Graham: Without immigration, GOP to fail in 2016

Jun 16, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Boston Herald

Republicans are "in a demographic death spiral" and will fail in their effort to win the presidency if the party blocks an immigration overhaul, a leading GOP senator said Sunday.

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Giving in to the the demands of illegals will never endear them to the GOP...they will always align themselves to the party that will prop them up rather than to teach them to fish. It's the new American way, to be dependent upon somebody else. The American initiative has been undermined by a party that supports those who make a living off others doing nothing. Sad...very sad.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 says"For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."
FDR never meant welfare to be a way of life, rather it was there to prop folks up until they got back on their feet...the problem is that more and more prefer to be on the flat of their backs or to sit on their sofas doing nothing.
More than just sad, it might just be the death of this great Republic.
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If Repubs surrender to the illegals and the Larazacrats they are assuring a far left wing totalitarian dictatorship for America, like Venezuela or Cuba.

If the majority of voters want their own children to become nothing more than Zombie tax slaves to Big Brother no one can stop it.
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Lindsey really needs to look at the stats. The previous shamnesty's didn't see significant gains for the GOP. Time to dump Lindsey.

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Once the GOP has stolen everything from everybody, who will vote for the crooks?
The only thieving going on was when Democrat Pelosi was Speaker of the House!

Debt Has Increased $5 Trillion Since Speaker Pelosi Vowed,'No New Deficit Spending'

( CNSNews.com )- When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be

"no new deficit spending."

Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

"After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,"

Pelosi said in
her speech from the speaker's podium.

"Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt."

Pelosi has served as speaker in the 110th and 111th Congresses.

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SNOPES VALIDATES THE FACTS BELOW :

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home district includes San Francisco .

StarKist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco , Pelosi's home district.

StarKist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi.

StarKist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan
work force.

Paul Pelosi, Nancy 's husband, owns $17 million dollars of StarKist stock.

In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25,
Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not
have to pay the higher wage.

This would make Del Monte products less expensive than that of its
competitors.

When the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final
bill
adding $33 million dollars for an "economic development credit in American
Samoa "

Pelosi has called the Bush Administration "CORRUPT" and many other things
!!!

How do you spell "HYPOCRISY" ?

SHE'S SHAMELESS....

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Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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That is why I just sit back and wallow in the misery of these pathetic right-wing idiots. They see the writing on the wall and they know that

‘We the People’ will continue to reject their unpatriotic behavior, rhetoric and ideology.
"unpatriotic behavior"

Hey Pat,did you whine that loud when B.O. did this??

Obama and the National Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Obama Bows to Saudi King v2 Extra Footage

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

OK Pat what would have happen to you in the Marine Corp if you had stood there holding your balls while our National Anthem was being played?

And you voted for this clown? LOL!!!

IQ Test: Obama Supporters

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Democrats want amnesty because they are allegedly concerned about the poor illegal aliens. Now this idiot, Lindsey Graham, wants amnesty because he thinks his party would benefit. How about some of you so called representatives trying to do what's best for our country for a change. This is why many people are correctly coming to the conclusion that both parties suck.

(Is it just me or is Graham developing a WC Fields nose?)
Graham has his nose stuck up B.O.'s ass!

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Some of us have been writing for months now about how the GOP will fail in 2016 in their effort to win the presidency if the party doesn’t change its tune from alienating everyone except old white men and the women who inexplicably sell their souls to be blindly obedient to them. Blocking an immigration overhaul is, of course, only one act upon which they seem hellbent toward self-destruction. The lovely Sen. Graham will need more than his characteristic batting of the eyes to seduce to the point of enlightenment his century-challenged, knuckle-dragging peers to his belated epiphany. Amazingly, they will not get the message. They’re hopeless victims of their own bigotry and neither change nor success is an option. We need for them to fail and they will.
Incompetence may have been merely entertaining during the last GOP primary “clown car” act, but not when we’re paying some members of Congress to do nothing but obstruct legislation that majority of constituents favor.
Your Judge Its say otherwise! lol

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Hopefully something constructive will arise from the ashes of the GOP.
You can't even steal one "Atta Boy" lol

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What is your plan for “taking over” elections? An armed siege of polling places?

If by “we” you mean the political party that has gone out of its way to alienate most voter groups,
"What is your plan for “taking over” elections? An armed siege of polling places?"

