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A Less Obvious Reason Why GOP Should Cave on Obamaís Immigration Plan: Itís Conservative
National Journal ^ | 30 January 2013 | Ron Fournier

Posted on 01/30/2013 8:51:39 AM PST by Army Air Corps

For all the talk about President Obama’s liberalism, his immigration agenda is the last thing you might expect: conservative.

His enemies might deny it. His staff might not recognize it. But the argument Obama presented Tuesday for a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants is rooted in economic and social conservatism.

First, in a Las Vegas address that included the words “economy” or “economic” 10 times, Obama argued that immigration fuels corporate innovation. “It keeps our workforce young. It keeps our country on the cutting edge,” he said. “And it’s helped build the greatest economic engine the world has ever known.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; obama; reform
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What next, the Beltway Boys are gonna tell us that Obama is like Curtis LeMay and to the right of Goldwater?
1 posted on 01/30/2013 8:51:48 AM PST by Army Air Corps
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To: Army Air Corps

If that plan is “conservative”, Obama actually was qualified to get into Harvard, too.


2 posted on 01/30/2013 8:55:22 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Army Air Corps

Illegals are government growth hormone and anyone who supports amnesty and calls themselves a conservative is a liar.

30 million illegals is enough to create some 50 new congressional districts (primarily democrat) and all the costs, pork, earmarks, entitlements, and liberal votes associated with them.

This is nothing more than a plan to politically exterminate conservatism in America.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 8:56:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Army Air Corps

What’s going to happen with all these illegals becoming legal? Right now, most are working - but they are working under the table for less than minimum wage. Once they become legal, their employers will have to increase their pay. How attractive will they be to employ? How many will suddenly become unemployed? I can’t wait for all this to happen...


4 posted on 01/30/2013 8:57:08 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Army Air Corps

11 million people with 2nd grade educations are going to fuel corporate innovation? Yeah right...


5 posted on 01/30/2013 9:01:01 AM PST by avacado
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To: Army Air Corps

“His enemies might deny it. His staff might not recognize it. But the argument Obama presented Tuesday for a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants is rooted in economic and social conservatism.”

Rooted in economic and social conservatism? Hmmm. Nah, not feeling it Ron. Therefore, I’m still an enemy and still denying it. In his entire political career, BHO has never done anything remotely economically and social conservatve.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 9:01:17 AM PST by princeofdarkness (The GOP is the present version of 1940 France and it will only get worse.)
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To: Army Air Corps

What a crock!


7 posted on 01/30/2013 9:02:15 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Yeah, right. Like importing millions of people who are barely literate is going to breed technical innovation. If that were the case, mexico would be a technological and innovative powerhouse. Enforcing existing law and setting a high standard for immigration guarantees quality new Americans, not throwing open the floodgates for millions of potential welfare recipients.


8 posted on 01/30/2013 9:04:47 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Ron Fournier is a Communist. His articles are assuredly leftist going back many years.

I don’t trust this article one bit.

Red Herring Alert!


9 posted on 01/30/2013 9:04:59 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Conservative is to secure the border and enforce the law.

Let the chips fall.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 9:05:19 AM PST by marron
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To: Army Air Corps
This seems to be the new line we are being sold by the RINO wing of the party. The difference between now and 2007 is that even conservative stalwarts like Rush Limbaugh and Fox News seem to be pushing this line. It's virtually the same plan that the usual suspects put forward in 2007 (maybe even a little worse). But somehow we are suppose to believe it's “conservative” now and poor old dumb Obama is getting snookered into giving his support. Yeah right, I was born in the dark, but it wasn't last night.
11 posted on 01/30/2013 9:05:29 AM PST by apillar
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To: Army Air Corps

So enabling illegal activity is now “conservative?”


12 posted on 01/30/2013 9:06:14 AM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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Well let’s see...Food prices will have to go up, and landscaping, hotel/motel housekeeping, construction labor, etc.

The unemployment numbers will have a sudden upward jump, as will expenditures for unemployment benefits, food stamps, etc.

So to sum up: Your cost of living will go up, Your competition for jobs will go up. Your national debt and probably your taxes will go up.

Next question: Cui bono? Who stands to gain from legalizing the illegals?


13 posted on 01/30/2013 9:09:09 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: cripplecreek

Best bet on that citizenship trick is Congress grant them CANADIAN citizenship.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 9:09:20 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Army Air Corps

Conservative my Arse. I’ll reluctantly agree to permanent resident status for the illegals already here, but NO PATH TO CITIZENSHIP!


15 posted on 01/30/2013 9:10:29 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Army Air Corps

Conservative my Arse. I’ll reluctantly agree to permanent resident status for the illegals already here, but NO PATH TO CITIZENSHIP!


16 posted on 01/30/2013 9:10:48 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: cripplecreek

17 posted on 01/30/2013 9:14:05 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Army Air Corps

Somebody from National Journal is telling us what’s “conservative.” That’s rich.


18 posted on 01/30/2013 9:15:34 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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So enabling illegal activity is now “conservative?”

Well, one definition of 'conserve' is "to keep things the same" -- in that manner, yes [government] enabling illegal activity is quite conservative.

19 posted on 01/30/2013 9:16:06 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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And when you give them permanent resident status they go off to court with the ACLU & get their voting rights granted.


20 posted on 01/30/2013 9:16:55 AM PST by LongWayHome
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