Video: Amnesty bill will pass by July 4th, predicts Kyl

posted at 12:41 pm on June 11, 2007 by Allahpundit

They’re intent on killing this party, no matter how hard they have to work to do it. Here’s Chertoff’s partner in amnesty, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, and the newest Republican black sheep from Arizona, Sen. Jon Kyl, telling Wolf Blitzer yesterday that their patience with the anti-amnesty wing is limited, so they’d best get those amendments out on the table so they can be properly voted down and this sucker can get passed. NRO, incidentally, offered Kyl an olive branch last Thursday. You’ll find his answer below.

Incidentally, the president you elected will meet with Senate Republicans tomorrow to try to stir up a little amnesty fever in the ranks. Gushes open borders shill (and RNC Chair) Mel Martinez, “The fact that he’s coming to the Hill is kind of dramatic and shows his dedication to this issue.” Said Bush to reporters earlier today, “I’ll see you at the bill signing.”

Exit question: If, as McCain has suggested, the Republican leadership is afraid to oppose amnesty lest it be demagogued as anti-Hispanic and lose Latino votes, hasn’t that ship already sailed insofar as the Republican base is clearly and adamantly opposed to amnesty, no matter what its elected representatives do, and everyone knows it?


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I am tired of the elected Republicans using the loss of the supposed Hispanic vote in their arguments. Hey remember me, I am the guy who actually voted to put you in office. If you want to trade my vote for a phantom Hispanic vote then so be it. I think you will find out the legal immigrants who fought so hard to get you and followed the rules will be more inclined to vote for you. In CA and AZ where the illegals are already voting what the heck do you have to lose, they are going to vote for your Democrat opponent anyway.

LakeRuins on June 11, 2007 at 12:46 PM

The Amnesty Bill: Because 29% isn’t low enough!

Slublog on June 11, 2007 at 12:46 PM

The Amnesty Bill: Because 16% Support is a Mandate!

Lehosh on June 11, 2007 at 12:52 PM

The Amnesty Bill: Because 29% isn’t low enough!

Heh.

wccawa on June 11, 2007 at 12:52 PM

Okay.
Despite the fact that they admit he’s the best man for the job, the administration will not appoint Gen. Pace to second term as Joint Chiefs chairman.
Because it’s too big a political fight with congress.
Too “contentious.”
But a fight with a majority of the American people over this abomination of an immigration bill?
No problem.
Remember the good ol’ days when Rove was a genius?

billy on June 11, 2007 at 12:52 PM

Oh they know well enough where the base stands and how it views this bill. They also know well enough where the Fortune500 stand and how they view this bill. Hate to be a anti-capitalist nut but that is the only answer. There is zero chance that this bill will win over hispanics.

Limerick on June 11, 2007 at 12:54 PM

AP, with your legendary Photoshop skills the monster ain’t wearin’ a sombrero yet? You’re slippin’, dude.

bdfaith on June 11, 2007 at 12:55 PM

The Amnesty Bill: Because 29% isn’t low enough!

Slublog on June 11, 2007 at 12:46 PM

I bet you this Amnesty pimping dope scores well below 29% the next time his approval rating is announced.

Zetterson on June 11, 2007 at 12:55 PM

Kyle and Bush are a total sellout to the people who elected him. And their phony crap about hardworking illegals is getting tiresome. Maybe Bush can take his finger out of his ears long enough to learn that Mexicans immigrants have 3 times the highschool drop out rate as the nation average, have the highest rate of children out of wedlock, have a felony crime rate that is 6 or 7 times that of white/oriental/Pacific Islanders/native Americans, and presently comprise 28% of our Federal inmates. They are a disaster. Statistics are not racist, Bush.

pat on June 11, 2007 at 12:55 PM

Just go on thinking it’s about Hispanic votes and that there’s no such thing as a desire for an NAU.

Sleeeeeeeeeeeeep …

Gregor on June 11, 2007 at 12:57 PM

“Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, and the newest Republican black sheep from Arizona, Sen. Jon Kyl, telling Wolf Blitzer yesterday that their patience with the anti-amnesty wing is limited”

Their patience is limited???? Is that some kind of a joke? The great majority of people in this country … Republican, Democrat and Independent want our borders secured and the illegal invasion under control NOW, and this is the response we get? These asses need to be thrown forcibly from the steps of the Capitol onto their pompous rear ends … NOW!

