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Are Republicans turning away from immigration reform?

October 21, 2013

 In recent months we have seen a growing number of Republicans, from Marco Rubio to Paul Ryan, begin to rally around the idea of immigration reform which included a pathway to citizenship, but now it appears as if support for this idea may be crumbling in the GOP.

  The most recent example is from Ted Poe, who previously supported the measure, and what does he cite as the reason for his evolution on this issue? The president’s negotiating tactic of not negotiating during the government shutdown:

The President has proven over the last few weeks that ‘negotiating’ means conservatives must give in and that it’s his way or no way,” Poe said in an email to Breitbart News. “In his opinion, there is no compromise, just intimidation with inflammatory rhetoric. The President is putting his political agenda ahead of what’s best for America

  Could it be true that the Republicans have finally learned their lesson after being rolled by Barack Obama and the Democrats during the shutdown? Has it finally occurred to them that Barack Obama is only interested in taking and not giving during debate on an issue? If so, maybe their is a silver lining to be taken from the debate over the continuing resolution and the debt ceiling.

  I am not holding my breath however because I trust the Republican leadership only slightly more than I trust Barack Obama. They talk a good game but are they really willing to back it up?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2013 6:21 pm

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  2. October 21, 2013 7:48 pm

    I’m cynical enough to believe the deal has already been cut. Whay we will see is a preplanned show.


  3. Chris permalink
    October 21, 2013 7:50 pm

    This is another issue where the Rep do not have a coherent message. They need to listen to the public and come up with winning sound bites. Build a fence or secure the boarders will never carry the day.How about enforcing the visa laws we already have! Immigration enforcement may need to be done by local authorities and not the Fed. Arizona was on the right track. Unfortunately the press both liberal and quasi moderate mislabeled the legislation and derailed it.


    • October 22, 2013 5:44 am

      You are right, they do not have a message on this issue and we know they will be attacked by the left and the MSM until they back down. We have seen this time and time again.


  4. Petermc3 permalink
    October 21, 2013 7:54 pm

    Once the McCain Graham tag team returns from vacation we’ll get a good whiff of which way the RINOS will swing.


  5. October 21, 2013 10:41 pm

    shutdown/amnesty? I don’t see it right now. I think the current defacto amnesty scheme will have to satisfy the rinos for now.


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