Rubio: Thanks to Obama, I probably won’t introduce my DREAM bill until after the election now

posted at 7:24 pm on June 18, 2012 by Allahpundit

Inevitable, but still good politics.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that President Barack Obama’s move last week to block deportations for some young illegal immigrants in the U.S. has likely derailed his own similar efforts, at least until after the election.

“People are going to say to me, ‘Why are we going to need to do anything on this now. It has been dealt with. We can wait until after the election,’” Sen. Rubio said in an interview. “And it is going to be hard to argue against that.”…

The president’s unilateral declaration on Friday, Sen. Rubio said, “sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue. It poisons the well. It leads to mistrust. It makes it harder to come up with a long-term solution.”

His spokesman, Alex Conant, also confirmed to Politico that the DREAM is likely dead. Introducing it now would have been a lose/lose situation for Rubio. If he rounded up enough GOP votes to get to 60 in the Senate, some Latino voters might have shrugged because, thanks to O, DREAM is now already basically in effect and others might have given Obama all the credit for having “shaken things up” in Congress with his new policy. If Rubio introduced the bill and didn’t get enough Republicans to get to 60, O would have used it in his pitch to Latinos as proof that the GOP is hopeless on immigration and that DREAM never would have happened if he hadn’t been the bold, can-do chief executive that he is. Better that Rubio sit tight with the bill now and keep hammering his point about how damaging O’s gambit was: If you’re interested in an enduring legislative compromise on DREAM, a jerky hyperpartisan power grab four and a half months before the election ain’t the way to do it.

Of course, O’s not interested in an enduring legislative compromise. He’s interested in this. Mission accomplished?

I wonder what exciting new panders we’ll see before November if the economy slides further and Latino voters start to bail on him too. Six-month moratorium on all deportations? Relaxation of his current eligibility conditions for DREAM so that many more people qualify? The sky’s the limit. Two clips for you while you mull that, one via Greg Hengler of Krauthammer congratulating Romney on not falling into Obama’s immigration trap and the other of Mexican President Felipe Calderon congratulating The One on his cynical, counterproductive executive overreach.


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Mission accomplished?

man i hope not…

felipeis happy he doesn’t have to take care of his own citizens…heck, they provide pamphlets on what to do when crossing the bloody border…

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

i hope the 48% who are less enthusiatic or no effect help us vote this dude out

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 7:29 PM

So what happens after he gives away a few hundred thousand new worker permits to people can’t find a job? Does he give them all unemployment compensation next?

HotAirian on June 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Latino Decisions is a Democrat special interest group. Take their polls with a grain of salt. Democrats in their polls always perform exit polls, for example.

Still, I don’t find those numbers particularly positive for Obama. 48% of the sample answered no effect/less enthusiastic – this from a population that, according to the normal Latino Decisions poll, is 70/25 behind Obama.

Agreed about Rubio decision. He needs to get the sponsors and votes in place to push it after the election so that a President Romney can quickly sign it and replace Obama’s pathetic power grab.

joana on June 18, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Hey-I’ve got the perfect way to solve the illegal immigrant problem: secure the borders, and deport all illegals and their progeny back to their home countries.
STOP rewarding illegal behavior and START ENFORCING THE LAWS OF THIS LAND!
*granddaughter of a LEGAL immigrant.*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Every patriotic American, including latinos+hispanics , if they have any loyalty towards this country , must be ashamed of what Hussein has done with this fatwa.

burrata on June 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Well, I guess impeachment for renouncing his oath of office is off the table because, if he were convicted in an impeachment trial, he’d just refuse to leave the building.

I understand that the Prez and Michelle are having their favorite Hollywood jeweler design matching crowns to wear during his second-term inauguration coronation.

IndieDogg on June 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM

HotAirian on June 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM

fer sure…this is what the gop needs to harp on…he makes this grand announcement but thoroughly think through the consequences and epic failure ensues….

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

With the Young Adult (under 30) unemployment rate above 16%, Obama floods that labor sector with 800,000+ worker visas because “it was the right thing to do.” All it did was reinforce that Obama is an economic illiterate. This next election shouldn’t even be close if life as we know it is to exist. Without the mainstream media propaganda, Obama would have no chance. What is difference between a prostitute and their pimp and a journalist and their editor? Absolutely nothing.

volsense on June 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Obama did it too early. I know he was trying to stop the hemorrhaging from the last couple of weeks, but this is too far out for it to really have an effect I think. The only people that will still be enthusiastic about this 4 months from now will be the illegals who can’t vote anyway. (At least not legally)

ButterflyDragon on June 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

“People are going to say to me, ‘Why are we going to need to do anything on this now. It has been dealt with. We can wait until after the election,’” Sen. Rubio said in an interview. “And it is going to be hard to argue against that.”…

Because it is only in effect for two years.