Just what avenues are these jerks leaving the people? They disregard the obvious will of the people and fully intend to do what they want, not what we want … what recourse do we have left?

darwin on June 11, 2007 at 12:57 PM

This completely outrages me that these liberal Republicans will not give up.

We should not even discuss a guest worker program until there is a fence across the entire southern border. Let’s be sure to remember these Republicans who want amnesty without enforcement (fence) and not vote for them in their next primaries.

President Bush: Good, please go to the Hill and taint every Republican you meet with. This will be sure to doom the Amnesty Resurrection.

januarius on June 11, 2007 at 12:58 PM

Now I’m calling for Bush to be impeached …

darwin on June 11, 2007 at 12:59 PM

FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!

FINAL PUSH!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

So here we are, less than a week from what is likely to be the most important rally of our lifetime and yet … we’re still getting emails from citizens who have absolutely no information on the March for America . There are millions of citizens out there who don’t even know the event is taking place!

This responsibility rests with each one of us! PLEASE!! Send this info to every person on your email list. Print out the fliers and pass them out to everyone you see. This rally absolutely MUST be a success, and at this point, we need every single person to act as a marketing agent.

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Gregor on June 11, 2007 at 1:03 PM

I’ve said it elsewhere, but I think most serving republicans (including Bush and his cabinet), are liberals at heart, and pander to conservatives at election time. I think they are tiring of fighting for values they don’t believe in, and are now pandering to democrat voters.

bmac on June 11, 2007 at 1:05 PM

If, as McCain has suggested, the Republican leadership is afraid to oppose amnesty lest it be demagogued as anti-Hispanic and lose Latino votes

Who cares? Lose the damn hispanic vote and let them call Republicans anything they want. If the Republicans did what most in this country wanted them to everyone else will vote for them and they’d have no problem winning in ’08. As it stands now there’s no difference between the two parties … both have turned out to be spineless panderers.

darwin on June 11, 2007 at 1:05 PM

Happy Birthday America!

Valiant on June 11, 2007 at 1:06 PM

Aw, Dammit! Just give it up!

Bad Candy on June 11, 2007 at 1:15 PM

Why won’t they just let this damn bill die the death it deserves?

Bad Candy on June 11, 2007 at 1:16 PM

Time to crank up those emails, faxes, and phone calls to our senators and representatives again … no rest on this one, people. Keep the heat on until they enforce the borders first.

thirteen28 on June 11, 2007 at 1:19 PM

So the Republican leadership that I voted into office is catering to would-be Latino voters with this horrific bill, 95% of whom are sure to trend liberal, while they crap all over the wishes of those who put them into office?

This is a truly disgusting display. What an abandonment. We have been BETRAYED by these people. I’m down with Bush already and I’m done with the party if this passes.

World B. Free on June 11, 2007 at 1:19 PM

I am tired of the elected Republicans using the loss of the supposed Hispanic vote in their arguments. Hey remember me, I am the guy who actually voted to put you in office. If you want to trade my vote for a phantom Hispanic vote then so be it. I think you will find out the legal immigrants who fought so hard to get you and followed the rules will be more inclined to vote for you. In CA and AZ where the illegals are already voting what the heck do you have to lose, they are going to vote for your Democrat opponent anyway.

LakeRuins on June 11, 2007 at 12:46 PM

Accurate in every respect. Why trade the votes of the people who actually voted for you, in hopes of getting maybe 10% of the votes of the immigrants? Bush and Rove are taking us back to 1964. The 2008 defeat will be wide and deep. Oh well, maybe the party was ready for a cleasing.

Labamigo on June 11, 2007 at 1:24 PM

World B. Free on June 11, 2007 at 1:19 PM

I don’t think they believe it, World B.

As pissed as the base is, they still believe we’ll pull the “R” lever come election day. Guess they missed the election last fall.

BacaDog on June 11, 2007 at 1:25 PM

Que basura! Por Kyl y su compadres, nada.

MCPO Airdale on June 11, 2007 at 1:34 PM

The reason we are in this mess is because the federal government has not enforced the laws. So Congress wants to fix the problem with more laws. But of course this time they intend to give the country away. Capital Hill is actually a pit of hissing snakes.

