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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:11 PM

Rep. Steve King Denounces ‘Aggressive And Outrageous Amnesty’

Source: TPM

BENJY SARLIN 10:54 AM EDT, THURSDAY APRIL 18, 2013

Count Rep. Steve King (R-IA) out of immigration reform.

"The Gang of Eight's bill is aggressive and outrageous amnesty," King said in a statement. "It is instant legalization of all illegal immigrants in the United States, with very few exceptions. It contains only promises: the promise of a plan for border security, of a backup plan for the border security, and of workplace enforcement in the form of making E-Verify mandatory. What makes anyone think President Obama would enforce any future immigration laws when he has violated his own oath of office to take care that the laws be 'faithfully executed'?"

He continued: "I expected this from Democrats who have long understood their brand of more taxes, more borrowing, and more government giveaways, and know how to sell it. It is the Republicans who should know better. Republicans who support this bill have effectively said to Americans, 'we are prepared to sacrifice the Rule of Law on the altar of misguided and erroneous political expediency'."

King is one of the most aggressive border hawks in the House, so this isn't particularly surprising, but he had shown some signs early this year that he might keep his objections a litle quieter. Clearly, that's not going to be the case. His latest statement comes two days after he tried to tie the Boston marathon bombing to immigration reform, prompting a brushback from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

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DonViejo Apr 2013 OP
Myrina Apr 2013 #1
Vincardog Apr 2013 #2
iandhr Apr 2013 #3
drm604 Apr 2013 #4
liberal N proud Apr 2013 #5
pampango Apr 2013 #6
cyberswede Apr 2013 #7
Bluzmann57 Apr 2013 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:17 PM

1. ... because Iowa's SO close to the border ...

That assclown can't get un-seated fast enough for me.
Mr. "Dog Fighting is a spectator sport" Jerk from Hell.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:18 PM

2. Speaking as a resident of IA, I apologize for the Idiot Rep. Steve King. We are on all bigots

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:21 PM

3. So much for the whole rebranding thing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:34 PM

4. Aggressive and Outrageous

This guy is the king of hyperbolic and misused adjectives. How is an amnesty bill "aggressive"?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:37 PM

5. In all fairness, his constituents are all descendants of immigrants

German
Irish
Swedish
Norwegian
Danish

And many others.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:49 PM

6. He has a friend in California. 'Tea party blasts 'amnesty'. "Won't vote for another republican if

immigration reform passes."

Marin residents view bipartisan immigration bill as overdue first step

Marin residents responded with cautious optimism Wednesday after introduction of a bipartisan immigration bill in the U.S. Senate.

***snip - with supportive quotes from the local Democratic congressman and several representatives of area non-profits that work with immigrants ***

Not everyone, however, was applauding the Gang of Eight's efforts. Rick Oltman of Novato, a member of the Tea Party Immigration Coalition and founder of the nonprofit Sovereignty Matters, said, "I don't believe one bit of it is sincere. I don't believe there is any intention to secure the border."

In fact, Oltman maintains that talk of immigration reform in Washington, D.C. is aimed at encouraging more immigrants to cross the border illegally to generate more potential customers for U.S. businesses.

Oltman said, "I'm talking to so many people who are saying that if the Republicans pass this amnesty they're going to vote for a third party; they'll never vote for another Republican."

http://www.marinij.com/sanrafael/ci_23048265/marin-residents-view-bipartisan-immigration-bill-overdue-first

And from one of the comments under the article: "And it would pump billions of dollars into securing the U.S.-Mexico border to curtail illegal immigration." - So NAFTA is going to be thrown out?" - How can you argue with logic like that?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:48 PM

7. DUer cyberswede Denounces Aggressive and Outrageous Steve King.



Like Vincardog above, I apologize for Steve King on behalf of all Iowans.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:55 PM

8. From this Iowan:

Fuck you king. Just shut up.

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