Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on June 13, 2013 by Allahpundit

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has caused a minor stir with comments that the “Gang of Eight” previously decided to “de-link” border security triggers from the pathway to citizenship.

In other words, the comprehensive immigration reform package does not have to ensure that the legislation’s border security directives are actually carried out, lest former undocumented immigrant residents, newly legalized, have their path to citizenship delayed until that happens, if it ever does…

“We have de-linked the pathway to citizenship and border enforcement. You could be on a path to a million people reaching citizenship and have one bad week on the border, at which point you stop, and that’s just unacceptable,” Durbin said, according to the National Journal.

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Either Marco Rubio is being played the fool or we are being played the fool by Senator Rubio. He has become the face of support for this legislation and much of the support of the legislation from those on the right has come because of the good will so many of us have for Senator Rubio…

Contrary to the advertisement, the law does not secure the border in any meaningful way, in fact the “border security on steroids” as the ad claims does not begin until after the citizenship push starts, hence the pretend effort of John Cornyn now that this has been exposed.

Contrary to the advertisement, the law will grant amnesty — it is a big play for citizenship even before the pretend efforts to secure the border take place. It is the amnesty Senator Rubio opposed in 2010, though in the advertisement he says we have right now “de facto amnesty”…

I am just shocked, knowing what we now know, that Senator Rubio would continue to support this legislation and that other conservative Senators would too.

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When President Obama came before House Republicans in March, King recalls, he told his political opponents, “You will never win another national election again until you pass comprehensive immigration reform. Republicans, I am trying to help you.” The Iowan retorts, “I don’t know how any Republicans can think it’s a good idea to take that kind of political help from the president. He’s not trying to help us.”…

King is frank about the difficulties of going up against the charismatic Senator Marco Rubio, whose conservative credentials, heading into the immigration debate, were stellar.

“I don’t want to be in a position where I’m personally critical of Marco Rubio. I think too much of him in all other categories,” King says. “At the panel that was before the RSC last week, if that had been the four House Democrats and the four Senate Democrats advancing that bill, a whole lot of those people . . . would disagree completely with the same language they seem to be nodding their head at today.”

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All the Establishment feeds us is lies. If the reformers are so intent on securing the border, why isn’t it secure right now? Why does that have to wait until we somehow let the last bunch of people who scoffed at our sovereignty get on their pathway to citizenship before we take the most basic step any nation must take to be a nation at all – to protect our borders?

The answer is simple – they don’t want to secure the border, they never have wanted to secure the border, and they never will secure the border, at least until forced to do so, and then only grudgingly and while employing every passive aggressive tool they can to subvert doing so…

They are scared of us, because they know that our representatives fear us and our votes more than they fear the Establishment. So they lie to us, try to rush through their scheme, and trick us into just letting it happen.

There is no immigration “crisis.” The only “crisis” is the one faced by an Establishment that needs millions of new voters to cling to power because millions of real Americans are waking up to the nightmare they have created.

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[O]ver the past week, it seems Republicans are having a relapse. The anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric are metastasizing and causing a substantial case of amnesia about the last election.

Last week, almost every House Republican voted to amend the Homeland Security Appropriations bill to deport undocumented children who grew up in the United States, registered with the government, stayed in school, and passed criminal background checks. More than a rudimentary anti-Obama vote against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, even Republicans who support the DREAM Act felt compelled to support the King Amendment and signal to Republican voters, Latino voters and everyone else that the GOP wants to deport millions of peaceful, productive immigrants who are raising families, pursuing an education, and contributing to the American economy.

What were you thinking? You should know better. I thought you were leaving behind your get-tough-on-immigrants political games and had packed them deep in a storage unit with your “Mitt for President” buttons…

The Republicans I work with on immigration reform are smart, religious, America-loving legislators who want to establish for this nation an immigration system of which they can be rightly proud. I know you are out there. I know you understand this issue better than your recent behavior betrays. I think you can help your party get back on the path to recovery. Your nation, our nation, needs you to step up.

