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Rep. Bentivolio Strikes Out (US Chamber Vanity)
US Chamber of Commerce ^ | Sean Hackbarth

Posted on 07/23/2014 10:55:57 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

Desperate candidates who are way behind in the polls take big swings hoping to hit political home runs.

Take Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, trying to hold onto his Congressional seat in Michigan’s 11th District. Being down 22 points against David Trott, he desperately needs to rally his troops by the August 5th primary. So his campaign e-mailed a fundraising pitch pushing the myth that the U.S. Chamber supports amnesty.

Rep. Bentivolio whiffed big time. The U.S. Chamber doesn’t support amnesty and never has.

Here is what the U.S. Chamber’ immigration reform priorities are:

Strengthening border security. Improving E-Verify system and employment verification. Ensuring the availability of workers of all skill levels—high-skilled, lesser-skilled, and agricultural workers--when employers experience labor shortages. Providing a means for undocumented workers to earn lawful status by getting a background check and paying any fines and back taxes owed.

Amnesty isn’t on this list.

(Excerpt) Read more at uschamber.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: abraham; amnesty; bentivolio; fairtaskforce; foreclosure; kerry; king; spencer
Kerry Bentivolio was on Ingraham's radio show: "I am a veteran of 2 wars: Vietnam and Iraq. School teacher. Rated number 1 in transparency. Worked on IRS, Benghazi and EPA scandals."

On Trott:" My opponent made a career working for bailed out Wall Street Banks, foreclosing on families who fell on hard times. By his own admission he foreclosed on 80,000 families in 1 year. While I was protecting American homes, he was foreclosing on them."

1 posted on 07/23/2014 10:55:57 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

So what exactly is this supposed myth they’re talking about?


2 posted on 07/23/2014 10:58:58 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Here is what the U.S. Chamber’ immigration reform priorities are:

Strengthening border security. Improving E-Verify system and employment verification. Ensuring the availability of workers of all skill levels—high-skilled, lesser-skilled, and agricultural workers--when employers experience labor shortages. Providing a means for undocumented workers to earn lawful status by getting a background check and paying any fines and back taxes owed.

Amnesty isn’t on this list.

What's this then?

Providing a means for undocumented workers to earn lawful status by getting a background check and paying any fines and back taxes owed.

3 posted on 07/23/2014 11:02:32 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

No kidding.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 11:06:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The US Chamber of Commerce desperately needs a quick and final death. Member businesses need to be confronted until they drop out. The Chamber thinks it has some business in manipulating the GOP and the government for its purposes and the response is that conservatives resist the Chamber.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 11:16:14 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; Vince Ferrer; Impy; BillyBoy

Sean Hackbarf’s press release from Planned Parenthood:

Our opponents are wrong when they call us babykillers or are pro-infanticide. What we support is the safe and legal dilation and extraction along with disposal of the unwanted fetal matter.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 11:16:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BlackElk

You’ll appreciate post #6.


7 posted on 07/23/2014 11:16:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
I don't get these guys. They say the immigration system is broken, what's wrong with it? We have laws enforce them. So if the republicans agree to “fix” the system is that going to stop the illegals from coming? NO, we will do this again in 25 yrs. the other thing they keep talking about is how this is going to boost our economy and these “immigrants” are our future. These illegals are poor and uneducated, the only future they have for us is to be on the permanent welfare roles....
8 posted on 07/23/2014 11:26:28 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

Bentivolio is gonna get crushed, not because he’s a conservative but because he’s an unskilled politician who was elected in a fluke in the first place. I don’t think anything is wrong with Trott, I don’t care if the evilllllll chamber of commence supports him or not, I will not automatically oppose every candidate any group endorses unless that group is the DNC or Nambla.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 11:59:04 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy

You’ll note some of our MI FRiends are for both Bentivolio and Amash as a team. I abhor the latter and wish he was crushed, but I have endorsed Bentivolio. I don’t think he’s a bad sort. This shameful press release, however, has proven Bentivolio’s point. They do support amnesty.


10 posted on 07/24/2014 12:08:27 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Ditto. They are lying through their teeth. I would like to see some the high profile members to take a hit for this.

Coca-Cola,among others, was front and center on this(the letter to the Republican leadership).


11 posted on 07/24/2014 12:12:11 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Impy
Neither should one oppose Bentivolio simply because he isn't a skilled politician. I'm not thrilled that he doesn't have a high profile, but he has been on the right side of many important issues, including removing Eric Holder, criticizing NSA excesses, reducing funding to government agencies, opposing amnesty, supporting small businesses, and even wishing to impeach el presidente. On the other hand, Trott is remarkably well-funded but his campaign appears to be based essentially on "making Washington work." At this point, that sounds dangerous to me!
12 posted on 07/24/2014 12:14:56 AM PDT by Hetuck ("We will Barry you" - Nikita Khrushchev)
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To: Hetuck; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

He doesn’t know how to raise money, in his competitive district that means he’ll lose sooner or later, if not in the primary then to a democrat, not this year probably but, in 2016? Bad politicians tend not to last, look at Jean Schmitt in Ohio, she had much closer races with democrats than she should have and finally lost the primary in 2012.

He lost the special election for the last 2 months of McCotter’s term to a nobody rat, after having won the GOP primary only because no one else was on the ballot. He only won the general election for the full term because the newly redrawn seat was slightly more Republican and the democrat (a different one than in the special) was a Pakistani.

He’s no Amash, I’ll give you that, his record is fine, he doesn’t appear to be the giant Paultard Amash clone I feared he’d be.

But I don’t want to give a seat away to democrats out of some need to defend a fluke winner because he’s a good guy. We need good guys who know what they’re doing, especially in non safe seats.

