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W.Va. Dem on Obama immigration policy: ‘Wrong as he can be’
Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff

Posted on 06/19/2012 8:19:58 AM PDT by Kaslin

Rep. Nick Rahall (D., W.Va.) criticized sharply President Obama’s immigration policy in a Monday statement, saying the president is “as wrong as he can be” on the issue:

“We are a nation of immigrants. But I believe that the president is wrong on this issue — as wrong as he can be,” said Rahall. “For every immigrant who came to this country legally, abiding by the process and respecting the law, this action is a slap in the face. For the American workers, who will be forced to compete for American jobs against immigrant aliens, this action is a slap in the face.”

“The Constitution requires the president to enforce the law. It authorizes the president to recommend changes to the law. It does not — does not — permit the president to selectively choose which laws to enforce,” said Rahall. “More important than party, and more important than presidential politics, must be the upholding of the constitution and seeing to it that the laws are faithfully executed. This action may make for good politics in some quarters of our Nation, but it sets a terrible and dangerous precedent.”

Rahall is one of three prominent West Virginia Democrats—Rahall, Sen. Joe Manchin, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin—who will not attend the Democratic National Convention, Politico reported Monday.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegalimmigration

1 posted on 06/19/2012 8:20:05 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The President takes an oath to UPHOLD the laws. He is defying our laws.

He should be impeached.


2 posted on 06/19/2012 8:24:20 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Kaslin

BRAVO, Mr. Rahall, BRAVO! Now where in hell are all the gutless, nutless GOP ‘leaders’ on this issue. I haven’t seen/heard NEARLY enough outrage over this treasonous act. They should be scheduling impeachment hearings as we speak (type).


3 posted on 06/19/2012 8:27:48 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Kaslin

I can’t figure out why these guys in WV remain in the Dem. Party. Obama has done everything he can to ruin their states’ economy.


4 posted on 06/19/2012 8:30:02 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Kaslin

“For every immigrant who came to this country legally, abiding by the process and respecting the law...”

He forgot to mention, ‘every Immigrant who came here eager to assimilate and proud to be an American citizen!


5 posted on 06/19/2012 8:35:40 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Reagan69

He sure should be


6 posted on 06/19/2012 8:39:15 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
You said

"I can’t figure out why these guys in WV remain in the Dem. Party. Obama has done everything he can to ruin their states’ economy."

May I modify a bit?

I can’t figure out why American Jews these guys in WV remain in the Dem. Party. Obama has done everything he can to ruin their lives states’ economy.

Or,

Blacks
Women
Coal Miners
Oil workers
farmers

Even Journalists - Obama has caused your credibility to crash to below zero.

7 posted on 06/19/2012 8:44:53 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Kaslin

They’ll still vote for whatever 0 wants them to vote for. This is a smoke scree to get reelected. Otherwise they would switch parties.


8 posted on 06/19/2012 8:59:21 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: ABQHispConservative
"This is a smoke scree[n] to get reelected. You beat me to it. Nice reelection speech. When will people stop listening [to what they say] and start looking [at what they do].

A man will sometimes believe what you say, but will always believe what you do.

That used to be one of my favorite saying. I'm chucking it into the "pithy, but outdated" heap.

9 posted on 06/19/2012 4:47:43 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Kaslin

Pelosi’s boy Nick Rahall (D., W.Va.) pokes his head out from under her petticoats and speaks.

Must be an election coming up...


10 posted on 06/19/2012 4:59:37 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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