Category Archives: Immigration

Rand Paul Contorts Himself On Immigration, Jeb Bush

If you can read this without laughing you’re probably not yet as jaded and cynical as I am. Rand Paul (R-LibertyLand) says Jeb Bush should have been more “artful” when he said immigrants come to America out of love. “You … Continue reading
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Outreach

When it comes to reaching out to different demographics of voters, the Republican party’s problem is pretty simple; they have too many racist psychopaths in their ranks. During an editorial board meeting with the Dallas Morning News last Friday, Tea … Continue reading
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Lack of Trust or Lack of Votes?

I laughed the biggest laugh of all laughs this afternoon when I read this. While Speaker John A. Boehner says his conference “by and large” backs the immigration outline the leadership presented in January at the GOP retreat, a poll … Continue reading
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Job Killer

Artist – Jeff Darcy In other news, Senator David “Da’Shitter” Vitter introduced a bill this week that would prohibit states from offering in-state tuition to immigrant students. This is the part where States’ Rights takes a backseat to your political … Continue reading
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Senate, House Conservatives Agree: No Immigration Reform

We’ve already been over how Senate Republicans don’t want to tackle immigration reform again, but the Associated Press reports that House conservatives don’t want to either. “I think it’s a mistake for us to have an internal battle in the … Continue reading
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Spoiler: No Immigration Reform This Year

The fate of immigration reform was more or less sealed after House Republicans gathered for an annual retreat and formed a set of immigration reform “principles” that they would not deviate from. Chief among those principles was Speaker John Boehner’s … Continue reading
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Paul Ryan: We Probably Won’t Pass CIR and It’s Obama’s Fault

According to Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), it’s unlikely that his caucus will pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill (CIR) and, as you might have guessed, this is somehow President Obama’s fault. From the Associated Press Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said … Continue reading
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GOP: Let’s Offset UI and Pensions by Dumping on Immigrant Children

If you were to guess that the Republicans would propose off-setting an extension of Unemployment Insurance or restoring military pensions by cutting other programs for the poor or needy, you would be close but not quite there. In fact, you … Continue reading
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Fun and Games

A group of future sociopathic leaders (young conservatives) at the University of Texas are apparently holding a game this week where students will hunt for fake illegal immigrants. Here’s a screencap from their Facebook page just in case it’s deleted. … Continue reading
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Delusion

I enjoy a good fairy tale just as much as the next person, but this story from Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) borders on the delusional. The first House Republican to sign on to a comprehensive immigration bill says others will … Continue reading
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GOP Rep: We Can’t Do Immigration Because We’re Incompetent

That’s more or less the word of Representative Tom Cole. The Hill reported that Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) said he thinks it is unrealistic to pass the “divisive and difficult issue” of reform because it can barely handle the basics … Continue reading
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Marco Rubio Found The Excuse He Was Looking For

Marco Rubio has been soul-searching for months, looking for an excuse to write off immigration reform for good. Now it looks like he’s found what he was looking for. It’s Obama’s fault, of course. “I think immigration reform is harder … Continue reading
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Outreach

Comprehensive immigration reform is all but officially dead, which means it must be time for a new coat of paint for the RNC. RNC chairman and woman’s healthcare product Reince Priebus announced today that he is appointing “Hispanic engagement staff” … Continue reading
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Your Father’s Republican Party

Kind of lengthy, but here’s some excerpts from the Republican party’s 1956 presidential platform under Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon:  Some basic tenets of your Father’s Republican party: Our Government was created by the people for all the people, … Continue reading
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GOP Rep: We’re Done With Immigration And We Blame Obama

The death of immigration reform has been imminent for some time, but it’s closer to becoming official today as two Republicans exited the so-called “gang of seven.” And it’s Obama’s fault. Of course. via The Hill Texas Reps. John Carter … Continue reading
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Posted in Election 2016, Immigration | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Fiscal Responsibility

Artist – Pat Bagley Representative Phil Gingrey (R-GA) is having real tough time in life, folks. He’s “stuck” making $172,000 per year when he could be making $500,000. Don’t you feel sorry for him? NRO’s Jonathan Strong reports that Gingrey … Continue reading
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You Didn’t Really Think They Would Pass It, Did You?

I can’t fault you for being optimistic, but if you really believed the Flying Monkey Caucus was going to allow comprehensive immigration to pass through the House, you’re sorely mistaken. Congress is running out of time to pass immigration reform … Continue reading
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Keepin’ It Classy

It’s 9/11 and that means it’s a perfect time to accuse immigrants of ‘slaughtering’ Americans just like those men did on 9/11. Americans for Legal Immigration PAC posted an email to its website Wednesday asking members to write lawmakers and … Continue reading
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Still Standing With Rand?

According to Rand Paul, Speaker Boehner must put his foot down and prevent comprehensive immigration reform from passing, or else! “He has to hold the line. If he passes — if he allows something to pass out of conference that … Continue reading
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More From Steve King

This is entirely believable and it may be the first time Steve King has told the truth all week. via ThinkProgress During an appearance on Fox News on Saturday, King said that Republicans are in fact standing by him, but … Continue reading
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