Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:56 am
Awwww… my liberal hears just bleeds for the poor widdle Republicans. Their tantrum didn’t work. The didn’t get to defund ObamaCare. They didn’t get to delay ObamaCare. Even when it devolved to ‘We don’t know what we want, but we want it now!’, they walked away empty handed. So now, they have a new baby tantrum. They vow to not share the sand box. At l;east, that’s what they want you to believe.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 5:35 am
These bigoted Pricks know damn well that we need some sort of reasonable immigration reform. It only makes sense. The Congressmen know it but are again pandering to their moronic and hateful supporters.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:06 am
"I know the president has said, well, gee, now this is the time to talk about immigration reform," Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) told TPM. "He ain’t gonna get a willing partner in the House until he actually gets serious about … his plan to deal with the debt."
This is actually wonderful news. Because next to the ACA, this is the issue most Americans most disagree with Republicans on and this IS the issue that is going to beat them in elections to come. The % of white Republican voters has been dropping between 1 and 2 percent per year since 1992. In the near future whites will not be a majority in this country and the tiny percentage of those who are rabid republicans will be virtually nil. So, go ahead, boys, alienate people of color, Hispanics and other immigrants, you are only helping the democratic party take all three branches of government quicker. And I am SO glad they are too stupid to know it.
I wish we could blame this on the tea bags or the republicans, but read some history. This same foot dragging along with the horribly disparaging racial comments has been in every Congress when we need a new or revised immigration bill.
I personally do not like the Senate bill. I see no reason to finance a huge military presence that will cost billions to guard our border against the the dozen or so that attempt to cross from Mexico. Yes, it may be daily but just whose jobs are they stealing? They get here, pay taxes, get no government help, all TP rhetoric aside, and are good people. When the drug cartels are trying to move product, they are not strapped to people sneaking across, the cartels have, thanks to US policy have grown far more sophisticated than that. Interesting that no one wants to have that military presence on the Canadian border. Oh yeah, those are white people coming here, and if they are leaving Canada to sneak into the US, they are most probably running from the law.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:07 am
Taking their lead from Cruz Critic, the baggers dream boy, they'll fight once again, it's really all they know how to do. How much money will the Bros Koch spend bringing them in on buses to hear Cruz or that screeching Silly Sarah talk about it while waving their flags and wearing those ridiculous flag hats. Don't you just wonder how their ancestors got here and don't we just wish we could have sent them packing.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 9:10 am
I'm sure they will sabotage immigration reform – just as they have sabotaged every other thing since they were elected. Your allusion is right TC – they just will not share the sand box – and that is where history will dump them!
Saturday October 19, 2013, 9:50 am
Of course, all these good Republicans are Native Americans, right? So, I can understand how they would not want anyone from any other country to come in.... (choke) Such a bunch of hypocritical, whiny, little bigots have I never seen before....
Saturday October 19, 2013, 11:30 am
Mastering incompetence so often is tricky. But the Republicans have pulled it off. A recurring theme with Republicans is that if they lose a presidential election they routinely find ways to hinder the democratically elected Democrat President from doing his job. It's a pity that their love of the Constitution didn't stop Bush from handing over billions of dollars to save his favourite banks and insurance companies from necessary obliteration. Still just about everyone in America is descended from an immigrant as it was government policy to kill of the real native Americans. But then the ones the Republicans seem keenest to disenfranchise are descendants of involuntary immigrants who were taken to America against their will.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 11:44 am
This reaction of the GOP was in the books as soon as Obama declared that the next thing on the agenda would be the immigration reform yesterday. And to be honest, I expected that immigration would be his new topic now he has the lead on the GOP. The GOP's squeal: "Obama simply wants to use immigration reform to "destroy" the GOP… ", I think they have a point. He's got the momentum now, he knows the GOP is going to back down on anything positive they've said on this subject earlier AND he knows they are going to go after him whatever topic he brings to the table. So no better way to bring the GOP/TP a further notch sown than to make this the new issue to 'talk about'. Chances are he's going to score on points easily.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:20 pm
It seems like you can just write "Republican plan to sabotage ________________." (the blank can be filled in with anything that doesn't fill their pockets with ill gotten gains.)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 2:05 pm
Looking at the picture above, specifically at the woman with the sign that says "Our country Our …", she does not know her American history. Seems to me that had the First Nations peoples denied access to the first European immigrants, she would be living in Europe now. And that situation differs little to the one that exists today.
