Skip to comments.In blow to immigration reform, House `gang of sevení bill looks dead
Posted on 09/20/2013 12:07:18 PM PDT by ColdOne
In a blow to the hopes of passing immigration reform anytime soon, the bipartisan House gang of seven plan is probably dead, and almost certainly wont be introduced this fall as promised, a top Democrat on the gang acknowledges.
It doesnt appear that were going to move forward with the group of seven, Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a key player on immigration as a member of the gang, said in an interview with me. The process is stalled. I dont believe were going to produce a bill anytime soon.
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Let the newspeak of ‘immigration reform’ die along with this bill.
Don’t believe it. The Gang of 7 was never taken seriously by GOP leaders. Goodlatte says there will be a vote in October. That will go to conference and that’s when we need to worry.
It’s dead, Jorge.
Always beware of Congressional “Gangs”. They can inflict mass destruction.
Hopefully rubio squandered his political career on this.
Kill the bill!!
“Hopefully rubio squandered his political career on this.”
I sent a beseeching email to Rubio this morning on Obamacare. It was as difficult to write as the one to Nelson, the Democrat. Last time I sent an email to Nelson I was infuriated by his reply. Us voters simply didn’t understand what was good for us and our distrust of Obamacare would go away once we started using it. This time I told him I could forgive him for his initial vote, but now that Obamacare’s negative impacts were obvious would he please reconsider and agree to defund it before it inflicted more damage? I can’t wait for his response.
He did as far as I’m concerned.
How sad — violins anyone???
I haven't given up on him. He thought "immigration reform". Schummer, McCain and their slithering allies really meant cheap labor for their corporate paymasters. The ones that it will be hard to forgive, ever, are Flake and Ayotte. They still haven't pledged to defund Obamacare.
What is wrong with those two?
How fortunate for us that he’s been with us.
From this point on, when an elected representative represents himself or government over the people who elected that representative, then that representative is going to get voted out.
Rubio isn’t going to be forgiven. I will vote for a democrat to replace him if I have to.
That bastard should wear a black turban.
As a fellow Floridian I gave up contacting Nelson. He never thinks independently. He always toes the party line. I still like Rubio. I think he’s embarrassed over his immigration position and I think he wouldn’t do it again. I’d vote for him over any RAT candidate, but if he were primaried by a true conservative I’d vote against him. Obviously his presidential aspirations are shot, as they should be.
“Obviously his presidential aspirations are shot, as they should be.”
We had Bob Dole, Juan McCain, and Mitt Romney. I would NEVER have thought any of them could have been candidates. If they can be candidates we could also have Michael Mouse, Don Duck, or Marco Rubio.
IMHO Marco Rubio faced too many microphones and cameras and not enough citizens
I’ll believe it when Rahm Emanuel say “Dead! Dead! Dead!” while skewering a big mouth Bass.
Es muerto, Jaime.
“IMHO Marco Rubio faced too many microphones and cameras and not enough citizens”
I think when people get into power they start trying to “help.” But government was designed to govern, not “help”. People will help themselves when given the chance. You’re right. He fell victim to DC disease.
“What is wrong with those two?”
I want to get rid of the whole “gang”, they are all equally dangerous to our nation.
Members of these various “gangs” should most likely be in prison.
Romney beat Perry, Gingrich, Santorum and Paul on immigration whether he was sincere or not. You had a Boston moderate who was to the right of a Texan, Southerner, Evangelical and fiscal hawk.
Jeb Bush looks like one of the IT Guys, Zuckerberg wants to fire and replace with a STEM worker doing basic programming.
Rubio was never presidential material. He is not a great lawyer, intellectual or businessman worth $100 million. He is short as well.
I think Rand Paul will have a problem with his attacks on Limbaugh and Coulter. Paul is somehow going to pull off a 40 plus state landslide including California with amnesty lite. Limbaugh and Coulter have done more research than Paul who hispandered his way to policy.
That's what we thought about the Clinton gun ban back in the 90's. Then they brought it back, twisted a bunch of arms, and passed it.
Never count a heavily-Dem-favored bill dead until a stake has been driven through its heart, its head has been cut off and garlic stuffed in its mouth.
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