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Gang of Eight Republicans Promise: We´re
Not Trying to Sneak Our Bill Through

Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle

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Posted By:mikkins2, 7/26/2014 8:25:16 AM

Senate “Gang of Eight” Republicans are vowing not to try anything sneaky, as Congress considers legislation to address the border crisis. In a statement that underscores the remarkable distance the immigration debate has traveled since their bill passed the Senate with 68 votes last year, the four Republican authors say they do not support bringing up such a bill this year. “Last year, we helped lead the effort to pass immigration reform legislation that received 68 votes in the United States Senate,” Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said in a joint statement. They went on:
Source spelling corrected by Staff

This statement pretty much guarantees that they are doing something underhanded, they just haven´t been caught yet.

At this point, why would anyone trust anything the Republican Establishment says anymore? When was the last time they have been forthright and above board on any issue?

Why are you still a Republican?

Remember Mississippi!
Got hip-waders?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tisHimself, 7/26/2014 8:51:07 AM     (No. 9940774)

Gang of eight includes Rove and Schumer, who crafted this mess with Chamber of Commerce. Among its many flaws: amnesty i.e., no penalties for large employers who have gotten along pretty well from the cheap undocumented labor.

The better alternative has always been the Ryan approach, with securing borders the first of several steps. Those here have to come out of the shadows, pay a fine and get in back of the line without criminal activity to ultimately gain citizenship in the normal time frame.

Trust the establishment GOP--- the "governing wing"---- twice as far as you can drop kick them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/26/2014 9:00:14 AM     (No. 9940783)

Any bill that gives legal status to those who broke our laws is AMNESTY. I agree with OP the Republicans in the Senate are not to be trusted, thus the senate may as well stay dem.

Remember Mississippi!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/26/2014 9:16:16 AM     (No. 9940812)

I feel like Kevin McCarthy in ´Body Snatchers´.
Even his friends were taken over by aliens (from space).
Trust no one.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/26/2014 9:30:29 AM     (No. 9940849)

Yes, Yes, be ABOVE BOARD with everything. That worked so well with your Above Board strategies regarding Romney. Dummies.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: M2, 7/26/2014 9:38:18 AM     (No. 9940864)

Republicans are damned if they do and damned if they don´t: If they refuse to address the influx of illegals in a way that APPEARS humane, they will continue to lose the Hispanic vote.

If they promote a bill to fast track illegals to citizenship, they are perceived as doing it too slowly.

If they work with Democrats (HUGE mistake!) on an immigration bill, they will be abandoned by Republican voters.

If they propose a bill that first closes the border, photographers will crucify them with photos of "poor", dirty waifs, hungry and tired, blah blah...

What do Congressional Republicans do, realizing that first, they must WIN? How can they win when everyone is against them except millions of us conservatives who have no power to affect change until the election?

What should they do? What is right? What is right and legal is to send them all home, refuse an amnesty bill, refuse to work with Democrats. What is right is to speak out about our being a nation of laws and our laws are being broken.

What is right, to our shame, is not what often works in the short term, so I ask again, what is going to get us votes, not just feeling good about ourselves at having done the right thing?

We cannot, once again, sit home and let the enemy win. We need a plan, and sometimes the best plan is what looks best, not what is best. Democrats learned that long ago. It´s overdue that we learn it, too.

DAMN, I hate saying that, but reality is reality.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/26/2014 9:53:39 AM     (No. 9940892)

The REPUBLICANS NEED TO TAKE A STAND.......and because for decades they have not done that, we have what we have today. The PM of Israel has no problem taking a stand and does not care about those who DAMN him. He cares about his country....but unfortunately.....the Republicans are Socialists in sheep´s clothing. They have proven to me they care nothing for our country or countrymen.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: steph_gray, 7/26/2014 10:37:31 AM     (No. 9940957)

I cannot ever get behind the foolish idea of #2 that leaving the DimCrats in power is a reasonable choice.

That´s like saying leaving Stalin in power would have been a good choice.

The people who think RINO pruning comes _before_ getting rid of the Rats could become toxic to the country the same way the Dims have been, if they encourage stupid voting. Any course of action that leaves Dims in power is simply 100% insane. Yes, RINO pruning is a good idea and should be pursued with great gusto _after _the Dims are defeated, not a microsecond before. You don´t uproot the rose bush and then expect it to bloom.