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Speaking at the Bipartisan Policy Center alongside former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R), [Jeb] Bush argued passionately for a major immigration reform overhaul and said he’d made a similar case to House Republicans Thursday morning at the behest of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)…

Bush said the “humble advice” he gave to undecided House Republicans Thursday morning was to “change the conversation to ‘how do we restore our greatness as a nation by sustained economic growth,’” emphasizing fixing the legal immigration system rather than what to do with illegal immigrants to rejuvenate the aging American population.

“That is a winning message in conservative America, for sure,” he said.

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After a vote on Tuesday, the Senate will now officially begin debate on an immigration reform bill. The legislation would strengthen border security and create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants currently in the country.

A Fox News poll released Thursday finds that most voters generally favor those provisions.

The new poll shows 81 percent of voters want to strengthen border security and stop additional illegal entry into the country.

In addition, 74 percent favor finding a way for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country to remain — and eventually become citizens — if they meet certain requirements, such as paying back taxes, learning English and passing a background check.

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Let me respond with three numbers: 775,000, 0, and 45%.

1. The first number refers to the Democratic Hispanic Bonanza Scenario and supposed deluge of 11 million illegal immigrants/undocumented workers. What if all those folks were citizens last November? Well, of that 11 million, only 10 million are adults. And of that 10 million, only 8 million are Latino. And of that 8 million, only 3.5 million would have been voting-age citizens if undocumented Hispanic immigrants became citizens at the rate equal to that of eligible Hispanic immigrants. And of that 3.5 million, only 1.7 million would actually bother to vote. And of that roughly 1.7 million, how many of these new Latino Americans would be net Democratic votes, nationally? Just 775,000 or so, according Harry Enten, polling analyst at The Guardian. So President Obama would have done about a half percentage point better vs. Mitt Romney. Some bonanza.

2. The second number refers to the Electoral College. Wouldn’t those 775,000 net Democratic voters have flipped a few more states Obama’s way? Not one, according to RealClearPolitics polling analyst Sean Trende. Zero. And key swing states would have been only marginally more difficult to win. Obama would have done, for instance, only 0.2 percentage point better in Ohio, New Hampshire, Missouri, and Minnesota.

3. The third number refers to the average share of the popular vote that GOP presidential candidates have garnered over the past six elections, a pathetic 45%. Republicans don’t need someone to help them commit political suicide. They’re managing just fine on their own. And that deterioration might accelerate if Americans think the GOP killed immigration reform mainly because the party feared reform would produce more Democratic voters. And why wouldn’t Americans think that given the comments of some conservative pundits such as Coulter.

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Via the Daily Caller.


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morning HA

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 6:29 AM

amnesty here we come

*sigh*

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Morning. Lovely 54 degrees here.

esr1951 on June 14, 2013 at 6:33 AM

HornetSting on June 14, 2013 at 6:20 AM
cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 6:29 AM

Good Morning, Patriots!
What an awesome morning. Two of my favorite ladies to start my day.

This one is for all the miserables.

I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.
Sarah Palin – “Sarah Palin/FNC: The Arctic Fox Returns!”
My take.

kingsjester on June 14, 2013 at 6:37 AM

esr1951 on June 14, 2013 at 6:33 AM

lucky duck…enjoy

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 6:40 AM

kingsjester on June 14, 2013 at 6:37 AM

morning KJ

Yahoo, cuda is back…lib heads exploding everywhere…

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 6:42 AM

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Yep.

Roger Ailes is a smart man.

kingsjester on June 14, 2013 at 6:45 AM

so the morning joe crew has no problem with the price tag of dear leader’s trip to africa and are upset that the safari is canceled…

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 6:47 AM

mark mckinnon going to work with Hillary…mika and joe are thrilled…

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 6:48 AM

so the morning joe crew has no problem with the price tag of dear leader’s trip to africa and are upset that the safari is canceled…

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 6:47 AM

Of course they’re going to react like that. But if the Republicans try cutting $100 million from a useless program, they’ll scream about how Conservatives want to starve children and kick Grandma down the stairs (then sell her wheelchair for a tidy profit).

