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Rubio spokesman compares plight of illegal immigrants to slavery
dailycaller.com ^ | April 22, 2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 04/22/2013 6:26:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The battle within the Republican Party over the so-called Gang of Eight’s 844-page immigration bill has often been contentious, but in recent days it has escalated.

Despite his plea for cooler heads to prevail in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing last, Alex Conant, press secretary for Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, likened the current plight of illegal immigrants to that of slaves in 19th century America.

Conant made his remarks in a Twitter argument with the Washington Examiner’s Conn Carroll, who accused the Florida Republican of “selling lies.” Conant replied by asking Carroll for suggestions.

After Carroll suggested scrapping a proposed assimilation bureau, cutting grants to leftist groups and other changes, Conant rebutted those suggestions by saying Americans have not “had a cohort of people living permanently in US without full rights of citizenship since slavery.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Florida; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: amnesty; florida; gop; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; republicans; rinos; rubio; slavery

1 posted on 04/22/2013 6:26:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup.

Toast.

Only burnt.

They were not dragged here in chains, they came of their own free will and are free agents, doing whatever they want. They drive cars, get government welfare, get jobs, send money home, have TV and internet.

Comparing a life like that to slavery is moronic. What a dunce.


2 posted on 04/22/2013 6:28:53 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mario Rubio is a leftist idiot.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 6:30:21 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rubio is a servant of the RNC and the elite establishment.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 6:30:46 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nobody forced them to come here. They can go back any time they want to. No wall to stop them from coming or going.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 6:32:20 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Westbrook

Oh My GOD!!!!!! Really? If I was African American, I would be pissed!!!!!! What a jerk!


6 posted on 04/22/2013 6:32:55 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rubio is going for the next dim-bulb-crat presidency.


7 posted on 04/22/2013 6:35:45 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
[Conant rebutted those suggestions by saying Americans have not “had a cohort of people living permanently in US without full rights of citizenship since slavery.”]

Actually, during the Reconstruction era there were large numbers of people—former Confederate soldiers and officials—who did not enjoy full rights. This didn't change until Democrats regained control of state governments in the South. After Reconstruction most southern blacks became second class citizens, a condition that began to change in the 1950’s.

8 posted on 04/22/2013 6:43:09 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m all broke up inside, Marco.

Now how about you resign, you babbling idiot.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 6:43:56 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here Marco, you've earned 'em


             

10 posted on 04/22/2013 6:46:04 PM PDT by tomkat (curmudgeons gonna curmudge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, there is quite a bit of slavery that goes on in the guise of “illegal immigration.” It’s called human trafficking. Coyotes promise desperately poor people that they will bring them here and give them a better life, and when they respond to the promise of something better than what they have, they are sold into slavery. They are forced into manual labor or prostitution, and kept there by violence and threats.

And the Dems who stand against any kind of real immigration reform know exactly what they are doing. While they pay lip service to all the pablum about these being people who just want a better life for their families, they’re enabling real slavery.


11 posted on 04/22/2013 6:49:04 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is nothing more irritating these days than a politician or their surrogates.


12 posted on 04/22/2013 6:50:38 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Granting amnesty to 11 million criminal illegal aliens just so they can vote for marxists democrats is not a goddam priority and should not even be addressed by the Republican party in the Senate or the House.

Time to crush the GOP political class who are busy empowering criminals and its time to make class warfare a two way street and declare war on domestic marxists.

13 posted on 04/22/2013 6:50:54 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Soul of the South
And a defender of Karl Rove's anti-Tea Party PAC.
14 posted on 04/22/2013 6:51:00 PM PDT by exist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Slaves of old had to work long hard hours for no pay.
The so-called slaves of today are paid not to work.

15 posted on 04/22/2013 6:52:26 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Slavery” is what is being foisted upon the American taxpayer by forcing them to work to pay for the hordes who are here ILLEGALLY.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 6:54:47 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every adult immigrant, legal or illegal, in this country is through FREE WILL. The slaves were brought through their FATE, not their free will. The EVIL slavers (and the EVIL society back then) enslaved them. The EVIL south fought for keeping the slavery system alive.

My point: immigrants cannot complain or compare their situation to slavery. Blacks(and Native Indians) have far more traumatic history than any other groups in the country, including voluntary immigrants who break law and whine.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 6:56:12 PM PDT by sagar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Uh, US peeps working at a yob are tax slaves providing hours/workday of free labor to the gov't.

