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Paul Ryan: Immigration a question of 'when'
Pollutico ^ | March 26, 2014 10:44 AM EDT | Seung Min Kim

Posted on 03/26/2014 2:13:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pressed the economic case for overhauling the nation’s immigration system on Wednesday, saying that reform is inevitable and necessary to boost growth in the United States.

Ryan’s fellow House Republicans have largely put the kibosh on moving forward with immigration reform this year, but some key GOP lawmakers are still lobbying their colleagues publicly and privately to tackle immigration. The 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee is among figures who have urged the GOP to embrace an overhaul.

“To me, it’s not a question of ‘if’ we fix our broken immigration laws,” Ryan said Wednesday at a breakfast hosted by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “It’s really a question of ‘when.’”

(CARTOONS: Matt Wuerker on immigration)

Ryan called the nation’s immigration laws “chief” among the problems that are curbing economic growth. Noting the rate of retirement among baby boomers, Ryan said reforming the immigration system is necessary to fill future jobs.

“Please know that we understand the value of immigration,” Ryan told the crowd. “We know its importance; we know its roots, its history here in America; and we have ideas on how to make this go forward and make it work so that we do have the rule of law, so that we do have reform, so that we’re not in the same position 15 years down the road.”

House Republican leaders signaled earlier this year that they were ready to move forward on immigration reform — months after the Democratic-led Senate passed a complete overhaul with a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.

(PHOTOS: 10 wild immigration quotes)

But the GOP quickly extinguished the chances that immigration will get done this year, citing skepticism that President Barack Obama will enforce any laws that Congress writes. Republicans are also reluctant to take on a divisive issue such as immigration during an election year in which they will almost certainly retain control of the House and have a good chance at capturing the Senate.

Ryan recently indicated in an interview with his hometown paper, the Janesville Gazette, that GOP leaders do not yet have the votes to pass immigration reform, but “we’re working hard to find where that consensus lies.”

Among the biggest obstacles on the way to that consensus is what to do with the millions of immigrants living in the United States illegally. House Republicans have yet to put forward a measure dealing with that issue, but Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), at the same event Wednesday, was optimistic that a small circle of House Republicans has legislative language that could work.

(Also on POLITICO: Obama endorses House Dems)

“Can we deal with the folks that are here in a way that is reasonable, that does not violate the rights of folks who have done things legally, [and] can we strictly adhere to the rule of law?” Diaz-Balart said. “Some of us think we’ve achieved that magic formula.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: aliens; americans4prosperity; kochbrothers; paulryan; wisconsin
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Ryan is getting payola from somewhere.
1 posted on 03/26/2014 2:13:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity. You need big bucks from your corporate paymasters if you want to run for the WH.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 2:15:06 PM PDT by kabar
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Somebody please tell me why some conservatives got excited when he was named Romney’s running mate?


3 posted on 03/26/2014 2:15:53 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Can anyone who has followed Paul Ryan’s career tell me if he has ALWAYS been a muscle-head scumbag?


4 posted on 03/26/2014 2:17:03 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s funny. In the 70s they told us there was a population explosion and to stop having babies.

So, instead, now...why not encourage American’s to have families?


5 posted on 03/26/2014 2:17:55 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

How much under the table cash has Big Business and the Chamber
paid Ryan to be their pimp?


6 posted on 03/26/2014 2:18:19 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Paul Ryan: Immigration a question of 'when'

Assuming for the sake of argument that that is true, when the National Socialists have the Senate and White Hut is the WRONG time. Nothing that would get past them would be worth passing, and there's good likelihood the GOP will have the Senate or very nearly so after January. Why piss of the base now by (a) opening the issue at all when you're at least in a position to block it and (b) doing it under circumstances that guarantee bad legislation?

7 posted on 03/26/2014 2:18:23 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
[Article, quoting Ryan] .... reform is inevitable and necessary to boost growth in the United States.

Pure Chamber of Commerce B.S.

Break wages! Chittagong scales now!!!

"What this country needs is a good five-cent human being."

8 posted on 03/26/2014 2:18:46 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: fwdude

I have heard for years about the “broken” immigration laws by politicians of all stripes. Can someone kindly tell me what part of the immigration law is broken, other than the enforcement.

