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Rubio's Compromise For The Dream Act Could Help Save The Republican Party ^ | April 26 2012 | Rubio's Compromise For The Dream Act Could Help Save The Republican Party Larry M. Elkin, Palisades

Posted on 04/26/2012 1:42:45 PM PDT by NoLibZone

Successful politicians, by definition, look for opportunities to advance themselves and their parties. Occasionally, the right thing to do and the politically expedient thing to do are one and the same.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., last week proposed a compromise on the Dream Act that promises to serve both as a means of partially repairing the relationship between the Republican Party and Hispanic voters and as a way for young people who are American by experience, if not a birth, to legally stay in the country they know as home.

The Dream Act was first drafted in 2001, and was designed to offer individuals who came to the United States illegally as children a path to citizenship if they attended college or joined the military. Since then, it has attracted some bipartisan support, but has fallen short of passage. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., reintroduced the current version but, for the first time in the bill’s history, no Republican has stepped up as a cosponsor.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; aliens; amnesty; illegals; rino; romney; rubio
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To: NoLibZone

Same old story. The Democrats propose to tear down the Washington Monument and the Republicans respond with a workable plan to do it in three stages.

21 posted on 04/26/2012 4:05:44 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism. Even Jimmy Carter can be comfortable with it.)
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To: NoLibZone

I really believe that Hispanic Americans who are more Hispanic than American are really not the assimilating types who have made this country great.

The children eligible for the Dream Act may be innocent, but so are the American taxpayers who must pick up the tab.

Anyway, those kids are eligible for schooling and financial help in the country of their parents.

22 posted on 04/26/2012 4:06:29 PM PDT by amihow
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To: x1stcav

"First, thanks for your Service ..."

Everyone agrees that the GOP is headed to ICU ...

Even George and Barbara Bush ... and hundreds more E-RINOs around the Beltway ...

Of course (if the story is true) ... the REAL reason the "Elephant Party" is doomed is typified by the following story that appeared about two weeks ago ...

"Bishop" and "Severely Conservative" Willard "Etch-a-Sketch" Romney goes to a Yankee Blueblood Northeast Fundraiser ...

He's short on money ...

Willard (bless his heart) warns these GOP Yankee Blueblood donors that if "he" doesn't wrap-up the 2012 GOP Tampa nomination "soon" ...

then ... horror or horrors ... some (implied) redneck $itch like Sarah Palin will win the nomination ...

and history will end, immediately ...

What do these "Yankee Blueblood Northeast GOPers" do ?

Instead of defending Sarah Palin's honor, vision and courage ...

they write BIG checks to Archbishop Willard ... en masse ...

"This aspect" ... Messrs. Elkin and Karl Rove ...

is precisely "why" the GOP is "completely doomed" ...

and quite frankly Mr. Rush Limbaugh ... I don't give a damn anymore ...

P.S. Mr. Limbaugh ... you can take that "Two-If-By-Tea" swill of yours ... and serve it up at Obama's Victory Party ....

23 posted on 04/26/2012 4:37:18 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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24 posted on 04/26/2012 4:57:42 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: NoLibZone

25 posted on 04/26/2012 5:30:53 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
thus not “encouraging” more entrants to take advantage), this is solving a problem, not creating one.
Everything else you said contradicts that line.
26 posted on 04/26/2012 5:31:58 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: NoLibZone

Never fear, Internationalist Rubio is on the case. He’ll save us from our money. LOL

27 posted on 04/26/2012 6:29:23 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Iron Munro

“Don’t we already have enough “republicans” doing the liberals’ dirty work for them?”


I really can’t understand what a lot of folks around here see in Mr. Rubio. He looks appealing on the surface, but, scratch that surface, and....?

28 posted on 04/26/2012 7:11:13 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Yeah, I’m tired of ‘their’ crap.

I will vote for him because I think it cowardly to sit out an election and voting for the Obummer is beyond the pale.

I will do it (voting for Romney) with vile in my mouth.

If the Obummer is reelected we’ll go over the edge slightly faster than if the Mittster is. I think we’re doomed in any event.

There is no political will in this country to make the hard choices. It’s because we’ve become a silly country.

29 posted on 04/26/2012 7:39:58 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: NoLibZone

Some rising Star,This is the Problem when Political Parties Tout Minorities as rising Stars,EVERY one of them has the Gripe of whatever Minority they Represent in their Genes and they Cant get it out no Matter what they say. This guy is for Amnesty for all Mexicans the immigrant of Convienience because they are on Our Border. I am for unrestricted Immigration from England and Ireland,No Africans, Puerto Ricans,Arabs,Persians,Chinese,Japanese.

30 posted on 04/27/2012 3:59:24 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: NoLibZone

Rubio is right. We need Hispanics or we’re through as a party.

31 posted on 04/27/2012 1:17:33 PM PDT by Sarabaracuda (Mitt Romney 2012 - Strength, Freedom, Prosperity)
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