Does Senator Dick Durbin really think illegals can be president one day? Seriously?

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Does Senator Dick Durbin really think illegals can be president one day? Seriously?
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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 12:04am
Is he not familiar with the requirements of President of the United States? Is this bone head really making decisions for our country? Sigh. What next, the island of Guam tipping over again?


http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=AYU4K201MKc
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Registered: 11-13-2009
Well, "I" didn't say that Palin "deserved" the media scrutiny. But she puts herself out there constantly, and it is what it is.

 

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Registered: 11-27-2009
oh, and how she (Palin) ended up in the conversation is not beyond you. I brought her up as a comparison to how the media demonstrates its bias in recent reporting. Pain, being nothing more that a conservative pundit who likes to host rallies getting obscene coverage for a gaffe regarding Paul Revere in contrast to Dick Durbin, Senate Majority Whip (actually he calls his position Assistant Majority Leader on his website) making a speech at a Senate Committee hearing on the Dream Act stating that he can see a possible President among the Dream Act students. ; )
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Registered: 11-27-2009
No, you didn't use the word deserved, but that is the sentiment of the thought process of her putting herself out there, and there is validity to that argument. As you said, "she puts herself out there.. and it is what it is."

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Sarah Palin was drumming up publicity with her 'bus tour' when she made those comments. She was courting the media. There's a difference.

As for Durbin, I said I wasn't making a decision either way until I could see or read what was said in it's entire context. FYI, I give Ms. Palin the same consideration.

And again, as pointed out by Jabberwocka, do you know for a fact that all of the students were foreign-born?

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 11-27-2009
Yeah, I'm sure that all the "Dreamers" identified by Durbin were foreign born.
A little deducing yields that fact.
The Dream Act is a path to legal citizenship for college students and soldiers in the US.
A person that is non-foreign born would be considered a US citizen, therefore they would not benefit from the Dream Act.
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Here's more information on the Dream Act:

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Huh? I heard (and watched) Durbin. Never said otherwise!

My "bias" is towards finding out the particulars of who was in the audience. If any of those students who stood up, were born in the U.S., they could indeed become president of the U.S.

You may have intended your post to go to another person.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Durbin would have likely thought only Dream Act kids would stand up, since that is what he requested.

I don't think the point is whether there was a student there that wasn't a Dream Act kid, but whether Durbin meant to address strictly the DA kids.

 

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Registered: 11-27-2009
Dreamers US born? Really. The Dream Act is a pathway to legal resident status for illegal immigrants, therefore they cannot be born in the US.

My post was intended for you.
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Registered: 11-27-2009
Exactly, and he was clearly addressing the Dream Act students as the subjects of his speech.
That was the whole purpose, he wants the Dream Act passed for illegal residents as described in the Dream Act.