And why aren’t you talking about the massive effort it will take to implement a shoot from the hip ‘directive’?

Anyone with one half of a brain needs to think things through. How can this thing be implemented?

This is why the Dunce must be stopped. This is WHY we have a legislative and deliberative branch of government.

Has ANYONE thought of the implications this will have on employers? Some are in States that demand verification through E-verify. Are they now exempt? If so, what guarantee will they have that they won’t be prosecuted for failing to execute existing law?

Obama. Pure Fail. From the sewers of Chicago. Taste the fail.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I must agree with Dr. K on this one… Romney is very wise to stay clear of this issue and punt it.

I am amazed by the laser like focus Romney has for the economy. Last month it was gay marriage. This month it is immigration. Very shortly it will be health care with the upcoming SCOTUS decision. But at the end of the day, Romney knows, as do all of us, that come November the economy will not just be the #1 issue in America, but the ONLY issue.

Romney might not be much, but he is quite principled, and unwilling to take the bait a la McCain.

Indy82 on June 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

but does not think through

dang it need to preview

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

ButterflyDragon on June 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

there might not be a way to stop it once it begins this early….

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Obama does not care about anything or anyone but himself. In the long run he does not even help the people he pretends to champion.

Terrye on June 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Terrye on June 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM

+1

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Rubio wants to make sure that everyone knows that he is as liberal as obama on the issue of amnesty for illegals – so gross – so sad – so inappropriate . If Romney is smart, he will cut all ties with Rubio before it is too late.

Pork-Chop on June 18, 2012 at 7:38 PM

THIS JUST IN: DBEAR MORE ENTHUSIASTIC UNTIL NOTIFIED THAT HE WAS LAID OFF AND REPLACED BY HIS PRIMA WHO IS WORKING FOR 1/2 WHAT THEY PAID HIM.

The War Planner on June 18, 2012 at 7:42 PM

“People are going to say to me, ‘Why are we going to need to do anything on this now. It has been dealt with. We can wait until after the election,’” Sen. Rubio said in an interview. “And it is going to be hard to argue against that.”

It should be hard for you to argue the need to put a boot on the neck of American sovereignty and show such a total lack of respect for the American citizenry as your asinine NIGHTMARE act does.

Go away, Marco.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 18, 2012 at 7:42 PM

there might not be a way to stop it once it begins this early….

cmsinaz on June 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM

It’s nothing more than a policy rule. It’s not a law. In fact, it contradicts the law.

Any president can change a previous president’s rules or EO’s.

ButterflyDragon on June 18, 2012 at 7:44 PM

to block deportations for some young illegal immigrants in the U.S. has likely derailed his own similar efforts, at least until after the election.

I think we have different meanings for some. 800,000 to 1.2 million is not some young illegal immigrants.

chemman on June 18, 2012 at 7:46 PM

So, it’s a 50/50 split between More and Less/No Effect?

Was that really the goal?

How much was he off with Latinos compared to ’08, and is that going to still be a net positive in states like AZ and NV, where non-Latinos might not be too thrilled with the ruling?

Isn’t this really about killing Rubio and taking away his trump card as a Veep?

budfox on June 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Obama Grants Immunity to Young Illegals
3:11 pm CST – June 18, 2012
****************************

Besides benefitting children of immigrants, the DREAM Act would have allowed some illegal immigrants who came to this country as children to gain legal status. The act has been a hot-button issue during the GOP presidential primaries – and presumptive candidate Mitt Romney has come out against the legislation.

In a release issued on Friday from the DHS, those meeting the criteria will be granted the two-year stay under certain conditions. The conditions as laid out in the release:

◦Any foreign-born children who came to the U.S. age 16 years or younger and who have continuously resided in the United States for at least five years

◦They must not have been convicted of a felony offense or of multiple misdemeanor offenses or pose a threat to national security

◦The policy extends to those in school, or high school graduates, or those with a GED or equivalent, or have been in military service with an honorable discharge

◦Cannot be above the age of 30

The statement reads, “DHS cannot provide any assurance that all such requests will be granted.” The release also says that although “this guidance takes effect immediately, USCIS and ICE expect to begin implementation of the application processes within sixty days.”

The “deferred action” also will be extended to those who meet the criteria but are currently in the deportation process.
(More…..)
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http://www.texasinsider.org/?p=64000

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Is Obama running for President of Mexico?

