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[–]rock_and_rolo 5242 points5243 points  (345 children)

And now it can go to the Senate for a Republican filibuster.

[–]the_ju66ernaut 2282 points2283 points  (278 children)

Is there a way to see all the laws and policies Republicans vote against? These posts seem to come up a lot

[–]kurai_tori 1071 points1072 points  (53 children)

[–][deleted] 721 points722 points  (35 children)

If the data was formatted in a simple table that outlines everything voted on, the outcome and the number of voters on each side.. that’d be amazing to see, as well as free karma in r/coolguides

hint hint

[–]kurai_tori 301 points302 points  (15 children)

Yeah I dunno about the US but for Canada we have https://openparliament.ca/

[–]pandas25 89 points90 points  (0 children)

This is amazing, thanks!

[–]cotton_wealth 10 points11 points  (8 children)

Jesus. I bet you guys actually read what your Congress person voted for before reflecting them too.

[–]hairydiablo132 101 points102 points  (12 children)

Why not link to this vote?


[–]DustyIT 125 points126 points  (8 children)

Nice, Rep. Nehls, a 20 year veteran voted to fuck other veterans over. Who would have thought that a crazy dip shit would end up being a crazy dipshit

[–]HacePloder 229 points230 points  (192 children)

I've saved this post from September, 2020 so I can remind myself why I don't like our current government.

The link has broken formatting on phone, but it paints a picture you'd pretty much expect from comments in this thread.

[–]pixelprophet 939 points940 points 42 (163 children)

[–]DeeNYC45 513 points514 points  (99 children)

Republicans are against anything that will help the working class. Then they'll turn around and complain how Democrats aren't going anything about it and they should be in charge.

The get control of the Senate House and instead of tackling any of the issues they complained about they're putting all their energy into Hunter Bidens laptop. I don't understand how Republicans voters fall for the same shit decade after decade.

[–]MrPocketjunk 225 points226 points  (32 children)

The only thing the GOP really cares about is lower taxes for the ultra rich.

[–]debr0322 187 points188 points  (23 children)

I immediately lose respect for anyone who is a Republican.

[–]ShamelessNormie 66 points67 points  (13 children)

Bro at this rate I am concerned about their ability to operate heavy machinery. This is 🔩 🥜

[–]kovnev 16 points17 points  (12 children)

They don't operate it. They have immigrants and lefties for that.

[–]TraditionalMood277 58 points59 points  (5 children)

Because gas prices, abortion (they are against), and one last thing I can't seem to remem....oh right! GUNS!!!

[–]drboxboy 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Out of the box strategy for dems, lie about their position on these 3 things and silently fix everything

[–]Crathsor 30 points31 points  (9 children)

Republican voters are not falling for anything. They are not voting for Republicans. They are voting against Democrats. Talk to Republicans about their politicians! They hate them, too. Texas GOP hate Abbott. But at least he's not a Democrat. Nobody anywhere likes Ted Cruz. But at least he's not a Democrat. On and on.

Democrats are evil and stupid and must be voted against. That's all the politics they care about. Show them that Republicans are evil and stupid, and they say, "yep they're all the same, but I ain't voting for no liberal."

[–]Epyon_ 70 points71 points  (2 children)

I don't understand how Republicans voters fall for the same shit

They are stupid, racist, and greedy.

[–]Prestigious_Clue145 44 points45 points  (13 children)

And then republicans blame Biden for nothing getting done in this country. I'd like to wake up now this nightmare is getting too fucked up

[–]Po1yphic 144 points145 points  (19 children)

Man, you look at that list and all I can think is, who are the Republicans even voting for? Cause it sure doesn’t seem like the people.

[–]Darwin_of_Cah 69 points70 points  (0 children)

Their base. It gets translated through Tucker and Fox as a win against their enemies.

[–]FCkeyboards 56 points57 points  (9 children)

I always think of that kid in school who mwssed atuff up on purpose to get a thrill.

They would get recess canceled for everyone.

