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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 04:59 AM
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Rep. Luis Gutierrez is getting personal with the freshman tea-party senator (Rubio)
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Gutierrez goes after Rubio on immigration

http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0611/Gutierre...

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) haven't met before. But Gutierrez, one of the House's most passionate pro-immigration advocates, is getting personal with the freshman tea-party senator, labeling him an "extremist" and saying his Cuban-born parents benefitted from the same type of "generous" immigration policies that Rubio opposes.

"I can't think of a more generous immigration policy than the one his parents benefitted from," Gutierrez, a liberal from Chicago of Puerto Rican descent, told POLITICO on Wednesday. "All they had to do was show up."

Gutierrez has heard Rubio give variations of that speech before, and he agrees with the message. But he's baffled why the young senator continues to back tough immigration policies while opposing the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to legalization for young illegal immigrants who go to college or join the military. Rubio has dismissed the DREAM Act as blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants.

" a man whose family has benefitted, who's here because of the generosity of our immigration system, the welcoming of our immigration system," said Gutierrez, whos embarked on a nationwide tour promoting the DREAM Act. "So I just think that's a darn shame."
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 05:05 AM
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1. Teabagger Mantra: I GOT MINE SCREW YOU
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Ghost of Tom Joad Donating Member (651 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 06:14 AM
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3. or its okay if you're a republican
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