It would seem that the "Democrats" have already tried that!

Black Panthers Blocking Polling Place Entrance - Voter ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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"If by “we” you mean the political party that has gone out of its way to alienate most voter groups"

Again,the "Democrats" have already done that!

DEMOCRAT Reid says he won't dwell on race-based controversy

Senator Reid's remarks in his home state were his first in public since the
weekend disclosure that he had described Obama during the 2008
presidential campaign as a light-skinned African-American

"with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obama_reid

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January 09, 2010

DEMOCRAT Bill Clinton

Teddy's anger

Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill's handling of Ted was even worse. The day
after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the
case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner
that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a
friend,

Teddy fumed that Clinton had said,

"A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0110/T ...
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The only thieving going on was when Democrat Pelosi was Speaker of the House!
Debt Has Increased $5 Trillion Since Speaker Pelosi Vowed,'No New Deficit Spending'
( CNSNews.com )- When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be
"no new deficit spending."
Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
"After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,"
Pelosi said in
her speech from the speaker's podium.
"Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt."
Pelosi has served as speaker in the 110th and 111th Congresses.
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SNOPES VALIDATES THE FACTS BELOW :
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home district includes San Francisco .
StarKist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco , Pelosi's home district.
StarKist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi.
StarKist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan
work force.
Paul Pelosi, Nancy 's husband, owns $17 million dollars of StarKist stock.
In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25,
Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not
have to pay the higher wage.
This would make Del Monte products less expensive than that of its
competitors.
When the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final
bill
adding $33 million dollars for an "economic development credit in American
Samoa "
Pelosi has called the Bush Administration "CORRUPT" and many other things
!!!
How do you spell "HYPOCRISY" ?
SHE'S SHAMELESS....
You can't blame Pelosi. Californians do not despute that they are the most politically ignorant citizen population in America. The overwhelming desire to Play sick jokes on their families, their State, and the Nation is the primary motivation for electing Pelosi and her ilk.
It's a "progressive" thang!!

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Democrats want amnesty because they are allegedly concerned about the poor illegal aliens. Now this idiot, Lindsey Graham, wants amnesty because he thinks his party would benefit. How about some of you so called representatives trying to do what's best for our country for a change. This is why many people are correctly coming to the conclusion that both parties suck.(Is it just me or is Graham developing a WC Fields nose?)
The democrats are better for domestic security..get a clue

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<quoted text> The democrats are better for domestic security..get a clue
You are such a useless wimp.

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<quoted text>You are such a useless wimp.
youre a reetardican

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The democrats are better for domestic security..get a clue
LOL!!!

Thank you Obama!

How's that "CHANGE" coming?

ICE Allowed the Release of 890 Imprisoned Deportable Aliens, Convicted of Serious Crimes, Into U.S. in FY 2009

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

By Edwin Mora

( CNSNews.com )- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) failed to identify more than 800 criminal alien convicts eligible for deportation before they were released from U.S. prisons, including "many" of "the most egregious criminal aliens, who pose a significant pubic safety risk," according to a report by the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS).

According to the report, released on Feb. 4, ICE's Criminal Alien Program, or CAP, "is responsible for identifying criminal aliens incarcerated in federal, state, and local prisons and jails who are eligible for removal from the United States."

In fiscal year 2009, CAP failed to identify 890 criminal aliens eligible for removal from the United States, according to the report. These criminals had been incarcerated in facilities in Texas and California and were released back into U.S. society.

A criminal alien eligible for removal is a person who is in the United States illegally and is subsequently convicted of a crime or was a legal permanent residents convicted of a removable offense, such as murder and other felonies.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/ice-let-8...

