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Republicans never can jump high enough on immigration amnesty
Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/28/14 | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 01/28/2014 10:11:35 AM PST by jimbo123

So what’s the point of jumping right now?

Sometime this week House Republicans will unveil a short list of immigration “reform” priorities for the coming year. That release could take place at any moment.

The big headline so far is that there will be a legalization of all illegal aliens, with a path to citizenship for those brought here as young children, Backing in G.O.P. for Legal Status for Immigrants.

The big questions are why, and why now?

The Editors of National Review have an excellent editorial, Don’t Do It:

The House Republican leadership has been confronted by devilishly difficult tactical choices over the years. But what to do on the issue of immigration right now isn’t one of them. The correct course is easy and eminently achievable: Do nothing….

The basic tactical reason not to act now is that the last thing the party needs is a brutal intramural fight when it has been dealt a winning hand on Obamacare. It is not as though the public is clamoring for an immigration bill. Only 3 percent cited immigration as the biggest problem facing the country in a Gallup poll earlier this month. In the key contests that will decide partisan control of the Senate, Republican candidates are much more likely to be helped than hurt by refusing to sign onto any form of amnesty.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; gopamnesty; massamnesty

1 posted on 01/28/2014 10:11:35 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Sort of begs the question why they should jump at all, doesn’t it?


2 posted on 01/28/2014 10:12:11 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: jimbo123
They don't need to match the democrats demands next year.

They need only meet the chamber of commerce' demands this year.

3 posted on 01/28/2014 10:12:47 AM PST by skeeter
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To: jimbo123

Yep, Dems can always demand more, and they will after a deal.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 10:13:05 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: jimbo123

I have now been converted into an activist. I shall contribute and be very vocal about making sure that the GOP is dead, dead, dead.

Shove it, GOP, up your collective smelly RINO Obamaholes.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 10:14:24 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: jimbo123

The GOP can never be more than 2nd class imitation dems. Illegals will NEVER respect them and will continue to vote for REAL dems.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 10:14:28 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: jimbo123; All
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7 posted on 01/28/2014 10:15:08 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jimbo123; All

contact page:

http://www.hairyheadlines.com/kill-the-amnesty-bill/

SMOKE THOSE SWITCHBOARDS,ALL 435 OF THEM!

QUESTION FOR YOUR CONGRESSMAN:
“WHATEVER HAPPENED TO GOVERMENT OF THE
PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE?”

Speaker Boehner wants to ignore us…..won’t let us
live-link his online e-mail form here. So cut and paste
the URL into your browser:

http://www.speaker.gov/contact

Office of the Speaker
H-232 The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

Speaker’s TEL: (202) 225-0600
Speaker’s Fax: (202) 225-5117

Only chance to stop the Amnesty bill is for the House not to consider any immigration related bill at all.
Six big problems with the immigration bill from someone who has actually read it

Michelle Bachmann- ANY House bill no matter if it promises all the border security in the world will be a trojan horse. NO bill at all must come out of the House because it will be merged with the Senate Amnesty and trojan horse bill. Call Congress.

Tom Tancredo echos what Michelle Bachmann said.

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo can see it coming: Even if the House passes a perfectly conservative bill to reform the nation’s immigration system, the Senate Gang of Eight will water it down in a conference committee and leave Republicans little choice but to get rolled and vote for a bill they don’t like.

His advice to his former colleagues: Don’t bring up a bill at all.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 10:16:40 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: jimbo123; All

Only chance to stop the Amnesty bill is for the House not to consider any immigration related bill at all.

Michelle Bachman explained it. ANY House bill no matter if it promises all the border security in the world will be a trojan horse.NO bill at all must come out of the House because it will be merged with the Senate Amnesty and trojan horse bill. Call congress.

Tell them to stop all Amnesty or immigration bills.they are all trojan horse bills. some will promise border security that will never be enforced anyway.

Bachmann explained it . The House will write a border security bill only . then in conference the senate will add the virus and then bring it back to the house. then the conservatives won’t vote for it but democrats will all vote for it so then they only need 10% of republicans to pass Amnesty and the virus that will destroy America. so any bill at all will be added the virus . so best thing is for Boner to not let any immigration bill at all come out of the House. that is the only hope . call boner and the members of the House.