Dr Evil on June 18, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Every patriotic American, including latinos+hispanics , if they have any loyalty towards this country , must be ashamed of what Hussein has done with this fatwa.
burrata on June 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Upset Jose got cut off at the knees right?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Romney needs to put distance between himself and Rubio. Stat!

Mr. Arrogant on June 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Obama does not care about anything or anyone but himself. In the long run he does not even help the people he pretends to champion.

Terrye on June 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM

He cares about destroying this country to make the Mooch proud of her subjects
I mean…er..errr..country

burrata on June 18, 2012 at 7:50 PM

hay caramba. marco rubio. he of undeterminate origin. how nice. kissing up to mitt. birther issues. wow. the left will eat him alive.

mitt. the smartests man in the room. will pick a boring white guy, cause if he picks rubio, then he will lose by an even bigger margin.

renalin on June 18, 2012 at 7:50 PM

It was difficult enough getting behind the Teaparty’s last choice candidate, Mitt Romney.

I’m disgusted to think Mitt will not even throw us a bone for VP.
I want the exact opposite of Marco Rubio.
I want Jan Brewer of Arizona for VP.

The Republicans are pathetic for pandering like the Dems, appealing to just one voting block.
What’s good for America is good for all of us here…legally.

Typicalwhitewoman on June 18, 2012 at 7:52 PM

1. Obama “Suddenly supports Gay marriage”.

2. Obama “Suddenly enacts Amnesty”.

Anyone with a brain can see Obama is the biggest phoney of all time.

portlandon on June 18, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I must agree with Dr. K on this one… Romney is very wise to stay clear of this issue and punt it.

I am amazed by the laser like focus Romney has for the economy. Last month it was gay marriage. This month it is immigration. Very shortly it will be health care with the upcoming SCOTUS decision. But at the end of the day, Romney knows, as do all of us, that come November the economy will not just be the #1 issue in America, but the ONLY issue.

Romney might not be much, but he is quite principled, and unwilling to take the bait a la McCain.

Indy82 on June 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Romney has come a long way and I must say I’m far more impressed with him and his people than at the beginning of this campaign. Never thought I’d see him going for the jugular, much less with such joy as he’s doing. He’s out to decimate Obama, it’s in his eyes, and even if he’s not everything this conservative wants in the office, he’s out to win, and win big time, which will help us down the ballot as well, and maybe even take the Senate by a landslide.

Put me in coach, I’m ready to play the game!

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Upset Jose got cut off at the knees right?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I’m shocked you have the nerve to show your liberal backside around here, you filthy animal.

I will right after you are done sucking me off sis.

Uppereastside on June 6, 2012 at 12:35 PM

portlandon on June 18, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Ummmmm,why can’t Obama put this off till after the election,
like say,the KeyStone Oil Pipeline Project!!!

Jus say’n!!

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Obama does not care about anything or anyone but himself. In the long run he does not even help the people he pretends to champion.
Terrye on June 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM

He had to do something. It was unconscionable watching how the new GOP anti immigrant party were treating immigrants. Their God was calling for all of them to self deport or face his wrath. Something had to be done.

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Upset Jose got cut off at the knees right?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

The Congress, per Obama’s own words, was cut off at the knees. Every congresscritter with a brain should protest, alas. Both sides are a gathering of eunuchs.

Schadenfreude on June 18, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Every patriotic American, including latinos+hispanics , if they have any loyalty towards this country , must be ashamed of what Hussein has done with this fatwa.

burrata on June 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Hmmm…I think I see a problem there.

squint on June 18, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Upset Jose got cut off at the knees right?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

You gotta go, dude.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Rubio wants to make sure that everyone knows that he is as liberal as obama on the issue of amnesty for illegals – so gross – so sad – so inappropriate . If Romney is smart, he will cut all ties with Rubio before it is too late.

Pork-Chop on June 18, 2012 at 7:38 PM

I agree. I don’t understand all the hype about Rubio. Hannity loves him and thinks he’s a “rock star”.

I’d say the thing Rubio is most know for is pushing for de facto amnesty with his own BS dream act proposal.

It’s an absolute disgrace. We never learn. Keep buying into to these “compassionate” arguments. All it does is reward bad behavior and allow us to be taken advantage of.

Reagan tried amnesty in ’86 and it about quadrupled the number of illegals right? Enough is enough!

And would Rubio really be pushing this garbage if he wasn’t Hispanic??

