Skip to comments.Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says
Posted on 06/17/2013 4:19:24 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans' hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support or sabotage the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Sunday told conservatives who are trying to block the measure that they will doom the party and all but guarantee a Democrat will remain in the White House after 2016's election. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., went a step further and predicted "there'll never be a road to the White House for the Republican Party" if immigration overhaul fails to pass.
"I would tell my Republican colleagues, both in the House and the Senate, that the road to the White House comes through a road with a pathway to legalization," Menendez said. "Without it, there'll never be a road to the White House for the Republican Party."
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They honestly expect us to believe that Hispanics will support Republicans if we pass this travesty?
Do they really believe that the future of the GOP hinges on moving the party further to the left to attract progressive voters will help put Republicans back in power?
Dumb as a post!!!!!
They don’t even want to talk about securing the border.
It’s so good of my senator to advise the Republicans on how to re-capture the presidency in 2016.
If Republicans pass the immigration bill they may get a few Hispanic votes, but how many Conservative votes will they lose? Besides mine.
I am fed up with the Republican Party.
And Graham buys this -- because Democrats always look out for the best interests of the Republican Party? Pardon me, but there must be something in the DC water supply that turns Republican politicians into idiots.
Lindsey, McCain and the other Schumer Republicans. I'm really surprised that the commie 'RAT, Menendez, is so concerned that a Republican may never be elected again to the White Outhouse if they don't flood America with Mexicans. That's weird.
The RINOS are in full pressure mode now. We have to keep up the pressure in the House.
Lindsey is a democrat and his “advice” should be given the same consideration as if it came from Nancy Pelosi.
The GOP-e “fears the rebirth” of the TP movement.
And we all know the Puerto Rican crook, Menendez, wants to help the GOP win the White House. Honestly, S.C. voters....does that dumb-as-a-rock Lindsey Graham really represent you?
He hasn’t looked at the numbers. Obama’s vote fell by 3.5 million from ‘08 to ‘12 , despite already providing the biggest give away in the grab bag ( Obamacare). (Romney, absolutely clueless, looks at exit polls and decides that Obamacare was more popular than he had thought— when it drove people away from voting by the millions??)The percentage of the voting age population casting ballots skidded from close to 60 to close to 50. The GOP needs to campaign on ideas and principles, not demographics.
STFU Graham.. 2016 is already decided.
>>Republicans’ hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support or sabotage the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn.<<
A more untrue statement has not been uttered in the history of mankind. If you look at the numbers, Hispanic voting for Republicans went DOWN after Reagan signed amnesty.
Hispanics will NOT vote for Republicans unless and until they become the party of Santa Claus (which would remove the last tiny differentiator from the dims).
Amnesty is amnesty. Hispanics will NOT even bother to follow the steps towards citizenship. But they will vote anyway when they think they won’t be deported for it.
It's all about the $$$ in cheap labor for the GOP-e chamber of commerce types. Union busting and all that, frankly, and they don't GAF about anything else.
These dumb-ass pubbies and their immigration bill is nauseating. Imagine Sen. Menendez advising the pubs on the path to the WH and the pubbie lemmings following that advice. This will kill the GOP, it is time for a third party!!
“I would tell my Republican colleagues, both in the House and the Senate, that the road to the White House comes through a road with a pathway to legalization,” Menendez said. “Without it, there’ll never be a road to the White House for the Republican Party.”
This from the under age hooker king. I can’t say Graham is this stupid so I have to say he is evil.
Even if hispanics were to vote Republican,this whole thing shows us how they are willing to screw the country(us) to maintain/enhance their own power and positions.
There is NO WAY Taxpayers will not CONTINUE to fund vote-buying schemes, and expansion of the Government. The U.S. Constitution means NOTHING anymore.
What is Lindsey guy smoking?
He and McCain. Are they working for Hillary? Can they really be this deliberately ignorant?
He is not dumb .
He thinks we are .
Grahnesty is crook owned by K street .
They want cheap uneducated labor for these huge Ag corps and grocery store chains !
This gay boy hangs out at Hess coro headquarters in NY .
