RNC endorses special legal status for DREAMers — but no path to citizenship for any illegals

posted at 11:21 am on August 19, 2013 by Allahpundit

A little something left over from Friday, and a rare example of the RNC kinda sorta getting to the right of congressional Republicans on a major issue. Eric Cantor’s “KIDS Act” would, I believe, give DREAMers a path to citizenship. The RNC won’t go that far:

The Republican National Committee passed a resolution Friday calling on Congress to pass an immigration reform bill by the end of the year—but it stopped well short of the bipartisan compromise passed by the Senate earlier this year, omitting a “path to citizenship” for any class of illegal immigrant.

The resolution calls on Congress to create a special legal status for illegal immigrants brought to America as minors—or “DREAMers,” as immigration activists call them, for the eponymous bill to provide them legal status—which would include a renewable five-year work permit. They would have to provide proof of employment or enrollment to retain the status.

For illegal immigrants who came to the United States above the age of 18, under the plan advocated by the RNC they would be eligible for two-year renewable work permits, but no path to citizenship.

DREAMers can work for five years before they’re required to renew their permit, but older illegals will have to do it every two years. No citizenship for anyone — in theory. Mickey Kaus is right, though: This sort of “compromise” smells a lot like the probationary legalization granted to illegals in the Gang of Eight bill that’s despised by border hawks. Realistically, no future Congress is going to rescind those work permits; as such, illegals get to stay as long as they like until the political will builds (whether as a condition of better border security or not) to finally go the whole nine yards and grant them a path to citizenship later. Except, notes Kaus, it’s even worse than that:

The political geniuses at the Republican Donor National Committee, meeting in Boston, have officially embraced the “worst of both worlds” position on immigration–legalization without citizenship. This proposal has virtually all the defects of a Legalization-First amnesty–it is a Legalization-First amnesty–without the alleged political benefits. The RNC’ move was immediately welcomed by the immigration activist group, America’s Voice:

RNC MESSAGE TO IMMIGRANTS: “YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO BE AMERICAN CITIZENS”

So you see it has already begun to win hearts and minds among Latino voters.

In other words, the RNC bill is designed to look stricter than the prospective House bill (as a pander to the base, maybe) even though it really isn’t, and the ostensibly strict part is being seized on by liberals to ruin any political benefit the RNC’s hoping to get out of this in the first place. Cantor and the Republicans on the Gang of Eight could see that coming, which is one reason why both of their bills include a path to citizenship for at least some illegals. If you don’t do that, the left will attack by claiming you want “second class” or “underclass” status for newly legalized illegals. (Sample quote: “It says you can get to the back of the bus, and never have a chance to earn the full rights and responsibilities of citizenship.”) Granting DREAMers a path, at least, helps to defuse that argument. There’ll still be pushback from amnesty shills regardless — read Legal Insurrection’s post about kids of illegal parents asking Republicans at town-hall meetings why they want to deport their daddy — but it’s tougher for Democrats to demagogue a bill with a citizenship path in it than without.

Actually, I think the “why do you want to deport my daddy?” rhetoric isn’t about getting the House GOP to support a mass amnesty, which ain’t happening, but rather to lay the groundwork publicly for Obama issuing an executive order imposing a de facto mass amnesty in case immigration stalls in Congress. Greg Sargent reported on Friday that congressional Democrats are nervous about people talking about that right now since it risks rallying Republican/conservative opposition against reform. The more I think about it, though, the more I think O, despite the political perils of issuing that kind of order, really might do it as his trump card next year if nothing happens this year. Dave Weigel blogged last week that there’s already a 2010 DHS memo laying out the case for a (temporary) amnesty by executive order. O never followed through on that, but he did of course halt the deportations of 400,000 DREAMers last year before the election.