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 6:57 AM

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 6:57 AM

yepper

morning Liam :)

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:01 AM

so the morning joe crew has no problem with the price tag of dear leader’s trip to africa and are upset that the safari is canceled…

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 6:47 AM

GWB couldn’t spend a couple weeks at his home in Crawford without it being a national scandal. Even though it was a relatively cheap excursion since the infrastructure was already in place.

The rat-eared traitor, shaved Yeti, and the mini-moochers decide to go on a vacation in Africa and all that entails for the cost of $100M and the media thinks he deserves the down time or something. Simply disgusting.

HOW MANY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WOULDN’T BE FURLOUGHED IF THAT $100M WERE USED FOR SOMETHING OF MORE VALUE THAN ENTERTAINING THE WORTHLESS ROYAL FAMILY???

Happy Nomad on June 14, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Moochie and the Mini-Moochers…Sounds like a 60s Motown all-girl ensemble like the Supremes.

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 7:07 AM

david gregory still thinks diplomacy is going to work in syria

are you freakin’ kidding me??

c’mon

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Happy Nomad on June 14, 2013 at 7:02 AM

exactly…then they snarked well, w brought his daughters on safari….what they don’t tell folks is michelle took the girls on safari in 2011, so they’ve already ‘been there done that’ just not with dear leader…

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:08 AM

well the sunday shows will be talking immigration and syria…scandals???? pfft, nothing to see there

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:12 AM

amnesty here we come
*sigh*
cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Think positive! We will win this!

bluegill on June 14, 2013 at 7:12 AM

exactly…then they snarked well, w brought his daughters on safari….what they don’t tell folks is michelle took the girls on safari in 2011, so they’ve already ‘been there done that’ just not with dear leader…

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Good morning!

Not even the Brits go gaga over Queen Elizabeth the way our media do over the Obamas. And Elizabeth is true royalty.

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 7:13 AM

….what they don’t tell folks is michelle took the girls on safari in 2011, so they’ve already ‘been there done that’ just not with dear leader…

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:08 AM

I don’t have a problem with the worthless mini-moochers seeing the world. It might give them enough perspective they don’t turn out the spoiled racist brat their mother is. I do have a problem with the American taxpayer picking up the tab for such an extravagant bit of entertainment in these economic times when federal workers are being furloughed because of sequester. When over 13% of the American workforce is without a job or underemployed. Etc….

It’s all so very much “let them eat cake.”

Happy Nomad on June 14, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Not even the Brits go gaga over Queen Elizabeth the way our media do over the Obamas. And Elizabeth is true royalty.

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 7:13 AM

It’s stuff like this that makes switch my attention for a while to house porn (HGTV) or food porn (Food Network). Of course HGTV is on probation right now for their suggestion of using an American flag as a festive tablecloth for July 4th picnics (hint use a nylon flag for easier clean up of spills). That was a jaw-dropping gaffe.

Happy Nomad on June 14, 2013 at 7:19 AM

When did Fox hire Dana Loesch? I know she’s been on Red Eye many times, but ashes on F&F right now and I saw her on Cavuto yesterday.

Good move!

Naturally Curly on June 14, 2013 at 7:20 AM

She’s on F&F . . . Hate that auto correct.

Naturally Curly on June 14, 2013 at 7:21 AM

bluegill on June 14, 2013 at 7:12 AM

i don’t know, when my governor rams medicaid expansion down our throats I don’t know what we can do to stop this as well…

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 7:13 AM

yup

Happy Nomad on June 14, 2013 at 7:13 AM

agree…

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:22 AM

Happy Nomad on June 14, 2013 at 7:19 AM

I heard about using the flag for a tablecloth. I’m not happy with that at all.

I tend to stick with SciFi and Chiller Channels. At least the ‘horror’ on those stations has a little comedy.

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 7:23 AM

That was a jaw-dropping gaffe.

