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Exclusive: Obama Inspires GOP Congressman to Drop Immigration Reform
Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 10/21/2013 3:23:31 PM PDT by george76

GOP Congressman no longer open to immigration deal, citing Obama's winner-take-all approach to governance.

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), the vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, has changed his mind and now opposes any efforts to grant amnesty to America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants. Poe said his stance is a specifically a result of President Barack Obama’s style of dealing with congressional Republicans during the recent government shutdown and debt ceiling battles.

"The President has proven over the last few weeks that ‘negotiating’ means conservatives must give in and that it's his way or no way,” Poe said in an email to Breitbart News. “In his opinion, there is no compromise, just intimidation with inflammatory rhetoric. The President is putting his political agenda ahead of what's best for America."

"He wants to do what's best for his legacy," the Congressman said of the President. "Conservatives want to do what's best for our nation."

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Poe becomes the latest conservative Republican to go back to being an immigration hardliner and, like the others, he claims it is because of President Obama’s demonstrated refusal to negotiate.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: District of Columbia; US: South Carolina; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; immigration; immigrationreform

1 posted on 10/21/2013 3:23:31 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Can we trust him to mean this?


2 posted on 10/21/2013 3:25:34 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: george76

The bribes aren’t big enough yet.


3 posted on 10/21/2013 3:25:51 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: george76

Finally. A message for the House Repubs to latch on to...? Naa, too conservative for the spineless majority.


4 posted on 10/21/2013 3:27:12 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: george76
The President is putting his political agenda ahead of what's best for America

WOW, Ted Poe, nothing gets past you! /sarc

5 posted on 10/21/2013 3:28:56 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: workerbee

“..The President is putting his political agenda ahead of what’s best for America..”

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Sheer journalistic brilliance. Maybe a Pulitzer prize??


6 posted on 10/21/2013 3:31:07 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: george76

So did they really find their balls, do they REALLY know who they’re dealing with FINALLY after 5+ years???!!?? Or is this another prelude to the surrender dance?


7 posted on 10/21/2013 3:31:08 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: george76

So did they really find their balls, do they REALLY know who they’re dealing with FINALLY after 5+ years???!!?? Or is this another prelude to the surrender dance?


8 posted on 10/21/2013 3:32:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

“..Or is this another prelude to the surrender dance?”

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Well, maybe one of them actually did the vote arithmetic, realized its apocalyptic impact on America, and that they would probably lose their jobs and golden health insurance??


9 posted on 10/21/2013 3:34:53 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Guenevere

No. He should’ve been against amnesty all along for the right reasons, not just because he had a tiff with Barry. Is he going to wait until Hillary’s elected to legalize the illegals?


10 posted on 10/21/2013 3:36:30 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: george76; Guenevere

Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s immigration subcommittee, had a similiar reply, “No, it’s not!” (on our agenda)!


11 posted on 10/21/2013 3:36:43 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: george76

Perhaps he will inspire my two Sell-outs, McShamnesty and McFlake?


12 posted on 10/21/2013 3:39:00 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: JediJones

True, but take what you can get.


13 posted on 10/21/2013 3:40:18 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: george76

Jeb Bush, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Karl Rove don’t seem to have a problem with giving Obama whatever he wants on Amnesty.


14 posted on 10/21/2013 3:40:38 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: machogirl

Never under estimate the ego of the House V The Senate. In a screwy round about way, it would be funny if Obama’s arrogance and the Senate GOP’s weakness pissed the House so much that they did the right thing...even if partially for the wrong reasons.

At this point, I’ll take “the right thing” under any circumstance....


15 posted on 10/21/2013 3:41:52 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: jimbo123

Jeb and Karl are not relevant on this issue at the moment.....


16 posted on 10/21/2013 3:42:46 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: george76

More likey he was bribed with freezer cash for his support and vote.


17 posted on 10/21/2013 3:51:48 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: dljordan

Someone forgot John “Cry Me a River” Boehner’s theme song, sung to the Byrd’s tune “Turn Turn Turn”.