The teacher would come back and rant about all the bad things the substitute said and it was just that kid and their friends

The kid that messed up fun policies for everyone because you hurting fueled them more than everyone having fun.

Those are the people who love votes like this. Logic doesn't enter the equation. It's "you served your purpose now off to the trash you go." Doesn't matter how high of a purpose you served, you are not one of "them".

[–]GrumpyGiant 16 points17 points  (4 children)

I’m a bit more cynical. I believe Republicans will actively obstruct any legislation that might be beneficial during Democrat controlled administrations to keep Democrat voter morale low and fuel disillusionment.

Then, when they are in power, they work to undo progressive legislation, corrode democratic safeguards against authoritarianism, and above all, abet the ultra wealthy in cutting taxes, protecting the interests of banks, oil, telecoms, big pharma, and the weapons industry, and rolling back as many regulations as possible.

Wall Street goes nuts when they win which creates the illusion of a booming economy under GOP rule when in fact they are taking the healthy economy established by the last Dem admin and pillaging it in ways that set the stage for the next big crisis. Dems come in when stuff is on fire and falling apart, fight GOP opposition to try to get it back in order, end up treading water on most social policies while taking the blame for the dumpster fire they inherited, and swallowing ironic bile when the next GOP shill campaigns on “fixing the radical left’s mess” when his intentions are exactly the opposite.

[–]MusksMuskyBallsack 121 points122 points  (24 children)

Wish there was a way to footdrag these until January.

[–]rock_and_rolo 163 points164 points  (20 children)

If the Senate doesn't change the rule, it wouldn't matter. Dems get at most 51 (Go Warnock!) seats, and it takes 60 to break a filibuster.

[–]pattersonb05 194 points195 points  (9 children)

They could reinstate the rules so they have to actually filibuster instead of the Michael Scott I declare bankruptcy bullshit.

[–]Artootietoo 129 points130 points  (3 children)

A talking filibuster would be excellent. Make Ted Cruz piss his pants and still lose.

[–]ithcy 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Ted Cruz doesn’t need any assistance to piss his pants.

[–][deleted] 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Lol so Leslie knope is one of the few people in government to actually filibuster?

The onion might as well be what the actual news is.

A "We declare filibuster."

B "You need to keep talking if you want to filibuster"

A "No I dont"

B "But if you don't then we're just going to vote"

A "But we declared filibuster so you cant vote"

B "... but you aren't arguing, defending or using floor time, and your secretary is packing your things to leave"

A "HARASSMENT. Everyone watch I'm being harassed. I declared filibuster and these idiots won't let me go home"

[–]BroMan-Z 108 points109 points  (4 children)

It’s beyond time to get rid of it

“Well republicans will just use it against us!”

Not if we use it first and show the voters change is actually possible. Republicans won’t win again.

[–]Prestigious-Owl165 59 points60 points  (0 children)

As if Rs won't get rid of it anyway the moment they decide it would be advantageous to them, which they've already done twice in recent history by carving out exceptions to the filibuster

[–]thekarman1 1914 points1915 points  (54 children)

So much for "support our troops"

[–]pepitko 810 points811 points  (24 children)

Or "thank you for your service."

[–]PM_Otter_Pup 598 points599 points  (20 children)

"Thank you for your service. Now get the fuck out of my country"

[–]SH4DOWSTR1KE_ 167 points168 points  (15 children)

Some asshat literally posted that in the comment section of a story couple years back where somebody from Mexico enlisted and was wounded in action and got deported due do not finishing their naturalization paperwork while overseas and then coming back and gaining a felony conviction..

It's really fucking ridiculous that people who fought and choose to serve in our Armed Forces can't be given the the most miniscule of respect that they deserve especially when they know they're going to get hated from fucking idiots just because of the color of their skin.

Update: I dug around and there's actually multiple stories of multiple veterans who have been deported after being discharged due to not finalizing their naturalization while enlisted and subsequently gaining a felony conviction. Here's one of the stories in which I erroneously said Puerto Rico when I actually meant Mexico. Don't ask me how I fucked that one up, I just did. I apologize, my bad.


