Rep. Gutierrez Threatens Not to Support Obama Re-election Over Immigration

-By Warner Todd Huston

Chicago area Congressman Luis Gutierrez has been harping on the immigration issue for many years and since Obama was elected he has stepped up that activism. Gutierrez wants complete amnesty and an open border and he’s been unhappy with the Obama Administration for its lack of movement on the issue. Now he’s threatening not to support Obama’s 2012 reelection bid over his stymied immigration bill.

Gutierrez has been desperate to get an amnesty bill through Congress but has been stonewalled even by other Democrats. In 2009 he tried it. At that time I interviewed Rep. Brian Billbray who said that Gutierrez was merely setting up the next major wave of illegal immigration with his bill. Last year Gutierrez even tried to shoehorn gay issues into an immigration bill in order to get his failed ideas passed. He pushed hard for the DREAM Act but that failed, too.

Now Gutierrez is trying to stir Americans of Latino heritage to threaten Barack Obama with a lack of support for his 2012 reelection campaign to force the president to sign onto “comprehensive immigration reform,” which is always just another way to say “amnesty.”

“I want to support Barack Obama for reelection,” Gutierrez told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “But the lack of progress on immigration reform and the lack of action that Barack Obama, our president, has — the discretion he has — is really making that job difficult for me.”

Gutierrez also took this message to the left-wing MSNBC cable newser this week,.



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  • What a schlocky, hamfisted, grasping-at-straws right-wing argument you've made. I suppose the Republicans have never shoehorned a gay-rights issue onto legislation or a ballot before. Oh, their main concern is taking away gay people's rights, so that's OK.

    I'm shocked you couldn't find a more prestigious outlet for your writing than this site, whose next story over is a plug for Domino's Pizza (also a right-wing political powerhouse).

  • In reply to larkspur:

    Well, then. It's a good thing YOUR opinion is meaningless, isn't it?

    As to where I have or haven't written.... DO get a clue, won't you. Moron.

  • In reply to larkspur:

    If you want to see the 14.5 trillion dollar US deficit reduced, we must enforce our immigration laws. In 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act was a zero-tolerance policy that was subverted by business interests. We cannot afford any more half measures, from the ongoing resistance of politicians like Senator Harry Reid (D-NV in the growing reaching empowerment of the TEA PARTY. Illegal Immigration is an incendiary issue, caused over decades of Washington lack of sympathy to US worker, with estimates of 20 million foreign nationals feeding of the welfare system they have

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