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Chamber Prez: GOP Has No Chance In 2016 If It Blocks Immigration Reform
Talking Points Memo ^ | May 12, 2014 | Sahil Kapur

Posted on 05/12/2014 4:46:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has strongly supported Republican candidates and priorities in recent years. So it was notable when its leader on Monday said the GOP shouldn't even bother to field a presidential nominee in 2016 if it doesn't pass immigration reform.

"If the Republicans don't do it they shouldn't bother to run a candidate in 2016. I mean, think about that. Think about who the voters are," Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue said at a Washington, D.C. panel about the economy and infrastructure.

Donohue said he believes immigration reform is still doable in 2014 even though it's an election year. The Republican-led House has signaled it won't act.

The Chamber supported the Senate-passed immigration bill and has called for visa reforms that make it easier for businesses to hire and retain skilled foreign workers.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016gopprimary; 2016issues; aliens; amnesty; chamberofamnesty; chamberofcommerce; illegals; immigration
"Give us our sub-minimum-wage crypto-slave-labor that drives real Americans into unemployment lines and sucks up welfare dollars or we'll back Hillary!"
1 posted on 05/12/2014 4:46:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have backspaced several times on my comment. Sometimes, their idiocy just defies comment.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 4:47:37 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

au contraire


3 posted on 05/12/2014 4:47:48 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The chamber prez can take his little chamber maidens and shove them up his arse.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 4:48:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All of this is meant to demoralize.

Steady in the ranks!


5 posted on 05/12/2014 4:48:53 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pass amnesty and it will no longer matter who of if the GOP runs anybody.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 4:50:15 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reform immigration..........seal the BORDER!


7 posted on 05/12/2014 4:50:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He didn’t say that the have less chance if they do pass it.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 4:50:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

9 posted on 05/12/2014 4:51:53 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Truth29

Bingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 05/12/2014 4:52:03 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone needs to tell the Chamber Prez that the GOP has no hope if they DO pass immigration reform that includes any sort of amnesty, path to citizenship, or grant of family privilege.

Right and Proper Immigration Reform:
1. Secure the Border.
2. See #1, above.
3. Deport illegals from wherever they are found.
4. Arrest and prosecute employers who knowingly hire them.


11 posted on 05/12/2014 4:53:33 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP has no chance if it passes immigration reform. In fact, it probably has no chance period since the Immigration Act of 1965 and the 1986 amnesty have already made the Dems the permanent majority party.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 4:54:29 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Truth29

We’re just about there as it is.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 4:55:35 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: PubliusMM

5. Reduce LEGAL IMMIGRATION to 250,000 a year or less.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 4:56:22 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar
5. Reduce LEGAL IMMIGRATION to 250,000 a year or less.

Why have it at all if everyone sneaking in doesn't have to worry about deportation?

Oh wait, that would cause a lot of government parasites to lose their jobs. My bad.

15 posted on 05/12/2014 5:00:03 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t seem to find a single new chamber of commerce backed candidate who has the stones to even mention immigration.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 5:01:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ten bucks says that the landscapers who work at Donohue’s multi million dollar suburban mansion don't speak a word of English.
17 posted on 05/12/2014 5:09:36 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Who gives a crap what the President of the CoC says?


18 posted on 05/12/2014 5:11:48 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe the chamber of commerce, and the GOP-e should pack up and move on down to mexico, seeing as how they just love the way they run things down there. They would get along just fine with the coyotes, drug traffickers, drug cartels, sweatshops, corrupt police, corrupt military, and money-launderers, and would be a good fit in the oligarchy mexican government.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 5:12:50 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If that’s true it’s time to break up the country and start again.

America is not a welfare state.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 5:14:16 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Engaging in newspeak?

No, Mr. Donohue. GOP Has NO chance if it passes Immigration Reform.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 5:18:54 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP has at best a single-digit % chance of winning in 2016, so there’s NO payoff in submitting to the amnesty craze. Let the dems own that one.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 5:27:34 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: kabar

Exactly. We don’t have to like it, but that’s the reality we face. Concentrate on the still-winnable down-ticket races.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 5:29:29 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This presents me with a real dilemma. What is more important to me? A bunch of Republican politicians or the destruction of American freedom and culture by allowing it to be overrun by a bunch of foreign freeloaders who are too cowardly to fight for their own countries?


24 posted on 05/12/2014 5:33:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder why the Chamber of Commerce is so down on American workers. I guess we suck.


25 posted on 05/12/2014 5:35:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

26 posted on 05/12/2014 6:00:25 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
The hispanic next to Donahue hates white people.
27 posted on 05/12/2014 6:01:55 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: PubliusMM

“4. Arrest and prosecute employers who knowingly hire them.”

You obviously don’t live in an area with a high concentration of illegal aliens or you never have to hire anybody.

The government will not police the border. That doesn’t mean I have to, or that I’m even allowed to.

The government will not police the interior and verify whether someone is legally in the country. Why does that mean I have to?

How does the government get to involuntarily deputize me to perform law enforcement functions?

I freely admit I am not QUALIFIED to look at someone’s passport and determine if it’s a fake. And I don’t want to. IT’S NOT MY JOB.

But if I refuse to take on this involuntary irrational outsourcing of law enforcement functions, or if I make a mistake, then I go to jail?

You need to rethink this.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 6:10:32 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Give us our sub-minimum-wage crypto-slave-labor that drives real Americans into unemployment lines and sucks up welfare dollars or we'll back Hillary!"

Let's not kid ourselves. The COC will back Hitlery over a true conservative anyway. They want to be able to screw illegals by paying them $2 an hour and they want a Romney-ish RINO in the White House, but they will gladly play ball with the Clintoons rather than have a Tea Party conservative at the wheel. Let's institutionalize a conservative Congress and it won't matter which libtard they fraudulently put into the White House.

29 posted on 05/12/2014 6:33:24 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

Most of the illegals in my neighborhood have much nicer cars than I do.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 6:40:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only thing in the “Chamber” is a bullet aimed right at liberty.


31 posted on 05/12/2014 6:53:17 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ha ha ha! Since when did these pseudo capitalists think they have even a sliver of a chance at becoming part of the ruling political oligarchy? Seems as if the Chamber of Commerce has become the Chamberpot of the American Left.
32 posted on 05/12/2014 7:18:20 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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