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‘I Don’t Think Any Country Just Hands Out Work Permits’: Ed Schultz Blasts Obama’s Amnesty AGAIN
The Daily Caller ^ | July 30, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 08/01/2014 7:45:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Ed Schultz isn’t exactly known for being an independent thinker. But the MSNBC host bucked all other voices on his ultra-liberal cable network this week by opposing President Obama’s planned amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, declaring on Tuesday that “I don’t think any country just hands out work permits to solve an immigration problem” and calling it “a real tough sell.”

The union-friendly cable host already declared his opposition to the impending move on Monday. And during a debate with progressive radio host Mike Papantonio, Schultz doubled down.

“I get a little bit nervous when I even hear the thought, the possibility that undocumented workers — immigrants — would be granted work permits in the numbers of millions,” he said. “Wouldn’t this create more problems that it solves? And legally what does it mean for the president? Can we just pass out work permits to anybody who crosses our border?”

Papantonio sidestepped the question, blaming Republicans for failing to agree to the White House’s demand for comprehensive immigration reform.

“It’s uncomfortable, obviously, for him to make a decision on immigration by himself,” the radio host said. “But that’s the position that Republicans have put him in.”

“I don’t think any country just hands out work permits to solve an immigration problem,” Schultz shot back. “I think this would be a ground-sweeping move by the president to do that, and I think a lot of Democrats would have a hard time with it.”

“It would be a real tough sell to independents,” he continued, “and it would also all of a sudden start competing with American workers who are abiding by the laws.”

Schultz also broke with the Obama administration earlier this year over their obstruction of the Keystone Pipeline. But pressure from his liberal audience (and maybe elsewhere?) eventually pushed him to reverse that opinion.


TOPICS: Government; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; edschultz; immigration; obama
IIRC, he started as a "conservative" talk show host. Maybe he's trying to revert to that because he sees the handwriting on the wall?
1 posted on 08/01/2014 7:45:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had heard that he was once a Conservative..tell me, how does someone go from being a Conservative to a Communist loving douche bag?


2 posted on 08/01/2014 7:47:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

3 posted on 08/01/2014 7:51:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Come on in, Ed, the Conservative Water is FINE!


4 posted on 08/01/2014 7:54:59 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After losing his radio audience and becoming the low man on the lowest watched TV news (sic) station and with the prospects of being canned...........perhaps it’s time to show a smidgen of intellect.

Maybe he can get a gig on Fox.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 7:55:48 PM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL...every network needs their “Special Ed”


6 posted on 08/01/2014 8:03:42 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (To be a Liberal is to be anti-American, by definition.)
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To: Graewoulf
Conservative water is fine. But Ed Schultz in that fine water could/would/should make it as toxic as arsenic.

Nope. On second thought, while there is no room in the conservative pond for another blow(hard)fish, there may well be room for him in the GOP. He would fit in pretty damn well

7 posted on 08/01/2014 8:12:43 PM PDT by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Phillip Nolan by the day.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Setting the stage for Hillary


8 posted on 08/01/2014 8:18:53 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Tupelo

You are probably RIGHT - - - .

(Sigh - - ). So much for trying to be a Compassionate Conservative.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 8:31:12 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

10 posted on 08/01/2014 8:45:16 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I had heard that he was once a Conservative..tell me, how does someone go from being a Conservative to a Communist loving douche bag?<<

The same way any actor does. Many of these ‘announcers’ are filling positions in a open script.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 9:18:49 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Graewoulf

Yeah, and if it’s one thing we need, it’s more loudmouths! (just kidding, just making a joke, please nobody freak out!)


12 posted on 08/01/2014 10:06:41 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The unions that own him must still be against amnesty.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 10:18:52 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I notice that for Democrats any opposition to the president is called “obstruction.” Of course, we also know that in their minds no one opposes Obama unless he is a racist, misogynists, misanthropic white man. That’s their red herring. What I think should be pointed out again and again is that America has plenty of poor people already; we have plenty of illegal immigrants already. The sole goal and purpose of this Obama policy is to create an insurmountably large permanent underclass that will assure Democrats political dominance in the USA. This isn’t about altruism; it’s about power. It is about making sure there are plenty of desperately poor Americans who cannot get by without the help of the Democrats.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 12:00:15 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ed’s paid by the unions (no joke, it’s been documented) and this probably isn’t “independent thought” at all.

More likely unions are privately worried about the deluge and what it will mean for them. They use Ed as their public mouthpiece.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 5:27:52 AM PDT by BlopAndStop
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