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  • Kevin McCarthy (Early Favorite To Replace Boehner) Has D-Minus Immigration Rating At Numbers USA

    09/25/2015 12:25:58 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 25 September 2015
    Numbers USA, a Conservative website that favors lower immigration levels, grades all USA congress persons from A-plus to F-minus on their immigration voting record. For 2015, Kevin McCarthy received an overall grade of D-minus.
  • Surprise Surprise, Kevin McCarthy Backs Amnesty (2014)

    09/25/2015 11:50:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/22/14 | Daniel Horowitz
    We have a president who has tied the hands of our border agents, granted administrative amnesty, encouraged a new flow of illegal immigration, and is now demanding comprehensive amnesty, citizenship, and benefits for all illegal immigrants. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the third-ranking Republican in the House, is responding to the President with overwhelming force. Watch out, Obama: The third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), said he backs granting legal status, but not a new pathway to citizenship, to millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. McCarthy stated his personal view on the contentious issue in an interview with KBAK/KBFX...
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy: 'Immigration Reform Is Going to Happen (2013)

    09/25/2015 11:45:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    CNS ^ | 11/25/13 | Susan Jones |
    Is immigration reform dead? "No, immigration reform is going to happen," Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the House Republican whip, told CBS's Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation."
  • House Majority Whip: Legalize undocumented immigrants (Kevin McCarthy in 2014)

    09/25/2015 11:37:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Baskersfield Now ^ | 1/22/14 | Jose Gaspar,
    Republican leaders, including House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, of Bakersfield, are calling for the first time to give legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The GOP leadership is in the process of drafting principles on immigration reform and will soon release a document that outlines the party's position on the politically sensitive and volatile issue. In a Tuesday evening interview with Eyewitness News, McCarthy said he is in favor of granting legal status to those undocumented immigrants who qualify. "The principles aren't written yet, but in my personal belief, I think it'll go with...
  • McCarthy backs path to legal status (2014)

    09/25/2015 11:29:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/22/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The third-ranking House Republican is offering support for a path to legal status that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants in the country to work and pay their taxes. In a new interview published late Tuesday, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) hinted that those contours of legal status may be included in the immigration principles that House GOP leaders are poised to soon release. “The principles aren’t combined or written out yet, but in my personal belief, I think you’ll go with legal status,” McCarthy told KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News in Bakersfield, Calif. “That it will allow you to work...
  • Scott Walker Has Fallen Off The Map–Governor & Former Front-runner Registered 2% in Two Recent Polls

    09/16/2015 12:12:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Liberty Standard ^ | September 15, 2015
    Presidential candidate Scott Walker was at one point considered a favorite for the GOP nomination. Earlier this year, he was polling first in the race, even outperforming Jeb Bush for a brief period of time. However, in two new polls, one from ABC News/Washington Post and the other from CBS News/NYT, Governor Walker was only able to receive 2% support nationally. Here is the Real Clear Politics graph of the 2016 Republican Primary for the past year: Governor Walker’s orange line has been consistently on the decline for months now, but this 2% support is a new low for the...
  • Ben Carson: Give Illegals Six Months to Register as Guest Workers (and Citizenship later...)

    09/15/2015 7:16:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/14/15 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that his immigration plan would include giving illegal immigrants six months to register as guest workers. “Those who are here, you know, we have to recognize that we can't just round them up, but we can give them an opportunity to register. I would give them a six-month period, and if they register and they have a pristine record, they haven't been causing problems, I would give them an opportunity to become guest workers, not citizens, not voting people, not people who get goodies,” said Carson. “And I...
  • Perry exits: A sad sign of our politics

    09/14/2015 7:41:36 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sep 13 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry exited the presidential race on Friday in the same manner in which he conducted his second presidential race, with maturity, largeness of spirit and devotion to conservative policies that improve the lives of all Americans.
  • Ben Carson’s Immigration Plan (Amnesty, then Citizenship for Illegals)

    09/14/2015 7:33:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/13/15 | IAN TUTTLE Read more at:
    Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson criticized Donald Trump’s proposal to deport America’s illegal immigrant population, then proposed an alternative of his own. Of Trump’s plan, said Carson, “The logistics of it are difficult. As I’ve said, I’m all ears. If somebody can tell me exactly how you can do that, I would certainly be interested in hearing it. But the fact of the matter is, our problem is that our federal government is not supporting the local authorities at the border. . . . Until we seal our borders,” he added, “everything else is...
  • Ben Carson on Donald Trump, Abortion, Football (and his citizenship plan for illegals!)