Maxx on June 11, 2007 at 1:53 PM

We need to be very clear about this. The term “comprehensive” is the scam. We are led to believe that this term means taking steps to enforce our borders while at the same time allowing our current “undocumented workers” to “step out of the shadows.” Our President, alongside Kennedy, McCain, Chertoff, Graham, Chavez etc all claim that in order to solve our broken immigration system we need to pass everything in one single bill. Why is this? This is because they are only really interested in the amnesty end of this bill and could care less about the virtuously non existent law enforcement aspect. They know they could pass the law enforcement aspect seperately with ease and with nearly unanimous praise. But they also know that the Amnesty part would never have a chance of passing by itself. They need to sneak it past the American people. They need to link their beloved Amnesty with a “virtual fence” and with the claim of border enforcement in order to get what they want. We have to demand that our national security and illegal immigration problems are far too important to be dealt with “comprehensively.” We have to demand that the two aspects of this bill get split up into two seperate bills, one being law and border enforcement and the second being the Amnesty. Unless we get two seperate bills our laws and borders will never ever be enforced and our illegal immigration problems will get worse. They’ll get worse fast.

Zetterson on June 11, 2007 at 1:55 PM

After this weekend, I’m more inclined to let in the entire nation of Albania than one more person from Mexico. Unfortunately, the latter is what will happen…in spades.

alflauren on June 11, 2007 at 2:01 PM

And never forget my child how the old bad history was replaced with our wonderful new history written by our beautiful Bronze ancestors. Thy came in hordes from the south and were glorious in victory over the old bad America. Rejoice; rejoice our savior Hugo El Presidente Boosh who wrought our deliverance into our new Bronze Nation. Never again will the Euros enslave us and write our history.
Long live the memory of

Hugo

Jorge and our Bronze Heroes!

Speakup on June 11, 2007 at 2:07 PM

And never forget my child how the old bad history was replaced with our wonderful new history written by our beautiful Bronze ancestors. Thy came in hordes from the south and were glorious in victory over the old bad America. Rejoice; rejoice our savior Hugo El Presidente Boosh who wrought our deliverance into our new Bronze Nation. Never again will the Euros enslave us and write our history.

Long live the memory of Hugo Jorge and our Bronze Heroes!

Speakup on June 11, 2007 at 2:09 PM

BacaDog on June 11, 2007 at 1:25 PM

You’re right. I’m tired of the party line that we need to vote R to save the country from _____. They’re expending more energy defending their illegal immigration amnesty than they ever did defending their Iraq policy. They throw Scooter Libby to the wolves while Dick Armitage and Sandy Berger get off basically scot-free? Screw it. The Republican Party has no loyalty; therefore they don’t get mine. Unless there is a candidate I can really get excited about and be proud to vote for, I’m not voting at all.

Laura on June 11, 2007 at 2:12 PM

After this weekend, I’m more inclined to let in the entire nation of Albania than one more person from Mexico. Unfortunately, the latter is what will happen…in spades.

alflauren on June 11, 2007 at 2:01 PM

Not by much. The influx won’t be limited to Mexican Nationals. The flow of illegals will drastically increase from Islamic nations as well.

What a bright future!

Gregor on June 11, 2007 at 2:14 PM

Good summary, Zetterson.Gotta make noise, people.
A couple of additional things tick me off, in addition to the obvious myriad of problems. So the Hispanic vote is the most important thing in politics? They’re %15 of the population, an even smaller percentage of registered voters. But screw everyone else, right?
Maybe it’s about the rush to rig the ’08 elections with all those wonderful illegals.
Another is the constant praise of illegals as if they are the godlike saviors of America. I’ve heard this so often, and in more and more brazen and insulting terms, that I’m starting to get the idea that it’s more of reference to American citizens- as in we’re shiftless, lazy , no good bums.
And I’m really tired of it.

tomk59 on June 11, 2007 at 2:24 PM

Isn’t America supposed to be the World’s shining light? Isn’t our mantra to spread democracy world wide? I hope the world is watching democracy in action “American style” or should I say “Kennedy-Bush style” where money talks and democracy walks…

repvoter on June 11, 2007 at 2:28 PM

Laura on June 11, 2007 at 2:12 PM

A hearty ‘amen’ to that.

