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GOP Divided on Immigration; House Uncertain

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- 1819 days ago -
Senate Republicans are split over the immigration bill steaming toward approval at week's end, a divide that renders the ultimate fate of White House-backed legislation unpredictable in the House and complicates the party's ability to broaden its appeal

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Jae A (316)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:47 pm
Bless their looks as if they are torn between going by the way of the Reichwinger extremist supporters or if they want to stand even a slight chance of winning their seats back in the next election.

Jae A (316)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:48 pm
Boner needs to have a few more cocktails before he decide which he'll go for I betche'.

Roseann d (178)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:53 pm
Agent Orange certainly has himself in quite the quandary of the GOPs own making.

Roseann d (178)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:54 pm
I think that will call for a triple martini with three olives Jae.

Philip Heinlein (474)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 5:11 pm
Republicans are between a rock and a hard place on immigration. The know they need to be in favor of immigration reform or face a demographic tsunami, but they just can bring themselves around to doing it. Its runs smack up against their ultra-conservative beliefs. If the more moderate Republicans (isn't that an oxymoron?) push it forward, they risk a revolt by the right wing fanatics that make up the majority of their bloc.

Should be real interesting to watch them implode on this one.

Philip Heinlein (474)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 5:15 pm
p.s. does anyone find it odd that the anti-government spending fanatics in the Republican party can somehow overwhelming support spending (i.e. wasting) huge amounts of money to build a border fence? It's pretty much common knowledge that determined individuals will find a way under, over, or around it no matter how much money you spend trying to defend it. yet they are all for this kind of spending.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 5:15 pm
noted, thanks Cal

Jason S (50)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 6:22 pm
Good posting, thanks

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:08 am
1,190 pages? What happens to the 4 million people who have followed the rules. Sweeping new powers for Homeland Security? Special treatment for Alaska Sea Food Processing? This is not a simple solution to the problem. Maybe Jae will explain it to us. Phil, what about the trillion of dollars that will go to those that get amnesty? Having gone through work authorization process in several countries, I'm not certain this is reform we need. Having a foreign wife, it's not reform we need.

Anna Undebeck (256)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:42 am
Noted. Thank you for posting cal!

Shirley A (96)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:05 am
The Right Wing racists have made their own bed, now it's not so comfy huh?? But ANY hope of ANY thing decent or intelligent coming out of the House while the Republicans and their very, very stupid and arrogant, small brained Tea party nemesis are running wild is delusionary. When an outright, mostly drunken, incompetent fool has the gavel this country is sitting in a pile of BS without a shovel.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 4:41 pm
Noted w/thanks, Cal.
Read the bill. The one passed by the Senate waters down the path to immigration so badly it's disgusting. Meanwhile, it is a Ca$h Cow that creates an ongoing system of revenue. It will place a Border Patrol agent every 500 feet along the border--which effectively militarizes the border. By 2014, more than 20,000 Border Patrol agents will be added bringing the total to nearly 42,000.
It will add even more unmanned drones and other technology costing us taxpayers $3200 an hr.
Border Patrol agents destroy life-saving resources like food, water, blankets...while also shooting, sometimes killing Mexican citizens on the other side for throwing rocks....teenagers and children. These agents are getting away with murder.

Today, border security costs us taxpayers $18 Billion a year---more than what taxpayers contribute to the FBI, U.S. Marshalls, DEA & the Secret Service COMBINED.

April, 2012, the Pew Hispanic Center found that net migration from Mexico had fallen to zero, or perhaps even lower.

If the current bill passes, half a dozen military firms will work to secure Homeland Security contracts worth as much as $1 BILLION. I live down here in Tucson, and am writing my Representative to please not pass the bill in its current form.
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