The Democratic argument for Obama expanding that policy now to all illegals is simple: Republican leaders are too afraid of alienating Latino voters at this point to put up much a fuss if he did. There’d be the rote statements about a “grave” affront to separation of powers, executive overreach, blah blah, but Republicans won’t go to the mat to snatch back legalization from illegals who’ve just been granted it by presidential diktat. You might see a few more hardline border hawks like Steve King file suit, but that’s fine with O. They’re happy to have someone like King as the face of the GOP in opposing the new executive amnesty. If the White House wins in court, great; they’ll claim that they went to bat for Latino illegals and won a glorious victory. If they lose in court, great; Steve King and the Republican grinches can take all the blame. The only risk to Obama is that this might mobilize conservative and independent voters in the midterms, but if the public was willing to tolerate executive amnesty for DREAMers as well as various illegal executive actions to suspend parts of ObamaCare since then, why would they revolt now? Ask yourself this: How likely is it that a newly chosen Republican nominee in 2016 would campaign on rescinding the executive order issued by O? QED.


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I’m already stopped sending money to the RNC and told them to never call me again.

I’m getting close to calling them and demanding a refund for past donations. No, I know they’ll never agree, but it’ll give me a chance to yell some more.

Chris of Rights on August 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Screwed

cmsinaz on August 19, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Worst of all, as Rs are always stupid, of nothing else.

Schadenfreude on August 19, 2013 at 11:27 AM

When you try to please everyone, you end up looking as stupid as the RNC.

Akzed on August 19, 2013 at 11:27 AM

1. It gives the Rs. zero new votes, no matter what.

2. It gives obama a chance to make them all citizens by fiat.

Rs are the stupidest people on Earth.

Pass any amnesty and Pelosi will be speaker in 2015.

2016 will then not matter one iota

Schadenfreude on August 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Are we or are we not a country of laws? Is there any other country that does so much for lawbreakers while penalizing the law abiding? What a world!

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

We are a nation of “Laws” only when a conservative breaks one. Otherwise, you know, have compassion, be realistic …elect liberals in national elections for the next few decades.

IlikedAUH2O on August 19, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Schadenfreude on August 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Democrats will get their voters, borders remain porous, Republican donors continue to get their cheap labor.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:33 AM

The RNC is on one Hell of a Roll!!

Oh how I long for the days of Mark Racicot….

ToddPA on August 19, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Allahpundit gets the headline right. There were some issues with a headline over the weekend. Might have been another HotAir person at that time.

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Legalization IS amnesty! Goodbye gop…

voiceofreason on August 19, 2013 at 11:34 AM

This seems horrifically racist, doesn’t it?

myrenovations on August 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Anyway, I am disgusted with the RNC for this shameful betrayal.

bluegill on August 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Brilliant move, Partido Republicano Legado. You’ve done the one thing that’s worse than full-on citizenship amnesty, underclass amnesty.

Steve Eggleston on August 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM

That’s a great idea for fixing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: a one state solution that denies Palestinians the right to vote. It keeps Israel as a Jewish state and allows Palestinians full rights other than representation. Who do they think they’re kidding? Rhetoric like “2nd class citizens” isn’t partisan, it’s a legitimate concern. How could this even pass the laugh test at the RNC – that it’s OK for the US to abandon its democratic ideals but not Israel? Illegal immigrants broke the law – fine, penalize them, let them pay the penalty, and then let them on the path to citizenship. The only thing that needs reform is to change the penalty from deportation to something else.

solatic on August 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM

We should stop calling Barack president, and instead call him Caesar Barack. I will never call Barack president EVER AGAIN.

BroncosRock on August 19, 2013 at 11:37 AM

What’s wrong with legalization without citizenship? I thought they wanted to come out of shadows? All indications are that they are proud to be Mexicans, so what is the big deal. Shouldn’t there be some drawback to breaking the law?

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

We should stop calling Barack president, and instead call him Caesar Barack. I will never call Barack president EVER AGAIN.

BroncosRock on August 19, 2013 at 11:37 AM

I hear he’s partial to Caliph, though Sultan might suffice for now.

Steve Eggleston on August 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

What’s wrong with legalization without citizenship? I thought they wanted to come out of shadows? All indications are that they are proud to be Mexicans, so what is the big deal. Shouldn’t there be some drawback to breaking the law?

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Let’s ask France that question.

Steve Eggleston on August 19, 2013 at 11:39 AM

solatic on August 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Aren’t the “Palestinians” actually citizens, just not Jews? I’m having trouble visualizing them sneaking into the country to become part of Israeli society but I could be wrong.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Brendan Sullivan to Daniel Inouye: “Well, sir, I’m not a potted plant.”

