It is not only the Senate GOP that is refusing to cooperate with Harry Reid in the Senate though, centrist Democrats and Democrats who are up for reelection are not exactly thrilled with jumping off the cliff as Reid would like them to.
The Hill Reports "Short goodnight expected for the DREAM Act during lame duck."
Even as Democrats in both chambers prepare to consider the measure this week, Republicans and centrist Democrats are already lining up to shoot it down.
The climb is particularly steep in the Senate, where Republicans will filibuster the hot-button bill, and even former sponsors now stand in opposition.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, for instance, was the lead sponsor of the original DREAM Act when it emerged nine years ago. But already facing pressure from conservatives surrounding his 2012 reelection bid, the six-term Utah Republican is "sprinting to the right" away from the proposal, according to Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, an advocacy group lobbying for the bill.
"He's not on any of our 'get' lists," Sharry said.
Hatch spokeswoman Antonia Ferrier declined to comment Friday on whether Hatch supports the underlying policy. She said Hatch's opposition — at least in the near term — stems from the recent vow among Senate Republicans to deny everything that hits the floor before the Bush tax cuts and government funding issues are settled.
"Everything's a 'no' until the tax issue is resolved," Ferrier said.
Harry Reid already knows all of this as the GOP penned a letter and sent it to him making it very clear that until the Tax issue is dealt with, the issue ranking the very top of the list for Americans, the GOP will filibuster and stop anything else from the Democratic last minute to-do list.
For that reason, we write to inform you that we will not agree to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to any legislative item until the Senate has acted to fund the government and we have prevented the tax increase that is currently awaiting all American taxpayers. With little time left in this Congressional session, legislative scheduling should be focused on these critical priorities. While there are other items that might ultimately be worthy of the Senate's attention, we cannot agree to prioritize any matters above the critical issues of funding the government and preventing a job-killing tax hike.
To top matters off, we now see that Reid is also going to try to pass one last Omnibus bill, by shoveling 100+ other bills into one large bill to try to get his socialist, far left liberal agenda through at the last minute before the 5 addition GOP Senators are seated in January and the Republicans take control of the House.
Democratic efforts to push through more than 100 public lands and water bills in the lame duck session are reaching a fever pitch, with the recognition this is the last chance many of them have to become law.
Voters got sick of Reid/Pelosi/Obama doing that over the last two years and the Democrats are still trying to play the same game as they did before the elections, showing that they didn't learn a thing from the "shellacking" (Obama's word) that they took on November 2, 2010.
Americans and legal residents who have been battling against Democrats trying to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants have been pounding the phones letting their elected Representatives and Senators know it would be political suicide to jam through the DREAM Act during the lame duck session of Congress (after elections before the newly elected members are seated) and to that end, below is a long list of numbers to call and contact forms to fill out.
Democrats up for reelection and Republicans that need reminding of just who elected them.
From a previous post:
Daniel Akaka, Hawaii:
141 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: akaka.senate.gov/email-senator-akaka.cfm
Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico.
703 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: bingaman.senate.gov/contact/
Sherrod Brown, Ohio.
713 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: brown.senate.gov/contact/
Joe Manchin, West Virginia.
1 RUSSELL COURTYARD WASHINGTON DC 20510
Maria Cantwell, Washington
511 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: cantwell.senate.gov/contact/
Benjamin Cardin, Maryland
509 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: cardin.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm
Thomas Carper, Delaware.
513 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: carper.senate.gov/contact/
Robert Casey, Jr., Pennsylvania
393 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: casey.senate.gov/contact/
Kent Conrad, North Dakota
530 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: conrad.senate.gov/contact/webform.cfm
Diane Feinstein, California
331 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactUs.EmailMe
Kirsten Gillibrand, New York.
478 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/
Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota.
302 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm
Herb Kohl, Wisconsin.
330 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: kohl.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Claire McCaskill, Missouri
717 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: mccaskill.senate.gov/?p=contact
Robert Menendez, New Jersey.
528 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: menendez.senate.gov/contact/
Ben Nelson, Nebraska.
716 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: billnelson.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm
Bill Nelson, Florida.
720 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: bennelson.senate.gov/contact-me.cfm
Debbie Stabenow, Michigan.
133 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: stabenow.senate.gov/email.cfm
Jon Tester, Montana.
724 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: tester.senate.gov/Contact/index.cfm
Jim Webb, Virginia.
248 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: webb.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island
502 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: whitehouse.senate.gov/contact/
Barack Obama is also up for reelection in 2012 and if he allows Senate and House Democrats to slam the DREAM Act through during the lame duck session, well perhaps letting him know we are watching and will remember in 2012 is in order as well.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Web Form: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
Further, names of Republicans were provided by Michelle Malkin and she asked these names be passed around as well.
Sen. Murkowski of Alaska 202-224-6665
Sen. Lugar of Indiana 202-224-4814
Sen. Brownback of Kansas 202-224-6521
Sen. Voinovich of Ohio 202-224-3353
Sen. LeMeiux of Florida 202-224-3041
Sen. Collins of Maine 202-224-2523
Sen. Snowe of Maine 202-224-5344
Sen. Brown of Massachusetts 202-224-4543
Sen. Johanns of Nebraska 202-224-4224
Sen. Gregg of New Hampshire 202-224-3324
Sen. Hutchison of Texas 202-224-5922
Sen. McCain of Arizona 202-224-2235
They can claim they are aware, they learned their lessons, they understood the message.. they can claim anything they want, but actions are louder and more telling than words and promises.
They should act accordingly and vote against DREAM Act during the lame duck session.
Time to start dialing folks to prevent this last hard push from far left liberals to provide amnesty to illegals.