August 11th, 2014
04:40 PM ET
6 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. Tampa Tim

    They filibuster against their own bills, shut down government, get our credit rating downgraded, lie us into unnecessary wars, vote against any bill that does not attack ACA or women's rights. Damn right they will ignore their own advice. Republicans are unfit to govern.

    August 11, 2014 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  2. Randy, San Francisco

    There has never been an honest Republican strategy to attract Hispanic voters. How can there be when Tea Partiers, anti-immigration extremists, and conservative talk show entertainers have taken control of the debate?

    August 11, 2014 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    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.

    August 11, 2014 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. rs

    It is as simple as this: Republicans are not able to let go of the electioneering card they have played. They want the Hispanic (and oriental, and Black, and female, and youth) votes, but they find they are not able to veer away from their hyper-radical and legislative agendas that cause those groups to not support Republican candidates.
    Their solutions are: at best half-hearted "outreach" efforts that end badly, and failing that; voter restrictions aimed at those groups.

    August 11, 2014 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  5. Chris..E.Al

    Deport Deport Deport Did i say Deport already ?

    August 11, 2014 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    --well, republicans have been ignoring a lot more, this is nothing for those thugs to ignore. It is a way rethuglicans do as of routine.

    August 11, 2014 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "They filibuster against their own bills, shut down government, get our credit rating downgraded, lie us into unnecessary wars, vote against any bill that does not attack ACA or women's rights. Damn right they will ignore their own advice. Republicans are unfit to govern." would be like Mittens hiring an illegal to do his yard work after that illegal told him "I don't believe in lawn mowers or mulch."

    August 11, 2014 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  8. Jeff Brown in Jersey

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

    August 11, 2014 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  9. The Real Tom Paine

    @Chris...E.Al, if you like, we can deport you. Clearly you hate this country, and virtually everyone in it. Typical RWNJ, loves their ideas, loves money, but hates the people and the nation that allow him and others to pursue their dream. That being said, can we stamp your passport so you can join ISIS, or the pro-Russian separatists? Clearly you have more in common with them than with real Americans.

    August 11, 2014 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  10. Tampa Tim

    At this stage in the Bush reign of error, W had taken 407 vacation days to Obama's 125. This makes Obama the hardest working president in years.

    August 11, 2014 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    We should NOT be more open to any group that is seeking to overthrow America. Latin America, is seeking to do just that.

    August 11, 2014 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  12. neutral observer

    Does being more open to Hispanics mean being open to illegal immigration and putting the country into the can over massive debt and economic suicide? Do they all march lock-step in unison? And does assuming that they are this way say anything about racial stereotyping and racism in general?

    August 11, 2014 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  13. J Anthony

    This party is worthless to the majority of Americans, the Democrats only marginally less so. Time for new parties indepent of the plutocracy. After all, we are supposed to own our government, not a handful of private bankers and businessmen.

    August 11, 2014 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  14. Pander Bear

    Why does anyone listen to this cabal of paranoid schizophrenics called the GOP anyway?

    August 11, 2014 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  15. Obviously Sniffin and Garggling Ozass in Tampa

    As Obama blatantly ignores the enforcement of current immigration laws. Now he wants to REWARD illegal immigrants for breaking the law with work visas.

    August 11, 2014 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  16. vikingwoman

    What are these people on? Or maybe they're not taking their meds! Anyway you look at it, today's Republican Party has some sort of mass voluntary insanity going on! Boehner keeps stating his mantra 'Obama needs to go thru the congressional process,' but doing that guarantees that Nothing gets done! Forget the hype of 'reaching out to the Hispanic community' or wanting the input of 'the American people'; it's all lip service, words w/ no substance! Meanwhile, they put great effort into a lawsuit to sue the president for doing their jobs for them! Bonkers! Hey, GOTP, your problem is not how you word your message, it's the follow through & there is none! Actions speak, words just make noise!!

    August 11, 2014 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  17. Marie MD

    Shows you that some people really can't walk and chew gum at the same time.
    The weeper of the house, bo ner, is suing our President for doing what our laws allow him as president then turns around and tells him that he can do without congressional okay.

    August 11, 2014 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |

    They passed their own bill and most Hispanics are for immigration reform with real enforcement. If Obama is going to do something he should go ahead since we will fund raise with it for the next five years. Obama flipped on the issue and was for it and then against it so who knows what his real position is anyway other than keeping up his lax enforcement and agitating this who oppose him.

    August 11, 2014 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Enforce our policies we already have, close down the border and deport all the illegal aliens.

    August 11, 2014 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  20. Marie MD

    On one hand you have the self proclaimed KY eye "doctor" talking to anyone, not many, listening that the teaklans need to do something about immigration and come up with solutions. He goes to Iowa and seems to be enjoying a nice juicy hamburger when a woman from Mexico comes up to king of Iowa and starts talking to him and tell him her story of how she came to the US and how she graduate from Arizona State, etc., as paulie boy bolts from the table faster than you can say yellow belly coward and disappears.
    It's all about getting elected. They are all masters of lying and deception and the southerners keep voting for them and against their own good.

    August 11, 2014 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  21. ThinkAgain: If you don't like Congress, get rid of the repub/tea bag majority

    repub/tea bags complain President Obama is weak ...
    repub/tea bags complain President Obama is a dictator ...
    repub/tea bags complain President Obama never takes action ...
    repub/tea bags complain President Obama should be sued for exercising executive authority ...

    How, I mean, HOW do these folks keep their heads from exploding?

    August 11, 2014 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |

    Yea GOP , keep telling us your going to TAKE the senate and keep the house. Ask yourself who's going to vote for us????? Answer--NOBODY except your DUMB BASE!!!!!

    August 11, 2014 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  23. Hector Slagg

    Republicans ignoring their own advice on Immigration? Gee, where is their bill. Oh, sorry, they are following the Law. They don't need no Immigration Bill. There is already an immigration bill. Now if Obama would only follow the law.

    August 11, 2014 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  24. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    The Republican Party has lost their damn minds. They have no idea on how to govern. All they know is STOP OBAMA!!

    How anyone can support these traitors I will never know. They are the American Taliban.

    August 11, 2014 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  25. smith1

    I think republicans unfit to govern was the best statement.. They sure go out of their way to make it so.

    August 11, 2014 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
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