Reince Priebus to anyone who will listen: “Well, folks, I’m just a potted plant.”

(Reince, aside: “Excuse me for a moment, while I pull my new knife out of Mitt’s back.”)

EastofEden on August 19, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Yep and the moment the offspring of illegals get this new legalized status, the GOP will stop caving and defend THAT status quo as is they really mean it, right?

Valkyriepundit on August 19, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Are we or are we not a country of laws? Is there any other country that does so much for lawbreakers while penalizing the law abiding? What a world!

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

We are a nation of laws. What most people don’t realize yet is that our king’s word is the law, not the constitution.

Doomberg on August 19, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Steve Eggleston on August 19, 2013 at 11:39 AM

I don’t know how France handles their non native population. News reports would indicate that they welcomed aliens because of the declining populations. Are they not citizens? Are they illegal?

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:43 AM

For illegal immigrants who came to the United States above the age of 18, under the plan advocated by the RNC they would be eligible for two-year renewable work permits, but no path to citizenship.

That is the most practical way to resolve the problem of the illegal immigrants who are already here…

mnjg on August 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM

The RNC: Shooting itself in the foot after inserting said foot into their collective mouth.

Jeebus, what a herd of morons and that’s saying something considering their competition.

Bishop on August 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM

3. This w/b declared unconstitutional by any SC, as it should.

Schadenfreude on August 19, 2013 at 11:45 AM

No special status for ANY illegals-and no citizenship!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 19, 2013 at 11:46 AM

We are now a nation of exceptions. Not exceptional, just exceptions.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:47 AM

These folks come from a country where the government is all powerful. They don’t realize that is why it doesn’t work, they just think it is poor. So the US government is not poor (in their view) and will give them more and that’s how they will vote. They don’t know anything else. And we are no longer teaching anything else.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Greg Sargent said a week ago that the Dems “Plan B” on immigration was the discharge petition in the House.So I guess the Dems don’t have the votes for the discharge petition like we were told. So what is this “Plan C”. I thought the whole reason that immigration “reform” has to pass this year is because 2014 is an election year.At least that’s what McCain is saying in today’s NYT. Do the dems really want to run on EO amnesty for illegal immigrants? An EO order amnesty while legalizing the illegals does not make them citizens so the GOP donors get their cheap labor and the dems do not get their new voters.Sounds like this is a tactic like the discharge petition plan to try to get the House to pass an amnesty. As for the RNC they are pathetic pandering to illegals.They disgust me. I’m very close to voting for a third party since the GOP is pretty much worthless.

Hera on August 19, 2013 at 11:55 AM

What’s wrong with legalization without citizenship? I thought they wanted to come out of shadows?

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

I’m sick of this concept. The illegals are not in the shadows. Nor are they undocumented. They are brazen enough they go before Congressional hearings and whine that they are called illegal aliens (a legal status) instead of undocumented migrants.

Shouldn’t there be some drawback to breaking the law?

Not if you are a friend of Obama or a member of a group the Demonrats want to pander to.

Happy Nomad on August 19, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Hilarious.

The United States has and has always had a path to citizenship for those who wish to immigrate.

Illegal immigrants have chosen not to obey the law. Since they choose not to obey the law, they and their children suffer the consequences.

These “Why do you want to deport my daddy?” brats should be answered very simply: “Because your daddy broke the law, and if he had cared about you, he wouldn’t have put you in this awful position. Your daddy doesn’t love you; he just sees you as a meal ticket and a way to get out of following the rules.”

northdallasthirty on August 19, 2013 at 11:57 AM

I don’t know how France handles their non native population. News reports would indicate that they welcomed aliens because of the declining populations. Are they not citizens? Are they illegal?

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:43 AM

They’re not, for the most part, citizens as France follows a more-or-less bloodline approach to citizenship. They’re also mostly legal as they were imported to do the jobs Frenchmen wouldn’t.

Now, there’s vast swaths of the French suburb-side that are “no-go” zones for native Frenchmen, mostly occupied by Muslims. Moreover, sometime in the next 20-30 years, if current birthrates hold, Muslim non-citizens will comprise a majority of those inside France’s borders.

