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Fireworks: Republican Congressman vs. MSNBC on Immigration

Neale2 Wrote: Jul 11, 2013 1:32 AM
I wish just once someone would ask these liberal commentators if they feel they have the right to enter another country illegally? What country do they feel they can enter illegally and then expect to not be deported? And which country do they think they can enter illegally and then expect to receive legal status and even citizenship? Then ask them why they should believe anything politicians promise them after they have failed to meaningfully address one of their most basic duties, maintaining the integrity of the border. For 25 years, we have been promised that the issue of people entering our country ILLEGALLY from our southern border would be fixed, and we have a few miles of fence to show for it. I loved the way the commentators kept forgetting that Labrador could actually hear them insulting him and the Republican party and how he politely kept interrupting them. I doubt he will be asked back on the show.

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador appeared on MSNBC this morning and put on a clinic in effective messaging.  He demonstrated how to disagree without being disagreeable, how to reject false premises, and how to turn the tables against critics.  Despite being outnumbered four-to-one, a fairly typical liberal-to-conservative ratio on the non-news network, Labrador thrived (the meat of the exchange begins at the three-minute mark):