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Exposing Tea Party Express Co-Founder's Amnesty Ties
ConservativeHQ ^ | Chris Chmielenski

Posted on 05/15/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

Sal Russo, co-founder of the Tea Party Express, announced his support for amnesty on Wednesday, reversing his organization’s statement from a year ago that it would not take a position on immigration reform. If you take a look at Russo’s background, this isn’t exactly the revelation that some in the media are making it out to be. What’s interesting, though, is the dichotomy between Russo’s position and the principles of the organization he helped to create.

The Tea Party Express bills itself as anti-establishment, but Russo’s immigration proposal is nearly identical to the principles pushed by GOP House Leaders -- John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Paul Ryan -- back in January.

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1 posted on 05/15/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“The Tea Party Express, a PAC run out of Sacramento by longtime Republican consultant Sal Russo, has paid Russo’s firm $2.75 million since the beginning of 2013, while donating just $45,000 to candidates and spending less than $162,000 on ads and bus tours supporting their election...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/tea-party-pacs-reap-money-for-midterms-but-spend-little-on-candidates/2014/04/26/0e52919a-cbd6-11e3-a75e-463587891b57_story.html?hpid=z1


2 posted on 05/15/2014 3:14:28 PM PDT by research99
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
(iirc)..don't forget Glover Norquist, is also part of the same organization.

3 posted on 05/15/2014 3:17:57 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: research99

Russo is a charlatan and RINO mole. Anyone who contributes to the Tea Party Express should have his head examined.


4 posted on 05/15/2014 3:18:55 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Syncro

Sooo...what is the TEA Party Express saying about Sal and his embrace of amnesty?


5 posted on 05/15/2014 3:23:08 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Wasn’t Russo promoting Marco Rubio as the great hope of conservatism? This certainly explains it.


6 posted on 05/15/2014 3:27:08 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

What’s this thread doing without an image of the wolf in sheep’s clothing from the socialist Fabian’s infamous stained-glass window?


7 posted on 05/15/2014 3:39:10 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Syncro

What is the TEA Party Express saying about Sal and his embrace of amnesty?


8 posted on 05/15/2014 3:51:23 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: research99

That is all you read about the Tea Party Express in that article?

Those lies were rebutted sufficiently as you would have seen if you read on.

Concern troll tactic.

I’m surprised at the number of members here who are ready to condemn someone or an org without knowing all the facts.

RESEARCH 99 huh? Heh...


9 posted on 05/15/2014 4:12:55 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: Timber Rattler

When did you stop beating your wife?


10 posted on 05/15/2014 4:13:50 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: kabar

LOL speaking of needing a head examined, take yours to a good shrink.

Kneejerk reactions are rampant lately.


11 posted on 05/15/2014 4:15:40 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: ek_hornbeck

Many tea party groups and tea party individuals supported Rubio.

He changed after being elected as happens quite often.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 4:16:42 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: Resettozero
I see you got Rove's talking points.
13 posted on 05/15/2014 4:19:03 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: Syncro

Are you going to answer the question, or just make a jackass out of yourself? What does the TEA Party Express say about Sal’s column?


14 posted on 05/15/2014 4:20:11 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Syncro
I’m surprised at the number of members here who are ready to condemn someone or an org without knowing all the facts.

OK, here are the facts...Sal's column, in black and white:

Conservatives Need to Fix the Broken U.S. Immigration System

The U.S. immigration system is flawed and broken. Conservatives should be at the forefront of reform so the law reflects the just interests of the United States, not misty-eyed ideals of some of the liberal do-gooder reformers. What is good for America should be the sole criteria for immigration reform.

Our laws today are unenforced and citizens and companies who play by the rules are undermined by bad actors who do not. This undermines our rule of law and slows our economic growth. In today’s global economy, we cannot afford the status quo.

Congress must pass legislation that will fix our broken system. We have the strongest economy in the world, the most innovative businesses and a history replete with examples of how legal immigration has made us stronger. Conservatives need to seize on immigration reform as an opportunity for growth, to reaffirm who we are and what makes our country great.