    09/14/2015 4:55:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/14/15 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    -snip- WSJ: You’ve said as president you would create a path to citizenship for some of the undocumented immigrants in the United States. What would a Ben Carson path to citizenship look like? Mr. Carson: I think that’s a discussion that has to be had with Congress, which represents the people. WSJ: So do you have a sense in your mind what that criteria ought to be? Mr. Carson: You have to remember this is a country that is of, for and by the people. So if we’re going to allow people who have come in here illegally to become...
  • Carson: I'd Seal Border 'Within the First Year' [Supports Guest-worker program]

    09/14/2015 3:54:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/14/15 | Bradford Thomas
    In version of an immigration policy he's discussed in the past, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on "Face the Nation" this weekend that in "the Carson administration" the southern border would be sealed "within the first year." However, Carson made clear that he did not believe it was practical to just "round [illegal immigrants] up." Instead, his administration would offer guest worker visas to those with "pristine" records. Carson began by blasting the "disgusting" failure of the federal government to support local authorities in protecting the border. "[O]ur problem is that our federal government is not supporting the local...
  • Ben Carson Sketches Plan For Dealing With Illegal Immigrants (Amnesty, then Citizenship)

    09/14/2015 4:25:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9/13/15 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    During an appearance of Face the Nation, Dr. Ben Carson took a stab today at outlining how he would deal with the issue of illegal immigration. After criticizing Donald Trump’s concept of deporting every illegal immigrant (and then readmitting “the good ones”), Carson said this: [L]et’s say we get [the borders] sealed, because certainly in a Carson administration that would be done within the first year. You also turn off the spigot that dispenses the goodies, so that people don’t have any incentive to come here. Then those who are here, we have to recognize that we can’t just round...
  • Ben Carson calls for guest-worker status for immigrants

    09/13/2015 9:51:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    AP Fresno Business Journal ^ | 8/8/15 | JANIE HAR
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson jabbed Tuesday at front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to deport everyone who is in the country illegally, calling the plan impractical. "People who say that have no idea what that would entail" legally and otherwise, Carson said, adding: "Where you going to send them?" The retired neurosurgeon spoke before The Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday in a 75-minute event in which he took questions from the audience on topics ranging from abortion to immigration, taxation to race relations. Carson's longshot candidacy is buoyed by humor and a self-deprecating demeanor that some would-be voters say they...
  • Ben Carson supports citizenship for illegal aliens

    09/13/2015 9:26:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/5/15 | Ed Straker
    Ben Carson supports citizenship for illegal aliens. He didn't call for this in 2004, or 2008 or 2012 or late last year. He called for it just this past June. On Wednesday, Dr. Ben Carson said America’s borders must be sealed to protect against terrorism and told a prominent group of Latino elected officials that he also supports giving illegal immigrants a path to legalization and eventual citizenship. Regarding the country’s illegal immigrants, Carson said, “many of them have never known any other country … so where are you going to send them?” That's rather odd. I thought immigration was...
  • Jeb Bush: I Wouldn’t Immediately Repeal Obama’s Immigration Action

    05/11/2015 8:30:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 11 May 2015 10:22 PM | Greg Richter
    Jeb Bush told Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly that he would not attempt to immediately reverse President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration should he succeed him in the Oval Office. The former Florida governor said he would instead wait for Congress to pass a law to make changes in immigration policy. That sets Bush apart from many of his Republican counterparts who have said they would take immediate action. Obama in November issued an executive action to prevent millions of illegal immigrants from being deported. Bush suggested that GOP voters “can be persuaded” to his way of thinking on...
  • Bush, speaking some Spanish, implores conservatives to be proud of US as an 'immigrant nation'

