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RNC’s Priebus: ‘General consensus’ that
something big has to happen on immigration

Washington Times, by David Sherfinski

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Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday that there’s a “general consensus” in his party that something big needs to happen on overhauling the country’s immigration laws and that more specifics would be unveiled this week at House Republicans’ annual retreat. “I think politically speaking it’s a mixed bag, but the question is whether or not it’s something we have to do as a country, and I think that’s what’s trumping the political answer,” Mr. Priebus said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “You see in our party, whether it’s [Kentucky Senator] Rand Paul, who’s called for massive immigration reform, or [Florida

Why would he waste his time on MessNBC when those morons already support immigration reform? This guy really makes me nervous. Now he´s boycotting them because of a tweet. He is consistently inconstent


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Reply 1 - Posted by: RPool, 1/30/2014 12:20:58 PM     (No. 9711766)

Mr. Priebus, you only have one job - provide political answers for the Republican Party. Do it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/30/2014 12:21:19 PM     (No. 9711768)

Something big like enforcing our immigration laws, sealing the border, reversing birthright citizenship, halting availability of free social services in every language under the sun for people who never paid one dime into the system? It is to laugh.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/30/2014 12:23:01 PM     (No. 9711771)

We are in the process of being screwed by our own party.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: william1, 1/30/2014 12:23:18 PM     (No. 9711772)

This wretched party is in worse shape than I thought, if the "general consensus" is for this self-destruction. Too bad. There goes 2014 and, by extension, 2016 and into perpetuity.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grady, 1/30/2014 12:33:30 PM     (No. 9711798)

So the Republicans want to try to gain 11 million
votes from illegals and lose 90 million base voters.

Now that´s Big Reince.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nimby, 1/30/2014 12:38:53 PM     (No. 9711803)

Call yourself the democrat lite party and move on, you pathetic excuses for "representatives"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Javelin, 1/30/2014 12:41:10 PM     (No. 9711809)

"General consensus" is redundant. Consensus is the word.
Of course, there is no consensus and, thus, the GOP should let the Democrats fall on their sword over this issue. Few people cite immigration reform as a pressing issue when polled. It is not a vote getter for us.
The GOP should take a positive position calling for reduced bureaucracy for qualified applicants and consistent enforcement of existing law to give the American people confidence that changes can be made without inviting disaster.
Immigration is an issue world wide. It isn´t going away, but as a political concern it can wait.
One more thing: let´s stop saying "enforce the border." "The" border means the border with Mexico to most folks and plays into the Democrats´ meme that we "hate Hispanics." We should say instead that we support legal immigration with improvements at our ports and borders. Same thing. Sounds better.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/30/2014 12:44:25 PM     (No. 9711813)

He is probably going to hand the liberal Democrats tens of millions of new foreign born voters by way of amnesty and and vastly increased immigration on into the future. Then he will be portrayed by the liberal media as wondering why the Republicans can no longer win presidential elections.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 1/30/2014 12:45:10 PM     (No. 9711816)

Just another steamimg pile from a clueless lieberal R "leader".

Where do they (hmmph, who are they?) find these ppl?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Burger, 1/30/2014 12:46:16 PM     (No. 9711820)

Reince Priebus. this utterance is further proof you need to be replaced. Sooner, not later. How our party re-elected the fellow who cost us 2012 is beyond me. the GOP just wants to lose lose lose. Pathetic, Mr. Priebus. My Seventh Month old could do better.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: melanie, 1/30/2014 12:47:06 PM     (No. 9711823)

How about a BIG Fence?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigbird, 1/30/2014 12:52:24 PM     (No. 9711838)

Yes, it is the general consensus among those who have not driven a car since 1996, fly on other people´s jets for free and are above the law that something needs to be done on immigration.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/30/2014 12:52:50 PM     (No. 9711841)

My idea for a ´big fence´ is remote controlled chain guns every 50 yards.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: John c, 1/30/2014 1:11:33 PM     (No. 9711873)

Voice mail is answering at the RNC
202-863-8500 If anyone else feels like disabusing Reince of his view

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bevan, 1/30/2014 1:12:59 PM     (No. 9711878)

This calls for a really futile and stupid gesture on somebody´s part, and we´re just the guys to do it!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 1/30/2014 1:18:03 PM     (No. 9711886)

There needs to be a law with real teeth that imposes high fines for hiring undocumented workers.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/30/2014 1:23:07 PM     (No. 9711898)

You dumb Ars!

What ´few´ votes you gather from the middle will be 1/1 the votes you will lose from Conservatives.

Are you stupid OR are you doing this on Purpose? (RINO)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/30/2014 1:44:00 PM     (No. 9711957)

There is general consensus among some scientists that global warming is real and man made. General consensus is not scientific fact. General consensus among insider big government establishment RINO´s is not the general consensus of Tea Party Constitutional Conservatives within the Republican Party ok.
You feel me Priebus? Reince and Joe Schmoe, the bobbsey twins of stupid.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Penney, 1/30/2014 1:49:48 PM     (No. 9711971)

