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It´s finally Gutierrez´s time
Crain´s Chicago Business, by Greg Hinz

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Posted By:brianod1, 11/18/2012 12:05:20 PM

Rep. Luis Gutierrez had just returned from taping a segment on “The O´Reilly Factor,” forming half of an ideological odd couple with Bill O´Reilly if there ever was one. He was preparing a House floor speech declaring, “The Republican Party really met Latinos on Election Day.” And he was telling me on the phone that, when it´s all over, “Chicago is going to see a lot more of Luis Gutierrez.” It´s that kind of moment for the Chicago Democrat. For nearly two decades, the onetime Northwest Side alderman has been an oft-lonely voice in the Washington wilderness on immigration reform.

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I share as an fyi - I have no heart to argue with the concept of reform. My brain, which might argue, feels the country is already lost - not on this particular issue, but on so many others.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: disasterman, 11/18/2012 12:16:20 PM     (No. 9022074)

It´s been his time for eight years, his net worth has gone up 3636% since 2004. It´s the Chicago way.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 11/18/2012 12:17:19 PM     (No. 9022076)

Bill O´Reilly is one of the LARGEST, goodness...how to express this and not upset Miss LDot or her monitors....? Bill O´Reilly is the "South end" of a "North bound" horse. ANYONE who watches/listens to his blovations on FOX needs their heads examined. Gutierrez, on the other hand, is what you scrape off the bottom of your shoe after you want through ANY pasture.....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 11/18/2012 12:19:11 PM     (No. 9022079)

See...I tried SO HARD to get this correct I couldn´t write "walk." Gonna´ sign myself into the home....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/18/2012 12:49:02 PM     (No. 9022151)

Luis has been a pain in the backside for as long as I can remember. And now, oddly enough, he´s starting to sound reasonable. Who changed? Me or Luis? I have to think about this.

“You learn English, you pay taxes and you pay a fine. We´ve got to reduce the lines,” he says. But he adds immediately: “We need to listen to Republicans. We cannot say simply that we won the election. No matter how wonderful my plan is, there aren´t enough Democratic votes” in the GOP-controlled House.

Ergo, he says, “60 percent of the bill will be about (border) enforcement, enforcement, enforcement, so we never have to go through this again. You want (employer) e-verify. I´ll give you e-verify. We´re going to do things like secure our borders.”

My goodness. He´s starting to make sense!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/18/2012 1:22:06 PM     (No. 9022217)

This guy is a highly partisan liberal Democrat. He knows that if the liberal Democrats can get the stupid party to go along with their amnesty plan, that eventually the stupid party will be handing them many millions of new socialist oriented foreign born voters, and will be essentially committing long-term political suicide.

Do you really think that the liberal Democrats would always be pushing their amnesty plans if they were not sure that only a very small percentage of the legalized aliens, when they receive US voting rights in the years ahead, would have an epiphany and vote for conservative Republicans?

Most illegal aliens are poor people who are generally uneducated, earn low wages and have big families. The stupid party will never be able to out pander the liberal Democrats in offering new benefits, rights, and services that will be promised to secure the votes of the vast majority of that population group when the time comes. That´s just common sense!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/18/2012 1:23:32 PM     (No. 9022220)

They aren´t saying amnesty, and we shouldn´t allow amnesty.
No one goes to the front of the line.

So, it´s a path to legalization.

I say we offer to have the legal quota increased to accommodate the new immigrants, and include anyone from other countries too (China, Russia, Australia, Ireland, etc...)

The fine, I say it´s what the coyotes charge ($3000-5000 per person), and call it an application fee, which will help pay for the program.




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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 11/18/2012 1:36:02 PM     (No. 9022240)

Let Chicago be Chicago

Killings by he doznes

Corruption on a massive scale

Thousands and thousands of students not bothering to go to school.

Good job, ballerina man.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: saryden, 11/18/2012 1:47:35 PM     (No. 9022259)

Guiterrez, like the rest of the Progressive Caucus, is a member of Democratic Socialists of America (a branch of Socialist International) which operates under the umbrella of the Democrat Party. They put the -ic on because of them.. to look American. These people are greedy, single-minded, corruption-accepting bumps on the behind of the Donkey.. which has, under Ozero, become its head.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/18/2012 2:30:23 PM     (No. 9022314)

so he´s STILL a pain in the backside. I got it...

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