"The government shutdown fight has given House conservatives a new pretext: Obama refused to deal with us on the debt, so we won't deal with him on immigration reform."
Here we go again with extortion! These 2 year old Republicanus/Teabaggers are throwing another tantrum, or at least promising to, and creating enmity.
And then there is the charge by Republicanus/Teabaggers that Mr Obama wants to destroy the Republicanus/Teabagger party using immigration reform. Now I consider myself reasonably knnowledgable, although no flaming genius, and to me, the Republicanus/Teabaggers have damaged and are destroying the party from within. They don't need any help in that regard from the Democrats. The ultra conservative fanatics are quite capable on their own! And should we remind these lame brains that their oath to make Mr Obama a one term president just for the "crime" of being president while black, was part of their attempt to take down the democratically elected president and the Democrat party?
The only good Republicanus/Teabagger is an unemployed Republicanus/Teabagger! 2014 midterms are near. Remember 01 October 2013!
Saturday October 19, 2013, 6:41 pm
So many good comments.
But, Pam, why just go back 6 years? When have they done anything that can really be called "good," since Nixon was in office? Pres. Ford pardoned the bastard? Well, okay, I guess that saved us from some not needed drama.
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:26 pm
Thanks, TomCat. 1st..before I comment on Immigration..a comment on "ObamaCare". The Repubs. ..what..42 attempts to repeal the ACA cost taxpayers 5 million each time..add that to the 24billion for the "shutdown"...WE CAN'T AFFORD the Repubs.!!! They cost too much !!! Immigration (which we desperately need) is-of course-something Repubs. will oppose-for lots of reasons-1st of which is Pres.Obama supports it.Repubs. will just end-up digging their grave deeper. They seem to be hell bent on "Political Suicide"---there is no stopping 'em-& who wants to !!! Vote DEM. in 2014 & take back The House !!!
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:28 pm
The Speaker of the House or his designee can ask to bring the unduly harsh and expensive bipartisan Senate immigration bill that has been languishing in the House for months now, that TP poster child Rubio helped negotiate, for a vote at any time if the GOP has any intention of governing or acting in good faith for the country.
Call them everyday possible and let them know we are sick of them ...they need to get out of We The People's Congress. The citizen's who vote for them need to do the same until they wise up. If millions of people call a few each day possible...things would change. . .
PS. Republicans are NOT "conservative" . . .that is an old inaccurate and false descriptor they cling to in desperation--deceiving the public and themselves... a worn out illusion. GOP... "Cons"for short ... is more appropriate. . .sadly that is what they have become. . .
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” ― Sinclair Lewis
Saturday October 19, 2013, 11:11 pm
My first thought on reading this header is that the 1% and their toadies won't be able to pay wages less than the fast food workers get if they have to hire all legal workers, they'll have to stop abusing and threatening them and their families, they might even have to break down and get medical...naw, that's going too far, they'd have to deal with ACA, and that's something they really want to avoid.
Sunday October 20, 2013, 9:18 am
By continuing to refuse to share the sandbox they'll (some years from now) no longer get a big enough part of the votes of the occupants of the sandbox to win an election.
It's the mathematics, Stupid!
As long as they won't accept this mathematics they'll try to keep the US as white as possible.
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:01 pm
Why am I not surprised? They are republicans, what else would you expect. Please vote all tea baggers and republicans out of office in every state at every opportunity.
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:58 pm
Tea Bagger Rethuglicants do not want a sane, reasonable immigration bill, now, or later or ever. They might have to do the right thing by millions of people, and they ain't gonna do that anytime soon. That would cut into their Fascist Bast**d 1%ers bottom lines.....can't be havin that now could we.....they make me hurl, spin and drop my brain. Sorry POSs.
Monday October 21, 2013, 4:30 pm
It is far more complicated than that article suggests. First is the laws itself these people came here illegally use up our resources and then want everything else. The law is flouted But Just try reverse and get an job in Mexico quickly you go to jail. Most nations are very strict about illegal immigration. There is no excuse for excusing criminal actions by foreigner who need to stay home and work there.