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Reps call for national travel boycott
of Mexico over jailed Marine

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/20/2012 11:25:35 PM

Two Republican congressmen called Thursday for a national travel boycott of Mexico until the country releases imprisoned former Marine Jon Hammar, urging "all Americans" to campaign for the war veteran´s freedom by turning off the tap on America´s tourism dollars. The statements from Reps. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., and Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. -- both Marine combat veterans -- came as dozens of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration to more aggressively petition for Hammar´s release. Hammar, who is locked up in a notorious Mexican prison on what

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I´m willing to bet that 0bama uses this poor Marine as a bargaining "chip" on his current war against the 2nd Amendment. Hope our guys [GOP] don´t bend.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/20/2012 11:32:55 PM     (No. 9076987)

Who, in their right mind, would want to travel to anywhere in Mexico?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: janylou, 12/21/2012 12:14:19 AM     (No. 9077015)

Maybe we should threaten to send all illegals back to Mexico en masse.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/21/2012 12:21:23 AM     (No. 9077026)

You know there are a million illegals that have been deported but simply aren´t leaving.

How´s that for enforcing the rule of law.I´m sure this would separate families blah,blah,blah.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: twculver, 12/21/2012 1:17:43 AM     (No. 9077057)

Maybe the Mexican gov´t would take Eric Holder in trade for the former Marine. Holder is the guy they really want to get to because of Fast and Furious.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Straitpath, 12/21/2012 1:18:09 AM     (No. 9077059)

We used to rent a gorgeous house on the beach at Cabo. We would watch the whales from the balcony. I wouldn´t go near the place now. Too risky. I pity the owner of the house who desperately wants to sell it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/21/2012 1:20:53 AM     (No. 9077061)

What did Obama announce regarding these poor guys? Not a word....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/21/2012 3:43:49 AM     (No. 9077110)

What is driving me nuts is that Fox is the only outlet reporting this.

Think about it. Congressmen called for a boycott of Mexico on the House floor. That is huge news. But the media doesn´t want to talk about it. They don´t want people to notice that Obama is abandoning another American.

And why is this story never in Must Reads? That´s bugging me too. So many people don´t know about this and this poor man, a hero who was given bum information by Our Guys, sits in a hellish prison awaiting rescue.

The Bigs aren´t covering it, Instapundit hasn´t linked. Where is everyone?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/21/2012 4:19:32 AM     (No. 9077121)

Just like the Senate movie Killing Lincoln, it would be just like Dirty Harry to require all Senate members to journey enmasse to Mexico to show their support for Mexicans.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: provide, 12/21/2012 6:45:55 AM     (No. 9077193)

With their new drug laws, Wahington and Colorado will be the new Spring Break destination.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 12/21/2012 6:50:04 AM     (No. 9077200)

I have been "boycotting" Mexico for 25 years now.

I have strong opinions on the mental stability of people who choose to vacation there.

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