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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Florida’s Tea Party has a new plan for Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the man they helped turboboost to national prominence in 2010 by supporting him over moderate Charlie Crist in the GOP primary.

They’re going to recall Florida’s junior senator because he’s been a leader on comprehensive immigration reform.

“They’re done with him,” radio host KrisAnne Hall told National Review Online. “They’re not voting for him and they’re angry. They’re angry because they feel they’ve been deceived.”

The only problem is that Florida law doesn’t allow U.S. senators to be recalled.

So Hall is pushing for legislation that will allow for a recall. Then Rubio will get his. Suuuure.

The Republican Party has two giant problems when it comes to immigration: 1) The people who are paying attention, including the Hispanic media, know that the Senate has a passed a bill that could pass the House if Speaker Boehner would just allow a vote on it; and 2) Many of the loudest voices opposing reform are the exact reason Republican donors are so eager to pass reform now.

Last Friday at a Capitol Hill rally organized by a white nationalist, some of that old-fashioned racism so often prevalent in anti-immigration movements began to bare its yellowed teeth.

“These great Americans who built this country,” said Ken Crow, the former head of Tea Party of America. “You came from them. And the unique thing about being from that part of the world, when you learn about breeding, you learn that you cannot breed Secretariat to a donkey and expect to win the Kentucky Derby. You guys have incredible DNA and don’t forget it.”

So you get one guess at who the “donkey” in this little allegory is.

Crow is a fairly fringe figure on the right. But he spoke from the same stage as Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL).

Also speaking that day was Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the congressman who apologized when his last anti-immigration rally turned into a Marco Rubio roast. King’s unabashed opposition to reform is no secret, as is his contempt for the activists who support it.

Which is why he is exactly the guy Republicans don’t want speaking to the “Walter Cronkite of Hispanic media.”

Too late.

  • sunmusing

    So why is Cruz so popular and seems to be the pick of the MSM? Rubio is out? Ha the circus is in town..

    • BigAl1825

      Good question. Why does the MSM give Cruz so much positive press?

      • Dominick Vila

        Because the media feeds and depends on sensationalism and, at the moment, Ted Cruz is a useful distraction to keep us entertained during the long and hot days of summer.

        • BigAl1825

          I imagine the same sort of enabling too place with Joe McCarthy.

          • Dominick Vila

            Joe McCarthy took advantage of irrational fears of communism, bordering on paranoia, and a complicit media, to carry out his misdeeds and benefit from them. I am not sure I would call him a “distraction” though, he was very real and a lot of people paid a price for what he, and people like him, did.

          • BigAl1825

            Yet these things surely start as distractions. It’s not like the country went from oblivious political utopia to full-on red scare McCarthyism over night. It’s all about the complicit media. We look back on those days as being shocking because of the effects they had on relatively high-profile people; the different with today is there many more, lower profile people suffer from the modern equivalent of McCarthyism.

            Few people with money and power, from corporate tycoons, to celebrities, politicians to the Press, have to worry these days. But the poor, a powerless whistleblower, or foreigners, for them there is little support.

          • Dominick Vila

            Very true, and that may be due, in part, to the fact that the corporate tycoons now own the media that once exposed their abuses.

  • Siegfried Heydrich

    By their fruitcakes ye shall know them . . .

    • Mark Forsyth

      Chock Full Of Nuts!

      • Siegfried Heydrich

        But not a ball among them . . .

        • Mark Forsyth

          If they had any they’d choke on ’em.

          • Siegfried Heydrich

            True dat . . .

  • elw

    The Tea Party Republicans are their own worse nightmare. They do not need the help of anyone else to cut their own throat and that of the GOP. Dead Party walking.

    • ChristoD

      They may be ‘Dead Party Walking’ but in the mean time they are obstructionist, unbending, un-Democratic super Patriots, in their own mind, and more than anything, they are a PITA.

      • elw

        Yes a PITA – but not forever.

  • Jesse4

    You can’t breed a bagger to an elephant and expect to win the Kentucky Derby.

    • BigAl1825

      Or the Presidency.

    • Jack Ragan

      Maybe that’s why my pick in the Derby never wins, we Kentuckians are slow learners.

  • djc84

    It’s quite funny to me that these people who are descendants of the Americans who built this country dont realize that it was their Italian, Irish, Polish, German etc. grandparents and great grandparent that were also considered the immigrant horde by the “natives” who were in this country during the Civil War era. It really speaks to the ignorance of these people who clearly do not know their own history.