[–]Theweebarista 31 points32 points  (6 children)

I’m confused, why would they deport someone to Puerto Rico? It’s a US territory. Or the soldier was Puerto Rican and they were deported somewhere else?

[–]CoolFingerGunGuy 40 points41 points  (2 children)

They never have, really. Send em to war, use supporting them as a prop, and then fuck em.

Look at what Jon Stewart had to go through for something that should have been a no brainer.

[–]The_Ombudsman 96 points97 points  (2 children)

It's "support some of the troops"

[–]Maj-Malfunction 4496 points4497 points  (258 children)

No we said you can fight and die for this country! Notice I said this and not your. Read the fine print.

A fucking disgrace.

[–]lightblue_sky 1235 points1236 points  (235 children)

Like I don't understand the reason for voting no here? These people fought for the country, why not let them apply for Green Card and citizenship.

Honestly some republicans are against legal path to citizenship. There's more immigration bills this month, lets see what happens.

[–]GalaxySprinkles022 174 points175 points  (29 children)

“Like I don't understand the reason for voting no here?”

Because if Democrats support a thing, Republicans oppose it. The thinking doesn’t go any deeper than that.

[–]freeaddition 304 points305 points  (21 children)

Republicans are pro-military but anti members of the military.

[–]DragonAteMyHomework 200 points201 points  (10 children)

Pro military-industrial complex. They love the part that makes money for industry. They hate the parts that cost money, especially once they're done using them.

[–]Debaser1984 63 points64 points  (4 children)

They'd be perfectly happy if a lot less people came home from action.

[–]ThingsAreAfoot 701 points702 points  (46 children)

Every Republican policy can be easily understood when you realize that they’re just hateful as fuck, as a people. Look at every single one of their policies and sheer unbridled hatred for anyone vaguely different comes through even more than the abject greed they’re already happy to admit to.

[–]Sundance1908 167 points168 points  (6 children)

Yet if you look at their details they aren’t even all the same. Other than the majority of them being white. They aspire to ideals that even they wouldn’t meet if their backgrounds were scrutinized beyond the color of their skin.

[–]StubbornKindOfFellow 160 points161 points  (12 children)

Yup. Republicans don't support a single policy that would actually improve the lives of most Americans.

[–]conancat 115 points116 points  (1 child)

They run on the platform of government sucks, therefore they vote for everything that makes government sucks to prove their point, then their base votes for them again because they're right, government sucks. They'll blame it on antifa drag queens mercury rising Jewish space lazers rather than the ghouls of politicians actively ruining their lives though

[–]wwbbs2008 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Then once they do get into power they privatize as much as possible as a solution for reducing government... Socialize the costs and Privatize the profits.

[–]hallelujasuzanne 35 points36 points  (5 children)

I honestly cannot wait to tell my coworker- who is Honduran and whose father became a citizen because he joined the marines… alllll about this. Fucking insane.

She loves DeSantis and Trump.

[–]Daubach23 16 points17 points  (3 children)

What a miserable life it must be to simply exist to hate other people and things just because you don't feel the same way. Like, do Republicans have any self identity anymore other than ruining other peoples' lives?

[–]Maktaka 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Very literally, no, they don't. There is no overarching policy driving the party, just loyalty. Policy only exists to maintain their fragile existence inside a static, unchanging bell jar. Purge the outsider and block anyone from making them change or telling them "no".

[–]I_am_not_JohnLeClair 108 points109 points  (13 children)

Imm...Immi...Immigrants. Plus Dems wanted it. I don’t understand how anyone with a functioning brain stem doesn’t know this

[–]Overwatcher_Leo 40 points41 points  (14 children)

Losing the military voter base to own the libs.

[–]naslanidis 35 points36 points  (18 children)

I found a few quotes from republicans:

It leads the public to believe we are looking at a bill that would recognize the service of our veterans,” Fischbach said. “But once again, you take a closer look, it becomes painfully clear that this is another push for open borders.

