The Senate drove a stake yesterday through President Bush’s plan to legalize millions of unlawful aliens, likely postponing major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections.
After the stinging political setback, Bush sounded resigned to defeat.
“Legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the American people, and Congress’ failure to act on it is a disappointment,” he said in Newport, R.I. “A lot of us worked hard to see if we couldn’t find common ground. It didn’t work.”
Dear Mr President. Guess what? The MAJORITY of the American people don’t want amnesty for the law breaker aliens. We are all for LEGAL immigration and welcome the law abiding imigrants with open arms. Condoning the non-law abiders citizenship is unacceptable. Get over it.
The bill’s Senate supporters fell 14 votes short of the 60 needed to limit debate and clear the way for final passage of the legislation, which critics assailed as offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. The vote was 46 to 53 in favor of limiting the debate.
Some senators in both parties said the issue is so volatile that Congress is unlikely to revisit it this fall or next year, when the presidential election will dominate politics. The vote was a defeat for a bipartisan group of lawmakers who advocated the bill as an imperfect but necessary fix of current immigration practices in which many illegal immigrants use forged documents to live in the United States.
Not only was it “imperfect”, it was retarded and was pushed through on the hopes that the bill would pass through before anyone knew what it was all about…behind closed doors and in “secret”. That right there doomed it from the get-go. We caught it and defeated it.
It was a victory for Republican conservatives who strongly criticized pathways to lawful status for many of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants.
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 were 37 Republicans, 15 Democrats and an independent. All Democratic presidential candidates in the Senate, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, voted for the bill.
Imagine that. The Leftinistra leadership sided with GWB to develop a new voter base. Here’s your sign! Anything the Leftinistra want is a bad thing for America. Get over it. This won’t be the last time the Silent Majority will trounce such ignorant attempts of selling our country to the highest bidder.