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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Will The First Congressional Showdown Be Over DREAM Act?

Harry Reid may just do what Democratic leaders have done to their party for the last two years and set them right up in a head to head match up against the American people.

We all saw what that did to Democrats in the House as voters handed control over to the GOP with the biggest Democratic losses in decades. Republicans also picked up 6 additional seats in the senate.

In 2012, there will be approximately 33 Senate seats in play, 23 of which are seats held by Democrats who have got to be leery of being put in a position to which voters are against legislation and Harry Reid will ask them to vote for it anyway.

Enter Harry Reid's previously stated intention to introduce the DREAM Act again in the Senate, hoping that outgoing Senators will no longer vote against it for political reasons but putting those up for reelection in 2012 in the very same position that Pelosi put her House members and we all saw where that got them.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who was re-elected last week with strong support from Hispanic voters, will make one last push in the final days of the 111th Congress to pass legislation allowing illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to earn legal status if they attend college or serve in the U.S. military.
What the article didn't mention is that to be eligible for the DREAM Act, illegal immigrants must be between the ages of 12 and 35 at the time the bill is enacted.

Polls, such as the Quinnipiac University poll, Sept. 2010, shows the majority of Americans believe immigration reform should focus on stricter enforcement over amnesty.

The poll, released today, asked 1,905 registered voters if immigration reform should focus on "stricter enforcement of laws against illegal immigration" or "integrating illegal immigrants into American society" and 68% of respondents favored enforcement. Only 24% favored the amnesty option. In a breakdown of party affiliation, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents all favored enforcement over amnesty.

That September poll confirms an earlier CNN poll which found the majority of Americans, 66 percent, said the "U.S. should not make it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens, with 33 percent disagreeing."

Voters showed in the 2010 elections that they have a good memory and do not appreciate any party shoving any legislation down voter's throats when voters have made their opposition clear.

Will Harry Reid throw Senate Democrats right off the cliff in 2012 to join those outgoing Democratic House members that Pelosi threw off the cliff in 2010?

As was pointed out in an earlier post, Democrats are the gift that keeps on giving... to Republicans.

Will Harry Reid provide the first of the gifts to the GOP in time for Christmas?

It looks like the answer is a big yes.

Video below- It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

PS- Before I start getting little love emails about how it isn't the children's fault... it isn't. It is their parents fault who made a conscious choice to bring their children here illegally knowing full well that certain politicians would attempt to give those children amnesty.

Liberals need to stop trying to blame Republicans for not wanting to give amnesty to illegal aliens and start putting the blame where it belongs.

On the illegal aliens who put their children in such a horrible position to begin with.