    04/28/2015 3:51:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 4/28/15 | Associated Press
    Jeb Bush confronted one of the Republican Party's touchiest debates head-on Tuesday, telling Puerto Ricans that conservatives should be proud that America is "an immigrant nation" and value the contribution immigrants make to the country. The former Florida governor and 2016 GOP presidential prospect delivered a speech on economic opportunities peppered with Spanish, and his audience responded with hearty applause. He's fluent in the language, and often uses it in Florida, but it's rarely heard in Republican presidential campaign politics. Immigration is a delicate subject for Bush in the primacy race, with several potential rivals favoring a harder line on...
  • Dallas County judge talks Ebola (Clay Jenkins Democrat Ebola Pimp)

    10/15/2014 9:31:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    KGNS ^ | 10/15/14 | NBC
    A second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Dallas. One of the men coordinating the response to the virus talks about the possibility of more cases in the health care community. "My job is the next 15 minutes", said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. "So I've kind of torn off the rear view mirror. Honestly, my job in this was everything but hospital care. Until Nina got sick. And now I've been looking at the hospital too. But I'm not a doctor. I'm not a hospital administrator. I was tasked with stopping this Ebola virus. And we thought...
  • Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ high profile attracts praise, scorn (Democrat Ebola Pimp)

    10/12/2014 8:25:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/10/14 | MATTHEW WATKINS
    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has presided for four years over a government with a budget of nearly $1 billion. He has met with President Barack Obama, and he has ordered airplanes to spray insecticide to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes. But after last week, his highest-profile action in office might be an evening drive. Jenkins made international news last Friday when he loaded the family of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan into a Ford Explorer and drove them to an isolated location where they could wait and see whether they had contracted the virus. He wore no protective gear during the...
  • Reports: Former Gov. George Pataki considering presidential run

    Former New York Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide says talk of a campaign is premature. The New York Post reported Tuesday that Pataki is privately weighing whether to enter the wide-open Republican field. The paper says Pataki recently met with Republican donor David Koch. Pataki was governor from 1995 to 2006 and was mentioned as a potential presidential contender in the 2008 and 2012 elections. David Catalfamo, a former top Pataki adviser, says it's premature to talk about his former boss running for president. He says Pataki and Koch are...
  • Rubio in Iowa: Immigration Reform ‘Good for the Country’

    08/04/2014 9:25:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 4, 2014 - 6:09 AM | Susan Jones
    “I continue to believe that we have to reform our immigration laws. I think that’s good for the country. I wouldn’t say that because of politics,” said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). The possible presidential hopeful was speaking to “Fox News Sunday”—from Iowa. Although he favors immigration reform, Rubio says he’s changed his mind about doing it all at once, in one bill—even though he was one of 14 Republican senators who voted for such a bill one year ago. …
  • Jeb Bush: Send Majority Of Unaccompanied Minors Back Home

    07/24/2014 12:42:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/24/2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, co-author and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush argued that it was important to send the majority of the 50,000 unaccompanied minors back home. “Except for those deserving few who may demonstrate true cause for asylum or protection from sex trafficking, these children must be returned to their homes in Central America,” he wrote in the op-ed, which was co-authored by Clint Bolick. Bush argued that the 2008 anti-trafficking law - allowing children to stay in the country - should be changed to help stop the flow of children crossing the border, who then claim...
  • Jeb Bush: Don’t use border crisis to defer immigration reform (Amnesty pimp emerges from hidey-hole)

    07/24/2014 11:32:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/24/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is urging Congress not to use the current crisis on the southwestern border as an "excuse" for not passing comprehensive immigration reform. Bush and Clint Bolick, co-authors of a 2013 book on immigration, write in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Wednesday evening that surge of Central American children crossing the border illegally should not be a reason for House Republicans to refuse to pass immigration reform.
  • Jeb Bush takes tough line on border [attempts to catch up with reality]