Our economy has long outgrown the visa programs we have now. In high-skilled industries such as engineering and medicine, we do not have the talent we need to fill the jobs. These industries are the fastest growing in the country and we depend on them for job creation and economic growth. But according to the Partnership for a New American Economy, we face a shortage of more than 235,000 jobs in science, technology, engineering and math fields by 2018.

On the other end of the spectrum, we face debilitating workforce challenges as well. Visa limits for seasonal workers, such as those needed by farmers, cannot keep up with demand. And those visas that are available are too cumbersome, complex and cost prohibitive for many employers to use. That means fewer fruits and vegetables per season, lost revenue and an increased reliance on imports, many of which are not subject to the same level of health regulations as our homegrown crops. By instituting worker visa programs that adequately address our farm labor demands, we can keep American agriculture strong.

With a rational visa policy, we also improve security by allowing border security agents to devote their attention where it is most needed — keeping out law-breakers, drug dealers, criminals and terrorists.

Border security must be an essential element of any immigration reform. In addition to using physical barriers, surveillance and enforcement, we have to stop the biggest problem — the rich incentives for illegal immigration. They are a magnet for people to come here illegally. That means fixing the broken system we have that relies on quotas and diversity, instead of a system based on what America needs.

Doing nothing now means hurting businesses just as we are coming out of the Great Recession. Today, 40 percent of our Fortune 500 companies were founded by an immigrant or child of an immigrant. Much of the new small-business growth in the country is because of legal immigrants.

Because we have no visa for entrepreneurs, the most innovative people around the world are starting companies and creating jobs elsewhere. Meanwhile, other countries understand that entrepreneurs are an economic necessity. While we actively turn away future CEOs, the rest of the world is offering incentives to attract new businesses.

15 posted on 05/15/2014 4:24:25 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

I asked a question just like yours.

I don’t answer questions based on false premises.

But I can throw one back.

Live with it, I only do reasoned debate.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 4:25:29 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

The only goddamned immigration problem we have is that no one in the GOP in DC has the nerve to enforce current laws designed to make the crooks self deport.

The pro illegal alien crowd is nothing more than a bunch of communist fronts allied with big business designed to screw the middle class from both sides.

Hell no, time to fight the communists and the blue bloods in the streets.

Degenerate little twerp Marco Rubio (who never held a real job in his life) and his minions in the RNC want to legalize 11 million criminal aliens and import another 20 million on top of that, further depressing the stagnant wages of the middle class that are being further eroded by higher taxes and the unprecedented grand theft of disposable income if you actually use your medical insurance to go to the Hospital.

All in the name of his ethnicity and his allegiance to the blue bloods and country clubbers who he sees as his ticket to more power.

Sociopaths like Rubio and that degenerate SCUMBAG REINCE PRIEBUS (who should have RESIGNED after losing to the communists) make me want to vomit.

Seek mental help RNC , or join the communist party USA, they have the same position on illegal immigration as you do.REPEAL Ted Kennedys Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

We need PATRIOTS in DC willing to fight the unholy alliance of communists and corporatism trying to boost immigration to further their interests.

Jeff Sessions makes common sense statements about immigration, and isn’t a liar like Rubio and Boehner and all of the rest of the country clubbers trying to sell us down the river

We don’t need new immigrants or to give amnesty in any form to the illegal ones already here.

There are millions of Americans out of work, anyone pushing immigration reform is an enemy of the common American citizen

Sal Russo is a crooked scumbag, TPE needs to cut ties.

Post Haste


17 posted on 05/15/2014 4:30:24 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Timber Rattler
Let's start with the first paragraph:
The U.S. immigration system is flawed and broken. Conservatives should be at the forefront of reform so the law reflects the just interests of the United States, not misty-eyed ideals of some of the liberal do-gooder reformers. What is good for America should be the sole criteria for immigration reform.
You disagree with that?
18 posted on 05/15/2014 4:34:28 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: Syncro

I read the article, but I cannot find where it “rebuts” Sal’s stance on amnesty.

I’m a TPE supporter (card carrying), but I am a.) unhappy with Sal Russo’s support of amnesty of ANY form or fashion and b.) don’t think name calling is an appropriate response to a legitimate question.

