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Other Hispanics HATE Mexicans more than Texans do.
Well, I'm not sure what to say except that no one reading what you wrote (including SATerp, 2013Terp, or I) understood that to be what you were saying. So yes, that helps.
[SaTerp] Not too sure about that [/SaTerp]
LOL, but seriously, the Texicans took care of the Mexicans they didn't like in 1836. Texans today get along fine with all Americans of Hispanic descent, and Mexican nationals legally visiting the state.
I own this t-shirt.
However, since i live in Switzerland, it doesn't get much of a reaction.
If anyone was counting on Marco Rubio to rep conservatives on illegal immigration, you can forget it. Just another loser Pub.
Marco Rubio is preparing to go all in to support sweeping immigration legislation, offering himself up as the public face of a bill that will split the Republican Party but that his allies hope will propel him to the front of the GOP presidential sweepstakes. After offering lukewarm support until now, Rubio is preparing to fully embrace a measure...
He recognizes Republicans will never win another Presidential election if they continue losing the Latino vote at the clip Romney did. Not a single one.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
And if we have a ton of hispanics become citizens, they'll all register to vote as Pubs, eh?
but this "civil" proceeding can get u put in handcuffs and put in jail until deportation hearing. *
*tide has changed since beginning of year. now ICE doesn't want to pick up "illegals" unless they are in jail on other charges,
Even assuming 0 more Hispanic immigrants IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA, if the Republican party loses like Romney did in 2012, it will be almost impossible to win a Presidential election in the future.
So at the very, very least, Rubio recognizes you have to stop the massive, gushing wound hemorrhaging votes. Losing Hispanics, losing Asians, losing essentially everyone who is not white and above the age of 30.
Rubio at least sees the principle of "first, do no harm." The demographic math is a cruel thing for Republicans, and I don't envy them trying to turn it around. I think they can, and more importantly, I think they NEED to for the good of the country. One-party political rule in a democracy is boring and not optimal for the nation--see Mexico throughout the 20th century, and Japan for most of the post-war period.
...and the States of Maryland and California and every major city in the US today.
Not to mention, following the Dems' preferred course of action in governance is a short ride to becoming an economic Zaire.
I don't see this country doing anything else, unfortunately. Since you're younger than me, and presumably going to experience that for a longer time - good luck!
Well, the fix is in across the board. NO news show today, including Fox News, had any anti-amnesty participants.
They couldn't rouse Pat Buchanan's corpse or fly in Tom Tancredo for a good old-fashioned nativist rant? Where or where has the paleo wing of the party gone?
Oh, that's right, it's like 2% of the Republican. I think the paleos have fewer members than the libertarian wing, especially these days.
IF i thought that it would distress you, I'd correct you on the % of conservatives in the Republican Party. Unfortunately, it IS a small % of Senators, to be sure.
National security/defense conservatives
I was under the impression that those were Reagan's "3 legs of the Republican stool." The first two broadly support a less restrictive immigration policy (the first because of Jesus, the second because of Adam Smith). I'm not sure the third group takes a position on immigration.
The paleos aren't part of the stool.
Republicans' main issue now is that their political leadership, thinking long-term and capable of doing 3rd-grade math, is farther out in front on the immigration issue then the most vocal part of their base. That base is still relatively anti-immigrant, the degree to which differs based on the level of hatred they have for brown people (ranging from "none" to "hilariously lots"). The religious right and libertarians are pushing back, though, as they realize higher immigration means more souls to save and more money to save, respectively.
IF I thought that it would distress you, I would post an interesting article noting the shift in Republican politicians on the issue and the shift among more educated Romney voters to that position...while less educated Romney voters disapprove of immigration EVEN MORE than before the election.
Oh, what the heck!
Something something self-deportation.
I don't speak for anyone but myself. IMO, if the Republicans support an easier "path to citizenship" for the mass of uneducated, needy hispanics coming across in waves, there shortly will be no effective voice for Republicans in a rock-solid Democrat country. I don't see those hispanics voting for conservatives or Republicans, ever, but rather voting for the people who will give them stuff. Better to live here and have the government give you stuff, than live in Mexico, Guatemala, etc where the governments are not so stupid in understanding what motivates the underclasses.
Did you know that teenage hispanics in CA score at the same level of academic achievement as their peers in Mexico? There's no 'step up' for these immigrants once they get here, only a hand out full of freebies that keeps them at the same campesino level.
Where is the future of the Republican Party if they DON'T support amnesty? I don't know, honestly. I believe they really are in a demographic bind, and that this country is essentially fucked.
I agree with the rest of your post, but this part is bullshit.
Politics is reactionary. If Republicans fail to change and Democrats control the government for the next 10-20 years, the tide will change when people realize that things still suck. Then the Republicans will be given their chance to fix the situation. Things will still suck, though, because the problem isn't the party that's in charge; it's the system itself.
No idea if this is the immigration thread, but this isn't going to help it's chances of moving through the Senate.
The Senate illegal immigrants into the program, endangering Americans, says the labor union representing the 12,000 employees who will have to approve the applications.
Go away, KA!
Are they going back to using "illegal aliens"?
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They used to just call them wetbacks because they swam across the gulf to get to America. Everything is so complicated nowaday, if it ain't broke, why try to fix?
"Turgeon has 3 key guys on current roster - Allen, Dez, and Jake - that have not improved." -Orioleterp
how about calling the what they truly are - "law-breaking parasites"?
I'll never understand why so many democrats are on board for bringing in droves of unskilled laborers. If they really want to help the poor and lower class, I can't think of anything worse than bringing in people to take all of the entry level jobs.
Because Hispanic voters show up on Election Day.
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
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