Tag Archives: Immigration

The Nuevo Deal

Jon Stewart on the GOP’s sudden change of heart on immigration.

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Life in the Shadows

artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has appointed Mo Cowan to former Senator John Kerry’s seat on an interim basis.

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Republican Outreach

The National Review, a cornerstone of GOP “thinking,” explains why going along with immigration reform is, in a word, pointless. And, if we are to take Hispanics at their word, conservative attitudes toward illegal immigration are a minor reason for … Continue reading

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Republican Outreach

Representative Lou Barletta (R-PA) says Republicans shouldn’t bother trying to pass immigration reform because it won’t win them any votes. And I may actually agree with that sentiment because there’s a lot more to garnering votes than simply making symbolic … Continue reading

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Republican Outreach

It’s time for another episode of Republican Outreach which, not-coincidentally, is brought to us by Arizona. Arizona Republicans have introduced a bill which I would characterize as “Papers Please” for healthcare. Hospitals would need to check the immigration status of … Continue reading

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Tint the Windows

Artist – David Fitzsimmons According to the New York Times, the Obama administration is planning to unveil a comprehensive immigration reform plan that tackles all aspects of the problem. The plan will reportedly include a pathway to citizenship. An immigration … Continue reading

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Boehner and Cantor Go Clubbing

Artist – John Cole In other news, John Boehner was re-elected as Speaker of the House for the 113th session of congress. Also — racism is very expensive.

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Party of Lincoln

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new rule today that will allow some immigrants with children to remain in the United States while they seek legal status.

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The Cliff of Paranoid Wingnut Blather

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Speaker John Boehner called today for President Obama to make his own “counteroffer” to avert the fiscal cliff, even though the president has already presented his offer and is sticking to it. Boehner … Continue reading

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Winning More Latinos Wouldn’t Have Helped Romney

One of Romney’s former top staffers said the campaign shouldn’t have been as tough on immigration so as to pick up more Latino voters. It wouldn’t have helped. So far, Obama leads the popular vote by 3.6 points, 50.9 percent … Continue reading

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Bush 45

The Republicans would be just insane enough to try for a third Bush presidency. This time with Jeb: Mr. Bush is said by friends to be weighing financial and family considerations — between so many years in office and the … Continue reading

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“The Republican Party Would Cease to Exist”

By all accounts, incoming Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is batshit. He believes in conspiracy theories about U.N. Agenda 21 and that Sharia Law is a real threat. But there is at least one thing he has right; Republicans are on … Continue reading

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The Irony of GOP Opposition to the DREAM Act

Although immigrants pay payroll taxes just like anyone else while cooking your dinner and receiving none of the thanks for it, the GOP undoubtedly considers them to be part of the 47 percent of American free-loaders who, due to the … Continue reading

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Kris Kobach, Creator of “Papers Please,” Also a Birther

Kris Kobach, the grandfather of “Papers Please” anti-immigration law and an adviser to Mitt Romney, said yesterday that he and the state board of elections was considering removing President Obama from the November ballot. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day

“DREAMers” are lined up in Los Angeles for assistance with the deferment program recently announced by President Obama. Under the program, which goes into effect today, young immigrants will be granted a work permit without fear of deportation if they … Continue reading

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“Start Shooting”

Someone should inform Joe the Not-Really-A-Plumber that there already is a fence along the southern border but, for obvious reasons, we don’t shoot people on the other side of it. Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher is not politically correct and … Continue reading

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Nope. Not Racist At All.

While we’re on the subject of former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce being a colossal douche, lets take a moment to look at the content of the emails the ACLU and other rights organizations are using in court to challenge … Continue reading

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Easy to Swallow

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, the National Immigration Law Center has filed a lawsuit in Arizona challenging the remaining parts of “Papers Please” anti-immigration law left intact by the Supreme Court.

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Because You’re Offended By My Racial Slur, America is Doomed

National Review columnist Jay Nordlinger published a column yesterday wherein he mocked conservatives who believe Ronald Reagan pandered to “wetbacks,” a slur used in reference to immigrants. After the inevitable questions of why he used the racial slur “wetbecks” instead … Continue reading

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Border Lines

Artist – Steve Greenberg In other news, CNN is now at a 21-year ratings low, down 41 percent from this time last year in the 25 to 40 demographic. The view from nowhere isn’t very popular.

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