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Republican hard-liners could scuttle immigration reform
latimes.com ^ | 8/19/13 | David Horsey

Posted on 08/19/2013 9:16:17 AM PDT by cotton1706

Edited on 08/19/2013 9:49:28 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Just as the Affordable Care Act was the signature piece of legislation of President Obama’s first term, the top achievement of term two is supposed to be immigration reform. And, for a while, with Republicans freaked out by the ground they have lost among Latino voters, such legislation looked unstoppable. But now, not so much.


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


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; immigration

1 posted on 08/19/2013 9:16:17 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Keep contacting the House Republicans using their local offices. now is the time when we can stop the horrible amnesty bill while they home and not in DC. we have this opportunity now. when they get back to DC much harder to stop.

Only chance to stop the Amnesty bill is for the House not to consider any immigration related bill at all.

Michelle Bachman explained it. ANY House bill no matter if it promises all the border security in the world will be a trojan horse.NO bill at all must come out of the House because it will be merged with the Senate Amnesty and trojan horse bill. Call congress.

Tell them to stop all Amnesty or immigration bills.they are all trojan horse bills. some will promise border security that will never be enforced anyway.

Bachmann explained it . The House will write a border security bill only . then in conference the senate will add the virus and then bring it back to the house. then the conservatives won’t vote for it but democrats will all vote for it so then they only need 10% of republicans to pass Amnesty and the virus that will destroy America. so any bill at all will be added the virus . so best thing is for Boner to not let any immigration bill at all come out of the House. that is the only hope . call boner and the members of the House.

Tom Tancredo echos what Michelle Bachmann said.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3036438/posts

call congress . no bill at all from the House

and of course boner must not bring the Senate bill for the House to vote on. no senate bill, no border security bill from the House .nothing


2 posted on 08/19/2013 9:21:25 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: cotton1706
This is despite plenty of evidence that one big reason so many undocumented people have taken up residence in the United States is because crossing the border with Mexico has become so difficult and perilous.

This claim makes no sense whatsoever.

3 posted on 08/19/2013 9:22:35 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: cotton1706
Republican hard-liners could scuttle immigration reform

If we're lucky.

4 posted on 08/19/2013 9:26:13 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: cotton1706
Republican hard-liners could scuttle immigration reform

If we're lucky.

5 posted on 08/19/2013 9:26:17 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: cotton1706

Republicans are “hardliners” who “scuttle” “reform”

Don’t you just love the way the press uses such negative language against Republicans and positive language for Democrats in editorializing — I mean reporting — on a story?


6 posted on 08/19/2013 9:26:36 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AuntB; Arthur Wildfire! March; Tennessee Nana; artichokegrower; ArrogantBustard; sickoflibs; ...

ping


7 posted on 08/19/2013 9:31:45 AM PDT by Liz
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To: cotton1706

Wasn’t Organizing for America supposed to be having a massive show of force in August on everything from immigration to green energy to Obamacare?


8 posted on 08/19/2013 9:32:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: All
8/16/13 Obama Presidency A Lengthening Legacy Of Lawlessness
Investors.com ^ | August 16, 2013 | Editorial / FR Posted by jazusamo

Obama's approval numbers are now hitting record lows, yet his critics are often written off as simple- minded "Obama haters." It doesn't wash. The problem is a pattern of presidential lawlessness.

Last time we checked, the Constitution requires the president to "faithfully execute the law." That's no editorial opinion, but Article 2, Section 3, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution, which states that "(The President) shall take care that the Laws be faithfully executed."

Our founders conceived and established in that document three co-equal branches of government to preserve our individual liberty and restrain the unlimited power of government. But this president and his administration have routinely ignored the divisions of power between the presidency, the Congress and its legislation, and the Supreme Court and its rulings. Constitutionally, the president has the authority to check the legislative branch by recommending legislation to be passed by Congress or through the presidential veto.

But he cannot legislate through executive fiat and he can't pick and choose which parts of the law he will comply with or decline. Nor can he defy judicial rulings from the highest court in the land. But that's what he's done. In just the latest example, President Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder has directed federal prosecutors to conceal the amount of drugs seized during an arrest to circumvent mandatory minimum sentences set by Congress in 1986.

