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American Conservative Union issues statement supporting immigration reform
Washington Examiner ^ | 5/9/13 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 05/09/2013 1:16:46 PM PDT by Mozilla

The American Conservative Union has just released a statement in support of Sen. Marco Rubio’s bipartisan effort on immigration reform, suggesting that there was widespread conservative support for the bill.

“It is an honor to bring together fellow conservatives who feel strongly that we need to act now to fix our broken immigration policies and our borders,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas in the statement. “I congratulate my friend Senator Marco Rubio for his leadership on this issue and believe that conservative support for his efforts is growing.”

Cardenas clarified that the bill was “not perfect” but that Rubio was “working in good faith.”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: acu; alcardenas; aliens; amnesty; immigrationreform; rino; rubio
Good Grief.
1 posted on 05/09/2013 1:16:46 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

ACU = POS


2 posted on 05/09/2013 1:18:51 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Mozilla

Traitors and sell outs.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 1:18:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep...never supporting them again.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 1:20:06 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: Mozilla

First GOProud and now this. The ACU is dead to me!


5 posted on 05/09/2013 1:21:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Mozilla

If this bill passes, in 10 years you can put into a museum Norquists’s No Tax Pledge and the archives of the ACU. Lenin was half-right when he talked about the Capitalists selling the rope he would hang them by. There will be no such thing as a viable national conservative political party. The GOP will have to transform into a “we can better manage” the welfare state party.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 1:23:56 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: Mozilla

Wow. That’s poor. Really poor.

I can see straddling the issue and saying, we support immigration reform, and thanks Marco for the effort...let’s improve on it and pass it.

A blanket cheerleader statement for Rubio is pathetic.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 1:25:00 PM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: Mozilla
ACU is NOT conservative. It's a Grover Norquist-Amnesty organization.

Good grief is right. I am sick of the non-stop radio ads with MarcoPhone Rube-io promoting this monstrosity.

8 posted on 05/09/2013 1:26:05 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jim Robinson; cripplecreek

Benedict Arnold’s all of them. The end.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 1:26:40 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Jane Long

If Grover Norquist is behind this then you know he is running the ACU now.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 1:27:31 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

This is more and more like Obamacare.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 1:29:46 PM PDT by kreitzer
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To: kreitzer

It’s not about *immigration*, it’s about control, and it probably ties up any “loose ends” they overlooked in 0Care.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 1:35:18 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jane Long

Plus it brings into the fold Rino republicans and helps out terrorists.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 1:37:41 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Jane Long

How did Norquist ever gain power?

Where does he get the money?

How does he continue to exert so much influence?


14 posted on 05/09/2013 1:40:56 PM PDT by Zuse
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Note the signatories:

“”Al Cardenas Chairman, American Conservative Union

Alfonso Aguilar LatinoPartnerships.org

Lawson Bader President, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Brad Bailey Texas Immigration Solution

Jeff Bell American Principles Project

David Bier Immigration Policy Analyst, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Frank Cannon Susan B. Anthony List

Linda Chavez Chairman, Center for Equal Opportunity

Former Senator Norm Coleman Hogan Lovells US LLP

Larry Cirignano President, Faithful Catholic Citizens

Tom Donelson Chairman, Americas PAC

Diana Furchtgott-Roth Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Carlos Gutierrez Republicans for Immigration Reform

Colin Hanna President, Let Freedom Ring

Doug Holtz-Eakin President, American Action Forum

Deal Hudson President, Pennsylvania Catholics Network

Tamar Jacoby Immigration Works USA

Dr. Tim Kane, Ph.D. Chief Economist, Hudson Institute

Jennifer S. Korn Executive Director, Hispanic Leadership Network

Arthur B. Laffer Laffer Associate

Dr. Richard Land President, Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

Mario H. Lopez President, Hispanic Leadership Fund

Fred Malek Chairman, American Action Forum

Grover Norquist President, Americans for Tax Reform

Ralph Reed Chairman, Faith & Freedom Coalition

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez President, NHCLC Hispanic Evangelical Association

Mat Staver President and Founder, Liberty Counsel

Paul Wolfowitz Scholar, American Enterprise Institute””


15 posted on 05/09/2013 1:41:01 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Mozilla

I believe Rubio is acting in good faith. But I still don’t support it as it is.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 1:45:11 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Mozilla

What has the GOP done over the years to stop illegals from coming here? Reagan granted amnesty and Bush 41 and 43 did nothing. You really think they want to anger their business buddies who want the cheap labor?


17 posted on 05/09/2013 1:46:45 PM PDT by eekitsagreek (Tip like a Greek during tough economic times: 3% in loose change!)
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To: Mozilla

... another question. Is the ACU going to “score” the Immigration Bill when they publish their ACU ratings?

How could they hold a ‘no’ vote against staunchly conservative members of Congress?


18 posted on 05/09/2013 1:46:49 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Mozilla

As regards this nation and it’s health, I refer to this group as the Gang of Nix.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 1:49:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: Mozilla

Its time to get rid of the ACU....before the 6 Trillion dollar Amnesty kicks in


20 posted on 05/09/2013 3:29:22 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Mozilla

Nobody had better DARE quote “ACU Ratings” to me EVER again!!


21 posted on 05/09/2013 4:32:58 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Mozilla

I guess the check went through ok.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 4:37:47 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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