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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:22 AM

Obama’s Immigration Shift PROVOKES GOP HOSTILITY — To Romney’s Peril



Highlight reel of Republican push-back against the new policy.

Rethug Heads are exploding over Obama's Immigration announcement ...




Why Dems Are Delighted

GOP Falling Into Obama’s Trap On Immigration



President Obama’s executive decision to grant immunity to a select group of undocumented immigrants is provoking hostility from Republicans, much to the delight of Democrats. The president is already enjoying gains among Hispanics in polling, and his campaign has reason to hope the fallout will clarify to this key voting bloc which candidate is on their side ahead of the election. For Mitt Romney, the chasm between Hispanics and his anti-immigration conservative base is already proving to be unbridgeable — and it’s only growing.


In floor speeches and media appearances Monday, House Republicans channeled the misgivings of conservatives, excoriating Obama’s policy decision as an “imperial” move that shows a lack of respect for the rule of law. At least one member of Congress has already threatened to sue to block it....


Although the prime directive from GOP leaders has been to focus on the process and timing of Obama’s administrative shift, it has been difficult for some rank-and-file members to refrain from going after the substance. For instance, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) argued that some minors brought to the U.S. by their parents knowingly broke the law and should be held accountable. “Well, you are also talking about people that came over at 16 years of age,” Farenthold told CNN. “At that point you had a say in it and that looks more like amnesty.”


Romney has so far dodged the substance of Obama’s decision, which opens the door to two-year work authorization for illegal immigrants under 30 who were brought to the U.S. as children and meet certain criteria, such as having attained higher education or serving in the military. He has refused to say if he’d reverse the decision as president, which he’s already facing pressure from the right to pledge to do. Romney’s former opponent and now-surrogate Rick Santorum said Sunday that his party’s nominee is “trying to walk the line” on the issue so as to avoid appearing “hostile” to Latinos......



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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:28 AM

1. I can only listen to so much of their blather

the willfully blind, the tiny minds and hearts

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:51 AM

2. I am so enjoying this, just love Mitt in a crisis of perception he handles it so well.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:11 AM

3. Their heads may be exploding, but no one will be hurt

After all, their heads are only "blanks". <-McConnell's head

Edit to add animation.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:38 AM

4. Basically what they are saying...

when a Democrat in the White House does an executive order it is not okay but when a republican in the White House does it it's okay.

What a bunch of fucking hypocrites.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:45 AM

5. As if these dildos had any respect for the Constitution

Do I need to ask where they were during the Bush administration?

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:22 PM

7. As if these dildos have ever READ the Constitution. I keep a copy by my computers.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:11 PM

9. Sure they've read it- At least once, remember?

First day of the session? Now as to whether they understood what they were reading...

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:20 PM

10. They at least read the 2nd Amendment.

 

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:58 AM

6. Congress should have passed a good version of The Dream Act.

That they did not and that Obama is simply going to ignore enforcing deportation of kids eligible for the Dream Act exemption from deportation demonstrates how absurdly unwilling to work with Obama the Republican Congress is.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:14 PM

8. Well, every tea party member is acting like a little dictator who refuses to compromise! n/t

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