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I thought Rubio said he was not going to do dream act legislation before he was elected? Anyone else remember because i thought is was a big hold on him getting nominated.

I’m really through with Rubio. Unfortunately, it will be a few years before we can correct this error.

aniptofar on June 18, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Do we understand why the TSA searches children? Sure, some people get riled up over the privacy principle, but do we understand what happens in the real world if we announce “we’re making a special exception for children”? Terrorists plant bombs on children. That’s what happens.

So, do we understand what happens to children when we announce to all the predatory illegal aliens “we’re making a special exception for children”? Who do you think will suffer most from the unintended consequences? Future generations of children. That’s who.

He needs to get the sponsors and votes in place to push it after the election so that a President Romney can quickly sign it

How about “NO!!!”?

CapnObvious on June 18, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Please stop shiiting on the floors in here. You are beginning to stink up the place.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Meanwhile in Texas……………..

Obama’s weakest point, his greatest fear, is that …
3:33 pm CST – June 18, 2012
***************************

This is a golden opportunity for Texas Republicans to step and save the day.

Our Federation of Hispanic Republicans have begun the “Obama Two-Face” project, in Spanish http://www.obamadoscaras.com, which will be unveiled on national Spanish radio on Univision. With this project, we will raise the funds to do ads, robocalls, pushcards, billboards in the battleground state of Florida, focusing entirely on the Hisapnic vote that Jeb Bush was able to win there, 70% as governor.

http://www.obamadoscaras.com/

The RNC, and Romney’s campaign, may be either too afraid, lack the knowledge, or are just too slow to take the fight to the Democrats, so we Texans will take it to the streets of Florida.

We ask for your help Texas. Send us to Florida … and remember, it was Texas Republicans who won the Hispanic vote for Romney.
(More…)
========

http://www.texasinsider.org/?p=64002

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Krauthammer makes a very good point. You see some honor student who was taken here by his/her parents as a baby & it does seem harsh to deport him for something that, as a child, was out of his control. Of course, as harsh as that is, I’d argue that his parents should have thought of that before they came here, with their child, illegally.

Nonetheless, Krauthammer is right — the amount of sympathy that can be generated for such a person equates to Romney making a good political move by punting on the issue.

Dark Star on June 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Romney has come a long way and I must say I’m far more impressed with him and his people than at the beginning of this campaign. Never thought I’d see him going for the jugular, much less with such joy as he’s doing. He’s out to decimate Obama, it’s in his eyes, and even if he’s not everything this conservative wants in the office, he’s out to win, and win big time, which will help us down the ballot as well, and maybe even take the Senate by a landslide.

Put me in coach, I’m ready to play the game!

TXUS on June 18, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I agree. There are alot of things wrong with Romney, but at least he’s fighting. I loved the Solyndra thing (on both fronts: having the hecklers for Axelrod in Boston and then showing up himself across from Solyndra). I also liked ROmney giving that speech at about the same time as Maobama in Ohio last week.

Those efforts make it alittle easier to stomach his non-immgration answer — at a minimum Romney should’ve hammered Maobama for bypassing Congress and abusing his power.

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Krauthammer makes a very good point. You see some honor student who was taken here by his/her parents as a baby & it does seem harsh to deport him for something that, as a child, was out of his control. Of course, as harsh as that is, I’d argue that his parents should have thought of that before they came here, with their child, illegally.

Nonetheless, Krauthammer is right — the amount of sympathy that can be generated for such a person equates to Romney making a good political move by punting on the issue.

Dark Star on June 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM

It’s the whole “breaking up families” argument. Don’t fall for it.

What about a legal US citizen who is a dad but commits murder? Does he not have to go to jail for 20 years b/c it’d “break up his family”?

BTW Krauthammer is an establishment moderate hack. He didn’t like Reagan and tried to defeat him.

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM

And would Rubio really be pushing this garbage if he wasn’t Hispanic??

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Many illegals in this country are from the Middle East. They are under 30, have lived here for 5 years and they have no criminal records. Personally, I would have rather this issue be debated, at length and with careful consideration for those who deserve compassion. Obama did another knee jerk shoot from the hip “directive” that places our National security at risk.

Ponder that.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM

How about “NO!!!”?

CapnObvious on June 18, 2012 at 7:58 PM

NO!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Typicalwhitewoman on June 18, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Who do you think will take the jobs once the minimum wage is eliminated. You wabt the unions gone right? Wish granted so stop bi$&ing

Your tea party hero is simply paying back the corporate masters that got him elected. Suck it up and live with it. You think we were kidding when we said the USA is slowly turning into one of those Latin third world countries?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:06 PM

He had to do something. It was unconscionable watching how the new GOP anti immigrant party were treating immigrants. Their God was calling for all of them to self deport or face his wrath. Something had to be done.

