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EXCLUSIVE--DESANTIS: NO CONFERENCE ON SENATE IMMIGRATION BILL
breitbart.com ^ | 16 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 10/16/2013 4:18:35 PM PDT by 11th_VA

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, has called on House GOP leadership to be open and honest about their intentions with any forthcoming immigration bills before they come to the floor. DeSantis said House GOP leadership should promise that there will be no conference committee with the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, and that there should be no attempt to try to fix the Senate’s bill.

“We should not go to a conference on the Gang of Eight bill for two reasons,” DeSantis said in a phone interview with Breitbart News. “One, I don’t think, if you look at the way the Gang of Eight bill is structured, I think the flaws are so endemic to the bill that even if you had an honest compromise, I don’t think whatever came out of that compromise would represent conservative principles at all. It’s a big gulf between where conservatives are, where millions of Americans are, and what was done in that Gang of Eight bill."

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Driving home tonight, Politico is reporting Immigration Bill is dead. Someone significant (didn't catch who), has backed away from the bill.

Let's hope it's true ...

1 posted on 10/16/2013 4:18:35 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

I don’t trust either of the two Democrat parties any more.

I’ll believe it when I see it.


2 posted on 10/16/2013 4:21:53 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: 11th_VA

The GOP will stand up to the Democrats on this. This time will be different!


3 posted on 10/16/2013 4:24:36 PM PDT by thesharkboy (posting without reading the article since 1998)
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To: 11th_VA

Looks like Labrador is out.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/raul-labrador-budget-immigration-reform-98404.html?hp=l3


4 posted on 10/16/2013 4:26:56 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Labrador, who was at one time part of a bipartisan group in the House trying to strike a deal on immigration, said the way the continuing resolution and debt ceiling fights have shaken out prove Republicans shouldn’t take up the issue.

“I think what [President Barack Obama] has done over the last two and half weeks, he’s trying to destroy the Republican Party and I think that anything we negotiate right now with the president on immigration will be with that same goal in mind, which is to destroy the Republican Party and not to get good policies.”

He must be the one - Politico was VERY somber when reporting this ... ANOTHER GOP WIN !!! (I'm the only one on FR who thinks the GOP won) ... These are the intangibles ... Obama is now radioactive and a Lame Duck ... the House won't deal with him now ... I call that a win !!!!

5 posted on 10/16/2013 4:37:36 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: 11th_VA
Obama is now radioactive and a Lame Duck I pretty much agree.

Obamacare on the ropes, sequester in effect, no gun control. Also, people are screaming like today's deal was some kind of cataclysm; in reality it only lasts a couple months and sets the stage for more budget discussion, something Obama did not want.

My feeling is that the MSM is doing all they can to convince the right that they're losing when really it's Obama who is becoming more and more irrelevant.

6 posted on 10/16/2013 4:49:35 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

WOw - someone on FR that sees the light!!! Waz-up ???


7 posted on 10/16/2013 4:54:04 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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Rand Paul’s immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2998395/posts

...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.

Let’s start that conversation by acknowledging we aren’t 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 he’s not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]


8 posted on 10/16/2013 4:56:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: 11th_VA
I can clearly see how the MSM plays conservatives. For some time the MSM has been doing all it can to convince the right that they're losing when the opposite is true.

Obama is getting weaker and weaker. All he's got is his podium and that's not working so well anymore because people are getting sick of hearing him talk.

9 posted on 10/16/2013 5:08:09 PM PDT by what's up
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To: 11th_VA

Instead of asking the house leadership to do something. How about TELLING them to step down.


10 posted on 10/16/2013 5:25:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 11th_VA

the last battle is the Amnesty bill

if we lose that then we can lose all hope because we will be done then

stop Amnesty. no immigration related bill at all from the House as it will be merged with the Senate Amnesty bill. call congress


11 posted on 10/16/2013 5:27:07 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: 11th_VA

Urkel feels invincible. Immigration bill will now pass easier than crap through a goose


12 posted on 10/16/2013 5:33:42 PM PDT by Cyman (kes the life out of them as they are in the throwsof mutual passion.)
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To: SunkenCiv

12 million more democrat gimme voters. No thanks.


13 posted on 10/16/2013 5:39:30 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Better to get rid of the income tax in favor of a sales tax so the illegals pay taxes that way. We can do with out more democrats.


14 posted on 10/16/2013 5:41:32 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Democrat_media

Yep. Pubbies will be done. It will mean more taxes on producers and freebies for non producers. Won’t last long anyway. Economic disaaster will then upset the apple cart. No telling where it goes from there.

You can’t keep spending and printing money for ever. Eventually, the currency and economy will implode and every thing changes.


15 posted on 10/16/2013 5:46:15 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: 11th_VA

I’ll bet a lot of folks working on Stalin’s projects got really stressed out, too, if things didn’t go well. Lucky for these people we don’t have gulags yet.


16 posted on 10/16/2013 5:50:42 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: what's up

The Guardian (UK) called him a lame duck president, which he is. Our collaborator press hasn’t bothered to reveal that little gem, as you mentioned.


17 posted on 10/16/2013 6:07:35 PM PDT by madison10
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Looks like Labrador is out.

Labrador left the House negotiations several months ago, I believe.

18 posted on 10/16/2013 6:19:44 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: 11th_VA
(I'm the only one on FR who thinks the GOP won) ...

You are correct to this extent: The House GOP was on its way to winning. But the Senate GOP lost it for them.

From a conservative standpoint, the House is not a problem -- the Tea Party wing has demonstrated that they control the caucus and, thus, the House.

But Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans have proven they are populated by a majority of two-faced fakers and porkers. Primarying the likes of McConnell, Graham, Alexander, Cochrane, et al has become a priority.

19 posted on 10/16/2013 6:24:40 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: what's up
All he's got is his podium and that's not working so well anymore because people are getting sick of hearing him talk.

When was the last time he scheduled a speech before anybody but a college audience?

20 posted on 10/16/2013 6:26:35 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: 11th_VA
"...I'm the only one on FR who thinks the GOP won..."
I admire your optimism!! But from the peanut gallery, the dems in the senate and 0bama were able to effortlessly "count-coup" on the gop without lifting a finger. They knew all they had to do was wait them out and, true to form, the GOP blinked first, second, third, fourth and so on. The dems in the senate and 0bama appear emboldened; the house GOP appears fractured, demoralized and beaten. The GOP sure talks a good fight, but I have yet to see any of them actually get some "blood on their knuckles", figuratively speaking.

But by all means - Let's keep shaking the pom-poms. Someone might notice...

21 posted on 10/17/2013 8:42:34 AM PDT by jaydee770
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To: 11th_VA

Boehner should simply adjourn the House until the first week of December. Send the Congresscritters home, put them on the front lines to see what their constituents are having to live with.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 8:49:34 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: 11th_VA

Who honestly thought a month ago that Boehner would even force Obama to shutdown for 2 weeks?

Harry Reid talking about kids with cancer was a Freudian slip worth billions. Obama locking out the veterans was another example of heartless Democrats. Karl Rove is going to be pissed when independent Superpacs run that quote over and over. In its full context it is worse.

This is where Schumer and Obama screwed up. They immediately came out for citizenship for 20 million illegals. They should have shut up for a year while the Idiot party passed amnesty lite. They also used the weakest Republican candidate Rubio as a pawn. Rubio had no chance of winning the primary. He only polled well in Iowa because of name recognition before Cruz was even known outside of the Texas GOP.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 2:42:34 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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