Sean Hannity has already taken to heart the post-election message that the Republicans need the Latino vote to win.
Oh Thursday Hannity explained to his radio listeners that he's "evolved" on the topic of immigration, and that the US should create a "pathway to citizenship" for illegal immigrants:
"It's simple to me to fix it. I think you control the border first. You create a pathway for those people that are here - you don't say you've got to go home. And that is a position that I've evolved on. Because, you know what, it's got to be resolved. The majority of people here, if some people have criminal records you can send them home, but if people are here, law-abiding, participating for years, their kids are born here, you know, first secure the border, pathway to citizenship, done."
In the last 24 hours, John Boehner has done a similar about-face on immigration. In the same Diane Sawyer video in which he said Obamacare is here to stay, he also embraced a more open position on immigration.
@David944 It also went to help some companies and industries, state & local payrolls. It kept many more people from being laid off in the first place. But the most important thing it did was to keep up at least a minimal level of demand, in our economy. Without that induced demand of various goods, products, and services...the economy would have fallen into a depression very quickly...So it was well worth it. And frankly those 3.3 million people is still 3.2 million people who did not have to loose their income. Its funny how some people complain about that...I guess there are some who don't mind seeing other people out of work---so long as they have a job...I'm sure glad that not all people feel that way about their fellow-American...--
The stimulus was needed and necessary...and I'm so glad that Pres. Obama did it!
@cr8z4amerika It's the proverbial 'if you can't beat them, join them' coming from the right-wingers. Hannity has waged a war of complete hate against Obama from day one. He was certain his Stop Obama Express would be successful making Obama a one-term president. But he failed miserably.
Suddenly he has this epiphany of what Republicans have to do to win: Become more like Democrats. Well I'm not buying it.
Only when Republicans take to heart the words of Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson that his "party is full of racists" can they begin to heal.
Well at least he is starting to open his mind and his eyes to the reality of what the United States demographics looks like in 2012. Now if he can see his way to courting more African-American & Women votes....that party just might have some kind of future in this country....Maybe..?
@David944 Hispanics are going back to Mexico in a couple of years? First of all Hispanics are from all over central and south america, it makes no sense they go to Mexico unless they want to spend some nice vacation in Cancun or Acapulco. Second, they are here to work and unless they get fired or detained by ICE, they have no incentive to go back to their country because they left it in the first place for some strong reason. Nobody leaves their home, family, friends and all they know to go to work hard labor just because, a lot of these people have been victims of violence and other social problems, and do not give me the typical answer "go fix your own country" because it is easy to say but not plausible to do.
I wonder if the American Indians thought the same thing? I'm one thousand percent sure your family migrated here at some point in the past 400 years. Our country was founded by immigrants. Take a history class, or research. They have every right to gain citizenship legally, just as our families also immigrated here.
How else can he "evolve?" As a spokesman for the party of Wealthy White Guys Hannity has to do what he can to keep the GOP alive.
This doesn't mean there won't be wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Crazed Right: I'll even predict the mass deportation elements will rise, zombie-like, and press for a big ICE round up of the estimated 12 million aliens.
But, as Jon Stewart famously commented, "Remember Elian Gonzales, and how easy that was? Now times that by 12 million."
I wasn't misquoting anyone. It may have been a line I heard of Shakespeare's long ago I don’t recall but none the less America is obviously on the down turn and unless God grants us some kind of miracle worker (And I don’t mean the false messiah Obama.) we will continue on this path.
North American Union Moves Closer After Trilateral Summit
President Obama hosted Mexican President Felipe Calderón and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Washington, D.C., this week for the so-called “North American Leaders Summit,” announcing further integration of the three governments across a broad range of fields. The meeting, however, fueled deep suspicion and concern among advocates of national sovereignty and the U.S. Constitution. http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/nort...
So Blinken (backthetears) Hannity has evolved huh? And all it took was to see his candidate go through a huge national butt whipping and all of a sudden Sean has seen the light. It isn't that I do or don't support his new and "evolved" thinking on evolution. I just don't believe it for a second. His savior Romney evolved his positions every other Thursday like clockwork. Besides, republicans do not believe in evolution so his statement is just silly.
Seans changed but what about the rest of his associates...like michelle malkin. I found a piece on her webpage where she's ridiculing lindsey graham-"nesty" for his APPARENT soft approach to immigration reform. I think "hardline" limbaugh gave him that nickname. Hannity isn't the only "righty" doing a U-turn on the immigration issue though. Limbaugh has shown he MIGHT (and i do mean MIGHT) soften his stance on the issue as he complained that romney only got about 23%(feel free to correct this number if it is wrong but it is in the 20s) of the hispanic vote v obamas 73% of the same demographic.
I dont prescribe to alot of the GOP's ideals, so I think this is a very smart move on Hannity's part...I will have to give him the benefit of the doubt, not that he believes this rhetoric, but the simple fact that he now knows "Alien-ating" latino's and their concerns will not bode well for their party.. It's survival of the fittest and the people have spoken time and time again...only difference is this time Conservatives might actually be listening..We as Voters hold all the cards, but we need to keep on our Politicians about the issues that matter to us, for our sake and the sake of your Pundits Jobs..haha
Yes! It is important that some Republicans stop advocating the criminalization of immigrants. Immigrants came here to work and make a better life for their family, just like all other immigrants for the past 200 years. The trend to blame immigrants for the economic woes of the country has to stop, first the Chinese Exclusion of 1882 (just the name is embarrassing), then all Asians plus eastern and southern Europeans (the so called "new immigrants") and now Hispanics. I might even consider voting Republican if there is a genuine change of heart towards undocumented immigrants, I do not trust politicians that are white supremacist, there is got to be more things wrong with them.