He as well as the rest are owned by Wall Street billionaires.
Chuck Schumer is evil and Bob Menendez is a child molester. Not sure why anyone would want to be associated with those two pieces of human garbage.
The GOP establishment really think pandering racial politics is what get them the vote
“Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Sunday told conservatives who are trying to block the measure that they will doom the party and all but guarantee a Democrat will remain in the White House after 2016’s election. “
Way to go Lindsey, give the national pressholes a sound bite to beat you and the Republicans over the head with in perpetuity.
The Stupid Party strikes again.
The HEB grocery store billionaire is very involved as well as at Adelson who used Newt to split the Conservative base and elect Idiot Romney !
Call Grahnesty office today
What happened to doing what was best and what was right for our country? Elections? Shouldn’t they be an afterthought?
We don’t need them. They need us. They need to be taught this lesson.
Having Menendez agreeing with Graham should tell every conservative, everyone who votes our way, that the party is leading us down a primrose path.
Hey i propose right now and maybe put up a vanity-I will vote for nobody nominated by the 2 big parties. If someone steals a nomination from a party backed candidate i will consider them but if we give ourselves idiots like Christine O’Donnell i’m passing on her too.
Victory, henceforth, will only be achieved by winning with a candidate we can back. (i’m no 100%er btw).
This is the only thing that makes some sense. But the GOPe crowd doesn't realize that a permanent redistributive majority is going to seize any profits they make from the cheap labor anyway. And they will lose the most of their rights to an even more oppressive federal bureaucratic monster. And the GOP itself will implode when the conservative base walks.
A global Caliphate cannot happen without the destruction of the US economy, so as to knock us down to the level of all the other socialist countries.
Of course the border must be left open to obtain their objective.
Not dumb. Not dumb at all.
Just further proof of the globalist / Saudi / left takeover of the Republican party.
I could speculate Jug Ears will executive order or somehow repeal or nullify the 22nd Amendment and use the 20 million to who knows how many to remain in office. They don’t care about nothin’ except the freebies and stick it to yt.
Grahamnesty is such a disingenuously dishonest weasel he is not even worth debating. He is doing everything he can do to help Obama while making believe he is critical of him.
Thanks for the advice Menendez, I am sure you have the best interests of the GOP at heart.
Since when does the Reppublican party need the advice of a mendacious Democrat to win an election? Who thinks a Dem would give a Pub good advice?
>> Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., went a step further and predicted “there’ll never be a road to the White House for the Republican Party”
Yeah, sure... you can always count on *that* whoremonger to look out after (R) interests...
Why would anyone take advice from a RAT?
There never will be another Republican president. That's not because Republicans failed to embrace illegal immigration amnesty, it's because Republicans failed to speak out against massive, culture changing immigration post-1965. The Liberal wing of the Democrat party knew that they couldn't change how the people thought, so they sought to change the people. It worked.
When California was a predominantly white state it was Republican. Now the California is a multicultural mess it's solidly Democrat.
Likewise Texas is becoming increasingly Hispanic and increasingly Democrat. Once Texas flips, perhaps as early as 2016, the Republican shot at the White House is dead, and America is probably dead too.
They just don't GAF. It's the way they think. They've got their bazillions, enough to own the GOPe, and their interests are that they protect their capital while preventing the ascendancy of anyone else to wealth, thus destroying the middle class.
The difference they see between us and uh, "the undocumented" is either an obsequious, motivated workforce who can "live cheap" by our standards, or Americans, with all our flaws.
” There never will be another Republican president. That’s not because Republicans failed to embrace illegal immigration amnesty, it’s because Republicans failed to speak out against massive, culture changing immigration post-1965. The Liberal wing of the Democrat party knew that they couldn’t change how the people thought, so they sought to change the people. It worked.
When California was a predominantly white state it was Republican. Now the California is a multicultural mess it’s solidly Democrat.
Likewise Texas is becoming increasingly Hispanic and increasingly Democrat. Once Texas flips, perhaps as early as 2016, the Republican shot at the White House is dead, and America is probably dead too. “
And real Americans will die fighting in the streets.
