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Rand Paul: Let's Compromise on Amnesty
Breitbart News ^ | June 11, 2014 | Tony Lee

Posted on 06/11/2014 10:06:04 PM PDT by This Just In

A day after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost his primary after Dave Brat hammered him on amnesty, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) embraced "immigration reform" on a conference call with Michael Bloomberg's pro-amnesty group and Grover Norquist.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; paul; randpaul
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1 posted on 06/11/2014 10:06:04 PM PDT by This Just In
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I think Rand is off the reservation. We need to enforce our laws secure our borders. Once that’s done, then, and only then we can discuss immigration schemes.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 10:07:50 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: This Just In

Paul didn’t get the message I guess.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 10:09:24 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: This Just In

Yeah let’s “compromise”. The invaders go the hell home and take up their demands and grievances with their own governments and we’ll stay here in our country.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 10:09:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: elhombrelibre

He’s loose! lost in the RINO herds now. Hope he sees sanity.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 10:09:54 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: oldbill

I believe the only thing Paul got was a massage.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 10:10:14 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: elhombrelibre

I never understand why we need immigration “reform” when we don’t enforce the laws on the books.

I never understand why we are supposed to accept that millions of illegals here are okay, because they are doing work Americans aren’t doing. Why aren’t able bodied people on public assistance, being recruited to do these jobs? Many such jobs, such as janitorial/housekeeping, and farm work, are jobs that unskilled people can do. Why does it make sense to keep people on welfare, then import people from other countries to do the work????


7 posted on 06/11/2014 10:11:17 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: This Just In

Our border is compromised.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 10:11:48 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: This Just In

Double Down, Rand. Go All In...


9 posted on 06/11/2014 10:11:59 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: This Just In
Depends on what we get.

If all Democrats are as bad at negotiating trades as Obama, then it might be worth it.

10 posted on 06/11/2014 10:13:50 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: elhombrelibre

Was he ever on the reservation is my question.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 10:14:19 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: FlingWingFlyer; All

I agree! The trend is frightening. If our “leaders” do not shape up and take a hard line on the illegals, that is, deporting them and making it impossible for them to get a job here (so they deport themselves), then the country is doomed. Speaking as a Hispanic, these illegals have no respect for U.S. law, and probably have very little respect for Mexican law too (though Mexico, these days, is quite lawless to begin with). Why would we want these people in our country who, in one big swoop, can change the political landscape once given the right to vote, and, considering they are all by definition criminals, will most likely vote to increase criminality and the social welfare state?

We Americans must have the right to regulate our borders and to pick and choose who we want in this country. I support legal immigration into this country of the best and brightest minds or hardest workers who will improve our nation. NOT these people who think they are entitled to ignore the law and receive financial assistance!


12 posted on 06/11/2014 10:16:13 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: This Just In

If they get voting rights, the constitution and the republic are both done for. What is there to compromise on?


13 posted on 06/11/2014 10:16:13 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: freerepublicchat

“If all Democrats are as bad at negotiating trades as Obama, then it might be worth it.”

You do realize that your statement is laughable, yes?


14 posted on 06/11/2014 10:16:14 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Sure.

Why don’t you leave to the country of your ancestors....


15 posted on 06/11/2014 10:18:58 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: This Just In

Rand Paul: GTH


16 posted on 06/11/2014 10:19:06 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: This Just In

Rand has totally lost all touch with reality.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 10:19:14 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade (Howard Phillips Conservative)
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To: This Just In

I posted some time back that Paul had gotten a little too diplomatic with the dems. Playing a little to nice is usually a precursor to the total fold on one issue or another. Seems we are now seeing him fold.

It is a shame, he is from my state and I had high hopes for him.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 10:19:15 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: elhombrelibre
Rand is on the reservation:

The Libertarian Reservation.

19 posted on 06/11/2014 10:20:45 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: RC one

We already are done for.

It is policy to not enforce immigration law or to control our borders.

We have defacto dissolution of the borders - which is to say dissolution of our nation.

Brought to you by Democrats AND Republicans.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 10:22:49 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: TADSLOS

Watching Rand on Hannity now. He has gone full-on Dad crazy.

He needs to be contained from here on out.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 10:24:32 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: This Just In
No. Here is the policy.

Do those things and illegal aliens will deport themselves and pay for the trip.

22 posted on 06/11/2014 10:25:01 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: This Just In

This guy is a total nothing. The more I see of him the more it’s obvious he really has no center.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 10:25:06 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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Okay, let’s compromise this way, for every traitorous son of a bitch that goes to Mexico and stays there we let one illegal immigrant stay here. Let’s see we have mr. mulato and moochelle, biden and all the rest of the demonrat’s, mcconny, mclame, Boner,paul and and the rest of the RINO’s. So what, we let a few hundred illegals stay while the traitors and the rest go back to Mexico. I can live with that.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 10:25:20 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
If Rand finds common ground with Democrats on legalizing marijuana (i.e. rolling back the failed war on drugs) and reigning in the NSA (i.e. reasserting our rights under the Constitution) then I am OK with that.