Tom Tancredo echos what Michelle Bachmann said.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3036438/posts

call congress . no bill at all from the House


9 posted on 01/28/2014 10:17:36 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: henkster

“You’ll bribe me how much? HOW HIGH, SIR?”

/with apologies to one of my daddy’s old, old Marine Corps jokes


10 posted on 01/28/2014 10:18:15 AM PST by warchild9
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To: henkster

And there are several possible answers. The two that are most likely are 1) they’re stupid and 2) they know all this, and are eager for the next leap. Of those two, the latter is the most likely. The GOP and the Rats want exactly the same thing. The sooner we all realize that the GOP doesn’t agree with us, haven’t for a long time, and never will, the better off we’ll be. We can stop wasting time messing with them.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 10:20:48 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: jimbo123

The democrats right down to the street have figured it out. All they need to do is demand and apology, denunciation, or statement from a republican and they will eventually eventually get it.

Then the liberals move on to round 2.

Republicans need to stop responding to liberal demands. It just makes them more aggressive like tossing a few scraps of meat to a pack of wolves.


12 posted on 01/28/2014 10:21:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: sickoflibs

Consider that the GOP and the Rats are on the same side. Then this all makes perfect sense.


13 posted on 01/28/2014 10:21:59 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod
RE :”Consider that the GOP and the Rats are on the same side. Then this all makes perfect sense.”

Did you see that thread posted last night where Sarah Palin was praising John McCain for holding Obama’s feet to the fire?

She said he is critical to the fight.

14 posted on 01/28/2014 10:25:19 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: henkster

http://www.hairyheadlines.com/kill-the-amnesty-bill/


15 posted on 01/28/2014 10:26:25 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: cripplecreek

“Republicans need to stop responding to liberal demands.”

That’s a paradoxical statement. You could just as easily written, “liberals need to stop responding to liberal demands.” We need to stop being duped by the DC GOP.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 10:28:09 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

I have trouble wrapping my mind around what the GOP-e is thinking. They have the same legislative agenda as the democrats, but I can’t believe they really want what the democrats want. By following the democrat agenda, they are guaranteeing the perpetual one-party state, in which the GOP will wither away and completely disappear. This is what the democrats want. It is the goal of this legislative agenda. This is patently obvious.

So I just don’t understand why the GOP-e is willingly committing suicide. I guess I’m just dumb.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 10:29:08 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: sickoflibs

LOL. No I didn’t, but I’ve never trusted her. When she endorsed McCain, I knew she was part of the problem.


18 posted on 01/28/2014 10:30:04 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: jimbo123

Now let me see...

The Democrats:

In favor of making between 20 and 40 million illegals, legal, and citizens in short order.

The Republicans:

In favor of making between 20 and 40 million illegals, legal, and citizens in short order. They just deny it.

The Democrats:

In favor of spending the U. S. into oblivion.

The Republicans:

In favor of spending the U. S. into oblivion, but they blame the Democrats for it.

The Democrats:

In favor of the NSA recording our every move.

The Republicans:

No problem at all...

The Democrats:

In favor of cutting our military to the bone, already almost done.

The Republicans:

Too busy praising John McCain to actually give a damn.

The Democrats:

$500 billion dollars worth of give-aways, simply not enough to fix the income inequality.

The Republicans:

Too busy reading Rove’s latest memo.

The Democrats:

It’s okay to arm al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood with shoulder fired SAMs.

The Republicans:

Our guy McCain gets the credit. Whoopeeeeee...

The Democrats:

Conservatives are a fair target if they step out of line and oppose our core plans.

The Republicans:

Too busy reaching across the isle to take a stand on this.

The Democrats:

Rule by fiat is okay. No, it’s manditory...

The Republicans:

Say what? Has anyone called Lindsey to get today’s talking points?

- - - - -

What’s the fricken point any longer?

Dems win, we lose. Republicans win, we lose.

Bye bye republic. It was great while it lasted.


19 posted on 01/28/2014 10:31:28 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama, the Islamic answer to how the U. S. would be ruled by an Islamic Cleric.)
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To: jimbo123

I think we desperately need immigration reform.