    • ChristoD

      djc84….like most of us, I am a descendent of Italians (I am a middle-of-the-road Democrat) who immigrated here in the early 1900’s. There are of course those Neanderthals who fit your ignorant description but we need to respect the opinions of those who are strongly against those that broke the law for whatever reason. Yes most of them are hard working family people and are an asset to our country but to dismiss them as unfortunate humans caught up in the political banter is not right either. In the end, comparing todays immigrants to our forefathers is not fair on legal grounds since ours came here LEGALLY and the new illegal immigrants, ILLEGALLY. The national dialogue on this as well as almost every issue, courtesy of the unbending right, needs to be toned down and a just and workable solution sought. It appears that the version of a new legislation does that about as well as can be expected. By the way, AMNESTY should be a banned term. The new law is NOT that in any way, shape or form.

      • Jim Myers

        As far as the immigrants of years past, the immigration laws were not nearly as stringent as they are now.

        Very few of the immigrants who entered our Country decades ago would be able to do so now.

        So, many of the same people who belittle those who want to work here but cannot do so legally, would not be Natural Born Citizens if the immigration laws were as stringent as they are now.

        Our “birthrights” as Natural Born Citizens is strictly an accident of birth.

        By the Grace of God we were born here, rather than in another Nation.

        • alan

          You think the laws were more strict, but actually today’s law allow more to come to America than in the past. The rules are nearly the same as they were when my Grandfather and Grandmother came here in the late 1800’s, the only difference this was done legally by the majority of people who came here to become Americans, unlike now.

      • Dominick Vila

        Human migrations have taken place since the beginning of mankind, and it often encountered robust resistance and violence. In the case of the American continent it could be traced to the original migrations from Northeast and South Asia, parts of Europe and, possibly, the Polynesia. Each wave encountered resistance from those who preceded them. They had the same fate when the Spaniards discovered, settled and colonized parts of what we know today as the USA in the early 16th century, and later by the British and French. in the 17th century.
        Perhaps not surprisingly, similar barriers and friction continue to this day. While the animus may not longer be territorial or the need to survive, opposition to newcomers is still intense. The rationale for limiting the number of immigrants coming to the USA changed slowly into a system designed to attract professionals who could contribute to economic innovation and growth, who could satisfy demand in a rapidly changing industrial and technological environment; and whose skills ultimately transformed an agricultural society into the power house we are today.

        The reason for the barriers that still remain, which limit the number of unskilled or semi-skilled immigrants who can get an entry visa to enter the USA legally, is not influenced by ethnic or cultural bias, but by the presumption that the work that those immigrants can perform can be done by American citizens. Unfortunately, many American employers use the availability of illegal immigrants as an opportunity to maximize profits by taking advantage of their status. Their decision to hire people who are in the USA illegally encourages more illegal immigration and exacerbate tensions.

        Here is a sequence of events on the issue of immigration:

        1917 – 1924: A series of laws were enacted to further limit the number of new immigrants. These laws established the quota system and imposed passport requirements. They expanded the categories of excludable aliens and banned all Asians except Japanese.

        1924 Act: Reduced the number of US immigration visas and allocated them on the basis of national origin.

        1940 The Alien Registration Act: Required all aliens (non-U.S. citizens) within the United States to register with the Government and receive an Alien Registration Receipt Card (the predecessor of the “Green Card”).

        1950 Passage of the Internal Security Act: Rendered the Alien Registration Receipt Card even more valuable. Immigrants with legal status had their cards replaced with what generally became known as the “green card” (Form I-151).

        1952 Act: Established the modern day US immigration system. It created a quota system which imposes limits on a per-country basis. It also established the preference system that gave priority to family members and people with special skills.

        1968 Act: Eliminated US immigration discrimination based on race, place of birth, sex and residence. It also officially abolished restrictions on Oriental US immigration.

        1976 Act: Eliminated preferential treatment for residents of the Western Hemisphere.

        1980 Act: Established a general policy governing the admission of refugees.

        1986 Act: Focused on curtailing illegal US immigration. It legalized hundred of thousands of illegal immigrants. The 1986 Immigration Act is commonly know as the 1986 Immigration Amnesty. It also introduced the employer sanctions program which fines employers for hiring illegal workers. It also passed tough laws to prevent bogus marriage fraud.

        1990 Act: Established an annual limit for certain categories of immigrants. It was aimed at helping U.S. businesses attract skilled foreign workers; thus, it expanded the business class categories to favor persons who can make educational, professional or financial contributions. It created the Immigrant Investor Program.