The only exception is a district so Republican safe that a primary can replace a squish with little to no risk. But there are very few of those left. Monkey with staying home or actually voting Dim, and there will be no opposition party or districts at all within 20 years, and if you think they will allow another party to be created, think again; all they want is totalitarianism. Don´t help Dims!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kate318, 7/26/2014 10:39:22 AM     (No. 9940959)

Wouldn´t the fact that a bill was passed with 68 votes in the current democrat-controlled US Senate be your first clue that your legislation was NOT in the best interests of the country? Good lord, but these establishment RINOs are the poster children for the citizens of Troy. If you stand on good, honest and decent principles, you don´t have to wonder how to proceed. You firmly and wholeheartedly embrace those principles and speak them whenever and wherever you can, without equivocation. Will the weak-hearted go wobbly? Of course. But, you´d be surprised how many more would stand with you.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: OhMy, 7/26/2014 11:03:04 AM     (No. 9941000)

Well #7 think about the famous case of the republican establishment rejecting Reagan and nominating Ford. So Carter won that time. Four years later after much damage is done the "Tea Party" of the time gets their wish and Reagan is nominated and elected for two landslide elections benefiting the country greatly with a boom that Clinton takes credit for many years later. The GOP establishment routinely makes the argument to "fight next time" in their supposed battle with Obama. Voters should take them at their word. The GOP establishment uses RAT voters to fend off new leadership rising in the GOP ranks ( Mississippi ) so why can´t the tea party use RAT votes to get rid of the GOP dead wood in general elections in select cases when they can´t get rid of them in primary elections. Think out it! The GOP establishment is making the destructive decision in hanging on so the tea party must call them on it or remain frozen out of any representation despite being around 40% of the population.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/26/2014 11:13:51 AM     (No. 9941013)

#2 and #9, voting for the Dem or by default helping the Dem get elected, is a stupid and destructive tactic, accomplishing nothing but some sort of self-righteous high.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mikkins2, 7/26/2014 11:16:16 AM     (No. 9941017)

Been there and done that.
Didn´t work then, wont work now. The time for waiting until "next time" is over.
Time to take a stand or continue to be part of the problem.
The Republican Establishment has been warned over and over again. They have abused the trust of those they said they represented.
If the democrats win, it is because they REFUSED to listen....

Remember Mississippi?
We do!
Got accountability?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dman, 7/26/2014 11:21:03 AM     (No. 9941024)

#5: If you´re damned if you do, and damned if you don´t: then do.

#9: Yup, one step backward - two steps forward. (We can learn even from Lenin.)

Of course, these snakes are not to be trusted. Fool us once, etc. Beware, especially, in the lame duck session.

TN: Remember that Lamar(!) voted in support of this gang of eight. Vote Carr, not Lamar(!).

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dman, 7/26/2014 11:22:03 AM     (No. 9941026)


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Reply 14 - Posted by: tisHimself, 7/26/2014 11:33:27 AM     (No. 9941038)

Dunno. Is there anything more stupid or destructive than attacking conservatives voters with RNC money, labeling them racists in an effort to prop up does as your told Rovian puppets? Or founding a PAC with the expressed purpose blocking non establishment ( read: Evangelicals and others who go places where Palin isn´t a punchline).
The national party is a dysfunctional mess. Perhaps it is time we take your keys and let somebody else a little more objective and a little less emotional drive. You don´t seem to be going in the right direction.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JustRight, 7/26/2014 11:49:22 AM     (No. 9941056)

Would not trust any one of this "Gang of eight". Republicans would garner vast support by passing a bill to just secure the border first. Then we can tackle the big problem of how to ship the illegals home!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/26/2014 11:56:00 AM     (No. 9941060)

#5: when has the Gang of Eight AKA Schumer´s Republicans pushed closing the border first as part of their legislation? Never. They are only doing the dem´s bidding beginning to end on this thing.

Why should anyone believe anything these politicians say?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/26/2014 12:12:43 PM     (No. 9941075)

Liars, all.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/26/2014 12:33:40 PM     (No. 9941102)

This so-called Gang of 8 engenders less trust then a buy here pay here used car salesman.

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