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No One's Paying Attention to Michele Bachmann on Immigration This Time
ATlantic Wire ^ | April 15, 2013 | Elspeth Reeve

Posted on 04/27/2013 11:53:45 AM PDT by AuntB

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio went on seven Sunday talk shows to pitch a bipartisan immigration reform deal, while a handful of Republican lawmakers famous for their wacky cable news interviews can’t get any attention. An anti-immigration “gang of six” in the House is trying to stop the pro-immigration “gang of eight” in the Senate, The National Review’s Robert Costa reports, but hardly anyone’s listening. The six are cable TV favorites: Minnesota’s Michele Bachmann, Iowa’s Steve King, Texas’ Louie Gohmert, Alabama’s Mo Brooks, Pennsylvania’s Lou Barletta, and California’s Dana Rohrabacher. There were zero “anti-amnesty” Sunday show guests the week before Rubio’s grand tour. The most popular cable guests of the six — Bachmann, King, and Gohmert — haven’t been invited on cable to talk immigration in the last three months, according to Lexis Nexis. They complain the GOP isn’t listening to them either.

“The meetings of the Gang of Eight and the secret meetings in the House of Representatives — the people who have been standing up for the Constitution and the rule of law haven’t been invited to those meetings,” King tells the assembled group of reporters...

“We’ve got all the rich guys and the elitists talking to each other,” Rohrabacher says. “Unfortunately us regular folks don’t have that kind of coordination.”

The Daily Caller’s Mickey Kaus lamented last week that in the Sunday political talk shows, the networks didn’t even haul in “the kookiest anti-amnesty crackpot.” The GOP doesn’t want to hear from the kooks either.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; bachmann; gangof8; immigration; rubio; turdblossomgop
The McCain, Rubio, Norquist, Conda Amnesty train will not allow any opposition to be heard. They've got the media, just like the left does. "Marginalize" the opposition is what Norquist preaches and THAT should bother all of you!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3009500/posts?page=1#1

And he even hijacks Ronald Regan to do it!

[snip]"In an unlikely pairing, renowned anti-tax activist Grover Norquist stood alongside AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the leader of the nation's largest labor coalition. Senators from both parties yukked it up with jokes throughout the hour-long affair.

After the conference ended, Norquist predicted the Gang of Eight would succeed, arguing that opponents like Sessions and Vitter, who sunk the last immigration bill in 2007, have been marginalized.

Restrictionists, Norquist said, are people who merely "think of themselves as conservatives."

"If you're a Republican, you look at the business community wants it, the religious community wants it," he told reporters. "Who is the opposition? Who in the modern Reagan Republican Party is a no?"

1 posted on 04/27/2013 11:53:45 AM PDT by AuntB
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To: AuntB

Just what DC needs...more gangs.


2 posted on 04/27/2013 11:58:58 AM PDT by JPG (USSC is the exact opposite of the KKK. They dress in black & scare white people.)
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To: AuntB

Sadly, the GOP grandees see immigration as a political issue rather than a constitutional issue and a sovereignty issue. It is not something to be negotiated for votes on some spending bill, it is bedrock principle.

Immigration policy must first, foremost, and always serve the interests of citizens.

Immigration, if it is allowed, should never be allowed in numbers large enough for colonies to form; it should always be limited to numbers that will assimilate. Cultures and nations of origin that do not easily assimilate should be even more limited than those who do easily assimilate.

Immigrants should be chosen based on their willingness and desire to be us, and their capacity to contribute to the country. It should exclude explicitly people who do not want to be “us” and people who are takers.

Immigration policy should never be designed in secret (as in fact it has always been), and it should never be designed for the purpose of fine-tuning wage rates or voter demographics.


3 posted on 04/27/2013 12:06:08 PM PDT by marron
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To: AuntB

The media seems pleased they’re having a debate and inviting only one side of the issue to speak.


4 posted on 04/27/2013 12:06:31 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: AuntB

Michelle Bachman has more courage than most of her peers.


7 posted on 04/27/2013 12:08:20 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: avenir

Rubio is paying attention to her, and taking every opportunity to smear and ridicule her that he can. He is the scum that floats to the top of a pond, then evaporates to leave a nasty death-dealing matt atop what was a habitat for healthy things before he pissed int he pool.


8 posted on 04/27/2013 12:10:17 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: AuntB

Note to Marco, I am a Florida voter and a Christian conservative I won’t be voting for you in your next Senate election....we need consistency and I think your plan sucks...so adios you are no conservative with amnesty program you propose.
Freegards LEX


9 posted on 04/27/2013 12:15:45 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: marron

Well said.


10 posted on 04/27/2013 12:35:56 PM PDT by Jacquerie (How few were left who had seen the republic! - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775; mickie; flaglady47
Another Florida voter putting in her two cents, friend....and I'll not only not vote for Rubio, but I'll actively campaign against him if there's hopefully a Tea Party-type primary candidate taking him on.

By the way has anyone noticed that Rubio and his RINO Gang of Hate are purposely employing Saul Alinsky's rule #12 against Congresswoman Bachman?.... i.e., "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works."

If Rubio was a legit conservative, he'd be employing these radical tactics against Schmucky Schumer and John McInsane...correct?

Leni

11 posted on 04/27/2013 12:39:28 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: AuntB

Bachman is raising a very, very important and serious concern

if Rubio wants more support for his immigration proposals ... he’d be well advised to listen to Bachmann and figure out a way to send the Islamicists who’ve gotten into USA these past few years, out.


12 posted on 04/27/2013 1:00:54 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

It’s intersting how some of these politicians were elected under the presumed monicker of “tea party” yet they now seem to be more than willing to be come Judas Iscariot types. Toomey and Rubio make such a great pair.


