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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

King: Immigration Reform a Democratic Plot

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There's a reason the GOP leadership is hoping immigration reform finally moves this year. They're brand with Hispanic voters is terrible and they need to show that they're a party that has a place for this fast growing segment of the electorate. So they must have cringed when they saw this story on CNN:


A prominent House conservative said Tuesday that the immigration
reform bill under consideration in the Senate is part of an ongoing plot
to build a massive new Democratic voting bloc.

America's growing
Hispanic vote is "a huge boon for Democrats. They have known that for a
long time," said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. Their message has been that
"we are going to recruit all you folks. That we are going to give
amnesty to (you) to become Democrats."


Democratic leaders "are
in the process of seeking to establish another monolithic voting bloc,"
he said. Republicans backing the bipartisan Senate bill "completely
ignore that fact."


King made his remarks at a
Capitol Hill press conference with several other House conservatives
taking aim at the "Gang of Eight" legislation drafted by four Senate
Democrats and four Senate Republicans.



 


And this didn't help either.



The GOP has been doing better of late despite King's regular anti-immigrant outbursts. The House Gang of Eight, Boehner's quiet pushing on an immigration bill, Representative Goodlatte's move toward the center on immigration and the choosing of Darryl Issa to craft the skilled worker provisions all give me reason to hope.

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  1. Jack's Avatar
    Why would they cringe when they saw that story on CNN? Because the Democrats benefit from mass legalization? Or because you think what King said is somehow offensive? Heck, even Politico is saying:

    The immigration proposal pending in Congress would transform the nation's political landscape for a generation or more -- pumping as many as 11 million new Hispanic voters into the electorate a decade from now in ways that, if current trends hold, would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and cripple Republican prospects in many states they now win easily.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/immigration-reform-could-upend-electoral-college-90478.html#ixzz2TnwbeySL

    That the Democrats are motivated to expand their voter rolls is pretty much a truism.
  2. Concerned immigrant's Avatar
    So according to GOP if they dont vote CIR2013 then the Latino vote bank will make sure they lose all future elections like they did this time, if they vote CIR then the democrats keep winning, so is the GOP basically a redundant party, LOL
  3. George Chell's Avatar
    The problem for the GOP is that Steve King is a racist and so is Michelle Bachmann.
  4. George Chell's Avatar
    "So according to GOP if they dont vote CIR2013 then the Latino vote bank will make sure they lose all future elections like they did this time, if they vote CIR then the democrats keep winning, so is the GOP basically a redundant party, LOL"

    They keep blaming the minorities. This is what bigots like King and Buchanan do. King has to look in the mirror and ask himself one question and answer it: Why did majority of white voters in Iowa vote for Obama?

    http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-white-vote-exit-polls-election-ohio-wisconsin-iowa-2012-11

    "In Ohio, Obama won 41% of the white vote. In Wisconsin, an astounding 48%. In Iowa, he actually captured the white vote with 51% to Romney's 47%. In Michigan, it was 44%, and in Pennsylvania, it was 42%."

    If Romney had won 60-65% of the white voters in these states, he would be the President. True, 70% of the Hispanic voters voted for Obama. Why did n't 70% of the white voters vote for Romney?

  5. Its the truth's Avatar
    GOP will never win an election again. Their only hope is to pass the CIR and hope that a future minority voting bloc ( which are usually conservative) look past their racist past and help them get back.
  6. USC's Avatar
    Greg, you have your work cut out for you, 50 amendments considered today, out of which 31 were adopted.
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