Enforce what we have, and there will be nothing broken.

Gwjack


9 posted on 03/26/2014 2:19:20 PM PDT by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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To: Still Thinking

Ryan is right. Just getting the right bill is the question.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 2:20:30 PM PDT by golfisnr1
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ryan is more dangerous to our nation than Putin. Putin is not trying to destroy us, Ryan now is.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 2:21:04 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
If you don't support Ryan's immigration reform efforts, it is the same as voting for Nancy Pelosie for Speaker of the House.

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12 posted on 03/26/2014 2:21:37 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Still Thinking
Why piss of the base now by (a) opening the issue at all when you're at least in a position to block it and (b) doing it under circumstances that guarantee bad legislation?

Because their window of opportunity to walk this abortion through Congress past the People is closing, as the Tea Party begins to realize its power and advance our own agenda -- which doesn't include busting everybody back to 40 cents/hour in a world of Rodeo Drive prices.

13 posted on 03/26/2014 2:21:43 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Go to hell, Paul. You have shamed yourself.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 2:21:43 PM PDT by dforest
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To: itsahoot
You almost got me -- I almost didn't see the </sarc> tag.
15 posted on 03/26/2014 2:22:30 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I want Immigration Reform too! I want our borders secured and our current laws enforced as written, not the way the traitors in the White House, Justice Department and Congress interpret them. Until that happens all of these elected traitors need to shut the hell up. In a just world there would have been more than a few trials for treason taking place.
16 posted on 03/26/2014 2:22:59 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: gwjack

I have been asking that question for years....to no avail, I might add. Regardless, the fix is in.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 2:23:17 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Can we deal with the folks that are here in a way that is reasonable, that does not violate the rights of folks who have done things legally, [and] can we strictly adhere to the rule of law?

Yes, we can! Encourage self-deportation. Follow up with forced deportation.

18 posted on 03/26/2014 2:24:10 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

FU PR.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 2:24:16 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: dforest
Go to hell, Paul. You have shamed yourself.

Dittos.

20 posted on 03/26/2014 2:24:52 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The same jerk that cut veteran's pensions. It was overwhelmingly overturned in spite of him, but the cuts were cooked up by him and Chuck Hagel. Ryan is a piece of work.

Thank goodness Hugh Hewitt tore Ryan apart on his radio show.

Paul Ryan and Hugh Hewitt have heated exchange over veteran pension cuts [AUDIO]

21 posted on 03/26/2014 2:25:04 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

By God, I hate Paul Ryan down to the deepest pits of my soul. Him and all his fellow amnesty-pushing sellouts of the GOP-E. Just a few short months after the election, after he was ‘sold’ as the genuinely conservative counterbalance on the Romney ticket, Ryan is going around endorsing homo adoptions and touting amnesty. Damn this guy to hell! He and his ilk have paved the road that has led this longtime GOP-voter away from ever ‘trusting’ the blasted Republican Party on anything they say.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 2:25:42 PM PDT by greene66
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To: alstewartfan; afraidfortherepublic
Can anyone who has followed Paul Ryan’s career tell me if he has ALWAYS been a muscle-head scumbag?

Paul Ryan is my rep. and I am very proud of him. I would love to answer your question but I'm a little vague on the definition of "muscle-head scumbag".

How about using our grown-up words on Free Republic? This a website for adults.

23 posted on 03/26/2014 2:27:23 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S; alstewartfan; afraidfortherepublic
Paul Ryan is my rep. and I am very proud of him.br I'm a little vague on the definition of "muscle-head scumbag".

Here are some grownup words, I would vote for the democrat before I would vote for this traitor.

24 posted on 03/26/2014 2:32:34 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I expect nothing less from a TARPer, medicare plan d, Bank and auto bailouts, patriot act supporter.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 2:33:18 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Enough with the “broken immigration laws” LIE. The law is ignored.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 2:36:10 PM PDT by Ray76 (Profit from the mistakes of others, you'll never live long enough to make them all yourself.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Just another big government globalist puke. An enemy of America.