13 posted on 04/27/2013 1:05:53 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: MinuteGal

“Never before have I seen such contempt for law enforcement officers
as what I’ve seen from the Gang of Eight”
- Chris Crane, ICE Agent union president.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3013123/posts


14 posted on 04/27/2013 1:12:05 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

This is an extremely biased report from ELSPETH — who sounds like pointy-head liberal moron who was probably tormented by normal boys and girls when he was a small lizard. This debate has barely begun. Believe, ELSETH, we will be hearing from Michelle Bachmann. We’re already hearing great attacks on the Gang of 8 from Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, and Ann Coulter — they are getting PLENTY of attention, ELSPETH!


15 posted on 04/27/2013 1:15:14 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: avenir

The “estblishment” gang completely hung her out to dry. I’m remembering that. Tea Party people ONLY get my $$’s.


16 posted on 04/27/2013 2:07:32 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: AuntB

Ironic that the Republicans are pushing this, since it virtually guarantees they’ll never win another election for the foreseeable future.

In fact, with tens of millions of new Democrats in the US, it’s tantamount to political suicide.

Working Americans, meanwhile, will be stuck with the bill for all the benefits that’ll be paid out.


17 posted on 04/27/2013 2:51:20 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: AuntB

Hopefully, the GOOBers will be able to get one of their Freeway to Amnesty types to vote for them this time. I won’t be. I know others who feel the same way.


18 posted on 04/27/2013 3:10:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: avenir

She was my first choice for President (Newt was my 2nd choice). Guess who was my last choice?


19 posted on 04/27/2013 3:27:09 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: AuntB

I have never seen so much anti-conservatism, and both sides are piling on! I guess the “elites” have decided that they like the camaraderie of the left more than their base. Let’s see how well this plays out in the 2014 elections. We need to make a HUGE statement by primarying dozens upon of them!


20 posted on 04/27/2013 3:43:47 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery

“We need to make a HUGE statement by primarying dozens upon of them!”

Yes, Ma’am!


21 posted on 04/27/2013 3:44:46 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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Screwbio is an idiot. He fits in well with the other asshats.


22 posted on 04/27/2013 3:50:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: AuntB

Wow... I am beginning to see this simple assclown Norquist for the shifty scumbag he is.


23 posted on 04/27/2013 3:59:17 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

“Wow... I am beginning to see this simple assclown Norquist for the shifty scumbag he is.”

You can always count on Grover to never be boring. About 8 years ago, I was thinking of joining ATR...I thought that was the greatest thing since sliced bread! So, I did my usual investigation, and didn’t like what I found. In 8 years of research, I haven’t really found one thing he’s done for the conservative base. Many of his associates are in jail. That’s where he should be, but instead he’s writing law, trade agreements. And we can’t even vote him out!

Grover Norquist, the scandalous lout that never fails to deliver yet another disappointment!


24 posted on 04/27/2013 4:08:35 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: F15Eagle

Grover Norquist should be in jail.


25 posted on 04/28/2013 10:27:29 AM PDT by Pelham (Without Deportation you have De Facto Amnesty.)
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To: AuntB

So the leftist media is celebrating the fact that they are colluding with useful idiot Republicans to silence conservatives.


27 posted on 04/28/2013 1:31:36 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew

PREcisely!


28 posted on 04/28/2013 1:39:17 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

Hijacking Reagan is nothing, they even hijack Jesus. What offends me the must is these brainwashed religious leaders who are all playing follow the leader to be accepted with all of the right thinking people. Of course, we are just the rabble.


29 posted on 04/30/2013 5:33:36 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

“Hijacking Reagan is nothing, they even hijack Jesus. What offends me the must is these brainwashed religious leaders who are all playing follow the leader to be accepted with all of the right thinking people. Of course, we are just the rabble.”

Hallelujah!


30 posted on 04/30/2013 5:36:49 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: avenir

I pray that she goes far in politics, hopefully the Senate. I would like to see a large group of true conservatives like the group of 90 immigration caucas that Tom Tancredo assembled during the first go round with immigration.


31 posted on 04/30/2013 6:02:02 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

When is he up for reelection?


32 posted on 04/30/2013 6:03:14 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: MachIV

I say this all the time but it is true, if you notice, the corrupt sell-outs always try to immitate the people with virtue. They try to co-opt the true patriots. What we are seeing before our eyes is what must have happened early on in our country’s history. The first generation of leaders were men with high ideals but then at some time the opportunists and usurpers began taking over until they became the majority and then they made it difficult for honorable people to enter politics. They formed political cartels with certain business interests and this political network became nation wide so it gained tremendous power and money. They became political empires.

Read what James Madison said and see if it isn’t coming true right before our eyes: “There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurptions.”

In order to take our power away they have to pretend to be us. Don’t buy the surface image (look at Rubio), look beneath the surface and look for any sign of duplicity. For my view, I think the immigration issue is a great way to read where they are coming from. The patriots want to really protect our borders and discourage those who are in the country from taking advantage of us and the sellouts care more about the interlopers than the citizens. That is because there is money and power for those who support open borders, there are votes and there is lots of cheap labor. Follow the money.


33 posted on 04/30/2013 6:21:23 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: MinuteGal

The keyword is OPPORTUNIST!


34 posted on 04/30/2013 6:22:49 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Lancey Howard

I think their called shape shifters. Politics is full of them.


35 posted on 04/30/2013 6:26:54 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

He will be up for re-election in 2016.
Freegards
LEX


36 posted on 05/01/2013 7:04:59 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: AuntB

An *unlikely pairing* of Norquist and Trumka—vultures always come together for a meal.


37 posted on 05/31/2013 2:23:20 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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