This Week In Quotes: June 14 – June 20

The only time any Speaker allows a major bill to pass without a majority of the majority is when there is zero leverage. Let me be clear: Immigration is not one of these scenarios. We have plenty of leverage, and I have no intention of putting a bill on the floor that will violate the principles of our majority and divide our conference. One of our principles is border security. I have no intention of putting a bill on the floor that the people in this room do not believe secures our borders. It’s not going to happen. — John Boehner

In demographic terms, more white Americans died in 2012 than were born. Never before — not during the Civil War bloodletting, not during the influenza epidemic after World War I, not during the Great Depression and birth dearth of the 1930s — has this happened. — Pat Buchanan

If Republicans are opposed to what mass immigration is doing to the country demographically, ethnically, socially and politically, there are, as Reagan used to say, “simple answers, just no easy answers.”

Those answers: No amnesty, secure the border, enforce laws against businesses that hire illegals, and impose a moratorium on new immigration so wages can rise and immigrants enter the middle class and start voting as did the children and grandchildren of the immigrants of 1890-1920 by 1972.

So what are the Republicans doing?

Going back on their word, dishonoring their platform, and enraging their loyal supporters, who gave Mitt 90 percent of his votes, to pander to a segment of the electorate that gave Mitt less than 5 percent of his total votes.

Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. — Pat Buchanan

Worse, the CBO estimates that the Schumer-Rubio bill will only decrease future illegal immigration by 25 percent. Under current law, CBO estimates that the illegal immigrant population would grow 6.4 million by 2023. If Schumer-Rubio passes, CBO estimates illegal immigration will only grow 4.8 million.

So, ten years from now, if Schumer-Rubio becomes law, CBO estimates there will still be 8.3 million illegal immigrants in the United States (the 3.5 million not legalized today plus the 4.8 million new illegal immigrants).

The CBO report on the bill (pre Hoeven-Corker) admits it would only stop 25 percent of illegal immigration and would leave some 3.5 million illegal immigrants already here ineligible for legalization. I’m unclear on how this is a solution to the problems presented by the status quo if we end up with 11 million people “living in the shadows” again in 10 years. That sounds, well, just like the status quo. — Mary Katharine Ham

Is there one Republican politician who is more worried about the plight of unemployed African-American citizens than he is about granting amnesty to foreign nationals who broke U.S. laws to come here?” — Victor Davis Hanson

Arms and backs that were near superhuman at 25 are often shot at 50. When the 45-year-old illegal alien can no longer pick, or cook, or rake as he once did, the employer loses interest, and the state steps in to provide him with rough parity through subsidies for housing, health care, food, and legal assistance, and meanwhile it has been educating his children. Because second-generation immigrants are deemed less industrious than their worn-out fathers and mothers – and Hispanic males in California graduate from high school at little more than a 60 percent rate – the need arises for another round of young hardy workers from Latin America. — Victor Davis Hanson

Let Allah sort it out. — Sarah Palin on the Syrian conflict

Today, we have a culture that accepts the wanton disposal of millions of innocent children, and sends aid to countries that persecute Christians. . . . . I, for one, will not rest until this injustice ends. — Rand Paul

Well, you know, when you go to the early primary states, people do pay attention. And right now, I want them to pay attention to the fact that I want a bigger Republican Party that competes in all 50 states. I want to go from 5 percent of the African-American vote to at least 20-25 percent of the African-American vote in one election. If we do that, all the states where we’re not competitive, all of a sudden they become competitive again. — Rand Paul

We must create education better. — Miss Utah, Marissa Powell

(On Rubio) …he’s given up any right to be trusted. — Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif on Marco Rubio

Well, I think, the Census just released data, so part of it is the changing racial demographics in the United States. For the first time in American history, children born under the age of five are racial, the majority of them are racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S.

So I think that there’s a kind of moral panic, a fear of the end of whiteness that we’ve been seeing a long time in that I think, you know, Obama’s ascension as President kind of symbolizes to a certain degree. And so I think this is one response to that sense that there’s a decreasing white majority in the country and that women’s bodies and white women’s bodies in particular are obviously a crucial way of reproducing whiteness, white supremacy, white privilege. And so I think it’s just a kind of clamping down on women’s bodies, in particular white women’s bodies, even though women of color are really caught in the fray. — University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor Salamisha Tillet

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