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 7:56 PM

So it’s ok for Maobama to bypass Congress and do whatever he pleases???

I didn’t realize he had become King!

He should be IMPEACHED for this!!!!

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Upset Jose got cut off at the knees right?
 
Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

 
Holy bigotry, Batman.

rogerb on June 18, 2012 at 8:07 PM

You think we were kidding when we said the USA is slowly turning into one of those Latin third world countries?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:06 PM

That’s probably the only right thing you’ve ever uttered here— that part about the US becoming a 3rd world country!

The reason is because of geniuses like yourself who keep supporting socialists who p!ss all over our Constitution and the concept of limited gov’t!!

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:08 PM

You think we were kidding when we said the USA is slowly turning into one of those Latin third world countries?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Be gone, racist shiiter.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Many illegals in this country are from the Middle East. They are under 30, have lived here for 5 years and they have no criminal records. Personally, I would have rather this issue be debated, at length and with careful consideration for those who deserve compassion. Obama did another knee jerk shoot from the hip “directive” that places our National security at risk.

Ponder that.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Don’t try selling the liberal sob story.

Most lied to get into this country. And to get jobs many have stolen social security numbers and forged countless documents.

Why even have a border or laws?

Plus if you haven’t noticed the economy kind of sucks. Adding 2-3 more illegals to it isn’t exactly going to help!

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Lol. You mad bro? Mad I called him Jose? Hurts your feelings doesn’t it? Don’t worry, you can pay me back by calling Michelle Moochel or Barrack all the racist names you all have invented since he got elected.

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Upset Jose got cut off at the knees right?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

What does that even mean???

bluealice on June 18, 2012 at 8:11 PM

You gotta go, dude.

Key West Reader on June 18, 2012 at 7:57 PM

It’s his job.

Maybe… Just maybe my job here is done. Somehow I doubt it though. Anyway commence the childish attacks in 3,2,1 go..

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Bmore on June 18, 2012 at 8:12 PM

pset Jose got cut off at the knees right?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Uppereastside:Ugh,can you be more specific,about which Jose,eh!
================================================================

New Immigration Policy Won’t Save Jose Antonio Vargas

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/06/new-immigration-policy-wont-save-jose-antonio-vargas/53602/

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Maybe… Just maybe my job here is done. Somehow I doubt it though. Anyway commence the childish attacks in 3,2,1 go..

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 6:58 PM

So you are being paid to disrupt threads by commenting here.

Allah, that is a banning offense on his part. Terms an conditions.

Bmore on June 18, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Bmore on June 18, 2012 at 8:14 PM

It’s the whole “breaking up families” argument. Don’t fall for it.

What about a legal US citizen who is a dad but commits murder? Does he not have to go to jail for 20 years b/c it’d “break up his family”?

BTW Krauthammer is an establishment moderate hack. He didn’t like Reagan and tried to defeat him.

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Oh, I’m not falling for it. Maybe you missed it but I wrote:

Of course, as harsh as that is, I’d argue that his parents should have thought of that before they came here, with their child, illegally.

It’s the parents fault these children are in this position, not mine, not yours, and not the US government’s.

In my initial post, I only meant that many people do fall for it & that by avoiding the trap Obama was trying to spring (because face it, if he gave a damn, he would have done this the correct/legal/Constitutional way his first 2 years when he had both houses) Romney made the best/most politically expedient move he could.

Dark Star on June 18, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Who do you think will take the jobs once the minimum wage is eliminated.

Individuals looking for work.

You wabt the unions gone right?

Private sector unions are fine. The regulations and laws that protect them need to be eliminated. If management wants to deal with collective bargaining from labor, theat should be their choice.

Wish granted so stop bi$&ing

No idea what you are talking about. I’m still paying dues and carrying my union card.

Your tea party hero is simply paying back the corporate masters that got him elected. Suck it up and live with it. You think we were kidding when we said the USA is slowly turning into one of those Latin third world countries?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:06 PM

The unholy alliance of Big Union wed to the democrat party has moved manufacturing out of the country. The workers you say you wish to protect are victims of the policies that the democrats push. An uneducated individual used to be able to make a living pressing out widgets and clockwatching. That dynamic is gone. We need to try liberty in the workplace and industry. Get the government off their back. Allow us to produce energy. All that capital sitting on the sidelines is going to stay there or just leave the country.