27 posted on 03/26/2014 2:39:58 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Jean S

You’re PROUD of Paul Ryan? He’s a total Chamber of Commerce sellout enabling the invasion of the US. He singlehandedly compromised away the HOR’s power to keep the budget in line. He took Vets benefits to be a negotiating tool instead of a sacred obligation we owe those who served. He did not stand with Ted Cruz for the 21 hours....those who did voiced support. Have I forgotten anything?


28 posted on 03/26/2014 2:44:10 PM PDT by grania
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ryan’s trying to protect the cherry pickin’ industry. He’s wrong on this - I’d rather do a straight subsidy than all another 20 million illegals into the country. Pay the damn farmers... match what they’re paying and hire Americans. I suspect Americans will do the job - but they won’t work for ‘wet back’ wages... Which by the way is a form of slavery...


29 posted on 03/26/2014 2:44:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: Jean S

Anyone who is adamant about selling America down the sewer on amnesty is a scumbag, muscle-heads aside. Bob


30 posted on 03/26/2014 2:44:28 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. From RTMoscow by Al Stewart)
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To: itsahoot
I would vote for the democrat before I would vote for this traitor.

Then you are an idiot.

Too bad you don't live in Wisconsin. Come November you could vote for Burke against Walker for governor because Walker isn't a perfect conservative either.

31 posted on 03/26/2014 2:46:49 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S
Paul Ryan is my rep. and I am very proud of him.

I respect your views. There are times, even today, when I nod my head at what he says (i.e. the recent "inner city culture" comment that caused an outcry by liberals).

However, (and this is a BIG however), Paul Ryan will forever be known as the man who betrayed veterans who fought and bled for this nation.

Please understand why this is a factual statement, and not outrageous rhetoric on my party. As part of the Ryan-Murray "deal" that they sprang on veterans a few days before Christmas, Ryan insisted on a pension cost of living cut that only applied to military retirees. Not Social Security, but only to military veterans. More egregious than that, Ryan rammed through provisions that didn't even exclude widows or disabled veterans from cuts. Even if your leg was blown off in Afghanistan and you were 100% disabled, you were not exempt. Then, he tried to back track and allowed Harry Reid to insert language into the omnibus language in January that exempted some (hear me.....only some) medically retired veterans from cuts, but that was only a very thin slice called "Chapter 11" retirees. Most disabled veterans (even 100% VA rated disabled) still had their pensions cut. It was only after the debt ceiling was raised in a vote the same day that where the House and Senate overwhelmingly overturned the cuts, and Paul Ryan still voted against that.

And for what? To "save" a measly $6 Billion over ten years. The Federal government currently spends approximately $6.5 Billion per day. Paul Ryan was willing to sell those American who have given the most to this nation down the river.

You cannot save a man's character that is as flawed as Paul Ryan's.

32 posted on 03/26/2014 2:46:57 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
So is Ryan angling for higher office, or making himself inelible for any higher positions?

If it's the former it's despicable, but if it's the latter, it's kind of admirable.

Only, please -- don't start loving him because the MSNBC types hate him.

33 posted on 03/26/2014 2:48:38 PM PDT by x
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I know W is full of leftists but someone has to defeat this moron. Obama’s butt-boy!


34 posted on 03/26/2014 2:50:53 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: tennmountainman

Ryan is a Ho, they’re the pimps!


35 posted on 03/26/2014 2:51:58 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Shut up, Paul Ryan.
Find another topic.
Enforce the laws we already have on the books.


36 posted on 03/26/2014 2:58:23 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: Jean S
Paul Ryan is my rep. and I am very proud of him.

Wow, you must like Socialist RINOs? Why are you here, you should be at home with Ryan's philosophical equals -- the DUmp.

I have followed Ryan for many years -- he has always been an evil fraud.

He outright lies when he stated he is conservative. This liar voted for TARP, No Child Left Behind, ethanol subsidies, cuts to our Veterans, and so on. No true Conservative would vote for such Statist policies.

Anyone who says they are conservative and supports Ryan is, well, a fool.

Again, Ryan is truly an evil human being -- if what he proposes on just immigration passes then our Republic as founded will be destroyed. Our Republic cannot survive an invasion of hordes of third-world scum who believe in big government, who have no desire to learn English, who are anti-capitalist, anti-individual rights and anti-American.

Our Republic will truly be destroyed if Ryan has his way -- yea that's something for which to be proud (NOT!)