        USA Patriot Act 2001: Uniting and Strengthening America by providing appropriate tools required to intercept and obstruct terrorism.

        Creation of the USCIS 2003: As of March 1, 2003, the US immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) becomes part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The department’s new U.S. Citizenship and US immigration Services (USCIS) function is to handle US immigration services and benefits, including citizenship, applications for permanent residence, non-immigrant applications, asylum, and refugee services. US immigration enforcement functions are now under the Department’s Border and Transportation Security Directorate, known as the Bureau of US immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

    • ORAXX

      Exactly. There isn’t anything that’s being said about today’s immigrants that hasn’t been said about many other ethnic groups.

  • Dominick Vila

    The first thing anyone running for office as a Republican candidate, and Tea Party member, must do is reject anything that remotely resembles compassion, tolerance, fairness and civility. The must, instead, become promoters of greed, hatred, intolerance, and opponents of everything that may benefit the middle class, the poor, or that may benefit our society as a whole.
    Sen. McCain learned the hard way what it means to attempt to find ways to solve our immigration problems the last time he ran for re-election, and had no choice but to change course and become a champion of higher walls and vigilantes. Sen. Rubio just learned that trying to do the right thing and upholding the values this country was founded on can be political suicide. He, and all the other Republicans that voted for immigration reform have a foot out the door and the other on a banana peel. The only thing that may save their hides is if re-electing them guarantees GOP control of the Senate next year.

    • njguy54

      It all adds up to the language of fear. Tea Partiers see their world flying out of control, what with massive technological, demographic and leftward cultural change (same-sex marriage, rise of the non-religious, etc.). And Obama, as the first black President, embodies this upheaval. Thus their intense hatred of him, and of anything and anybody that embodies this change. Fear may win you an election of two, but it’s hardly a long-term strategy… especially if you depend on the votes of people who actually *support* change and *don’t* fear those who are different from them.

  • tax payer

    We have enough in this country and surely we don’t need anymore of them. ( Lazy Americans ).

    • Independent1

      .What America can use far fewer off is hypocritical, biggoted, racists such as yourself. I’ll guarantee you that the majority of illegals in this country have worked while here far harder than you ever have!!!!!

      • tax payer

        I am also referring to Americans that don’t work as some of the illegals that come and don’t work either. Those illegals that work harder than you and me do it because of the lack of education, so sure they have to work hard. You twist what you read because I am for everyone to work and not be a Parasite off you, and the tax payers. A Bigot I’m not only someone that feels ( You want to live here you earn your Keep ). Plain and Simple.

        • Independent1

          Illegals do not come and NOT WORK. Since illegals are not eligible for unemployment or any welfare benefits – if they didn’t work – they’d starve. That’s one reason I said your first comment was nonsense. ILLEGALS HAVE TO WORK TO LIVE!!

          I did a lot of research on the costs of illegals to our country and unfortunately, the vast majority of estimates is created by right-wing extremists who will compile ficticious amounts just to make illegals look like a much worse problem than they are. I did find one article about the GOP in Oregon trying to claim that illegals cost the state one billion/year; which FactCheck proved to be totally false. Why? Because although illegals are costing the state millions, the GOP is conveniently ignoring all the benefits that illegals are providing the state in the way of taxes and the money that they spend in the Oregon economy (between 2-5 billion/year)- which would have significant impacts if that was pulled out.
          Also note in the excerpt from this article below, the wide range of estimate on just how many illegals there are – everything on illegals is a total guess – even the projected 11 million some quote could be 1/2 that. Note also that at the end, some claim that illegals are holding jobs Americans would hold which is nonsense – and I’ll tell you why after you read the excerpt:

          The Oregon Center for Public Policy did its own analysis in January 2012. Theeconomic think tank estimates that the 110,000 to 220,000 undocumented immigrants in the state earn between $2.3 billion to $4.5 billion a year, which they spend on goods and services.

          The center also estimates workers pay between $154 million to $309 million in taxes, including Social Security and Medicare taxes they won’t be able to use later, as well as property, state and local taxes. Their employers also pay
          taxes on behalf of illegal alien workers.

