It’s telling that the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent wrote a piece on today’s immigration announcement headlined, “What did Republicans win in the immigration deal?” That seems to be the question to ask any time a “bipartisan agreement” is reached on Capitol Hill; that or, “Did Republicans win anything this time?”

The fight over spending is still going on, with the House GOP trading a four-month suspension of the debt ceiling for spending cuts to something, somewhere down the road. As for the pathway to citizenship? Republicans are saying they won’t move to legalize illegal aliens until tougher border security measures are in place. Which means …

https://twitter.com/ConservArmyof1/status/295983482767814656

Even the Democrats behind the “new” immigration reform plan say that they’re totally serious about the border security part this time.

Addressed, huh? That’s pretty tough talk. Not all Democrats are getting on board with the idea of chaining border security metrics to the issuing of green cards, at least not publicly. President Obama is expected to address immigration reform tomorrow in Las Vegas, but until then, the White House isn’t talking. Press Secretary Jay Carney gave some hints to the press today.

Sen. Marco Rubio was ready to do some talking this afternoon as people questioned the power (if any) of the proposed border security commission.

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Update: Speaking with Sean Hannity tonight to clarify his position, Sen. Rubio assured him border enforcement “absolutely” must come before green cards are passed out.

Related:

Derp: Immigration-and-sex-scandal-plagued Menendez pimps immigration reform

Ugh: John McCain invokes Ted Kennedy to sell immigration reform

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    The Demonrats pulled the same bait n switch on Reagan. Oh yeah yeah, let’s just scoot everyone in who’s waiting now, everyone who’s already here, then we’ll put up that great big alligator moat.

    Right.

  • Joe W.

    Just like Wimpy and Popeye, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today…”……..Sure…And Charlie Brown is gonna kick that field goal with Lucy holding the ball, too…..Ass hats.

  • HARP2

    They will do NOTHING about the borders. The GOP will vote it down. Dems wiil say republicans hate immigrants.
    That`s what it`s all about folks.

    • Canadian in USA

      While the rest of us who are trying to do it LEGALLY get shafted. Unbelievable.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        My apologies for the traitors already here and in positions of authority.

        • Raye09

          I am just waiting for the GOP to get its balls back. Just throw the word “racist”, “woman hater”, or “Jesus Freak” and they are cowering and looking to change things so the attacks stop.

      • rogueco

        I’ll make you a deal, Canadian – let’s just swap identities. You can stay
        here and deal with our “Fundamental Transformation” – I’ll move north to
        a nation that is OK with me keeping my freedoms and a decent portion of my paycheck.

        Heck, I’m even willing to give hockey and the Metric system a try, eh.

        • Canadian in USA

          How about a compromise? Let’s work together to fight for the freedoms enshrined by the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and then we’ll sit down for a beer at a hockey game. Perhaps a Molson Canadian? :)

  • Jim Denney

    Mc Same & Lindsey Graham, Rubio & the eponymous “Flake” craft another GOP surrender. Whooopee!

    First give the wannabee King a second stimulus; BUILD THE DAMN FENCE using non-union American citizen labor.
    THEN maybe we’ll talk about the rest of it.

  • walterc

    I thought this was to be bipartisan, but with Juan McCain and Lindsay Grahmnesty on the committee it’s any thing but bi partisan. Why no Rand Paul on the committee?

  • Catchance

    “Our borders are more secure now than they have ever been in history”. -Jay Carney

    http://www.secureborderintel.org/featured.html

  • TocksNedlog

    I live 45 miles from the Mexican border.
    Why do I get the sneaking suspicion that the “pathway to citizenship” leads through my backyard?

    • detroit19

      Sorry for you as the first line of trespass…asshats, every one except for the potus who is a lying, conniving Marxist traitor pos.

    • ForTheRepublic

      Pull up a chair out on your back porch, post a “No Trespassing” sign, and grab a rifle. Bet they’ll never go near you again.

    • madian_kikyou

      Hey, if you see one go by your house it’ll make great target practice. If the police ask just tell them they were trying to kill you. They’re the ones breaking the law anyway.

      • GodlessHeathenLiberalSocialist

        So, you’re advocating cold-blooded murder for somebody being on the wrong side of a made-up line?

  • Garth Haycock

    When a dam has a leak, engineers don’t wait until all the water has drained from the reservoir before they fix the leak.

  • Peyton

    Until the border is so locked down that even a rabbit can run across unnoticed, we aren’t going to be able to do anything resembling amnesty.

  • BeeKaaay

    This means there won’t be tightened border security.

    This is 1986 all over again.

  • Guest

    Reagan agreed to sign the Comrades’ amnesty bill in the 80’s.
    PROVIDED there was enforcement of laws for hiring illegals and a secure border.
    He was suckered by the Comrades, they broke their word…
    now here we are again.

    • BeeKaaay

      Don’t worry, this time they promise to do it, pinky promise!

      Oh wait, that’s not a pinky, that’s a middle finger…. XP

  • tredglx

    Why does AZ keep re-electing McCain? He’s not Conservative, he’s barely a Republican.
    I get the whole ‘rally ’round the POW’ mentality, but once he’s proved he’s not up to the task at hand, why keep sending him back to do harm to the Conservative cause instead of good?

    • BeeKaaay

      Because the RINOpublican party was taken over by Marxists.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Yeah, the border will be completely secure……….just like illegal immigrants told to leave will leave………….just like Obama’s aunty………………now on SS and getting free stuff.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Yeah, the border will be completely secure……….just like illegal immigrants told to leave will leave………….just like Obama’s aunty………………now on SS and getting free stuff.

  • Emjay Graykat

    The Republican “leadership” keeps getting re-elected. They are nothing more than a value-add partner to the Democrats.

    • BeeKaaay

      The RINOpublican party has been taken over by Marxists, we have a one party system.

      Why won’t conservatives push for a NOTA law?

  • Emjay Graykat

    The Republican “leadership” keeps getting re-elected. They are nothing more than a value-add partner to the Democrats.

  • TonyMitch

    Jay Carney is an idiot. He doesn’t get enough oxygen to his brain since his head is so far up Obama’s ass.

  • TonyMitch

    Jay Carney is an idiot. He doesn’t get enough oxygen to his brain since his head is so far up Obama’s ass.