Skip to comments.Maybe Bailing on Immigration Reform Actually Worked Out Well for Republicans
Posted on 04/01/2014 7:59:53 PM PDT by 11th_VA
In June 2013, a bipartisan group of senators (including presidential hopeful Marco Rubio) passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that President Obama promised to sign. Since then, Republicans have worked hard to distance themselves from that bill Rubio stopped talking about it altogether, and Speaker of the House John Boehner says he won't bring it to the House floor. Now many Latinos are so disillusioned that they don't want to vote at all, making Boehner and the gang's gamble all too worth it.
The New York Times noted Sunday that "immigrant-rights advocates report mounting disillusionment with both parties among Latinos, enough to threaten recent gains in voting participation that have reshaped politics to Democrats advantage nationally."
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We need to go for “real” border control as soon as we have the votes to do it.
Yep, passing any amnesty would have got Dems (Obama) all the credit, and set the GOP off into civil war.
Rubio actually tried to suggest that Obama would hate that Senate amnesty bill so much that he might veto it.
In the back of my mind, I actually thought this might happen ... as long as the ‘Stupid Party’ didn’t screw it up ...
Maybe they’re not one issue voters after all.
When was the last time AN AMERICAN came up to you and said, “We really need immigration reform!” LOL!
So the stupid party blunders into victory?
11, don’t you worry, the Stupid Party will still manage to grab defeat out of the jaws of victory. They want amnesty just as bad as Obama.
Once we got into September it was pretty much over.
The budget, debt limit, the Obamacare rollover and all the endless Obama command orders delaying parts of it .
No incentive to strike a deal with Obama on a non-crisis item, one he would get all the credit for.
I think Boehner is waiting until after the primaries to bring it to the floor for a vote. It will pass with all the dems voting for it and about 18 traitor republicans. Boehner wants to pass it and he will ignore the Hastert rule just like he did with the debt ceiling bill.
Boehner is waiting until after the primaries because many republicans have asked him to wait. They want to campaign they are against amnesty while they win their respective primaries. Then after they win they will switch direction and come out for the immigration bill which Boehner says is not amnesty because illegals have to pay a fine and agree to learn English. Boehner is brain damaged likely from his alcoholism.
If that happens the GOP deserves to vanish on Election Day
I hope your wrong but ... he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed either ...
For different reasons, but I guess now they're just like the rest of us - "disillusioned with both parties..."
Maybe, but I still haven’t forgotten the earlier stories about how Boner and other RINOs planned to lay low on amnesty for illegals until after all the Republican primaries.
Still seven months until the November general election.
Now many Latinos are so disillusioned that they don't want to vote at all, making Boehner and the gang's gamble all too worth it. The New York Times noted Sunday that "immigrant-rights advocates report mounting disillusionment with both parties among Latinos, enough to threaten recent gains in voting participation that have reshaped politics to Democrats advantage nationally."Obamacare also reamed their asses, as did the Obama tax hikes (since we've all heard that canard that illegals pay income taxes blah blah blah), and as will the Obama military cuts.
I’ve never met the person - democrat or Republican- who wants a bunch of illegals flooding our shores. NOT ONE Person.
I see them on TV... I see them on the Sunday News shows. But in my real life I have never met ONE.
Any other freepers. Anyone met a person who wants a bunch of illegals here?
Never. It's never happened...
Americans will not forget that Democrats aided and abetted rampant crime and law-breaking:
<><> nativist illegals cashing multiple govt checks using stolen SS numbers,
<><> nativist illegals falsifying govt documents to get US benefits,
<><> nativist illegals not paying taxes on all of their income,
<><> nativist illegals using stolen SS numbers,
<><> nativist illegals using faked driver's licenses,
<><> nativist illegals receiving payment(s) from foreign entities,
<><> nativist illegals receiving payments from tax-exempt latino groups,
<><> nativist illegals listed as lobbyists for latino pressure groups,
<><> nativist illegals filing multiple EITC refund forms,
<><> nativist illegals fasifying EITC apps listing non-existent children,
<><> nativist illegals w/ rap sheets here, or in a foreign land,
<><> nativist illegals who are members of violent reconquista groups,
<><> nativist illegals actively undermining US ntl security.
My libertarian niece thinks wetbacks should be allowed to stay and become citizens. She also supports gay marriage and pot legalization.
Did you know there are more people in China with the last name of ‘Wong’ then there are citizens in the United States? And that's only one country - and they're NOT third world...
. Does she put up strangers in her own home? Does she run a company that uses cheap labor and exploits those who can't defend themselves?
Or does she hire people to clean her home and mow her yard and pays them $4 an hour? That's what illegals are paid where I live. It's a form of slavery - and the people are afraid to complain because they can get turned in.. I hope your niece isn't like that...
These are people who actually entertain notions of becoming legalized and getting on the pathway to citizenship. But they wonder aloud if it is even worth it.
As citizens, they would be required to pay taxes. As illegals, they can come and go as they please. But they complain that open borders drives down their wages as well. That makes them a lot smarter than your average open borders politician.
So have I. And then there's the Puerto Ricans who say we don't need illegals to do jobs that legal Puerto Ricans can do.
It gets weird around here. Serbs think there are too many hispanics, Mexicans think there are too many other hispanics, mideasterners think there are too many African "refugees".... And everybody agrees we don't need Mexican drug cartels messing up their messed up neighborhoods.
They're all correct.
Also Hispanics have been accepted a full Americans for years - as American as the Irish or anyone else. But when the people who flood in illegally are Hispanic, it makes all of them look bad. And that's no favor to anyone. Liberals are buying votes - they don't care about these people except to exploit them or to allow their fellow liberal elites to exploit them.