PRCalDude on June 11, 2007 at 2:29 PM

The Republican Party has no loyalty; therefore they don’t get mine. Unless there is a candidate I can really get excited about and be proud to vote for, I’m not voting at all.

Laura on June 11, 2007 at 2:12 PM

I don’t think they understand the profound anger that is out there. The base is pissed. The polls show it.

It’s as if they’re hell bent on destroying the party. I just can’t imagine what they think is in it for them under a Liberal Congress with a massive majority.

Heh. They finally let principle get in the way of politics. I just never imagined it would be wrapped in paper and used to slap me across the face.

BacaDog on June 11, 2007 at 2:31 PM

More good, breaking news. Three National Guardsmen have been arrested as coyotes, running illegals into the country. One was caught driving a truck with 24 illegals in the back.Great, huh?
Gotta go for now, ya’ll stay good ‘n’ pissed.

tomk59 on June 11, 2007 at 2:33 PM

I just never imagined it would be wrapped in paper and used to slap me across the face.

Can’t resist linking this.
:-)

Laura on June 11, 2007 at 2:39 PM

Despite the fact that they admit he’s the best man for the job, the administration will not appoint Gen. Pace….

and of course John Bolton. Instead we get the likes of Mel Martinez and Julie Meyers, Whooopeeee!

reaganaut on June 11, 2007 at 2:45 PM

Laura on June 11, 2007 at 2:39 PM

LOL. Now that’s what I’m talking about. I can’t figure out who’s swinging the fish though. Is it McCain, Bush, Kyl or my dear Senator Warner?

Doesn’t matter. It still smarts.

BacaDog on June 11, 2007 at 2:45 PM

If they can get their numbers down to under 20%, Ron Paul will run as a Libertarian in order to get better real numbers.

Kristopher on June 11, 2007 at 2:59 PM

Oh, this is beautiful – Al Gore, back in 1992, slamming Bush I for letting terror-sponsoring, nuclear seeking Iraq get away with all kinds of things. He cites “plentiful evidence”!!! I think I’ll go link it to a bunch of threads at DU, Kos, and Huffpo to see if anyone’s head explodes.

Laura on June 11, 2007 at 3:27 PM

You guys have to understand! 12 million undocumented Americans is a lot of votes!

Ropera on June 11, 2007 at 3:29 PM

If they can get their numbers down to under 20%, Ron Paul will run as a Libertarian in order to get better real numbers.

Kristopher on June 11, 2007 at 2:59 PM

Yeah, he’ll be able to double his real numbers from 1% to 2% support. Maybe even triple to 3%.

Hollowpoint on June 11, 2007 at 3:30 PM

I don’t think they understand the profound anger that is out there. The base is pissed. The polls show it.
BacaDog on June 11, 2007 at 2:31 PM

Oh, I think they do understand- they just don’t care. They know that incumbents usually get re-elected no matter what, and expect support no matter matter how badly they screw their base. Too often they’ve been right.

Hollowpoint on June 11, 2007 at 3:32 PM

You guys have to understand! 12 million undocumented Americans is a lot of votes!

Ropera on June 11, 2007 at 3:29 PM

And how many votes is 90% of the Republican base?

Gregor on June 11, 2007 at 3:33 PM

Hollowpoint on June 11, 2007 at 3:30 PM

What, you haven’t seen how well he’s doing on the intarweb? He’s a rising star, baby! [wink, wink, nudge, nudge]

Laura on June 11, 2007 at 3:42 PM

“I’ll see you at the bill signing.”

What an arrogant $@%$^#$@$#$@! I’m so mad I can’t even talk.

I’ll see those who can make it to D.C. for the rally on Thursday, we have to do something. And keep writing your congresspeople!

hollygolightly on June 11, 2007 at 3:56 PM

I’ll see those who can make it to D.C. for the rally on Thursday, we have to do something. And keep writing your congresspeople!

hollygolightly on June 11, 2007 at 3:56 PM

Thank you Holly!

Again, for those who want to do more than just whine …

Below is a list of several informational links regarding the March for America . Please follow these links to find any info you may need, and PLEASE pass this email on to every person you know!!!

