on amnesty and the costs of illegal immigration. If he were, that would be an unsettling situation for the vast majority of people at tea party events who oppose both vehemently.

Well, today, Dick Armey settled the question. No need for rumors now.

Mr. Armey -- labeled as the "uber-organizer of the tea party movement" by a reporter today -- seems to have labeled as "goofy" most of the grassroots citizens attending tea party events.

(Excerpt) Read more at numbersusa.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: amnesty; armey; dickarmey; immigration; openborder; squattersupportsquad; teaparty

1 posted on 03/16/2010 7:46:02 AM PDT by Duke C.
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To: Duke C.
Must want to save $$$ on his lawn care services.
2 posted on 03/16/2010 7:47:23 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Duke C.

I never thought it was good to let a former GOP Congressional leader get out in front of the Tea Party parade.


3 posted on 03/16/2010 7:49:17 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Duke C.

“Mr. Armey — labeled as the “uber-organizer of the tea party movement” by a reporter today...”

By what reporter? Manufacture all the news you want, dimwit, this guy us no leader of mine...and I’ve been to some parties...


4 posted on 03/16/2010 7:50:23 AM PDT by jessduntno ("our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." - Sam Adams)
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To: dirtboy

I warned folks, and mainly got abuse for it.


5 posted on 03/16/2010 7:52:49 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Republican Party is to conservatism what Twinkies are to nutrition.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Gee, didn’t see this coming from a mile away... /s


6 posted on 03/16/2010 7:54:05 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: thecabal

Yep, now the MSM has someone to attack and use to divide the tea party movement.


7 posted on 03/16/2010 7:55:14 AM PDT by Brookhaven
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To: thecabal

Yeah, no kidding. People who have paid attention have known that Armey is part of the Grover Norquist center of power that has been pushing amnesty for a very long time.


8 posted on 03/16/2010 7:58:38 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Republican Party is to conservatism what Twinkies are to nutrition.)
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To: Duke C.

Dick Armey is an utter failure. Anyone who follows this man is doomed to the same. republicans like Armey are part of the problem.


9 posted on 03/16/2010 7:59:11 AM PDT by chris37
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To: Brookhaven

That was also quite predictable. In fact, some of us predicted it.


10 posted on 03/16/2010 7:59:28 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Republican Party is to conservatism what Twinkies are to nutrition.)
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To: Duke C.

I don’t recall Army speaking out against the RINOs when he was a house member. He is helpful to the tea party movement but I do not think he should be a major spokesman.


11 posted on 03/16/2010 8:00:06 AM PDT by orinoco
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To: Duke C.

Now I know why Tea Party Patriots refused to include illegal aliens as an economic problem. Mr Armey didn’t want it. We cannot trust the Washington people, including Mr. Armey. Settles it for me — get out of Tea Party patriots because they are looking for power and control.


12 posted on 03/16/2010 8:00:24 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Duke C.

Well, the Tea Party ‘leaders’ in Arizona can’t decide between Senator Juan “Amnesty” McCain and J. D. Hayworth. This notion that the Tea Party can just make signs and hold protests, but take few definite positions on issues, or pick between candidates with widely differing views, will be the end of the movement.

Maybe they should thank Dick Armey for making it crystal clear how taking few specific positions leaves the movement open to being hijacked by pols with positions and voting records at odds with the beliefs of most in the movement.


13 posted on 03/16/2010 8:01:05 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Duke C.

The CofC’s support for amnesty has always confused me. Illegals are typically the lowest of the low of their old countries, so we are talking about basically 10,000,000 individual basket cases who will pay no taxes but load up on entitlements. Won’t the obvious result of this be an increase in taxes on those who actually make up the tax base, namely business owners?

Further, once these folks become legal they can organize and join unions etc and basically work the system for higher pay, restrictive and anti-competitive work rules, discrimination suits, quotas and all the other crap Hilda Solis is implementing.

How does any this help CofC at all? How can they be so myopic? It’s 5 minutes of pleasure for 50 years of anguish...

And then the career GOP insiders who thing Latinos will actually vote Republican if GOP supports amnesty, just like blacks unswervingly vote Republican because...
- Republicans were the party that brought Emancipation;
- Republicans tried to transfer land/livestock to ex-slaves after the Civil War but were prevented by Democrats; and
- Repbulicans supported Civil Rights disproportionately to Democrats

Fact of the matter is that Dumocrats are the party of free stuff, and that’s what blacks expect from government and that is what the illegals will expect.

More demand for entitlements placed upon an ever-shrinking tax base. It’s hard to see how this turns out well.


14 posted on 03/16/2010 8:02:58 AM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: All
Illegals are typically the lowest of the low of their old countries, so we are talking about basically 10,000,000 individual basket cases who will pay no taxes but load up on entitlements. Won’t the obvious result of this be an increase in taxes on those who actually make up the tax base, namely business owners? Further, once these folks become legal they can organize and join unions etc and basically work the system for higher pay, restrictive and anti-competitive work rules, discrimination suits, quotas and all the other crap Hilda Solis is implementing.

