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Quote of the Day || January 29, 2013

“You know Axelrod, I think it’s a little obvious if we call the bill ‘The Democratic Voter Expansion Act.’ Let’s just stick with ‘Immigration Reform.'”

- Barack Obama

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

19 Responses to Quote of the Day || January 29, 2013

  1. Was heading home from a road trip – and got the a live feed of some Senators holding hands and making nice on this same topic – a day before our President was to outline some guidelines.

    What was with that love fest? Is there a “shift” in the “generic” GOP position in the wind? Something pleasant like roses? Or, something stinky? A yet TBD smell? An attempt to hop on the Immigration Reform Trolley?

    • I just saw it too. Based on what I read of this “bipartisan proposal”, enforcement of existing border crossing rules would be enforced. Duh? Gee, that would be nice. I’m sure the GOP is posturing to say “we care about you too!” to the Hispanic community (Why do we always typecast illegal aliens as Hispanics? ) and I don’t blame them. Something that gets the existing laws enforced works for me, no matter who’s names are on the bill.

    • Saw Sen. Menendez (D. NJ) up there… was wondering if there is a special provision in this ‘immigration bill’ for underage Dominican prostitutes…?

    • Good point on addressing both ends of the issue. The circle of life – you can not have one without the other… Well, you can, but well just be back where we are.

      Wonder if a direct “pay to play” would work as a revenue generator for us… I’ll run the numbers…

  2. So, why not concentrate on enforcing the laws already on the books like the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 signed by President Reagan? The law criminalized the act of knowingly hiring an illegal aliens and established financial and other penalties for those employing illegal immigrants under the theory that low prospects for employment would reduce undocumented immigration. It introduced the I-9 form to ensure that all employees presented documentary proof of their legal eligibility to accept employment in the United States. Sound familiar? I remember Sen Ted Kennedy standing on the Senate floor saying that if we pass this bill it will be the last immigration law we’ll ever need. I guess he didn’t think about the current administration’s attempt to use the issue to buy Hispanic votes in an attempt to destroy the Republican party.

    • “The law criminalized the act of knowingly hiring an illegal aliens and established financial and other penalties for those employing illegal immigrants under the theory that low prospects for employment would reduce undocumented immigration.”

      That’s true. However, when some of those very same employers have their hands so deep in the pockets of said politicians I’d say they are getting a pass. Pretty hard to enforce a law when you are relying on their donation.

    • Heresay from Mark Levin’s show last night, he said that Reagan signed the bill but then the Dems would not fund enforcement. Working in a small business at the time, I remember filling out a few of the forms but stopped when no one seemed to care.

  3. O/T but worth a look.

    From the ABC affiliate in Houston (ABC13):
    Army drill scares residents on Houston’s south side

    The Army holds a “multi-agency” drill at the no longer used Carnegie Vanguard High School. Question I have is simple. Since when does the Army have the authority to engage in a military drill, one that ostensibly could be looked at as a practice run against American civilians, on US soil. Isn’t this a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act?

    This is not what the military was designed to do. We are getting into more and more grey areas of law with every passing day.

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8971311