          Advocates of stricter immigration rules argue that those benefits are over-inflated because legal residents and U.S. citizens could just as easily hold those jobs.

          a couple years ago, Alabama enacted the toughest immigration law in the state. That law succeeded in driving most illegals out of Alabama. It only took about 2 months after the law was enacted before hundreds of companies threatened to shut down or leave the state because they COULD NOT find Americans to do the jobs the illegals were doing. The notion that Americans will do the menial work that the majority of illegals do is just like trickle-down-economis – A TOTAL FANTASY!!!!!!!!!

          • tax payer

            I know for a fact ( some of my women neighbors have them: illegals ) some come and get together with a Welfare Single Mother that wants a man at the house and they’ll take anyone that loves Obese women. Sure, some illegals come and work, but they seek a lonely woman no one else wants and they turn around, and forward most of their money back to their wife and children in Mexico. I can cut my own grass, wash my own vehicle, construct my own fence, so I don’t need to hire them. I can do what they can do also, so a job from me they’ll never get.

    • leo gonzales

      do away with the immigrants and you will starve because the americans don’t want to do the jobs this people do.

      • tax payer

        The jobs you are referring about ( most ) Americans are working them already such as Landscape, Home Construction, Cars Wash and many more. Those are being done by uneducated Americans that have to work to eat, so they don’t starve to death. Anyone can Mix Cement and set Blocks for a Wall because I did that myself to have a Private Fence from my nosy Neighbors.

  • Catskinner

    The insane comprehensive immigration reform legislation, if it were to become law, would destroy the Republican Party forever.

    • webcelt

      If it passed? Why? Right now it makes Republicans look like people happy to let a problem fester when there’s a solution right in front of them.

      • Catskinner

        It would grant citizenship to millions of additional Democrat voters. There’s no solution in Schumer’s bill.

        • webcelt

          And additional Republican voters. If you’re really so sure that people who won’t be citizens for at least 13 years will all be Democratic voters, shouldn’t you be asking why? And won’t stopping them from becoming citizens just for partisan purposes risk some serious blowback?

          • Catskinner

            They’ll want welfare and food-stamps and all the free stuff without working. Of course they’ll vote Democrat, if the party lasts that long.

          • webcelt

            So, I take it asking why they won’t vote Republican just isn’t on the agenda? Ironic how the refusal to ask a question can answer it.

          • Catskinner

            The question has been asked and answered. Educated immigrants would vote Republican; uneducated immigrants would not.

          • Independent1

            Just the opposite Catskinner – it’s the dumb ones that don’t know when they’re being had that vote Republican. Anyone with a brain knows better and votes anything BUT Republican.

          • Catskinner

            Not true, Independent-1. The residents of Detroit voted 98 percent for Obama in the last election, and they have a 47% illiteracy rate.

          • Independent1

            I seriously doubt the percentage you’re stating but that’s immaterial anyway. Illiteracy only means you can’t read or write – it has nothing to do with making rational decisions – which apparently these Detroit people were able to make correctly. Study after study has shown that on average, Conservatives have lower IQs than liberals – their IQs are so low that they have trouble grasping anything that has to do with change. Which is probably why Boehner and McConnell are doing everything they can to set America back 100 plus years – to a time when everything was much simpler – but unfortunately was not set up to deal with the complexities of today’s world.

          • Catskinner

            Look it up, the numbers have been published everywhere, and those numbers are one of the complexities of today’s world. The best way to deal with it is to elect public officials who are more concerned about saving the country, and less concerned about themselves. And while I’m not a Republican, their approach makes a lot more sense than Obama’s.

          • webcelt

            Which means you’re for educating them, right? You’re pushing for ample funding for schools with lots of ESL students I assume?

          • Catskinner

            I’m for securing the borders and only allowing immigrants in who have something to offer the country.

