Shamnesty, Scamnesty, Amnesty DEAD

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Running vote tally C-span here.
Michelle Malkin’s continuous blogging here.
FAIR reaction:
First they defied the will of the American people by introducing an amnesty bill three weeks ago. It got beat down. Then, they reintroduced it. This was not old fashioned tenacity….it was audacity…the most egregious most of us has ever seen. The special interests prevailed early on. They needed an enforcement plan to sneak in amnesty. And that’s what this bill was at the beginning, middle, and end…an amnesty plan sugar coated with meaningless enforcement.
NUMBERS USA reaction:
This is one of the biggest victories I’ve ever seen for grassroots activism. We need 40 NO votes to beat this cloture vote. Instead, we got 53!18 Senators who vote YES on amnesty cloture on Tuesday switched to NO today!

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16 thoughts on “Shamnesty, Scamnesty, Amnesty DEAD

  1. The corporations are the one’s responsible for this mess. They wanted cheap labor and a scapegoat all to hide the fact that it is the GOP controlled corporations that have moved jobs out of the country and brought in a slave labor force to force down American wages.

    Best of all this will not be a wedge issue the GOP can pin on the Dems. And better yet it was a GWB legacy issue. Now GWB will only have two failed wars. GO BUSH…

  2. Kloin, a significant number of the left also wants the “cheap labor.”

    I like the way you and others portray this as “Bush’s bill.” Uh, didn’t Democrat Ted Kennedy author and fight for it? Didn’t Democrat Harry Reid bring it back up? Care to give us a break down of who voted for it and against it, by party?

    Democrats are famous for doing this and diverting it on to others. While Bush supported this, along with a few other Repubs, Democrats aren’t exactly clean on it, either.

    Better luck next time washing the left’s hands of their failed proposals.

  3. Bush destroyed our entire world standing, created the largest deficits the world has ever seen, killed over 3500 of our sevicemen and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians needlessly, destroyed any chances of peace in Israel/Palestine, made the oil industry incredibly wealthy, but … we stopped him from forcing us to absorb the entire third world country of Mexico!


  4. Kloin– 1.Build the Fence
    2. Deport Illegal Fellons (Democrat Illegal Voters) Now
    3. to be continued

    Kloin have a _ _ _ _ _ Day

  5. Bush destroyed our entire world standing

    Really? Is that why the new governments of Germany and France both desire closer ties to us?

    created the largest deficits the world has ever seen

    “Based on revenue and spending data through June, the budget deficit for the first nine months of the fiscal year was $251 billion, $76 billion lower than the $327 billion gap recorded at the corresponding point a year earlier.”

    New York Times, Sharp Rise in Tax Revenue to Pare U.S. Deficit

    “For the first four months of the 2007 fiscal year, the deficit was $42.2 billion, about 57.2% lower than the $98.4 billion deficit in the same period in the previous fiscal year.”

    Market Watch, Federal surplus widens to $38.2 billion in Jan.

    killed over 3500 of our sevicemen and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians needlessly,

    Like Cindy Sheehan, you must side with the same terrorists that have been attacking us for decades. Have you no pride in those that VOLUNTEER to place their lives on the line to combat terrorism, FINALLY?

    Your “hundreds of thousands number is made up. No one has ever been able to verify that erroneously claimed number.

    destroyed any chances of peace in Israel/Palestine

    Last I heard, Hamas and Fatah, both Palestinian Arab, are fighting each other, while Israel watches.

    made the oil industry incredibly wealthy

    They weren’t already? Care to back up your claim and document what their profit is from within the U.S. versus from foreign investments? Care to breakdown how wealthy the U.S. Treasury became and State Treasury’s have become due to gasoline taxes? Let us know what the profit per gallon on gas is versus taxes.

    but … we stopped him from forcing us to absorb the entire third world country of Mexico!

    When hes wrong, he’s wrong. We can oppose him in matters and support him in others. You lefty’s are honor bound to oppose any and every thing he does. You all have to walk lock-step in opposition.

    Consider a moment, if those that come here illegally expended as much energy correcting matters in their own country as they expend here fighting for rights and entitlements they aren’t entitled to, it might be us sneaking over their border for the freebies.

