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"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
Tell it to the modern-day Republicans, Honest Abe.  Not that they would listen.

They got "illegal people" to deport -- millions and millions of them ... They're on a mission.

House Republicans divided on immigration reform

by Thomas Ferraro and Rachelle Younglai, Reuters -- Jul 10, 2013

"We have a disagreement inside here," said Republican Representative Steve King, who guessed that his colleagues were split "50/50" on whether any of the undocumented residents should get legal status.

"It is going to be a process of months, not days or weeks," Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma told Reuters in a telephone interview after Wednesday's meeting.

"I don't see anything until late this year or early next year. It is going to take that long; it is going to be that big of a debate," Cole added, referring to tough bargaining with the Senate.

Meanwhile, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is working on a plan to grant citizenship for children of illegal immigrants who are in the United States through no fault of their own, according to Republican lawmakers. In the past, Republicans have blocked such legislation.

Well when they're looking for Votes, some Republicans will do dang near anything to get them.

Except for act compassionately towards their fellow human beings.

And some Republicans won't do a damn thing, until they extract that 'last pound of flesh.'  

From those they deem as beneath them ...

No easy road ahead on immigration in GOP House

by Susan Davis and Alan Gomez, -- July 10, 2013

Several Republicans emerging from Wednesday's meeting discussed breaking up the pool of 11 million undocumented immigrants and handling them in different ways.

Many said they'd feel comfortable giving immigrants who were brought illegally into the country as children legal status and the ability to apply for citizenship. "There was some voices of strong compassion for people in that situation," said Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said another group of undocumented immigrants -- serious criminals -- should face immediate deportation. However, Issa said, there's another group in the middle who could be given "long-term" visas that would allow them to live and work in the country but require them to go back to their home countries for some time.

That's the modern-day Republican Party -- divided against itself.  Yet daring the pretense of being 'compassionate reformers' anyways.  Not realizing their in-born bigotry is still on display for all to see. For all to remember. For all to vote them out, for.

It really is a sad commentary, they still have yet to take to heart, the remainder of that admonition, from that first great Republican President, Abraham Lincoln:

A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved -- I do not expect the house to fall -- but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become lawful in all the States, old as well as new -- North as well as South.[1]
That modern-day Republican Party loves to claim the mantle of Lincoln, they just don't like doing what he said. Nor standing for what he stood for.

Afterall they have a mission -- to do something about all those "illegal aliens" ... millions and millions of them ... in order to protect America for only the 'good people' -- like them.

Honest Abe, might have a problem, with the course his Party has now chosen, in modern times.

With them not embracing the differences -- but rather eschewing them.

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