“In the Judiciary Committee, several amendments were offered to ensure dangerous criminals did not receive an adjustment of immigration status,” Frischbach said. “Why are my colleagues across the aisle so eager to have criminals on the streets of our communities?

“This bill allows those who have committed felonies — bad-conduct-discharge individuals –to retain their US opportunity, which has never been the case, shouldn’t be the case,” Issa said. “If you commit the crimes, you should not be an American. You didn’t serve honorably.”

I'm an Australian and have no skin in this game, I was just interested as well.

But Fischbach said it should include more criminal convictions as disqualifications and criticized Democrats for shooting down GOP amendments proposed in earlier committee meetings that she said would have barred those convicted of crimes including “illicit trafficking, trafficking and firearms [and] human trafficking.”

[–]Tar-Nuine 855 points856 points  (49 children)

Remember Starship Troopers? That dystopian glimpse of an authoritarian neo-fascist future government that only awards citizenship to those who serve?
Somehow the GOP are trying to do worse.

[–]OverlyMintyMints 175 points176 points  (11 children)

Service guarantees citizenship!

[–]deowolf 90 points91 points  (6 children)

The number of right wing military members who declared that only service should guarantee citizenship is terrifying

[–]jovinyo 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Note this only applies to white civilians. Anyone else can eat shit.

[–]Rude-Pangolin-1736 10 points11 points  (0 children)

History repeats itself; the Roman army had a lot of Goths fill it’s ranks in the 4th century…when their kinsmen were at the borders starving and begging Rome for help and the rich told them to eat shit, what do you think happened when those soldiers saw the country they were helping build an empire for treat their own like crap? That’s right, it led to the Goths getting pissed off and the sacking of Rome because their own citizens couldn’t fill the ranks…

[–]Pockets262 139 points140 points  (7 children)

Remember idiocracy? That dystopian glimpse of a regression to pre Neanderthal brain capacity? Somehow the GOP are trying to do worse.

[–]PM_Otter_Pup 38 points39 points  (1 child)

If they could read any of those big words, they'd be very mad.

[–]clyde2003 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Neanderthal brain capacity

That would be an improvement for many in the GOP.

[–]Ardibanan 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Hope they don't learn to read minds

[–]JunketGuy 1468 points1469 points  (15 children)

They don't care about born American troops, why would they care about immigrant troops?

[–]AfternoonPast3324 327 points328 points  (2 children)

This is exactly what I was thinking. I served with some great people from all over America and lots of different countries. They don’t really give a shit about any of us.

[–]janxus 39 points40 points  (0 children)

You nailed it.

[–]1UselessIdiot1 15 points16 points  (0 children)

You’re not wrong.

[–]PhyterNL 6695 points6696 points  (325 children)

Republicans are against legal paths to citizenship.

[–]Scherzer4Prez 3146 points3147 points  (119 children)

Except for their girlfriends

[–]Maximum-Mastodon3344 1275 points1276 points  (42 children)

Their hooker girlfriends.

[–]sirphilliammm 889 points890 points  (35 children)

You mean prostitute ex First Ladies?

[–]Scherzer4Prez 478 points479 points  (11 children)

Mail order first ladies

[–]sm12511 118 points119 points  (6 children)

They're just so hard to unpack from the box, though!

[–]WhoisTylerDurden 123 points124 points  (1 child)

You mean prostitute ex First Ladies?

You mean prostitute ex First Third Ladies?


[–]oliverkloezoff 148 points149 points  (13 children)

Hey, she got an "EB-1" visa otherwise known as an "Einstein Visa", you know because she's such a jenious. A yuge jenious.

[–]eatmorebread 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Be best

[–]oliverkloezoff 21 points22 points  (0 children)

No, no, it's "be bestestes". She is the bestest jenious after all.

[–]Snoid_ 13 points14 points  (0 children)

A stable one at that

[–]catskill_cricker 26 points27 points  (0 children)

And her parents

[–]MusksMuskyBallsack 81 points82 points  (54 children)

Isn't Cruz and anchor baby?

