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Dick Armey: Tom Tancredo is ‘destructive’ to Republicans on immigration
Daily Caller ^ | 3/15/10 | ALex Pappas

Posted on 03/15/2010 9:15:22 PM PDT by pissant

Former Republican House leader Dick Armey said staunch anti-immigration opponents such as Rep. Tom Tancredo are destructive to Republicans — and are alienating a “natural” constituency that could help the party win elections.

“Who in the Republican Party was the genius that said that now that we have identified the fastest-growing voting demographic in America, let’s go out and alienate them?” Armey said, referencing Hispanics, during a luncheon in Washington at the National Press Club.

“When I was the majority leader, I saw to it that Tom Tancredo did not get on the stage because I saw how destructive he was,” Armey said of the Colorado congressman and 2008 Republican presidential candidate known for his opposition to illegal immigration.

Armey said “this is a nation of immigrants” and “if you love America, love freedom” and if you will work and pay taxes, you should be welcome in the country.

The former majority leader, who is now chairman of FreedomWorks and heavily involved in the Tea Party movement, said the INS is “deformed” and “dysfunctional.”

“They way they treat these folks is unbelievably rude and callous and cruel. Fix that agency, make it do its job, make it do its job in a humane … fashion and then you can control the borders,” he said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: amnesty; dickarmey; dickheadarmey; dicktheprickarmey; juanmccain; mccain; mccaindirtytricks; mccainmutiny; mccaintruthfile; mclamesrinoparty; rinopukes; tancredo
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Not sure which RINO amnesty queen's bunghole Armey has his head up - McCain's or Grover's or Slick Perry's - but he's so far up the there he needs to be surgically extracted.

Frickin moron.

1 posted on 03/15/2010 9:15:22 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

little dickie PING


2 posted on 03/15/2010 9:15:40 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Up yours, Dickhead Armey!


3 posted on 03/15/2010 9:15:56 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: pissant

Facepalm!


4 posted on 03/15/2010 9:17:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: pissant

Armey is an A-Hole.


5 posted on 03/15/2010 9:18:27 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: pissant

“When I was the majority leader.” When. You’re not now. Go away, little girl. And stop trying to hijack the Tea Party movement.


6 posted on 03/15/2010 9:18:47 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: pissant

Armey has been an amnesty queen for years, this isn’t new for that drunk.


7 posted on 03/15/2010 9:18:50 PM PDT by Pelham
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To: pissant
Here, try it like this:

FUDA

Cheers!

8 posted on 03/15/2010 9:18:53 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Penis Militia.


9 posted on 03/15/2010 9:22:04 PM PDT by Rastus
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...and are alienating a “natural” constituency that could help the party win elections.

Stopped reading right there.

10 posted on 03/15/2010 9:22:16 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: pissant; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik
Dick Armey, the 2006 McCain-Kennedy amnesty fiasco is why the Speaker is not a Republican.
11 posted on 03/15/2010 9:22:30 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: pissant

I didn’t know that Dicks could talk.


12 posted on 03/15/2010 9:23:03 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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What “natural constituency” is that, Dick? Criminals?

Meanwhile, Dick Armey was replaced by a true Conservative, Dr. Michael Burgess, who is a supporter of Mr. Tancredo and a staunch opponent of illegal immigration,
and bailouts,
and Obamacare,
and TARP...


13 posted on 03/15/2010 9:23:19 PM PDT by Redbob (Pray for Pres.Osamabama: Psalm 109;v.7)
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To: pissant
Armey said “this is a nation of immigrants” and “if you love America, love freedom” and if you will work and pay taxes, you should be welcome in the country.

So, that's Dick Armey's immigration policy? At least two or three billion people around the world could qualify under that guideline.

And this nut is pretending to be some sort of leader in the Tea Party movement? Most of these border state politicians, no matter the party, suffer from some sort of Tex-Mex fever and think Republicans must pander to Latinos as much as the Dims. What an idiot.

14 posted on 03/15/2010 9:23:25 PM PDT by Will88
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Armey’s cred has been shot for a while now. This doesn’t help. He should quit digging.


