Skip to comments.Obama: End Shutdown So We Can Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform (double backstab?)
Posted on 10/12/2013 2:19:42 PM PDT by amnestynone
In his weekly radio address on Saturday, President Barack Obama said the government shutdown needed to end so Congress could work on comprehensive immigration reform. Obama rejected a House Republican proposal that would have re-opened the government and raised the debt-ceiling for six-weeks in return for an agreement on a "framework" on negotiations on more long-term budgetary issues. He said "this Republican shutdown" had to end "because there is so much else we should be focusing our energies on right now" and cited immigration as one of the things the government had to "fix." "Weve got to create more jobs, and kids to educate, and an immigration system to fix," Obama said. Obama has recently said that comprehensive immigration reform was his "number-one priority." On Monday, his administration allowed thousands of pro-amnesty protesters to use the National Mall, which was supposed to be closed due to the shutdown, for their rally. The Obama administration has barricaded other open-air spaces like the World War II Memorial.
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How about impeachment???
Keep the government shut down, they cannot do amnesty for illegal aliens. Sounds like a good plan.
No, more like 5 times (immigration, debt limit, leave O-care along, no debt or spending reductions, new tax increases)
I’m sure Bonehead, Cantor and McConnell are ready to bend over
again. They must like it, because they bend over frequently.
Now there’s a hill to die for.
What is the next thing above “double-down”?
The government can’t reopen if the Zero King refuses to “negotiate” and rejects everything the Congress proposes. Repubs need a stiff spine and not give the idiot everything he wants and expects. Let him whine and cry some more.
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A rhetorical question, no doubt.
I guess fixing the nation’s economy that is 17 trillion dollars in debt and getting tens of millions of unemployed Americans back to work isn’t a big priority compared to giving legal status to illegal aliens. Wow, I’m glad to know that Washington is on top of the things that really matter to the American people.
This guy is in outer space.
Immigration is another reason to stay with the shut down.
I no longer want a simple IMPEACHMENT of this clown, I wish for the FULL MEASURE OF THE LAW to be exacted.
Also, I'm sorry to say it, but California just created de facto amnesty with driver's licenses for illegals. We have such a large percentage of them here, and others will come here just for the license. They have to have them to sign up for California Care, dontcha know.
Your statement is true but an oxymoron of sorts.
Because the problems you list can only be solved by SHRINKING the government. Will government shrink itself?
NO!! We need to win some elections first! Conservatives blew 4 senate seats by nominating Akin, Mourdock, Sharon Angle and what’s her face in Delaware. All those senate seats were winnable with better candidates, even if they were not pure. Instead we got Reid for majority leader.
Isn’t that another good reason to keep it closed?
As we’ve seen today with the EBT “glitch” we have an entire sub-class that has to be fed, housed, educated and now medicated at the expense of the productive class.
But that isn’t enough for Barry, Juan, Bush & Co. They want to saddle us with Mexico’s ‘deadheads’ as well.
Keep it shutdown! They’re cheaper if we pay them for sitting on their collective azzes.
Actually Boehner and McCain would agree with that statement.
Nah. Keep it shut and default. Bambi wants it, give it to him.
if boehner mitch and the rest of the republican “leadership” does this there will be a bucket load less republicans and most likely a new party.
where do i sign up?
I would say Obama now owns the consequences.
Gads you people are tedious.
Sloooow iiiiiiit doooown!
Boner’s 6 week only lift on the debt is the right strategy,,, then maybe another 6 weeks
how did hitler win over millions of peasants....promised them everything...
Time is not on Obama's side.
> Would they dare stab us in the back twice?
Not if they thought they could get away with stabbing us three times.
Clearly an upside to the “shut-down” (which really isn’t).
Energy focused on protecting the badly mis-named “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010” is energy and concentration that is not available for promoting amnesty.
Note to the Current Occupant now squatting in the White Hut - you ain’t got all that much political capital left.
I wish we could SHUT DOWN our Prissydent Obummer and his nasty wife too. Of all the great people in the country we get stuck with these two jokers!
Oh, well, since you put it like THAT....why didn't you say so before?? [eyeroll]
Only if you were moving too fast for them to get you three or four times!
So he can finish the fundamental transformation of America from a free country to a communist state? No thanks! FUBO!!
Hold the line, House Reps!! Only you can save our free country!! We the people have your backs!!
They have to get this done before the 2014 mid term elections.
It’s a priority for democrats
Rand Pauls immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
I am sooo happy we have a president that supports illegal mexicans who rape 9 month old babies to DEATH and 93 year old grandmothers. Doesn’t that make you feel warm all over?
Don’t forget the ones who booze it up and run down nuns and other assorted citizens!
Happy Happy Happy!
I guess there are enough IGNORANT SLUTS in the con-gress who support it to.
Sorry to you ignorant sluts out there but I don’t want to diss whores.
Why do you congressman support the raping of babies and old women by illegal aliens who broke into this country. I bet if it was your house they broke into and raped to death one of your family members you would think differently, OR WOULD YOU? Sometimes we wonder what it would take.
Or are you just getting PAID too much to care?
A complete collapse of the German economy brought about Hitlers rise to power.
Obama and his evil party are bringing about complete collapse of our economy.
FUBO Who ya going to blame when amnesty and health care for all the illegals really effs things up? He’ll have to increase taxes and the debt limit again to pay for all that. The rest of us will be bankrupt. Throw him out!
Really? Do you think these people are going to get real jobs and pay taxes, after all these years not paying? This is going to get real ugly when they start making demands...
But the wrong question. There is no back stabbing. Obama is looking America right in the eye and stabbing us in the chest.
I don’t know of any Republicans that are against legal immigration. But too often the term legal immigration means legalizing millions of Mexicans (mostly) that are here illegally.
That is true Obama is stabbing us in the front. I meant that the GOP leadership is stabbing us in the back. Everyone on this thread misinterpreted my backstabbing remark. I just think that maybe (just maybe) the GOP leaership will stop promoteing amnesty just to keepus peasants from revolting.
That already happened 4 years go.
Obama backstabbings are now into double digits.
No, Rand Paul does.
He is trying to cozy up to Ryan, who probably is unaware of what is happening.
OH, VA, AND KY people sure send poor “leaders” to DC.
They can’t pass amnesty if the Republicans keep the shutdown going? And ObamaCAIR stays unfunded?
It’s a deal.
Don’t leave out my home state. Unfortunately, we Tennesseans are
contributing to the DC RINO’s, as well with Corker and Alexander..