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GOP looks to upgrade its image on Immigration
Star-Telegram ^ | Jan. 15,2013 | Bud Kennedy

Posted on 01/16/2013 8:34:19 AM PST by magna carta

National Republican leaders came to Austin on Tuesday to learn how to win over minority voters.

A "how not to win" lesson was across the street.

"Press 1 for English -- Press 2 to Deport" read a 25-foot banner displayed by a small and chilly group of Houston activists.

"We're here because the Republican Party has given up," said Elizabeth Theiss, an anti-immigration activist.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/01/15/4550270/gop-looks-to-upgrade-its-image.html#storylink=cpy

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: aliens; gop; houstonactivists; immigration; protest

1 posted on 01/16/2013 8:34:29 AM PST by magna carta
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To: magna carta

start hiring minorities instead of importing them.


2 posted on 01/16/2013 8:37:25 AM PST by magna carta
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To: magna carta

That will get conservatives fleeing the party, but the good news is they can exchange that for a bump of 1 percent in the illegal alien vote, soon to be legal aliens. These idiots are working desperately to be a permanent minority party, which is how some of them like it. It is past time to dump these losers, we have tried for too long to reform from within.


3 posted on 01/16/2013 8:39:14 AM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: magna carta
start hiring minorities instead of importing them.

That makes some sense.
4 posted on 01/16/2013 8:39:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: magna carta

Leaving out the word “illegal” before the word “immigration” again. That’s our good old many-times-accursed liberal press.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 8:43:11 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: magna carta
You can do the right thing for the country ... or you can "upgrade your image".

The GOP can take a flying leap.

6 posted on 01/16/2013 8:44:46 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: magna carta

Oh, great. The dummy-crat-lite party rears its stupid head. I guess the term “Illegal” doesn’t mean anything anymore.

If we don’t come up with a 3rd party before 2014, then this country’s doomed.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 8:44:46 AM PST by laweeks
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To: magna carta
"Look what happened last fall," Adams said.

"Gov. Romney was a great man and a sound businessman. But when his immigration policy involved 'self-deportation' -- what kind of idiotic comment was that? We have to embrace a way for people to register, pay their taxes and fines and work legally."

Any legislation that legalizes the status of those who broke our laws by entering our country illegally and allows them to stay is amnesty. We must not only prevent the Democrats and some moderate Republicans from hijacking the meaning of the word amnesty, but the public must be made aware about the true impact of an amnesty.

The Heritage Foundation concluded that the cost of amnesty alone would be $2.6 trillion, which would cover just entitlement program costs. And the number of additional LEGAL immigrants who would join those who were the recipients of amnesty through chain migration, i.e., family reunification, would approach 70 million over a 20-year period, assuming there are only 12 million illegal aliens.

We cannot assimilate such numbers. An amnesty would destroy the United States of America with the stroke of a pen.

8 posted on 01/16/2013 8:51:23 AM PST by kabar
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To: magna carta

“National Republican leaders came to Austin on Tuesday”

Well, Austin IS the center of the universe after all......./s/


9 posted on 01/16/2013 8:52:44 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: kabar

If anyone has the ability I have a picture I could share but don’t know how to post it. I would need an email to send it to though. Quite funny...a young dredlock Austin guy said at the street corner after reading the banner: “Man, I wish I could get deported”


10 posted on 01/16/2013 9:00:55 AM PST by magna carta
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To: magna carta; cripplecreek

who the eff won’t hire minorities?

have you been to a fast food joint in Mississippi...rare is a white person ...

no one in their right mind today will not hire a non white person for anything but a damn good reason

problem is too many won’t work

not for 8-12 buck an hour

they game disability, EBT, welfare, etc and then deal dope and make 30-40K a year just piddling

why go work 40 hours a week and bring home 900-1200 a month?

that is their logic and culture now since the early 70s

i own a chain of car washes in a fairly black state...TN...i have hired scores of workers over the years and never ever has a black or latino asked for work...never

i see some minority day labor at the big tunnels but for me with regular help paid cash weekly like a contract salary...never


11 posted on 01/16/2013 9:05:04 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: magna carta

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 9:05:07 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: wardaddy

Not all minorities are the same.


13 posted on 01/16/2013 9:10:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: magna carta

Alinsky tactics are proven effective but you should use them on your enemies not your base.


14 posted on 01/16/2013 9:11:23 AM PST by DManA
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To: wardaddy

There is a substantial amount of high school drop-outs that are Hispanics that were brought over when their parents were hired illegally...try them.
Also consider that over 2-3 decades Americans were displaced through the illegal hiring system until entire segments were taken over by Spanish-speaking illegals. Businesses brought this problem on bit by bit over the years. Now extortion is occurring in the trades via the subs (that’s why they want to tax’em & ID’em).
To me the USA is always more important than somebody else’s business. We don’t have another George Washington waiting in the wings.


15 posted on 01/16/2013 9:15:16 AM PST by magna carta
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To: magna carta

2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2...


16 posted on 01/16/2013 9:19:38 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: DManA

What do you mean?


17 posted on 01/16/2013 9:21:05 AM PST by magna carta
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To: magna carta
"How many protesters were there? Seven? They must have had to hire six of them," he said, laughing at Theiss' group.

Ridiculing and marginalizing the protesters.

18 posted on 01/16/2013 9:30:11 AM PST by DManA
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To: cripplecreek

I did not say they were

I gave personal and observational evidence on blacks

I do not for one nanosecond believe someone will not hire a minority for being one

That is a canard better suited for progressive boards


19 posted on 01/16/2013 9:49:34 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy

Yeah whatever boy.


20 posted on 01/16/2013 9:51:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: magna carta

The GOP thinking Illegal Alien Amnesty will bring in Hispanic voters is like the moron thinking he can stop pollution by sucking the exhaust pipe of a Peterbuilt


21 posted on 01/16/2013 11:57:53 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: DManA

“Houston businessman Norman Adams was one of the guests in the closed, top-level meeting of about 30 RNC and Texas Republican leaders and consultants.”

This guy is a real winner.

“”I call them the screamers. In the Republican Party, they are the screaming minority. They are clearly not the voting majority.””

The GOP will never be in power again with RINOs like Adams willing to blow up the base. Turning Texas from a red to blue state is apparently not a BFD to him.


22 posted on 01/16/2013 1:39:26 PM PST by princeofdarkness (The GOP is the present version of 1940 France and it will only get worse.)
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To: magna carta
"Republicans want to find ways to win."

'[A] poll of Hispanic, Asian-American, and African-American likely voters finds some support for legalization. But overall each of these groups prefers enforcement and for illegal immigrants to return home. Moreover, significant majorities of all three groups think that the current level of immigration is too high.' - more details at http://www.cis.org/Minority-Views-Immigration

23 posted on 01/16/2013 1:48:46 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: cripplecreek

You got something personal in your mouth spit it out


24 posted on 01/16/2013 10:49:27 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: magna carta

“start hiring minorities instead of importing them.”

But Gutierrez (former Bush Commerce Sec now Citi banker, and Thomas Donahue US Chamber of Commerce) are thinking if they import them they will work even cheaper.

I’ve never trusted the Republican Party on amnesty ever since Rove told Tancredo to never again darken the door of the White House because of his stance on illegal immigration. They are all globalist corporate whxres that would sell out the USA in a second if they could find a country that gave them more corporate welfare.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 9:48:02 PM PST by apoliticalone
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