    07/24/2014 9:31:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Earlier this year, Bush received some criticism from Republicans after he described illegal immigration as an “act of love.” Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) took a tougher line on illegal immigration Thursday, writing in an op-ed that federal law should be changed so that people who illegally cross the border aren't released from custody as they await hearings. Bush, who has expressed support for immigration reform and is considered a White House contender in 2016, said the existing law allows people who don't actually deserve asylum in the United States to too easily take cover under protections for real asylum...
  • Glenn Beck’s border message broadcast — en Español

    07/15/2014 7:05:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2014 | By KENDALL BREITMAN
    Conservative radio host Glenn Beck plans to broadcast part of his show in Spanish for the first time Tuesday as a way to send a message on the realities of immigration to listeners in Latin America. “[Tuesday] on my program I’m doing my first-ever monologue translated into Spanish directed directly to Latin America and South America, telling people this is what your kids are involved in and this is what’s happening,” Beck told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly on Monday night during “The O’Reilly Factor.” “You’re risking rape, you’re risking kidnapping, you’re risking sex slavery, it’s awful.” On July 8, Beck...
  • Karl Rove to GOP: Work with Obama

    07/10/2014 4:33:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies ^ | Sarah Smith
    Unlike many of his Republican colleagues, Karl Rove advocated Thursday for bipartisan compromise on immigration. “Republicans have to look at this as an opportunity that they have to work,” the Republican strategist said on the Fox News program “Happening Now.” “It’s an opportunity to get some things done to help secure the border.” He suggested that in working with President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion request for additional funds to deal with the current immigration crisis, Republicans could make policy gains like increasing the amount of border patrols. “They ought to sit down in good faith,” he said of Republicans and...

    06/19/2014 5:35:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/19/14 | Tony Lee
    American workers are struggling to find jobs and illegal immigrants flooding across the border are straining the country's resources, but Rupert Murdoch believes amnesty legislation "can't wait." A day after dining with President Barack Obama's top adviser Valerie Jarrett, Murdoch, the Chairman of the group that owns Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, pushed for amnesty and an unlimited number of high-tech guest-worker visas in a Wednesday op-ed in the Journal. Murdoch said his "heart sank" when he learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was ousted last week in a primary election that was widely viewed as...
  • Rupert Murdoch Pushes for Immigration Reform in WSJ Op-Ed

    06/19/2014 6:19:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6//18/14 | Josh Feldman
    Rupert Murdoch, the head of NewsCorp (the corporate owner of Fox News), penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal today in which he strongly advocates for immigration reform, an issue believed to have cost Eric Cantor his reelection at the hands of the tea party. And, in fact, Murdoch opens his op-ed by saying, “When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank.”
  • Michael Steele predicts Kevin McCarthy backlash

    06/13/2014 8:35:29 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/13/2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Friday warned that the tea party caucus is not happy with the rush to coronate Rep. Kevin McCarthy as majority leader. “Guys in Congress and gals rushed this thing through,” Steele said on MSNBC. “The base is not happy about it. They wanted to see a conservative — probably someone out of the tea party caucus — at least vie for the position. They clamped it down early, did not give them a chance to ramp it up, and that’s going to come back to bite.”
  • Shocking Videos: Pete Sessions Supports Amnesty To ‘Accommodate’ Illegal Aliens (Flashback)

    06/12/2014 4:36:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 3/1/14 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Full Title: SHOCKING VIDEOS: PETE SESSIONS SUPPORTS AMNESTY TO ‘ACCOMMODATE’ ILLEGAL ALIENS FOR ‘RIGHT REASONS A series of videos from several town halls in 2013 have surfaced showing that Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) supports amnesty for illegal aliens, despite claims from his re-election campaign that he is against allowing illegal aliens stay in America. In the videos, Sessions frames his support for amnesty as granting legal status to illegal aliens who are not violent criminals—but somehow not citizenship, even though anyone who obtains a green card is allowed to eventually apply for citizenship. Sessions described such an amnesty as aiming...
  • Sessions makes case for ‘red state’ leader

