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The ‘amnesty’ card: GOP launches 2014 border war
politico.com ^ | 8/13/14 | Alexander Burns

Posted on 08/14/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT by cotton1706

So much for that fresh start with Latino voters.

In a dramatic departure from their determination only months ago to win a second look from that rapidly-growing community, national Republicans have embarked on a sustained campaign to make the immigration crisis a central issue in 2014 and exhort voters to punish the White House for failing to lock down the U.S.-Mexico border.

The intensity of their rhetoric has increased as a surge of child migrants has renewed attention to the border and amid anticipation that President Barack Obama will issue a set of executive actions on immigration, including potentially suspending deportations for countless migrants.

Gone are the days of tiptoeing around the real and perceived sensitivities of the Latino community, which holds powerful sway over the Electoral College in presidential elections.

Public and private polling shows border control creeping up the list of concerns among conservative voters and independents, and the GOP is responding accordingly. Republican candidates are lacing into the Obama administration and its congressional allies for supporting “amnesty” and casting them as unable to secure the southern border.

Three major Republican Senate hopefuls – Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Scott Brown of New Hampshire and Terri Lynn Land of Michigan – are airing commercials blasting their Democratic opponents for supporting “amnesty” and attacking “lawlessness” and “chaos” on the border. Other candidates are expected to join them.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; borderwars; elections; illegalsinvasion; nationalinsecurity
Thank God we were able to hold the line against the House leadership's insidious plans to pass Amnesty. Because the political winds have now changed.

This manufactured "crisis" rests squarely around the necks of the democrats and on the moderate republicans who wanted to (and did) go along with them.

We never fell for the "court the latinos" rhetoric, because we don't believe in pandering to groups. We utterly reject collectivism and embrace republican government.

1 posted on 08/14/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
the Latino community, which holds powerful sway over the Electoral College in presidential elections.

In Politico's dreams.

No evidence whatsoever that this is true.

2 posted on 08/14/2014 7:57:06 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: cotton1706

What really, really bothers me is that the Republicans keep trying to pander to the “minority” voters.

The truth is, Republicans do not need the hispanic or the black to win elections!

They need to energize the 100,000,000 million or so US citizens who, though otherwise eligible to vote in 2012, did not vote.

Hey! Republicans!

Here is your sign:

PANDER TO REAL AMERICANS!


3 posted on 08/14/2014 7:58:38 AM PDT by Taxman (I am mad as Hell and I am not going to take it any more!)
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To: skeeter

Right! It’s inside the beltway, whisper in your ear at cocktail parties crap!


4 posted on 08/14/2014 8:00:09 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: skeeter
In Politico's dreams.

No evidence whatsoever that this is true.

The problem is, though, that the RINO establishment believes it.

5 posted on 08/14/2014 8:06:56 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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6 posted on 08/14/2014 8:09:31 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: cotton1706

Politico realizes this is an issue that could badly damage the Dems - who are already on life support. Hence this is nothing but an effort to guiltify Repubs, hoping they don’t all do it.

Scott Brown here in NH is running only immigration/border type ads. He seems to think this is the big issue. We shall see.


7 posted on 08/14/2014 8:15:44 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline for lease)
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To: Taxman
What really, really bothers me is that the Republicans keep trying to pander to the “minority” voters.

I married into a large Hispanic family, conservative on social values, but always voted Democrat. When we would have conversations on current issues, I never strayed from my conservatism, and I was respectful in the way I disagreed with them. It took about 10 years, but they all eventually became registered Republicans.

The moral of the story is stand by your principles unapologetically. The average person is a follower that wants to be led in the right direction.

8 posted on 08/14/2014 8:19:22 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: cotton1706

Cantorized. Poof, gone.


9 posted on 08/14/2014 8:20:38 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cotton1706

This yob seems offended that people are demanding that the constitution be followed and that our borders be secured.... perhaps he should just move to Mexico if he loves the third world that much


10 posted on 08/14/2014 8:30:16 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: skeeter
Here's a theory I present once in awhile on FR: What if the new Hispanic voters are NOT lockstep Dems? I mean, maybe they won't be obedient to either party.

Stick with me. As someone who has seen what happens in a community that is roughly 30% of each "race"--the Hispanics often pick fights with the blacks, and vice versa.

I happen to believe that Hispanics will start their own third party. Maybe the end of the two party system is a by-product of open borders.

Within Hispanics, I have observed that the El Salvadorans don't seem to like anyone else but El Salvadorans. In a mixed Hispanic community, the Mexican gangs sometimes war with the El Salvadorans. The black gangs are just out of luck.

I don't think the GOP will get to call the shots with Hispanics, but then, I'm thinking that the DNC will not find dominating their new pets easy, either.

And I'm going to laugh and laugh at white liberal elitists. Look at what is happening in Chicago with the mayor's race. The thugs don't need a white liberal anymore to tell them what to do and to distribute all the crooked booty...

11 posted on 08/14/2014 8:30:25 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Great, so we’ll be even further Balkanized, what could possibly go wrong?


12 posted on 08/14/2014 8:31:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
I'm not saying it's a desirable outcome. I'm just looking at the cultures of Central America and trying to picture them taking marching orders from Nancy Pelosi and Reid and Rahm Immanuel and Hillary.

