Daily Archives: June 4, 2007

Amnesty Debate Continues. Kyl: Resistance Fading.


Really? How does he make that statement with the Rasmussen poll showing only 27% of the sample think this immigration bill is ok with 48% being dead set against it and the remainder unsure? Well, today WaPo releases its poll:

52 percent of Americans said they would support a program giving illegal immigrants the right to stay and work in the United States if they pay a fine and meet other requirements. Opposition to that proposal was 44 percent.

Another observation:

More than half of those surveyed said illegal immigrants hurt the country more than help it, an opinion voiced by seven in 10 Republicans and about half of Democrats.
A slim majority believe in creating a pathway to citizenship, with younger people and Democrats far more open to the idea than Republicans and those over 55.
The number in favor of a guest worker program is almost identical — 53 percent — but on this issue, almost as many Republicans as Democrats back the concept. Those in the Western part of the nation are most supportive of it (65 percent), as are those in urban areas.

Get the poll here.
From WaPo:

Congress’s week-long Memorial Day recess was expected to leave the bill in tatters. But with a week of action set to begin today, the legislation’s champions say they believe that the voices of opposition, especially from conservatives, represent a small segment of public opinion. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who led negotiations on the bill for his party, said the flood of angry calls and protests that greeted the deal two weeks ago has since receded every day. conflicts at town hall meetings — all of them negative,” said Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who consulted with Kyl and hopes to carry a similar deal through the House in July. “The last few days have really turned things around.”

GET FURTHER DETAILS ON THIS AWFUL BILL FROM NUMBERS USA HERE, FROM F.A.I.R. HERE, FROM CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES HERE, THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION STUDY WHICH SHOWS THE COST OF THIS KIND OF IMMIGRATION BILL WILL BE $2.5 TRILLION.

TOM TANCREDO ON THE SHOW:
“Every single person should call their congressman and senator and not just say I don’t want you to vote for this but also say if they vote for this that you will work for anyone who runs against them in a primary. And I will work to find the person to run against them in the primary. Tell them that you won’t send them a dime more money.”

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Dems Debate

One thing besides Hillary’s cackling here was Edwards’ make up job. It looks like an old episode of WKRP in Cincinnati when Mr. Carlson, a notorious bumbler, decides to run for office. He must engage in a televised debate which will require make up which is puttied on in the wrong color. While I couldn’t find a picture of that episode, I think you get the picture with John Edwards’ photo. Look at the color of his face, now look at his ear.

From CNN:

“They went quietly to the floor of the Senate, cast the right vote — but there is a difference between leadership and legislators,” Edwards said at the Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“The importance of this is, they’re asking to be president of the United States,” he said. “And there is a difference between making clear, speaking to your followers, speaking to the American people about what you believe needs to be done, and I think all of us have a responsibility to lead on these issues.”

Edwards voted for the October 2002 resolution that authorized the invasion of Iraq, but now calls that vote a mistake.

Sen. Barack Obama, of Illinois, who opposed the war before taking office in 2005, shot back that “I opposed this war from the start.” (Watch contenders clash over Iraq war Video)

“You’re about four and a half years late on leadership on this issue,” Obama said “And, you know, I think it’s important not to play politics on something that is as critical and as difficult as this.”

Hillary Clinton also voted to authorize the March 2003 invasion, but the New York senator and former first lady said she was supporting “coercive diplomacy” by pressuring Iraq to allow U.N. weapons inspectors into the country.

But she said President Bush short-circuited the inspections to launch the war; and when it came time to vote on another $100 billion in war spending, “I thought the best way to support our troops was to send a very strong message that they should begin to come home.” (Gallery: Behind the scenes at the debate)

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Amnesty Debate Continues. Kyl: Resistance Fading.


Really? How does he make that statement with the Rasmussen poll showing only 27% of the sample think this immigration bill is ok with 48% being dead set against it and the remainder unsure? Well, today WaPo releases its poll:

52 percent of Americans said they would support a program giving illegal immigrants the right to stay and work in the United States if they pay a fine and meet other requirements. Opposition to that proposal was 44 percent.

Another observation:

More than half of those surveyed said illegal immigrants hurt the country more than help it, an opinion voiced by seven in 10 Republicans and about half of Democrats.
A slim majority believe in creating a pathway to citizenship, with younger people and Democrats far more open to the idea than Republicans and those over 55.
The number in favor of a guest worker program is almost identical — 53 percent — but on this issue, almost as many Republicans as Democrats back the concept. Those in the Western part of the nation are most supportive of it (65 percent), as are those in urban areas.

Get the poll here.
From WaPo:

Congress’s week-long Memorial Day recess was expected to leave the bill in tatters. But with a week of action set to begin today, the legislation’s champions say they believe that the voices of opposition, especially from conservatives, represent a small segment of public opinion. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who led negotiations on the bill for his party, said the flood of angry calls and protests that greeted the deal two weeks ago has since receded every day. conflicts at town hall meetings — all of them negative,” said Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who consulted with Kyl and hopes to carry a similar deal through the House in July. “The last few days have really turned things around.”

GET FURTHER DETAILS ON THIS AWFUL BILL FROM NUMBERS USA HERE, FROM F.A.I.R. HERE, FROM CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES HERE, THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION STUDY WHICH SHOWS THE COST OF THIS KIND OF IMMIGRATION BILL WILL BE $2.5 TRILLION.

TOM TANCREDO ON THE SHOW:
“Every single person should call their congressman and senator and not just say I don’t want you to vote for this but also say if they vote for this that you will work for anyone who runs against them in a primary. And I will work to find the person to run against them in the primary. Tell them that you won’t send them a dime more money.”

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Dems Debate

One thing besides Hillary’s cackling here was Edwards’ make up job. It looks like an old episode of WKRP in Cincinnati when Mr. Carlson, a notorious bumbler, decides to run for office. He must engage in a televised debate which will require make up which is puttied on in the wrong color. While I couldn’t find a picture of that episode, I think you get the picture with John Edwards’ photo. Look at the color of his face, now look at his ear.

From CNN:

“They went quietly to the floor of the Senate, cast the right vote — but there is a difference between leadership and legislators,” Edwards said at the Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“The importance of this is, they’re asking to be president of the United States,” he said. “And there is a difference between making clear, speaking to your followers, speaking to the American people about what you believe needs to be done, and I think all of us have a responsibility to lead on these issues.”

Edwards voted for the October 2002 resolution that authorized the invasion of Iraq, but now calls that vote a mistake.

Sen. Barack Obama, of Illinois, who opposed the war before taking office in 2005, shot back that “I opposed this war from the start.” (Watch contenders clash over Iraq war Video)

“You’re about four and a half years late on leadership on this issue,” Obama said “And, you know, I think it’s important not to play politics on something that is as critical and as difficult as this.”

Hillary Clinton also voted to authorize the March 2003 invasion, but the New York senator and former first lady said she was supporting “coercive diplomacy” by pressuring Iraq to allow U.N. weapons inspectors into the country.

But she said President Bush short-circuited the inspections to launch the war; and when it came time to vote on another $100 billion in war spending, “I thought the best way to support our troops was to send a very strong message that they should begin to come home.” (Gallery: Behind the scenes at the debate)

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com