Steve Eggleston on August 19, 2013 at 11:59 AM

We are now a nation of exceptions. Not exceptional, just exceptions.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Attention HotAir moderators:

We have a post here that should be nominated for
POST OF THE YEAR.

ToddPA on August 19, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Cantor and the Republicans on the Gang of Eight could see that coming, which is one reason why both of their bills include a path to citizenship for at least some illegals. If you don’t do that, the left will attack by claiming you want “second class” or “underclass” status for newly legalized illegals.

I do not understand why this is an issue. they are a different class.

Not everyone is entitled to U.S. citizenship. People who came here illegally certainly are not.

Where is this idea that everyone and anyone has some right to be a citizen come from and why are we buying into it and allowing it to take hold?

If someone says “you want to create a ‘second class’ because you won’t give them citizenship” just say – no, they are the same class as any other legal resident non-citizen. Not everyone gets to be a citizen of the U.S. Period. Just because you live here – legally or illegally – doesn’t entitle you to citizenship.

And, people living here legally, who are not citizens, have almosst every right a citizen has. the only rights I can think of they do not have are a) the right to vote and b) the right to hold certain gov’t jobs or offices.

otherwise, they have all the protections of the constitution, all of the contract rights, all of the property rights, and all of the rights to seek redress from gov’t for grievances as any other person – citizen or non-citizen.

I’m not even sure that non-citizen legal residents are not entitled to most gov’t entitlement programs. But, they shouldn’t be.

We are freaking negotiating against ourselves here by trying to appease people that will never be appeased and giving away something that should never be given away.

It’s ridiculous. It’s as if being a citizen of the U.S. now has absolutely no meaning.

If anyone and everyone is entitled to U.S. citizenship – then what is the point of U.S. citizenship? Seriously – if for some reason Jose, who came here illegally, has some kind of right to be a citizen, why not some guy living in China right now? is the difference only geography? If the Chinese guy can get here, he has a right to citizenship too? Where does it end?

Monkeytoe on August 19, 2013 at 11:59 AM

The Democratic argument for Obama expanding that policy now to all illegals is simple: Republican leaders are too afraid of alienating Latino voters at this point to put up much a fuss if he did.

If the GOP sits back and allows that to happen, the party is effectively dead at that very moment. I’ve often said I will never vote for another Republican if amnesty passes. But if we wind up with amnesty via an Obama executive order that the Republican Party(minus a few exceptions) makes no effort to contest(and I’m talking impeachment here), then we essentially live in a dictatorship and I’ll start stockpiling ammo and canned goods.

I still don’t think Obama would ever do that. The backlash would be too great.

Doughboy on August 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM

I wonder if these geniuses in Congress ever consider the possibility that if they made LEGAL immigration easier and faster and find a better way to keep track of folks (you know like the NSA does) that these people might self deport and go through the process legally?

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Of course Obama will eventually do the executive order, but not before the 2014 elections. When the Senate flips, he will have the perfect excuse.

However, Democrats really want legislation for the big prize: opening the floodgates to millions more legal immigrants. I don’t think Obama can do that by executive order. So Republicans do have a little bit of leverage to use to get a bill more to their liking.

rockmom on August 19, 2013 at 12:03 PM

OT- It has come to this, From Fox News:

A 9-year-old who has won five straight reading contests at a New York library now has a new challenger to his throne – the library’s director, who says the young reader “hogs” the contest prizes each year and should “step aside.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/19/library-director-says-year-old-should-step-aside-to-let-others-win-reading/?test=latestnews#ixzz2cQo9DKdu

Now we are telling children that being better at reading than others is selfish. Unfreakin believable.

Happy Nomad on August 19, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Steve Eggleston on August 19, 2013 at 11:59 AM

And do you believe that if France made these little darlings citizens that it would change for the better? Sounds like a future of Sharia to me.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:05 PM

It’s all about individual candidates now. The RNC will never get another dime from me again.

Jack_Burton on August 19, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I wonder if these geniuses in Congress ever consider the possibility that if they made LEGAL immigration easier and faster and find a better way to keep track of folks (you know like the NSA does) that these people might self deport and go through the process legally?

