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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Chamber of Commerce warns that GOP will lose in 2016 if it doesn’t pass immigration bill
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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If the Republican Party doesn’t buck the anti-immigrant element in its right wing, its prospects for recapturing the White House in 2016 are doomed.

That’s the WARNING from a prominent leader of the business community:

The GOP shouldn’t even field a presidential candidate in 2016 unless Congress passes immigration reform this year, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue said Monday.

“If the Republicans don’t do it, they shouldn’t bother to run a candidate in 2016,” Donohue joked at an event on infrastructure investment in D.C. “Think about that. Think about who the voters are. I just did that to get everybody’s attention.”

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Reform backers have focused on the weeks before the August recess as a time when the House could move on immigration. A bipartisan bill that included a pathway to citizenship, increased border enforcement and increased levels of legal immigration passed the Senate last year.

The efforts have drawn fierce opposition from conservatives, whose objections include concern about proposals to offer a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

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