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LOL!!!
Thank you Obama!
How's that "CHANGE" coming?
ICE Allowed the Release of 890 Imprisoned Deportable Aliens, Convicted of Serious Crimes, Into U.S. in FY 2009
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
By Edwin Mora
( CNSNews.com )- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) failed to identify more than 800 criminal alien convicts eligible for deportation before they were released from U.S. prisons, including "many" of "the most egregious criminal aliens, who pose a significant pubic safety risk," according to a report by the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS).
According to the report, released on Feb. 4, ICE's Criminal Alien Program, or CAP, "is responsible for identifying criminal aliens incarcerated in federal, state, and local prisons and jails who are eligible for removal from the United States."
In fiscal year 2009, CAP failed to identify 890 criminal aliens eligible for removal from the United States, according to the report. These criminals had been incarcerated in facilities in Texas and California and were released back into U.S. society.
A criminal alien eligible for removal is a person who is in the United States illegally and is subsequently convicted of a crime or was a legal permanent residents convicted of a removable offense, such as murder and other felonies.
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/ice-let-8...
Yea right, Gov. Romney would ask them to self deport-that's going to work? get a clue

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LOL!!!
Thank you Obama!
How's that "CHANGE" coming?
ICE Allowed the Release of 890 Imprisoned Deportable Aliens, Convicted of Serious Crimes, Into U.S. in FY 2009
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
By Edwin Mora
( CNSNews.com )- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) failed to identify more than 800 criminal alien convicts eligible for deportation before they were released from U.S. prisons, including "many" of "the most egregious criminal aliens, who pose a significant pubic safety risk," according to a report by the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS).
According to the report, released on Feb. 4, ICE's Criminal Alien Program, or CAP, "is responsible for identifying criminal aliens incarcerated in federal, state, and local prisons and jails who are eligible for removal from the United States."
In fiscal year 2009, CAP failed to identify 890 criminal aliens eligible for removal from the United States, according to the report. These criminals had been incarcerated in facilities in Texas and California and were released back into U.S. society.
A criminal alien eligible for removal is a person who is in the United States illegally and is subsequently convicted of a crime or was a legal permanent residents convicted of a removable offense, such as murder and other felonies.
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/ice-let-8...
Unemployment 9.8% 2009

Unemployment 7.5 08-25-'13

no change there

Bin Laden dead no change there

Gadhafi obliterated no change there

marriage equality no change there

Withdrawal of personnel from Iraq,Afghan no change there

Won every swing state but 2-no change there

Extended Bush tax cuts-there's a change!

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Graham is right. Romney lost the Hispanic vote by a jawdropping 40+ points. The damage the GOP is doing to itself, at this moment (calling Mexicans "wetbacks", implying they're all drug smugglers with "calves the size of cantaloupes"), will take decades to repair.

Passing immigration reform can mitigate some of that damage. Not passing it just reinforces the (accurate) belief that Republicans are the party of old rich white men, a voting bloc that will soon go the way of the Dinosaurs.

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Yea right, Gov. Romney would ask them to self deport-that's going to work? get a clue
"swedenforever"

"The democrats are better for domestic security..get a clue"

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Graham is right. Romney lost the Hispanic vote by a jawdropping 40+ points. The damage the GOP is doing to itself, at this moment (calling Mexicans "wetbacks", implying they're all drug smugglers with "calves the size of cantaloupes"), will take decades to repair.
Passing immigration reform can mitigate some of that damage. Not passing it just reinforces the (accurate) belief that Republicans are the party of old rich white men, a voting bloc that will soon go the way of the Dinosaurs.
"This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this."

-- Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy on the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

Liar!!

"The agreement we just reached is the best possible chance we will have in years to secure our borders, bring millions of people out of the shadows and into the sunshine of America"
May 17, 2007

Ted Kennedy -- Senator from Massachusetts
Member of the Democratic Party

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1965 Immigration act, Quote:

Among those who more accurately foresaw the future effects of the change in immigration law was a certain Myra C. Hacker, Vice President of the New Jersey Coalition, who testified at a Senate immigration subcommittee hearing:

"In light of our 5 percent unemployment rate, our worries over the so called population explosion, and our menacingly mounting welfare costs, are we prepared to embrace so great a horde of the world's unfortunates? At the very least, the hidden mathematics of the bill should be made clear to the public so that they may tell their Congressmen how they feel about providing jobs, schools, homes, security against want, citizen education, and a brotherly welcome ... for an indeterminately enormous number of aliens from underprivileged lands."

"We should remember that people accustomed to such marginal existence in their own land will tend to live fully here, to hoard our bounteous minimum wages and our humanitarian welfare handouts ... lower our wage and living standards, disrupt our cultural patterns ..."

"Whatever may be our benevolent intent toward many people,[the bill] fails to give due consideration to the economic needs, the cultural traditions, and the public sentiment of the citizens of the United States." (U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1965. pp. 681-687.)
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