I respectfully agree to disagree with you guys on this. I prioritize crushing the marxist swine, too much you may think.


13 posted on 07/24/2014 12:37:44 AM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
pushing the myth that the U.S. Chamber supports amnesty.
Rep. Bentivolio whiffed big time. The U.S. Chamber doesn’t support amnesty and never has.


Yeah, okay...whatever...

14 posted on 07/24/2014 1:43:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Impy

It looks like the Democrat bigots voted for the Libertarian instead of the Pakistani.

That Libertarian vote will be bigger again if establishment hack Trott wins.

If Kerry is such a weak candidate find someone other than a foreclosure king to primary him in 2016.

Isn’t the Democrat this time called Anil Kumar? Will the low info voters suddenly switch because he not as exotic as a muslim?

Kerry got 30,000 more votes in the general where it mattered. Pretty much all the extra turnout in the general.

http://ballotpedia.org/Michigan%27s_11th_Congressional_District_elections,_2012

Democratic Syed Taj 44.4% 158,879
Republican
Kerry Bentivolio 50.8% 181,788
Libertarian John Tatar 2.7% 9,637
Green Steven Paul Duke 1.3% 4,569
NLP Daniel Johnson 0.9% 3,251
Write-in James Van Gilder 0% 14
Write-in Ralph Sherman 0% 1
Total Votes 358,139

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan%27s_11th_congressional_district_special_election,_2012

Michigan’s 11th congressional district special election, 2012[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Curson 159,258 48.39%
Republican Kerry Bentivolio 151,736 46.10%
Libertarian John Tatar 11,606 3.53%
U.S. Taxpayers Marc Sosnowski 6,529 1.98%
Totals 329,137 100.00%


15 posted on 07/24/2014 1:50:39 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Kerry went from 150,000 to 180,000.
The Special Election had 330,000 voters and general had 360,000 voters. All of it went to Kerry. The Pakistani only got 500 less than the white Democrat.

Low info voters or voters who didn’t care about a month of a Rat.


16 posted on 07/24/2014 1:53:25 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

They support amnesty and cheap immigrant labor be it legal or illegal. The Chamber of Commerce knows the word Amnesty is political poison so they will deny that what they want is an amnesty

But making 12-30 million illegal aliens into legal residents is an Amnesty and is in the Chamber of Commerce’s immigration programs/solutions to a “broken immigration system” which is pure buzzword same as “path to citizenship”.

REPUBLICANS want cheap imported labor
Democrats want to import a permanent Democrat majority


17 posted on 07/24/2014 2:00:32 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: martinidon

“I don’t get these guys. They say the immigration system is broken, what’s wrong with it? “

What’s wrong with it is that if its current laws were actually enforced, the Chamber of Communists ( and their RINO supporters) and the Government would not get enough slave labor and RAT votes to suit them. There isn’t anything wrong with our immigration laws except that the Beaners wouldn’t get their worthless families into our country and get them “established” on our welfare system w/o every paying anything into it. That’s all!


18 posted on 07/24/2014 2:03:45 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: dennisw

The immigration problem really boils down to this, said Bentivolio: “Democrats want the votes, and the Republicans want the cheap labor.”

http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/congressman-exposes-truth-behind-illegal-kids/#szxdi4oihRO5o8B3.99

The congressman laments, “Democrats today no longer, ‘ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.’ Democrats today are all ‘me, me, me, and gimmee, gimmee, gimmee.’”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3166566/posts#7
Kerry to a dreamer (25 years old):
“So you’re an illegal! Your parents broke the law!” Our attempt at dialogue went downhill from there.”


19 posted on 07/24/2014 2:05:15 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Vince Ferrer

They don’t list “destroying Conservatives”.


20 posted on 07/24/2014 2:37:53 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Your friendly chamber of commerce know what's best for you.....or else.

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Michigan legislative action thread
21 posted on 07/24/2014 3:10:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: vette6387
Bentivolio just returned from Central America.

Congressman Exposes Truth Behind Illegal Kids
22 posted on 07/24/2014 3:13:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
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23 posted on 07/24/2014 3:22:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

The DCCC and the AFL-CIO are backing backing Anil Kumar primary opponent, Bobby McKenzie, a former State Department official.

What’s wrong with foreclosures? That’s what happens to someone when they don’t pay what they owe.


24 posted on 07/24/2014 4:01:57 AM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

BTW I like coal. in PA and elsewhere! My grandparents had a general store in the PA coalfields


25 posted on 07/24/2014 5:40:11 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

This lie was written by a guy with the incredibly runyonesque name of HACKbarth how perfect for a paid liar!
This shows how desperate they are to get the stink of amnesty off their coats. It won’t work. Perdue proved that on Tuesday.


26 posted on 07/24/2014 7:04:15 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Curson’s win was in the old district before redistricting. He didn’t win because Taj was a Muslim. He won because his district had Redford, Westland, and Belleville, and Taj’s district did not have those areas. That is hard core UAW with a rapidly increasing black population in Redford.


27 posted on 07/24/2014 8:24:59 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

First they say this, “The U.S. Chamber doesn’t support amnesty and never has.”

Then they say that they support, “Providing a means for undocumented workers to earn lawful status by getting a background check and paying any fines and back taxes owed.”

In other words, they think that Conservatives are a gullible lot that can be lied to freely. These crony capitalists can bite me!


28 posted on 07/24/2014 8:44:49 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Impy

I agree. I just don’t think you replace a good guy with that job in the name of being a safer bet.


29 posted on 07/24/2014 3:41:20 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: fieldmarshaldj
You’ll note some of our MI FRiends are for both Bentivolio and Amash as a team.

And just who would they be? Ping them to this thread...........

30 posted on 07/24/2014 3:50:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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