Roll back regulation and put pro-business people in charge, take the reigns off, and the economy would be so incredibly productive in the span of a year or so.

The capricious nature of your democrat plantation masters has destroyed the economy.

tom daschle concerned on June 18, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I have never objected to liberals who seek to have an honest dialog. This particular commenter is not interested in dialog, but disruption. One need only have followed his evolution from his start here to see what his job is. He has lied on numerous occasions and cowars away from any defense of his assertions. He plays all the leftist hands continually, race baiting, homophobe accusation, class warfare, etc.

Bmore on June 18, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Bmore on June 18, 2012 at 8:16 PM

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Good riddance Vargas!

And what a sickening cover of Time Magazine!

How about they try coming through the front door like the thousands waiting to do it the right way!!??

Time Magazine….. they wouldn’t put the Tea Party on the front cover but they put a bunch of illegals on it in a pathetic attempt to gin up support for amnesty!

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Lol. You mad bro? Mad I called him Jose? Hurts your feelings doesn’t it? Don’t worry, you can pay me back by calling Michelle Moochel or Barrack all the racist names you all have invented since he got elected.

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I prefer Ogabe. Obama is so much like your pal Robert Mugabe. He enacted progressive policies in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is peaceful, prosperous, and a workers paradise.

tom daschle concerned on June 18, 2012 at 8:17 PM

From one banana republic to another…

d1carter on June 18, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Upset Jose got cut off at the knees right?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I wanted wo waste just a minute to say buh-bye, Sport. As you see your fearful leader goin down in flames, you’ve caught the supporter disease of becoming Progrodytically unhinged in your posts. See ya, Champ..

ManWithNoParty on June 18, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Bmore on June 18, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Your tin foil hat is too tight. It’s cutting off oxygen to your brain.

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:19 PM

What does that even mean???
 
bluealice on June 18, 2012 at 8:11 PM

 
Blatent and open anti-Hispanic bigotry. Nothing more. Admitted to, even, and justified because of (non-bigoted) “Mooch” remarks. Hard to believe.
 

You mad bro? Mad I called him Jose? Hurts your feelings doesn’t it?
 
Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:11 PM

 
Between “Jose” and his earlier pro-rape post, I’m beginning to think he’s allowed to stay only to drive page refreshes.

rogerb on June 18, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Oh, I’m not falling for it. Maybe you missed it but I wrote:

In my initial post, I only meant that many people do fall for it & that by avoiding the trap Obama was trying to spring (because face it, if he gave a damn, he would have done this the correct/legal/Constitutional way his first 2 years when he had both houses) Romney made the best/most politically expedient move he could.

Dark Star on June 18, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Fair enough on your intitial post.

As for ROmney, I disagree. We need a leader who shows courage, not one who does what is best politically. ROmney needs to shore up the conservative base, refusing to answer the same question three times (after sounding like he was going to be tough on illegals in the primary) is no way to get that conservative support.

It really makes Romney sound like Mr. Etch a Sketch.

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Your tin foil hat is too tight. It’s cutting off oxygen to your brain.

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Need I say more Allah?

Bmore on June 18, 2012 at 8:22 PM

tom daschle concerned on June 18, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Wonder why these hypocrites aren’t screaming to AP to ban you for calling the president Ogabe. Ahhh what are you gonna do right?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:22 PM

We seem to have an infestation of trolls. Easy to identify, they all chant the Roger Ailes mantra that Rubio would be terrible as Vice President. Don’t feed them.

RobBert on June 18, 2012 at 8:23 PM

For every Latino who will support Obama, an Independent may turn to Romney. Folks who would have supported the Dream Act legislation may turn against it because of the unilateral action taken by Obama.

banzaibob on June 18, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Wonder why these hypocrites aren’t screaming to AP to ban you for calling the president Ogabe. Ahhh what are you gonna do right?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Leave the concern to olde Tom Daschle.

tom daschle concerned on June 18, 2012 at 8:24 PM

It’s a win-win for Rubio. He gets to pander to his Hispanic base by pretending he was committed to Dream Act-type legislation and then he gets to keep his name in the Veepstakes by never introducing a bill that would be deeply unpopular with the convention delegates who would have to support his nomination.

The idea that ten election-year Republican Senators — not to mention the House — would support the Dream Act was always absurd.

urban elitist on June 18, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Don’t bother, you pandering fool.
Just what the senate needs…another McCain.