As the old vaudeville remedy goes when the act on stage is a disaster, ´´Get a hook!´´
...The Priebus, ´act,´ should simply & quietly withdraw from the stage.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 1/30/2014 1:51:03 PM     (No. 9711976)

proof positive of the harm that comes from living in an echo chamber of like-minded bobbleheads. Truth is, he and those like him hear not a word of what we are saying, deliberately. They´re above all that, you know. So he´s probably being truthful, if horribly wrong. Yet another bit of evidence against having a professional political caste, "America´s Ruling Class" again.
A word about complaints over the use of the term "border enforcement". It may make some uncomfortable, but the plain and very obvious fact is that the huge majority of illegal aliens are Mexican nationals that come over the southern border. Very few Welsh or Japanese are swimming ashore. Why does it make some people uncomfortable to acknowledge what many of us see on the street or in our own neighborhoods? The "reconquista" movement is an Act of War perpetrated by the Mexican government and it´s sill y to ignore that fact. You win a war by prosecuting that war, not by pretending the invasion - for that is what it is - is not happening.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/30/2014 2:01:46 PM     (No. 9711999)

General consensus? Puhleeze. If you or any of your cronies who "speak" for the Republican Party were honest, you would be announcing the general consensus was that we want the border secured FIRST. You would know that you can´t out-entitle the entitlement party and attempting to do so only alienates the majority of your party. Furthermore, it is the ultimate slap in the face to those who are legitimately applying for citizenship. How is this fair to anyone, citizen or potential immigrant? Your general consensus carries no weight with me.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/30/2014 2:10:29 PM     (No. 9712015)

Does no one represent the Americans who are legal? Where is our protection?

We cannot afford multi-millions more who will immediately become Welfare takers.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/30/2014 2:14:02 PM     (No. 9712019)

Good reason to stop taking so many of your opinion surveys at DC-area cocktail parties.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: reilly, 1/30/2014 2:18:29 PM     (No. 9712026)

Walk quickly away from immigration or the Republican Party is toast.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: msjena, 1/30/2014 2:23:59 PM     (No. 9712035)

Why? How many of the coveted Hispanic voters vote in midterm elections? The Republicans don´t need to do anything right now except point out Obama´s failures--on Obamacare in particular. And I have an idea how they should do it, too. Here in Illinois, we have a self-made millionaire running for the Republican nomination for governor. He has no political experience and no one had heard of him before he started running TV ads--paid for with his own money-- slamming our current, inept governor Pat Quinn. I think he is going to get the nomination. Why isn´t the RNC doing the same for Obama. It´s like they are afraid to criticize him.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/30/2014 2:54:35 PM     (No. 9712067)

Poor GOP. The only people left in their corner are big business. I´m guessing their funding has dried up from everyday Americans.

They also had a epiphany. Obama won the election without the white working class. Romney had them and the Independents (many Tea Party) and still lost.

I think they see the typical Republican base becoming less of a factor. Therefore flood the country with with hardworking Christians from south of the border and wedge them away from Democrats with family values.

Sorry, most people coming from south of the border these days are Peons and are used to the Socialist monolith. They know very well what an Ejido is and they approve of them. The government is the source of wealth. Good luck getting them of Democrat largesse.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/30/2014 3:31:29 PM     (No. 9712134)

Stopping aliens from sneaking across the borderline is not going to stop mass uncontrolled illegal immigration because the majority of intending illegal aliens today, especially women with children, gain entry to the USA by presenting an easily obtained temporary visa, a border crossing card or with a visa waiver, walk right into the country through an official port of entry, then overstay their allotted time period and simply just stay here. Once they get to some interior US city they are home free and are protected by liberal Democrat non-enforcement policies from ever being deported.

The only way to stop most mass illegal immigration is to keep illegal aliens out of most US jobs worth them having, through a greatly enhanced e-verify electronic employee verification system that uses a modernized social security card bearing a digital photograph of the bearer containing a electronic chip, that can be verified through instant electronic verification procedures to the effect that the bearer is authorized to hold a job in this country. Without the possibility of getting a US job most future intending illegal aliens will no longer come here.

All that is just common sense.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Davids918, 1/30/2014 4:46:56 PM     (No. 9712214)

#27, the problem is many of those jobs being taken by illegals aren´t being taken, or wanted, by Americans.
Whether it´s laziness, not qualified, or simply "that works too hard".

If business needs more workers then we simply need to increase the legal quota on immigration.
It´s not amnesty either.

Any process being discussed should ensure all have to go to back of the line, even the President supports that notion.
They´d all be processed and screened just like anyone else.

and I believe illegally entering the U.S. is only a misdomeanor not a felony.

But, GOP should not just be looking for Hispanic immigrants, but expanding the scope to include increase to attract Russians, Indians, Chinese, Italians, Brazilians, etc...

We need about 30-35 million new legal immigrants looking to build America even more bringing with them wealth, talent and ambition.

Talk about energizing America.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: msjena, 1/30/2014 5:00:28 PM     (No. 9712230)

#28-or businesses would have to pay more to attract American workers. It´s a matter of supply and demand.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 1/30/2014 5:10:20 PM     (No. 9712252)

It sounds like the next big thing to happen from Prince Riebus and the establishment Republicans headed by Boner is they are going to serve their voter base a huge crap sandwich- Amnesty for illegals. The traitor Boner is getting ready to pass this Frankenstein legislation. We are barely coming out of the worst recession since 1929 and these idiots want to flood our country with 30 million legalized citizens who compete with Americans for low paying jobs, use up our services like schools, healthcare and avoid paying taxes. We taxpayers are subsidizing these low wage earners while they take away American jobs. A pox on the traitor Boner and the Establishment Republicans.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/30/2014 10:51:26 PM     (No. 9712608)

Apparently, Prince Reemus is completely unaware of the devastating effects Obamacare is having on the American public, or he´s a total moron.

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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

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