Critics say immigration bill is bad deal for the GOP

They claim citizenship efforts would bolster votes for Democrats

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    April 29, 2013 9:29 a.m.

    I remember Hillary Clinton tap dancing around this issue as a Senator as she knew of her higher aims as a Presidential candidate. I notice the expression on Senator Schumer's face that is happy because the freshman Senator Rubio is pushing for Schumer's wants. The President and Democrats know that they may not get this bill but they want the vote as the Republicans will be known as the demons on this. Senator McCain's face shows his support of this bill. The Republicans have to show bipartisan support but aren't happy how the Democrats are politicizing this bill. The President can't run the government but he will throw his darts at anyone trying to oppose his direct campaigning with the Senate. Hopefully, people will see the partial light of 2014 and 2016. Hillary is resting for now and getting her daily Chicago type briefing from some of her husband's cohorts based in Chicago.

    Hillary has always been a political being that put up with her husband's antics to get where she is today, whether carpet bagging or using his shirt tail.

    She took the blame for Benghazi and will surface again. She will need answers.

  • Sandy Citizen50 SANDY, UT
    April 29, 2013 9:26 a.m.

    Several of the previous comments make referrence to the poor leadership we are getting from our elected politicians, not just on the issue of immigration reform but on just about everything as politians are more concerned about getting elected than doing what is right for the country. I also endorse this idea. We need term limits to get our politicians to stop or reduce this self-absorded mentality they have to keep themselves in office and to get back to a government of the people and by the people, not just a few selected people.

    As for immigration reform, I support this issue. I believe that it could help equalize the issue of Democrats and Republicans if it is handle properly to show how each party is trying to help the country and not just a few voting blocks.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    April 28, 2013 6:57 p.m.

    One need look no further than the 2012 GOP platform to discover who represents the party.
    The delegates voted to endorse the platform. They speak for the party, not Marco Rubio or John McCain.
    And the platform is very clear on the subject. We oppose amnesty because it rewards lawless behavior and is not fair to those who follow the law and enter legally.
    As much as a few politicians want to make it appear otherwise, the grassroots party members spell out the real GOP position.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    April 28, 2013 12:43 p.m.

    Who would have thought. The discussion is not on what is best for America.

    Instead, the discussion is about the party.

    That should tell us all a lot about our elected officials first priority.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    April 28, 2013 12:37 p.m.

    It has all boiled down to the main many votes are a stake. The law of the land no longer matters to the politicians in power.

  • BCMom Brigham City, UT
    April 28, 2013 12:08 p.m.

    The question being juggled as first priority by both Democrats and Republicans should not be not be "What what is the best for the Party"? The question should be: "What is lawful under the constitution?" and and within that; "What is best for the Nation in the long term?" Both parties need to address the right questions and do the right thing. In Fact that would be the proper way to start out on every issue.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    April 28, 2013 9:09 a.m.

    America's problem is our elected politicians are not focused on doing the nations business and serving it citizens. The politicians have put their own self serving interest and party interest above patriotism . American politics has grown to be the biggest dirtiest an most corrupt business in America. There needs to be a cleansing in Congress or a third party or a parliamentary.form of government; but until the people can chase the snakes out of the chambers government the nation wii not heal.