August 11th, 2014
04:40 PM ET
4 years ago

Republicans ignoring their own advice on immigration

Washington (CNN) - Republicans already are steaming about President Barack Obama's expected executive action to potentially allow millions of undocumented workers to remain in the country.

But another debate on immigration will refocus on internal GOP splits and raise questions about whether the party is taking any of its own advice about being more open to Hispanics.


Filed under: Congress • Immigration
soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    If you filibuster your own damn bill, you'll do anything.

    August 11, 2014 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  2. g

    this is what happens to a country of immigrants ,when they ley Nazi,s in after the second world war ,send their off springs back to Europe

    August 11, 2014 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  3. it must be said

    Democrats are going to find out the hard way this November that the American people want their current immigration laws enforced, they want their borders secured, and they want these country invaders deported, not rewarded, for their illegal activity. Democrats think they can just continue their open border policies and lack of law enforcement until this country is taken over by illegals. November will be your wake up call Democrats.

    August 11, 2014 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  4. Smitty

    Repubs tried to warn you of immigration, obumble care and a host of other items, just another day with more failures mainly from the BIGGEST LIAR OF THE YEAR (Obumbles). The repubs have plenty to share also. Keep in mind obammy new about this and the va when controlled both houses !! Good news is terrorism is on the run-NOT.

    August 11, 2014 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  5. Sniffit



    August 11, 2014 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  6. Rulis

    What are the Republicans doing to solve the problem???

    August 11, 2014 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  7. The right wing have lost their damned minds

    They (gop/tp) always show the shiny object in front of you to keep you from seeing the dirt they are doing from behind...

    August 12, 2014 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  8. Thomas

    Stop Jihad tourism … immigration of Islamic terrorism is a billon dollar a year business .

    Thailand has been overrun by Jihad tourism .

    August 12, 2014 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  9. rla

    It's time the dems and repubs start caring about AMERICA and its CITIZENS instead of their own political scalps and phoney groups who really don't give a dam about America. Vote every incumbant out ASAP

    August 12, 2014 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  10. Tone

    The republicans are a disaster, their party is overrunned by racist extremist nothing new here.

    August 12, 2014 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    The problem isn't that there are not following their own advice, the problem is that they cannot overcome the part of their character that makes them conservatives in the first place. Conservatives are so entrenched in their own ideologies that they cannot move away from them.

    Case in point, Conservatives are always saying that we must "grow the tent" or "expand the tent." In other words, conservatives say, "Become one of us." Liberals are almost the exact opposite when they say, "Join with us." The difference is one indoctrinating, while the other is integrating.

    Conservatives can try to expand their tent. They have always had this maniacal focus on messaging, fooling themselves into believing that if outsiders just listened to the message that they would become instant converts. They do not realize that people have been listening to the message and it is a terrible one. It has "not for me" written all over it for a growing majority of Americans.

    August 12, 2014 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  12. Rudy NYC


    All in one week:

    GOP/Teatrolls vote to sue Obama for taking executive actions on things.

    GOP/Teatrolls screw up the votes on immigration package by pandering to the Teatrolls.

    Then, GOP/Teatrolls issue statement (McMorris-Rogers) including demand that Obama take executive actions on immigration issues and criticize him for not having done so.

    How can you freekin work with people like this? They want to have their cake, eat it too AND then crap it in their fist and throw it at you. They are IMPOSSIBLE....and they are doing it ON PURPOSE.
    Republican response: "We never did anything of the sort."
    Can you guess who might something like that? Denial, denial, denial.
    Here's a hint. Take your pick.

    August 12, 2014 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  13. Anonymous

    Jeff Brown in Jersey
    I hope the Republicans keep up their tactics. The party will die even faster than anyone thought possible!

    And yet they have maintained control of the House, hold more state Governorships and state legislatures, and are posed to take control of the Senate in November. Your delusion and denial is quite obvious.

    August 12, 2014 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  14. it must be said

    What are the Republicans doing to solve the problem???