    06/12/2014 4:29:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies ^ | 6/12/14 | Erik Wasson
    Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) argued Thursday that he can bring an end to disunity and disarray in the House by restoring "red state" priorities that his chief rival for majority leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), may be unwilling or unable to pursue. Sessions emerged from a lunch with the Texas delegation strongly denying rumors that he was dropping out of the race and exuding confidence that he can beat McCarthy despite only having one week to campaign ahead of June 19 leadership elections. “We several times have found ourselves tangled in our ability to get all of our team together....

    06/11/2014 4:40:46 AM PDT · by Nickname · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jun 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. John Cornyn criticized President Obama for creating a “human magnet” with his unlawful approach to immigration enforcement, but admitted that Americans had a duty to care for the children that were flooding into the country. “They need to be taken care of, I mean they’ve been left, basically dumped at America’s doorstep, and we need to treat them compassionately we need to make sure they get the care they need,” Cornyn explained to reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Haley Barbour Dismisses Palin And Santorum As Self-Interested ‘Outside Celebrities’

    06/02/2014 4:06:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 2, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is dismissing Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum as “outside celebrities” who have gotten involved in the highly-charged Mississippi GOP Senate primary to “help themselves nationally.” Voters in Mississippi head to the polls on Tuesday, when incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran will face a challenge on the ballot from state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Ahead of the primary, Barbour, the influential Republican in the state, is arguing that McDaniel is relying on out-of-state conservative stars, while Cochran is boasting support from Mississippi Republicans. “The McDaniel campaign emphasizes the outside celebrities (Palin and Santorum) who are involved in MS...
  • Jeb Bush’s rush to make money may be hurdle

    04/23/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Times CNBC ^ | 4/21/14 | Michael Barbaro
    As it sought to recruit well-heeled investors, an untested and unprofitable Miami company named InnoVida brought aboard a trusted Florida figure in 2007: Jeb Bush, the former governor and the brother of a sitting president. For potential stockholders, the imprimatur of Mr. Bush, who joined InnoVida as a paid consultant and a member of the board of directors, conferred credibility on the young start-up. That credibility did not last long. It turned out that the leaders of InnoVida, a manufacturer of inexpensive building materials, had faked documents, lied about the health of the business and misappropriated $40 million in company...
  • Republicans are realizing that Jeb Bush is their only option in 2016

    04/08/2014 11:02:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 108 replies
    The Week ^ | Damon Linker
    It's not hard to understand why. Even without a replay of the Bachmann-Cain-Gingrich-Perry-Paul GOP primary freak show of 2012, the party is heading into its confrontation with Hillary Clinton at a serious general election disadvantage. Some of the weakness has demographic roots that no single candidate can change in a single race. But the rest is a product of the party's rightward lurch over the past six years — and a restive base that demands absolute ideological purity on the part of candidates. The result, as in 2012, is likely to be a primary contest devoted to winning the Real...
  • Baby's first ballot! George P. Bush debuts son Prescott

    03/05/2014 12:35:14 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Bush family doesn't waste any time indoctrinating the next generation into the world of politics. George H.W. Bush's baby great-grandson Prescott joined his father George P. Bush in the voting booth yesterday as daddy runs for Texas land commissioner. Baby Prescott was swept up by his mom Amanda just as dad went into the booth - but he still got an 'I Voted' sticker.
  • Mark Zuckerberg to meet with top four House Republicans (Cantor, Boehner...)

