Lake Erie Conservative

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… Proper Immigration Reform , but on Our Terms …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 9th,2013

.. most of all , do not be bullied by the Senate on the Gang of 8 plan that the Senate has adopted .

.. I am not sure where I stand on the House effort , as of yet . But I will tell you this , the Cornyn substitute is a good place to start . Moreso , the Gang of 8 bill is definitely not it . Not at all . See on theothermccain , an effort by a lamestremer try to spin and jam things down the House member ‘s throat , and watch him fight back …

… from the transcript …

And Labrador’s response was to slap Brooks down for his absurd immigration bill stance.

REP. RAUL LABRADOR (R-ID): I’m– I’m sorry, but what– what I just heard was totally ridiculous. If– if you listen to what the CBO said, they said that it’s going to be between a third and 50 percent reduction in illegal immigration. That means that every five years, we’re going to have to do another Reagan amnesty. What the American people want is a secure border. They understand that there is going to be economic growth. And I agree that there’s going to be economic growth when you have immigration reform, that’s why I’m a big proponent of immigration reform, but for somebody to sit here on national TV and say that that it is actually a weak argument for us to argue that we want something like 90 percent security, I think it’s– it’s actually beyond the pale. What we need to do– look– look at just one thing. There’s two– two components of the law that we need to– that we need to change. For example, the– the ICE agents have told us that if they could work with the local communities, with the local law enforcement agents, they would be much more effective in securing our– our interior. The Democrats do not want any local enforcement of immigration laws. We do it with drug laws. We do it with all these other things where– where we have these task forces between the federal– federal and state and local agencies, and the Democrats do not want to do with immigration. We could do that and we could curtail a lot of the illegal immigration. There’s a lot of other things that we can do to make this law stronger.

When David Gregory asked Brooks for his response, he replied with a flat out falsehood:

BROOKS: The CBO said that it would reduce it by a– by a third to 50 percent, and what I hear the Congressman saying is he won’t support it unless it’s a 100 percent because we’d have to go back and do a Reagan.

Gee, when did you hear Labrador say he wanted a 100 percent reduction in illegal immigration? And Labrador didn’t let that pass without administering a second slapdown to puppy dog Brooks:

LABRADOR: That’s– that’s not what I say. Don’t– don’t put words into my mouth.

One hopes that more people on news shows were as willing as Congressman Labrador to administer quick slapdowns to journalists who make very public messes with their absurdities and falsehoods.

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