Skip to comments.Cornyn applauds Obama on immigration reform
Posted on 04/10/2009 11:09:40 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
Here's what Cornyn said about the Obama White House's decision to re-open the public dialogue on immigration:
"I applaud President Obama's commitment to addressing comprehensive immigration reform this year, and stand ready to work with him to produce a product that represents the best interests of America, including respect for the rule of law, national security and economic security.
"Comprehensive, common-sense immigration reform remains a top priority for me. Any legislation must protect our borders, promote economic prosperity in Texas and throughout the United States, and be consistent with our American values of compassion, family and opportunity."
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Never had any reason to trust Cornyn.
You could not get the man to give a direct answer to a direct question if his life depended on it.
I've asked Cornyn what he means. Why don't you?
Sad part is we would probably be getting the same BS if the other guy won.
Sounds like he is sticking his finger in 0's eye. At least I hope so.
Cornyn is speaking more on enforcement aka ICE man commeth IMO versus endorsing shamnesty sort of BS ......
Could be wrong , never trust a polidiot yet ......that’s my take on his words and recent voting record on illegals getting papered like pissed off prize peons tryin to pass a peach pit !
Stay safe !
Yep, he and Kay Bailey are useless as teets on a boar-hog.
They both voted for the first $700B bailout. NEVER FORGET.
Let me guess? Amnesty? Millions of Americans are out of work. Illegal immigration and Obama are bankrupting the country. We better be ready to fight this like the Alamo.
You can fax for free plus numbers to call. They helped stop the last amnesty. Everyone thinks we will lose this time but I think maybe not. A lot of unemployed Americans may finally wake up.
I believe that Cornyn is positioning himself to counter an amnesty bill with solutions designed to seal the border. If I recall, he was an ardent opponent of the first amnesty bill. Here’s more:
It means whatever your particular biases want it to mean, in the fine tradition of political speechification. Look at the record, not the words.
I already KNOW what he means...check out his history on illegal immigration...not much different that McShamnesty’s.
Good grief - stop with the "compassionate conservatism" aka socialism/amnesty/communism, etc!
I can see where this is headed. All the more reason to continue to throw his “vote for me” letters in the trash.
Cornyn also supported the North American Union and the NAFTA Superhighway...so I would not be surprised that he will waffle on illegal aliens
If the GOP does not go 100% against illegal alien amnesty...I will not waste my vote on them anymore. I am tired of any politician who values the rights of illegal aliens over the rights of American citizens. This is anti-American treason
He was “ardent” only with a lot of “encouragement” in my view.
I hope that this is posturing for sealing the border because we are being over run down here. Everywhere I look.
Seal the border first, stop the influx (the economy has made no change that I can see), get them out then do what the law says.
WAFFLE is what Cornyn does best of all.
You left out the “give me money” part followed only then by “vote for me”.
The why is left out.
Yes, this is the tip-off, not the prattle about security. Sounds like Cornyn has been getting an earful from the landscapers and chicken pluckers.
Cornyn’s Record at NumbersUSA
Don’t Be Fooled By Fake Immigration Reform [Cornyn/Kyl)
Cornyn is UNPREDICTABLE, at best.
So, you’re telling us that if 98% of Republicans vote against amnesty, you’ll abandon the party?
Yep! I just called this three-mouthed hypocrite at his local Dallas office to confirm the paper's report.
The staffer didn't deny any of it.
I told him to pass along to Cornyn that he will unleash the ULTIMATE HORNET'S NEST if he pushes for another 40-50 million people (relatives of the illegals) coming here to usurp our resources--from schools to freeways to hospitals to social security--you name it!
I reminded the staff (and he swore he'd convey my message) that we already have enforcement mechanisms and that's where his initiatives belong. The path is on a boat back to any country from whence the lawbreaking invader came from--and that's the only euphemistic path (aka amnesty) Americans will tolerate, especially in these economic times.
The White House FAX machine is burning, too, just as it is to my rep and other "senator"--the feeble-minded Hutchison.
Regards . . . Penny
He only did that the last times because of pressure.
Here’s what he says now”
“and be consistent with our American values of compassion, family and opportunity.”
This is completely Bush-talk about opening up our labor markets to wage depression and hurting American families in the reverse logic of helping foreigners. Bush called opponents effectively racist and irreligious and used the words compassion and family.
The business lobbies are testing the waters with these fake news stories.
These traitors, not “just” to our sovereignty and security, but to the destruction of our medical systems, school systems, the theft of our jobs and Federal/State benefits that SHOULD be going to American citizens...must be stopped!!!
Pandering to ILLEGALS is what brought on the economic mess to begin with...there should be NO more mortgages, auto loans, bank accounts, wire transfers OR birthright citizenships. In fact, IMO, ALL immigration should be halted until our economy recovers.
>> Cornyn is UNPREDICTABLE, at best.
Cornyn is no more unpredictable than the direction of the prevailing political winds.
If you can tell which way the wind might be blowing, then you can get pretty good at predicting John Cornyn.
I've emailed him 15 times in the recent past about his position on varying policies. I only received 1 reply, and it was a weak reply at that..
I can't believe that he was just re-elected.
Cornyn just won reelection in 2008, so he has five and a-half more years before he’d be up again. He might go the way of John Kyl, strong opponent of amnesty the year before he faced the voters in 2006, then a major 180 to become one of the strongest pro-amnesty senators.
Let’s hope Cornyn doesn’t flip-flop as Kyl did. And I wonder where Kyl will come down on the issue this time?
Cornyn will be strong on illegal immigration and strong on border control.
I didn't read anything in his statement that makes me think otherwise.
He’ll be getting a phone call from me tomorrow. NO AMNESTY!
control the border....
Time to man the phones!!!
If you mean the McCain/Kennedy amnesty, that was 2007, not last year. Also, Cornyn voted against it and played a major role in killing it.
But that was before he won his senate reelection in November. I called his DC office today to to say that I and my family are saddened and angry at his betrayal of the overwhelming majority of his constituents. I don't see how one can support US sovereignty while being in favor of "comprehensive immigration reform," which has always been a euphemism for "amnesty with a pretense of immigration enforcement." It's not even honest amnesty.
I would like to believe that some of our congress-critters have some virtue, but that is becoming increasingly difficult. With so many in government eager to betray what this nation should stand for, I wonder how much longer its virtue can last.
Then why would he say he is for "comprehensive immigration reform," which has always meant amnesty with a false promise of enforcement? And why does it have to be this year? With the Dems in control, he is just daring them to push a hideous amnesty bill.
His overall record on immigration is pretty good, but he had to be coerced regularly by Grassfire and numbersusa to vote the right way. I think his tendency is to just be wishy washy.
The guy is made of clay.