    09/12/2013 6:59:52 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | September 11, 2013 | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will meet with the top four House Republicans next week in Washington. The high tech CEO’s visit comes as Facebook is facing ongoing scrutiny over privacy concerns and Internet safety. Zuckerberg will meet Thursday with Speaker John Boehner and the rest of his leadership team, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Whip Kevin McCarthy and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The meeting is expected to be a broad discussion of issues related to Facebook, according to a GOP aide. While immigration may come up, the meeting is not specifically to discuss comprehensive reform, which Zuckerberg has...
  • Rubio addresses tea party criticism on Senate floor

    06/26/2013 11:37:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/26/13 | Matt K. Lewis
    “I have received numerous emails and calls from conservatives and tea party activists,” he said at the beginning of his remarks. “To hear the worry, anxiety, and growing anger in the voices of so many people who helped me get elected to the Senate, who I agree with on virtually every other issue, has been a real trial for me,”
  • Rubio: You can't compare immigration reform to ObamaCare

    06/26/2013 6:42:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/13 | Daniel Strauss
    The immigration reform proposal backed by a bipartisan group of senators can't be compared to President Obama's healthcare reform law, said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), one of senators that introduced the proposal argued Tuesday. "First of all, ObamaCare, you can't compare the two," Rubio said in an interview on "The Michael Medved Show."
  • Rubio Maintains Support for Immigration Bill Despite Rushed Process

    06/24/2013 6:55:11 AM PDT · by Qbert · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is showing no signs of following through on his January promise to conservative talker Rush Limbaugh that he would walk away from the “Gang of Eight” if the process was not open, despite the fact that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is moving to speed through final passage of a completely repackaged loophole-and-handout-laden version of their immigration bill this week. In a January 29 interview with Limbaugh, Rubio promised to walk away if immigration reform efforts became opaque. "The next step in this process is to craft a starting point of legislation, and then after that...
  • Mr. Rubio, you’ve even lost “Walter Kristol” fold up your tent and go home

    05/29/2013 5:56:50 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 55 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 5/29/2012 | Kevin Collins
    When Lyndon Johnson lost the support of Walter Cronkite for his prosecution of the war in Viet Nam, he was sufficiently impressed that he pulled out of the 1968 presidential election. Recognizing the gravity of this defeat, Johnson said, “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.” While the squishy “Republicans” at the “Weekly Standard” are in no way as influential as “Uncle Walter” was in 1968, the advice from William Kristol of the Weekly Standard to Marco Rubio to “get out” of this effort to “fix” immigration is nonetheless quite telling. During a recent interview about the Senate’s efforts...
  • Rubio's onslaught continues

    04/23/2013 1:32:56 PM PDT · by Javeth · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/19/13 | Jennifer Rubin
    Thursday was another busy day for the Gang of 8 immigration reform effort, which has come to mean Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and his staff were everywhere on talk radio, on the Senate floor, at a press conference, manning their new Web site and sending batches of e-mails to the media to debunk attacks. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Rubio announced his delight that a third hearing, this one by the Joint House and Senate Economic Committee had been scheduled. (“We need more transparency and greater scrutiny of this bill as the process continues, and it’s important for...
  • Marco Rubio Spokesman Compares Illegal Aliens to Slaves

    04/22/2013 5:08:24 PM PDT · by montag813 · 42 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-22-2013 | John Hill
    As his lies are being exposed daily, Marco and his team are losing their heads.- The panic among the amnesty pimps has reached hysterical proportions. As conservatives increasingly discover how the 'Gang of Eight' amnesty bill would be an abject disaster for America, and also realize how Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has lied to them about its provisions, Rubio and his team have reacted with La Raza talking points, and now disgraceful race-baiting. Case in point, Rubio's spokesperson Alex Conant - in a Twitter exchange with Washington Examiner columnist Conn Carroll, R- said, “We haven’t had a cohort of people...
  • Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform (March 19, 2013 Article)

    04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 229 replies ^ | March 19, 2013 | Michael A. Memoli
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul is calling for conservatives to embrace the cause of immigration reform, outlining a proposal that would grant some form of legal status to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants after the federal government has certified that the border is secure. Paul’s proposal, outlined in a speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington on Tuesday, carefully avoided the term citizenship. Instead, the Kentucky senator said he sought a middle ground that would include a multi-year process of granting visas to undocumented workers that would hinge on the annual verification of the security of the...
  • Rand Paul Defends Immigration Reform: 'I've Got A News Flash' For Coulter And Limbaugh