To everything cave cave cave, on every issue cave cave cave, give in to Pelosi, Reid, and Obama...


18 posted on 10/21/2013 3:52:14 PM PDT by DaiHuy (May God save the country, for it is evident the people will not! Millard Fillmore)
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To: george76

Why aren’t pubbies out there passing bills to keep the parks open, etc so the country doesn’t have to ever again have the “shutdown” lol ?

Seriesly, why don’t they start the piecemeal approach NOW?


19 posted on 10/21/2013 3:53:06 PM PDT by Principled
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To: C. Edmund Wright

We agree on this at least.


20 posted on 10/21/2013 3:55:40 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: george76
"The President is putting his political agenda ahead of what's best for America."

The Absolute Truth!!!

21 posted on 10/21/2013 4:00:31 PM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Principled

Seriesly, why don’t they start the piecemeal approach NOW?

‘’’’’’’’’’’\
Anything that goes to conference committee even if piecemeal will have all kinds of crap loaded into it by the senate dems.

so the favored approach now is nothing moves at all vis a vis amnesty.


22 posted on 10/21/2013 4:02:40 PM PDT by ckilmer ( e)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Yep. Right thing? Don’t care the reason.


23 posted on 10/21/2013 4:03:38 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I would too.


24 posted on 10/21/2013 4:04:11 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I think these guys wanted a way out.

I was worried Schumer and Rubio would push amnesty lite.

Leadership wanted a scrappy big talking tough guy like Gowdy to push amensty lite. They had the inspirational hispanic Raul. They had the straight talking Texan Poe. Goodlatte seemed concerned that even the NRO doesnt like him.

Now they got a couple of nerds in Ryan and Cantor. There is a lot of crossover between the ones who want to bomb Syria as well.

Cruz and Steve King are hunting pheasant this weekend.


25 posted on 10/21/2013 4:07:37 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: JediJones

I agree. I am suspicious of such a claim. While I don’t disagree with his characterization of Obama I would rather hear his opinion about the particular legislation. If this is the best reason he has then I figure he is positioning for plausible deniability in some fashion or another.


26 posted on 10/21/2013 4:10:16 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: posterchild
Be a lot easier if they just enforced the immigration laws we have now...after all as per Obama care,,,,a law is a law, and must not be changed
27 posted on 10/21/2013 4:26:38 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: george76

The business as usual politicians are running scared.

We can trace their campaign contributions back toe pro-amnesty groups and to leadership PAC’s like those of Boehner and Cantor.

That will give away regardless of their voting records or public statements where the Republicans in Congress really stand.

They have to look as conservative as possible.

All but a few need to be replaced because all but a few are on the take.

My GOP congressman had Boehner in for a fundraiser a few months ago. I know where he stands regardless of votes or voting record.


28 posted on 10/21/2013 4:28:52 PM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: george76

He is up for re-election like all House members. He can smell which side the voters are on. While glad he won’t vote for amnesty, I don’t care for his reasoning.


29 posted on 10/21/2013 4:39:07 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (TEA baby! Let's roll!)
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To: stilloftyhenight

Sometimes you have to take what you can get. You have to pump up a guy and encourage him to do the right thing. people like to be liked. Whew!


30 posted on 10/21/2013 4:43:17 PM PDT by dforest
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To: george76

What if Obama ever got his 11 million invaders legalized, made citizens, and signed up for Obamacare at the same time? Just sayin’....


31 posted on 10/21/2013 4:47:16 PM PDT by grania
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To: george76

Despite what all these articles say, the plan to legalize the at least “11 million” always includes a plan to let at least 33 million more in.


32 posted on 10/21/2013 4:48:35 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: george76
Here's the deal. If you like what Healthcare.gov does for ObamaCare, you're gonna LOVE the piece of Obamaware being cooked up to handle Immigration Reform.

Presenting ... ELIS

(sorry, couldn't find a better and more recent article on it)

From the article: "The original five-year, $536,000 plan for “Transformation” has grown into a potentially two-decade effort that, officials told Nextgov, could cost more than $3 billion if not stopped. "
33 posted on 10/21/2013 4:52:47 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: george76

A pathway to amnesty is a pathway to the death of the GOP. Don’t go down that pathway GOP.