    Better luck next time, Kloin. Do try to read some in the future.

  6. Seventy percent of the country say they want the war in Iraq to end.

    Eighty percent of The country want the borders and ports protected.

    BushCo is unwilling to listen to the people of America once again.

    Making money for rich corporations is all BushCo is concerned with.

    America is crying out for honest representation not more of BushCo lies.

  7. Seventy percent of the country SURVEYED say they want the war in Iraq to end.

    Eighty percent of The country want the borders and ports protected.

    100% of us got our wishes today

    BushCo is unwilling to listen to the people of America once again.

    Really? Then he has company. The ‘Yeas’ on today’s defeating of the scamnesty bill,

    Akaka (D-HI)
    Bayh (D-IN)
    Biden (D-DE)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Cantwell (D-WA)
    Cardin (D-MD)
    Carper (D-DE)
    Casey (D-PA)
    Clinton (D-NY)
    Conrad (D-ND)
    Dodd (D-CT)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feingold (D-WI)
    Feinstein (D-CA)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Hagel (R-NE)
    Harkin (D-IA)
    Inouye (D-HI)
    Kennedy (D-MA)
    Kerry (D-MA)
    Klobuchar (D-MN)
    Kohl (D-WI)
    Lautenberg (D-NJ)
    Leahy (D-VT)
    Levin (D-MI)
    Lieberman (ID-CT)
    Lincoln (D-AR)
    Lugar (R-IN)
    Martinez (R-FL)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Mikulski (D-MD)
    Murray (D-WA)
    Nelson (D-FL)
    Nelson (D-NE)
    Obama (D-IL)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Salazar (D-CO)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Specter (R-PA)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Voinovich (R-OH)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wyden (D-OR)

    I count 37 Democrat ‘Yeas’ to 7 Repubs. Who isn’t listening to the American Public?

    Making money for rich corporations is all BushCo is concerned with.

    Oh, you mean as opposed to Congresses allowing themselves another pay raise recently?

    Care to document all this wealth Bush is giving away? Maybe you could also explain all those Defense contracts awarded to Dianne Feinsteins husbands company while she was on the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee.

    Maybe even too, you could explain why Pelosi didn’t want the minimmum wage increase to apply to American Samoa, where her husband runs a tuna cannery? What about Reids land deals?

    Who’s getting wealthy?

    America is crying out for honest representation not more of BushCo lies.

    Is that why the Democrat party led Congress’s ratings are even lower than Bush’s?

    Better luck next time. Maybe actually research things for yourself instead of relying on DailyKOS, DemocraticUnderground and

  8. This is a temporary win. Bush&co are intent on authorizing the North American Union, thus opening the borders to hundreds of thousands of poor Mexicans. Bush slipped a provision in the defeated immigration bill to do erase boundaries and destroy our national identity. Stay vigilant, the battle was won but the war against America continues.

    Under Bush enforcement went from some, to non existant with the number of actions against employers dropping 99.9 percent compared to Clinton and a 90 percent cut in the Enforcement staff. The result a six fold annual increase in the number illegals which overloaded our systems and now us Americans angry (along with the attempts to slip in the North American Union and Mexicans driving semi’s w/o insurance across the border. That would allow to cut the dock workers out at LA and other U.S. ports, by shipping to Mexico and then taking the NAFTA super highway to the U.S.

    Conservatives are trying to grab this issue as their own and maybe they have the right to since most of the Democratic Senators support the bill. However, it is clear to me that most of the Democratic voters oppose this bill. Also, keep in mind that the Republicans had carte blanche for six years to act on immigration and they did nothing. Democratic and Republican voters need to join forces on this issue and put pressure on the Federal Government to pass a bill that the majority of American citizens want.

    Did the Republicans offer a counter bill? No. Why? Because they are not serious about illegal immigration. They have done nothing for 25 years but sabotage every bill brought before them.

    They say they are for putting an end to illegal immigration, but they do nothing about it. Now, the borders are wide open for another two years until they want your vote again.

