Immigration smackdown: Bingaman vs. McCain (Update: Bingaman amendment passes)
posted at 12:08 pm on May 25, 2006 by Allahpundit
Michelle calls it “the most important debate of the year.” I haven’t watched it myself yet, but apparently Bingaman wants to cap the number of “guest workers” at a mere 650,000 — and McCain flips out, because who are we to impose caps on anyone? It’s positively un-American, he says — which, strictly speaking, in light of the last twenty years of Congressional legislation on this subject, is technically true.
Click the image to download.
Update: Meanwhile in Arizona, a state version of the McConnell amendment requiring photo ID to vote in elections is under siege. Naturally.
Update: Despite McCain’s best efforts, Bingaman pushed the cap through. Final tally: 51-47. Twenty-two Republicans voted no — but nineteen Democrats and independents, thankfully, voted yes. They are:
Update: McCain hits rock bottom.