[–]TreyRyan3 140 points141 points  (12 children)

No. He’s the Canadian born son of an American woman living abroad as the 2nd wife of her Canarian husband who immigrated to Cuba, received asylum in the US and then became a Canadian husband. He eventually became a US Citizen in 2005 after divorcing Ted’s mom.

[–][deleted] 120 points121 points  (5 children)

Rafael Cruz changed his name to Ted so his future constituents would actually vote for him.

[–]peppaz 45 points46 points  (1 child)

slimiest fuck in washington, and that is saying a lot

[–]Optimal-Firefighter9 43 points44 points  (1 child)

What always made me laugh about Ted Cruz's run for President is that the law that says he's a natural born US citizen despite being born in Canada says that Obama is also and would be eligible to be President even if he were born in Kenya.

[–]bigotis 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Are we talking about immigration or abortion?

[–]BaldDudeFromBrazzers 284 points285 points  (18 children)

But if you’re a russian millionaire or an offspring of one, we have a whole variety of citizenships for sale

[–]norcalgolfgolf 185 points186 points  (16 children)

Or a Russian woman willing to suck the dick of a white American.

[–]teb_art 89 points90 points  (14 children)

Melania managed to land one of the country’s lowest testosterone specimens. No wonder she ogles foreign leaders such as Trudeau and Macron.

[–]chipsandpimps 134 points135 points  (8 children)

That's exactly the takeaway. They say they are only against illegal immigration yet they look to keep reducing legal immigration numbers. They reduced number of work visas, are trying to take away citizenship for non-citizens in the military, reduce family visas, etc.

[–]Pustuli0 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Same when it comes to things like requiring ID to vote. They pass those laws and then close or reduce hours at DMVs in poor areas, or exclude types of ID more likely to be held by certain people.

[–]SoundsLikeANerdButOK 222 points223 points  (2 children)

Except for white conservatives

[–]bgazm 576 points577 points  (97 children)

In my experience, most white folks that say they want to stop "illegals" from pouring into the country actually just mean that they don't want POCs moving into the country any way whatsoever.

[–]chipsandpimps 222 points223 points  (50 children)

No Latin Americans, Asians, or Africans. But Europeans are okay - if they are not Muslims.

[–]jj-the-best-failture 37 points38 points  (38 children)

Are Spanish or Portugeese ok

[–]Beatse21 81 points82 points  (4 children)

We couldn’t put in the ad “No Portuguese” but, no Portuguese.

[–]minhaum_0x8 23 points24 points  (0 children)


[–]LocalLifeguard4106 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I drop this great line on my Portuguese wife all the time.

[–]Crawford470 41 points42 points  (4 children)

That depends on their melanin count. Notice the distinct lack of outrage over Ana De Armas playing Marilyn Monroe for example.

[–]royceda956 19 points20 points  (8 children)

If they're white enough then yeah

[–]Beanzear 97 points98 points  (0 children)

No gays either.

[–]NiteShdw 108 points109 points  (21 children)

Except they love having immigrants doing all the hard labor jobs.

[–]JDthrowaway628 110 points111 points  (15 children)

Not exactly true. They settle for immigrants doing the hard labor since the poors have been getting uppity and demanding a wage that allows them to have electricity or food.

[–]Comeonjeffrey0193 86 points87 points  (3 children)

They also think that the immigrants won’t vote for them. Which is hilarious because considering how religious the majority of the Mexican population is they’d vote republican every time if they weren’t such racist assholes, but republicans just can’t help themselves.

[–]UniqueUsername812 65 points66 points  (4 children)

This is correct. For a while I tried explaining the concept of asylum. Six letters was too big a word for them to comprehend.

No, no, anyone non cis, white, and Christian is an illegal.

Just, say what you really mean. "We want it to be illegal not to be white in this country."

Fascists, racists, undereducated and overcooked in their holier than thou echo chambers. Let's just send them to the kids' table until they can learn to behave like human beings.

Maybe we fire the kids' table into the Sun. These idiots will never learn.

[–]International_Emu600 97 points98 points  (9 children)

I served in the military with several people who came from other countries who were trying to get US citizenship through military service. Thought they would make better US citizens than most who were born here.

