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Cornyn applauds Obama on immigration reform
Houston Chronical ^ | 4-9-9 | Staff?

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.chron.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; aliens; amnesty; bho44; bhoillegals; cornyn; hispandering; immigration; immigrationreform; rino; rinoalert; rinoparty; vichy; vichyrino
What does this mean?

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?

www.congress.org

1 posted on 04/10/2009 11:09:40 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101
produce a product that represents the best interests of America, including respect for the rule of law, national security and economic security.
2 posted on 04/10/2009 11:11:53 AM PDT by pinkpanther111
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To: Sequoyah101

Sad part is we would probably be getting the same BS if the other guy won.


3 posted on 04/10/2009 11:12:35 AM PDT by exist
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To: Sequoyah101
...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.

Sounds like he is sticking his finger in 0's eye. At least I hope so.

4 posted on 04/10/2009 11:12:40 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: Sequoyah101

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 !


5 posted on 04/10/2009 11:13:19 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Sequoyah101

Yep, he and Kay Bailey are useless as teets on a boar-hog.

They both voted for the first $700B bailout. NEVER FORGET.


6 posted on 04/10/2009 11:13:32 AM PDT by adm5 (YOU CANNOT FIX CAPITALISM WITH SOCIALISM! -Glenn Beck)
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To: Sequoyah101

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.

www.numbersusa.org

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.


7 posted on 04/10/2009 11:14:48 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: Sequoyah101

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:

http://www.ontheissues.org/International/John_Cornyn_Immigration.htm


8 posted on 04/10/2009 11:15:44 AM PDT by Pantera
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To: Sequoyah101

It means whatever your particular biases want it to mean, in the fine tradition of political speechification. Look at the record, not the words.


9 posted on 04/10/2009 11:16:18 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Sequoyah101

I already KNOW what he means...check out his history on illegal immigration...not much different that McShamnesty’s.


10 posted on 04/10/2009 11:18:20 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda been HUNTER.)
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To: Pantera
"...and be consistent with our American values of compassion, family and opportunity."

Good grief - stop with the "compassionate conservatism" aka socialism/amnesty/communism, etc!

11 posted on 04/10/2009 11:19:01 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Sequoyah101
Why didn't this person say this in Spanish?

I call RACISM!
12 posted on 04/10/2009 11:20:42 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Sequoyah101

I can see where this is headed. All the more reason to continue to throw his “vote for me” letters in the trash.


13 posted on 04/10/2009 11:21:01 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Sequoyah101

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


14 posted on 04/10/2009 11:21:21 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: Sequoyah101

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/webreturn/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcornyn.senate.gov


15 posted on 04/10/2009 11:22:12 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Pantera

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.


16 posted on 04/10/2009 11:23:38 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

WAFFLE is what Cornyn does best of all.


17 posted on 04/10/2009 11:24:52 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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To: bgill

You left out the “give me money” part followed only then by “vote for me”.

The why is left out.


18 posted on 04/10/2009 11:26:30 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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To: newfreep
"...and be consistent with our American values of compassion, family and opportunity."

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.

19 posted on 04/10/2009 11:27:14 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: exist

True.


20 posted on 04/10/2009 11:27:49 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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To: Sequoyah101
    The rhetoric that flows on this topic is often devoid of commen sense.  Here we go again.

    "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.

    I don't applaud Obama's commitment to legalizing tens of millions of illegal immigrants on U.S. soil today.  I can't fathom any sane Conservative doing so.  Just how do you produce a product that
represents the best interests of America, including respect for the rule of law, national security and economic security by legalizing them?

    Legalizing people who have broken all the rules, does not cause anyone to strive to abide by the rules in the future.  Allowing foreign nationals to displace U.S. workers or cause undue downward pressure on their ability to earn a decent wage, doesn't increase our national security or economic security.

    All this effort will do is convince others who wish to come here illegally, that is will undoubtedly pay off with citizenship and government support.

    Cornyn just destroyed any credibility he could have expected from me.

