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GOP should act like grown-ups

I consider myself a Republican and voted mostly for Republicans. However, regarding the immigration and Obamacare issues, I have to say the Republicans have taken the bait and are showing themselves to be stupid. If not stupid, you could say they just can't stand prosperity ("On immigration, Obama does what the GOP won't," Nov. 21).

On immigration, President Barack Obama has pushed their button and instead of acting maturely and in the public's interest, Republicans are throwing a "hissy-fit." What they should do is get the House to agree on a comprehensive immigration bill, go to conference with the Senate and be willing to produce a bipartisan bill that will withstand a veto. There are many elements that could go into a bill that would get wide support in Congress and with the American people. I would suggest: comprehensive border security, a defined process for current illegal immigrants to attain citizenship, an increase in green cards for low and high-wage workers, a denial of federal assistance to anyone not in an approved legalization process and whatever else is needed to attain bipartisan support. This would be a mature approach and should be done within the next three months to make null and void Mr. Obama's executive order.

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Regarding Obamacare, the Republicans should propose legislation to fix it, not repeal it. There are many elements of Obamacare that the American public sees as good for the nation. Republicans should work on legislation that fixes the bad and get it to President Obama quickly. Follow-up by developing a comprehensive bipartisan bill that fixes the nation's health care system in the best interest of all Americans for all time.

A mature approach to Mr. Obama's baiting and unilateral method of governing will raise the image of Republicans with all Americans and help in 2016. "Hissy-fits" will not! The Democrats have shown how to act like children, and it's time for adult behavior to take over and not continue the childishness.

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Don Sadler, Ellicott City

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