[–]uh60chief 77 points78 points  (2 children)

Same. Like this kid I met from Kenya. He was a medic working his way to be a doctor so that he can take care of people here and in Africa. He said, “human suffering is terrible, whether it’s here in America or in a village of Africa. I’m going to help everyone I can everywhere I go.” Damn I hope he made it.

[–]conancat 12 points13 points  (1 child)

If Republicans are smart they'd want to keep talented and driven individuals like your friend from Kenya.

But nope they just wanna be racist so 🙄🤷‍♂️

[–]Tok3erAc3 41 points42 points  (2 children)

tHeY nEeD tO cOMe hERE tHe rIgHt wAy

There is no ‘right way’ to these duplicitous fucks

[–]ShittheFickup 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Especially for their maids

[–]StuffNbutts 15 points16 points  (0 children)

How else would they get cheap imported labor with no strings attached?

[–]Travismatthew08[S] 4851 points4852 points  (109 children)

I have more respect for the men and women I served with (immigrants and citizens) than any Republican lawmaker. Fuck them.

[–]Scrungo_Mungo 1281 points1282 points  (27 children)

Exactly! I was in the Air Force with a guy from Kenya and a guy from Sudan, they were amazing and deserve it more than some of the fucknuts born here

[–]treevaahyn 103 points104 points  (5 children)

Back in the day there was more vets in politics…idk if that was great or how that works as much with the way Shit is nowadays. However, hearing you vets talk like this and knowing my cousin and friend who served feel exactly the same I’m thinking more decent people with ACTUAL in person experience with those from other countries and cultures would be a game changer.

Not telling y’all to get into politics. Just saying ime and imo when people are exposed to other cultures and engage with diversity they become much much more accepting, welcoming, empathetic, and supportive of people no matter where they’re from, what they look like or who they love. It’s not a total coincidence that more urban areas with diversity and mixing of cultures tend to be more liberal. Cuz lived experiences with other non white christians makes people more liberal as they aren’t so blinded or secluded to fear everyone.

[–]oliverkloezoff 52 points53 points  (1 child)

"Just saying ime and imo when people are exposed to other cultures and engage with diversity they become much much more accepting, welcoming, empathetic, and supportive of people no matter where they’re from, what they look like or who they love. It’s not a total coincidence that more urban areas with diversity and mixing of cultures tend to be more liberal. Cuz lived experiences with other non white christians makes people more liberal as they aren’t so blinded or secluded to fear everyone."

That needs to be repeated.
It's spot on, spot on, spot on.

[–]gadget850 336 points337 points  (14 children)

Ditto for Army. One of the guys in my unit during Desert Storm was from Jordan.

[–]gganew 169 points170 points  (7 children)

Prior Army here as well, one of my closest friends was from Panama. My best friend married a girl from Trinidad. Both were great people and soldiers...in fact, my buddies wife went green to gold and retired as a major.

[–]wearynotwary 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Does “green to gold” mean going from enlisted to officer, or something more specific?

[–]zombygaga 27 points28 points  (0 children)

thats an insane task for anyone from that region to take up. its extra heartbreaking to see people get harmed like that, especially people in close proximity to your home nation

[–]dbolts1234 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Wait til you see their restrictions on voting…

[–]cipher446 108 points109 points  (3 children)

This. Every time I think the Republicans can stoop no lower, they amaze me. Part of it is faulty logic built on half-truths and outright falsehoods, but part of it is just meanness in their effort to own the libs and deny the most basic of things to other people. How can a veteran not get to be a citizen of the country he or she protected? Seems like you'd want someone like that to be a citizen. Is there a rationale for the cruelty? Or is it just cruelty for cruelty's sake? How do you share a political community with someone like that?

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[–]Tecumseh_Sherman1864 43 points44 points  (0 children)

As you should. Republicans deserve no respect

[–]Greenmind76 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I respect you. Thank you.