15 posted on 03/15/2010 9:23:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: pissant

He needs to go back to the ACLU


16 posted on 03/15/2010 9:24:35 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (God IS Coming Back........He WILL NOT permit this evil to continue much longer)
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How is a population with a 50% illegitimacy rate a “natural” constituency for Republicans?


17 posted on 03/15/2010 9:25:19 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: pissant
Party before Country is why people are sick of politics as usual.
18 posted on 03/15/2010 9:26:18 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

19 posted on 03/15/2010 9:26:21 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: pissant

Someone put a condom on that Dick, before he shoots off again and the unprotected contract mental aids.


20 posted on 03/15/2010 9:30:34 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: pissant
Really? Really? So what party was Abraham Lincoln when we won the Presidency? The Chopped Liver Party?

And how does Dick answer the second part of his question regarding the black vote? That answer would be telling... of Dick's mindset.

21 posted on 03/15/2010 9:30:40 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: pissant

The migrant farm workers programs works like this: You apply for a VISA and the paperwork gets shuffled around DC for 8 months and then about 2 weeks into NOV after the first snow hits, you get your VISA approved for the growing season!

So next year, you say “screw it, I’m going in illegally like the rest of the people I know.”

Ask the farmers in upstate NY why they have illegals picking apples all summer: “Because anyone who tries to fill out the paperwork to do it legally sees how futile it is.”


22 posted on 03/15/2010 9:31:58 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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But Armey’s a HUGE Tea Party supporter. I’m so confused. I don’t know who to believe anymore.


23 posted on 03/15/2010 9:32:25 PM PDT by kittykat77
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Well, we should distinguish between illegal invaders and those people who come here legally and want to be AMERICANS.

Little boys like Armey don’t really get it.


24 posted on 03/15/2010 9:33:03 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, Guts and Guns made America great.)
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“They way they treat these folks is unbelievably rude and callous and cruel. Fix that agency, make it do its job, make it do its job in a humane … fashion and then you can control the borders,...

...the Republican Party is the most naturally talented party at losing its natural constituents in the history of the world...

...This party was born with the emancipation proclamation and can’t get a black vote to safe its life. How do they do that?”

I generally don’t agree with big Dick (Gephart was little Dick) But I think he’s right about this.


25 posted on 03/15/2010 9:33:25 PM PDT by crescen7 (game on)
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To: thulldud

“and are alienating a “natural” constituency that could help the party win elections. “

Any “natural constituency” that believes in steambarreling over our nation’s immigration laws for self-gain and for selfish reasons can stay out of the party, as far as I’m concerned. No self-respecting citizen who says that it means a plug nickle to be a citizen of this nation would say otherwise.


26 posted on 03/15/2010 9:34:56 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: pissant
Hey Dick, what part of the word illegal don't you understand??

Oh yeah, you're a politician... never mind.

27 posted on 03/15/2010 9:36:23 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: pissant
Former Republican House leader Dick Armey said staunch anti-immigration opponents such as Rep. Tom Tancredo are destructive to Republicans

This is what gave me a belly full of these leftist Republican frauds way back in 2004.

Compromise over conservatism?

Party over principle?

Profits regardless of consequences?

Never again!

No more voting for evil.

No more bull sh*t.

28 posted on 03/15/2010 9:39:25 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: pissant
Tancredo agrees with the rank and file of the GOP, so its unclear how its he and not Armey who is supposedly destructive to the GOP.

Armey said “this is a nation of immigrants” and “if you love America, love freedom” and if you will work and pay taxes, you should be welcome in the country.

Great. But while we're talking generalities, why not talk specifics. We admit a million immigrants a year, each and every year, legally. It seems like the open borders guys like Armey should have to explain why a million a year is not enough. Why must we also accept the other half million plus who come in without our permission. How does that benefit the average American; how is it fair to the people who spent years trying to follow all the sometimes stupid and arcane rules that normal immigrants have to follow?

