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Rubio's Compromise For The Dream Act Could Help Save The Republican Party
businessinsider.com ^ | 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

1 posted on 04/26/2012 1:42:57 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

This Elkin guy is a fool. He is exactly what is wrong with the Republican Party.

What a hack.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 1:47:46 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: NoLibZone
'Successful politicians, by definition, look for opportunities to advance themselves and their parties'

He starts off defining what a successful parasite is.

3 posted on 04/26/2012 1:50:44 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: NoLibZone

“...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. “
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Yeah right!
And while at it why not make ‘em eligible for potus, too!!!!!

Semper BS!
*****


4 posted on 04/26/2012 1:55:39 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: NoLibZone

Successful politicians ??
Successful Pimps
Successful Drug Dealers.
See the pattern? Success does not mean right.
I am not interested in successful politicians. I want leaders.
You are NOT an American and want to be one? Then do it like MILLIONS of others before you. Enter legally and apply for citizenship. Otherwise, get the hell out.........


5 posted on 04/26/2012 1:56:32 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: NoLibZone

Successful politicians ??
Successful Pimps
Successful Drug Dealers.
See the pattern? Success does not mean right.
I am not interested in successful politicians. I want leaders.
You are NOT an American and want to be one? Then do it like MILLIONS of others before you. Enter legally and apply for citizenship. Otherwise, get the hell out.........


6 posted on 04/26/2012 1:57:57 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: NoLibZone

rubio, romney, bush... no difference.

LLS


7 posted on 04/26/2012 2:03:24 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: NoLibZone

rubio, romney, bush... no difference.

LLS


8 posted on 04/26/2012 2:03:24 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: NoLibZone

rubio, romney, bush... no difference.

LLS


9 posted on 04/26/2012 2:03:34 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

rubio, romney, bush 1, 2 or 3... no difference. Scumbag politicians are trying to replace the citizenship, wonder why?


10 posted on 04/26/2012 2:07:34 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: NoLibZone

He may take the issue away from obama even if it goes nowhere. This is good as it highlights obama failed Again.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 2:09:45 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: NoLibZone

He may take the issue away from obama even if it goes nowhere. This is good as it highlights obama failed Again.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: NoLibZone

You know it is bad when you can’t tell the difference between them any more.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 2:10:12 PM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: NoLibZone

Here’s MY compromise for the Dream Act - go home, get in line and, if we need you, we’ll call you.

Buh-bye!!

Don’t let the door hit you!!


14 posted on 04/26/2012 2:33:39 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: NoLibZone
Article needed a small CORRECTION:

"...as a way for young people who are anti-American by experience, if not a birth..."


15 posted on 04/26/2012 2:59:47 PM PDT by drpix
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To: NoLibZone

Rubio fell off my list when he endorsed Romney. Now his is no more than a RINO to me.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 3:09:17 PM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: NoLibZone

Why doesn’t he come up something that would save the country?


17 posted on 04/26/2012 3:18:13 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

That appears to be what Rubio’s version does, with the caveat that it provides a work visa or student visa to the child/young adult without first kicking them out of the country.

Our problem is NOT kids who have lived here their entire lives, worked hard, graduated high school, and are now trying to be productive members of society. So long as we can ensure that benefits of the bill are solely for these individuals, and wouldn’t give them citizenship, or provide visas for their family, and is based on kids who are already here (thus not “encouraging” more entrants to take advantage), this is solving a problem, not creating one.

Of course, people who couldn’t see any possible upside to allowing such kids to go to college won’t see the upside to allowing them to have student or work visas either.

The one thing the author had right — we have so polarized the debate that you can’t actually discuss the issue, it’s all “give them amnesty” or “fry them on electric fences”.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 3:22:15 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: NoLibZone

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


19 posted on 04/26/2012 3:23:20 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: iopscusa

Some are just too blind to see the truth.

LLS


20 posted on 04/26/2012 4:02:48 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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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
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"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 ....

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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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To: NoLibZone

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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?”

Indeed.

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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