HornetSting on June 18, 2012 at 8:29 PM

For every Latino who will support Obama, an Independent may turn to Romney. Folks who would have supported the Dream Act legislation may turn against it because of the unilateral action taken by Obama.

banzaibob on June 18, 2012 at 8:23 PM

This! Looking beyond cheap election year theatrics, one would hope that those that are thinking beyond campaign sound bytes have realized how much this will hurt the chances of legal path to entry legislation seeing the light of day anytime soon.

ManWithNoParty on June 18, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Can someone find out how many illegals that would currently qualify for Obama’s X-order have been deported during his administration?

Secondly, how many are serving or have served in he military that meet the requirements? Considering to be eligible for military service you must “first be a legal immigrant (with a green card), permamently residing in the United States.” Are active or former service members really living in the shadow of deportation?

BKeyser on June 18, 2012 at 8:32 PM

It should be hard for you to argue the need to put a boot on the neck of American sovereignty and show such a total lack of respect for the American citizenry as your asinine NIGHTMARE act does.

Go away, Marco.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 18, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I’ll be more than happy to buy him a one way ticket out of the country. As speaker of the Florida state senate, Rubio blocked all enforcement bills that came up. His record is up at Floridians for Immigration Enforcment archives – 2008. It makes sense now.

The disgusting thing is that the spineless GOP sits on the sidelines, save a few decent Congressman (Steve King, Allen West, Ted Poe, John Culberson, etc.), because they have this delusion that if you pander to hispanics, you’ll get their vote. Nothing could be further from the truth. And now we’re going to have an anchor parent problem because the parents won’t be able to leave their 30 year old “children” while they go back. And for that one anamoly of the illegal that was valedictorian, a child prodigy and found the cure for cancer as his/her science project, there are 500,000 who only aspire to come here, mow lawns and drain the economy.

TxAnn56 on June 18, 2012 at 8:34 PM

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Good riddance Vargas!

And what a sickening cover of Time Magazine!

How about they try coming through the front door like the thousands waiting to do it the right way!!??

Time Magazine….. they wouldn’t put the Tea Party on the front cover but they put a bunch of illegals on it in a pathetic attempt to gin up support for amnesty!

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:17 PM

LeveinFan:

Amen,they/them/those have broken the law.
And now,Obama wants to put a security door,
in the Border Fence,where the young,won’t have
to hop it!!

Nuts!

Oh,I agree,the Time Cover Agenda!!:)

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I’ll be more than happy to buy him a one way ticket out of the country. As speaker of the Florida state senate, Rubio blocked all enforcement bills that came up. His record is up at Floridians for Immigration Enforcment archives – 2008. It makes sense now.

The disgusting thing is that the spineless GOP sits on the sidelines, save a few decent Congressman (Steve King, Allen West, Ted Poe, John Culberson, etc.), because they have this delusion that if you pander to hispanics, you’ll get their vote. Nothing could be further from the truth. And now we’re going to have an anchor parent problem because the parents won’t be able to leave their 30 year old “children” while they go back. And for that one anamoly of the illegal that was valedictorian, a child prodigy and found the cure for cancer as his/her science project, there are 500,000 who only aspire to come here, mow lawns and drain the economy.

TxAnn56 on June 18, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I’m sick of the Rubio hype. He’s an illegal panderer and he’s probably doing based on race!

I’d prefer someone with a real backbone — Allen West as VP but I doubt that’d happen!

Since it’s all about playing politics… I’d settle for ROmney picking Portman to try to take Ohio instead of the panderer in Rubio.

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Time Magazine….. they wouldn’t put the Tea Party on the front cover but they put a bunch of illegals on it in a pathetic attempt to gin up support for amnesty!

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Oh,I agree,the Time Cover Agenda!!:)

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 8:39 PM

You guys ever hear of Google? Great for fact-checking.

urban elitist on June 18, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Uppereastside, you’re such a schmuck in need of an attitude adjustment.

You need to be in a Muslim, police state for awhile.
Tehran, Damascus, Tripoli would be good.

Have some punks with automatic weapons decide whether he wants to let you go or not, when they confront you at the airports or a random street interrogation.

You’d puke with terror.

You’d come back and think Americans are crazy to give up that “choice” and freedom of even a large soda.

Typicalwhitewoman on June 18, 2012 at 8:50 PM

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I take it you would have supported Crist if you knew this about him right?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:50 PM

I’m sick of the Rubio hype. He’s an illegal panderer and he’s probably doing based on race!

I’d prefer someone with a real backbone — Allen West as VP but I doubt that’d happen!

Since it’s all about playing politics… I’d settle for ROmney picking Portman to try to take Ohio instead of the panderer in Rubio.