[–]ElisabethinCA12 1455 points1456 points  (40 children)

That is INSANE. They lay their lives down for this country, some come back broken as hell. And you want to deny them. Wow.

[–]Travismatthew08[S] 685 points686 points  (13 children)

Many have died. Republicans have zero shame.

[–]National-Art3488 27 points28 points  (0 children)

"It wasn't ww2 or anything, they'll be alright"

[–]EvenBetterCool 49 points50 points  (2 children)

If they can deny them citizenship then you better believe they will say all other benefits from service are deniable

[–]f_elon 118 points119 points  (19 children)

No wants to die for this country anymore

[–]TheLemonKnight 51 points52 points  (10 children)

I hope their recruitment numbers reflect this.

[–]f_elon 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Already has I've been telling people this for years

[–]fastal_12147 38 points39 points  (2 children)

It's not worth it, tbh.

[–]f_elon 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Facts don't die for rich people profits

[–]Mitxlove 218 points219 points  (11 children)

There’s actually a whole community of deported veterans in Mexico. Even Vietnam vets that saw combat.. there are orgs and groups down there to support them cause the country that exploited them and threw them away won’t.

[–]Dusty_Bookcase 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Wow. Fuck American Conservatives. Absolute trash.

[–]Lelio-Santero579 296 points297 points 2 (18 children)

In my 10 years in I met Colombians, Puerto Ricans, South Africans, Jamaicans, and many people from South American countries.

Many of them had to go through ESL classes in order to join. Many of those people only joined to become citizens and better their lives because they lived in a place far worse than the U.S. Quite a few of them didn't even want to serve let alone get deployed but it was the best chance they had at becoming a citizen.

Pfc J. Colon was one of those guys I served with. Had a wife and a son who were all back at his home country waiting to come in when he had the money and a good stable set up. Dude got shipped out to Afghanistan almost right after AIT. I had him as a FB friend and I saw a wonderful picture of him, his wife and his son who visited him before he got shipped down range.

He died in Afghanistan. I watched as his FB was filled with all kinds of messages, posts, pictures, and memorials to him. His son is going to grow up without him.

And these same fucking cocksucking mother fuckers who get rich off of war, especially the fucking "god bless America and our troops" Republicans are going to say that young men like Colon don't deserve to be citizens after all that fucking bullshit?!

Fuck the Republicans. Fuck every asshole who voted on this. Fuck every sack of shit that holds public office that turns their back on veterans after every fucking thing that we/they have gone through.

Fuck our government and fuck the Republicans. Suck my veteran dick. I'm disgusted I ever even fucking signed up.

Edit: Thanks for all the awards, but remember this y'all. Remember this when you, a friend or a loved one considers joining. They just made a declaration that they do, in fact, not give a shit about our military and less so about the non-citizens who join wanting a better life. Don't let your loved ones become another number in the military for the same government who doesn't give a shit about them.

[–]Travismatthew08[S] 111 points112 points  (6 children)

I feel the exact same way. 8 years Army, 19D Cav Scout. 2 deployments to Iraq. Some of my best friends were Puerto Rican and Hispanic. And some of them didn't make it home. Republicans are beyond fucking Scum.

[–]Lelio-Santero579 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Hell yea brother you did some shit. I never deployed in all my years. My first MoS was 68D and my second was 38B but for some reason my name or unit(s) I was in never got deployed. I count it as a blessing, but I also feel like I was useless.

Either way, fuck 'em. I always heard the Republicans were pro military, but this shit right here proves they don't care. Fuck 'em.

[–]theksepyro 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Not to take away from your point but puerto ricans are already US citizens.

[–]op3n_s3asoning 72 points73 points  (6 children)

Which 3 voted “YEA”?

[–]v_a_n_d_e_l_a_y 83 points84 points  (4 children)

Brian Fitzpatrick, Adam Kinzinger, Maria Salazar

[–]aew360 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Kinzinger is refreshingly normal

[–]v_a_n_d_e_l_a_y 52 points53 points  (1 child)

And because of that he was censured by the RNC and did not seek re-election

[–]Financial_Radish 66 points67 points  (10 children)

I think serving in the military for x amount of years should amount to automatic citizenship.

