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Graham joins Cruz in blaming Obama for immigration woes, but calls on GOP House ‘to lead’
foxnews.com ^ | 7/20/14

Posted on 07/21/2014 7:26:47 AM PDT by cotton1706

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday blamed the border crisis on President Obama, but also argued his Republican Party is doomed in the 2016 presidential race unless the GOP House next year helps fix the country’s broken immigration policies.

“I blame Obama for this moment,” Graham told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” If Congress doesn’t pass immigration-reform legislation in 2015 “our chances in 2016 are very low. The House should lead.”

Graham also said that 2008 immigration laws must be changed before he supports Obama’s recent request to Congress for an additional $3.7 billion to help with the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, where tens of thousands of Central American children and others have crossed into the United States in recent months with hopes of fleeing widespread poverty and violence.

The law, intended to curb human trafficking, prevents children illegally entering the United States from non-bordering countries from being immediately sent home.

The Republican-controlled House has already indicated its unwillingness to agree to the additional spending.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; elections
As usual, Graham likes it both ways and wants to mislead to get reelected in the process.
1 posted on 07/21/2014 7:26:47 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Linda is an AC/DC type of girl. She loves it both ways.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 7:28:01 AM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: cotton1706

There is definitely something wrong with the water at the RNC drinking fountain.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 7:30:44 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: cotton1706

Now that the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights are nothing more than historical relics, the Republicans need to get themselves a phone and a pen. That’s how we roll in America these days.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 7:30:50 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: cotton1706
Tell me how the government intends to stop human trafficking by prohibiting those trafficked in from being deported?

Or was the name of the bill a total lie intended to get a unpopular bill passed, like most of congress' legislation these days?

5 posted on 07/21/2014 7:31:37 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: cotton1706

What’s broken, Pansy? They are criminals. Apprehend them. Send them back. Is that so hard?


6 posted on 07/21/2014 7:31:57 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: cotton1706

SC has stuck the US with this putz for another 6 years. Pathetic.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 7:32:52 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: All

EXCLUSIVE: Obama Pulls Immigration Judges From Cases, Gives Illegal Aliens Many More Years to Stay

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/73295/exclusive-obama-pulls-immigration-judges-from-cases-gives-illegal-aliens-many-more-years-to-stay/


8 posted on 07/21/2014 7:35:53 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: cotton1706
What's broken is that existing laws are ignored or applied haphazardly.

9 posted on 07/21/2014 7:36:53 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: cotton1706

People in SC must be among the lowest five states in voter intelligence, but with so much competition maybe not. It’s a shame though that SC Democrats have such a say in picking the Republican nominee for President.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 7:40:11 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: BitWielder1

Also broken are the “open primary” election laws.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 7:40:38 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: cotton1706

I don’t understand how this Idiot keeps getting reelected. Come on South Carolina! Georgia is FLOODED with illegals.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 7:45:20 AM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: PistolPaknMama

My father always says that to me. “If I could ask those goofballs one question, it would be, “What part of illegal do you not understand?”.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 7:45:46 AM PDT by mothball
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To: cotton1706

Grahamnesty is having a blind squirrel moment.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 7:47:00 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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15 posted on 07/21/2014 7:50:08 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: cotton1706

Stick it Graham.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 7:51:41 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: cotton1706
If Congress doesn’t pass immigration-reform legislation in 2015 “our chances in 2016 are very low

Low for... what? The White House??? LMAO!!! Chasing a pipe dream is not an adequate reason to further screw the country with a sweeping amnesty.

Linda believes the political dynamic among Hispanics vis-a-vis the Republicans will change for the better once amnesty is passed.

17 posted on 07/21/2014 7:52:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Theodore R.

Re: “Also broken are the “open primary” election laws.”

Exactly.

I have yet to see any analysis of the voting in Graham’s primary.

Did he win the same way Thad Cochran won in Mississippi?

As to “Open Primaries:”

The fault is entirely on Conservatives.

If we want state taxpayers to pay for our primaries, then we have to obey state and federal laws.

If we pay for our own primaries, we can have any kind of election we please.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 7:53:02 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: tennmountainman

Advice to Ted Cruz: when Flimsey Tinkerbelle latches onto your coattails, be EXTREMELY concerned!


19 posted on 07/21/2014 7:56:23 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: cotton1706
"Immigration Reform" has become a sloganized cliche, which means different things, to different people.

What Graham has meant by the term in the past, is not anything acceptable to any thinking American who wants to preserve our heritage.

Graham has accused those of us who want to preserve social cohesion & continuity of "bigotry," a calculated insult, intended to intimidate Conservatives, and avoid actual debate of the issues. (See Letter to Lindsey Graham.) The man is at best confused; at worst, a saboteur to the American future.

The issue has never been whether one likes or dislikes the people of any other nation. People are simply not interchangeable; every people is unique, as is every individual. Simple respect for the realities of life; simple understanding that space & resources are limited; simple acceptance of the fact that the first duty of any Government is to its own people; all dictate that any American Immigration policy, look first at the multi-generational interests of our own people. (See An American Immigration Policy.)

That is not what Graham has been promoting. Nor is it reflected in the projects of special interests, seeking immediate--short-term, business grains, that may boost Corporate profits, in the near term, at the expense of the future.

William Flax

20 posted on 07/21/2014 8:02:06 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: mothball

Maybe its time to:

(1) send our Marines to invade Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
(2) make those countries our territories while we civilize them — a bit like Puerto Rico is now. Replace their failed attempts at socialism with never-fail free-markets.
(3) give those territories American-style government to reduce corruption
(4) reduce drug trafficing and other crimes in those territories. Let’s have NO “repeat offenders”.
(5) help their educated classes draft Constitutions that mirror our own, with appropriate checks and balances.

Result: These countries will become new “Americas” that our recent “refugees” will decide they want to go home to.


21 posted on 07/21/2014 8:03:03 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: mothball

Maybe its time to:

(1) send our Marines to invade Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
(2) make those countries our territories while we civilize them — a bit like Puerto Rico is now. Replace their failed attempts at socialism with never-fail free-markets.
(3) give those territories American-style government to reduce corruption
(4) reduce drug trafficing and other crimes in those territories. Let’s have NO “repeat offenders”.
(5) help their educated classes draft Constitutions that mirror our own, with appropriate checks and balances.

Result: These countries will become new “Americas” that our recent “refugees” will decide they want to go home to.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 8:07:38 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: cotton1706

Reform must begin with a way to insure enforcement. Show us you have the ability to enforce the law.


23 posted on 07/21/2014 8:43:39 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: cotton1706

26 Year Veteran Within Border Patrol (NOW THIS IS SCARY)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZnkSXosZhic


24 posted on 07/21/2014 10:09:27 AM PDT by txgirl4Bush (Impeach obama)
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