Immigration policy should always serve the interests of citizens first last and always. No one ever steps forward to explain or defend immigration in terms of actual figures in terms of the interests of American citizens. They love to talk in platitudes, like apple pie. Who could possibly be against apple pie?

They never like to talk data. They never like to talk specifics.

Secure the border. Enforce the law. Get guys without a clue out of office. The problem will resolve itself over a handful of years almost painlessly.

29 posted on 03/15/2010 9:45:04 PM PDT by marron
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He is an idiot. The illegals and most of the legal immigrants swing to the Democrats!! They don’t care who welcomes them in, they’re wise to the tricks and they vote for the party that will give them everything they need and want. THEY DONT VOTE REPUBLICAN.


30 posted on 03/15/2010 9:48:05 PM PDT by molybdenum ((A nation without borders is not a nation......Ronald Reagan.))
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If they are such a “natural constituency” why did Mr. Amnesty (McCain) himself get plummetted by this “constituency” who overwhelmingly voted for Obama?


31 posted on 03/15/2010 9:49:47 PM PDT by Fast Ed97 (Is it bad when you start to miss the Clinton years?)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
The migrant farm workers programs works like this: You apply for a VISA and the paperwork gets shuffled around DC for 8 months and then about 2 weeks into NOV after the first snow hits, you get your VISA approved for the growing season! So next year, you say “screw it, I’m going in illegally like the rest of the people I know.” Ask the farmers in upstate NY why they have illegals picking apples all summer: “Because anyone who tries to fill out the paperwork to do it legally sees how futile it is.”

Why is it my 'compassionate' duty to pay for the education and the healthcare expenses for some upstate NY farmer to hire cheap labor? Why NOT go to the core of the problem and that is government controlled labor wages?

IF these control freaks make legal with a 'rose garden' signing, making legal what is illegal, then that upstate NY farmer will be required to pay the government wage. How has he/she gained anything?

These so called conservatives left untouched when they had the opportunity, (being in the majority) what they continue to ignore government controlled cost of labor.

AND IF these that think Amnesty is going to resolve their labor issues they have learned nothing. Once they get this so called cheap labor issue resolved, then these leftist will be seeking 'reparations' for all the dollars unpaid on government approved union scale. The courts will be tied up for generations with civil suits.

32 posted on 03/15/2010 9:51:47 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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Hey Armey...first and foremost, we are a nation of laws.
and you want to spit in the face of immigrants who followed our laws and became citizens.


33 posted on 03/15/2010 9:53:55 PM PDT by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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Armey is destructive to the continued existance of the USA!!!


34 posted on 03/15/2010 9:57:02 PM PDT by dalereed
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“This party was born with the emancipation proclamation and can’t get a black vote to safe its life. How do they do that?”

Well, Dick, the republicans could get plenty of black votes if it started promising them something for nothing. Or, start telling them the truth. Tell them it is shameful that descendants of slaves, people who fought hard to be free, would be so willing to enslave others. Anyone in favor of government entitlement programs are advocating slavery. Slavery for those who pay for it, and those who receive it.

35 posted on 03/15/2010 9:59:10 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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Not sure which RINO amnesty queen's bunghole Armey has his head up - McCain's or Grover's or Slick Perry's - but he's so far up the there he needs to be surgically extracted.

I'm from Tancredo's neck of the woods and don't always think that his phrasing is as nice as it could be.

Right now, our nation is in the middle of a deep recession and many Americans are hurting. Our family knows people who have worked hard all of their lives, who have been out of work for going on two years and who would do anything for a job right now. Unemploment is still in the double digits for many places.

So, as inelegant as Tancredo can be sometimes, if Armey & co., thinks that they're going to win by making nice and broadcasting a pro-immigration message right now, they've got another think coming.

Frickin moron.

Agreed. Unless Dick Armey & Co., are planning to dump the rest of us overboard and cater to the "differently-legal", in which case I guess this verbal garbage makes total sense.

I wonder which it'll be?