But I don’t think my definition is the same as theirs.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 10:32:05 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
I think we desperately need immigration reform. But I don’t think my definition is the same as theirs.

Agreed. A path to deportation. Not a reverse auction in which D's and R's compete to see how cheaply they can sell US citizenship to people who are by definition lawbreakers.

21 posted on 01/28/2014 10:40:07 AM PST by omega4412
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To: jimbo123

They should know by know they can never out-pander democrats.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 10:43:29 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: henkster

Because the GOP-e is made up of individuals who have, and will continue to, benefited from massive government. For them it isn’t ideology vs ideology or even party vs party. It’s a grift. Ideology and party is just an expendable pretense that they’ll keep working as long as they can.

Whatever happens, Boner, Cantor, and Ryan will be rich. They’re friends will be rich. If by some miracle they get ran out of office, which is our greatest dream, they’ll rotate into lobbying positions. Then the next guy will join in.

The individuals who run the GOP will not suffer. They won’t die. They and their friends will get paid long after the party dies.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 10:43:57 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: omega4412

I’ve always found it odd that in general the default assumption is that “reform” constitutes implementation of the progressive agenda.

If you’re against that you oppose reform.

The only exception I can think of in recent years is welfare reform.


24 posted on 01/28/2014 10:46:45 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: henkster
So I just don’t understand why the GOP-e is willingly committing suicide.

The men that run the GOP aren't committing suicide. If they lose their seats they'll just move on to some cushy no show job provided by their Crony Capitalist pals.

25 posted on 01/28/2014 10:47:21 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: jimbo123

Amnesty, unemployment benefits, government shutdown are all rope a dope tactics, by the dems, that are working. I’m sure I left out a few dozen others.


26 posted on 01/28/2014 10:48:56 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: jimbo123

http://legalinsurrection.com/author/bill/

And you folks listen to this Law Prof? UNREAL.


27 posted on 01/28/2014 10:59:47 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: jimbo123

http://legalinsurrection.com/author/bill/

And you folks listen to this Law Prof? UNREAL.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 10:59:52 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: jimbo123
All of this reminds me of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The Reps thought they had come up with the best compromise on gays in the military. The problem was that the other side saw it is a sign of weakness and a signal to push further and further until they achieved their objective. And they have yet they continue pushing for even more.

Legalization without citizenship is just another scam. It is never over until the illegal alien and the Dems win.

29 posted on 01/28/2014 11:07:08 AM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

The REPS DID ZIP AS OBAMA DUMPED QUEERS ON THE MILITARY. STOP THE LIBERAL SPIN.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 11:52:43 AM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: jimbo123
Oh YES, Mr. Obama, since the country isn't going down the crapper fast enough, let us help you add 11 to 20 MILLION new DemonRAT voters to the rolls. Thank you, sir, may we have another?

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31 posted on 01/28/2014 11:54:36 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Dick Bachert

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don’t_ask,_don’t_tell

Perhaps the truth is what he/she/they need. Don’t ask Don’t Tell was Bill Clinton. I left in 75 after nine years. I turned down CGSC at Leavenworth after seeing the EEOC and the lies on URR’s and Mech vehicle status.


32 posted on 01/28/2014 12:02:54 PM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: jimbo123
No Way Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

33 posted on 01/28/2014 12:54:41 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: Lumper20
Correct. Why? Because the GOPe agreed with the policy of gays serving openly in the military. When I joined almost 50 years ago, gays were prohibited from serving. The "Don't ask, don't tell" policy just paved the way for gays openly serving and now even being married and given all the benefits that entails.

The legalization without citizenship is just another scam that will lead to citizenship. Everyone knows it, but we have to have this Kabuki dance to fool the uniformed and unengaged.

34 posted on 01/28/2014 1:06:33 PM PST by kabar
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To: jimbo123

Minutes ago, I heard Ann Coulter on a Boston radio show.

She said that she is just about “at the point where we should consider death squads to eliminate the politicians who favor amnesty.” This from Ann Coulter! Wow.


35 posted on 01/28/2014 1:15:28 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Heads rolling down the Capitol steps would fix things immediately.


36 posted on 01/28/2014 3:58:46 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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