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Condoleezza Rice calls for a ‘compassionate’ immigration policy at RNC
Yahoo! News ^ | August. 29, 2012 | Chris Moody

Posted on 08/29/2012 7:34:52 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

TAMPA-- Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice implored Republicans to champion a "compassionate" immigration policy in her speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday.

"We must continue to welcome the world's most ambitious people to be a part of us. In that way we stay young and optimistic and determined," Rice said. "We need immigration laws that protect our borders; meet our economic needs; and yet show that we are a compassionate people."

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KEYWORDS: aliens; condi; condirice; immigration
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1 posted on 08/29/2012 7:34:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We have them. Enforce them.


2 posted on 08/29/2012 7:36:06 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is not compassionate about ‘get in line’?


3 posted on 08/29/2012 7:36:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

GOING FOR HISPANIC VOTE???????? WILL NEED IT IN SOME STATES.I thought she did a great job of explaining why we need to vote Obama out without scaring people.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 7:37:49 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Already have a compassionate immigration policy which allows 1.2 million or more legal immigrants and refugees per year.


5 posted on 08/29/2012 7:38:10 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bring all the troops home, get out of the Foreign entanglements, then put the troops on the southern border and seal it shut.
Then tell Mexico to Pound Sand and go to Hell, if that isn’t enough take over their Oil Fields and extract past, present and future payments for their immigration problem.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 7:39:28 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And, by the way, when are one of these republican stars going to call for compassion for American citizens who have to foot the bill for our ridiculously lax immigration policy?


7 posted on 08/29/2012 7:40:07 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I caught that line, too. I’ve never been a fan of Condi, but other than that line, the speech was excellent and well delivered. It left me with the unmistakable impression she was positioning herself for a role in the Romney administration or, more likely, a run for the WH in 2016.


8 posted on 08/29/2012 7:40:19 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama supporting lesbian Arabist wants us to import more people who are aggrieved, poor and are natural Democrats? Why is she allowed in the same room as sane people?


9 posted on 08/29/2012 7:40:24 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Will88

She is TOTALLY aggravating on immigration. Compassion is STOPPING the current insane immigration anarchy we have now. The black communities are suffering American kids cannot even get into their own schools anymore. SICKO!


10 posted on 08/29/2012 7:41:23 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: JewishRighter

Yes, she had a great speech. Funny they picked out something they thought would make her look bad.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 7:42:24 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well Condi, you pay for their babies births, housing, education, health care, and seniors care because I am sick and tired of it. I guess I have no compassion.

Thru the decades this country has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on illegals.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 7:42:34 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What about the laws we already have?


13 posted on 08/29/2012 7:42:54 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
yup, and it starts with an application...
14 posted on 08/29/2012 7:44:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I respect Condi but America is full up.Deport *all* the illegals...white,black,brown,old,young,male,female.

DEPORT THEM ALL!!!

15 posted on 08/29/2012 7:45:14 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Compassion to legal immigrants who contribute to the betterment of America is admirable. Keeping America great enough to attract them is a good beginning. Compassion to illegal invaders who will help destroy this country, through dependency on government and leftist politics is foolishness. It is better to be compassionate to our own citizens and children.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 7:46:44 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Compassionate equals ENFORCE EXISTING LAW!


17 posted on 08/29/2012 7:47:52 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She is an amazing woman. Awfully glad she’s on our side.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 7:47:56 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m curious to discover which federal laws Condi suggests I can ignore.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 7:48:43 PM PDT by jonascord (Any Democrat = Classic examples of the Downing Effect.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, you know, you guys, I just hate it when Michael Savage is right.

This convention is vanilla.

GRRR.

Anyway, back to the subject.

Hey! Condi! As soon as they are compassionate about my not speaking Spanish, and trust me on this one, it is a daily combat, I’ll consider being compassionate.

Compassionate is utilizing the laws on the books which protect our country.

A little compassion toward the poeple that made this country and made it great.

Condi Go Home.


20 posted on 08/29/2012 7:48:57 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Deport all the illegals and our unemployment rate drops noticeably...particularly for younger and minority citizens.The economic well being of my fellow Americans means *much* to me than that of any foreigner from ANYWHERE!
21 posted on 08/29/2012 7:49:19 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Aside from the implied “I’m squishy on illegal immigration” it was a good speech.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 7:49:37 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Compasionate?

How about everyone waits in line and jumps through the very same hoops as everyone else? I can’t think of anything more compasionate than that.

At least we’ll know those people actually want to be here, and become American Citizens, and not just to suckle at the taxpayer’s teat.


23 posted on 08/29/2012 7:49:43 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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She said we need to be compassionate. Now wait to see before you assume.


24 posted on 08/29/2012 7:51:26 PM PDT by God'sgrrl (twitter: Women4DanForest)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

""Condoleezza Rice calls for a ‘compassionate’ immigration policy at RNC"

Hola, we love you Condi gringo, we miss Booosh.

Bewahahahahahahahhahaha!

25 posted on 08/29/2012 7:55:01 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Compassionate immigration policy is code for amnesty.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 7:55:11 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My husband emigrated here with me, in 1986. IIRC, at the American Embassy where we were making the application, we were asked his skill. I remember something about ‘not being a burden to the American system’. When did that go away? You used to have to prove you had a skill that was needed in this country and that there were people here that would support you if you didn’t immediately find a job. No problem for us. And just a little aside.....he was required to carry his ‘papers’ with him to be surrendered if asked by law enforcement. And he is from one of our close allies. BUILD THE FENCE!!! And then get back to intelligent immigration policies. And NO, WE ARE NOT RACISTS if we want to assure the continuing success of our once great country.