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Apparently self-deportation is now considered horrific and racist, so that’s no longer kosher with the GOP leadership.

Doughboy on August 19, 2013 at 12:07 PM

And do you believe that if France made these little darlings citizens that it would change for the better? Sounds like a future of Sharia to me.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:05 PM

It’s a future of Sharia either way for France, and a lesson to not buy the horse manure of “X Immigrant Group will gladly settle for merely doing the jobs the natives won’t do.”

Steve Eggleston on August 19, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Doughboy on August 19, 2013 at 12:07 PM

I wonder how many paid to come here in the first place? I don’t see any reason to discuss self-deportation, just make it so obvious that anyone to stupid to figure it out shouldn’t be here anyway. We got plenty of stupid of our own. Most spending large amounts of time in the D.C. area and making important decisions for us.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Steve Eggleston on August 19, 2013 at 12:16 PM

I’ve always hated that excuse. I remember a news story about a meat packing plant that was raided by ICE clearing out a large portion of the employees and there were plenty of Americans in line for the jobs. I remember my mom telling me that when she was a kid, large numbers of male students would be out of school in October to get the crops in. Maybe our students (male and female) might learn a bit of something if they were required to get a real idea of what it takes to feed them.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

We are now a nation of exceptions. Not exceptional, just exceptions.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Since ToddPA instisted, this is up for Comment of the Year™

Steve Eggleston on August 19, 2013 at 12:23 PM

read Legal Insurrection’s post about kids of illegal parents asking Republicans at town-hall meetings why they want to deport their daddy —

What a fricking easy question.

Response from Congressman BuckeyeSam: “Because your daddy violated our nation’s immigration laws, and we are a nation of laws, not men. Next question, please.”

BuckeyeSam on August 19, 2013 at 12:26 PM

BuckeyeSam on August 19, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Apparently that was the reply from one Congressman and it received a round of applause.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:30 PM

I have no problem giving illegal minority children legal status. (I do have a problems with the right adopting the language of the left;i.e. “Dreamers”)

Reminding them they are a guest in this country is a good thing.

As far as a “path to citizenship”, they should be afforded the same, legal path everyone else is afforded.

Apply, wait in line.

We are making this waaay harder than it needs to be.

Browndog on August 19, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Oh how I long for the days of Mark Racicot….

ToddPA on August 19, 2013 at 11:33 AM

or even Michael Steele.

bw222 on August 19, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Since ToddPA instisted, this is up for Comment of the Year™

Steve Eggleston on August 19, 2013 at 12:23 PM

No ,no, no, not so fast. There is still time left in the year for Cindy to top that one. Smart money says she will. ; )

Bmore on August 19, 2013 at 12:46 PM

The GOP has to choose between the grass roots and the “donor class.” Reince Priebus better have a plan for the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Addelson and Grover Norquist making up tens of millions of votes.

bw222 on August 19, 2013 at 12:49 PM

I remember my mom telling me that when she was a kid, large numbers of male students would be out of school in October to get the crops in. Maybe our students (male and female) might learn a bit of something if they were required to get a real idea of what it takes to feed them.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

I was a house framer in the early 80s when we saw the rush across the border occur. I had always believed it happened because Reagan wasn’t enforcing immigration laws. It actually happened when a judge in Dec. 1980 declared all children of immigrants, legal or illegal, had access to an education and other welfare benefits.

I started that work as a step up from digging gas line trenches out of high school in 1977. Within two years I owned my own company and employed up to 12 people at one point. And then boom. Our rate of $2.85/sf to dry in a custom framed house was undercut by half by 1982 because of the cheap labor illegals brought. You won’t find many white framers working in Texas anymore.

I also worked dairy farms, picked crops, worked at gas stations, restaurants and everywhere else I could find a way to make money. I don’t even think we allow kids to work until they are at least 16 now.

DanMan on August 19, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Throwback Republicans endorse serfdom – that will go over well.

VorDaj on August 19, 2013 at 1:19 PM

As far as a “path to citizenship”, they should be afforded the same, legal path everyone else is afforded.

Apply, wait in line.

We are making this waaay harder than it needs to be.