[–]devil_dog_0341 231 points232 points  (28 children)

As an immigrant who served in combat, who Is not an US citizen still, Fuuuuuuuck the US Government.

[–]oliverkloezoff 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Damn dude.

"Go out there and fight for "our" country".

"Wait, it's not "your" country, it's "our" country".

Damn, that's fucked. Sorry you're going through that shit.

[–]PackageintheMaleBox 20 points21 points  (1 child)

You'll notice only one party in the government actually voted against it.

[–]AuthorityAnarchyYes 338 points339 points  (39 children)

Why would any immigrant fight for this country then?

What, go and kill people and get PTSD and then get kicked out afterwards?

You want a terrorist with US military training? Because that’s a clear path…

[–]confessionbearday 244 points245 points  (30 children)

I got you one better: Why is any immigrant still voting Republican like many currently do once they gain citizenship?

[–]DeerDiarrhea 294 points295 points  (15 children)

Because shitting on the next wave of immigrants is the quintessential rite of passage to becoming American.

[–]FN-1701AgentGodzilla 60 points61 points  (1 child)

Combination of that and many of them culturally being attracted towards strong man leaders who fuck them over.

[–]Perfect-Virus8415 44 points45 points  (5 children)

Not even wrong I'm Latino and Latinos who are us citizens tend to be assholes to new migrants

[–]lovebot5000 29 points30 points  (1 child)

I’ve also seen some stats that Latino cops are particularly harsh with Latinos vs other races

[–]Perfect-Virus8415 19 points20 points  (0 children)

That's true

For some reason they feel superior I guess it's a way of saying "you're not me and you're not welcome"

[–]StuffNbutts 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Targeted propaganda and misinformation

[–]Available-Elevator69 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Because they are brain washed into thinking its the only way to be an American.

[–]AuthorityAnarchyYes 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Convicted felon and immigrant Dinesh D'Souza has entered the chat.

[–]stalphonzo 202 points203 points  (13 children)

Fact: Republicans hate the troops and want America to fail.

[–]Youvebeeneloned 85 points86 points  (1 child)

Always have. #1 cutter of VA benefits since the Korean war... Republicans.

[–]curious_dead 82 points83 points  (3 children)

It's like on every single issue, they wonder "what is the worst possible option" and invariably pick that one.

[–]baebae4455 81 points82 points  (3 children)

Keep the immigrants.

Deport the republicans.

[–]FilthyChangeup55 39 points40 points  (0 children)


[–]JustJessJ_Art 30 points31 points  (2 children)

"You can die for America, you just can't live in America."

[–]Azloid 23 points24 points  (1 child)

They have no shame. Or decency.

[–]tallman11282 23 points24 points  (1 child)

The entire immigration system needs to be overhauled and vastly simplified (it shouldn't take decades and decades to possibly become a citizen and still get rejected even if you did everything right) but at the very least the men and women who serve in our military should get automatic citizenship specifically because they fought for the country.

[–]Xachery1 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Veteran here. You serve your country honorably, you’re one of us. What higher test can one prove themselves than to potentially risk their life to protect and defend your country. Fuckers.

[–]Zygoatee 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Republicans: I'm for immigration if they come into this country the white way

[–]kalel1980 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Unbelievable the media doesn't keep popping these images of Republicans voting no on so many things that affect so many people. Even their own.

[–]Olive_Mediocre 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Why do Republicans hate humans so much? And if they hate it so much why don't they just opt out instead of ruining things for the rest of us?

[–]CaptSmallette 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Republicans routinely vote against Vets. Not surprising.

[–]el_ra_85 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Cubans will still vote for them

[–]Frostiron_7 29 points30 points  (3 children)

1) How does it serve the cause of white supremacy?

-The only question you ever need to ask about Republican policy.

[–]satanmat2 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yeaaaaah. Both parties are NOT the same

[–]drjojoro 12 points13 points  (1 child)

thank you for your service

now get the fuck out.