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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:26 PM

 

Rand Paul: GOP must 'evolve' on immigration

Source: Politico

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that Republicans must “evolve” on immigration while preventing America from becoming a magnet for immigrants to come and get benefits.


“We cannot just be a beacon for everyone to come here on benefits,” Paul said on conservative commentator Bryan Fischer’s radio program Wednesday.

“You can’t have open borders in a welfare state. We’ve got a pretty significant welfare state, so it’s not just about normalizing the 11 or 12 million here, it’s whether or not while you’re doing that another 11 or 12 million come in, and I think that will bankrupt the country,” Paul said.

He continued: “So I am concerned, but I’m also open-minded enough to say that it is an issue that we do need to evolve on. But I’m not willing to be so much in adapting that I believe you allow people to come in without having a secure border and without not letting people get to the front of the line.”


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/paul-gop-evolve-on-immigration-86980.html



Paul and other GOP'ers are intent on blocking immigration reform on the grounds that the border is not "secure" without explaining what the hell that means. Under Obama, border crossings have diminished considerably.

Rand spent more time in that article trashing immigrants than speaking in favor of reform.

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Reply Rand Paul: GOP must 'evolve' on immigration (Original post)
Special Agent Oso Jan 2013 OP
tarheelsunc Jan 2013 #1
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targetpractice Jan 2013 #3
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DallasNE Jan 2013 #5
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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:29 PM

1. Rand Paul must evolve, period. eom

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Response to tarheelsunc (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:34 PM

2. Rand Paul must evolve



He won't though......Much too far outside his range of capability.....He'll drool,drag his knuckles and fling feces from the trees for the rest of his days....

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:47 PM

3. Amazing to hear folks who don't believe in evolution...

...preach about the necessity to evolve their policy positions in order to survive.

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:50 PM

4. Oh sure,...because ALL of them are "takers"....

Tell that to the Latino family that owns a small business.

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:36 PM

5. Has Rand Paul Evolved On Segregated Lunch Counters?

In an interview with Rachel Maddow nearly 2 years ago he said that it was wrong for the government to force private businesses to end segregated lunch counters in the South. How can he evolve on immigration and force private businesses from knowingly hiring illegal immigrants when that is the magnet that attracts people to come here illegally in the first place. Or are his famous principles simply situational?

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:43 PM

6. Maybe they could start by nominating a Presidential candidate who actually ...

believes in the Theory of Evolution!

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:58 PM

7. The GOP must evolve...

The guff or well of Irony has run bone dry.

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:52 PM

8. Too late-all fossils, all the time.

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