Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) says he supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally as part of an overhaul of the nation´s immigration system. "If people want to come here and work hard and benefit, I don´t care whether they come from Mexico or Ireland or Germany or Canada or South Africa or anywhere else," Walker said Tuesday during an interview with the Daily Herald Media Editorial Board of Wisconsin. "I want them here." Walker was then asked about the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally. The editorial board asked
Comments: There goes another one. It´s getting more difficult every day to find Republicans that stand for us.
I just received what I consider a wimpy letter from Sen. Pat Toomey, R-PA, regarding immigration legislation. Reading between the lines, I would say he was allowed to vote against the Gang of Eight bill, but he is not dead set against it. The big money corporatists in agriculture and industry have joined with the Democrat Party to put the screws to the American middle class. I could feel the ache in Toomey´s heart that he could not politically side with Sen. Casey because of all of us bitter clingers.
Oh if only we could bus them up to the Midwest yankee states Let them fill up their schools and hospitals and section 8 housing. The only problem is immigrants are not coming from Ireland, Germany or Italy. The late Lion of the Senate fixed that. We only get the poor and uneducated from third world countries. We get them in their millions upon millions.
Wisconsin is farm and dairy country. We DO have problems with illegals here "doing the jobs Americans won´t do". The dairy and farm lobbies are huge here and they like their low wage immigrant workersand Walker knows it. Walker did stand up to the Unions but he had to have his feet held to the fire to reject the Obamacare insurance exchanges among other things. Wisconsin didn´t turn red because people were sitting on their bums and we aren´t letting it go back to the left without one hell of a fight. Walker also knows that.
He says that he is against the labor unions taking advantage of the people, but what is he going to do after the liberal Democrats facilitate the legalization or entry of about 46 million mostly poor third world laborers and foreign families, and essentially grant them duel-national status so that they can vote for the liberal Democrats, which most will, and in return the Democrats push to unionize as much of that cheap foreign labor as possible in the years ahead. Funny thing after that happens, the cheap labor Republicans who support the current liberal Democrat amnesty will not be able to get elected to any job North of being a city dog catcher.
Et tu, Scott? This is what happens when the working middle class is split between the two "big tents". The Pubs´ first loyalty is to their corporate, banking, and Wall Street financers. The Dems´ first loyalty is to the big labor unions. Everyone else is in the tents for their votes alone. It´s time for the Main Street middle class to come together and form a party of its own.
And another "contender" hits the canvas like a stack of potatoes...This Republican stable of potential challengers for the CROWN in 2016, is beginning to remind me of the former Heavyweight Champion Of The World, the late Joe Louis Barrow´s infamous "Bum Of The Month Club."
And just how long would expect a third party which came to power to be independent of Business, Wall Street, Labor Unions, etc. That is where the money is. Elections cost money and the masses cannot be counted on to keep the money coming after they get what they wanted.
It is simple.
DC has too much power (taxation, SS, Medicare, Food Stamps, etc. etc.) for any reform to last more than milliseconds.
Mitchell Elias "Mitch" Daniels begins to look more and more Conservative in retrospect.
He had a soft spot for Middle Easteners or those who´d worked well with ME types (due, no doubt to his great grandparents from Syria) and that got him in trouble when he appointed one of them to the State Supreme Court.
He also misspoke a couple of times, but otherwise he did all the Conservative stuff you´d expect including turning Indiana into a Right to Work state, running a state budget surplus, cutting taxes, etc.
He knew the budget stuff as well. Having followed his career closely don´t recall him being in favor of importing 42 million 684,000 more Mexicans, but he might have said something ~ unlikely though because he´s much smarter than Walker!
You have to be pro-American, anti-Communist, pro-defense, pro-life, pro-business, pro-workingman, pro-fiscal soundness, and believe strongly in the advancement of science and the arts if you want to be a President. Being just one of those things doesn´t cut it anymore.
Scott Walker appears to be yet another politician who doesn´t understand the importance of the law. The idea that law-breakers (in the form of illegals) are OK so long as they work hard and contribute to the economy is like saying it´s OK to sell your grandmother if the money´s right.
Your point is valid, #24. The Framers struggled with it, and opposed political parties for that reason. They obviously did not do enough to stop it. What are your thoughts to effectively remove the power? Revolution? Just resign to the status quo? What?
"Not only do they need to fix things for people already here, or find some way to do it, there’s got to be a larger way to fix the system in the first place... Because if it wasn’t so cumbersome, if there wasn’t such a long wait, if it wasn’t so difficult to get in, we wouldn’t have the other problems that we have (with people living here illegally)."
He´s absolutely correct. He´s not just talking about illegal immigrants, he´s mainly talking about legal immigration and how crummy it is and how it ends up encouraging illegal immigration because of that.
But let´s burn him anyway!!! The left has it so easy.
Of course I disagree with Walker on this but at the same time I realize he doesn´t want to die on the immigration hill, or perhaps some other contentious issues. Unlike stupid Schwarzenegger, he divided the unions by not going after them all together and all at once. Similarly he´s not going to fight every national issue battle, if it diminishes his ability to win elections in Blue State Wisconsin. Unlike so many around here, he knows that... The Perfect is the enemy of the Good. Wise up.
Gov. Shame on you. We Conservatives were duped once again. Our team is rapidly dwindling and true Conservatives are becoming more like the rare Needletail that perished this week, slaughtered by a power windmill
I´ve been rejected for jobs because of lacking Spanish. In places like Kansas, eastern PA, and Alabama. I was near I-85 in Montgomery, Alabama recently, and observed a large bus pull into a lot, and a few persons of obvious Spanish origin debark into waiting vans. Bus advertised - mostly in Spanish - service between Houston and Atlanta. Once presumes there are similar services serving alternate routes. I see in the local WalMarts sections carrying Masa flour and candle jars of the Virgin of Guadalupe. I doubt the members of the local Church of Christ, AME Zion, or Southern Baptists are buying them in sufficient number to justify stocking them. I´ve lived in areas with huge numbers of 1st, 2nd generation immigrants from all over. ALL of whom came here to be Americans. NEVER have I witnessed such refusal to assimilate nor such criminal nonfeasance on the part of persons holding positions of public trust. Deport them all, do it immediately and without apology. And it didn´t start with Obumble.
What will change this immigration debate is the realization that not all these folks even want to become citizens and many if not most should not be given a path to citizenship. These 12 million or whatever illegals are not a monolithic group and we should not give them a one size fits all path to citizenship. Find a way to identify and legalize a lot of their presences for working purposes, but don´t automatically give away our precious citizenship to uninterested or undeserving masses.
The only group that really wants a one size fits all path to citizenship for all the illegals is the Democratic Party. The Donks just want millions more LoFo or NoFo sheeple voters, and so they want to give them all citizenship.
Ugh! For the umpteenth time, illegals already have a pathway to citizenship. They can go home and apply for an immigrant visa and then 5 years after they return they can apply for citizenship. The "journalists" should have asked if he backs preferential treatment for illegal aliens.
All politics in America is COALITION politics. You can´t excape it ~ it rises up from the depths of the math needed to win elections in single member districts ~ 50%+1 vote!
It´s done long before representatives are sent to a legislative body ~ local, state or national.
Currently the Republican party is made up of several coalition partners ~ almost all of them Conservative, but each a bit different ~ and then there´s the GOP-e, which has its origins in the old Republican Presidential wing. Their sole purpose is to win one election ~ but they don´t do it well ~ many suspect their time for disaffiliation has come.
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