What is the TEA Party Express saying about Sal and his embrace of amnesty?! You seem to have TPE insight and this is a very important question and issue - to me. Thanks.


19 posted on 05/15/2014 4:35:24 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Timber Rattler

We don’t have a “broken immigration system”. We have a lawless immigration system. We have an abandoned immigration system where both parties, in congress and the White House, have agreed not to enforce the laws for the last 30 years. And now that the results of that dereliction of duty are transparently obvious, they call it a “broken system”.


20 posted on 05/15/2014 4:37:19 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hugin

Agree.


21 posted on 05/15/2014 4:38:49 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

They endorsed Jeff Sessions and Chris McDaniel. I dont know what Sal Russo does day to day.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/05/15/Laura-Ingraham-Hammers-Tea-Party-Express-Sal-Russo-on-Immigration

“Despite this, Russo claims that he is on-board with anti-amnesty Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a claim Ingraham strongly disputed. “

“And yet you’re all in on this, and you can say you’re with Jeff Sessions but I imagine if I call Sessions up now and ask him after reading this op-ed you wrote, ‘Are you [Russo] with Jeff Sessions?’ I think he would say ‘Uh, no.’”


22 posted on 05/15/2014 4:44:23 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Thanks for the link.

I am not at all comfortable with Russo quoting/siting a Michael Bloomberg immigration *study*. We need a definitive answer from TPE on this.

Bless Laura Ingraham for standing up and staying the course.


23 posted on 05/15/2014 5:05:32 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Syncro

So, Sal Russo as head of Tea Party Express advocates more immigrants as employees in hi-tech industries, which will have the effect of lowering wages for persons currently legally working here (just as the H1B programs have done).

So I ask you a question:

Is this Sal Russo’s goal, and if so will he offer to lower his own wage in solidarity for the issues he supports?
Or should we be more accurate here and just remind posters at every opportunity of the specific actions that makes Sal Russo an overpaid hypocrite?


24 posted on 05/15/2014 5:06:05 PM PDT by research99
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To: ek_hornbeck

if you believe in guilt by association, they are also endorsing Ben Sasse in Nebraska.


25 posted on 05/15/2014 5:22:39 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: Timber Rattler; Syncro; sockmonkey

Ping of interest.


26 posted on 05/15/2014 5:34:44 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Syncro

I doubt that Rubio changed, he just kept his more liberal views to himself until he was elected.


27 posted on 05/15/2014 5:45:12 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: kabar

The GOPe infiltrated Freedom Works as well. They are JUST as dirty as the dems.


28 posted on 05/15/2014 5:45:51 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Timber Rattler; sockmonkey; Syncro

Sal may be referring to this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Startup_Visa


29 posted on 05/15/2014 5:48:32 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Tea party express?? WTF?? First time I heard of it. Another plant by the left?


30 posted on 05/15/2014 6:01:58 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Syncro
I have read what Russo wrote. He supports amnesty. And legislation that allows the lawbreakers to stay and work here is amnesty. This paying a fine, learning English, and getting to the back of the line is pure BS. The back of the line begins in the lawbreakers' home countries.

I listened to Laura Ingraham's interview this morning with Russo. He is an amnesty supporter and favors bringing in huge numbers of permanent legal immigrants and guest workers.

31 posted on 05/15/2014 6:05:47 PM PDT by kabar
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Yea I remember back when TEA groups began to form. I remember a few of us saying ‘Watch them like hawks because the GOP/Libs are going to infiltrate and co opt them.” I remember us getting called lib plants for suggesting such a thing.

Not like it was any novel concept.


32 posted on 05/15/2014 6:19:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Hugin; Syncro

Yes.


33 posted on 05/15/2014 6:33:26 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Timber Rattler; Syncro
Our economy has long outgrown the visa programs we have now. In high-skilled industries such as engineering and medicine, we do not have the talent we need to fill the jobs. These industries are the fastest growing in the country and we depend on them for job creation and economic growth. But according to the Partnership for a New American Economy, we face a shortage of more than 235,000 jobs in science, technology, engineering and math fields by 2018.