Happy Nomad on June 14, 2013 at 7:19 AM

big time…

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:25 AM

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 7:23 AM

love warehouse 13 and continuum myself

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:26 AM

love warehouse 13 and continuum myself

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:26 AM

I like Warehouse 13 a lot. I can’t seem to get into Continuum, and can’t stand Defiance.

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 7:28 AM

agree about defiance….i watched the 1st season of continuum on netflix and got hooked…

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:30 AM

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:30 AM

SciFi has turned out some good series of their own, and aired good older ones over the years. I’m also a fan of Haven (Emily Rose being the main attraction).

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 7:33 AM

another good one…

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:36 AM

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:36 AM

I think SciFi is doing an offshoot of the BBC series Primeval. Except I’m not sure if the new one is a SciFi production or if it’s from Britain, too.

Liam on June 14, 2013 at 7:39 AM

OTOH, you are an avowed bigot against gays, Muslims and Latinos.

Capitalist Hog on June 14, 2013 at 3:14 AM

LOL- you fool..you know nothing about HS..I do..
so you look like the jack a$s you really are.

I’m her good friend, she is like a sister and she loves this gay…like few have. I’ll let her do the rest of the talking.
GFY with a shoe horn.

bazil9 on June 14, 2013 at 7:42 AM

– “Sarah Palin/FNC: The Arctic Fox Returns!”
My take.

kingsjester on June 14, 2013 at 6:37 AM

…and we’ve kept her going since January 25th on Hot Air…in the Gulch…and I don’t think we’re going to stop!

KOOLAID2 on June 14, 2013 at 7:49 AM

Will have to check it out liam

cmsinaz on June 14, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Why are the Dems opposed to securing the border???

Syzygy on June 14, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Think positive! We will win this

…someone Thinks…she has a turd in her pocket!

KOOLAID2 on June 14, 2013 at 7:54 AM

kingsjester on June 14, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Good take.
I may even turn on the tube and tune into the lsm to check her out.

One thing bugging me..she has been silent on the illegal immigration debate….
Correct me if I missed something.
You know I luvs me some Palin but that is telling..
Please say it ain’t so. (that her silence means -yea to the gang)

bazil9 on June 14, 2013 at 7:56 AM

One thing bugging me..she has been silent on the illegal immigration debate….
Correct me if I missed something.
You know I luvs me some Palin but that is telling..
Please say it ain’t so. (that her silence means -yea to the gang)

bazil9 on June 14, 2013 at 7:56 AM

I recently saw this. She said then that she supported a path to citizenship for “undocumented immigrants” – I wonder if that has anything to do with it…

Univision interview from 10/2008:

Q: As governor, how do you deal with them? Do you think they all should be deported?

There is no way that in the US we would roundup every illegal immigrant-there are about 12 million of the illegal immigrants- not only economically is that just an impossibility but that’s not a humane way anyway to deal with the issue that we face with illegal immigration.

Q: Do you then favor an amnesty for the 12 or 13 million undocumented immigrants?

No, I do not. I do not. Not total amnesty. You know, people have got to follow the rules. They’ve got to follow the bar, and we have got to make sure that there is equal opportunity and those who are here legally should be first in line for services being provided and those opportunities that this great country provides.

Q: To clarify, so you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?

I do because I understand why people would want to be in America. To seek the safety and prosperity, the opportunities, the health that is here. It is so important that yes, people follow the rules so that people can be treated equally and fairly in this country.

PS bnmine

:P

bazil9 on June 14, 2013 at 12:03 AM

I love it when you stick your tongue out at me! :)

Anti-Control on June 14, 2013 at 8:05 AM

KOOLAID2 on June 14, 2013 at 7:54 AM

lol
“we”

bazil9 on June 14, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Anti-Control on June 14, 2013 at 8:05 AM

:P~~
You did it first! ;P
sigh* I have read that before…
I will wager she has a Rand view on it.
I wish she would at least stand up for the border.
Her silence now, speaks volumes.
I lost a couple Palinista stripes. I am a hawk on this issue. My talons are razor sharp.

bazil9 on June 14, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Why the heck isn’t Sarah Palin doing anything whatsoever to rally the troops to stop this amnesty?

bluegill on June 14, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Ted Cruz is golden on this issue.

bluegill on June 14, 2013 at 8:19 AM

…stink!
…someone’s blowing silent farts…again!