Browndog on August 19, 2013 at 12:45 PM

No, they should not be given a path to citizenship under any circumstances… The renewable work visa is the best thing an illegal immigrant who broke the law of immigration should obtain… Finally the RNC came up with something practical…

mnjg on August 19, 2013 at 1:25 PM

RNC and GOP have only one purpose: Maintaining power. They stand for nothing else.

Force everify for housing, education, and jobs and they WILL self deport.

aniptofar on August 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

The RNC and GOP should declare that no immigration bill will be passed until Obama leaves office. No amount of border security legislation will make Obama secure the borders. The only way that can happen is if The House, or independent agency of the House, was to take over Homeland Security. Otherwise, the whole concept is moot.

cajunpatriot on August 19, 2013 at 1:49 PM

No, they should not be given a path to citizenship under any circumstances… The renewable work visa is the best thing an illegal immigrant who broke the law of immigration should obtain

How does a 6 yr. old get a work permit?

Thinking you’re confused.

“Path to citizenship” seems to have you confused too.

It’s called immigration law. A child born anywhere in the world tomorrow has a “path” to U.S. citizenship.

Browndog on August 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM

there’s no good answer on this one for republicans…with 2014/2016 right around the corner, it’ll get worst as it gets closer. Hilary will wipe the floor with any republican candidate with this issue.

If the back up plan to hit her is bengazhi (which I personally think disqualifies her as president), you better hope people still remember what that was about…

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on August 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM

A nation of lawless pimps.

profitsbeard on August 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Why does Congress have to fund the government, when the President is consistently breaking the laws they pass? Why continue to fund a criminal enterprise? If he creates an executive order, he’s breaking the law. There is no obligation to fund the government. The Republicans keep whining that they’re 1/2 of 1/3 of government. Fine, you don’t have all power. But you do have some. exercise it. Say when Obama obeys the law, and doesn’t bypass them, they’ll fund government.

Iblis on August 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM

No, they should not be given a path to citizenship under any circumstances… The renewable work visa is the best thing an illegal immigrant who broke the law of immigration should obtain

How does a 6 yr. old get a work permit?

Browndog on August 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM

One of Obama’s magical unconstitutional executive orders, naturally.

A 6 year old has as much right to pick arugula as a 26 year old…”

profitsbeard on August 19, 2013 at 4:11 PM

We are now a nation of exceptions. Not exceptional, just exceptions.

Cindy Munford on August 19, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Attention HotAir moderators:

We have a post here that should be nominated for
POST OF THE YEAR.

ToddPA on August 19, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Seconded sort of:

Since ToddPA insisted, this is up for Comment of the Year™

Steve Eggleston on August 19, 2013 at 12:23 PM

On the other hand,

No ,no, no, not so fast. There is still time left in the year for Cindy to top that one. Smart money says she will. ; )

Bmore on August 19, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Perhaps we should ban her from the competition, on the same basis as in this story:

OT- It has come to this, From Fox News:

A 9-year-old who has won five straight reading contests at a New York library now has a new challenger to his throne – the library’s director, who says the young reader “hogs” the contest prizes each year and should “step aside.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/19/library-director-says-year-old-should-step-aside-to-let-others-win-reading/?test=latestnews#ixzz2cQo9DKdu

Now we are telling children that being better at reading than others is selfish. Unfreakin believable.

Happy Nomad on August 19, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Indeed.

The Chair will now entertain a motion to discuss.

AesopFan on August 19, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Legalization in any form is amnesty. And nobody with two brain cells to rub together would believe that 10 minutes after legalization we won’t be seeing demands for citizenship.

The RNC would do well to be a little more concerned about keeping its base rather than pandering to a bunch of scofflaws. They think we’ll forget, but we won’t.

Murf76 on August 19, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Traitors.

I pray that they will be held accountable for their actions, which means hanging by neck until death.

And we’ll leave them hanging long enough so the children can come and poke them with sticks, and their bodies bloat in the noonday sun.

sartana on August 19, 2013 at 5:41 PM

most illegals only want to be legal resident. They don’t give a damn about citizenship. Only the Dems want that because they want to use them.

I am in a large Asian immigrant community and many, if not most of them only want the Green Card. They don’t see any particular advantage to becoming a citizen.

schmuck281 on August 20, 2013 at 1:06 AM