Jeb Bush apparently decided to destroy his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination before he’d even decided whether to run when he made an entirely reasonable statement about why people often immigrate in order to help their families. Reasonable statements like this one do not help one in a Republican primary:
Category Archive: Immigration
Apr 12 2014
Feb 05 2014
Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum has a new report offering advice to the Republican party on how to handle the immigration issue. Not only do they not want them to support immigration reform of any kind, they think the GOP should try to cut legal immigration in half as well.
Oct 30 2013
Remember when Marco Rubio was seen as a rising star in the GOP and a serious 2016 presidential contender? Part of the reason he’s no longer taken seriously is how he has handled the issue on which he staked his entire political appeal, immigration reform. ThinkProgres has a rundown of how he has flipped and …
Oct 22 2013
Marco Rubio went on Fox News on Sunday and unwittingly admitted that the Republicans are so petty and focused on political revenge that they would refuse to work out an immigration plan with President Obama because he didn’t give in to them on the budget and debt ceiling fight.
Aug 12 2013
Rep. Louis Gohmert is much like Michele Bachmann, both in the sense that neither are very smart but also in the sense that neither one really cares whether what they say is true or not. If they overhear some little tidbit of information that fits their ideology, they will not only repeat it but build …
Aug 12 2013
Steven Krieser, the #3 official at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and a Scott Walker appointee, has been fired after posting a racist rant on Facebook against immigration. It started when a Democratic party official posted a picture of this sign:
Aug 08 2013
Michele Bachmann showed her typically complete detachment from reality and ability to spout utter nonsense as long as it will make her audience afraid during a talk to college students affiliated with the Eagle Forum over the weekend. She told them that immigration reform would destroy their future.
Aug 07 2013
The president of the racist, neo-Confederate League of the South says that if Congress passes immigration reform it will make the United States into another Yugoslavia and lead to another round of secessions and possibly another civil war.
Jul 31 2013
I’d never heard of Frosty Woolridge before finding a link to this column on a wingnut website. He’s an anti-immigration activist who has been everything from a dance teacher to a “lifestyle coach.” Whatever the hell that is. He used to live in Detroit but he says stupid things like this:
Jul 31 2013
Rep. Steve King continues to deny that he said anything wrong in claiming that the overwhelming majority of Mexican immigrants are drug mules, appearing on Bryan Fischer’s radio show to claim that criticism of him proves that America “will not be able to sustain itself in the long run.” Narcissism, much?
Jul 30 2013
Rep. Steve King is rightly being blasted from all sides for his repulsive comments about there being 100 Mexican immigrant drug mules “with calves the size of cantaloupes” for every smart student among the Dreamers and he is doubling down on his racism. Appearing on the Laura Ingraham show he refused to back down:
Jul 25 2013
Rep. Steve King has an image in his head of what undocumented immigrants are like. They are all a crude stereotype — a Mexican who runs drugs across the border. To him, that’s what nearly all of the approximately 11 million are like to him, by a 100-1 ratio:
Jul 23 2013
You’ve probably already seen this by now, but I missed it for a couple days. Ken Crow, founder of the Tea Party Community, spoke at an anti-immigration rally near the capitol along with Rep. Steve King, Sen. Ted Cruz and others, and delivered this humdinger of a statement:
Jul 18 2013
If you had any doubt that Louis Gohmert inhabits an entirely different reality from the rest of us, look at this video he did for the Worldnutdaily. He actually argues that if the Republican Party kills immigration reform it will make Latino voters like them more “just as you’ve had more and more African-Americans realizing” …
Jul 18 2013
The Worldnutdaily has a video interview with Michele Bachmann in which she tells a major whopper of a lie, claiming that if immigration reform passes President Obama will “wave his magic wand” and issue an executive order allowing all illegal immigrants to vote before the 2014 election. And she claims that he actually did that …