Skip to comments.Tea Party Senate Candidate: Obama ‘Rewarding Bad Behavior’ With Immigration Rules
Posted on 06/17/2012 7:41:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
There appears to be some debate in the Republican Party about just how to play President Obamas new move on immigration. Some Republicans, including Mitt Romney, have knocked Obamas motives but steered clear of the policys substance. Others, including Marco Rubio and Alberto Gonzales, are tentatively ">on board with the concept but have nonetheless criticized the political play it represents.
Then theres the third category of Republican, on display Saturday at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington D.C. and into which falls Indiana Republican Senate nominee Richard Mourdock. The tea party-backed candidate who upset longtime GOP Sen. Richard Lugar to get his partys nod told TPM that Obamas new policy will bring in more illegal immigrants, and urged the next president to walk it back it as quickly as possible.
Absolutely it should be rolled back, he said.
There are other Republican hardliners reacting strongly to Obamas new policy. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), perhaps best known for warning Islamic terrorists are streaming across Americas southern border, is filing suit against the Obama administration to halt the new policy.
But by and large, the Republican attacks on the policy have focused on calling it a craven political act, rather than a dangerous move that will open the country up to more illegal immigration. Mourdock is not afraid to sound the alarm, calling on Romney to undo what Obama has done if he is elected president.
Every parent learns that if you reward bad behavior youre going to get more of it. While we can all say its a compassionate thing for the children who were ostensibly carried across the border in their mothers arms, it sounds compassionate to give them special privileges, which is what this decisions about. But the fact is we just rewarded bad behavior. Do we think were going to get more of it now or less of it now? I suspect were going to get more of it, and thats a bad thing. A better solution, Mourdock said, would be one modeled on the 2006 plan drafted by former Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), aimed at spurring self-deportation, an idea Romney touted on the campaign trail.
Mourdock believed there was a way for his party to re-frame the immigration debate.
Marco Rubio and I spent some time talking about this just the other day and he says it brilliantly, he said. The Republican Party needs to be defined as the party of legal immigration.
Rubio has signaled he agrees with the goals of Obama immigration shift, calling it welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but warning it is only a short-term answer to a long-term problem.
Something is going to have to be done. The jobs these 800,000
illegals will do, will be at the expense of laid off Americans, who would do many of those jobs.
We sure need to because I’m having a hellova time seeing any difference in the parties we now have.
Brilliantly? Rubio is hardly 'brilliant'
and what's wrong with the laws that are on the books now? Oh, that's it, we don't want to enforce current laws, but instead pander for illicit votes.
What Obama has done is make the entire rest of the federal government OBSELETE!
There is no reason to elect anyone to the congress or senate any further. There is no need to pay them anything. They do not need health care or a pension.
They literally have no function.
Only one man in this country needs to concern himself with what laws exist and what laws are enforced.
Congratulations, Boner, your cowardice killed the House of Representatives.
Congratulations, Reid, your corruption killed the senate, you lap dog.
America is dead, Obama is a dictator, the representative republic does not exist any longer.
This is the result of our electing the first black president and a bunch of useless cowards to go along with him.
Its a bid to get 800,000 more democrat votes. IF Obama had his way he would make all Prisoners, Mexican citizens, and Canadians able to vote—just as long as they vote for him and the Democrats—Now if they voted Republican—he would have them deported. Latinos are not stupid—they see this as what it is. You can’t win with just Blacks, Gays and Latinos. It is Amnesty with a new name.
..and homosexual behavior (Repeal of DODT and reversal of DOMA), abortion (Fluke’s mandatory contraceptives and ‘War on Women’), and NBPP/gang thuggery (”My son could have been Trayvon”, DOJ refusal to prosecute NBPP at polling place and NBPP’s issuing ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ poster on a free white man).
I would offer this observation. Out of the 800k...I’m taking a fair guess that 200k fit into a profile of going into community college or university this fall (or still in high school). If you look at the qualifying data that you had to pass through to “fit”....someone had done a lot of work analyzing how this would work.
So you come to the remaining 600k (my humble number) of people that will get their work card over the next six weeks, and then walk out into the real world to find employment. With various states ranging from North Dakota at 3.0 and Nevada at 11 percent unemployment....reality will hit the 600k folks over the next 100 days.
Since this was all supposed to help in the swing states, then you start to look at things progressing. At best, I think that only half of the 600k remaining folks will have a job by October.
So the remaining unemployed and newly visa’ed folks will ask some stupid questions. Why isn’t the economy better? Why can’t they find jobs like the regular Americans? If you ask me....this is a back-fire situation by election day. True, these folks can’t vote. But their friends and associates who watch this whole thing unfold, will be part of the process.
The President right now could come out with complete citizenship for the fifteen million illegals in America today...but he can’t invent legal jobs for the fifteen million, or for that matter the fifty odd million folks who are unemployed or under-employed.
The best part of this story...is that a newly visa’ed guy who can’t find work after six or twelve months....doesn’t count for unemployed, because he never had a real job to start with. So these unemployed visa’ed guys....are just non-statistics for this administration now, and for the next term (if November goes that way).
we true conservatives (including the tea party) are a defacto third party already.
as a thought experiment, suppose by a miracle from God, ronald reagan stepped up tommorrow and said he was starting a conservative party with a candidate to be selected at a convention he was bankrolling.
would you join? i would.
The exec order basically says if you are under 30 years old, you can CLAIM that your parents brought you here illegally, not PROVE you were brought here illegally by your parents. INS is going to have fun processing all these claims.
hah, they have their rubber stamps ready.
Under Obama this nation has become as corrupt as many third world countries
The best time to be working on that would be Nov 2012 right after the elections. No matter what the election results are we will be needing to use it by 2014.
At the very least the mere threat will help hold feet to the fire.