          • Independent1

            Unfortunately, “securing the borders” is just another GOP fantasy – it can’t happen completely. Nothing we do is going to stop EVERYONE who’s determined enough from crossing the border. What’s been done so far has reduced known border crossings to the lowest levels in 40 years – in fact, there are almost as many illegals leaving as coming.
            But what’s wrong with it (especially to the extreme), is that putting up border fences is in places destroying the environment by creating flooding and other damage to the land, it’s increasing the likelihood that quite a number of endangered animal species will in fact go extinct because it interrupts their normal migration and breeding patterns, and it’s already resulted in a number of deaths by separating extremely poor people from getting to where they were accustomed to getting their food- and several people have died because of the flooding the existent fences have created.
            But what’s even worse, is that Republicans are grossly exaggerating the cost that illegals have to our country. When they count up the costs they grossly exaggerate the incidences of problems that illegals cause, greatly inflate the costs associated and then totally ignore the benefits they provide (for example: illegals do in fact pay taxes – millions of dollars in taxes including into social security which they can’t use – while they aren’t able to draw unemployment or get any welfare benefits). Alabama found out fairly quickly after they created the most strict immigration law in the nation a couple years ago – it only took about 2 months before hundreds of companies threatened to shut down and/or leave the state because of the shortage of workers it created by driving illegals, and even legal aliens out of the state. and the negativity for foreigners in general that the law created. Even a couple fairly large multinational corporations threatened to leave the state because of the blowback the oppressive law created.
            The GOP’s excessive focus on immigration these days is nothing more than one more charade to cover up for them doing nothing to move America forward. Obama has followed Bush in greatly increasing border security and has in fact, rounded up and deported more problem illegals than any other president. But when you’re doing nothing in virtually every area that would actually mean something to the country, you have to find some kind of diversion to distract the people who vote for from realizing that – that you’re doing absolutely nothing to help them!!!!!!!!

          • Catskinner

            Think about it, I-1. The biggest threat to the survivability of the planet is human population growth. If you’re going to deal with it, you’re going to have to contain it.

            The reason California is an economic basket case is because of the 1986 amnesty law. The last thing the country needs are more illegal aliens.

            China is building robots to pick crops. If we continue to use humans, once again, they will bury us.

          • Mark Forsyth

            Laws like that would very likely have excluded our ancestors.Who gets to decide? If you show up somewhere without skills does that automatically imply that you cannot learn or that you are not able to make a contribution?
            I would not want to be underestimated and you shouldn’t either. Everyone has their own special gift and something to contribute whether you can see it or not.

          • Catskinner

            The laws wouldn’t have excluded our ancestors, Mark. There was a time when the country needed people. We passed that point of demarcation a long time ago.

          • Mark Forsyth

            You have missed it completely.The laws back then did not exclude our ancestors.The measures you are suggesting,had they existed back then would have excluded them.Furthermore you address nothing else that I mentioned.You must not undervalue people no matter who they are,where they are from,or what their abilities are for all the reasons I have already mentioned.When you do, you undervalue yourself and cut yourself off from the gift of knowledge that each person carries.

          • Catskinner

            What I would like to miss, Mark, are a whole bunch of additional people. Basically, that’s the problem. Human population growth is rapidly making the planet uninhabitable.

          • Mark Forsyth

            Well unless you are willing to engage in a criminal enterprize,you will have to rely upon a higher power to reduce the surplus population.So many people who think the world is overpopulated live in fear of there not being enough of anything.Shortages exist in the mind of man,there is more than enough of everything for everybody.Whatever you think is what will be.If you think there are shortages,there will be.If you think there is abundance,there will be.It is your choice.
            I can only speak for myself but I live according to what I know.What I know is according to my direct experience,so I do not not tell you any untruths.

          • Catskinner

            No need for a criminal enterprise, Mark. Industrial countries, where population growth has leveled off, simply need to deny entry to immigrants–at least be very selective about who they let in.

  • Jack Ragan

    It is odd that I have openly said that if I could find the tribe who my forefather forced himself into their territory, I would check to see if I need them to issue me a Green card. This was mainly as a joke but I am serious that all, or nearly all, of us, Americans are really immigrants in the country now. Another one of my sore points, why ‘ African- Americans’ when I don’t say Irish- American since one of my grandsons went to Ireland on his honeymoon and found that nearly half of the listings were Ragan. My feelings are that being anything but AMERICANS is not necessary.

    • Allan Richardson

      We did once say Irish-Americans (before my time) because there was open prejudice and racism against them: “no Irish need apply” on job opening signs; calling the police vans “Paddy Wagons” etc. Now it is an honor which those of us who are NOT of Irish descent claim on one day every year.

      African-Americans will stop calling themselves African when they are no longer TREATED as criminal suspects for being of African descent; when they can count on police and civilian security guards treating them as PEOPLE until they show evidence of criminal behavior; when job applications with names like Javon or Latasha are not bypassed in favor of James or John or Lauren; and when right wing nuts do not downplay the evil in allowing a white person to claim self defense for shooting an unarmed black person by claiming that “of course” the victim was a criminal looking for a crime to commit.

    • BillP

      Great posting, the original discovers of this country (sic) English, Dutch, Spanish were not invited here by the native inhabitants. I guess they were the 1st illegal immigrants.

      • Mark Forsyth

        How can anyone claim to discover a place that is already inhabited.First Nations peoples are the true discoverers,or more correctly their ancestors were.