    "Comprehensive, common-sense immigration reform remains a top priority for me.

    Untrue.  Cornyn has demonstrated that he wants transition to citizenship at any cost.  His stated goals are unattainable by the type of comprehensive immigration reform he has signed on to.  The bill he supported last year was terminally flawed.

    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."

    Good grief.  How is legalizing tens of millions of illegal immigrants going to protect our borders?  It will simply convince millions upon millions more that it is a fantastic idea to sneak into the United States.   How will Cornyn take all this back by 2050, when the Hispanic populace in the United States excedes 50%, and the Democrats have an absolute lock on elections?

    Isn't it about time the values of our current U.S. Citizens are taken into consideration.  Don't these families deserve compassion and opportunity?
   
    For the record, flooding our workforce with foreign nationals does not show respect for our Citizen's right to earn a decent living, and not be tasked with the burden of supporting a large body of people whether they are here legally or not.  Making these illegals citizens, WILL NOT stop their draining effects on the Citizens of our nation.  Where's the compassion in that Cornyn?

21 posted on 04/10/2009 11:32:52 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Obama's own grandmother says he was born in Kenya. She was there.)
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To: Pantera

Cornyn’s Record at NumbersUSA
http://profiles.numbersusa.com/improfile.php3?DistSend=TX&VIPID=1081

Don’t Be Fooled By Fake Immigration Reform [Cornyn/Kyl)
http://www.americanpatrol.com/FAIR/OLTMAN/DontBeFooled050617RO_.html

Cornyn is UNPREDICTABLE, at best.


22 posted on 04/10/2009 11:32:58 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda been HUNTER.)
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To: exist
There is no probably to it!!! It makes no difference what the democrats say on this, the main thing is how many republicans will walk the plank.
23 posted on 04/10/2009 11:34:35 AM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: Sequoyah101
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.

I agree with you about what needs to be done. Maybe I'm giving Cornyn too much credit, or it's just wishful thinking on my part... i guess we shall see.
24 posted on 04/10/2009 11:35:36 AM PDT by Pantera
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

So, you’re telling us that if 98% of Republicans vote against amnesty, you’ll abandon the party?

Brilliant.


25 posted on 04/10/2009 11:47:50 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: Kimberly GG
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


26 posted on 04/10/2009 11:51:36 AM PDT by Penny
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To: Pantera

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.


27 posted on 04/10/2009 12:09:44 PM PDT by Shermy ("The whole world has financed the United States, ...they have a reciprocal debt with the planet.")
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To: Penny

Good one!

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.


28 posted on 04/10/2009 12:11:23 PM PDT by Kimberly GG (Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda been HUNTER.)
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To: Kimberly GG

>> 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.


29 posted on 04/10/2009 12:12:20 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: Sequoyah101
Never had any reason to trust 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.

30 posted on 04/10/2009 1:01:41 PM PDT by Sarajevo (You jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Sequoyah101

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?


31 posted on 04/10/2009 1:08:29 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Sequoyah101
Hide & Watch:

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.

32 posted on 04/10/2009 3:12:30 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

He’ll be getting a phone call from me tomorrow. NO AMNESTY!
control the border....


33 posted on 04/10/2009 5:19:59 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: MeekOneGOP; weegee

Time to man the phones!!!


34 posted on 04/10/2009 5:21:44 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: Sequoyah101; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ..

Ping!


35 posted on 04/10/2009 5:56:29 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: DoughtyOne; AuntB; Tennessee Nana
The bill he supported last year was terminally flawed.

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.

36 posted on 04/10/2009 8:48:18 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: TexasCajun
Cornyn will be strong on illegal immigration and strong on border control.

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.

37 posted on 04/10/2009 8:54:17 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: Sequoyah101
BIG BAD JOHN

LOL!

38 posted on 04/11/2009 6:11:37 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: Sequoyah101

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.


39 posted on 04/11/2009 7:53:52 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: antisocial

The guy is made of clay.


40 posted on 04/11/2009 1:15:42 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Get the bats and light the hay)
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