There is no STEM worker shortage. America Has More Trained STEM Graduates than STEM Job Openings

A number of studies have found that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) workers are not in short supply. In “The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortages,” demographer Michael Teitelbaum, writing in The Atlantic, summarizes the argument from his new book, Falling Behind? Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent: “No one has been able to find any evidence indicating current widespread labor market shortages or hiring difficulties in science and engineering occupations,” he observes. Teitelbaum and others have pointed out that wage growth for STEM workers has been flat for more than decade, a clear indication that such workers are not in short supply.

Visa limits for seasonal workers, such as those needed by farmers, cannot keep up with demand. And those visas that are available are too cumbersome, complex and cost prohibitive for many employers to use. That means fewer fruits and vegetables per season, lost revenue and an increased reliance on imports, many of which are not subject to the same level of health regulations as our homegrown crops. By instituting worker visa programs that adequately address our farm labor demands, we can keep American agriculture strong.

We have H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers Visas

Doing nothing now means hurting businesses just as we are coming out of the Great Recession. Today, 40 percent of our Fortune 500 companies were founded by an immigrant or child of an immigrant. Much of the new small-business growth in the country is because of legal immigrants.

Habeeb and Leven bolster their case that immigrants are especially entrepreneurial by citing an empty statistic from a lobbying group’s report stating that “immigrants or their children founded 40% of today’s Fortune 500 companies.” That report counts a company as founded by an immigrant (or by a person with even one immigrant parent) even when there were multiple co-founders who were not immigrants or the children of immigrants. What’s more, the report includes companies such as DuPont, founded in 1802, and Pfizer, founded in 1849. In fact, all but a handful were founded more than half a century ago. Thus, the statistic has virtually no meaning for today’s immigration debate.

Because we have no visa for entrepreneurs, the most innovative people around the world are starting companies and creating jobs elsewhere. Meanwhile, other countries understand that entrepreneurs are an economic necessity. While we actively turn away future CEOs, the rest of the world is offering incentives to attract new businesses.

Wrong. Like many countries, the U.S. provides a means of entry for wealthy people who will pump money into its economy. (See the Immigration and Nationality Act, at I.N.A. § 203(b)(5),8 U.S.C. § 1153(b)(5).) This is known as the employment Fifth Preference or EB-5 immigrant visa (which allows permanent residence immediately upon entry to the U.S.). However, applicants for a U.S. green card based on investment must not only invest between $500,000 and $1million in a U.S. business, they must take an active role in that business (though they don’t need to control it).

Green cards for investors are limited in number, to 10,000 per year. Of these, 3,000 are reserved for investors in rural areas or areas of high unemployment. If more than 10,000 people were to apply per year, you would be placed on a waiting list based on your Priority Date (the day you filed the first portion of your application).

But don’t worry yet: This 10,000 limit has never been reached. What’s more, only principal applicants are counted toward the 10,000 limit. Accompanying relatives are not. Therefore, many more than 10,000 people per year can be admitted with EB-5 green cards.

That means no special pathways to citizenship that allow undocumented immigrants to cut in line, Russo cautioned, but rather some reasonable procedures that require “the 11 million people who are here illegally obey the law, pay taxes and come out of the shadows.

“We have to get them right by the law in exchange for legal status, but not unbridled amnesty,” Russo wrote. “This should include penalties, background checks to root out criminals, and the requirement that they learn English, understand the Constitution and be committed to our basic freedoms.”

This is amnesty, pure and simple. It is no different than what McCain and Schumer say. They are legalizing the status of the lawbreakers allowing them to stay and work here, thus competing legally against Americans for jobs and depressing wages further.

34 posted on 05/15/2014 6:38:55 PM PDT by kabar
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Agree. Dick Armey was a mole. At least they got him to resign.


35 posted on 05/15/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT by kabar
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]

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37 posted on 05/15/2014 6:55:30 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Rome2000
We don’t need new immigrants or to give amnesty in any form to the illegal ones already here.

The only...immigration problem we have is that no one in the GOP in DC has the nerve to enforce current laws designed to make the crooks self deport.

The pro illegal alien crowd is nothing more than a bunch of communist fronts allied with big business designed to screw the middle class from both sides.

