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Friday, September 15, 2017

Start with 2007, when a coalition of Republican and Democratic senators came up with a bill that also enjoyed the support of the Bush White House. It wasn't perfect, but it extracted compromises from each side -- e.g., enhancements for border security, a guest-worker program, and the inclusion of the entire Dream Act, the legislation for children who'd been brought here illegally that Mr. Obama claims he has always wanted.

Sen. Obama opted to back 11th-hour amendments that Kennedy rightly complained were really intended as deal-breakers. At a critical point, Kennedy urged that President Bush ask then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to keep the Senate in session to get the last few votes the bill needed. Mr. Reid opted for the Obama approach: Concluding he'd rather have the political issue than actual reform, he adjourned the Senate for the July 4 recess.

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I would also add there were only TWO Senators that opted out of the Kennedy-McCain legislation ....

Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, I going to proposed its because they needed the immigration issue to make a Presidential run..... in 07. While I believe most Democrats are clear about what they wanted their leadership, and short term political aims are why the DACA is such a nightmare today.

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Wow... you mean to tell me that GW's speech writer questions the motivations of Obama and Clinton?

That's what I call news!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-09-15 11:34 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Where does this idea come from that a person's sins, real or imagined, give Donald Trump any sort of a pass?

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-09-15 11:40 AM | Reply

--that Kennedy rightly complained were really intended as deal-breakers.

Ted Kennedy was a racist who hated Obama. lol

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-09-15 11:41 AM | Reply

It interests me that a man who objectively should command no loyalty gets so much protection from some. What's the point? What's the matter with you? Is there any sort of line Donald cannot cross, from your point of view?

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2017-09-15 11:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#3

More lies from the same source.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Senator Edward M. Kennedy, rejecting entreaties from the Clintons and their supporters, is set to endorse Senator Barack Obama's presidential bid on Monday as part of an effort to lend Kennedy charisma and connections before the 22-state Feb. 5 showdown for the Democratic nomination.

www.nytimes.com

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-09-15 11:44 AM | Reply

We do have some people burning their MAGA hats. Pretty damned stupid. Those Dreamers hang on Donald's whim, and his whims are distorted and evil.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2017-09-15 11:44 AM | Reply

The modern "conservative" -- still OBAMA bitch in 2017

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-09-15 11:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#1 is that what you mean when you talk about "saying something relevant "?

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2017-09-15 12:11 PM | Reply

I suspect there were also some big objections to the guest worker program. "Sorry Mr. Factory worker, we've got a guest worker to take you place. And oh, be sure to train them before you leave."

#9 | Posted by danni at 2017-09-15 12:12 PM | Reply

"We do have some people burning their MAGA hats."

But, someone needs to tell the Trump voters to take them off first.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2017-09-15 12:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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#10;

Don't be hasty, Danni. I'd much prefer they leave them on.

#11 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-09-15 12:21 PM | Reply

#8

Yeah, actually. Bias is relevant; that the author is a rwing nutjob, GW's main speech writer. But your continued butt hurt is duly noted.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2017-09-15 12:21 PM | Reply

#12 as is your double standard regarding attcking the source.

Seriously, do you think no one notices you standing ankle deep in the intellectual honesty pool?

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2017-09-15 12:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#13

Wow, you make up a double standard just for me? thanks!

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2017-09-15 02:06 PM | Reply

And that self-proclaimed intellectual giant Nullifidian flagged it NW?

hahahaha! A veritable Parade of the Butt-Hurt.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2017-09-15 02:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#14 somehow I doubt Hans will use that creepy database he has to call you out the next time you bitch about someone attacking the source.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2017-09-15 03:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I guess this hit piece is in response to his being more vocal in the future. Somehow, I don't think efforts will be successful. Just the nature of the beast.

#17 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-09-15 04:43 PM | Reply

Dammit! WSJ wants $12 dollars a month for a subscription, so I can't read the hit piece. My favorite hobby is reading rants! I was going to grade it!

I just got done getting rid of cable (saved $170 a month on something that I didn't use anyway) and I don't want any new bills. Can somebody give me some choice quotes from it?

#18 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-09-15 07:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Heliumrat, it is called "The Cruelty of Barack Obama" and it was posted by AndreaMackis. I think that tells us everything we need to know.

#19 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-09-15 07:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I going to proposed its because"

My favorite part.

#20 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-09-15 08:31 PM | Reply

--somehow I doubt Hans will use that creepy database

That weirdo is from Florida. Must be something in the water.

#21 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-09-16 09:38 AM | Reply

Where does this idea come from that a person's sins, real or imagined, give Donald Trump any sort of a pass?

#2 | Posted by Zed

Who said that?

#22 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-09-16 04:42 PM | Reply

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