On the other hand, being a text book libertarian in favor of the free flow of labor across state borders is not something to get excited about.

Rand shouldn't be so naive as to think that the Democrats support illegal immigration because they favor free market principles. He should be aware that once all of the labor moves freely across our borders they will start to collect welfare and vote more like Democrats than Libertarians.

This is another case where a partial libertarian solution is worse than no libertarianism at all.

25 posted on 06/11/2014 10:25:33 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: txhurl

Rand has lost all conservative credibility. As you stated, he has gone the way of his father, and we all know how that turned out.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 10:27:02 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: TigersEye

That is what any sane rational patriotic American would do.

The Democrat and Republican party are none of those things.


27 posted on 06/11/2014 10:27:23 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: LongWayHome

He has become a useful idiot for some.


28 posted on 06/11/2014 10:30:02 PM PDT by This Just In
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Here’s a compromise for you Rand: First, we take our country back and expel the illegal alien invaders. Second, you can bugger off.


29 posted on 06/11/2014 10:30:55 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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Let,s send Rand a message by defeating Mitch. Birds of a feather et. al.


30 posted on 06/11/2014 10:31:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Answer to your question — the sense of shoving the American citizen onto welfare and giving his job to the foreigner — is that both welfare recipients and foreigners/ immigrants usually vote to keep the political hacks in
Power. Job security — for crooked politicians. Priority One.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 10:32:46 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Paladin2

I have a feeling Mitch is sweating right about now.


32 posted on 06/11/2014 10:33:25 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Ray76

No, they are not.


33 posted on 06/11/2014 10:33:28 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: This Just In

Let’s compromise, in exchange for allowing big business to makes millions of Mexicans into slaves, they will end the Republican Party. Sounds far.


34 posted on 06/11/2014 10:34:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: This Just In

He responds to the world like Marie Antoinette did.

In the past tense. Apparently he gorges on Potomac fever.
He’s not the guy he promised himself and us to be.

Good riddance as the nascent TEA order will have no use for him.


35 posted on 06/11/2014 10:38:14 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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36 posted on 06/11/2014 10:39:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

‘Rand shouldn’t be so naive as to think that the Democrats support illegal immigration because they favor free market principles. He should be aware that once all of the labor moves freely across our borders they will start to collect welfare and vote more like Democrats than Libertarians’

I met Paul once before he was elected and my impression was of a guy eat up with short man’s disease. Short man’s disease comes with a lust for power. He is far from naive.


37 posted on 06/11/2014 10:40:21 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: This Just In

Oh boy.


38 posted on 06/11/2014 10:41:23 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: This Just In

He’s not one of us. Probably never was.

Gun control and immigration reform are the knockout combination they have planned for us.

None of the rest of it matters once they put those two in place, and they know it. And we know it. And they know we know it, and they’re pushing hard.


39 posted on 06/11/2014 10:43:37 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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I knew there was something shaky about this guy


40 posted on 06/11/2014 10:44:02 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: This Just In

FURP!! Amnesty pimps need not apply!!


41 posted on 06/11/2014 10:44:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

LiberTARDian reservation:

Fixed.


42 posted on 06/11/2014 10:45:06 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: txhurl
Apparently he gorges on Potomac fever.

Folks forget that he grew up there. Son of a Congressman and all.

43 posted on 06/11/2014 10:47:30 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: This Just In

Unless he is on script he comes across as weak if he has to think on his feet. I think when his libertarian streak runs into reality he freezes.


44 posted on 06/11/2014 10:49:39 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: This Just In

Runt Paul for President! Woo! Woo!


45 posted on 06/11/2014 10:52:34 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Ray76

They’re not quite done for but there are certainly powerful forces hard at work to ensure our demise. If they manage to disarm us, we’re done for. This is how and why the immigration issue and the gun control issue are linked together and why both issues should be absolute red lines to anyone that considers themself a republican and/or a conservative.


46 posted on 06/11/2014 10:54:36 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: RC one
both issues should be absolute red lines to anyone that considers themself a republican and/or a conservative American.

They are deliberately destroying the country.

47 posted on 06/11/2014 10:57:44 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: This Just In

Did it release his shakras?


48 posted on 06/11/2014 10:59:32 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Ray76

you are correct.


49 posted on 06/11/2014 11:01:31 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: This Just In

Compromise is how you lose incrementally.


50 posted on 06/11/2014 11:04:33 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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