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GOP: Illegal immigrants taking minorities' jobs
Associated Press ^ | March 1, 2011 | SUZANNE GAMBOA

Posted on 03/01/2011 1:50:23 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black lawmakers accused Republicans on Tuesday of trying to "manufacture tension" between African-Americans and immigrants as GOP House members argued in a hearing that more minorities would be working were it not for illegal immigration.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, criticized the hearing's premise in a statement.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 03/01/2011 1:50:24 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Don't you dare state an obvious truth!"
2 posted on 03/01/2011 1:52:09 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey you rotten Republicans, leave our voter blocs alone!!!


4 posted on 03/01/2011 1:56:35 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hate to tell black lawmakers, but the tension is real between blacks and hispanics, and the black community is resentful, although I understand the resentment between blacks and illegals, but as usual the tensions between blacks and other groups are just resentment on the part of blacks.


5 posted on 03/01/2011 1:56:55 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: bareford101

To quote a famous freeper above

“Don’t you dare state an obvious truth!”


6 posted on 03/01/2011 1:57:44 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

bttt


7 posted on 03/01/2011 1:58:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Ballygrl

Hey! You too!

Stop telling the truth! That is NOT allowed.


8 posted on 03/01/2011 1:58:55 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is this the same Emanuel Cleaver that says he got spat on, but can’t find a single video of it despite the THOUSANDS of
people who were there??


9 posted on 03/01/2011 2:26:49 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: bareford101

Why don’t you go away. We don’t need your racist comments here and all it will do is give this forum a bad name.


10 posted on 03/01/2011 2:29:45 PM PST by BBell
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"That demeans 'my people'!"

11 posted on 03/01/2011 2:30:07 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Because the dirty little secret is many of his constituents don't want job. But you aren't supposed to say that either.

12 posted on 03/01/2011 2:30:31 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

January 2010 he became chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Cleaver says he will focus the CBC on environmental and energy issues. (since those are the most important issues facing the black community/s)

Cleaver grew up in public housing in Wichita Falls, Texas

supported Trinity United Church of Christ and its former pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

According to BlackMissouri.com., U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois asked Cleaver, “If it comes down to the last day and you’re the only superdelegate? … Do you want to go down in history as the one to prevent a black from winning the White House?” “I told him I’d think about it,” Cleaver explained. Cleaver said during the course of the primary he’d be shocked if Obama wasn’t the next President but made it clear he still supported Clinton until she suspended her bid.


13 posted on 03/01/2011 2:36:55 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Clever - A Methodist minister and a once self-professed revolutionary

Cleaver’s been a reliable Democrat who was chosen as House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s(D-Calif.) point man on energy issues to religious leaders and city mayors.


14 posted on 03/01/2011 2:38:34 PM PST by kcvl
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To: BBell

BBEll, I am not elected, so I don’t have to talk “politically correct”.

Time to call it what it is. We have been scared to offend a minority for too long!

Racist? Labels such as this are used continually by the liberals who want people to be afraid of “offending”.

I say what I see: Hispanics work here were I live. Blacks DO NOT!


15 posted on 03/01/2011 2:44:26 PM PST by bareford101 ("Aslan's on the move." The Last Battle-CS Lewis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL. AP manages to present the liberal rebuttal to the GOP comment before reporting the comment itself, which is what the article is supposed to primarily be about.


16 posted on 03/01/2011 2:46:42 PM PST by skeeter
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To: bareford101

Your racist post has already been deleted by the mods.

Keep it up and I suspect that the mods will delete you.


17 posted on 03/01/2011 2:46:45 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, the illegals are better educated, work harder and cost less. Other than that, there’s no explanation.


18 posted on 03/01/2011 3:10:28 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: sbMKE
This is exactly the right tact for the GOP, if they ever hope to have influence within the black community without p*ssing off their base.

And it has the added advantage of being closer to the right thing to do.

19 posted on 03/01/2011 3:17:50 PM PST by skeeter
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To: paulycy

Shaddup, blog pimp. Stop polluting this site with your ad-heavy blog EXCERPTS!


20 posted on 03/01/2011 3:30:36 PM PST by Suvroc10
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To: Suvroc10
Shaddup, blog pimp. Stop polluting this site with your ad-heavy blog EXCERPTS!

What the h3ll are you talking about? I don't have and have never had a blog. I was responding to a racist post that was deleted by a mod.

Are you defending the racist post? Is that it?

21 posted on 03/01/2011 4:56:04 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Why are there still “minority” race jobs? This is unconstitutional. I am glad “illegals” are taking them. It make the unconstitutional nature of the whole race order system complete. These must be “Holder’s people.”


22 posted on 03/01/2011 4:58:00 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Duh!!!!!!!!!

When my husband started in construction years ago, the best masons were black and there were several other crews that worked...they are GONE now, all Mexicans.


23 posted on 03/01/2011 5:01:56 PM PST by panthermom
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To: bareford101
What you wrote was not politically incorrect, it was racist. You slandered an entire ethnicity as being incapable of doing anything above a government job or living on welfare. Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and even Michael Savage would call you a racist for what you wrote. Maybe you have never heard of Benjamin Banneker,Crispus Attucks,George Washington Carver,Condoleezza Rice,Clarence Thomas,Thomas Sowell or Walter E. Williams to say a few. They all have something in common; they are black. In your book they don't exist. I served in the military with a lot of fine black folks and I work with them everyday.

I agree that the word "racist" is thrown around by liberals to try to silence political dissent but in your case it sticks. Maybe you should look for a new forum. May I suggest you start looking for forums under white power or kkk.

24 posted on 03/01/2011 7:37:50 PM PST by BBell
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