27 posted on 08/29/2012 7:57:44 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We’ve already got a “compassionate” immigration policy. It works great. Americans are just pissed off at those who trample that policy along with our laws while invading our country. America is not a pinata.


28 posted on 08/29/2012 7:59:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about a Compassionate Immigration Policy for American citizens, Ms Rice?

It is time for all the Amnesty Loving, Mexican Drug Cartel Loving RINOs to leave the party. Even Obama and the Dems know that America does not want Illegal Alien Amnesty...even Democrat voters...they could not pass Amnesty when they had the majority...and had to back door it with Executive Orders

Illegal Alien Amnesty is Anti-American Bigotry. If you are not willing to seal the border AND deport all the illegal aliens....you support Amnesty


29 posted on 08/29/2012 7:59:48 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The GOP Media whining over Todd Akin is not legitimate)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She did a good job and Ryan is hitting the ball out of the park.

He rejects the supervision and planning from the central planners-————love it!


30 posted on 08/29/2012 7:59:53 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sending the illegal aliens home to make way for the legal immigrants is certainly compassionate.

Cutting back on legal immigration to make way for more illegal aliens is not compassionate.

Why is it I know Condo doesn't think about the situation that way.

31 posted on 08/29/2012 8:01:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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That hispanic “reverend” who did the opening prayer on Tuesday I believe (I didn’t see it, just read an article with him identified as the opening prayer guy), was a La Raza pimp who is an advocate for illegal immigration but is a “Republican.” Amnesty pimps are IN, conservatives are OUT.


32 posted on 08/29/2012 8:02:26 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: dalebert

GOING FOR HISPANIC VOTE???????? WILL NEED IT IN SOME STATES.I thought she did a great job of explaining why we need to vote Obama out without scaring people.


This “We need to pass Amnesty so that Hispanics vote GOP” is a total myth that cannot be supported with facts

In fact, John McCain, who wrote the Illegal Amnesty bill with Ted Kennedy in 2007...got only 31% of the Hispanic vote in 2008. Amnesty does not bring in Hispanic voters

Rice’s comments are just more Anti-American Bigotry. And wrought w BS


33 posted on 08/29/2012 8:02:33 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The GOP Media whining over Todd Akin is not legitimate)
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To: originalbuckeye
I remember something about ‘not being a burden to the American system’. When did that go away? You used to have to prove you had a skill that was needed in this country and that there were people here that would support you if you didn’t immediately find a job.

That's all gone. Don't matter what kind of skill ya got, it's not needed any longer. Ya got 10s of millions of Americans out of work or underemployed.

Zip, gone..

Just watch the GOP run for the tall grass over this country killing issue.

As they've done time and time again, over and over. And why they no longer get my support...

I'm here to expose them while showing total contempt for these frauds.

34 posted on 08/29/2012 8:03:49 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Aria

I listened to her speech and did not hear that. I’m sure she believes in it having been part of George W Bush’s administration but I didn’t hear her say that.


35 posted on 08/29/2012 8:03:49 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I most liked it when she said that if we retreat from our role in the world, that role will be filled by a country that doesn’t have our same values. You can’t lead from behind. It was a terrific speech. If she’s angling for a post in the Romney WH, I hope she gets it.


36 posted on 08/29/2012 8:10:01 PM PDT by virgil
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Now that’s a compassionate plan I can get behind & support 100%!
You just know Ms. Condi voted for this PINO—Another one who gives a great speech, but her actions go 180 the other direction.


37 posted on 08/29/2012 8:11:09 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: virgil

We cannot afford any more Iraqs. no more Afghanistan failures. Come home. Guard the border.NOW!!


38 posted on 08/29/2012 8:12:43 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: rmlew

Idiot.

Leave Condi alone, knuckle-dragger.


39 posted on 08/29/2012 8:15:03 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: stanne

Wiener-lover


40 posted on 08/29/2012 8:16:16 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: virgil; Free ThinkerNY
I most liked it when she said that if we retreat from our role in the world, that role will be filled by a country that doesn’t have our same values.

Who ya kidding? Endless compassionate wars have cost Ma and Pa in Kansas their kid, and joe tax payer trillions. What did we win?

Cheap gas? No, its doubled...More global respect? No....Did we build walmarts and liquor stores in Baghdad? No....Do their leaders support our efforts and offer any kind of benefits to the tax payers for our/soldiers efforts...No.

41 posted on 08/29/2012 8:17:10 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When people have two or three others cut in front of them when there is an orderly but slow-moving line for the cash registers at the 7-Eleven, with not so much as an apology (and on top of that if they started scooping things off the counter without paying and just walking out), why I'll tell you, most Americans could get mightily "COMPASSIONATE."

42 posted on 08/29/2012 8:17:54 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Huh?


43 posted on 08/29/2012 8:18:13 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Emperor Palpatine; rmlew

What a liberal response.

Why don’t you ban rmlew?

LOL!


44 posted on 08/29/2012 8:19:03 PM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: marygonzo

You sound like an isolationist.


45 posted on 08/29/2012 8:19:48 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: Eaker

No, someone who appreciates a classy, intelligent, talented, and beautiful woman.


46 posted on 08/29/2012 8:22:11 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Anyone still want this broad to be President?


47 posted on 08/29/2012 8:22:29 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Emperor Palpatine; stanne

What a liberal response.

Why don’t you ban stanne?

LOL!


48 posted on 08/29/2012 8:23:01 PM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I have a compassionate idea. Take their illegal arm and get them the HELL OUT OF MY COUNTRY!! Right across the Rio Grande river— ADIOS!!


49 posted on 08/29/2012 8:23:10 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Her speech sucked ass


50 posted on 08/29/2012 8:23:37 PM PDT by montag813
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