We need PATRIOTS in DC willing to fight the unholy alliance of communists and corporatism trying to boost immigration to further their interests.

100% correct.

There are millions of Americans out of work, anyone pushing immigration reform is an enemy of the common American citizen

So you like it just the way it is now?

Jeff Sessions makes common sense statements about immigration...

Yes he does. And he met recently with Russo, they are on the same page.

Sal Russo is a crooked scumbag

Well that pretty much cements it all together. That is what the leftists call him.

So to wrap up, you would rather have Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and Robert Melendez write the immigration law instead of Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee?

Apparently so.

38 posted on 05/15/2014 7:42:21 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: ek_hornbeck

Well yeah. I was talking about the surface, what he appeared to be to the masses.


39 posted on 05/15/2014 9:32:09 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: Jane Long

That isn’t what I said and was not the point I was making.

Scroll up and see what I was responding to if you would like to know.


40 posted on 05/15/2014 9:42:23 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: kabar

Could you link to the transcript of the Laura Ingraham show you heard that on?

Thanks.


41 posted on 05/15/2014 9:44:31 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: Syncro
>> Many tea party groups and tea party individuals supported Rubio. <<

Yes, because they jumped in line to endorse him the minute he announced his candidacy, and didn't bother to vet him. This was especially unjustifiable considering they had just gotten burned badly by the PREVIOUS "true conservative" GOP Senator in that seat, Mel Martinez, who ALSO had CLAIMED to be "anti-amnesty" to get the GOP nomination.

I guess they're slow learners. "Gosh, you mean politicians don't always keep their campaign promise?"

42 posted on 05/15/2014 10:15:31 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Syncro
Here is the audio exchange. You will have to go to Laura's site and see if there is a transcript.

Laura Ingraham Hammers Tea Party Express' Sal Russo on Immigration

43 posted on 05/15/2014 10:17:32 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Thanks kabar


44 posted on 05/15/2014 10:46:35 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: BillyBoy

Did the Tea Party Express get in Rubio’s corner to help him get elected?


45 posted on 05/15/2014 10:48:50 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: Syncro

With all due respect, given Rubio’s participation, and leadership, with the Senate Gang of Eight amnesty bill, that’s not a ringing endorsement for Sal Russo.


46 posted on 05/15/2014 11:28:47 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Yitbos ~ BBM ~ Lancey Howard ~ Gonzo ~ JeanS ~ abigail2)
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To: dixiechick2000

Huh? Your comment does not relate to my comment that I can see.

Do you have the answer to my question?


47 posted on 05/15/2014 11:39:38 PM PDT by Syncro (Benghazi-LIES/CoverupIRS-LIES/CoverupDOJ-NO Justice--Etc Marxist Treason IMPEACH!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
There's much debate on the Right about amnesty and immigration. The Left is helping to stoke the debate to help splinter the Right.

However, there's on thing the Right can unite around: taking down the $4 trillion government that is in the process of a silent but deadly coup d'état before it takes us down. This is THE great issue of our time.

No other issue comes close. The Right must unite around whoever is most committed to cutting the federal government by at least 80% (would leave it at $800 billion - still too big, but its a start.) There is no other source or entity, foreign or domestic that poses the threat the federal government poses to our lives, liberties, pursuits, fortunes, economy, posterity, Constitution and rule of law, future and survival of America as we know it.

We are part of the solution by uniting to cut down this monster and we are part of the problem if we are diverted from this task.

48 posted on 05/15/2014 11:46:11 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Syncro
You disagree with that?

YES, I damn well do disagree with that first statement. The U.S. immigration system is NOT flawed and broken. The existing laws worked just fine before Uncle Sam stopped enforcing them. Eisenhower fixed the problem in only six months through strict enforcement and deportations, and so there is no excuse now.

Sal has bought into the big business, cheap labor, "jobs Americans won't do" nonsense. Does the TEA Party Express stand behind him?

49 posted on 05/16/2014 1:53:22 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ConservativeMind

Those don’t work either. Just more “camel nose under the tent.”


50 posted on 05/16/2014 1:55:42 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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