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With Eric Cantor's shocking defeat, immigration reform all but dies in US House this year
The Miami Herald's Naked Politics ^ | June 10, 2014 | Marc A. Caputo

Posted on 06/10/2014 8:35:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House is a goner.

And amid the ashes of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s shocking defeat Tuesday, comprehensive immigration reform smolders.

This is not to say that immigration reform would have passed if the Virginia Republican had not been the first House majority leader to lose since 1899. Immigration reform was already endangered.

But Cantor’s defeat to tea partier David Brat was so intertwined with immigration -- “amnesty” and “illegal aliens” – that the few fence-sitters in the GOP-led House are going to flock back to the politically right side of the divide.

Regardless of what the polling says (and note that Cantor's pollster said he was winning big), Brat’s win and Cantor’s loss is now a powerful symbol, a rallying cry. That matters in politics.

“Is it absolutely devastating? I don’t know,” said U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican who for years has tried to get his party to tackle the issue.

“I’m sad. I’m very, very sad. Eric is a close personal friend,” Diaz-Balart said....

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.typepad.com ...


TOPICS: Virginia; Campaign News; Issues; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014issues; aliens; amnesty; cantor; congress; immigration; va2014
Let's hope so.
1 posted on 06/10/2014 8:35:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There's always the Executive Order.
Stroke of the pen. Law of the land.

Everyone south of the Rio is a US citizen, as of next Tuesday.

2 posted on 06/10/2014 8:38:57 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Right after he pardons everyone with “one drop” of African blood from prison and jail?


3 posted on 06/10/2014 8:40:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bummer!


4 posted on 06/10/2014 8:41:03 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I’m sad. I’m very, very sad. Eric is a close personal friend,” Diaz-Balart said....

Political cronyism is the downfall of America.

5 posted on 06/10/2014 8:41:16 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John Boehner can push it through in a lame duck session after the November elections.

There have been persistent reports that Boehner will not run for Speaker when the vote occurs in January next year.

That could mean he intends to do the dirty work the big money interests that support him want right before Christmas with “immigration reform”.

Boehner’s career as Speaker will end since any Republican voting for him as Speaker after that will be a pariah. Boehner will fall on his sword and leave the Speaker’s post, maybe even Congress with a resignation.

The next fake conservative from the GOPe in line will take over as his replacement.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 8:41:45 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Watch out for the tantrum in the WH. Vallerie will come out swinging.

Hope everyone’s prepared for the fallout - few things are more dangerous than a wounded dog.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 8:43:32 PM PDT by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: Nextrush
Too many of our fellow citizens fell for the Dope from Hope.

Will they also fall for the DOPE from GOPE?

9 posted on 06/10/2014 8:43:32 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Best news in weeks.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 8:45:54 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sandbagging from the media. This joker is there ‘til the end of the year.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 8:47:14 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like Paul Ryan picked the wrong day to make the Drudge headline regarding his support for AMNESTY.

I ask these guys and their supporters, “So, you think you’ve got a sane 5 point Immigration Reform Plan?”
“What do you think your chance are of retaining your first 4 points in ANY negotiations while the Dems are still in power?”

Then I tell them to forget about it until “we” control the House, Senate, and White House.


12 posted on 06/10/2014 8:50:56 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Paulie

* Close and seal the Southern US Border, all 2,000 + miles of it.

* Cancel NAFTA.

* Abolish all Federal, State and Local Welfare payments to non-citizens of the USA.

* Block all money transfers to Mexico, or other any Country South of our Southern Border.

* Have lunch.

* After lunch, pass and sign Federal Penalty law to anyone who hires an Illegal Alien Invader, with a fine of $1,000 per day per alien.

* String Concertina Wire Holding-Pen Stockades at 100 mile intervals for the gotta-ways.

* Be as hostile to Mexicans as the Mexicans have been to the US Marine held and tortured in Prison by the Mexican Guards for the last two months.

