Skip to comments.Flake Admits Backlash Against Immigration Reform, But Doesn't 'Understand'
Posted on 07/10/2014 6:05:11 AM PDT by cotton1706
In an appearance on Fox News Channels Special Report on Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) discussed the current state of affairs surrounding the issue of immigration.
Flake, the guest of the shows occasionally occurring Center Seat segment, admitted the rise of a populist movement opposing any immigration reform movement that included a version of amnesty. However, he admitted to being perplexed as to why theres such an opposition stating theres a need for not only low-skill labor particularly in the agricultural areas and hospitality areas, but high-skill labor of those in the STEM fields.
Partial transcript as follows:
STEPHEN HAYES, Weekly Standard: You indicated that you're still for comprehensive immigration reform but that nothing can happen in this environment. What do you mean by "in this environment"?
FLAKE: As long as we have crisis like this with kids coming across, you've got to deal with this immediate crisis.
HAYES: Immigration reform wasn't' going to pass before this sort of blew up or before it was on the front pages, was it? Go back three months.
FLAKE: Three months ago we did have a chance. I think the Cantor loss really was the death knell for it. Up until that time I thought we still had a shot at it. But with this crisis, no chance, obviously.
BRET BAIER, host Special Report: Jason?
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Another ‘conservative’ Republican that’s grown in office.
Maybe he needs to step out of his gated community once in awhile and hold a real town hall meeting with his constituents. Ya think?
I wish I could adequately express the hatred and disgust I feel for the governing elitists that i feel right now.
You are hardly alone.
Where are the jihadi cells when you need them.
Anyone who believes they “don’t understand” is a fool.
They are complicit; pure and simple.
We have millions of Americans who have given up looking for work. Getting illegals out of agriculture would force farm interests to pay more, which would draw in American workers.
We also have thousands of recent STEM grads and older STEM workers not working in the fields of their education.
The reason so many Americans reject what Flake is claiming is that they rightly recognize it for the utter B.S. that it is.
What is that supposed to mean?
...Just another traitor to hang on the nearest lamp post.
Just living up to his name.
...and as long as you deal with it by talking about amnesty there will be more and more kids coming across!
The duplicitous Flake, ever an amnesty proponent, began bobbing and weaving on the issue so as to obscure his amnesty loving position when he decided to run for the senate. Once elected to it, however, he quickly reverted to full throated McCainism.
I loathe these guys who intentionally hide their positions at election time, only to do the bidding of Chamber of Commerce types once elected.
Who could be against creating a class of ORC child slaves to support the elite? Who?
The lamp posts are in increasing need of being decorated.
I loathe the elitist turds.
Robert Burns' Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation springs to mind.
I used to wonder why foreign countries hated their politicians so much; calling them traitors.
I used to wonder.
Anyone who believes they dont understand is a fool.
They are complicit; pure and simple.
WORTH REPEATING. Thanks F15Eagle.
Nice diversion while I arm the invaders to takeover the SW---
bussing them to key precincts with tax dollars
in exchange for voting Democrat using their multiple identities.
Yet again, the photos show an overwhelming amount of teenage boys not children. Another big lie being spread by the mass media.
A Murietta resident told Breitbart News that the illegals are being deliberately sent to Republican-supporting communities like his city....a vengeful message to those opposed to open borders.
The Obama administration thinks that if it floods our streets, in small town America, they can force us into immigration reform, he said. These immigrants should not be here. The only reason that they are coming here is for political reasons.
This is a small town its mostly conservative and the federal government knows that. The main reason a lot of us are out here protesting is because we do not want these people being dumped into our small town where we do not have programs or the resources to take care of them properly.......Murietta protesters have been attacked by left-wingers hurling epithets carrying signs reading "you are on stolen land."
VIDEO Gen. Michael Hayden: Treat Immigration Crisis Like Insurgency
Newsmax By Courtney Coren | 09 Jul 2014 12:19 PM / FR Posted by robowombat
GEN HAYDEN: The invasion is an insurgency---"a criminal enterprise that's so big and so powerful that, as a byproduct, it actually threatens the US government."
The only way to describe it......all they need are the guns....they know where the weapons are....and so does Obama. One of their oft-stated goals is to takeback the SW.....a counter-protest sign in Murietta announced "you are on stolen land."
This is being facilitated w/ our tax dollars by The Congressional Hispanic Caucus---Becerra, Guttierez, chief among them....and their allies......its a barbarian invasion---the savages have said they want everything we have. They would fundamentally transform America into a Third World....
And the stupid in the WH says its "our" responsibility to feed, medicate and shelter the barbarian hordes who want to destroy us.