RIDING THE US GRAVY TRAIN---THE SAGA OF PEDRO An illegal alien w/ wife and five children violates our borders. He gets a job mowing loans for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that low wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, so each year, he files an Income Tax Return to get "EITC---earned income credit" of up to $3,200 scot-free.

He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent. He qualifies for welfare, food stamps and no deductible (one-quarter of state welfare payments and food stamps issued in Los Angeles County go to children whose parents are in the U.S. illegally).

He gets no deductible, no co-pay free health care. His children get free school breakfasts and lunches. The kids qualify for monthly SSI checks by faking ADD; the illegal and his illegal parents get SSI by being aged, and/or faking being blind or disabled; SSI qualifies them for Medicare.

Plus illegals don't have to worry about pricey items like car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance, and they qualify for relief from high energy bills.

ALL OF THAT IS COLLECTED WITH JUST ONE IDENTITY Evidence shows illegals establish several identities with phony SS nos and fake documents (which these "poor immigrants" buy from document brokers for several thousand dollars). All those phony identities vote, too.

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Greedy illegals with their hands out---violate our borders, corrupt our laws----enjoy a perpetual free ride on the US gravy train. Illegals riding the US gravy train increase tax-paying, law abiding American families' state and federal taxes, homeowners and auto insurance, utilities and healthcare.

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REFERENCE A 2009 poll of Mexicans showed Mexicans in America---including those born in the United States---are more loyal to Mexico than the US.

QUOTING FORMER CONG TOM TANCREDO (R-Colo) Juan Hernandez headed up the Mexican govt agency, "Ministry of Mexicans Living in the United States. Hernandez is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico, and a good friend of then-presidents Bush and Mexico's Vicente Fox." Hernandez was presidential candidate John McCain's Hispanic outreach man.

Hernandez explained to Cong Tancredo the purpose of the Mexican government agency: Ministry of Mexicans Living in the United States:

(1) to increase the flow of Mexican nationals to the United States.....

(2) to compel Mexican nationals in the US to serve Mexico’s needs;

(3) to increase US remittances to Mexico of $50 billion a year (30% of the Mexican GDP);

(4) to get US jobs for an exploding Mexican population, alleviating Mexico's social instability due to rising unemployment;

(5) to get free US training for Mexicans, who are expected to return and repatriate those skills back to Mexico.

Hernandez supports amnesty: "By populating the United States with millions of Hispanics tied economically, politically and linguistically to Mexico, we are able to exert enormous influence and pressure on US policy and its dealings with Mexico."

SOURCE http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=33894

NOTE: " Exerting enormous influence and pressure on US policy and its dealings with Mexico" means extorting billions of US tax dollars to subsidize corrupt Third World federales.

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Over and above the millions who violate our borders, 1.5 million legal foreign workers come to the US each year, as a matter of course.

But this number isn’t high enough for Dem Cong Gutierrez and his 92 co-sponsors. Their Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill includes a provision called “recapture” that will add up all the supposedly “unused” work visas since 1992 and issue them immediately.

This is a complete fraud, as all unused work visas are rolled over to the family reunification category the next year as it is.

Gutierrez' Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill will create 100,000 visas from countries that send the most illegal immigrants every year. According to the State Department, this will mean 550,000 new foreign workers.

AND GET THIS Mexico is the staging area for Third World and other illegals preparing to violate our borders. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill rewards Mexico b/c they calculatedly promote illegal immigration.

Gutierrez' bill will make it much easier for more illegal aliens to break in. Under the Bill, to prove they have jobs and were in the country BEFORE Congress passed amnesty, illegals are allowed to use stolen ID's, fake green cards, and fraudulent SS numbers....... without fear of prosecution.

Mexico facilitates the profitable staging area for global illegals to cross the border. Contrary to Obama’s claim that CIR bill will increase border security, it does just the opposite.........

<> it guts successful enforcement measures,

<>limits raids on illegal immigrants,

<> prohibits use of troops on the border,

<> replaces E-Verify used to ensure employers hire legal American workers,

<> overturns all state and local US laws that crackdown on illegal immigration,

<> abolishes 287(g) that allows local L/E and federal authorities to apprehend criminal illegals.

15 posted on 03/16/2010 8:16:32 AM PDT by Liz (A person who smiles in the face of adversity probably has a scapegoat nearby.)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov; Duke C.

ping to post #15


16 posted on 03/16/2010 8:19:04 AM PDT by Liz (A person who smiles in the face of adversity probably has a scapegoat nearby.)
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To: dirtboy

I agree. Armey is disgusting, somebody who can not be trusted.


17 posted on 03/16/2010 8:19:48 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: All

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Obama on immigration (on the campaign trail)

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
Obama’s speech to La Raza:

(La Raza (The Race), Largest Hispanic organization in the U.S.
LaRaza lobbies for racial preferences, bilingual education, stricter hate crimes laws, mass immigration, and amnesty for illegal aliens )

Obama said the recent Senate immigration debate “was both ugly and racist in a way we haven’t seen since the struggle for civil rights.” !!
SHAMEFUL!