The conviction and execution of the Lerner woman for crimes against the Republic will trump the immigration madness.
The deaths of the convicted IRS criminals will strike fear into all Americans that will insist on a through cleansing of the body politic and body buracrats.
If the IRS executions don’t take place, the immigration stuff doesn’t matter any way. The Republic is lost.
You are right; even the liberal states of WI and OR, said to be conducive to a liberal Republican candidate, repudiated RomneyRyan.
Yes, SC people must be the most uninformed in the nation.
All the large TX cities are Democrat except for Fort Worth, but the metro areas have been competitive for some time.
“Without it, there’ll never be a road to the White House for the Republican Party.”
Spoken like a commy liberal that he is.
Who cares they make up 7% of the voting block. This is about taking over a couple of red states and trying to water down their redness. It is also about Agenda 21 and working toward the global family. Other countries want unfettered access to us and our technology and bankrupting us with entitlements and social programs.
The underlying nasty theme is to destroy our Americanism and make us nothing more than a banana republic with a very small ruling class.
Not to be believed.
The tax-financed video is a rollicking, playful take on the Cheech and Chong movie, "Coming to America"....a belly-laugh comedy about drug-laden natives crossing the border illegally.
Sen Schumer plays Cheech and Sen Rubio plays Chong.
Janet Napolitano plays "Rosita," owner of the Mexican cantina, "Reconquista"....she's seen pouring tequila shots for the future US citizens, who are gathered to fill out welfare, EITC refund, and voter registration forms...all in Spanish.
Cameo roles feature Obama as a lovable, compassionate, braindead Stepen Fetchit character who sweeps up the cantina. Michele Obama plays "Conchita," a fiery senorita who has a (cough) room above the cantina.
Sen Menendez plays a helpful "coyote" charging the impoverished Mexicans $10,000 each for a ride across the border and a packet of forged documents.
Barbara Boxer greets the illegals in lace-trimmed mantilla and castanets---performing a rip-roaring Mexican Hat Dance as the illegals cross the border.
Eric Holder portrays "Pepe"---a fast and furious gun-linger in sombrero and serape----who can only say six words in Spanglish---"We dunt need no steeken badjes."
Clearly, The Gang of Eight is getting their marching orders from Third World hellholes and organized latino pressure groups inside the US.
OMINOUS SILENCE Conspiculously silent is the tax-funded Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Voto Latino, the numerous tax- funded Hispanic Federations, the tax-funded blood thirsty La Raza, as well as countless "latino legal rights" groups.
"Citizenship" is the latino word for "pressure group." Citizenship and welfare benefits are a small part of amnesty---get ready for zillions in foreign aid and other federal handouts.
LYING IN WAIT FOR OUR TAX DOLLARS--- THESE IMPOVERISHED COUNTRIES CURRENTLY HAVE ORGANIZED PRESSURE GROUPS INSIDE THE US (here illegally): Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico (stateside)l Salvador, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela.
AS ONE EXAMPLE: Dominican Republic travel brochures reveal the Third World hellhole provides no safety nets for its impoverished populations. The DR depends on the billion dollars per year their illegal population collect in the US and send back home.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC STRANGLEHOLD ON US POLITICS--- It is an unconscionable travesty against representative democracy---to have the corrupt Dominican Republic meddling in our affairs---cooking the books to help Sen Booby Menendez (D-NJ) stay in power. Menendez is on-record using US govt authority to grease the skids for a billion dollar Dominican port- deal (that can facilitate drug cargo into the US).
Menendez was accused of stiffing (excuse it) underage Dominican prostitutes---and also hired an illegal latino who was a registered sex offender to work in his DC office.
HOW DO YOU SAY QUID PRO QUO IN SPANISH? Clearly, a deal was made. IF (BIG IF) the Dominican Republic saves Menendez's degenerate a** (and prevents the dreaded Christie appointment), Obama will write the foreign aid check w/ plenty of zeros.
BOTTOM LINE Menendez has TWO governments protecting him---- Americans have not even one government looking after our interests.