34 posted on 10/21/2013 4:58:12 PM PDT by RC one
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To: george76

Cave in 3, 2,...


35 posted on 10/21/2013 4:58:24 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ckilmer

> “so the favored approach now is nothing moves at all vis a vis amnesty.”

Nothing moves until conservatives control Congress and the White House.

Because there are indeed many things wrong with immigration law especially legacy parts from Ted Kennedy’s 1965 chain immigration.

But timing is everything and right now timing is off.


36 posted on 10/21/2013 5:03:01 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: george76

Republicans should be united in their replies to questions about couched amnesty, “millions of American workers remain on unemployment and are desperately looking for jobs. This is not a smart time to add over 10 million more job seekers to the pool of unemployed Americans.”


37 posted on 10/21/2013 5:08:45 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Guenevere
Poe said his stance is a specifically a result of President Barack Obama’s style of dealing with congressional Republicans during the recent government shutdown and debt ceiling battles.

IOW, he still supports it.........

38 posted on 10/21/2013 5:12:00 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Make sure you have removed the kleenex from your pockets before doing laundry)
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To: SoFloFreeper
So did they really find their balls, do they REALLY know who they’re dealing with FINALLY after 5+ years???!!?? Or is this another prelude to the surrender dance?

I've heard great things about Texas from FReepers, evidently it ain't too great after all if one of their own Congressmen supported amnesty.........

39 posted on 10/21/2013 5:16:28 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Make sure you have removed the kleenex from your pockets before doing laundry)
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To: Guenevere

We need to all write him and ask him your very question.


40 posted on 10/21/2013 5:25:35 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

No Bill on the FLOOR - EVER! That’s how you solve the Immigration problem!


41 posted on 10/21/2013 5:39:27 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Principled

Because both parties want to pork it up. It’s easier to hide that way.


42 posted on 10/21/2013 5:40:39 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: george76
Poe said his stance is a specifically a result of President Barack Obama’s style of dealing with congressional Republicans during the recent government shutdown and debt ceiling battles.

Riiiight...I'd say it has more to do with phone calls, faxes, emails, tweets and polling from within his district.

43 posted on 10/21/2013 5:45:44 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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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]


44 posted on 10/21/2013 5:48:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks george76.
...no longer open to immigration deal, citing Obama's winner-take-all approach to governance.

45 posted on 10/21/2013 5:49:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

looking for a way out? Interesting theory.....you may be onto something...


46 posted on 10/21/2013 6:12:16 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Hostage

But timing is everything and right now timing is off.
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I don’t have any inside information but judging by what I see in the media—it looks like key pubbies have hardened their positions against amnesty as long as obama is around.


47 posted on 10/21/2013 6:15:50 PM PDT by ckilmer ( e)
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To: george76

Poe used to be good on Border Security/National Security...and was the main House rep to go after Bush when he railroaded Ramos and Compean after they shot an illegal alien drug dealer entering the US illegally with Mexican Drug Cartel dope.

His position as Vice Chair means he can have killed any legislation proposed in the comittee

Anything that is not 100% Deportation is Amnesty...and any House member who does not go with that supports Amnesty. Need to keep on their tails


48 posted on 10/21/2013 6:36:52 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Never under estimate the ego of the House V The Senate.

Agreed. The House got rolled by the scumbag Senate thanks mainly to the Chicken Little Democrat newsrooms convincing people that a "government shutdown" was horrific beyond words!, and the possibility that America might "default" was simply unthinkable, oh my!

With comprehensive illegal alien "reform", there is no impending "doomsday" scenario for the scumbag Democrat newsrooms to scare people with, and so the House can tell the Senate to go play in the street - - which they will. Comprehensive illegal alien "reform" is dead. And I agree that it is dead largely because of the African communist Ubama's heavy-handed tactics over the past few weeks.

49 posted on 10/21/2013 7:02:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: RC one

They are already dead to me.


50 posted on 10/24/2013 11:58:26 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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