March for America homepage

Individual State event information

California/Sacramento event info

Fliers/Brochures/supplies

Gregor on June 11, 2007 at 4:06 PM

Booosh using his political capital?

Wade on June 11, 2007 at 4:08 PM

This completely outrages me that these liberal Republicans will not give up.

This is standard lefty tactics. Keep voting on what they want until it passes, then never have another vote again.

Iblis on June 11, 2007 at 4:25 PM

This is standard lefty tactics. Keep voting on what they want until it passes, then never have another vote againshamelessly pander the “victory” even though they have no intention of ever enforcing the law.

Iblis on June 11, 2007 at 4:25 PM

There. Fixed it.

BacaDog on June 11, 2007 at 4:28 PM

What, you haven’t seen how well he’s doing on the intarweb? He’s a rising star, baby! [wink, wink, nudge, nudge]

Laura on June 11, 2007 at 3:42 PM

Yeah, but given the way that Ron Paul supporters vote on Internet polls, I’m not sure if he can double his support from the 2637% his truther spambots have already given him.

Hollowpoint on June 11, 2007 at 4:30 PM

his truther spambots

I guess an internet poll is as good as a ballot vote to a blind (moon)bat.

Laura on June 11, 2007 at 4:52 PM

I would like to ask Bush and those who voted in Congress why they believe it’s in this nation’s best interest to give citizenship to those who are child molesters, rapists, murders, gang members, and anyone coming from a terrorist friendly country a free pass?

Do they all believe that these sorts of people vote too?

moonsbreath on June 11, 2007 at 4:53 PM

Standby for more pretend enforcement promises as trade offs for massive reward programs.

George is going to drive a steamroller to his meeting on the hill and the only way to stop it is to call, call, call every Senator.

Toll Free Congressional Switchboard Number

800-862-5530
877-851-6437
866-220-0044

Speakup on June 11, 2007 at 5:17 PM

Spanish hotline: 1-800-882-2005

Speakup on June 11, 2007 at 5:20 PM

Gregor on June 11, 2007 at 4:06 PM

No, thank you! You’ve actually given us somthing to do besides endlessly contacting Senators and Congresspeople, thanks for all your hard work.

Now, any suggestions on what our signs should say? Anyone?

hollygolightly on June 11, 2007 at 5:52 PM

Not much to be done when the President and Congress are willing to lie to you and damn the consequences. We can vote most of the Republicans out of office in 18 months, but that only leaves the loony left in charge, and they couldn’t give a damn about the borders or national security.

We.Are.Screwed.

Jaibones on June 11, 2007 at 6:37 PM

A caller on Rush’s show mentioned this, and I have wondered it as well. Why do deport Chinese and Haitian illegal immigrants, but not Mexican/Central American ones? And don’t even get me started on the Cubans!

You just have to ask what someone has on Bush to make him fight for this POS bill. I think he’s sippin’ the brew again. It’s the only logical explanation.

SouthernGent on June 11, 2007 at 6:41 PM

Why do deport Chinese and Haitian illegal immigrants, but not Mexican/Central American ones?

Because the Chinese and Haitians are not part of the SPP tri-lateral agreement.

You just have to ask what someone has on Bush to make him fight for this POS bill. I think he’s sippin’ the brew again. It’s the only logical explanation.

SouthernGent on June 11, 2007 at 6:41 PM

Unless of course you believe he’s working toward an NAU (type) agenda. But then again, if you believe the only logical explanation … some will mock you as a nutjob.

Gregor on June 11, 2007 at 6:57 PM

Kyl is a lying SOB.

I swear I will help bury his career here in Arizona.

Tim Burton on June 11, 2007 at 6:59 PM

Unless of course you believe he’s working toward an NAU (type) agenda. But then again, if you believe the only logical explanation … some will mock you as a nutjob.

Gregor on June 11, 2007 at 6:57 PM

I do happen to believe the NAU, and, yes, I’ve been called a nutjob among other things.

SouthernGent on June 11, 2007 at 7:07 PM

Gregor on June 11, 2007 at 1:03 PM

Love to participate …, but until the organizers drop the “leave your firearm at home” position, I won’t be walking around and about in downtown Phoenix.

AZ_Redneck on June 12, 2007 at 12:01 AM