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Yep, Allen West would be great, or Jan Brewer, but because those two don’t fall into the Chamber of Commerce cheap labor hispandering group, they’ll never be tapped. I think he should pick Jindal, who could say that it’s not fair to people who have waited in line like his parents did.

Btw, retiring RINOs KBH and Kyl were helping Rubio with this Nightmare Act. Texas can only hope that Ted Cruz wins the primary. He was one of the first to blast Obama for this tyrannical move.

TxAnn56 on June 18, 2012 at 8:50 PM

So what happens after he gives away a few hundred thousand new worker permits to people can’t find a job? Does he give them all unemployment compensation next?

HotAirian on June 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM

..youbetcha!

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I take it you would have supported Crist if you knew this about him right?

Uppereastside on June 18, 2012 at 8:50 PM

…your mouth is still full!…SHUT UP!

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I see that the affirmative action, freshman senator is back out looking for more attention. What a dolt, he is; so very hungry for attention, and he will not go away. As someone up thread said, Romney really should distance himself from this clown, and now.

MustLoveBlogs on June 18, 2012 at 8:54 PM

You guys ever hear of Google? Great for fact-checking.

urban elitist on June 18, 2012 at 8:44 PM

…you understand English?

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2012 at 8:54 PM

…you understand English?

KOOLAID2 on June 18, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Not well. But I was very young when I came to this country, and with my new green card, I’ll earn enough money to take lessons.

urban elitist on June 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM

The Mexican president was speaking in English, apparently a second language for him. Why was he able to speak more fluently than the United States president?

Oleta on June 18, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Oh Sh*t,Hopey does an Op–Ed piece!!

President Obama’s Op-Ed Defends Immigration Decision:

“It Is The Right Thing To Do, Period”
June 18 2012
************

http://www.inquisitr.com/257762/president-obamas-op-ed-defends-immigration-decision-it-is-the-right-thing-to-do-period/

Exclusive:

A Nation of Laws and a Nation of Immigrants

The President explains his decision to no longer deport undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children
By Barack Obama | June 17, 2012
********************************

http://ideas.time.com/2012/06/17/a-nation-of-laws-and-a-nation-of-immigrants/

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 9:05 PM

You guys ever hear of Google? Great for fact-checking.

urban elitist on June 18, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Whatever. Do you really think Time or any lamestream media outlet has been fair to the Tea Party?

LevinFan on June 18, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Rubio: Thanks to Obama, I probably won’t introduce my DREAM bill until after the election now

Let’s make sure Rubio doesn’t get re-elected, then.

FloatingRock on June 18, 2012 at 9:16 PM

You guys ever hear of Google? Great for fact-checking.

urban elitist on June 18, 2012 at 8:44 PM

urban elitist:

I’ve been on google,for over four hours,and speaking of Fact-
Checking,

I didn’t say that Time didn’t mention the Tea Party on their
cover!!

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 9:18 PM

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

-Langston Hughes

DavidW on June 18, 2012 at 9:23 PM

canopfor on June 18, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Who needs Google when you have canopfor? :-)

TxAnn56 on June 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Wait until Obama is a lame duck president. Imagine what he will enact then. Congress better stand up now or get rolled over.

Christian Conservative on June 18, 2012 at 9:27 PM

You guys ever hear of Google? Great for fact-checking.

urban elitist on June 18, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Tell me you really didn’t miss the point of that cover. Oh and Google is generally spelled with a lower case g. Just trying to pitch in on helping you learn English. American style.

Bmore on June 18, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Let’s make sure Rubio doesn’t get re-elected, then.

FloatingRock on June 18, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Unfortunately, that’s 2016. Let’s put the pressure on the RINO house and senate members like we’ve done every other time the Dream Act has come up for a vote. Don’t forget that Bush said “see you at the bill signing” when he was sure his amnesty bill would pass. The outcry from the grassroots is the only way to keep the spineless GOP from passing any amnesty. Below is a snippet from Alipac’s press release today.

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) is leading a lobbying charge today asking Americans coast to coast to bombard Congress with calls for action to prevent both Barack Obama’s dictatorial actions and his amnesty decree for illegal immigrants, which is designed to overthrow existing federal laws, Congress, the outcome of the elections, the will of the American public, and the US Constitution.

TxAnn56 on June 18, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Marco probably doesn’t realize it but Obama really did Marco and Romney a favor. Don’t believe this is going over in a big way with anyone but the choir. If Obama has to do that maybe he realizes he’s in deep kimchi.

whbates on June 18, 2012 at 9:32 PM

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