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Old 04-21-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Money trumps law. Nuff said.

Money ... but with this issue ... votes. The only reason the GOP has so quickly warmed up to immigration reform is the thumping the party took in the most recent presidential election. The exit polls told the story: the GOP is considered, by a majority of "Latinos" ... an enemy. This has nothing to do with elected officials hoping illegals will ... 15+ years from now if they qualify for citizenship ... vote Democratic. It's about the here and now. And that's something the persons who seem to be expressing hateful rhetoric don't understand. The moderates in the GOP understand the party is doomed for the next generation or two ... if it doesn't start to move from extreme right back to center. I, for one, hope they're successful in moving the party back to where it was for ever so many years.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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Money ... but with this issue ... votes. The only reason the GOP has so quickly warmed up to immigration reform is the thumping the party took in the most recent presidential election. The exit polls told the story: the GOP is considered, by a majority of "Latinos" ... an enemy. This has nothing to do with elected officials hoping illegals will ... 15+ years from now if they qualify for citizenship ... vote Democratic. It's about the here and now. And that's something the persons who seem to be expressing hateful rhetoric don't understand. The moderates in the GOP understand the party is doomed for the next generation or two ... if it doesn't start to move from extreme right back to center. I, for one, hope they're successful in moving the party back to where it was for ever so many years.
The Latino vote is still a drop in the bucket compared to the non-hispanic vote. The GOP didn't lose the election because of the Latino vote nor over the the illegal immigration issue. So you are an enemy of Latinos if you don't treat them special and give their ethnic group a pass on our immigration laws? Is that really their mindset?

What hateful rhetoric? It is hateful to want our immigration laws respected and enforced? As I said, the GOP would be fools to think they would garner more of the Latino vote if they caved in to shamnesty. That is pure leftist, ethnocentric propaganda.
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