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How a discordant Senate band got back together on immigration
Los Angeles Times ^ | February 2, 2013 | Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro

Posted on 02/03/2013 1:42:44 PM PST by Bratch

WASHINGTON — On the Saturday morning after 7 in 10 Latino voters helped return President Obama to the White House and deliver a crushing defeat to Mitt Romney, Charles E. Schumer, the Democratic senator from New York, scanned his daily list of phone messages and saw that Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator from South Carolina, had called.

Schumer dialed his number. "I saw your name on my call list, and my heart skipped a beat," he said.

"We're getting the band back together," Graham replied. "Let's do immigration."

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It was clear to the senators that one voice could prove crucial to their hope to sell a plan to conservatives: Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican and Cuban American with conservative credentials, who could become a champion untainted by past scars over immigration.

[...]

"Marco, you got to be there," Durbin said. "I want you there because of your position in the party."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: immigration; rinos; senate
How can people so politically tone-deaf continue win elections?
1 posted on 02/03/2013 1:42:56 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Because they are crooks and the elections are fixed.


2 posted on 02/03/2013 1:51:44 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Bratch

“We’re getting the band back together”

It was twenty years ago today,
Sargent Shriver taught the band to play . . .

“Thank you on behalf of the grope and myself, and I hope we passed the audition.”
- any senator


3 posted on 02/03/2013 1:57:45 PM PST by Chad N. Freud
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To: Bratch

Rubio’s “your position in the party” has been seriously downgraded.


4 posted on 02/03/2013 2:07:34 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Bratch
"We're getting the band back together," Graham replied. "Let's do immigration."These dip sticks wonder why we despise them so much.
5 posted on 02/03/2013 2:10:35 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Bratch

“We’re getting the band back together,”
The Band, eh?
Lemme guess: so they can record The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down.


6 posted on 02/03/2013 2:11:08 PM PST by Chad N. Freud
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To: Bratch

or, for the Senate, it might be The Last Waltz.


7 posted on 02/03/2013 2:11:46 PM PST by Chad N. Freud
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To: Bratch

LOL I just posted this but found it more interesting that Mike Lee pulled out.


8 posted on 02/03/2013 2:13:24 PM PST by JohnPDuncan
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