On Tuesday, Obama urged Congress to cough up $4 billion to deal with the flood of children from Central America and others from parts unknown crossing the border into Texas. Obama called this mess an urgent humanitarian situation, but what he did not do is take responsibility for almost single- handedly causing this mess two years prior. (Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Mexico made deal to send more illegal aliens to the U.S
Examiner.com ^ | 7/09/14 | Dave Gibson / FR by blueyon
On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico.
The Southern Border Program to Improve Passage, will provide for more border checkpoints along Mexico's border with Guatemala, and offer more protection and even emergency medical care to those making their way north. The illegal aliens will receive a so-called Regional Visitor's Card, according to El Universal. (Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
Dear Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) - here's how we see it out here in flyover... First, Hispanic unemployment is sky high now. The businessmen who donate large sums to your war-chest want to HIRE ILLEGALS - people who work for little and are easily bullied.
Think of it as SLAVERY-LITE.
As soon as many of these people become citizens, they join the unemployed and the good citizens of this country are asked to support them with food stamps and disability until they get on their feet.
Are you surprised Hispanics aren't as attractive to employers when they're legal citizens? You can afford to be so magnanimous. You have a cushy job in the Senate. Great benefits. Those of us out here in Flyover don't have as much as you have Senator... but we do pay for your salary. We're asking you to represent us - not your wealthy donors who want cheap labor.
Many Americans are taxed to the hilt now - and we've got kids of our own to support. Kids who have to compete for the high tech jobs your benifactors want to give to foreigners because THEY WORK CHEAPER.
Let me explain: We could hire great administrators from India who could DO YOUR JOB. AND for a lot less money. How about we open the borders to people who will run against you and the rest of the people in congress... and work for half what you're getting? We could save a bundle.
I'm starting to see the benefits now...
Also, as citizens we're tired of being asked to spend tax dollars supporting half of Detroit, Chicago, and Philadelphia AND provide people with endless 'job training' programs (because there are NO jobs) AND to support illegals (because there's too many jobs unfilled). Did it occur to YOU Sen. Jeff Flake that BOTH of those can't be true at the same time? And if you tell me workers from Detroit can't find their way to pick cherries in Michigan but 15 year olds from Mexico can get there, I will call you a fool. Or worse.
I'm tired of paying for lies and/or delusions Senator. And that's the problem... We want you to open your eyes and see the world as it is...not from the viewpoint of an elite with delusions of misplaced grandiosity. But from the viewpoint of an American citizen who has to pay for all this - and knows the country is basically broke...
Hey Jeff, you lunatic, prevent the kids from coming across and you have no immediate crisis.
It’s like the arrive in Washington as start taking stupid pills.
It's just that we don't want to become Brazil, dude.
He wants DC blown up; can you blame ‘em?
They don’t call him FLAKE for nothing.
Let’s see,we need a maid,cook,lawn mower man and a driver!
It didn’t take them long to graffiti up all the walls in their new home, did it?
Who supplied them with the Magic Markers?
Just how does allowing children free rein in this country become an asset to this country? Bringing in uneducated, unskilled and not even speaking the language is somehow a good thing! They become a dead weight on the whole country. Welfare, disease and an overload on the system as a whole speaks ill for the future. America as we grew up in is lost.
I voted for McFlake believing his claim to be a conservative. Within weeks of the election, he went hard left and positioned himself deep inside McCain’s rear end. He hasn’t moved since.
There are no words to describe how deeply I loath him. My emails to him have been obscene, as he has contemplated going to war in Syria, being one of 3 senators to support cuts to military retirement - possibly the only retirement fund in the country that was properly funded in advance and that is in the black, and his ongoing support for illegals.
“Put aside the low-skilled side, and I would argue you are going to have need for that as well, particularly in the agricultural areas and hospitality areas. But on the high skill side, my goodness, to not understand that we need more high skilled immigrants, those in the STEM fields, I just don’t understand.”
Really? Maybe companies ought to hire some of the older STEM types. Maybe they shouldn’t write their requirements with an eye on hiring foreign workers. And the low skilled set will get nothing for wages as long as they have to compete with the poor from Central America for jobs!
“I think Americans expect that a party governing ought to be rational, reasonable, and responsible. And I don’t think we have that.”
Great! Echo the DEMOCRAT party line! And this SOB has 4 years left in office minimum! Folks wonder why I don’t want to vote for moderate Republicans, but this SOB ran as a strong conservative - and look at what we got!
There is no need for STEM workers. Half our STEM graduates don’t find jobs in their field.
Flake has the most appropriate name of any RINO I have ever seen.