    So Obama creates the problem by unilaterally and unconstitutionally granting amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegals in this country, then refuses to provide adequate border security to stop the invasion while aiding the illegals by flying and busing them all over the country, and you expect the Republicans, who legislate and do not execute the laws, to fix the problem? The only thing they could reasonably do to fix the problem is to remove Obama for his lawless incompetence. But since that won't happen, Obama will go on screwing over the country and violating his oath of office. Elections have consequences and Obama is going to wreck the country to make that point.

    August 12, 2014 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  15. salty dog

    Just wow, you can't make this stuff up, how empty must your soul be to continue to blindly support these idiots. Its amazing the things they say and do, and these are the ones who want to control our country, oh he11 no! Let's be reasonable, mature, and do what ever it takes to get to the ballot box. This party won't do anything, because they aren't allowed to, they refuse to take your power of the vote seriously, and they aren't stupid, but its painfully obvious they think you are.

    August 12, 2014 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  16. salty dog

    Imbs, I think your party has motivated more than their base, if they show up, you lose, big time, that's why your party already knows they have no chance at the whitehouse for decades, wonder why?

    August 12, 2014 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  17. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Paul has made broadening the Republican Party's appeal a cornerstone of his message."

    Well, no. Paul has been grandstanding a particular message he wants folks to think he truly believes in. It goes something like this: "Oh, hey. I never said I didn't like people of color; I do. And I happen to understand we need to expand our base of voters because if we don't, we'll continue to lose the White House. More importantly ... I'll lose my bid to become President of the United (Red) States of America."

    Rand Paul also hopes the folks he's courting don't look too deeply into his background or his voting record.

    August 12, 2014 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  18. salty dog

    It should be obvious, the powers that control the gop beliefs are so contradictory to what americans are they can't function. Its a small wonder that they have a single digit favorable rating from americans, wonder what the Koch brothers ratings of the gop are.

    August 12, 2014 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  19. sonny chapman

    There's Reality & there's folks so rich & powerful that they can USUALLY create their Own Reality.

    August 12, 2014 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  20. Boomer in Mo

    Since Republicans just parrot the last talking points ALEC and other lobbying groups handed them (The Dems are not a lot better), they really have no idea what they are saying most of the time and certainly can't remember it because they have a whole new set of pat phrases to toss out today.

    August 12, 2014 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  21. Lizzie

    Why are the majority on this blog so against enforcing existing immigration laws, why do you want anyone to just walk in and take advantage of free schooling, social services and healthcare.

    August 12, 2014 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  22. salty dog

    When it comes to immigration reform, the best ad you could run would be the video of Rand Paul, running like his pants were on fire, and that's about as serious as they can get regarding that subject, a very accurate portrayal of the reality of that issue.

    August 12, 2014 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  23. Hector Slagg

    You have the best president of all time! And if you believe that I have some prime waterfront property I want to sell you, cheap. And furthermore, all the illegals will stay. And it is just a matter of time until we give them all Amnesty. Then they will be able to get on all the free programs for their welfare as there will be no jobs for them. Please do pay your Taxes, we will need them for the ever expanding welfare roll. Glad to see many of you are already on board.

    August 12, 2014 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  24. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    They are IMPOSSIBLE....and they are doing it ON PURPOSE
    Yes they are on both counts, and the part that really, really gets me is that they are unequivocally doing it on PURPOSE and have been gleefully doing so out in the open sans excuses, and just because they can since THIS President's first inauguration.
    Tis is why you have folks like Lynda who look askance at what her Party had devolved into.
    Indeed, anybody that calls themselves an American should look at these Republican maggots in office and their masters and be offended and angry at the damage that they have wrought on our country in the name of greed and outright hatred of THIS Black man.
    They are not worth the dirt that it would take to cover their caskets.

    August 12, 2014 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  25. Anonymous

    salty dog
    Imbs, I think your party has motivated more than their base, if they show up, you lose, big time, that's why your party already knows they have no chance at the whitehouse for decades, wonder why?

    And if all the white people in this country wake the hell up and realize the Democrat Party is a bunch of anti-white racists you will be slaughtered at the polls.

    August 12, 2014 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
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