I'm not picturing it. The Democrats have been able to brainwash blacks since the fifties, back when life was a lot tougher for law-abiding black families who went to church and loved each other. The Dems destroyed the families, their faith, their futures through propaganda and hate mongering. And they have a terrible control over the minds of most black people who could live decent, good lives if they'd never listened to Democrats. Maybe "balkanization" could actually help conservatives. We could beat out a divided DNC, and forget for good about the GOP.

13 posted on 08/14/2014 8:42:27 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Balkanization is NEVER God. Especially with the GOP having to do endless pandering to these groups just to get elected.


14 posted on 08/14/2014 8:44:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Balkanization is NEVER God.

Whoops, that's Balkanization is NEVER Good.

15 posted on 08/14/2014 8:44:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cotton1706

Those idiots. Most hispanics want illegal immigration stopped. This is a no brainer except for people without a brain, i.e. Democrats.


16 posted on 08/14/2014 8:50:54 AM PDT by Minsc
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To: dfwgator
Instead of conservatives becoming the third party, how about becoming the fourth party?

Anyway, just a theory. I don't think all this border-destroying is going to work out the way they hope.

17 posted on 08/14/2014 8:55:47 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
I hadn't considered the third party possibility. Its possible I guess - there are some rumblings in the black community against the democrat party lately, we'll see if that amounts to anything.

But first hispanics will have to decide to get more politically involved than they currently are. So far the majority of voting ones seem content to believe what the left tells them & vote accordingly.

18 posted on 08/14/2014 10:03:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Mamzelle
I don't think the GOP will get to call the shots with Hispanics, but then, I'm thinking that the DNC will not find dominating their new pets easy, either.

I've often had similar thoughts. If Hispanics reach 1/4 to 1/3 of the US population, I doubt they'll just be here to do as the old leftist Democrats of the US wish them to do. Not sure what direction they might go in, or if it'll be a good thing, but I do expect them to become much more independent if their numbers reach certain levels.

Imagine dozens of Luis Gutierrezes Cecilia Munozes.

19 posted on 08/14/2014 11:34:29 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Minsc
24 seconds of wisdom.

Bob Hope, You mean like Democrats?

20 posted on 08/14/2014 11:40:39 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: skeeter; All
Mexicans are 10% of the national electorate.

1/4+ of those voted GOP.

Of the remaining (about 7% of the overall electorate), most are in BLUE Calif., RED TX and RED AZ.

The Electoral College would not be altered if ALL Hispanics voted Democrat for at least another decade.

After that, we're likely screwed unless we restrict voting or eliminate it all together. OR, convince all White folks to vote as a bloc.

In all SW states, over 1/2 of the kids in school are "Hispanic"...or, in other words the children of illegals.

21 posted on 08/14/2014 12:07:02 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Night Hides Not

I am curious: why did a conservative family take so long to start voting conservative?

Well done, BTW. On the face of it, Hispanics SHOULD vote against Democrats. I’m glad your family does.


22 posted on 08/14/2014 6:35:07 PM PDT by Taxman (I am mad as Hell and I am not going to take it any more!)
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To: skeeter

Why is it nobody ever publicly challenges these jerks who try to claim that the hispanic population wants amnesty for illegals? Surely, people who played by the rules and came here legally are not in favor of amnesty for the gate jumpers.


23 posted on 09/03/2014 1:27:08 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Taxman

The truth is, Republicans do not need the hispanic or the black to win elections!

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Right now, with the finely tuned Rat voter fraud machine, what they need is the kind of turnout that you describe in order to overwhelm all of the fraudulent votes.


24 posted on 09/03/2014 1:29:05 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Bigg Red

Nobody will challenge them because on this issue the principles are all on the same team.


25 posted on 09/03/2014 1:30:12 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nifster

perhaps he should just move to Mexico if he loves the third world that much

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No need; the Third World is coming to us.


26 posted on 09/03/2014 1:30:41 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Bigg Red

Thanks, Bigg Red! That is precisely my point.

Last time I checked, we outnumbered them.

All we have to do is turn out the Conservative voters who sat out 2012, and we win!

I have seen several articles suggesting that the important thing for conservatives to do is GET OUT AND VOTE!

AGAINST LIEberals!

My concern is that millions of conservatives will sit out the 2014 election because their non-LIEberal candidate is not conservative enough.

Well, you know where that got us in 2008 and 2012 — FRicking Ophonybama!

And all of his evil entourage and their baggage!

McCain and Romney were not my first choices, but I believe I can safely say that had either of them won the Presidency, the USA and the world would not be nearly as chaotic and uncertain, and there would be a whole lot more people alive today, worldwide!

I am hopeful that We the People have learned our lesson; that We will get out and vote against Ophonybama, Dingy Harry and the evil LIEberals.

Those evil LIEberals are ruining my life, your life, and the life of virtually everyone in the world!

Except, of course, themselves and their cronies!

This is a message we HAVE TO ENSURE GETS OUT TO ALL CONSERVATIVES!


27 posted on 09/03/2014 2:16:49 PM PDT by Taxman (I am mad as Hell and I am not going to take it any more!)
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To: Bigg Red

all too true and in some states it is already here


28 posted on 09/03/2014 7:51:07 PM PDT by Nifster
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