36 posted on 03/15/2010 10:04:39 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Mitt Romney is the answer to the question no one asked.)
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Dick Armey is dangerous to conservatism. The Constitution, Bill of Rights and Rule of Law beg to differ with this RINO’s deranged logic.


37 posted on 03/15/2010 10:05:38 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Just mythoughts

then they should end the migrant farm workers program, let the NY orchards go bankrupt, and import our apples from Chile and Ecuador.


38 posted on 03/15/2010 10:11:26 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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This is dick Armey. FREEDOM WORKS! Principal financier of the Tea Party last year (by far in dollars spent...of late AFP moving up in that category).

This is a BIG problem.

39 posted on 03/15/2010 10:15:03 PM PDT by montag813
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....that could help the party win elections.

Conservatism is what wins elections, Armey, you friggin' drunkard moron.

Everything is about winning elections to these people. America's sovereignty means nothing. Border security means nothing. The rule of law means nothing. The Constitution means nothing. These people eat, sleep and breathe getting elected so that they can suck up the all bennies we provide with our tax dollars. It sickens me to no end.....

40 posted on 03/15/2010 10:15:04 PM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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then they should end the migrant farm workers program, let the NY orchards go bankrupt, and import our apples from Chile and Ecuador.

In New York, the official unemployment rate among blacks is close to 20% and the real unemployment rate is approaching 30%. And it is double digits among hispanics. Why do we need to import workers?

41 posted on 03/15/2010 10:20:09 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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Who in the Republican Party was the genius that said that now that we have identified the fastest-growing voting demographic in America, let’s go out and alienate them?” Armey said, referencing Hispanics

John McCain says “Hello!”. McCain spent years pandering to extremist Latino racist groups like laRaza, and pushing amnesty more than anyone else in the US Senate. His reward? The Latino’s voted overwhelmomgly for the biggest Marxist this country has ever seen run for president, 0bama.
Dick Amery musta left him brains at home, before making that speech(if he had any to start off with).

42 posted on 03/15/2010 10:20:13 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: campaignPete R-CT
then they should end the migrant farm workers program, let the NY orchards go bankrupt, and import our apples from Chile and Ecuador.

There are numerous teenagers that can pick apples for the same cost that 'migrant farm workers' get paid. But because of the government controlled UNION wage scale, these teenagers are NOT finding jobs. I remember when my children were 13-14 nobody would hire them because they were two young and had no experience to be paid even then the minimum wage. So they found lawn mowing jobs from people in our neighborhood, until they reached the age of 16 and worked odd jobs, for that minimum wage.

There is NO shortage of labor there is a UNION wage scale controlled by a bunch of control freaks. Personally, I would be in favor of requiring teenage delinquents to be required to work for their roof and meals, even picking apples.

43 posted on 03/15/2010 10:30:38 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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“Who in the Republican Party was the genius that said that now that we have identified the fastest-growing voting demographic in America, let’s go out and alienate them?”

Are these people blithering morons? It’s not about hispanics, it’s about AN EPIDEMIC OF CRIME AND ILLEGALITY AND RAPE IN AMERICA


44 posted on 03/15/2010 10:37:15 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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what doesnt dick understand about the word “ILLEGAL”?


45 posted on 03/15/2010 10:38:35 PM PDT by dalebert
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...and are alienating a “natural” constituency that could help the party win elections.

Yeah, look at how much of the Hispanic vote went for John McCain.

46 posted on 03/15/2010 10:40:29 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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I remember when this guy was a conservative hero. What on earth would possess him to welcome with open arms the illegal hordes of future welfare Democrats?


47 posted on 03/15/2010 10:44:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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BS We can’t afford them and they are not here to help.


48 posted on 03/15/2010 10:49:51 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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Dude is the very model of a modern Major General— of the Dick Army.


49 posted on 03/15/2010 10:51:35 PM PDT by boocoowell (Nuclear power now for crying out loud)
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25% of the welfare benefits paid out in Los Angeles County are to illegal immigrants. That does not count the cost of educating their children.


50 posted on 03/15/2010 11:02:01 PM PDT by phelanw
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