* Hire Greyhound Bus Company to transport Illegal Alien Invaders to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Chain Link Desert Spa near Phoenix, Arizona.

* Have supper.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 8:51:36 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s hope so..those cockroaches deserve to have a one way ticket back to the crap hole where they came from


14 posted on 06/10/2014 8:51:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ClearCase_guy

Obama will sign it sooner than later. He’ll use the Cantor defeat as politico speak to justify the EO. Congress will appropriate the $$$$$ for the chil’run.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 8:52:59 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Comprehensive, comprehensive. The term has only one meaning. In politician speak comprehensive means American taxpayers YOU ARE SCREWED.

I’m glad comprehensive boy Cantor was CRUSHED. And let that be the warning to all you other puke GOPe politicians. You can put “comprehensive” immigration reform. ... where the sun doesn’t shine you lying pukes.

We don’t need immigration reform and we really don’t need comprehensive immigration reform. Enforce the existing laws. That is your job.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 9:04:14 PM PDT by A message
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

never under estimate the power of a lame duck..


17 posted on 06/10/2014 9:06:47 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOPe’s loss is America’s gain. Sadly.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 9:15:16 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On today’s Hugh Hewitt radio show he was astonished that Cantor lost. I listen to his show on the way back from work and it amazes me how clueless he and Michael Medved can be sometimes - most times really.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 9:17:41 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Paulie

“than a wounded dog”

You mean serpent head?


20 posted on 06/10/2014 9:18:00 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country". Ben Franklin)
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To: Nextrush
There have been persistent reports that Boehner will not run for Speaker when the vote occurs in January next year.

There was some stiff resistance in his last run for Speaker, so I would not be surprised. It feels like he's in somebody's pocket, not just Obama's, so I have no doubt that you are correct, and Boehner will use the lame duck session to push it through.

Big Business and the Democrats will quietly reward those Republicans who push amnesty through.
21 posted on 06/10/2014 9:21:04 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

so when do we get the trains to ship out the Mexicans- barring that we’re still screwed. I want my trains.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 9:27:40 PM PDT by equalator
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To: minnesota_bound

I’m glad I’m not the only one who caught Hewitt’s shock at seeing what real conservatives do- as opposed to the frauds and poseurs he cultivates as guests.

Hewitt first dropped his carpetbag in California about the time we were trying to pass Prop 187. And good RINO that he is he opposed us.

Hugh has a long history of promoting amnesty that goes back at least to 1994, although sometimes he lies about his record and tries to pass himself off as being concerned about the invasion of illegals. He’s not and never has been.

Like his pal Medved he uses his radio program to try to sell a liberal GOPe agenda to his listeners. Michael Medved appears to be reverting to his leftist roots more and more, and his flirtation with anything resembling conservatism was just an anomaly.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 9:28:37 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Nextrush
That is what I am afraid of, The dem’s do not need a lot of Repubs to vote for amnesty. They just need “bonehead” to bring it to the floor, and I bet he does. I wonder of the Republican Party will support Brat in the general election
24 posted on 06/10/2014 9:32:35 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: martinidon

We shall see.....


25 posted on 06/10/2014 10:01:14 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: cableguymn
never under estimate the power of a lame duck..

AND the stroke of a pen. obama will now be on a tear.

26 posted on 06/10/2014 10:04:04 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: minnesota_bound

Don’t know Hewitt, but Medved is an unabashed statist and smug elitist from Yale.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 10:10:19 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know somebody else who feels a little nervous? Rubio, formerly a member of the Gang of Eight.


28 posted on 06/11/2014 12:23:31 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
one word: GREAT!

29 posted on 06/11/2014 2:06:01 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure. for this year, but then come 2015 they’ll be right back to the same stupidity.


30 posted on 06/11/2014 2:26:50 AM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: dagogo redux

Don’t know Hewitt, but Medved is an unabashed statist and smug elitist from Yale.


Smug is right. He also likes Bill Clinton but does not like Hillary. I believe he and they has said they went to the same school at the same time.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 8:58:02 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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