Obama told La Raza that the mass protests lately of for immigration rights of Mexicans is equal in greatness to the civil rights protest of the past!!
SHAMEFUL!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEITOQfKVmo

Barack Hussein Obama: “I walked the walk. I talked the talk. I marched with you for “civil rights” of “immigrants”. (!!)

SHAMEFUL!

* He supports granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
* He supports extending welfare to illegal immigrants.
* He voted YES on “comprehensive immigration reform,” a codeword for amnesty.
* He voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security.

Omama supports La Raza’s, the “DREAM Act,” which would mandate states to offer in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens — thus providing them with benefits not available to U.S. citizens from other states.
SHAMEFUL!

Obama pimps illegal aliens. Considering the additional violent crime, third word diseases they bring into this country and the billions of dollars it cost us to take care of them.
SHAMEFUL!

CHECK THIS OUT, PEOPLE:
http://immigrationcounters.com/

The Heritage Foundation ^ | 10/25/06 | Robert Rector
The National Academy of Sciences has estimated that each immigrant without a high school degree will cost U.S. taxpayers, on average, $89,000 over the course of his or her lifetime. This is a net cost above the value of any taxes the immi*grant will pay and does not include the cost of educating the immigrant’s children, which U.S. taxpayers would also heavily subsidize.
In this way, the roughly six million legal immigrants without a high school diploma will impose a net cost of around a half-trillion dollars on U.S. taxpayers over their lifetimes


18 posted on 03/16/2010 8:31:04 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Duke C.

Seems like a lot of people are thinking they can just automatically claim to be a Tea Party leader.

The jokes on them.

We know who are better suited to be spokespersons, trusted spokespersons.


19 posted on 03/16/2010 8:33:49 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Duke C.
Back during The Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work.


Harry Truman deported over two million Illegal's after WWII to create jobs for returning veterans.



And then again in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexican nationals! The program was called 'Operation Wetback' so that American WWII and Korean veterans had a better chance at jobs. It took 2 Years, but they deported them!



Now, if they could deport the illegal's back then, they can sure do it today! lf you have doubts about the accuracy of this information, enter Operation Wetback into your favorite search engine and confirm it for yourself.

20 posted on 03/16/2010 8:49:19 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: EternalVigilance
I warned folks, and mainly got abuse for it.

I've been saying that WE THE PEOPLE do NOT have a 'leader' per se. Anyone can "say" he is a leader of the Tea Party but that doesn't make him either a tea pot or a tea cup.

Dick Armey does NOT represent all Tea Party members. Neither does Sarah Palin for that matter. When the time is right, We The People will be our own leader and we'll support who we'll support.

Dick Armey is a , putting it kindly.
21 posted on 03/16/2010 8:57:10 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: Duke C.

Armey did not start the Tea Party movement and is not one of our “leaders.”

It galls me to see any politician try to ride the Tea Party coat tails. It just proves how shallow they really are and they think we will not notice them trying to usurp us.

Every current politician should be booed away from every Tea Party event as they are basically all opportunists and have no real concern for our Constitution.


22 posted on 03/16/2010 9:17:09 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Duke C.
Armey - labeled as the "uber-organizer of the tea party movement"

That's why I've been asking who these people are. I wasn't convinced that the tea party leaders were 100% conservative. And I'm right! Yeterday I read that they want to dump conservative values (in favor of economic issues only). This is just one more proof.

23 posted on 03/16/2010 9:26:10 AM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Who would have thought we'd all be strip-searched in order to fly?!!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
Yep. I've been telling people for a couple of years to stop looking for leaders and be a leader.

No single individual can save this republic. Only God can, through the principled actions of decent Americans who are willing to return to America's founding principles.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."


25 posted on 03/16/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Republican Party is to conservatism what Twinkies are to nutrition.)
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To: jessduntno; All

““Mr. Armey — labeled as the “uber-organizer of the tea party movement” by a reporter today...”

By what reporter? Manufacture all the news you want, dimwit, this guy us no leader of mine...and I’ve been to some parties...”

Armey is the one who started this. He’s an opportunist and I’m glad the tea parties finally started realizing it!

Beware: Rinos in Conservative clothing...DICK ARMEY
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=dick+armey


26 posted on 03/16/2010 10:46:54 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: Brookhaven

“Yep, now the MSM has someone to attack and use to divide the tea party movement.”

If you understand Dick Armey, you realize that may be what he had in mind to begin with...and raising $$$ for himself.


27 posted on 03/16/2010 10:48:17 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Oh, an I'll bet Mrs. Armey hasn't made her own bed or scrubbed her family's toilet in DECADES.

DICK THE LOBBYIST FOR CORPORATIONS THAT WANT TO DO AMERICANS OUT OF JOBS AT HONEST, LEGAL WAGES--

MOW YOUR OWN D@MN LAWN, AND TELL YOUR LAZY WIFE TO CLEAN UP AFTER HER OWN FAMILY. I'm sick of these glamour GOP princesses--Like the BUSH WOMEN--who won't turn their hands to a little housework.

28 posted on 04/18/2010 6:18:13 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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