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Will Immigration Reform Kill Rubio's Presidential Chances?

PhilipGOP Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 5:49 PM
So Byron York thinks that presidential aspirants nowadays must be blank slates who avoid taking tough positions on issues lest it erode their popularity with voters? If that is where we are as a nation, we are too far gone. Would Margaret Thatcher be remembered as magnanimously today if that had been her approach to seeking the prime ministership? I, for one, want leaders and statesmen who actually try to address our nation's challenges, thereby demonstrating that they deserve to hold higher office, rather than blank slates with no achievements who spend their presidency floundering from one issue to the next.
ridel Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 11:25 PM
HR-2885 is a "stealth" pro-illegal-alien-amnesty-low-cost-wages, flawed-E-Verify-bill !

It must be BLOCKED-STOPPED-REWRITTEN !

Help pro-Tea Party US Congressmen Steve King R-IA, Lou Barletta R-PA, in their fight to

REMOVE Sec-6-Fed-pre-emption-clause, other pro-illegal-alien legal-loopholes in HR-2885 !

Their pro-USA efforts are being blocked by HR-2885's pro-illegal-alien-low-cost-labor, US-Chamber-of-Commerce-Lobbyists,

The RINO-bills Sponsor is House Judiciary Chrmn Lamar Smith R-TX.

Tell them, your local-state-US-Congressmen-Senators, ALL US-citizens to STOP HR-2885 !

A US-Chmbr-Comrc-written-supported-promoted-heavily-$$-Lobbied-$$-for,

"stealth" pro-illegal-alien-amnesty-invasion-employer, legal-loophole-filled E-Verify-bill !
ridel Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 7:03 AM
1985 California was a Republican stronghold state,

After Reagan's disasterous anti-US-American 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act,

Which gave full citizenship, voting rights to 4 million mostly Mex-illegal-aliens, plus millions more of their relatives from Mex, that were then also eligible-allowed-able to be brought to the USA legally by them,

was passed, California became Leftist-Liberal-Democrat controlled !

Most of those Mex-illegal-aliens given amnesty in 1986 resided in California.

These anti-US-American low-life-garbage-filth, McAmnesty, McGrahamnesty, GB-2, J-Bush, Schumer, Durbin, Reid, Pelosi, Boxer, all RINO's, are the lowest of the lowest filth !

Close the border, No amnesty, let them work, reside, pay their own way !
PhilipGOP Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 10:23 PM
My point was not about the merits of the particular bill. My point was about the absurdity of saying that if we want to win the presidency, we should not nominate someone who actually has a record on issues and instead nominate a blank slate like Obama was. Are we such cowards that we think a president should be someone who has never taken an unpopular stand on anything? Is that what you call leadership?
Passing major legislation is not a path to the presidency. So why is Sen. Marco Rubio, who is almost surely running for the 2016 Republican nomination, working so hard on comprehensive immigration reform?

Look at the only lawmaker who has become president in the last half-century. Barack Obama did almost nothing in his brief time in the Senate. His career in the world's greatest deliberative body consisted mainly of showing up, becoming immediately dissatisfied and looking for something better.

Obama never took a leading role crafting any piece of momentous legislation. And some of the things he did do, like voting...