Whether one agrees with that law or not, its legal authority lies within the constitutional powers of Congress, not the executive branch. And that's the issue. It's part of a growing litany of presidential lawlessness:

• Aug. 14, 2013: The Obama administration delayed the provision in ObamaCare to cap out-of-pocket health care costs, picking and choosing parts of the law to enforce, which is to exceed its authority. (Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...

9 posted on 08/19/2013 9:33:50 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Timber Rattler

Why is this always the fault of the hard-liners? Hard liners have backbone. Backbone is good. Without the backbones of the Founders, we wouldn’t have a country at all.


10 posted on 08/19/2013 9:34:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: cotton1706

Dear fellow hard-liners: pour it on!


11 posted on 08/19/2013 9:34:30 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: AtlasStalled

That, and the “freaked out” comment.

This is standard reporting today.


12 posted on 08/19/2013 9:37:05 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: cotton1706

Republican hard-liners could scuttle immigration reform

That is Americans to you asshat...


13 posted on 08/19/2013 9:42:11 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: rlmorel

The reporters have no shame


14 posted on 08/19/2013 9:45:20 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: cotton1706

Glad to see someone is growing some testicles. If they grew more maybe they would expell McCain and Aunt lindsey from the GOP caucus.


15 posted on 08/19/2013 9:49:18 AM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: cotton1706

I refuse to take anything written by someone called David Horsey seriously!


16 posted on 08/19/2013 10:02:28 AM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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To: cotton1706

REPUBLICAN HARDLINERS=REGULAR PATRIOTIC AMERICANS THAT PUT AMERICA ABOVE PARTY POLITICS!


17 posted on 08/19/2013 10:16:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: cotton1706; Liz
The author of this Slimes piece, David Horsey, has a really humorous writing style.../s

The so-called "hardliners" he's talking about is the RNC with the ridiculous resolution they passed, last week, calling for immigration reform...but, with border enforcement first...where've we heard that before??

Then, he manages to get this nice slap in at the very end of his hit piece...

Since the rise of tea party politicians in 2010 and the election of many of their kind to Congress, the inflexible and sometimes irrational opposition of these right-wing absolutists has stymied sensible bipartisan legislation that could help fix a broad array of problems, from creating jobs to building roads and bridges. Thanks to them, immigration reform may be the next good idea that goes nowhere.

(Emphasis, mine.)

I needed a BARF alert for all of that leftist drivel.

Project much, Davy??

18 posted on 08/19/2013 10:18:43 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: cotton1706

TWO WORDS: BLUE SLIP


19 posted on 08/19/2013 10:34:39 AM PDT by struggle
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To: struggle

“TWO WORDS: BLUE SLIP”

Yeah, the senate is just desperate for the House to act first. And Boehner and company are just stupid enough to make that happen. However, if the Senate doesn’t send the bill to the House, then a discharge petition cannot be filed.

So the game is probably a tricky game of timing. Reid will release the bill to the House at just the right moment if the House fails to pass their own bill. I’m sure they have a little playbook with every possible outcome and then an associating action, like a chess game. They’re very insidious.


20 posted on 08/19/2013 10:44:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Jane Long

Nice insight.


21 posted on 08/19/2013 10:45:44 AM PDT by Liz
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To: cotton1706
I’m sure they have a little playbook with every possible outcome and then an associating action, like a chess game. They’re very insidious.

Sad, but true. What a sickening milestone our nation has reached :(

22 posted on 08/19/2013 11:01:02 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Timber Rattler

“This is despite plenty of evidence that one big reason so many undocumented people have taken up residence in the United States is because crossing the border with Mexico has become so difficult and perilous.

This claim makes no sense whatsoever. “

That’s because they are grasping at straws.


23 posted on 08/19/2013 11:06:03 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Timber Rattler

So trespassing laws are to blame for trespassers...?


24 posted on 08/19/2013 11:13:38 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: AtlasStalled
The hardliners are just using their freedom to choose to abort the amnesty legislation.

Note that this preserves Bammy's actual status as alien.

25 posted on 08/19/2013 11:35:16 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jane Long; Liz

I am for Politician Reform.

Force them to enforce the laws they pass!


26 posted on 08/19/2013 12:34:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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Rand Paul’s immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2998395/posts

...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let’s start that conversation by acknowledging we aren’t going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.

[but he’s not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]


27 posted on 08/25/2013 11:18:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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