    04/17/2013 9:00:54 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 21, 2013 | Rand Paul
    Confronted with critical quotes from Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh on Fox News Thursday morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stood firm on his immigration reform stance and fired back at anyone who would try to question his resolve. After Paul explained his stance on border security, the conversation shifted to undocumented immigrants who are already in the country. Fox host Bill Hemmer said, "you know you're a ripe target for the word amnesty," and then played clips of what media figures like Coulter and Limbaugh have been saying about the senator since he indicated his openness to a "pathway to...
  • Jeb Bush Going For 'Full Ginsburg' To Promote Immigration Policy On TV

    03/09/2013 2:19:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | March 09, 2013
    Jeb Bush Going For 'Full Ginsburg' To Promote Immigration Policy On TV Named for the Lewinsky lawyer who first pulled off the feat, former governor to appear on all five major Sunday talk shows 9 March 2013 In insider Washington slang it is a publicity coup that has been dubbed the "full Ginsburg" – when a single interviewee snags a slot on all five of American television's major Sunday morning talk shows on the same day. It was named after Monica Lewinsky lawyer William Ginsburg – who was the first to pull it off in 1998 – but now former...
  • Jeb Bush: I'm Open to a Path to Citizenship (Back to supporting Amnesty after only 24 hours)

    03/05/2013 1:58:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/5/13 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Tuesday that he would endorse a pathway to citizenship that does not incentivize illegal immigration. It's a stance that differs from the immigration reform plan that he laid out in his new book. Bush, a well-known pro-immigration reform Republican, raised eyebrows on Monday when he said on the "Today" show and in his book that he opposes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, arguing that it would violate the rule of law and encourage future illegal immigration. In his new book, "Immigration Wars," Bush offers up a plan that would provide a...
  • American Conservative Union Chair: Legalize Illegal Aliens

    03/04/2013 3:56:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 4, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas said he supported a bipartisan Senate effort at immigration reform, stressing that the proposal must include a way for an estimated 11 million illegal aliens to “come out of the shadows” and be given “a legal status where they can be secure in this country for their future and that of their children.” Cardenas made his remarks on the Spanish-language Telemundo show Enfoque on Sunday, noting that immigration is an issue he plans to stress at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., which opens next week. … When asked what...
  • Jeb Bush: I Won't Rule Out 2016 White House Run "But I Won't Declare Today"

    03/04/2013 8:47:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 107 replies ^ | March 4, 2013 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush won’t confirm he’s a candidate for the next presidential race, but he sounded like a White House hopeful Monday, declaring his party in need of leadership. “I have a voice, I want to share my beliefs about how the conservative movement and the Republican party can regain its footing, because we’ve lost our way,” he told TODAY’s Matt Lauer. Bush said he wouldn’t rule out a run in 2016, “but I won’t declare today either.”
  • Jeb Bush says revenue increase could be part of budget deal (RINO speaking at CPAC Reagan Dinner!)

    03/04/2013 8:19:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 3/4/13 | Aaron Blake
    During an appearance on NBC’s “The Today Show,” Bush said it’s not the time to talk about increasing taxes after what he called the biggest tax hike in American history two months ago following the fiscal cliff deal. But he also wouldn’t rule out the idea that revenues could be part of a package — something Republicans in Congress have said is off the table.
  • Steve Schmidt: There is never a good time for Sarah Palin [VIDEO]

    03/03/2013 1:43:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 2, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, the former campaign adviser to 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has repeatedly argued that the Republican Party should be more inclusive — of almost everyone, it seems, except Sarah Palin. On Friday night’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” during its online “Overtime” segment, Schmidt tersely responded to a viewer question about McCain’s selection of Palin to be his running mate: MAHER: Steve Schmidt, ‘Is it possible you picked Sarah Palin the wrong year?’ Oh, my. ‘Could she have swung the women vote in 2012 enough to have put Romney in the White...