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McConnell hints he wants no part of immigration push this year
NBC News ^ | 2/4/2014 | Kasie Hunt and Domenico Montanaro

Posted on 02/04/2014 1:56:29 PM PST by mdittmar

Even though immigration reform already passed the Senate overwhelmingly, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), in a contentious fight for reelection, contended today that it’s unlikely to get through Congress because of an “irresolvable conflict” between the House and Senate.

"I think we have a sort of an irresolvable conflict here," McConnell told reporters at the Capitol when asked about House Republicans' released immigration principles at their retreat last week. "The Senate insists on comprehensive; the House says it won't go to conference with the Senate on comprehensive; it wants to look at step by step. I don't see how you get to an outcome this year with the two bodies in such a different place."

That insistence of a "conflict" is despite despite President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner appearing to be open to finding common ground on the issue this year, including taking a piecemeal approach and eschewing an explicit path to citizenship.

Of course, many conservatives are nervous about bringing up an issue that could upset their base supporters come this fall. Conservatives feel they have momentum heading into the midterm elections after the bungled health-care website rollout and the president's struggling approval ratings. 

McConnell is certainly one who does not want to see that momentum stanched. He is in a tough reelection fight, but more than that, if Republicans net the six seats necessary to take over the Senate, McConnell is in line to become majority leader.


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2013 was o.k.,2015 is fine,just not this year.
1 posted on 02/04/2014 1:56:29 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Let the Oompah Loompah do the heavy lifting on this one.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 1:57:47 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends

"Amnesty is wrong in any circumstance, and if we are going to fix our broken immigration system--and we should--it makes much more sense to do so next year, so that we are negotiating a responsible solution with a Republican Senate majority rather than with Chuck Schumer.

Anyone pushing an amnesty bill right now should go ahead and put a 'Harry Reid for Majority Leader' bumper sticker on their car, because that will be the likely effect if Republicans refuse to listen to the American people and foolishly change the subject from Obamacare to amnesty.”

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CONTACT SPEAKER Boehner "here" TODAY!
NO DAMN AMNESTY!
NO IMMIGRATION REFORM!




YOU ALL PLEASE GET ON THE PHONES!

202-224-3121 - CONGRESSIONAL SWITCHBOARD!



3 posted on 02/04/2014 1:58:33 PM PST 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: mdittmar

(Ditch) Mitch needs to be comprehensibly de-elected.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 1:58:41 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: mdittmar

Methinks he’s feeling the heat of a primary challenger.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 1:58:47 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: mdittmar

Hey Mitch,

Why didn’t you FILIBUSTER the Senate Amnesty bill? You voted for CLOTURE! You weasel!


6 posted on 02/04/2014 1:59:17 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: mdittmar
I bet he doesn't

He WANTS TO vote for it, he just does not want to vote for it this year, when he knows it will kill his re-election.

He is 100% focused on his re-election right now and nothing else, that's pretty obvious.

7 posted on 02/04/2014 1:59:19 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: mdittmar

I want no part of a Senate with Mitch McConnell in it.

DITCH MITCH!


8 posted on 02/04/2014 1:59:30 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: All

McConnell to Vote for Cloture, Despite Reservations About Immigration Bill

https://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/mcconnell-vote-cloture-amid-reservations-about-immigration-bill_735068.html


9 posted on 02/04/2014 2:00:30 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: mdittmar

I think McConnel has figured out that no matter what position he takes, he’s going to be castigated for it.

But here in Kentucky the ones he really wants to take a position on are the ones we DON’T like. And immigration/amnesty is one of them. With 60%+ people on welfare of one sort or another due to the economy, bringing in cheap labor is way up there on the “I’m NEVER going to forgive or forget list.”


10 posted on 02/04/2014 2:01:16 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: mdittmar

Defeat Mitch and defeat Amnesty


11 posted on 02/04/2014 2:01:50 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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To: mdittmar

That will only last until he’s reelected.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 2:04:57 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: mdittmar

The turd-le won’t come out of his shell unless he wins re-election.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 2:05:12 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: mdittmar

14 posted on 02/04/2014 2:06:14 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Who’s the conservative running in the primary for McConnell’s seat? I haven’t seen much about him or her.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 2:06:42 PM PST by swpa_mom
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To: swpa_mom

I believe it’s Matt Bevin.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 2:11:54 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: mdittmar

Hey Chinless: Shut up.


17 posted on 02/04/2014 2:13:52 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: mdittmar

I expect McC to sound more and more conservative right up til the primary, maybe up til the election. Then, if elected, he turns and gives the finger to the voters. I believe he is experienced in that sort of thing.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 2:15:22 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers; swpa_mom

Yep, it is Matt Bevin here:

http://www.mattbevin.com/landing/3/


19 posted on 02/04/2014 2:16:03 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Ok thanks, I haven’t seen anything. Good Luck to him.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 2:16:12 PM PST by swpa_mom
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To: mdittmar

“McConnell hints he wants no part of immigration push this year”

Squeeeeeeal, piggy!


21 posted on 02/04/2014 2:17:10 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: mdittmar
Ohhhh, we are the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild...

We know Mitch.

Mitch our memory is undoubtedly better than yours.

22 posted on 02/04/2014 2:18:17 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: mdittmar

RINO death watch. If this guy had any class, he would announce he was retiring so that a real conservative could run unopposed against the socialist.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 2:23:37 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: mdittmar
Ditch Mitch!

Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY

24 posted on 02/04/2014 2:24:59 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: mdittmar

These polls are putting the fear into him.


25 posted on 02/04/2014 2:36:09 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mdittmar

...eschewing an explicit path to citizenship.

A sneaky and dishonest path to citizenship being much more to their liking.


26 posted on 02/04/2014 2:38:18 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: writer33

The good people of Kentucky need to work very hard to get him elected once he wins the primary. From the quick searches I’ve done, it seems that he polls a little ahead of the dem running.


27 posted on 02/04/2014 2:49:34 PM PST by swpa_mom
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To: swpa_mom
The good people of Kentucky need to work very hard to get him elected once he wins the primary.

Yep. They do indeed.

28 posted on 02/04/2014 3:11:04 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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