        • BillP

          I was being sarcastic about the English, etal discovering America since there were people who were living here already. The Native Americans (or Indians whatever you want to call them) were here 1st.

          • Mark Forsyth

            I appreciate the sarcasm.I should have worded my comment so you would know I was not on the attack.

          • BillP

            No problem. I was on a Libertarian website today and replied to some comments about religion being under attack in this country. 2 people told me I was demeaning them but I just asked for proof of this taking place in the US.

    • highpckts

      Amen!!!

  • Rick2101

    The Republican Party has fallen so far from the days of Teddy Roosevelt and his fight against Corporate Empires and greed. The Party of Lincoln and T. Roosevelt has been transformed over the past century into a party that is W.A.S.P. (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) controlled at its core. For many who believe they are part of the Republican Party, they will be very disappointed to find out when push comes to shove, that unless they pass the W.A.S.P. litmus test, they are out.

  • Lovefacts

    These people are the epitome of the Ugly American with T-party Senator Ted Cruz leading them.

    About Cruz, I can’t wait until Cruz decides to run for president and the Dems starting asking for his Canadian birth certificate. Yes, his parents were both American and by rights he’s an American citizen. But hey, Obama was born to a US born mother, in the state of Hawaii, yet to the T-party that seems hasn’t made him an American.

    Therefore applying T-party–which ignores commonsense and both our constitution and laws, believing them irrelevant–disregarding Senator Cruz’s hate-mongering makes him unfit, he can’t run for president since he was born in a foreign country.

  • JDavidS

    It’s soon gonna be easy to tell a RepubliCON/Tea Clown from the rest of the population. They’ll be the ones limping… ’cause they keep shooting themselves in the foot.

  • Mark Forsyth

    Republican media strategist Paul Wison said in April,”We could be a lost party for generations.” Well what do ya know, Hope Springs Eternal.

    • Independent1

      Let’s hope Wilson is right!! America needs relief from the GOP clowns of today that are doing everything they can seem to come up with in an effort to destroy it.

      • Mark Forsyth

        Agreed,Lets also hope that whatever replaces them is good and decent with clear thinking heads attached to their shoulders.

        • ChristoD

          Hey folks, if the Republicans are a ‘dying breed’, delusional, etc. why do they control the House and have a better than average chance to control the Senate after the next elections ? I am a Democrat and I dream the dream but….I do NOT hallucinate. The fact of the matter is, almost half the country believes their right wing idiocy of today. THAT is scary.

          • leo gonzales

            because they jerrymandered the districts to win elections

          • ChristoD

            That may be true in some states Leo but, the reality is they have a substantial majority and gerrymandering is not the complete answer to the question. What about the Senate scenario ?

          • Mark Forsyth

            The Senate scenario is clear enough.Because they are shut out from the Whitehouse for the foreseeable future,their plan is to attack at the level of state legislators.Those are the type of elections that frequently fail to garner needed attention and participation.Thus they offer a prime opportunity for republicans to slip their candidates into very favorable positions if the electorate fails to show up at the polls.

          • alan

            The problem with socialism is that it don’t work. You are going to see major changes come, so get use to it. The spending spree is over, its time to pay up.

  • howa4x

    All this dialogue is missing the fact of why these people crossed the border in the 1st place. It didn’t happen in a vacuum. There are a number of issues. 1st is NAFTA signed into law by big dog Clinton. The effect of this was to allow American agri business into Mexico which they immediately took advantage of and chased most of the small farmers off the land and turned them into homeless people seeking any type of work. Agri business as we all remember was the 1st industry to import Mexican workers to pick our food. IGA a large meat processer fired all it’s union butchers and went to Mexico every 9 months to recruit new workers. Why every 9 months? They fired them because the law stated that after that time they had to get benefits. These people weren’t relocated back, just shown the door. So now there is a situation where there is no work thanks to Agri business, and add to that the drug war that plagues the country where 50,000 were killed. Refugees all over the world spill into neighboring countries to escape violence and this is true of our southern border. People spilling across to find work, get their kids educated and be safe. Now illegal immigration is down to a trickle because Mexico is beginning to stabilize. There is work there and the government is reclaiming territory from the drug cartels. If we want to be angry than lets be angry at US argi business that had a very big hand in creating this problem, not some family who wanted to escape a society that was crumbling before their eyes.

  • Takecover

    The country will never find stability when crazies like this control the House GOP.