37 posted on 03/26/2014 2:59:08 PM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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“To me, it’s not a question of ‘if’ we fix our broken immigration laws,” Ryan said Wednesday

someone one ought to ask Ryan (on camera) why he thinks the current laws haven't been enforced over the past 24 years and why he thinks new laws tailored toward amnesty for 30 million plus illegals and how bolstering the socialist democrat voting block is going to help the common unemployed American citizen

38 posted on 03/26/2014 3:03:55 PM PDT by drypowder
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“To me, it’s not a question of ‘if’ we fix our broken immigration laws,” Ryan said Wednesday at a breakfast hosted by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “It’s really a question of ‘when.’”

The “when” will be real conservatives control the House, the Senate and the White House.


39 posted on 03/26/2014 3:06:23 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: itsahoot
Here are some grownup words, I would vote for the democrat before I would vote for this traitor.

Even electing a RAT over this fraud would be good in the long run.

I took a lot of heat when I stated I would vote for a RAT over Boehner. No matter what, we will definitely keep the House.

It would be of great benefit for these TRAITORS (Ryan, Boehner, Cantor and other high-profile ant-Tea Party cretins) to lose their seats.

We are truly about to lose our Republic. Drastic steps must be taken to politically remove the evil RINOs.

Unfortunately, Boehner is in a 100% safe district. When this POS retains the reigns of the House next year his top priority will be to destroy the power of the Tea Party.

But the GOPe pukes of this site will say Boehner is better than any RAT.

40 posted on 03/26/2014 3:06:52 PM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We don’t care about immigration and government’s worthless ability to manage something so simple for decades.

It’s the ILLEGAL ALIENS INVADING OUR COUNTRY we care about you STUPID IDIOT PAUL RYAN.

This guy is redefining shark jumping. And Romeny still wonders how he lost in 2012?


41 posted on 03/26/2014 3:07:33 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: Jean S

Ryan isn’t even close to being a conservative much less a perfect one.


42 posted on 03/26/2014 3:10:01 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: SkyPilot
And for what? To "save" a measly $6 Billion over ten years. The Federal government currently spends approximately $6.5 Billion per day. Paul Ryan was willing to sell those American who have given the most to this nation down the river.

You cannot save a man's character that is as flawed as Paul Ryan's.

BRAVO! your entire post was brilliant. I didn't realize the $6Billion was over 10 years! Everything is POS proposes in the way of savings is always 10 years out -- what evil arrogance.

Ryan is truly an evil human being.

43 posted on 03/26/2014 3:10:33 PM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
When Ted Kennedy, John McCain and George Bush Jr tried to ram through their amnesty betrayal, it was stopped by enough patriotic congressmen.

This time around, I'm not so sure.

44 posted on 03/26/2014 3:13:56 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Jean S
Too bad your congressman wants to turn my homeland into another patch of the third world.

Open-border traitors don't inspire much pride with me.

45 posted on 03/26/2014 3:16:31 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yes he has to be getitng payola from somewhere. We don’t need to let 11-30 million illegals stay here to boost growth. We have 330 million now. 50 million of them have no job.


46 posted on 03/26/2014 3:20:10 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: kabar

Americans for Prosperity is backing Paul Ryan?


47 posted on 03/26/2014 3:21:31 PM PDT by Syncro (So? -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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To: kabar
“Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity. You need big bucks from your corporate paymasters if you want to run for the WH.”

Bingo, you hit the nail right on the head. The country clubbers only care about their tax cuts and are only conservative when it comes to their wallets. They are also greedy since they don't seem to understand what making a Dem majority means down the road. Paul Ryan is nothing but a corporatist pawn and backstabber in the McCain Graham tradition as well.

48 posted on 03/26/2014 3:23:22 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

EFF YOU YOU BIG EARED BASTARD


49 posted on 03/26/2014 3:38:50 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Ryan has always been pro amnesty like his mentor Jack Kemp. Soros Front Group America's voice is urging Paul Ryan to sign the petition. Paul Ryan said a pathway to citizenship is not amnesty. So this bill he is pushing now is apparently not amnesty as well. Look at these buffoons Paul Ryan would fit in.
50 posted on 03/26/2014 3:46:56 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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