Me thinks The 2nd most corrupt Senator From Az. Is a AgriCorp. Whore.
18 Jun 2013
GANG OF EIGHT REPUBLICANS JOIN SENATE DEMS TO KILL BORDER SECURITY FENCE
Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), the four Gang of Eight GOP senators, joined Senate Democrats on Tuesday to kill an amendment to their immigration bill that would have required a double-layered fence to be built along the U.S. border with Mexico.
I don’t see as many children as I see teenage and older, boys. Turning that age ‘boys’ loose in any community should alarm everyone.
I saw Flake... and was just disgusted. They think they don’t have to live with these illegals. We do.. and that’s just fine with them. The only way they can get a clue, is to put them on their street... in their daily lives. I haven’t seen any of them dumped at the White House. Those gates work well there.
“I think the Cantor loss really was the death knell for it.”
Because we, the people, don’t want it. Plain and simple. BTW, did you get the message?
10,000,000+ UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS
3,100,000+ LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS
7,500.000 INVOLUNTARY PART TIME EMPLOYED AMERICANS
2,000,000 AMERICANS MARGINALLY ATTACHED TO THE WORKFORCE
62.8 CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE
Only an idiot would wonder why Americans are angry that the President and Congress are more interested the welfare of ILLEGAL immigrants than of US citizens.
THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY CONSIDERATION OF IMMIGRATION REFORM UNTIL THE AMERICAN LABOR FORCE IS FULLY EMPLOYED.
THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF US CITIZENS MUST BE THE FIRST PRIORITY OF THE US GOVERNMENT.
The Cantor loss caused their entire plans to fail. A massive conspiracy to push immigration reform was all planned out. The children at the border were all part of the conspiracy. Now the entire conspiracy is falling apart without the strong support of the crony GOP-E. And it has forced the Ann Coulter Crony GOP-E wing to use every trick in the book to remain in power.
Jeff Flake is Amnesty Liberal...and a flake
I found it hard listening to the BS this guy was spreading. Sorry, but all I heard was Capital Hill excuses/rhetoric. Without a solid fence/wall that is patrolled 24/7, there will FOREVER be illegals getting in. This is so far out of control...and the POLs in D.C. are in NO control.
This is my grand parent's story. Both passed through Ellis Island 1900-1910. Grandpa came first — he was an overseer on a big Swedish farm. He had a sponsor in the Rockford area that employed him as a farmer. After three years’ work around Winnebago County , grandpa brought grandma — a peasant girl from the same landed estate in Sweden — to the United States. They were married, started a family, learned English and became Americans. They were NOT Swedish-Americans . . . they were first and foremost, AMERICANS.
Their four kids: Eva, Ebba, Agnes, and John were Americans. Their kids: John, Andrea, Mary, Linda, Robert, Doug, Gary, Bob. and Trina are Americans. We expect the new “immigrants” to work for the privilege of calling themselves Americans and learn English and assimilate just like our grand parents did.
If you owe your allegiance to some other country and are here to sponge off the work of legal immigrants and native born Americans, there is one word to describe you . . . parasites. Moreover, to get here you lied and cheated; you jumped to the head of the line (so to speak) and you've insulted all those immigrants who have come to America LEGALLY. And you believe it's unfair Americans should resent you and want you deported back to where you originated?
Mexico has some of the toughest immigration laws on the books and Mexico enforces them, including the use of deadly force, on its southern border. Yet, America's borders don't count. Think again.
I know what you mean. I live in VA but still sent McFlake numerous contributions because I believed his lies. His entire Senate campaign was a lie. I still get emails from him. My responses prove that no one I’m his office reads anything from Americans. Maybe I should send them in Spanish.
Flake is SUCH a tool.
Crossing the US/Mexican border while the USBP/ICE are babysitting & doing diaper changing duty. Make no mistake when the next terror attack happens the a**holes that are defending the invasion across this nations southern border will be the first to demand that Americans not react with anger but “understanding” .
Ladies & Gentlemen we no longer have a government that is honest but instead what we have is an “Ongoing Criminal Enterprise “ to be blunt the govt is dirty & crooked from the top down both parties & is need of a house cleaning that would make one of Joe Stalin’s legendary purges look like a Sunday school class of kindergartners singing Jesus Loves Me . Until such a house cleaning occurs the situation will not improve.
I’m ready to flush.
Does Flake ever go on talk radio in Arizona?
McCain and Flake have invite only townhalls to promote amnesty.
Flake nemesis Wil Cardon is running for SoS.
McCain needs a shill in the AG, SoS or Gov office in 2014.