KOOLAID2 on June 14, 2013 at 8:22 AM

:P~~
You did it first! ;P

haha

I love you as much as you love me, cute sexy girl! :)~~~

sigh* I have read that before…
I will wager she has a Rand view on it.
I wish she would at least stand up for the border.
Her silence now, speaks volumes.
I lost a couple Palinista stripes. I am a hawk on this issue. My talons are razor sharp.

bazil9 on June 14, 2013 at 8:13 AM

I agree with you on: 1) the Rand comment; 2) her silence speaking volumes; 3) being a hawk on the issue (for one reason among many, the Mexicans deserved to lose the Mexican-American War!); 4) your talons being razor sharp (I love how sharp!)

For you, darlin’ bnmine:

Elvis Presley – “I Love You Because”

I love you because you understand, dear
Every single thing I try to do
You’re always there to lend a helping hand, dear
I love you most of all because you’re you

:)

Anti-Control on June 14, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Anti-Control on June 14, 2013 at 8:27 AM

You’re always to sweet to me AC.
Thanks for making me smile..frequently. :) :)
I see your in Vamp mode..
Sun is up in Fl.
Better head to your coffin soon with a garlic necklace. ;)

bazil9 on June 14, 2013 at 8:41 AM

*Spraying QOTD with Alaskan Spring, the newest Febreze scent*

What’s the GOP’s 2012 presidential candidate (the de facto leader of the party) up to lately? Rallying the troops?

“I lost, and so I’m not going to be telling the Republican party: come listen to me, the guy who lost,” (Romney) said.

http://newipadblogs.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/mitt-romney-tells-fox-real-mistake-of-campaign-was-disconnect-with-minorities/

Now, that’s leadership.

Fallon on June 14, 2013 at 8:56 AM

“Soy un perdedor,” Mitt Romney.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OhUxj8Fewc

Fallon on June 14, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Thank You Anti-Control!!

I hope you are joking. Ben & Jerry’s pour tons of money into leftwing activism.

LegendHasIt on June 8, 2013 at 12:44 AM

So nice of you to ‘hunt’ down the comment!!

I shall say somthing to LHI next time I bump into him/her….

Morning folks!!

Scrumpy on June 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM

bazil9 on June 14, 2013 at 7:42 AM

Don’t allow CP to rile you up! You do not have to explain yourself to such a low life…

You and A-C are good peeps!!

Let the C-Pig alone… it’s not worth the strife B9!!

Scrumpy on June 14, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Supports a path to citizenship, but no amnesty for illegals

Q: Should undocumented immigrants all should be deported?

A: There is no way that in the US we would roundup every illegal immigrant – there are about 12 million of the illegal immigrants – not only economically is that just an impossibility but that’s not a humane way anyway to deal with the issue.

Q: Do you then favor an amnesty for the 12 million undocumented immigrants?

A: No, I do not. Not total amnesty. You know, people have got to follow the rules. We have got to make sure that there is equal opportunity and those who are here legally should be first in line for services being provided and those opportunities that this great country provides.

Q: So you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?

A: I do because I understand why people would want to be in America. To seek the safety and prosperity, the opportunities, the health that is here. It is so important that yes, people follow the rules so that people can be treated equally and fairly in this country.

Source: Univision Interview with Sarah Palin, by Jorge Ramos Oct 26, 2008

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2013 at 11:02 AM

bluegill on June 14, 2013 at 3:44 AM

Excellent! When you’re sane you’re incredibly sane. Try more of this.

B9, great shellacking!

Schadenfreude on June 14, 2013 at 11:14 AM

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