It's not right.

18 posted on 04/22/2013 6:57:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘Slaves’? More like home invaders the police won’t arrest.
Remember this the next time someone starts mooning over Marco:
“He’s so dreamy!”
The GOP-e is setting itself up for something very unusual: a third loss to presidential dud. They’re that bad.


19 posted on 04/22/2013 7:07:10 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Africans were FORCED into slavery, NO ONE forces those from Central America to come here, they come by their own choice...


20 posted on 04/22/2013 7:11:40 PM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
LATimes.com | March 19, 2013 | Michael A. Memoli
Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3010596/posts


21 posted on 04/22/2013 7:22:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BitWielder1

Today’s slaves are the poor taxpayers who have to pay to support these 25 million illegals benefits.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 8:16:37 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: 3Fingas
Nobody forced them to come here. They can go back any time they want to.

Nope, nobody forced them to come here.

You know who else isn't being forced? Me, as in being forced to stay a Republican.

I made the decision at the beginning of the year that I was finished with the GOP as a whole, and would only support Republican candidates who were actual Conservatives, and I have yet to see anything that makes me want to come back to the GOP. And I see the number of Republicans I consider to be Conservatives rapidly shrinking.

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, I didn't leave the GOP, the GOP left me. If they want to willingly give this country over to the Democrats while ignoring us Conservatives, they can do so without my vote or support.
23 posted on 04/23/2013 12:32:54 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

I am staying registered GOP for now because the best chance for me to influence the process and get a more conservative candidate in the general election is to vote in the primaries. If too many conservatives become independents, then RINOs will be nominated for sure. However, my patience is pretty much gone. If things don’t improve in the GOP after the mid-terms, IE more Tea-Partyish candidates, than I will be doing the same as you.

The only hope for the GOP is a Tea-Party coupe of the GOP-e and some better candidates with communications skills to convince a bigger portion of Hispanics and Asians to vote Republican. This can be done without compromising our principles if we field good candidates, who are fighters, who can speak well, and won’t step on their appendages or self-destruct in stupidity. This is a tall order for the “stupid party” but we must try because third party, and we may be forced to go that way soon, will just ensure democrats winning for years to come (assuming the system continues as it is). We have a very short time to improve things in the GOP.


24 posted on 04/23/2013 12:55:57 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas
I am staying registered GOP for now because the best chance for me to influence the process and get a more conservative candidate in the general election is to vote in the primaries.

I've been thinking this since around the time McCain got the nomination, which is finally why my patience wore out. First McCain, then Romney, now the supposed Conservatives like Rubio are handing this country over to permanent Democratic rule.

Texas is now minority-majority rule, about 5 years ahead of schedule. Once the numbers shift enough and Texas flips, there's no way the GOP in its current state will take the White House back. Whether it's by 2020 or earlier, I don't know, I just know that things like what Rubio wants are speeding up the destruction of this country.
25 posted on 04/23/2013 3:36:50 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Agreed. I live in Texas. I am very worried about my state and country as a whole.

Right now, Texas is dominated by the repubs, and pretty good ones at that. The one area where Texas repubs are weak is immigration. We have always had a blended culture here with many conservative hispanics keeping the state from going liberal. I am worried about the impact of this amnesty on my state and how these newcomers will change things.

If the proposed immigration “reform” is passed it will result in 30-50 million formerly illegal aliens and their immediate families becoming legal citizens. I don’t think our republic can absorb such a large group of people in such a short amount of time without serious negative consequences. Politically, it will doom the repubs for at least a generation. It would probably result in the party disbanding. Democrat domination of our national agenda for the next 40 years will ruin this country.
So, we must do everything possible to slow down this process...insist on a study on the impact of immigraiton reform....raise security concerns...demand thorough hearings, and dissemination of the full proposal on the Internet (giving the public ample time to review it) anything to slow this down. That way opposition can increase and we can propose much better legislation which will put immigration enforcement/border security first before any talk of allowing illegals to work here legally. I would oppose any bill that allows illegals (with the possible exception of so called “dream act children” who were raised here most or all of their lives) to have a path to citizen ship outside of the normal process. Really, this is a make or break issue and the rinos in the stupid party better get a clue before it is too late.


26 posted on 04/23/2013 3:58:58 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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