  9. Well, Kloin/Fizzi, I give you an “E” for effort. You NeoCom cohorts have brainwashed you well.

    Cry about Bush all you wish, son, but in case you forgot, Democrats run Congress now. Why weren’t they able to put through their bill?

    I’ll look forward to January 20, 2009 for you and your cronies to be at the inauguration of whoever is elected waving your “Impeach Bush” signs. Maybe you can make it retroactive and nullify his years before?

    I imagine your ilk will still be crying about the Big Bad Bush, Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld while you Goose Step down Broadway smashing windows of any conservative sho owners. Got your arm bands and brown shirts ready?

    BTW, you never did document anything, just more leftwinged tripe, unsubstantiated as usual. You and Randi Rhoades make quite a pair.

  10. This immigration bill may have been based on previous bills, but it is quite different. It was written by the White House. The items in the bill were negotiated in secret with the top leaders of both parties. The bill never went through committee, no hearings were ever held, and the topic was never properly debated before hitting the floor of the Senate. That is why so many amendments were offered and why the bill had such a difficult time – it was a piece of bad legislation that was forced down the throats of both America and Congress.

    Voting to allow the bill to proceed by ending debate were 33 Democrats, 12 Republicans and independent Joe Lieberman, Conn.

    Voting to block the bill by not limiting debate were 37 Republicans, 15 Democrats and independent Bernard Sanders, Vt.

    There was a bipartisan effort to push this legislation, supported by Bush and the Congressional leadership of both the Republicans and Democrats.

    There was also a bipartisan effort to stop this legislation.

    Penalities for the IRS

    PS THIS WILL REALLY _ _ _ _ _ _ OFF
    Profile and challenge hispanic names on voter rolls (CHALLENGE THERE BALLOTS)till the problem is resolved. lets see 20 million votes. It can be done.

  12. Poor poor Kloin/Fizzi/Cramdown, can’t see that even though the White House supported this disatrous bill, Democrat Ted Kennedy was the main force behind it.

    Calling it bi-partisan is laughable. Which way is it? Bush’s or everyone’s?

    Make up your mind.

  13. Apparently George W. Bush still does not realize how much he is poison to the Republican party as well as the nation. Bush confidentally predicted a couple of weeks ago that he would see reporters at the signing ceremony for his immigration bill. Bush’s own people however are no longer cowering in fear at whatever Bush says he wants.

    Bush is the lamest of lame ducks. Too bad we couldn’t do something to get him out early as the next year and a half will be wasted in terms of getting anything meaningful done. Meanwhile the war in Iraq will rage on until Bush is finally dragged out of office. I think Bush was so hot on this immigration bill because it was a way to keep Iraq off the front pages. I have not seen any stories on Iraq in a couple of days now in the MSM, and even the blogs are starting to not pay as much attention anymore. Bush realizes that he is a failure in everything he does and he was hoping to at least have this one thing to point to as a success. Sorry George, absolute failure sucks absolutely.

  14. Despite White House wrangling, almost all Republicans had but one goal when it came to comprehensive immigration reform: KILL BILL. An astonishing 200 Republican amendments were offered, but it was painfully clear that they were mostly intended to demolish coalitions, rather than build consensus. It took just one, the Cornyn amendment, which narrowly passed Wednesday night, to essentially deal a death blow to the guest worker program to undermine the entire reform effort. Politically, this is a disaster for the President and the Republicans. It will make a mess of their Presidential primary campaign which had recently splintered badly in an often inconsistent, scatter shot and voluble collection of theories and bombastic, jingoistic rhetoric. (What do you propose now, Romney? Round them up?) The Democrats will likely suffer less, as they will continue to promote their pro-reform agenda, free now to bash the White House and Congressional Republicans for their sabotage.

  15. hey, lew waters, good job (as usual). I can’t help but notice the similarity between the lefty, bush-hating nonsense the dems post here, and the reason airhead America went under…..nothing to say, repeated often. Reid could have declared a bush defeat and left the amnesty bill in its grave, but he brought it back, anyway. This, along with many other facts, is apparently too complex for the lefties to decipher. Typical.

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